Politician Affairs & Scandals, JFK -Barack Obama
Pamela. One of JFKs Affairs
Scandals in the White House
Scandals in the political arena can be both shocking and revealing. When celebrities are involved in extramarital affairs they suffer ridicule and shame but the heat usually dies down quickly. For politicians it is a different story. Politicians, although as we well know, have a reputation for being shifty and untrustworthy, are given a major privilege to serve the public. People must must have trust in them to follow up on their promises and get the job done, and when they have nothing but excuses as to why they can't do anything, spend time criticizing the other party, and are photographed too often on the golf course, the public has a right to feel betrayed and resentful. In one of the most extreme cases of feeling let down by a politician is when a politician is caught cheating on his wife and children. We know that there is no way that we can trust him to follow through with what he has promised us when he has broken his vows to his wife and family. The wisdom being that when one cheats on those closest to him it is a lot easier to cheat on those who are far away.
Because we often relate to Senators, Presidents, and Governors as people who represent us, it can be extremely devastating and upsetting to discover a politician we voted for has let us down with a string of scandals, dishonesty, affairs, and cover ups. Some people want to see justice and have that official removed from office while others just want to believe that the scandal is just made up by the opposite party and then there are the wing nuts who don't care what their politician does. These are just some of the emotions that strike when politicians are caught lying and cheating.
John Kennedy Affairs
JFK was never faithful to his wife Jackie. He carried on affairs during his time in the white house with Judy Campbell, who was also girlfriend to Mafia boss Sam Giancana, Also, Mary Meyer, Pamela Turnure, Jackie Kennedy's press secretary, and Marilyn Monroe.
Physically Pamela Turnure looked very much like Jackie, and had actually been Jackies press secretary while she carried on her affair with JFK for a total of three years. In the JFK biography, "An Unfinished Life," the author details how President Kennedy used sexual encounters to boost his ego. He was blatant, and obvious about it, yet the press and public did not know of JFKs antics until long after his death. Kennedy has been reported to have seduced numerous party girls and white house staffers shortly after inauguration. In the decades since JFKs assassination, we have learned that JFK was as unfaithful to his wife as his father had been to his mother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Joe Kennedy had a famous affair with Gloria Swanson.
Books have been published speculating as to why he was so preoccupied with sleeping with as many women as possible, while others simply detail who JFK was involved with. It has been recently unveiled that John Kennedy had a secret affair with a teenage intern named Marion (Mimi) Beardsley Fahnestock, who has recently published a book detailing her relationship with the president.
John Kennedy's glamorous young wife Jackie was pained by her husbands humiliating lack of respect for her and his ally cat morals but Kennedy simply did not care. Members of Kennedy's white house staff have reported to have seen Jackie frequently make sarcastic and angry remarks about her loose husband in dangerously public settings. She greatly resented that her husband would chase women right in front of her eyes. "Isn't it bad enough that you solicit this woman, then you insult me by asking me to shake her hand!" she barked at two white house aides after spotting one of her husband's mistresses on a receiving line.
One of JFK's most famous affairs was his brief encounter with Marilyn Monroe. Monroe was so infatuated with the president that she even took time off of filming her latest movie, Something's Gotta Give, which was never released, to sing Happy Birthday to JFK. Monroe passed away during the making of the film, and she has been described as "unsteady" throughout the filming. She was already a sad and depressed woman, but no doubt, John F. Kennedy added to her depression. She was a childless aging actress looking for a new identity in the 1960s, and the rejection by JFK was very possibly part of what drove her to suicide.
An issue that was raised in the 1980s by many acquaintances of Monroe was that she was depressed over morphing into an aging star and not having any children to comfort her at the time of her death. She was at a desperate time in her life during her affair with Kennedy and her suicide may have been directly influenced by some of her encounters with him.
Anthony Weiner, Democrat Congressman
Anthony Weiner, Politician
In 2011, using his public Twitter account, Anthony Weiner sent a link to a photo on the internet of his private parts to a 21-year-old female college student who was "following" his posts on the a social media website. He quickly removed the link from his Twitter account, but screen shots of Weiner’s original message and a photo were captured by another Twitter associate and sent to blogger and activist, Andrew Breitbart of breitbart.com, who quickly informed the public of Anthony Weiner's antics on the Big Journalism website soon after.
