With Hollywood, New York networks and now Democrats on Capitol Hill exposed for their serial groping and harassment of women, the question that demands an answer is whether liberals were ever really serious about women’s rights.
Harvey Weinstein opened up a massive can of worms in which the hypocrisy of the left is being exposed to the antiseptic of sunlight, and liberals are really unhappy about it.
This isn’t an excuse at all for instances of scandal on the right (eg Roy Moore), but liberals have now lost all claim to being the champion for women.
What’s now very clear is that, like black and Hispanic voter blocs, women have simply been exploited by the left as just another chattel minority on the Democrat plantation.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
To ask the question why liberals have been such hypocrites about their treatment of women and about women’s rights is not to say that conservatives haven’t been. They have. And some of their actions have been pretty bad. But by comparison, GOP hypocrisy in this area has been quite literally dwarfed by the Democrats.
Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are the most recent spiritual fathers of this atrocious behavior. Both extreme sexual predators — Teddy to the extent of walking away from the corpse of Mary Jo Kopechne and other improprieties, Bill for, well, practically everything from rape to cigars — they were revered as American heroes for decades by their party with but glancing and forced (in Clinton’s case) attention to their abhorrent, often illegal, personal behavior and complete disrespect for and objectification of women.
It’s only during the recent deluge of revelations precipitated by the Harvey Weinstein unmasking with seemingly half of Hollywood (almost all of whom are liberals) being accused of myriad forms of sexual assault, gay and straight, not to mention an escalating number of politicians (Franken) and media personalities (Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush, etc.) under fire, with undoubtedly more to come. that some Democrats are finally facing reality after twenty-five years of near complete prevarication.
In essence, liberalism is a charade. Only the surface counts. The reality is immaterial. You are what you say you are, not what you do. Even if that reality turns out to be the reverse of what you said it would be, or even causes a catastrophe, personal or political, it doesn’t matter. You already said the “right thing.” You’re one of the good guys.