Hillary Clinton explains why she didn’t fire aide accused of sexual harassment

In a nutshell: Learn from the past, support women, give second chances, blah, blah, blah.

But Hillary didn’t support any woman who accused her husband. In fact, she threatened the women, called them names and defamed them.

Such a vile and repugnant woman.

From NY Post: Hillary Clinton has finally offered an explanation as to why she didn’t fire a top campaign aide over allegations that he sexually harassed a female staffer.

Speaking in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday night ― which she posted just minutes before President Trump’s State of the Union address Clinton claimed that she kept Burns Strider on her team in 2008 because she “didn’t think firing him was the best solution to the problem.”

“He needed to be punished, change his behavior, and understand why his actions were wrong,” she wrote. “The young woman needed to be able to thrive and feel safe. I thought both could happen without him losing his job. I believed the punishment was severe and the message to him unambiguous.”

Furthermore, Clinton said that she believes “in second chances” ― and wants to “continue to believe in them” ― despite what others think.

“I’ve been given second chances and I have given them to others,” she explained. “But sometimes they’re squandered. In this case, while there were no further complaints against him for the duration of the campaign, several years after working for me he was terminated from another job for inappropriate behavior. That reoccurrence troubles me greatly, and it alone makes clear that the lesson I hoped he had learned while working for me went unheeded. Would he have done better ― been better ― if I had fired him? Would he have gotten that next job? There is no way I can go back 10 years and know the answers. But you can bet I’m asking myself these questions right now.”

Clinton said she waited to respond to the reports about the Strider situation because she wanted to find the best way to deal with them.

“You may question why it’s taken me time to speak on this at length,” she said. “The answer is simple: I’ve been grappling with this and thinking about how best to share my thoughts. I hope that my doing so will push others to keep having this conversation ― to ask and try to answer the hard questions, not just in the abstract but in the real-life contexts of our roles as men, women, bosses, employees, advocates, and public officials.”

Clinton went on to say that it was “reassuring” to hear that the female staffer in question “felt supported back then ― and that all these years later, those feelings haven’t changed.”

She refused to apologize for keeping Strider on, but did say that if she had to do it again, she “wouldn’t.”

“Over the past year, a seismic shift has occurred in the way we approach and respond to sexual harassment, both as a society and as individuals,” Clinton said. “This shift was long overdue. It occurred thanks to women across industries who stood up and spoke out, from Hollywood to sports to farm workers ― to the very woman who worked for me.”

She added, “We can’t go back, but we can certainly look back, informed by the present. We can acknowledge that even those of us who have spent much of our life thinking about gender issues and who have firsthand experiences of navigating a male-dominated industry or career may not always get it right…I hope that women will continue to talk and write about their own experiences and that they will continue leading this critical debate, which, done right, will lead to a better, fairer, safer country for us all.”

DCG

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24 responses to “Hillary Clinton explains why she didn’t fire aide accused of sexual harassment

  1. Thank God we didn’t vote her into the White House

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  2. put this octopus woman in jail

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  3. For the love of God, Hillary, find a rock and crawl under it where you belong.

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    • MyBrainHurts . . . . Congratulatins! That is the very best solution to a thorny question. Killary is and will always be a thorn in the side of men and women of good character. She is a liar, a thief, a murderess; she certainly does qualify for needing to “find a rock and crawl under it . . .” I just wish she would stay under that rock . . . somehow every week or so, she just keeps popping back up.

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    • Dr Eowyn . . . . A great big “Thank You” for reminding us just how much of a lying, manipulative, old hag she really is! It is excellent to have a constant reminder of how very slippery she really is, since she just refuses to GO AWAY!!! Younger people who have no knowledge of her real past, they also need to be schooled in the fact that “if she mouth is moving . . . she is probably lying.”

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  4. For some it’s hard to understand people like her. I’m fairly sure its hard for her to understand normal people too, not that she would care to.

    “Truth” is not a concept she understands. “Truth” is whatever you say that gets you what you want. She is completely and absolutely devoted to herself.

    I have no doubt whatsoever that she is insane. She is a living example of what should NEVER be elected or appointed to any position of authority. Only someone irredeemably stupid or insane would support her.

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    • lophatt . . . . I believe that you are correct in your assessment of Killary . . . “She is a living example of what should NEVER be elected or appointed to any position of authority.” She truly is insane, and you can never deal with an insane person and think you will come out a winner.

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  5. Lophatt, what astounds me is that 98% of black women voters voted
    for Hilary in 2016! Hilary is morally, physically, and psychologically
    unfit for office.

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  6. I hate her with a passion! i live for,the day she’s destroyed.

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  7. Even more than seeing her executed,I’d love seeing her in a Prison cell for about 30 years….

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  8. Too little, too late about firing a man that was basically a sexual predator. Everyone has to realize Clinton hates women, they are nothing but tools for her, that she will never stand up for a woman, unless it is to save her own rear.

