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Posted 10/4/2017 9:07 AM


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From the Star Spangled Banner to Dr. Seuss the whole casserole is ruined by racism. Who knew. And 20 mins into the LAS Vegas Massacre the likes of Hillary piping up from near empty book signings is at it again. Wanting a house to house round up of firearms even though Cook County Illinois ( Chicago ) for our Posters from down under, Chicago with strict gun control has the gang bangers and wannabes firing away on a daily basis to the tune of approaching 800 homicides in 2017.

Even Michelle Obama has said in no uncertain terms some people need to move past politics and give way to " fresh ideas " ...Gee wonder who she meant ?


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It seems that the failed Democrat candidate simply can't resist reminding everyone why she was and is the best gift to the Republicans that has come along in some time. She can't seem to accept the idea that she has become irrelevant.

From the The Daily Beast by Matt Wilstein...

The last time Hillary Clinton sat down with Jimmy Fallon, she was still about six weeks away from the worst night of her life. On that night last September, she handed the host a bag of literal softballs as a way to lightly rib him for his widely-panned interview with Donald Trump just a few days earlier.

On Wednesday night, Clinton returned to The Tonight Show. Fallon didn’t dare touch her hair. Rather, he began by asking why there’s no question mark at the end of the title of her new book, What Happened.

“There's no exclamation point either,” Clinton joked. She went on to explain, as she did on previous book tour stops, that she wanted to “pull the curtain back” and “invite people in to see what happened from my perspective.” She again talked about how “devastated” she was as the results of the election became clear on the night of November 8th. But she also said she would have felt differently had she been running against a different Republican opponent.

“I wouldn’t be so worried about my country—and the world—as I am now when I see what’s going on every single day,” Clinton said, adding that she “can’t help” but think of how she would do every single thing differently as she watches the Trump administration in action.

Specifically on Puerto Rico, she said, “It’s hard to figure out, you know, what are the priorities if 3.5 million Americans—and Puerto Ricans are Americans, let’s make sure people remember that—if they aren’t the highest priority of your government in responding to such a terrible natural disaster, what are you people spending your time doing, right? Golfing, tweeting, watching cable TV?”.  Like what you were doing the night of Benghazi??

Later, Fallon, in a seeming attempt at absolution for his Trump interview, said, “I’ve got to tell you that I just think you’ve dedicated your whole life to this country, and I want to thank you for doing that, and for just everything you’ve done. I mean, you’re in the history books forever.”

Clinton assured Fallon that she is not going to stop speaking out on issues she thinks are important. “I’ve got the freedom to do that,” she said. “I’m not running for anything, (?)I can talk about what is at stake in these different decisions that are being made,” including “taking on the NRA.”

As could have been expected, Clinton received a ton of heat from conservatives this week when she responded to the mass shooting in Las Vegas by tweeting, “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” Even PolitiFact deemed that statement false. But she was undeterred in her vow to keep fighting on the issue.

“I can’t believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on earth is totally sold to the gun lobby,” Clinton continued, “and will do whatever they are ordered to do, despite the loss of life.” She then called out Trump for signing an executive order upon taking office that reversed an action by President Obama that made it harder for people with mental illness to access guns.

“I mean, this makes no sense,” she said. “And the vast majority of Americans, and the vast majority of gun owners, know we need common sense gun safety measures, (?). so I’m going to keep fighting for it and speaking out about it.” 

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Cam Newton made a joke a light hearted remark at a press conference when a female reporter asked him an inane involved question about receivers running routes does he have " pride " in his receivers yada yada yada and Cam sad it's funny hearing a woman asking questions about routes...A light hearted give and take between star QB and obscure newspaper reporter...But oh no the NFL who doesn't mind players spitting on flag and country said something to the effect that this is not how the NFL thinks in terms of " equality and gender " ....

And a sponsor Dannon yogurt has cut ties with Newton. Remind me to cut ties with Dannon yogurt at the supermarket and the NO FUN LEAGUE (NFL) reminds citizens young and old male female black or white that this pile of jockstraps penalties and protests is going the way of he Edsel the Gremlin and Newspapers...It's quickly headed for obscurity.

The PC poleece are running the asylum ...
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And to think that all of the Obama/Hillary loyalists went absolutely ballistic over the infamous Billy Bush/Trump Access Hollywood recordings last October. It seems yet again that words are condemned far greater than actions in the universe of the left. But then again, it all depends on who is saying the words or committing the actions.

