Things have gotten a little uncomfortable for top Democrats now that another of their insiders, Harvey Weinstein, has joined former President Bill Clinton in being exposed as a serial rapist and molester. From all accounts Weinstein is a human pig, just like Bill.
This is a fact that his close political associates claim they had no inkling of prior to the victims coming forward, although his misconduct was no secret to those in the restaurants and bars he used as extensions of his casting couch. It seems it was an open secret industry-wide as well.
Now the number of victims is exploding, with 13 women saying they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Weinstein, three of them accusing him of rape. Famous and somewhat “respectable” actresses, such as Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, giving the claims a great deal of credibility. Even “nasty woman” Ashley Judd is among the accusers, as are Rosanna Arquette, Asia Argento and Mira Sorvino.
The Democrats have clearly been hoping that their personal friend and donor, as well as their connection to the Hollywood glamour and cash would dodge the bullet. It is evident, particularly with Weinstein being fired from his own company, that that isn’t going to happen.
The supposed daughter of the former pretend president Hussein Obama, Malia, was an intern at Weinstein’s company beginning in February of this year. Of course we might expect common sense would exempt her from his lecherous advances, but not much of what he’s been doing over the years seems to have involved common sense.
It’s easy to envision Weinstein being intimidated by the prospect of a tongue-lashing from Hussein Obama, about how groping his daughter isn’t “the right thing to do,” and how Weinstein must “hearken to his better angels” because that’s not “who we are.” The threat of being subjected to an Obama babble is a powerful incentive towards proper behavior. There’s also always the threat of the masculine Michelle Obama beating the daylights out of him.
Still, remaining silent in the face of all of the allegations was beginning to take its toll on the Obama and the Clintons. They had to make a statement and at least pretend to disapprove of Weinstein’s conduct. Pretending is what they do as politicians; it should be a piece of cake.
On Tuesday the Obamas made their statement, probably released in coordination with the Clintons, denouncing their pervert predator friend and supporter to the degree that their advisers felt was necessary.
A joint statement issued by Hussein Obama said, “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
In protecting their ability to label the Republicans as those engaged in a “war on women,” or not respecting women, the identity politics Obamas added, “We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture – including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect – so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.”
The Clinton statement carried only Hillary Clinton’s name on it. After all, aside from expressing his own feelings of inadequacy by comparison, what could Bill Clinton say? Hillary said she was “shocked and appalled.” Shocked that he was finally busted, perhaps, just as she and the rest of us would be if Jeff Sessions ever decided to prosecute her for her crimes.
Weinstein was supposed to be untouchable. It’s not likely the woman who attacked those accusing her husband was appalled by similar conduct by one of her friends. That’s political blather also directed towards her own identity politics, gender motivated base.
Clinton issued a statement saying, “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.” They waited five days to make a statement, a stark change from the immediate pouncing involved in the Access Hollywood tapes of Donald Trump, who was describing consensual behavior rather than the molestation of Weinstein.
Seeing these elitist phonies sweat and twist in their hypocrisy dance should be at least as much fun to watch as one of Weinstein’s movies.
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