Days later, Weiner gave interviews denying sending any photos and suggested that someone, "perhaps a republican" yeh right!, had hacked into his accounts and published the photo to embarrass him and create a scandal. The excuse has since become a typical story used by democrats every time they get caught red handed. Simply state, Republicans are trying to embarrass me, and at least a few wing nuts will buy into it. Anthony Weiner did not fully deny that the photo was of him, but suggested the image might be "photo shopped", and then proceeded to attack phantom Republicans for going after him and making false accusations. Strangely, Weiner would not ask the FBI to investigate the internet hacking. Hmm
If someone hacked a politicians account shouldn't he want to press charges? Weiner stated he was unconcerned and that it was a prank due to his strange name. Anthony Weiner was now stating it was probably not really a crime, but a joke. Several liberal bloggers began accusing Breitbart of planting the photo and message as part of a scheme to defame Anthony Weiner, and the battle was on!
Anthony was trying desperately at this point to blow the whole thing off and move on.
Unfortunately, Weiner's public had too much confidence in him and were screaming mad at Breitbart . They wanted to clear the name of Weiner.
This led to the discovery of even more girls and sexy Anthony Weiner photos.
At this point Anthony Weiner said that he did not wish for his wife to have to suffer the media noise any further. He admitted that he had a sex issue and needed professional help. This announcement came with his resignation from Congress.
Now that Weiner has let some time pass, he is preparing to run for higher offices.
Gary Hart Affair
Gary Hary & Donna Rice
Gary Hart had a long and successful career as a lawyer, author, and politician. He served as Democratic Senator of Colorado from 1975-1987. Hart also ran in the presidential elections of 1984 and 1988. Hart was a democratic frontrunner until he was caught having an affair with 29 year old Donna Rice.
In 1987 Gary Hart announced his candidacy for president, and almost immediately rumors were circulating that Hart was running around on his wife. In an effort to appear innocent of the rumors he dared the press to follow him around to see what his schedule was like. Not a bright dare to throw the hungry press when one is guilty.
Two Journalists witnessed a young woman leaving Hart's Washington D.C. house. The story was printed the next day. The Herald was attacked for publishing the story so fast. As Hart was still clinging to the "innocent" routine, his allies said that he was being unfairly judged by the Hearald. Even Gary Hart's wife was brought forward to state that it was an innocent relationship that Hart was having with Donna Rice.
Gary Hart's approval rating went from 33% - 16% overnight.
Just two days after the story of a woman leaving Hart's home was published, the Herald received a further tip that Hart had spent a night on a yacht that was aptly called Monkey Business. He was with a woman who was not his wife, and the notorious photograph of Hart sitting on the dock with Donna Rice on his lap was published on the cover of the National Enquirer. One week after that bomb- Hart dropped out of the race, and Michael Dukakis became the democratic nominee. In case you forgot how on earth Governor Michael Dukakis ever made it as the frontrunner. They nicknamed him the "Massachusetts Miracle" and it truly was a miracle that he ever ran for president. He was easily defeated by George H. Bush.
It was due to his dishonesty and attempts to fool the public by blaming the media for his faults that turned people off of Gary Hart. Ironically five years later Bill Clinton became president and lied to the public about affairs he was having in the white house, but omehow Clinton remained president of the United States.
Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky's Story
Gennifer Flowers Press Confrence
Bill Clinton, Sex, Lies, and the Blue Dress
As governor of Arkansas Clinton was accused of sexual misconduct. The incident resulted in a civil lawsuit by Paula Jones, who claimed that Governor Clinton had sexually harassed her. Jones was taking after Clinton due to his poor treatment of her, and women in general. This scandal broke after Clinton was in the white house, and the last thing the democrats wanted was an open scandal.
Monica Lewinsky became the main mistress to Bill Clinton now that he was president of the United States and occupying the white house. Why, she was convenient.
