Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gennifer Flowers


As search volumes indicate, there were a lot of Americans who had no idea who Gennifer Flowers was until Trump mentioned her yesterday. She was the subject of three times as many searches as Mark Cuban:

I'm in my early thirties and just vaguely remember the sordid history of Bill Clinton's sexual predation and the mafia tactics Hillary Clinton used to enable that sexual predation. The under-30 crowd has virtually no idea, and yet the Clintons' crimes look even worse in the current zeitgeist than they did a couple of decades ago, especially to millennials--an important part of Obama's electoral success but one that is markedly cooler towards Hillary than they were towards him.

Blowing up the Hillary-as-feminist-hero conception that Team Clinton has put forward and hoped would hang around without serious scrutiny through November is something Trump should start doing now.

"Crooked Hillary's no protector of women, believe me. She persecutes women. Many, many people will tell you so. Paula Jones, Kathleen Wiley, Connie Hamzy, Juanita Broaddrick. Gennifer Flowers, this a brave woman--a successful woman--who has been persecuted by Hillary. Hillary has stepped on women--and done much worse to them, let me tell you--to get power."


IHTG said...

Haha she's not going in the end, though.

Audacious Epigone said...

Right, Team Trump calculates that it'll probably be a counterproductive distraction, but the mention of it--like Trump's initial expression of interest in debating Bernie Sanders that was subsequently redacted--serves the same intended purpose and without the attendant risk.

Glossy said...

Juanita Broaddrick, not Paula.

I agree with you. The Dem camp wants people to see Trump as a circus clown. But Gennifer Flowers, whose Penthouse pictorials can be seen immediately after Googling her name, reminds people of what a circus the first Clinton admin really was.

Audacious Epigone said...


Thanks, fixed it.

Sam said...

He picked the wrong person entirely. It obviously should have been Juanita Broaddrick because even if people search for Flowers they might chalk it up to being voluntary sex. The association with rape is much more powerful. Better than nothing but I doubt the Clinton campaign will do something similarly provocative again that would justify Trump bringing up this issue. Remember how quickly she went quiet when she played the feminism card in January and he responded in this way?

Doing it on his own accord without any reason or unprovoked by might not matter. If I were running the campaign I would try to lure her into giving an opening on this.

Audacious Epigone said...


Legitimate point, and Broaddrick is still actively going after Hillary for the role mafia roll she played. Gennifer Flowers is better known, so maybe Trump's instinct was to go with her because there's a longer, more contentious legal trail there and he didn't realize what a coup it was to be able to deliver a name to the public that does nothing but make Hillary look bad when people figure out said named person is.

Sam said...

No you're quite right. Most other candidates wouldn't have done anything at all.

Another speculative route he could have gone:

I especially like the Jeffrey Epstein one. He obviously wouldn't have gone but that one is potentially much more explosive than even Broaddrick. Another person he should try to squeeze into this election if he can.

Audacious Epigone said...


Why would Trump want to bring Epstein in? Wouldn't that muddy the waters with the gold digger case involving Trump and Epstein?