What a difference 20-25 years makes. Ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke wide open, in the New York times no less, otherwise the libs wouldn’t have believed it, despite the fact that ‘practically everyone’ in Hollywood knew about it…for a long time.
And this has opened the floodgates.
And then there’s Mark Halperin.
Here’s what El Rusbo had to say.
Well we remember way back in the 20th century things were quite different. Of course if you were a Republican, conservative, Christian, or clergymen and were caught in behavior like this you were metaphorically nailed to the cross.
But if you were a liberal democrat in the last century especially if your name was Ted Kennedy, and your commitment in protecting abortion rights made you a feminist superstar. With women it made you a powerful, powerful man, and face it, women are attracted to powerful men. A few I’m sure were more then willing, perhaps considering it a duty and a privilege. Many I’m also sure were not so willing. Remember the waitress sandwich. And what about Mary Jo Kopechne, Left to die in a tidal pool while the Rat ran away to save his ass. No Matter, This was more then the single life of one young women or the assault of many others. This a was war, casualties had to be expected.
There wasn’t a fraction of the outrage at this behavior. Ted Kennedy was lionized as an icon. After his death, there were suggestions that Mary Jo’s death was worth it.
At the Huffington Post, Melissa Lafsky mused on what Mary Jo “would have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history . . . Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.”
President William Jefferson Clinton was quite the pole cat, long before the infamous Monica Lewinski scandal there were many other women. If he had been a Republican President he would have been toast. But…the Press and Hillary roasted these women. They were sacrificed for the cause.
This is what Ms. Nina Burleigh had to say back in the nineties.
“I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.” Referring to the comment in a 2007 piece for The Huffington Post, Burleigh wrote, “I said it (back in 1998, but a good quote has eternal life) because I thought it was high time for someone to tweak the white, middle-aged beltway gang taking Clinton to task for sexual harassment. These men had neither the personal experience nor the credentials to know sexual harassment when they saw it, nor to give a good goddamn about it if they did. The insidious use of sexual harassment laws to bring down a president for his pro-female politics was the context in which I spoke.”[52
They tried to give a “G-D damn about it. But being harassed and assaulted by powerful democrats was the price women felt they had to pay for their “pro-female politics”.
Remember Al Gore and the sexual assault allegations that were made against him. You don’t? Well he’s a man trying to save the world from climate change. Woman just take one for the team! Shut up!
Now even George H.W. Bush has been called out for sexual assault from his wheelchair.
But Women don’t seem to be taking it anymore from seemingly powerful men regardless of political affiliation or to advance their careers.
Times have certainly changed…and it’s about time.