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asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 months ago

did Bill Clinton really have Monika Lewinsky give him oral sex in the oval office?

and people still wanted to elect his wife and him back to the Oval Office? really?

maybe it should be renamed "the Oral office"?

Update:

AND THEN HE BOTH LIED ABOUT IT AND THEN ADMITTED IT? OR HOW HE ADMITTED TO WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? WHY?

Update 2:

HOW DID ANYONE EVER FIND OUT ABOUT IT? DID SHE TELL? WHY? WHAT IS SHE DOING NOW? WHERE? WHY?

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    Yes, Clinton had an affair with Monica Lewinsky, which included her giving him oral sex. IIRC their sexual contact never actually happened in the oval office itself, but in a small private office adjoining the oval office (not that that makes much difference).

    Although the affair began in 1995, the public did not learn about it until January of 1998, over a year after Clinton was reelected. The story was first broken by the right wing muckraking web site The Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek reporter Michael Issikoff was working on a story about an affair between Clinton and an intern. Newsweek published the story four days later. Although Clinton denied the affair for a long time, it became a huge scandal.

    But the American people had their chance to weigh in during the 1998 midterms, almost ten months after the scandal first broke. Republicans expected to win big because of the scandal. Instead, they lost five seats in the House and gained zero seats in the Senate. This was a shocking result given that the president's party almost always loses seats in the midterm elections It became clear that the American people didn't share Republicans (largely faux) outrage about the scandal. Americans largely accepted the argument put forward by the Clinton camp, that Clinton's actions were personally immoral but not illegal or professionally unethical. They believed that his efforts to conceal the relationship were motivated by a desire to avoid personal embarrassment after being hounded by partisan Republicans who were seeking any way to stop a president who they had proven unable to defeat at the ballot box. It didn't help that Republicans were mired in their own sex scandals. Newt Gingrich, the Republican Speaker of the House admitted to his own extramarital affair in the middle of the scandal and then his slated replacement resigned because he had been caught having an affair. Some of these affairs were uncovered by pornographer Larry Flynt, who offered cash payouts to people who could prove an affair with a Republican official.

    So it's technically incorrect to say that Americans reelected Clinton after the Lewinsky scandal because they didn't know about it when they elected him. However, Americans refused to punish Democrats for Clintons infidelity in the 98 election and poll after poll showed that Clinton's popularity actually increased during the impeachment hearings. Moreover, while Americans didn't know about the Lewinsky affair in 1994, they did know about other accusations of infidelity. A woman named Gennifer Flowers had alleged that she and Clinton had an affair while he was Governor of Arkansas. A sensational article in a right wing magazine (written by then right wing operative and future Clinton backer David Brock) had contained accusations from former Arkansas State Troopers that Governor Clinton had used them to procure sexual partners for himself. The "troopergate" article, which was published during Clinton's first year in office, contained a reference to a woman identified only as "Paula" who the article says had agreed to a sexual relationship with Clinton. That woman was an Arkansas state employee named Paula Jones. After seeing herself mentioned in the article, and with the financial backing of right wing millionaires looking to take down Clinton, Jones sued the president for sexual harassment. All of these things were known before the 96 election and Americans voted for Clinton anyway. The explanation is generally that Americans believed that Clinton had had affairs and pursued other women (pop culture generally assumed that these women were telling the truth and I certainly believed that a lot of them were truthful and Clinton's denials weren't). But Americans didn't regard his philandering as disqualifying from office. I think there's been a bit of a reassessment of the Jones sexual harassment claims in recent years, but at the time most Americans seemed to have regarded it as a clumsy come on. Clinton did not force himself on Jones and did not retaliate against her professionally for turning him down (in fact she was promoted afterwards) so many people minimized its significance, not taking into account how intimidated this low level worker would have felt being summoned to the Governors hotel room for sex.

    But your other accusation about Hillary Clinton is much more problematic. To start with, even if we take the dimmest view of Bill Clinton's conduct with regard to women it would be perverse to argue that this should be a strike against his wife. Indeed, she was perhaps the principle victim of his infidelity. So the argument that this somehow disqualifies her makes no sense.

    More importantly, however, is that even if we were to say that Bill Clinton's sexual infidelity somehow reflected on his wife, the fact was that in 2016 her opponent was infinitely worse. Trump has talked openly, even bragged, about his supposedly rampant infidelity. Unlike the Clintons, who have been married for over 40 years despite their problems, Trump has been divorced twice and has cheated on all of his wives (although his infidelity against Melania was not known until after the election). Trump has publicly fantasized on multiple occassions about having sex with his eldest daughter and also speculated about the future size of his then infant daughter's breasts. He had admitted in interviews to barging into changing rooms at pageants in order to see the contestants undressed, even saying that he did it with his teen pagaents, which included contestants as young as 14. Another tape contained him praising the appearance of a 10 year old girl and saying "perhaps I'll be dating you in a few years". He had also publicly praised the taste in "women" of his good friend Jeffrey Epstein, then a convicted pedophile who had plead guilty to trafficking underage girls for purposes of prostitution. Then, of course, there's the Access Hollywood tape where Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, a revelation followed up by accusations from IIRC 20 women that he had sexually assaulted or raped them. Whatever you think of Bill Clinton, he was infinitely better than Trump when it came to sex and the treatment of women.

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  • 8 months ago

    And anal. True story!!!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Women give men oral sex all over the world, everywhere and all the time. It's nothing new...

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  • blu
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It was consensual sex by adults. It's not illegal. Bill and Hillary could have had an agreement vastly diminishing if it was even immoral etc. The travesty was the right wing embarrassing America by taking Clinton to task over his wet willie while America was enjoying the most prosperous yrs. in my life.

    Clinton emerged f/ the "scandal that shouldn't have been" w/ his highest approval rating. That's how disappointed America was w/ the right wing wasting our taxpayer money.

    I heard trump say his celebrity is a green light to snatch vulvae and the 2-faced right wing tribalists voted for him.

    As a lib, I consider infidelity the business of the people involved ... not mine. I judge politicians on how they do the job they were elected for.

    I see trumplings hypocritical because the Clinton infidelity outraged them while they are indifferent/apathetic about trumps.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The semen stained dress--belongs in the Smithsonian.

    The thing that history does not easily record is the fact that this scandal gave us a Tom Jones type comic relief from the grimness of the anti-abortion folks on the streets at that time.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yeah. You need a strong leader with values. I believe their marriage is more of a convenience for political show-offness

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The stain on the blue dress wasn't just an urban legend. To be fair to Bill, would you want to do Hillary?

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  • Jeff S
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Who cares? Only people who think Trump grabbing P*ssy isn't sexual assault just locker room talk!

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    That explains why old Hillary is so off her rocker.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes, and his wife and daughter were living in the same home.

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