It is the Democrats’ world. We are just living in it.
That’s what Republicans think of the sexual assault allegations against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, now credibly accused by a former Senate staffer named Tara Reade. In a long interview with journalist Megyn Kelly, Reade says that Biden pinned her against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers.
“He had his hands underneath my clothes and it happened all at once,” Reade said, adding that Biden told her, “I want to f--- you. … ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
These allegations went largely ignored for weeks by the media types and Democratic politicians who pilloried Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Biden finally denied them and a horde of liberal politicians and talking heads now say they “believe” Biden, or, even if he did it, so what?
“Compared with the good Mr. Biden can do, the cost of dismissing Tara Reade – and, worse, weakening the voices of future survivors – is worth it,” wrote Linda Hirshman, a well-known feminist author who believes in “sacrificing Ms. Reade for the good of the many.”
Of Kavanaugh, she demanded his impeachment: “Kavanaugh … can be unbenched. Women are simply not going to accept this monumentally unfit man remaining on the Court regardless of what the Republicans manage to ram through this week.”
Now, with Hirshman and other liberal hypocrites cheering them on, Biden and his party are doing the ramming. There was no corroborating evidence against Kavanaugh whatsoever. Biden’s creepy shoulder rubs and unwanted hair sniffs are, on the other hand, legion, not to mention Reade telling people about it at the time.
It is clear now that Democrats never cared about the truth when they were grilling Kavanaugh, a sacrifice made for the sake of abortion. And it is clear they are again willing to sacrifice any objective view of a sexual assault allegation, again for the sake of abortion.
What’s a red-cloaked “Handmaid’s Tale” protester to do with her time, I wonder?
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, who detonated the Christine Blasey Ford bombshell late in Kavanaugh’s process after sitting on the allegations for weeks, made a disgusting about-face when confronted with Reade’s allegations. The California Democrat savaged Reade, blaming her for waiting too long to come forward.
“And I don’t know this person at all who has made the allegations. She came out of nowhere. Where has she been all these years? Why didn’t she say something – you know, when he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee or after that?” Feinstein said.
Her tune, of course, was far different during the Kavanaugh hearing. When Republicans raised similar questions, Feinstein said: “Victims must be able to come forward only when they are ready.”
Call it the Politics of Hypocritical Convenience, wherein you say whatever gets you through the moment regardless of what you said when the shoe was on the other foot.
This nasty habit is on display elsewhere in the Democratic Party. Several pro-abortion governors, attempting to justify unconstitutional or arbitrary orders issued during the coronavirus pandemic, say they are just “trying to save people’s lives,” a phrase uttered often by Kentucky’s Andy Beshear and his attorneys.
One can only wish Beshear’s pro-life epiphany had come before vetoing anti-abortion legislation sent to him by the state legislature. But don’t hold your breath it will last, even if you are just seconds away from taking your first one.
If Beshear thinks this phrasing works for him in the court of public opinion, it is decidedly not working in the court of law. He has lost five decisions in three federal lawsuits to Attorney General Daniel Cameron and a handful of private parties who sued over his banning religious services and out-of-state travel. And more legal challenges may be coming over Beshear’s arbitrary reopening timeline.
With 33 percent of Kentucky’s labor force unemployed – the highest rate in the nation – due to Beshear’s emergency orders, business owners and workers alike are beginning to ask questions:
If nearly 60 percent of all Kentucky COVID deaths are in nursing homes, why did Beshear wait until Friday to “move toward” 100 percent testing of patients and staff in those facilities? Why did Beshear destroy Kentucky’s economy but wait to test nursing homes – the main source of deaths – until now?
Why is Kentucky in the bottom five states for testing?
Why was a $6.7 million state contract given to a company with ties to convicted felon and Democratic Party powerbroker Jerry Lundergan to build a field hospital in Lexington that never saw a single patient?
Why can my dog get a haircut, but I cannot?
The truth needs saving too, apparently.