Ray Hanania: Tara Reade reminds us how hypocritical the DNC really is
If you ever wanted to know how hypocritical the sexual allegations against
President Trump are, all you need do is see how his foes, mostly Democrats, are
brushing off another claim of sexual harassment by a female victim against a
When I recall the Monica Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill
Clinton, what I remember most was not his outright lies and his abuse of
someone who worked under him. I remember how ferocious the Democrats and the
media were in beating down sexual harassment claims against Clinton by other
Clinton’s sexual abuse of Lewinsky was impossible to deny even if the
President tried to deny it until he was forced to admit he had lied. It
resulted in his impeachment. Clinton’s Democratic allies weighed in on their
friend by denouncing his sexual abuse of Lewinsky, but off-set that by
forcefully rejecting sexual accusations including of rape against Clinton by
four other women.
Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in 1978 while he was the
Arkansas attorney general. Kathleen Wiley accused President Clinton of groping
her breasts and forcing her to touch his crotch in the White House in 1993.
Paula Jones said she was sexually harassed by Clinton when he was Arkansas
governor in a hotel room. And Leslie Milwee, a former TV reporter, claimed
Governor Clinton sexually harassed and fondled her three times. They might have
been victims of sexual harassment but they were definitely victims of left-wing
Clinton’s political beat down over Lewinsky was enough, however, for most
Democrats who believed that they could ignore the other charges because they
impeached Clinton. The other accusations were pushed aside, marginalized and
cast off as “lies,” despite overwhelming evidence.
Now look at how those same Democrats treated President Trump. Every word,
every incident, every accusation was turned into a political platform in the
“Me Too” movement, a campaign used by the left to bash conservatives and trash
Trump’s indictment by the left was driven so hard that the politically
focused accusation has been laser tight around Trump and only Trump.
And now we have President Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden. Biden
has been credibly accused of sexually harassing a young female Tara Reade,
while she worked in Biden’s office 27 years ago when he was the senator from
The truth is that the people screaming about Trump’s sexual harassment
incidents don’t really care about sexual harassment or the women victims at
What they do care about is that the accusations can be used to tear Trump
down. That’s all they want to do.
In contrast, every sexual accusation against a major Democrat is
marginalized and brushed off as insignificant and lies.
I’m not saying Trump is the best president we have. He has flaws and has
made some stupid statements. He has acted ridiculously and made many mistakes.
In my opinion, Trump was far better than Hillary Clinton, who I have to believe
was her husband’s enabler and defender all so they could enjoy the highest
levels of political power. It was the price she was willing to pay.
But, so has every other person who has served as president. The difference
is how the national news media, which is left-leaning and pro-Democrat, chooses
to exaggerate some while downplaying and ignoring others.
They are doing just that now with Biden.
Instead of the slogan “Me Too,” the Democrats have come up with a new one
for the women who have accused Biden of sexual harassment. It’s called “Boo
Hoo.” Another is “Me Too, But Not You.” And still another one that fits is
“We’ll Tolerate anything from our ranks as long as it brings us back to total
Don’t ever think the national Democratic leaders care an iota about sexual
harassment. If they did, there would be one standard for everyone regardless of
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Roadrunners win 45-44 shootout for fourth state title
By Jeff Vorva Nazareth Academy’s football season opened in August with a 2-0 win over Kankakee. It closed the season Saturday afternoon with a 45-44 Class 5A state championship win over Peoria at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. And in between was a rollercoaster of wins and losses and a scramble just to make the playoffs.…
EPCHS art teacher draws something every day In Inktober
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OLCHS Thanksgiving food drive a success
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Palos Park Police Cadet food drive underway
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Orland Township to hold Bingo with Santa
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Comings & Goings: Pizza Castle now open in Hickory Hills
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Ring-tailed Lemurs at Brookfield Zoo enjoy 9th annual Thanksgiving feast
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Palos Lions trees have arrived and are ready for sale
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Stickney to designate parking for veterans; will add more police officers
By Carol McGowan The Village of Stickney has approved the installation of parking signs to designate spots for veterans. At the November 15 Village Board meeting, Mayor Jeff Walik revealed the sign and explained why they were going up at various locations in the village. “I was recently at Jewel in the village, and saw…
After congressional loss, Pekau ready to keep Orland Park a ‘fantastic town’
By Jeff Vorva In Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau’s first board meeting since his loss to Sean Casten for a congressional seat, he expressed disappointment with the loss but said he was happy he is still running the village. At Monday’s meeting, Pekau said he was not happy with the way the elections turned out…