Weinstein ties to Clinton, Obama run deep

As Democratic lawmakers begin to distance themselves from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the break-up might be a bit tougher for the Clintons and Obamas – whose ties to the mega-producer and Democratic donor run deep.

Hillary Clinton, after facing mounting pressure to speak out, broke her silence on the allegations Tuesday. Five days after the Weinstein accusations emerged, Clinton released a statement saying she was “shocked and appalled.” Late Tuesday, the Obamas released a statement of their own, saying: “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accoubtable, regardless of wealth or status.”

A deep and tangled history with Weinstein could help explain the delay.

The producer -- using his connections to the wealthy Hollywood and New York elite -- gave or helped raise more than $100,000 for Barack Obama and the Clintons since at least 1995, according to OpenSecrets.org. Roughly half of that went to Hillary Clinton's presidential and Senate campaigns, including a political committee she used to support other Democrats and a joint fund with the DNC in 2016.

In total, Weinstein gave or helped raise -- or “bundle” -- $1.5 million for Democratic candidates over that time, according to Open Secrets, the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics’ website that tracks campaign finance.

Weinstein, who was fired from his own company Sunday following sexual misconduct allegations dating back decades, hosted two Hillary Clinton fundraisers just in the last election.

CLINTON: 'SHOCKED AND APPALLED' BY WEINSTEIN ALLEGATIONS

On Tuesday, Clinton denounced Weinstein’s actions and said such behavior "cannot be tolerated." But neither she nor Obama has revealed plans to return his money or donate it to charity, like New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats have done.

As with Clinton, Weinstein has been a significant donor and fundraiser for the 44th president -- having raised or helped raise roughly $56,000 for the former Democratic president’s Obama Victory Fund.

Former Democratic presidential nominee says she was 'shocked and appalled' by sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood kingpin.Video
Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Weinstein revelations

One memorable event was held in 2012 at Weinstein’s oceanfront estate in Connecticut, where he teamed up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour for a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser.

“Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women's rights, this president has fought the good fight," Weinstein said in introducing Obama, according to a pool report at the time. "You can make the case that he's the Paul Newman of American presidents."

Obama’s daughter, Malia, also did an internship for the Weinstein Company in New York between high school and attending college this fall.

'You can make the case that he's the Paul Newman of American presidents.'
- Harvey Weinstein, speaking of Barack Obama at a 2012 fundraiser

When it came time for Democratic heavyweights to rally around Clinton for the 2016 cycle, Weinstein was there in a big way.

The producer co-hosted one Clinton fundraiser in October 2015 -- again with Wintour -- that purportedly included a photo-op with Clinton attendees who paid at least $2,700.

He then hosted another about eight months later with wife Georgina Chapman in their New York City home. The event was reportedly co-hosted by such stars as Jennifer Lopez and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio.

Weinstein also attended a Wintour runway style event in fall 2016 that showcased designer Clinton campaign T-shirts and was attended by Clinton daughter Chelsea Clinton and fashion designer Michael Kors.

The 65-year-old Weinstein -- who broke into the film business in 1979 with his and brother Bob’s independent film company Miramax -- is also a major Clinton Foundation contributor, having given $100,000 to $250,000, according the group’s website.

Weinstein was ousted by the Weinstein Company’s board of directors following a New York Times exposé that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations against him.

The Times story states Weinstein reached settlements with at least eight women since 1990 over harassment allegations, including from actress Ashley Judd and several former employees. New accusations, some of them even including allegations of rape, emerged in a New Yorker story published Tuesday.

Weinstein has publicly apologized, though he and his lawyers have criticized some of the reporting. In response to The New Yorker report, a representative told the magazine: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein."

Beyond Schumer, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Al Franken of Minnesota and others have donated some or all of their Weinstein money to women’s groups.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Well....the shooter's girlfriend has disappeared,

The shot security guard canceled appearences for some reason,

and the good sheriff is nowhere to be seen.

Guess the FBI and whoever else is investigating this is still trying to come up with a version of the massacre that they can get the American public to believe

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And of course as you would expect the hate night comic trio of Colbert, Fallon, and Kimmel have little or nothing to say about Harvey Weinstein. How very predictable.

If Weinstein was a pro-Trump GOP person, they would be bludgeoning him nonstop.

