Women, just shut up, why don't ya?

The hypocrisy of Democrats never ceases to amaze. Here's the latest episode, as reported by CNN:

Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-Hawai] said her message to men in this country is to "just shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change" following the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

If I might aver, your honor, not all men, not most men, not a large plurality of men, not even a significant minority of men are "perpetuating all of these kinds of actions."  What Hirono said is just as insulting, as bigoted and as idiotic as saying that women should shut up, step up and stop making false accusations of sexual harassment and rape against men.

There's good reason to scrutinize Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. She's short of facts. Where did this happen? Who was present, where are contemporary witnesses? The story keeps changing: A Kavanaugh friend was or wasn't present. Another young woman was there. Or Two other women were there. Or not. The young pal doesn't recall any of it and doubts that it happened.  As do scores of young women who knew him at the time.

Ford has motive for making this up. She a self-identified progressive--those narrow-minded forces who have vowed to do anything to stop Kavanaugh (or anyone who doesn't share their views from sitting on the high court, e.g. Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas) or at least to delay his confirmation vote until after the mid-term elections.

She tried to go public--anonymously. It is a cheap shot, wanting to make a serious accusation while hiding in the weeds. Oh yes, she emerged (or was outed) and now said she is willing to testify. Or not.

Here's the hypocrisy: The women who accused President Bill Clinton of similar or worse behavior had details and contemporary witnesses. The didn't wait decades to make their charges when it so blatantly served a partisan political purpose. Progressives (including Hilary Clinton) responded by attacking the women. No compassion from the left. A classic example of blaming the victims. Bill Clinton was shown to have perjured himself in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. But anyone who defended the women was targeted by progressives as being hateful. Those accusers had a lot more credibility than Ford.

I'll say it: Ford does not deserve a hearing or any other platform, especially one as prestigious as the U.S. Senate. The FBI already concluded its detailed investigation of Kavanaugh, and found nothing like this, nor, more importantly, any pattern of similar behavior, a la Bill Clinton.

Republicans fear they are going to be muddied if they don't look like they take Ford seriously and allow her to continue to voice her charges. They shouldn't. Take the vote. Now.


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  • Two teenage boys at a party. They have a few drinks to loosen up, then a few more. They're feeling pretty good and then they run into a fifteen year old girl who is alone. The effect of alcohol and testosterone kick in and one of the boys tries to grope the girl. Not an unreasonable story.

    The "other" witness is a man who wrote a book about his teenage years, most of which were spent either intoxicated or high.

    Some thirty years later, the girl has a vague recollection of what happened. The boys who were falling down drunk at the time of the incident now claim they don't remember.

    There will never be a definitive answer to the question of what happened. So what do we do? Frankly, I don't know but the woman deserves as much respect and deference as the two grown men!

  • Sen. Mazie Hirono, the cemeteries across the globe are filled with US Soldiers --men-- who died so you can have the right to tell them that they don't count and to "shut-up". In fact, there is a silent testimony to their support of your right to be an authoritarian at the Arizona Memorial. Ever visit it?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Yes, I have visited the memorial. It was a sobering experience. Let us not forget that women also died in the attack. 62 women nurses perished. Richard, I would be more concerned about the "authoritarian" in the White House whose sexual conduct in the past every decent man and women must unequivocally abhor.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Any wonder why Republicans are experiencing a gender gap?

  • 3 cheers for Senator Hirono, a cancer survivor and a staunch defender of women's rights.

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