...at least get the facts straight. Bill Clinton did pay off at least one of his accusers (Paula Jones).
The bandwagon fallacy is committed by arguments that appeal to the growing popularity of an idea as a reason for accepting it as true. They take the mere fact that an idea suddenly attracting adherents as a reason for us to join in with the trend and become adherents of the idea ourselves.
Yet let us not forget the sex crimes of which the younger, stronger Bill Clinton was very credibly accused in the 1990s. Juanita Broaddrick reported that when she was a volunteer on one of his gubernatorial campaigns, she had arranged to meet him in a hotel coffee shop. At the last minute, he had changed the location to her room in the hotel, where she says he very violently raped her. She said that she fought against Clinton throughout a rape that left her bloodied. At a different Arkansas hotel, he caught sight of a minor state employee named Paula Jones, and, Jones said, he sent a couple of state troopers to invite her to his suite, where he exposed his penis to her and told her to kiss it. Kathleen Willey said that she met him in the Oval Office for personal and professional advice and that he groped her, rubbed his erect penis on her, and pushed her hand to his crotch.
Or are you saying that Bill Clinton is special?
I don't side with Max that often, but I do in this instance.
If Trump needs to resign, it doesn't necessarily follow that Bill Clinton should have resigned for doing the same things.
The thing is, they are from different political eras, even though they are the same age.
However, if he raped someone, he should have resigned.
I never did find the rape allegations too credible given the political atmosphere at the time when Ken Star was going after everything he possibly could to bring the Clintons down.
At the end of the day, the only things which were provable was he mislead in the Paula Jones case and in his testimony under oath.
He got impeached, he lost his license to practice law, he paid in settlements to end the case and his name will forever more be associated with all that crap despite of any good he did as President. He apologized to the nation for misleading on his affair with Monica Lewinsky. So when people say he got away with it, they were entirely wrong. Did all of that rise to level of impeachment and removal from office, no it did not.
I realize it is thought politically incorrect to say now in this period of time, but I never did find the rape allegations too credible given the political atmosphere at the time when Ken Star was going after everything he possibly could to bring the Clintons down.
but I never did find the rape allegations too credible given the political atmosphere at the time when Ken Star was going after everything he possibly could to bring the Clintons down
If the responsibility rests on the victims...
Would you make a comment like that about Judge Moore or Roger Ailes?
My biggest problem with this line of reasoning, is that it allows anyone across the politica spectrum almost impunity in regards to sexual offenses, with the defense being: "the other side gets away with it too!"
Clinton paid settlements—like Weinstein—and threatened his powerless victims.
Try suing a powerful person.