But since old Harv is a liberal democrat, it is hands off. Let's move on. Nothing to see here.
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This Hillary insanity just keeps getting more and more bizarre. Does this foolish woman forget the depraved career of her husband. Does she realize what she is doing to the Democrat "brand"?

From "The Hill" by Julia Manchester.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton discussed the culture of sexual assault following a myriad of new sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood film producer and longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein.

In an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News on Saturday, Clinton said:

"Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency. So there's a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be addressed," Clinton said when asked if she had heard rumors of Weinstein's behavior before the bombshell reports.

"I think it's important that we stay focused, and shine a bright spotlight, and try to get people to understand how damaging this is," she continued.

"The women coming forward is the only way that that story will be told," she said.

Clinton's comments come as accusations against Weinstein going back decades continue to surface from major Hollywood actresses including Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale.

Trump faced major backlash during the presidential campaign when he was heard bragging about groping and kissing women on a leaked "Access Hollywood" tape from 2005.

Numerous sexual assault allegations surfaced against Trump during the campaign.

Clinton, along with the Obamas, came under scrutiny after they issued statements condemning Weinstein's behavior five days after the scandal broke.

"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," Clinton said.

Clinton announced on Tuesday that she would be donating the money Weinstein contributed to her campaign.


 

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LezzyAmigo posts the " hate night comedy trio " cracked me up loved that label. The clown's send in Colbert and co.

And Skyhawk posts the latest, the Vegas shooters Manila honey has disappeared and I had heard the security guard pulled an invisible Man act prior to an interview. Mighty curious. If this despicable piece of trash wasn't ISIS inspired then I'm Groucho Marx.

Hillary. If that doll ( not ) hasn't pressured a woman or two into sex then I'm Harpo Marx. I mean take a look at that 1000 mile stare her playmate Houma has every time in public. Woman looks like a Stockholm Syndrome face if I've ever seen one.
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Sylvester wrote: "... the Vegas shooters Manila honey has disappeared and I had heard the security guard pulled an invisible Man act prior to an interview. Mighty curious. If this despicable piece of trash wasn't ISIS inspired then I'm Groucho Marx."

He did everything that ISIS could possibly ask of him, Sylvester.

"Hillary. If that doll (not) hasn't pressured a woman or two into sex then I'm Harpo Marx. I mean take a look at that 1000 mile stare her playmate Houma has every time in public. Woman looks like a Stockholm Syndrome face if I've ever seen one."

In Chapter 7 of Hillary's book ("What Happened"), Mrs. Clinton briefly mentions how, on election night, after realizing that she wasn't going to win, the former First Lady relieved her anger & stress by stripping Houma completely nude, handcuffing the woman's wrists to the bedposts in her hotel suite, and then spanking the dark-haired woman's ass while simultaneously doing her doggy-style with the strap-on that Hillary keeps with her at all times for exactly this purpose. It's all there on page 214 if you'd care to read it for yourself.

Meanwhile, Hillary's feminist allies (who are now regularly calling all Trump-supporters "white supremacists"), continue to back the approved Democratic Party mantra about all Muslims being no different than you or me. Robert Fulford just penned the following for Canada's National Post web-site:

Feminists are failing to confront Islamic society's treatment of women

Feminists do a disservice to their sisters in Islam when they ignore practices they would never tolerate in their own lives


Of all the citizen-driven movements of our time, feminism has proven the most successful. Through argument and passion, feminists have made serious changes. In equal-pay legislation, marital rights, education, politics and the professions, women are better off. They have even erased, in many places, entrenched anti-woman prejudices that seemed unshakeable only a few decades ago.

But on one subject feminists have failed completely. They have remained silent on the brutal reality of women in Islamic countries.

Feminists of all genders do a disservice to their sisters in Islam when they ignore ordained rules and practices they would never tolerate in their own lives. This crucial (and rather embarrassing) flaw in Western feminism was emphasized recently by two women with deep knowledge of the problem: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born, ex-Muslim author renowned for her criticism of Islam; and Asra Q. Nomania, a co-founder of the Muslim Reform Movement.

In a joint statement directed at women who marched across the U.S. against President Donald Trump’s policies, they said: “We’re still waiting for a march against honour killings, child marriages, polygamy, sex slavery or female genital mutilation.”