Now that Paula Jones had dropped a bomb that rocked the Clinton administration, Clinton's advisors were becoming concerned that Monica was spending too much time with Bill Clinton. Lewinsky was promptly sent to the Pentagon in effort to keep things looking clean around the president. Lewinsky had confided to a friend and co-worker, Linda Tripp, that she was having an affair with the president. Unknown to Monica, Tripp was recording the conversations.
Big trouble was boiling when Lewinsky submitted her affidavit denying any physical contact between she and the president. Lewinsky then asked Linda Tripp to lie under oath about the her relationship with the president. Linda turned in the recorded conversations and the controversy was stirred up. Linda Tripp had also somehow convinced Lewinksy not to dry clean her clothes.
Bill Clinton lied under oath about his affair with Monica. He also lied in a famous nationally televised press conference, stating that he did not have sexual relations with "that woman." He continued to lie on television and under oath; then came Monica Lewinsky's, now famous, blue dress. The dress made its appearance with Clinton's seamen stain on it, along with Lewinsky's testimony of sexual encounters with the president.
Now Clinton stated that he did have an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Few believed Clinton's story of innocence in the first place, but his denials led to one of the strangest snake oil salesman's lines of all time from a president- "It depends on what "is" is."
Many American's were indignant at Bill Clinton for spending taxpayer money for "free prostitution." There was such an uproar about his conduct for lying to the American people, cheating on his family, and lying under oath. The media pointed out that decades earlier, Richard Nixon was impeached because he lied to the American public, and allowing Clinton to go on unscathed was a sign of the declining of moral standards in the United States.
As another awkward thorn in his side, Gennifer Flowers made her adulterous affair with the president known.
Gennifer Flowers stated that she had a 12 year affair with Bill Clinton. She denied it at first and then after being hounded by media, she made a press conference confirming the details.
Bill Clinton was not a bad president, but he lost credibility with the public because he cheated on his wife and then lied. America was still quite conservative in the early 90s and did not approve of disrespecting a spouse. Clinton should have admitted what he had done in the first place as any intelligent person does before moving forward, instead he chose to lie until all evidence made him look absolutely foolish. Is this any different from what Jodi Arias did in lying about not being present when Travis Alexander was murdered? It shows lack of character, that this person will squirm, make up stories and do anything besides take responsibility.
Sadly, especially for women of the United States, the democratic party then began to tout that morals are old fashioned, out dated, and that a president should not be expected to be faithful to his wife. When they need the vote of women they claim to be on the side of women, and when push comes to shove the democrats always throw women under the bus.
Gennifer Flowers Betrayal
John Edwards Scandal
John Edwards & The Love Child
John Edwards was a Democratic Senator from North Carolina in 2008 when a story was submitted to the National Enquirer. The story stated that John Edwards had a child with Rielle Hunter, a movie maker whom he hired to work on his presidential campaign. Edwards denied all allegations of an affair and of fathering a child. After much pressure Edwards admitted he did had an affair with Rielle, but denied being the father of her child. There was no father's name on the baby's birth certificate, and the press pursued the issue. As pressure from the media was mounting, a man who was part of Edwards' campaign stated that he was the father of the child in an effort to cool the scandal.
It was now discovered that John Edwards was seeking a doctor to fake a DNA result test, and at the same time was trying to confirm if the child really was his. All the embarrassing details were on the news stations and in the newspapers.
The public did not take kindly to John Edwards for the negative publicity. It was not just because he was having an affair, or because he fathered a child outside of marriage. The thing that demonized him the most was the fact that his wife was battling breast cancer while Edwards was horsing around.
The truth could not be kept secret forever. Intimate tapes between Edwards and his mistress were coming out publicly, confirming his extramarital affair. He now issued a statement admitting he was the father of the baby and that he was now separated form his wife and intended to divorce her. Months later his wife, Elizabeth Edwards passed away.
