I believe my primary job in the editorial realm is to highlight and spotlight the almost daily reminders that when it comes to political critique, social commentary and public behavior, liberals are aggressively particular, sensitive and intolerant. But only about conservatives.
Senator Trent Lott makes a politically incorrect, silly joke about Strom Thurmond’s 1948 run for the presidency while enjoying adult beverages at a private party, no less. It costs the Republican his political career.
Yet Senator Robert Byrd, one of the legends of the 20th century Democratic Party, served decades from the wild and wonderful State of West Virginia, where he was once a Kleagle, and later an Exhalted Cyclops, of the Ku Klux Klan. (This was a U.S. senator, not the bad guy in a Sinbad movie!)
President Richard Nixon (GOP) lies about a silly plot (devised, unbeknownst to him by several of his lackeys) to steal secrets from his weak and clueless political opposition. As a result, he resigns his office, and is persona non grata in politics for the rest of his life.
Yet President Bill Clinton (Democrat) lies under oath about a sexual affair with a government intern while being sued for sexual harassment by yet another former government employee. He then urges his top people and his own wife to support the lie while blaming his political opposition (remember Hillary’s “vast, right wing conspiracy?) for the entire fiasco. Lie on top of lie on top of lie.
He survives a weak impeachment attempt, but does lose his license to practice law in the process. Clinton remains one of the most popular figures in Democratic politics, and the wife who swore by his fabrications and “stood by her man” is (almost) your Dem nominee for President of the United States.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich resigns unexpectedly at the height of his power. It was a mystery at the time, but it is later reported he was having an affair that his political opposition (the Clintons) threatened to expose. The Republican later finds a career in punditry, but is largely dismissed as a possible candidate for office.
Yet Senator Ted Kennedy, a notorious boozehound and ladies man, drives his car off a bridge killing his passenger, Mary Jo Kepchne.
They were leaving an alcohol-fueled party where there were about a half dozen single women, and a half dozen married men. No wives. The Democratic senator not only swims away from his sinking car with the woman still inside, but manages to wait 12 hours before having his first conversation with the authorities. He does manage to call all kinds of other people the next morning, of course. The Kepechne family gets a cash settlement almost immediately (no civil case), there was no autopsy was allowed at their insistence. The senator is given a probated sentence for leaving the scene of an accident. Unscathed by the controversy and his own brush with death, he spends the next three drunken decades chasing everything wearing a skirt in Washington, D.C., except J. Edgar Hoover.
He remained in office until he died of brain cancer, and was eulogized as a hero and standard bearer of the Democratic Party.
You think GOP conservatives were tough on Judge Sonia Sotomayor as she approached her “courtesy vote” in her ascension to the U.S. Supreme Court? You should have seen what Senator Boozehound (Kennedy) had to say about Judge Robert Bork during his failed nomination to the same court:
“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy… no justice would be better than this injustice.”
That attack was pure horsecrap of course, but hey, it worked.
Funny thing, Bork was widely acknowledged as one of the greatest legal scholars of our time, yet he was rejected on the fear of his agenda.
Yet with Judge Sotomayor we had an almost polar opposite argument. Her judicial record on the bench was certainly far left of center, and her background was not steeped in scholarship. As an appointed lower court judge, her notorious summary judgment vote in a controversial affirmative action case was reversed by the Supreme Court, and egregiously hideous to any fair-minded person opposed to quotas or set asides.
The above history lessons are required reading as we consider the “hypocrisy” (as opposed to “democracy”) that is the embodiment of American liberal political establishment.
Today we see the left wing lib’s professional class of “comfort girls,” better known as the mainstream national media attempting to do exposes and gotcha articles on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s personal history with women. I have to laugh, because try as they may, Trump still comes across as a “piker” when compared to the documented hijinks enjoyed during Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures.
Hillary Clinton yammers about Trump’s lack of specifics when discussing his plans for the economy. I will take his vague promises over the outright lies and misdirection the Clintons and President Obama gave us on the campaign trail when directly questioned on the topics of gays in the military, gay marriage and what would later become Obamacare. To refresh your memory, they lied about the first, lied again about the second and completely failed to mention the biggest economic upheaval in American history with the third.
Donald Trump is a flawed candidate, no doubt, and if you consider him worse than what we saw time reveal as the liars and con artists who occupied the White House for almost 16 years with the Clintons and Obama, I am not surprised.
Because the narrative of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, and up vs. down has been delivered to you lock, stock and barrel since 1992 by that wacky duo known as Hypocritical Left, and their wisecracking sidekicks, the Mainstream Media.
I rest my case.