They implied that they expected to wait a long time. Hirsi Ali believes that feminist thinking avoids a reasonable approach to Islam: “If one finds white male sexism intolerable, then one should find all male sexism just as intolerable. Excusing men of colour, Muslims, immigrants or men living in non-Western societies for bad behaviour toward women is an expression of the bigotry of low expectations. The result of this mindset is that Christianity is criticized for every misstep against women but Islam is protected from the glare of scrutiny.”

As Hirsi Ali sees it, there are several reasons why universal standards are not applied to Muslim men. Feminists may view them as victims of colonialism and military invasions. They may be forgiven because they are new immigrants facing cultural alienation. Or perhaps they can’t be deprived of “their last source of pride: their domination over their women.”

Sadly, Hirsi Ali is not always taken seriously by those who need her most. Feminists, if they notice her, tend to take a guarded position. They seem to fear that she’s too direct when writing on a subject they approach with caution. While she seems a heroic figure to many of us, I believe many feminists would be happier if she stopped writing.

One highly experienced advocate from the last feminist surge has argued from a position much like Hirsi Ali’s. Phyllis Chesler said recently in a speech that feminists have failed to confront the rampant misogyny at the heart of Islam. She thinks feminists condemn Western imperialism but refuse to acknowledge the long history of Islamic imperialism, colonialism, slavery, anti-black racism and religious and gender apartheid.

In the 1960s and 1970s, as Chesler campaigned with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and other organizations, she understood that they were talking about women everywhere. She also worked with Muslim dissidents and artists from Israel, Egypt, Kuwait, Iran and Lebanon. Now, she complains that, “What I describe as a ‘faux feminism’ has arisen in the last 30 years, a postmodern and postcolonial feminism that passionately condemns Christianity and Judaism but dares not critique religiously supremacist Islam for this same reason.” She thinks that women’s studies associations and national feminist organizations are not merely politically correct. They have become “Islamically correct.”

She recalls organizing rape-crisis counselling and new laws about rape. Today, feminists in the West are not rescuing rape victims in Islamic communities, she says, because they “are too nervous about being called Islamophobes, racists or colonialists.” She recommends that feminists help girls and women in the West “who are being beaten, stalked, and death-threatened by their own families because they refuse to veil or to marry their first cousin.” She wants feminists everywhere to create shelters where honour-based violence is forbidden.

Perhaps the central problem is that feminism has been shaped by its potential audience. In the West, it speaks to women and men who have learned that critical thinking is a natural part of civilization. Those reared in Islam, on the other hand, rarely have acquired that conviction. “They fear critical thinking,” Hirsi Ali has said. Feminists will never stop criticizing ignorant and powerful men in the West for their treatment of women, but they can’t imagine how to address the very different men produced by Islam.


- With the modern Democratic Party attempting to create a pro-Democrat Muslim voting block here in the U.S., don't expect liberal feminists to respond to this anytime soon!
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Feminists have ALSO failed to confront how powerful, politically-progressive MEN right here in the United States treat women! James Kirchick wrote the following for the Daily Beast:

The Left-Wing Heroes Who Treat Women Like Garbage

From hard-lefties like Black Panthers and the ‘Dirtbag Left’ to liberals named Clinton and Kennedy and Weinstein, the long line of men who talk one way but behave another


Thankfully, Harvey Weinstein’s political allies aren’t falling for his shtick of promising to repent and to “channel [his] anger” toward Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. Over the past two weeks, he has been ritually denounced by practically every entertainment industry collaborator and political beneficiary he collected over a remarkable three-decade career in pictures and politics.

Yet Weinstein is just the latest in a long line of men whose left-wing politics coexisted harmoniously with retrograde attitudes about women. In his statement, Weinstein said that he “came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different.” Many people scoffed at this explanation, as this was precisely the time when women’s liberation brought workplace sexism to the societal forefront. But Weinstein was right in a way he didn’t comprehend. Ever since second-wave feminism became part of the political left, there have been men who, ostensibly enlightened in the realm of gender relations, are in fact deeply misogynist and believe that their progressive street cred somehow obviates their attitudes about women, attitudes as regressive as those held by the Mad Men-era males who ruled the earth just before the sexual revolution.

