Might as well be the slogan of the Democrat Party when it comes to (alleged) sexual harassment by members of their party.
Why, if you’re a Democrat–candidate or President–you can grope, expose yourself and even (allegedly, gotta be careful to add that “allegedly” when it’s a Democrat we’re talking about after all) RAPE an employee, and hey, it’s all good! You have to think of what’s in the best interests of *all* women after all (implication: why the Democrat Party of course! DUH!)
Everyone knows conservatives are anti-abortion, erm, I mean anti-woman!/sarcasm
That’s right. When you’re a conservative candidate, never mind a BLACK conservative candidate, well….That’s a horserace of a different color! First of all, everyone with half a brain knows no self-respecting “black man” (only conservatives of color are “black” you see, all liberal ones are “African-American”) would be “conservative” and run as a “Republican!” Psha! C’mon, that’s as obvious as, as, well, Global Warming!
Anyway, as I was saying, when you’re conservative, male and black, it’s only a matter of time before you will be found guilty-until-proven-innocent in a court of public opinion (manufactured by the likes of Politico.com and MSNBC) of having a “history” of “sexual harassment” because some unnamed sources point to a long-ago settlement–the details of which are sketchy/unknown that they say (note, no “allegedly” about it) resulted from your “sexual harassment” of a co-worker/employee.
And if your response is not pitch-perfect, if you hesitate to give details because you
a) aren’t at liberty to do so because of settlement confidentiality agreements and you want to check with your lawyer first
b) don’t get to reply before a staffer bungles the response for you (or they bungle it after you do)
c) don’t even recall the precise details of what happened insofar as the trick-questions you’re being asked are posed (questions along the lines of “So, could anyone else have ever have a case against you for sexual harassment?”)
d) are so aghast that this is being brought up at ALL without even a nod of respect for the truth, journalistic ethics, proper research, objectivity, etc….
stick a fork in you, you’re done.
It really doesn’t matter if it’s all bullshit (and I’m not saying in Herman Cain’s case it is or isn’t, I’m saying people walking around thinking they *know* he’s guilty of something really dreadful are utterly full of shit b/c they can’t know that based on the “evidence” presented so far), because no one is even CHECKING to see if it’s true. Conservative = Guilty AND, what’s more, GUILTY-WHILE-CONSERVATIVE = INSURMOUNTABLE, game-changing, hang-it-up-you’re-DONE scandalous.
But if you’re Bill Clinton? Aw shucks, c’mon folks, it’s his private business where he puts his cigar, how DARE the GOP Congress try to impeach a man for the so-tiny-sin of lying (under oath to a federal prosecutor, multiple times) about an “ALLEGED” (it’s always alleged, until the accused confesses, even if multiple named-sources corroborate original “allegations”) case of “sexual harassment” or misconduct.
“Aw c’mon Deb,” I can hear you saying, “that’s just ONE example, and let’s face it, getting rid of a sitting President because he tells a tiny little fib (under oath to a federal prosecutor….a few times….) is really haaaaard, and not necessarily good for the country, blah blah”
Oh yeah? Here are two more:
1) Elliot Spitzer – not only guilty, he had the nerve to do something he’d prosecuted people for in the past, and didn’t have to go to jail for it.
2) Anthony Wiener – used the (oh-so-willing-media) and NY Taxpayer dollars to wage a counter-offensive against the conservative blogger who broke the story that he’d “sexted” pictures of his, uh, wiener to a Twitter follower.
Until BOTH MEN confessed, the press pulled out all the stops defending them, allowing them to defend themselves, and impugning the motives and reputations of anyone and everyone who believed their accusers over THEM.
Those women? Harlots! Frauds! Paid informants of the GOP! Women who are victimized by Democrat politicians? Ha! They ought to be GRATEFUL that these men took an interest in them! And if things went too far? Well, they asked for it.
Women allegedly harassed by conservatives? NOW’s Woman-of-the-Year, instant media-sensation, wined, dined, feted and celebritized as a “whistle blower,” described as “brave,” courageous even.
The double-standard is alive and well in America, as is racism.
So get it straight Herman! They can, you Cain’t.