Donald Trump may do good things in his present role, but his past is certainly not one which creates a good man. When he won the nomination, liberal pundits and bitter neocons cried to his conservative Christian base, asking how they could endorse a man who had, until the time of his nomination, played the part of a playboy with all its nefarious doings. The answer came: in today’s present world, we sadly have to separate character from policy, and Trump, despite his own personal shortcomings, offered the platform which was best fitted to traditional Christian values.
The left reacted by calling Christina hypocrites. Trump’s sexual encounters alone, they argued, were enough to keep him from the Oval Office. The people believing the Bible to be fables chided Christians for failing to follow it.
Now the shoe is on the other foot, however, and the Progressives are showing themselves to be true hypocrites, abandoning a previously advocated standard. This follows the accusations made against former Vice President Joe Biden by at least eight women alleging sexual misconduct on his part.
Ilhan Omar is the poster child of the privileged newcomer, an overall ungrateful person basking in the benefits built by others. She is a true Marxist and a proponent of the #MeToo movement. However, while she has stated that she believes Joe Biden’s accusers (“I do believe [the accuser] Reade. Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied”), she’s drowned herself in the deepest double-standard: “Believing survivors is consistent with my values. Yes, I endorsed against Biden and I didn’t pick him as our nominee. With that said, in this interview I did on May 6th, we talked about that and quotes aren’t always in context. I will vote for him and help him defeat Trump.”
How exactly does one “believe survivors,” while at the same time endorsing the alleged abuser? In this context it doesn’t matter whether the accusations are true or false – Omar has stated that she believes the accuser and is still going to vote for the accused come the Fall.
Stacey Abrams, the current governor of Georgia (in her mind, at least), has also dismissed the accusations, stating that “I believe that women deserve to be heard and I believe they need to be listened to, but I also believe that those allegations have to be investigated by credible sources . . . The New York Times did a deep investigation and they found that the accusation was not credible.” She further stated that “Joe Biden is a man of highest integrity who will make all women proud as our next president.” One wonders if her tune will change now that it’s apparent she wont be the VP?
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has also endorsed Joe Biden and dismissed his accusers:
[W]hen we say believe women, it’s for this explicit intention of making sure there’s space for all women to come forward to speak their truth, to be heard. And in this allegation, that is what Tara Reade has done. She has come forward, she has spoken, and they have done an investigation in several outlets. Those investigations, Vice President Biden has called for himself. Vice President Biden has vehemently denied these allegations, and I support Vice President Biden.
The shrill voices of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senator Kamala Harris, and actress Alyssa Milano, all prominent figures in the #MeToo movement, have also gone silent as they dismiss the accusations and endorse Biden.
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, the face of the future Democratic Party, also supports Joe Biden, saying about his candidacy that
For a lot of communities, this is an issue of life or death. We’ve had kids in cages, we’ve had a pandemic response that happened way too late, that has cost us lives, we have people that don’t have access to critical care that they need. I think it’s really important that we rally behind our Democratic nominee in November.
Even the left-wing rag The Daily Beast is noticing the glaring hypocrisy:
The Daily Beast contacted 10 top national pro-women organizations for this story, including Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Organization for Women. Most organizations did not respond to a detailed request for comment about the allegation by Tara Reade, a former staff assistant in Biden’s Senate office who has accused the former vice president . . . Others replied and did not provide a statement. . . . The near-total lack of acknowledgement from nearly a dozen leading pro-women organizations comes as new corroboration has emerged with respect to the allegation, which the Biden campaign has categorically denied. Neither the Biden campaign nor Reade responded to requests from The Daily Beast for comment Tuesday.
Even the person widely considered to be the founder of the MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, has fumbled the answer and shrugged the matter off:
My stance has never wavered: survivors have a right to speak their truth and to be given the space to heal. The inconvenient truth is that this story is impacting us differently because it hits at the heart of one of the most important elections of our lifetime. And I hate to disappoint you but I don’t really have easy answers.
Miranda Devine at the New York Post notes:
[N]ow that “Believe All Women” is inconvenient for the feminist left, it’s remarkable how quickly they have abandoned it. Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Alyssa Milano, Kirsten Gillibrand and the rest of the MeToo firebrands, by their own logic, have become the evil “rape apologists” they accused fair-minded Kavanaugh defenders of being.
Everyone with eyes can see the hypocrisy as clearly as they can see something is not quite right in all the video clips of Biden inappropriately touching, kissing, hugging and sniffing women and young girls in public.
John Nolte sums it up at Breitbart:
The victims don’t matter to #MeToo frauds like Alyssa Milano, Jake Tapper, CNN, Hilary Rosen, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times, The Nation‘s Joan Walsh… This is not about the women. This was never about the victims.
It’s only about moral posturing, politics, and naked greed.
But we already knew that, didn’t we?
All this matters regardless if Biden is cleared and his accuser is shown to be lying or mistaken. The same people who harped on “believing all women” threw the case of Joe Biden and his accusers to the wind. They have shown their utter hypocrisy by a standard that few, if any, Christians themselves held when voting for Trump in 2016. These liberal elites can and should be mocked for this despicable display.
Ultimately, Joe Biden will (if he wins the election) be removed from office (or forced to resign by Party heads) to make way for his female minority running mate, whomever she will be. In the meantime, these same party powers are breaking their backs and losing their spines in an attempt to get the man into the White House and make Hillary 2.0 a reality.
What a wicked game they play.