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    • Glenn47 . . . . One woman to another . . . . there is no doubt, “Clinton hates women, they are nothing but tools for her, that she will never stand up for a woman unless it is to save her own rear.” That is a truth that just cannot be made plainer!

      She did not fire this joker because personally, she felt he did nothing wrong that should require that he be filed. However, in today’s prevailing climate, she would absolutely have fired him . . . her views have not changed, but she will “go with the flow” in any given instance in order to remain on top.

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  9. She has such ENORMOUS self-love that there is no room for anyone else.

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  10. OF COURSE she believes in “second chances” (always at the expense of others…mostly the VICTIMS) b/c that is what she did as First Lady—-in Arkansas and as First Lady of the USA——-second, third, forth…fifth…..etc etc…chances for Bill……..while ignoring, neglecting or demonizing the victim. Old dogs don’t learn any NEW tricks. And, in the words of a (sorry) Callifornian: “Whatever.”

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  11. I will confess: I couldn’t read this post in its entirety for this reason: I am getting CLINTON FATIGUE.

    I think we can all agree that Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the five most EVIL AND VILE women to ever take a breath of life (And I maintain that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth Saxe-Gotha-Coburg is in that group).
    I have also shared my belief that Mrs. Clinton is possessed by the Devil.

    All Right, as my Aunt Pat used to say, What Gives?

    In “Beyond Good And Evil,” Friedrich Nietzsche proclaims, “Evil, be Thou my Good.” I think it’s obvious to us here at FOTM that Nietzsche—who DELIBERATELY infected himself with syphilis—was out of his freaking mind.
    Yes, he had a bit of a twisted childhood, after he lost his father.
    But Really, What Gives???

    The philosophers Aristotle and Plato maintained that we can only choose evil for the sake of the good. Thank God for this, for it’s bad enough to answer for one’s sins. But Nietzsche would like to take it one step further, and choose evil for the sake of evil. This way, the madman reasoned, we could get to “Beyond Good And Evil.”

    NOPE. Ain’t gonna work. Never did, Never will.

    So why is Hillary Clinton the Energizer Rabbit from Hell?

    Again, I maintain the following. Christianity did not teach Mrs. Clinton to reason the way she has, to follow her “primrose path” down into Hell here. Nor did Buddhism, or Zorastrianism, or Hinduism. Mrs. Clinton has masqueraded herself all too well.
    Only one ideology could have gotten Mrs. Clinton to have taken Nietzsche’s bait. And that ideology is Sabbatean-Frankism.

    It’s terrible enough for anyone to have same-gender attraction. As grotesque as it is, it is not the most evil thing in the world. (Fr. Fulton Sheen said that “the DENIAL of sin is the most evil thing in the world.”) Why has Mrs. Clinton lived the way that she has??? I am no psychiatrist or mind-reader, but I would hazard this guess: She is living up to Kierkegaard’s maxim that, at the same time, she is trying to be what she is, Yet, she is trying to avoid what she is. For as much as she may try to be what she is, she cannot consummate that act. Therefore, she will try to refuse to be what she is. But she cannot pull that off, either. As Nietzsche would opine, she is “human, all-too human.”
    And so it goes. If she cannot be what she is, and she cannot refuse to be what she is, then, like Nietzsche, the only option left is to choose evil for the sake of evil, which, Aristotle and Plato correctly tell us, is impossible to us in our nature.

    Eastern religions deny the phenomenological reality of Original Sin. So does Judaism, the religion to which Hillary Rodham was raised. She is not a religious Jew: To her mind, the ideology of EXPEDIENCE is all that matters. (In this regard, she is no different from either Adolf Hitler or Bertrand Russell. Or Jean-Paul Sartre, for that matter). And yet, for all her pining and effort, she cannot consummate the impossible; Yet she cannot deny that struggle, either.

    Plainly put, it is a guilt problem. As Edgar Allen Poe would say “It was a problem all insoluble!” THIS is the song-and-dance of her defense mechanisms that make her do what she does.

    The woman will not be flattered.
    The woman will not be bought.
    The woman will not be humored.
    The woman will not be consoled.

    The woman will continue to seek evil until her terminal breath. She would have us believe she is pursuing evil for the sake of evil—that impossibility that keeps her crown spellbound—although she will not admit to that in open court: She cannot admit that to HERSELF.

    And so, as in Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal,” she will delightfully dance off into the sunset with Death Itself, convinced that the fascination with evil will achieve William Blake’s impossible gamble: “To make a Heaven of Hell.”

    Only Goodness is interesting. Evil is AS BORING AS HELL.
    THAT IS WHAT THIS WOMAN IS.
    Christianity DID NOT and WOULD NEVER produce such an abomination!

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  12. She certainly believed in giving her husband countless “second” chances!

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