Barack Obama's Benghazi Ordeal
The Lybia Cover Up & Barack Obama
It was September 11, 2012, just two months before the presidential election and re-election of Barack Obama, who was then running against the incredibly successful humanitarian Mitt Romney. Obama was losing momentum due to a weak economy, increasing the war in Iraq, and overall failed policies, then, just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse for him, he had his first presidential debate against Romney and looked positively ridiculous as he had no defense for his failures; in all polls Barack Obama was sinking as Romney gained favor.
Many Americans had been fearing another terrorist attack as in Muslim doctrines reveal that part of Muslim culture is to commemorate acts of terrorism with another terrorist attack to show their power. Then, American Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three State Department employees were brutally murdered in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya -September 11th 2012. It was indeed a terrorist attack that commemorated the September 11, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Center. A terrible, senseless murderous rampage in itself, but, in the underhanded world of democrats and their corrupt politics, simply a scandal that came at a bad time. The only thing that the democratic party cared about was brushing this thing under the rug and getting re-elected.
About one hour before the murders, the ambassador, who usually resided in the U.S. embassy, was visiting officials and staying at the consulate, had just finished having dinner with a colleague, but had been sending messages to president Obama asking the president for backup. Over the next three hours, hundreds of Muslim protesters assaulted the defenseless compound and set it on fire.
Around the same time that these crimes were taking place in Benghazi, a low budget, home made YouTube video had gained interest over the internet. The home movie displayed actors with dubbed voices portraying the prophet Mohamed and making a mockery of terrorist Muslims. The Obama administration seized the opportunity to blame the murders of the four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens on this home movie. Without missing a beat, the administration sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to publicly place blame of the terrorist attack in Libya on this small time American film maker. She appeared on several morning TV talk shows just five days after the murders took place, pointing the finger at a youtube video for the violent uprising in Libya, and repeatedly stated, "this is not a terrorist attack." The Obama administration tried desperately to keep from the public from knowing that this was in fact, a terrorist attack and tried diligently to keep Americans talking about the youtube video instead. Common sense told the most independent thinking Americans that its sure an odd coincidence that this took place on the anniversary of 9/11. Hilary Clinton, who was acting as secretary of state, also spoke out and apologized to America for the "disgusting" video clip that resulted in four dead Americans in Libya. She then stated that justice would serve this American who made fun of Muslims.
The most discerning of Americans were shocked by the lame story that the democrats were trying to pull off on the public, as Hilary is a lawyer and any lawyer knows that you can't say that," I was insulted by something someone said, so I killed four people", and then put that person who made the insulting comment in jail for the deaths of the four people I killed, yet, this is what the democrats were trying to do. Educated Americans were flabbergasted by not only the lightness with which the Obama administration took the terrorist attack, but were shocked at its attempt to frame an innocent man who should have the right to make a comedy film about Muslims if he chooses. Why is it so disgraceful to poke fun at a Muslim when its perfectly acceptable to ridicule Christians? Saturday Night Live stepped up to bat for the anti Christian movement in the 1980s when it began making fun of Christianity with its spoof of "the Church Lady" and no Christians went out murdering people because of it, and 'no' there is no truth to the SNL comedy spoof either. The portrayal is not accurate, its purely made up in effort to make people dislike Christians. For discerning Americans, this whole story the democrats were playing on the public was reason enough to never vote democrat again.
Susan Rice, Hilary Clinton, and President Obama scrambled for weeks to keep presenting the terror attack as a spontaneous reaction to the YouTube clip. They wanted Americans to believe that the attack could not have been anticipated, therefore, taking blame off of themselves as to being able to stop it, and that the instigators of the murders were ordinary Libyans angry at the freedom Americans have in making movies.
Governor, Mitt Romney raised crucial questions regarding the violence in Libya and was quickly attacked by the Obama administration for doing what they described as, "politicizing the tragedy." This was designed to scare people away from asking any questions that would put democrats in an embarrassing position. David Axelrod, spoke out and said in so many words that this incident was a tragedy and should not be talked about.
