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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Everywhere, institutions that liberals rely on are drowning beneath a progressive wave of #metoo. Voices long deemed soothing sound suddenly screechy, even menacing. So long, Garrison Keillor, folksy host of "A Prairie Home Companion." Goodbye, Charlie Rose, earnest public television interviewer. Good riddance, Harvey Weinstein, Democratic donor and purveyor of the kind of movies that well-educated people liked to talk about. Sorry to see you go, Al Franken, senator who gets health-care policy but also gets the joke. Au revoir, Hamilton Fish, publisher of the New Republic. Adios, Don Hazen, longtime lefty news executive.

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To preserve the institutions they revere, and on which civil society depends, liberals have to shed some ungainly weight, muscle up and step into the ring. If the fight goes well, they can pick up their pledge-drive potholder after the republic is secure.

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Wing-nut Field Manual Rule #27.

Deflect attention away from conservative proclivities toward children by pointing out liberal womanizers.

#1 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-27 08:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Tough Times for Liberals

Big EFFING Deal

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-27 08:09 AM | Reply

It's a bit ridiculous to make #MeToo about liberal abusers when Donald Trump, Roy Moore and Blake Farenthold are all accused of abusive sexual misconduct. This is not a phenomenon limited to one side or the other.

There is one difference, though: Liberals are much more likely to hold these men accountable. Al Franken was accused of doing far less than Trump and Moore and yet he was driven out of his Senate seat by pressure from other Democrats.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-27 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Franken ain't gone yet...

Some Dems want him to stay.
www.politico.com

This is not a phenomenon limited to one side or the other. -rcade

It kinda is.... Because these men were protected because of their ideology. More liberals got away with it. Pence is hammered for being appropriate, most conservative politicians know they are under the scope. Liberals not so much. Hell all of Trump's accusations are when he was a Democrat. This whole #metoo purpose is to eventually go after Trump, but it's backfired .......

Objectively if you look at the Clinton Lewinsky affair, it's a man of power using it to get sexual favors from someone who works for him... Exactly what NOW was preaching against.

But Clinton was protected by NOW because of his ideology. Had he been a Republican he would have been crucified. If it was Trump today, you would find some minor distinction to hang your outrage on.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-12-27 09:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

"More liberals got away with it."

Link?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-27 10:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Objectively if you look at the Clinton Lewinsky affair"

I guess "objectively" gets to overlook she was the first one to flirt.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-27 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 | POSTED BY COOKFISH AT 2017-12-27 10:15 AM | REPLY | FLAG"

The question then is why?

Is it because Trump is innocent of every accusation? This is a hard case to make given that he has been damned by his own words in some instances.

Or is it because those who could hold him accountable, his base, supporters and the GOP, put partisan politics before doing what is moral and ethical?

As an outsider looking in, it is clear to me that it is the latter. It is almost a badge of honor with Trump supporters that he has said and done things as a Presidential candidate and President that would have sank other men. Democrats are certainly not perfect, but this incarnation of the GOP displays almost daily a complete lack of moral character and a total absence of statesmanship.

As I typed that last word for some reason the image of Trump pushing aside the Montenegro prime minister came to mind and I actually laughed out loud at the absurd notion of linking Trump to statesmanship.

#8 | Posted by Foreigner at 2017-12-27 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

More liberals got away with it.

This is as false as it is hypocritical, considering that you are perfectly fine with Trump getting away with it.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-27 10:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Or is it because those who could hold him accountable, his base, supporters and the GOP, put partisan politics before doing what is moral and ethical?

Trump-supporting Republicans are willing to complete debate their ethics, morals and religious faith in support for him.

The biggest support for Roy Moore among Alabama Republicans came from evangelicals!

I can't imagine being a church-going person who supported a kiddy chaser banned from the mall. It's absolutely sick.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-27 10:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"More liberals got away with it."Link? - #5 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2017-12-27 10:03 AM
Are you asking someone to relink the article linked above to you?

#11 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-27 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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No, I'm asking for actual proof.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-27 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Any article which doesn't mention a single O'Reilly seems slanted from the start, yes?

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-27 11:30 AM | Reply

"The biggest support for Roy Moore among Alabama Republicans came from evangelicals!"

There is no better example of the ugliness of rank partisanship than that.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-27 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Any article which doesn't mention a single O'Reilly seems slanted from the start, yes?"

yes.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-27 12:47 PM | Reply

There is no better example of the ugliness of rank partisanship than that.

I expect a lot of partisanship -- both from Republicans and Democrats.

I did not expect it would lead to the open support of a credibly accused child molester.

Thank God the people of Alabama -- Democrats, independents and some Republicans -- kept us all from the shame of the words "U.S. Senator Roy Moore."

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-27 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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It's appalling it was close in the first place.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-27 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Any article which doesn't mention a single O'Reilly seems slanted from the start, yes?"

Yep...or Roger Ailes, even though his bloated carcass is rotting in the ground..

#18 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2017-12-27 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The difference is that Republicans (a la Donald Trump) are obviously proud of being sexual predators and deviants. Democrats are ashamed of it. It's really all you need to know about the mind-set and morality of the two Parties.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-28 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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