Revolutionary movements, often preaching violence and imbued with machismo, lend themselves easily to chauvinism. Andreas Baader, who formed an eponymous West German terrorist organization in 1970 with feminist journalist Ulrike Meinhof, spoke of all women as “cunts.” Like Baader, who would be remembered solely as a criminal had he not adopted a revolutionary political agenda to justify his gang’s murder and bombing spree, the leaders of the Black Panther Party preached a more equitable world while subjugating the women in their midst. The party newspaper railed against abortion as “a victory for the oppressive ruling class who will use [abortion] to kill off Black and other oppressed people before they are born,” and the birth control pill as “another type of genocide that the power structure has poured into the Black community.” It once expelled a member for terminating a pregnancy, and according to historian Kate Coleman, the group “punished rank-and-file females for even minor ‘infractions’ by turning them out as prostitutes.”

In his memoir Soul on Ice, Panther “Minister of Information” Eldridge Cleaver wrote of how he viewed rape as an “insurrectionary act.” After he “practiced” on black women, he moved onto white ones, as “it delighted me that I was defying and trampling upon the white man's law, upon his system of values, and that I was defiling his women.” Panther Party co-founder and “Minister of Defense” Huey Newton talked a good game when it came to female equality, publishing a letter in the party newspaper reproving sexism (and homophobia) and declaring “we recognize the women’s right to be free.” Yet Newton authorized the beating of the woman who managed the Panther Liberation School after she reprimanded a male colleague. Oh, and he murdered a 17-year-old prostitute because she referred to him as “baby.”

Radical Chic,” the romanticizing of violent revolutionary leftists by genteel bourgeois liberals, was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 to describe the party Leonard Bernstein hosted at his Park Avenue Penthouse for the Panthers. The phenomenon has long since been a feature of progressive politics. Gerry Healy was a Stalinist who led Britain’s Workers Revolutionary Party, an “anti-imperialist” groupuscule partly funded by Muammar Qadafi and Saddam Hussein, whose more presentable patrons included Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. According to his former secretary, this man of the people used apartments owned by the party in a “completely opportunist way for sexual liaisons” to “degrade women and girl comrades and destroy their self-respect.” Ultimately, some 26 women accused Healy of “gross sexual abuse.” According to Vanessa Redgrave, however, “these allegations are all lies and the women who are supposed to have made them are all liars. I don't care whether it's 26, 36 or 236. They are all liars.” Believe All Women, in other words, except those who accuse our Dear Leader.

A similarly paranoid, conspiratorial defense in response to allegations of sexual abuse is registered by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Upon hearing that two Swedish women had accused him of rape and sexual assault in 2010, Assange issued a vague threat, captured by filmmaker (and erstwhile collaborator) Laura Poitras in her recent documentary Risk: “They will be reviled forever by a large segment of the global population, so I don’t think it’s in their interest to proceed that way.” Two years later, evading extradition to Sweden, Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has remained ever since. (Both investigations have since been dropped, one because the statute of limitations expired, the second because the prosecutor figured it fruitless to continue pursuing a fugitive so hell-bent on avoiding justice that he would coop himself up in a tiny building for five years). Citing no evidence whatsoever, Assange and his supporters claim that he is the victim of a “honey-trap” sprung by the American security state. In interviews from his self-imposed captivity and on his Twitter feed, Assange frequently emits sexist drivel, claiming that the only reason he fell into legal trouble is that “Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,” tweeting that “feminism=sterility,” and gloating that a male Australian politician “just got rolled... by a woman.”

Former British parliamentarian George Galloway, a slavish devotee of the Syrian mass-murderer Bashar al-Assad and a one-time comrade of the rapist Healy, rose to defend Assange by claiming that it is not necessarily rape if a man penetrates a woman while she is sleeping. (Galloway speaks with such conviction on this matter that one can only assume he is experienced in the field of having one’s sexual partners fall into slumber mid-coitus). “I mean, not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion,” Galloway assured, speaking on behalf of no woman, ever.

As long as there has been misogyny on the left, women feminists have fought it. In 1970 -- the same year Andreas Baader founded his revolutionary cell and Leonard Bernstein was introducing Upper East Side society matrons to the Black Panthers – the feminist writer Robin Morgan wrote a groundbreaking essay entitled, “Goodbye to All That.” Taking on “the good guys who think they know what ‘Women’s Lib,’ as they so chummily call it, is all about – and who then proceed to degrade and destroy women by almost everything they say and do,” Morgan wrote that, “it hurts to understand that at Woodstock or Altamont a woman could be declared uptight or a poor sport if she didn’t want to be raped.” She attacked the Weathermen, the American analogue to Baader-Meinhof, “with the Stanley Kowalski image and theory of free sexuality but practice of sex on demand for males,” and the patriarchal attitudes prevalent among New Left organizations more broadly, waving “goodbye to the dream that being in the leadership collective will get you anything but gonorrhea.” 47 years later, her critique could be applied to Harvey Weinstein, who earnestly seemed to believe, at least in his initial apology, that a series of random liberal bromides condemning Donald Trump and the NRA immunized him from the charge of sexism.
 
