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It’s said that conditions in the eye of a hurricane are sunny, still, and lovely. As Bill Clinton can attest, the same can be said of the Pervnado currently causing chaos in DC, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and other Democratic strongholds like Seattle. Even historically right-of-center San Diego learned that electing a Democratic mayor means taking a walk on the wild side. And yet right there in the middle of it all, a man credibly accused of violent rape continues to relax poolside in a Corona hat and with a small umbrella in his drink as one after another of his fellow travelers is sucked up and spat out of public life like so much lint.
Rank has its privileges!
Alas, we live in a remarkably sensitive era. When I was a kid, drunkenly steering a car off a bridge into the drink and leaving a young woman to drown wouldn’t prevent a sitting senator from becoming “the lion” of the world’s greatest deliberative body. And that’s the upper chamber! Meanwhile, one of our friends in the House of Representatives deems it appropriate to show up to work in his underwear as if he’s a hard-bodied Calvin Klein model instead of a 52-year veteran of Congress who mentally checked-out years ago.
Some liberals have comported themselves better than others in response to the allegations. Sen. Al Franken (D), for example, has apologized for taking the public’s focus off Roy Moore. He has further explained that his assault of a sleeping LeeAnn Tweeden was meant to be of the “funny” variety. As for his victim, what did Tweeden expect wearing a tight flak jacket in the presence of a US senator? On the other hand, Franken (D) has been in the public eye for a generation. As such, he should know that if you’re going to photograph yourself groping a woman in her sleep, at least make sure there are no cameras around…
Personally, I look forward to the progressive head explosion that will result when the deciding vote in Franken’s expulsion from the Senate is cast by Roy Moore.
It must be troubling to some that Pervnado overwhelmingly continues to claim the careers of those at the nexus of the Hollywood-Democrat-media complex. An exhaustive (and, apparently, inexhaustible) list of public figures swept up in sexual harassment allegations reads like a Who’s Who of cultural liberalism: Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons, Garrison Keillor, Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D), with more, no doubt, on the way. Details are even emerging that the late Hugh Hefner regularly exposed himself to subordinates in his bathrobe…
As for Conyers (D), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) appeared on “Meet the Press” (D) to strongly imply that Conyers is entitled to a certain amount of grab-ass before we begin to believe the women. Pelosi (D) has since called for Conyers’ resignation but as with Franken’s multiple passive apologies, her first statement is the most revealing. Pelosi’s justification for giving Conyers a pass? Because of his status as an “icon” or something. I thought such privileges were reserved for emojis. But who the hell am I to judge Conyers (D)? I’m just a voter who shows up to work in clothing. What’s the big deal if Conyers used taxpayer funds to settle multiple allegations of sexual harassment while his wife was in jail for taking bribes while serving on the Detroit city council? Talk about the ultimate Democrat power couple!
And as long as I have the floor, I’d like to get ahead of any potential allegations made against me and state preemptively that I already remember things differently.
Just to be clear, I’m no fan of the current GOP. I know as well as anybody that the 2020 healthcare debate will revolve around single-payer (the Democrats) and Obamacare (the Republicans). I was aghast as anyone to see Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin posing for a photograph groping (barely) legal tender. And I’ve long known that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people and, therefore, didn’t need Rep. Joe Barton to remove any doubt.
Frankly, I’m just grateful that the nation is being swept up in Pervnado rather than, say, McMullinmania. The failure of the latter to spread like wildfire across the country is somewhat surprising given the widespread grassroots support for nation-building in Iraq, Afghanistan, victory in the War on Drugs, and the passage of Medicare Parts E – Z.
At its heart, the issue of sexual harassment among public figures is one of liberal hypocrisy. Harness it and could we could eliminate both wind and solar subsidies. An example? Recall how Vice President Mike Pence was mocked for the good practice of refusing to drink alcohol alone with a woman not his wife. Why, you’d think he had a button beneath his desk for locking his office door in the open position.
If there’s any lesson to be learned from the whirlwind of sexual harassment allegations dominating multiple news cycles, it’s that there’s a profound difference in behavior that results from valuing standards — think Ronald Reagan, Vin Scully or John Wooden — as opposed to those who value tolerance — think Ted Kennedy (D), Harvey Weinstein (D) and John Conyers (D).