Is the byproduct of Trump derangement syndrome uncontrollably blurting what’s exactly on their minds? Martin Tolchin, a veteran journalist who was with The New York Times for decades, a co-founder of the Hill, and someone who had helped get Politico started, though you can’t call him a co-founder, though The Washington Post does, said that he doesn’t want an investigation into Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegations because it could hurt him in the 2020 election. Tolchin wrote a letter to the editor regarding an op-ed the Times’ editorial board published calling for these allegations to be investigated.
The Left is in a bind. They went all-in during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, some of the most brutal in recent memory. Justice Kavanaugh faced uncorroborated and baseless allegations of sexual misconduct. It was crap. Julie Swetnick said that the young Kavanaugh was part of a gang-rape ring in high school. And that’s when everyone knew this was a witch hunt, a coordinated character assassination. The Republicans held firm and we got him through. Kavanaugh wasn’t going to be “Borked.” And alas, the standard was set. No due process for those accused of sexual misconduct because women never, ever lie. They’re perfect creatures. Believe all women, unless the accused rapist is a Democrat. And that double-standard is being displayed in explicit fashion right now with Tara Reade’s accusation against Biden, who she says penetrated her with his fingers back in 1993. Reade was a Senate aide at the time.
By the Left’s rules, Reade is a victim, Biden is guilty, and he should drop out. That’s the rules. And the Left still thinks these edicts won’t come back and bite them in the ass. They’re backed into a corner. All of the public relations nonsense about Me Too being about women sharing their stories and fighting sexual assault is a farce. It has always been about power. Democrats like the pride themselves being labeled the party of women and the defender of women’s rights. Not the case—they just like to keep baby murder legal. That’s not the same as supporting women’s rights. You all know this. The Democrats thought they could lie women about being the stormtroopers for sexual assault. Instead, they’re saying only Republicans accused of sexual assault are bad. Democratic abusers are fine because they will keep abortion legal. Take this op-ed, which the author, Linda Hirshman, says she believes Tara Reade, but will vote for Biden anyway. Talk about giving Reade the finger.
‘Yeah, I believe you, Tara, but your alleged sexual abuser is still better than Trump, so RESIST!’ is quite the position. Then again, given that Trump has broken the minds of liberal America, I wouldn’t expect anything less. These people have lost it. All principles—everything should be torched because…‘orange man…bad,’ right? Not really. Liberals never had principles. Every political party is a whore for power, but Democrats truly break the bank to obtain it. They’re the best of the worst, I guess. If you’re a feminist and a sexual assault survivor champion, you really can’t vote for Biden. Do you help beat the system by voting for someone accused of sexual abuse? It makes no sense, which is why the article is a lengthy philosophical exercise. And people wonder why these people, philosophers, are all raging alcoholics (via NYT) [emphasis mine]:
Let’s be clear: I believe Tara Reade. I believed Anita Hill, too. Remember the buttons? I wore one. What’s the constant here? Joe Biden, then the bumbling head of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Long before Ms. Reade, before the reports of the rubbing and the sniffing, I interviewed an adviser to Ms. Hill, who said she’d tried to warn Mr. Biden of what was happening in the Thomas hearings — how unchecked Republicans were smearing an upright woman’s character. But “the United States Senate was still very much a boys’ club” back then, the adviser told me, and there was no getting through to him. Democratic primary voters knew all about Mr. Biden’s membership in that boys’ club when there was still time to pick someone else. Alas.
So what’s a girl to do now? Discounting Ms. Reade’s accusation and, one after another, denigrating her corroborating witnesses, calling for endless new evidence, avowing that you “hear” her, is nonsense. We are now up to four corroborating witnesses — including one contemporary corroborating witness, unearthed by Rich McHugh, who was Ronan Farrow’s producer at NBC News during the Harvey Weinstein #MeToo reporting — and one “Larry King Live” tape.
I’ll take one for the team. I believe Ms. Reade, and I’ll vote for Mr. Biden this fall.
All major Democratic Party figures have indicated they’re not budging on the presumptive nominee, and the transaction costs of replacing him would be suicidal. Barring some miracle, it’s going to be Mr. Biden.
So what is the greatest good or the greatest harm? Mr. Biden, and the Democrats he may carry with him into government, are likely to do more good for women and the nation than his competition, the worst president in the history of the Republic. 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. And don’t call me an amoral realist. Utilitarianism is not a moral abdication; it is a moral stance.
Dear Lord, folks. This is the mindset of the average urban-based professional elitist. Rapists are bad people, but Democratic ones are okay because they will back a liberal agenda, which could weaken the voices of future survivors, but so be it. I admire the honesty—it will never get anyone elected, however. This is how badly Trump has broken liberal America. Even feminists are saying screw sexual assault victims if it means beating Trump. Wow.