Tag: metoo

Will #metoo Dems re-elect Bob Menendez?

New Jersey’s Senate race has been tighter than expected.  Although recent polls by CBS and Quinnipiac show Menendez with a comfortable lead, other outlier polls like one by Stockton University have the race within the margin of error.  Now Bob Hugin is using a new tactic: bringing up Menendez’s severe ethical issues.

Senator Bob Menendez just finished an ethics trial with a hung jury over charges that he was taking bribes and traveling to other countries to hire underage prostitutes.  Menendez voted against Brett Kavanaugh, saying Christine Ford was “not only to be believed” but was “a hero”.  Hugin is now using his own words against him attacking Menendez for hiring underage prostitutes.  Menendez’s lawyers argued that the underage prostitution in another country “would hardly be a Federal crime”.

Here is the hard hitting ad:

 

Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill is in trouble after a hidden camera caught her and her staff supporting a ban on all semi-automatic rifles and impeachment.  According to her staff, they have to lie about their support in order to get moderate votes in red leaning Louisiana.  They also said they would lie to voters after she was elected saying that national security issues prevented them from saying they would support impeachment.

“It’s like we have to lie to get elected”

“Essentially.”

Here’s the video:

 

Bill Nelson is another Democrat Senator in trouble.  Nelson sent out an email calling for donations to help Hurricane Michael victims.  But the link in his email goes to Actblue, a liberal Political Action Committee.  Actblue also donates funds to Super PACs which are not legally permitted to coordinate with campaigns or candidates.

Actblue has sent money to several high level Democrats including Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi.  They have also funded violent Leftist protest groups.  While the funds donated for hurricane relief will likely go to that cause, Nelson’s use of a political PAC to raise funds guarantees that he will get access to their personal information and can solicit further donations or have directed marketing campaigns towards hurricane relief donors.  Nelson did not disclose in his email that Actblue was a political PAC.  He made it sound like they were a charitable relief organization.

Bill Nelson pleads for hurricane relief, directs donors to a liberal PAC instead

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Governor’s race tightens in Florida

It’s the economy, stupid.  Just kidding, that’s what it used to be.  Now it’s race and phony promises.  Gillum has turned around his political fortune by playing the race card and promising far more than he could ever deliver.  Even with a billion dollar tax hike, you have to wonder how he is going to give teachers raises when the economy crashes.  But none of that matters.  When Gillum destroys the economy, we must all sit and watch in horror with our hands over our mouths.  Any criticism would be racist, just like with Obama.

Fortunately, Floridians may be coming to their senses.  After a shock Rasmussen poll showed Gillum up by six points, the most recent poll out from Florida Atlantic University shows it as a 2 point race.  Rasmussen tends to lean right, giving Trump 50% approval ratings throughout 2018.  But the new poll tracks more closely with Quinnipiac’s 3 point lead for Gillum.  Quinnipiac tends to lean left.  That means the Florida governor’s race is still a toss up.  So perhaps we can have slight restoration of faith in the sanity of Florida voters.

New poll shows 2 point race in Florida

Judiciary committee chair Chuck Grassley has set a deadline of Friday morning for Christine Blasey Ford to decide whether or not to testify about the allegation letter Democrats have sat on since July.  Ford has flipped back and forth on whether she will actually show up.  Her lawyers have demanded an FBI investigation, even though it’s not a Federal issue, there is no evidence to investigate, and the FBI has already reviewed the information and declined.  Perhaps her lawyers aren’t very well versed in how things work.

I suppose Republicans should pat themselves on the back for entertaining this absurd sideshow.  In today’s cultural environment it is really necessary.  But the whole episode is unfortunate.  By turning Ford’s accusation into a circus event and using it as a delay strategy, Democrats have cheapened and discredited women who have been attacked and should be believed.  This, like Gillum playing the race card, harms real victims.  It also harms the country.  Rather than being able to come together in unity and say “racism is bad” or “women deserve to be heard and believed”, reasonable people must pause and ask “was it really racism?  Or was it a common phrase used in a context having nothing to do with race that a Democrat got offended at for political purposes”.  “Is she telling the truth?  Or is she an operative making non-falsifiable claims as a ploy to harm someone else for political reasons?”

It’s not fair that reasonable people should even have to ask.  Democrats have a credibility gap and an honor deficiency that has been made apparent by the Kavanaugh hearings.  They need to fix this.  Not for their own sake, but for the sake of real victims who they have turned into political football to score cheap points.

Ford has until Friday to decide if she will testify

Speaking of credible accusers, the former girlfriend of Democrat Representative Keith Ellison just released medical records detailing the physical abuse she experienced at his hand.  We’ve gone on about Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and other Democrat heroes who raped and murdered women.  But Democrats typically yawn and go on about how that is ancient history.  The Ellison abuse scandal is not ancient history.  It’s now.  He beat his girlfriend as recently as 2017.

Shouldn’t Ellison step down?  Shouldn’t the media care about this?  The media cycle is filled with a 35 year old accusation against Kavanaugh with no witnesses, no location, no date, no physical evidence, and plenty of political intrigue.  Is there simply no room left to talk about a real, current case of domestic abuse?  Certainly it couldn’t be that the media doesn’t care because of Ellison’s party affiliation.  If that were the case, it would validate Republican complaints that the media is severely biased.

