Titillating sex affairs and I have not doubt there was Republican money behind Paula Jones' lawsuit against Clinton in 1994 and probably Democratic money behind Stormy Daniels law suits. And Trump's prosecution in NYC for paying hush money to Daniels by Dem DA Alvin Bragg looks very political. It's why people ignore the political and media hype surrounding these sex scandals. Consensual sex by adults or affairs by married couples who happen to be politicians, the media is all over them and their political opponents become holier than thou.YankeeTarheel wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:25 amSorry, not the same thing. Clinton wasn't running for reelection when Paula Jones sued him for harassment. What happened? He was Governor, asked her for sex, she said no, he said OK, and it had ZERO impact on her career--and he offered a fair settlement (when she rejected it, her lawyers quit). Then Monica Lewinsky was involved in a totally consensual affair with no promises, which is why when Clinton denied it under oath, it didn't meet the standard for perjury because it wasn't material--Jones was about harassment, not consent. It wasn't even relevant to the Jones case but Ken Starr had zilch on WhiteWater and was desperate to get SOMETHING on Clinton.highdesert wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 8:53 am
Yup, the tribes are very strong. Titillating sex affairs that Republicans bashed Clinton for, while Democrats supported him; Democrats bashed Trump, while Republicans supported him. If Don, Jr or any of the other Trumps are taking illegal drugs, they're not admitting to it in an autobio. There are no "angel tribes" or "devil tribes", it's situational ethics that depends on which party they support.
OTOH, When it came to Stormy Daniels, she was clearly whoring herself because TOS promised he'd get her on his TV show, and, of course, being TOS, he stiffed her (no pun intended)--she wasn't paid! But then he ILLEGALLY paid her to shut up during an election for which his lawyer, Michael Cohen, went to prison. And, of course, he LOST his rape/sexual assault suit that E.Jean Carroll filed-- "Not my type" yet confused her with Marla Maples, his second wife. Tall, Cool, Blonde: Not his "type"? All 3 of his wives are that.
And there's one other factor: Bill Clinton hasn't been President of the USA since Jan 2001--22 1/2 years. Trump is a current candidate.
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