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.