Moving beyond the sexism of the revolutionary left -- a symptom of the machismo that its adherents ape from their ideological adversaries on the far right -- is the more prosaic, carnal sort practiced by mainstream liberal politicians. Ted Kennedy should have spent a long time in prison after he drunkenly drove an Oldsmobile Delmont off a bridge at Chappaquiddick island in 1969, leaving the young Mary Jo Kopechne, an idealistic aide to his murdered brother Bobby, to die. Instead, thanks to Kennedy family fixers and the absolution Massachusetts voters will grant to any member of the Kennedy clan, for any transgression, he served a two-month suspended sentence and 40 more years in the United States Senate.

Chappaquiddick did little to inhibit Kennedy’s lascivious comportment. Michael Kelly’s classic 1990 GQ profile, “Ted Kennedy on the Rocks,” recounts a sozzled and priapic 57-year-old man hitting on 16-year-old congressional pages, gulping down seemingly all the alcohol along the Eastern seaboard, and sexually assaulting a waitress at a DC restaurant with fellow solon Chris Dodd. A former staffer told Kelly that one of his erstwhile colleagues on the Senator’s staff acted as “a pimp... whose real position was to procure women for Kennedy,” not unlike the role that Italian fixer Fabrizio Lombardo played for Harvey Weinstein. Kennedy, Kelly concluded, had been raised “to take what he wants, to treat women as score-markers in the game of sport-fucking.” But thanks to the diligence and professionalism of his staff, Kennedy became a hero to liberals, referred to ubiquitously as “the lion of the Senate.”
 
Bill Clinton’s relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky should never have been grounds for impeachment. Still, it was nonetheless the epitome of the inappropriate workplace sexual relationship that feminists typically decry. Indeed, the power dynamic between these two consenting adults may have been the most disparate in modern American history, what with the most powerful man in the world deploying his clout – and then, when scandal erupted, that of his entire political operation – against a hapless intern. Like every single one of Bill Clinton’s many female accusers, Lewinsky was viciously attacked by liberals and ostensible feminists. “Drag a hundred dollars through a trailer park and there's no telling what you'll find,” Clinton adviser James Carville infamously said of Paula Jones. Yet for many purported feminists, Clinton’s atrocious behavior toward individual women was irrelevant. “I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal,” Time’s then-White House correspondent Nina Burleigh declared, offering precisely the sort of (gendered) indulgence that liberal cads like Clinton, Kennedy and Weinstein hope to gain in exchange for promoting left-wing causes. “I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”

The third incarnation of the left-wing misogynist is the “woke” male feminist “ally.” Jamie Kilstein, a comedian and former host of the podcast Citizen Radio (guests of which have included Noam Chomsky, Rachel Maddow, and Ralph Nader), is a particularly egregious case. Kilstein’s act was that of a foul-mouthed funnyman who could be lewd and rude in excoriating right-wingers but sensitive and enlightened when it came to women. On the podcast, he spoke passionately about “rape culture,” the importance of abortion rights and frequently acknowledged his “male privilege.” In a 2013 video, he instructed men to “listen to women. Don’t be a dick to women.” When domestic violence allegations were raised against Johnny Depp, he implored his male listeners to “be a good person and believe women.”

If this relentless renunciation of male boorishness sounds like the behavior of a man desperate to take sexual advantage of his groupies, that’s because it was. After multiple women accused Kilstein of making unwanted sexual advances or being emotionally abusive, he was dropped from the podcast.

Hugo Schwyzer was another self-described “male feminist.” A professor of gender studies and an organizer of the Los Angeles Slutwalk, an event aimed at ending the shame directed toward rape victims, Schwyzer was a prolific writer of online essays peppered with third-wave feminist buzz-phrases. Yet his career as an “ally” came to a crashing end when it was revealed that he had deceived his followers about a murder attempt he made years ago on an ex-girlfriend. That led to a Twitter meltdown in which he admitted, “I f****ed porn stars I met through my class,” “I cheated on my wife and pretended to be reformed,” and “I wrote an article in The Atlantic condemning age-disparate relationships the same week that I was sleeping with a 32-year-old. And sexting a 27-year-old.” Schwyzer also admitted, “My expertise is British medieval church history. I had no business teaching feminism, however well I may have taught it. I then built a career as a well-known online male feminist on fraudulent pretenses.” That he was able to get away with it for so long shows how easy it is for even the most unqualified and loutish of men to assume the mantle “male feminist” provided they spout the correct jargon.