This led to much speculation that the floundering Obama administration was trying to cover up the terrorist attack in Libya because Obama was too busy campaigning for re-election. Soon, US intelligence reports were coming out that revealed the Obama administration knew the attack was not due to a video clip as, Hilary Clinton and Obama himself had said. The intelligence group who were on the ground in Libya at the time of the attack reported to the white house immediately that the attack was "well orchestrated, made use of military equipment and complex tactics." The bulk of the attack was carried out by militias who are tied to Al Qaeda. In response to these leaks, the State Department, for which Rice works, acknowledged that the assault was an organized terrorist attack. Oops!
The Obama administration had publicly rejected the intelligence report and insisted for more than fourteen days in which the vice presidential debate took place, that the administration did not know the assault was an act of terrorism against American personnel. Vice President Joe Biden was visibly uncomfortable during his debate against the sharp witted Paul Ryan as he knew he would have to face uncomfortable questions that would no doubt put him on the cover of every magazine for the next two weeks. "Joe the pro" handled the debate by laughing, shaking his head, and generally being as distracting as he possibly could. Biden wanted to interrupt and create confusion as frequently as possible in effort to kill the 90 minutes without having too many awkward questions to deal with. When the question about Libya was asked, he simply denied knowing the facts. Followed the Presidents lead by stating that he knew nothing.
More Information had leaked out shortly after the terrorist attacks stating that Ambassador Stevens had been asking for more security for several months. Stevens had also let the white house know that he was in fear for his life. It was then discovered that the white house watched the Americans being attacked in Libya via "real time", and basically sacrificed those four Americans for the sake of a successful political campaign and to ensure that Obama be re-elected.
In an effort to keep his campaign running as smoothly as possible, Obama created a lot more bumps by not coming out with the truth of what happened to the four Americans when he should have. But, with the media squarely on his side, the only exception being Fox News, which was willing to present the questions from family members of the murdered Americans, Obama never faced or owned up to what happened to those forgotten American heroes who died in the line of duty.
The Truth About Hillary
Hilary's email Scandal
Hilary's Whitewater Controversy
As the Obama administration was now tainted with scandal and suspicion, Hilary Clinton resigned as secretary of state in effort to distance herself from the negative publicity as Hilary's ultimate goal was to become President of the United States. She is highly supported by the shifty democratic party that knows well that the public has a short attention span and an even shorter memory. In four years the public will have well forgotten about all the scandal connected to Hilary and her dealings with the Obama administration and she will run a smooth campaign to run off with the presidency. That's the plan..
While still early in her campaign, some negative things did catch up with Hilary. For the four years that Ms. Clinton was secretary of state she never used a government email address, she just continued using her private email account that served both government business as well as her personal random fluff.
The State Department requested that she turn over her email correspondence and that led to a major scandal in itself . Hilary turned over more than 30,000 emails that she thought would be sufficient. The only problem was that more than 30,000 classified emails were destroyed. Clinton states that they were all personal, but , how can anyone be sure of that? One must ask why she used her private email in the first place. This is not just a simple $20 an hour job in which she can clown around. Her actions and attitude were completely irresponsible, arrogant and un-presidential. It is clear that she is not fit to hold any public office, yet the democratic party continues to push Clinton as their front runner. Just what was on those emails? Almost everyone simply cannot believe that they were just personal emails due to the fact that Hilary, like her husband, Bill, has proven herself to be a compulsive liar by her past actions, and even more revealing, just before the email scandal broke, she described herself publicly as a hoarder.
Most Americans still believe that Hilary will come out of this unscathed because the Clinton's have too much money and power to have anything short of mass murder hold them back. But, Republcans are angry, and rightfully so, because Nixon erased 15 minutes of tape recorded dialogue and had to resign as President of the United States, and Hilary erased upwards of 30,000 of classified emails and due to some slick talking gets away with it. Can a politician deliberately just give themselves leeway in a major office such as, Secretary of State, by saying that they will follow their own set of rules because they don't want to be bothered using a government email, as all others holding high office do? Now she has given herself a gray area in which to hide classified email. Perhaps they will scold her with, "next time use a government email and don't erase things that are classified', and she will march on to be POTUS. Ugh.
More on the Hilary email scandal- Hillary Clinton email scandal Explained.
Love Affair with John F Kennedy
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