Keith Ellison beat his girlfriend, but no one cares

Republicans call Christine Blasey Ford’s bluff

What started out as an 11th hour hail mary attempt by Democrats to get a delaying investigation has now blown up in their faces.  Democrats have been looking for anything it takes to delay the Kavanaugh nomination long enough to make it a 2018 election issue.  Democrats desperately need something to drive their voters to the polls in key Senate races across the country.

But what Democrats didn’t bargain for is Republicans challenging Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh to testify, and both of them agreeing.  When the Democrats turned an anonymous letter about an alleged assault from 35 years ago over to the FBI, they were hoping for an investigation, smear, doubt, and delay.  It didn’t matter what the investigation would turn up.  Like Russian collusion, all that would matter is that it existed.  Instead we are going to have Kavanaugh, who denies even being at the party, versus a liberal Democrat California professor and her infamous DNC supporting lawyer who refuse to even name other people at the party.

Christine Blasey Ford deserves to be heard.  So did Juanita Broderick, but Democrats didn’t care about that.  So we have the party of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton putting Ford forward as their new champion to stop Kavanaugh.  Perhaps, like Broderick, Ford will be able to find other witnesses who were at the party and willing to come forward to testify that they saw Kavanaugh there and drunk.  Perhaps, like Broderick who alleged that she was raped by Bill Clinton, Ford will have friends who can testify to what she looked like after the incident.  Perhaps she’ll have something that gives her any credibility.

Then you have the intrigue.  Christine Blasey Ford has a reason to hold a grudge against Kavanaugh aside from the fact that she’s a Trump hating liberal.  Brett Kavanaugh’s mom, also a judge, ruled against Christine Blasey Ford’s dad in a 2006 foreclosure hearing.  Suddenly the metamorphosis of her story from a suppressed memory about a drunken pool party with an attack by four unnamed boys to Kavanaugh drunk at a pool party attacking her with a friend seems even more suspicious.

When she swears an oath and testifies before Congress and they ask her questions like “where was the house” and “what were the names of the other people there” and this thing comes apart, Democrats should face severe consequences.  Already, rather than people coming forward and saying they remember that party, we have 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school saying he was honorable and would never have done this.  You would think someone other than Christine Blasey Ford would have remembered Kavanaugh being at that party by now and would have come forward. For Ford herself, she can’t remember where the house was, whose house it was, and how she got there or how she got home.

What we have is a liberal professor with a shifting story that cannot be proven or disproven from 35 years ago about to take the stand and try to convince us that Kavanaugh was a drunk rapist as a teenager.  She has reason to hate Kavanaugh both politically and personally.  The whole story was so implausible that Democrats didn’t even use it until the very last minute as a delay/doubt tactic.  Now this exhibit at the circus is going to be nationally televised.

In a fair world, Democrats would suffer election losses over this circus.  But many Democrats live in the world of Dan Rather, where if they hate someone enough they will know in their hearts any accusation against that person is true.  Or perhaps the world of Harry Reid who acknowledged that he will lie to advance the liberal agenda after falsely claiming that Mitt Romney’s tax returns were fraudulent.  We’ve seen Spartacus at this circus; Corey Booker trying to turn himself into a martyr and hilariously failing.  And of course, the phony Native American Elizabeth Warren trying to fundraise off of the Christine Blasey Ford accusation.

On Monday, the chips are on the table.  Ford will face a lot of questions about her parents’ foreclosure, about where this pool party took place, about who else was there, about why she waited 35 years.  Then we’ll all realize there is no semen stained dress.  There are no tapes.  There are no party going witnesses.  She wasn’t a campaign volunteer who allowed Kavanaugh into her room cause she just wanted to meet him.  She wasn’t a former lover, masseuse, or co-worker in the car.  She’s a hostile operative from the opposing party with plenty of reasons to make it all up and nothing so far to lend her credibility.

Twitter, Facebook, #metoo, and a rare rebuke from one liberal to another

First, James Clapper took John Brennan to task over the weekend over his rhetoric.  Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, said that Brennan says what’s on his mind, but that is becoming a problem.  Brennan is the former director of the CIA and recently lost his security clearance after becoming an MSNBC commentator and insisting that the President committed treason.  Brennan has offered no evidence for his claims except his heartfelt belief that Trump colluded with the Russians.

The problem with insisting on baseless claims of Russian collusion is that Brennan speaks as someone who has authority as a former CIA director, not just as as a political commentator.  Bill Nelson recently ran into the same problem when he claimed the Russians had infiltrated Florida’s election system.  It’s either a flat out lie used to influence an election, or it’s the illegal release of classified information.  Since John Brennan and Bill Nelson have not had criminal referrals for illegally giving out classified information, it’s clear they are lying.

Former Obama officials battle over the appropriateness of public accusations

If you thought Social Media platforms might have an inherent bias against conservative outlets, it’s because that is true.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted they have a left leaning bias, but said they are aware of their own bias and try not to let it affect their decisions.

Meanwhile, Facebook is in hot water for letting real estate companies and lenders violate the Fair Housing Act by using advertising that targets their desired demographics.  So apparently they aren’t quite as leftist when it comes to making money.  If a leftist company violates leftist principles, does anyone care?

Facebook violates 1968 Civil Rights Act by allowing advertisers to discriminate against minorities

Speaking of hypocrisy, one of the first accusers of Harvey Weinstein secretly paid off one of her own victims.  Ground floor member of the #metoo movement Asia Argento paid $380,000 to silence a male actor who she had raped when he was 17.  The payment came shortly after Argento accused Weinstein.  She was 37 and child actor Jimmy Bennett was 17 when she assaulted him.

Weinstein accuser pays off her own victim