Finally, there is the misogyny of the contemporary hard left, which often mocks feminism as a bourgeois concern standing in the way of revolution. Mark Ames makes no pretense of being a feminist, though he does reside somewhere on the far left of the political spectrum. He made a name for himself in the late 1990s as the less talented member of the duo (the other being Matt Taibbi) that founded the eXile, a rollicking biweekly newspaper that covered, and cheerfully exploited, the burgeoning drug and prostitution scene in post-Soviet Moscow. Alongside mordant critiques of the Western press corps and a series in which Ames traveled the former Soviet Union sampling the services of various “whores,” the paper was rife with crass observations about women, like the “fat-ankled” expats and the “gorilla ass” of a former colleague. In a book about the paper’s early exploits, Ames recounted his threat to kill a woman he had impregnated if she refused to get an abortion as well as his exploits with a 15-year-old girl whom he had also impregnated. In a 2000 interview, Ames discussed the finer points of dating Russian women, who “expect you to rape them.”

The gonzo, acerbic style practiced by the eXile lives on today in the “Dirtbag left,” a loose assortment of thirtysomethings grouped around the popular “Chapo Trap House” podcast and sympathetic toward the newly resurgent Democratic Socialists of America. As is usually the case with the far left, the Dirtbags’ main enemies are not conservatives but mainstream liberals, whom they view as too moderate and civil for the coming revolution. On Twitter, two of the podcast’s mostly male cast recently posed around Bill Cosby’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star under the caption, “Hey libs try taking THIS statue down,” while another host mocked a rape victim. Frequent Chapo guest Sam Kriss, a British communist and prominent supporter of hard left Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was recently suspended from the party and fired from his job as a columnist at Vice following accusations of sexual harassment. As reported by the object of his unwanted attentions, Kriss’s seduction skills combine the artlessness of a conventional chauvinist with the inimitable entitlement of a Mercedes Marxist:

Sam said, “so do you want to come back to mine to see my massive house?” “Don’t you mean your parents massive house?”

Yeah, but when they die I’ll inherit it

Kriss’s stock-in-trade as a writer is that of a tough guy unafraid to hurl playground insults at his ideological adversaries, to, in his own words, “make unpleasant comments about the way they look or talk,” “place them in gruesome sexual scenarios,” and “indulge in strange fantasies in which they get kidnapped and beaten to a pulp.” Given this modus operandi, it should not come as a surprise that Kriss’s attitude towards women could be summarized as, “Trump is a fascist, Corbyn is our savior, now surrender yourself to my sexual advances.” As embodied by Dirtbags like Chapo Trap House and Kriss, so much of contemporary hard left political commentary – distinguished by its sarcasm, profanity and ad hominem attack – is unacknowledged mimicry of Hunter S. Thompson, the hard-drinking, drug-abusing, Nixon-hating bard of the counter culture, and Norman Mailer, who moaned about “the womanization of America,” condemned contraception as an “abomination,” and stabbed his second wife in the neck.

What unites 60’s-era revolutionaries with Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Julian Assange, earnest “male feminists” and vulgar Brooklyn podcasters is not political ideology per se (Assange and Clinton have little in common politically, never mind the former’s contempt for the latter’s wife), but rather the belief that commitment to particular progressive causes — whether economic redistribution, abortion rights, an “anti-imperialist” foreign policy, or exposing governmental surveillance — insulates then from being misogynist pigs. In this view, anything – beginning with basic propriety and respect for women and ending with fundamental individual rights like freedom of speech and private property — can be excused if one has the “right” politics.

This attitude is the reverse image of, and just as ethically objectionable as, evangelical Christians excusing away Donald Trump’s moral depravity on the reasoning that he will roughly adhere to a socially conservative policy agenda. Both are contemptuous of women. And both betray a conviction that the ends justify the means, that the revolution requires a few broken eggs, that the cause is more important than the individual victims crushed in its path.


- Yes, I realize that was a LONG column, but he had a LOT of ground to cover - and he did an excellent job covering it!
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