Since Hillary lost the election many women are very angry. The Left, which includes most of the mainstream media began a concerted effort to delegitimize President Trump immediately following the election. The Left including many prominent Democrats in Congress, engaged in disgusting spin efforts to convince Americans we needed to ditch the electoral college and they hyped “Russian collusion” hysteria. There were even bizarre hysterical tweets from people like Rosie O’Donnell promoting the idea of a military coup , with Congress installing one of the generals as president, all to stop President Trump’s inauguration.
When all that failed, Hollywood leftists boycotted Trump’s inauguration and the media went full-court press on trashing the inauguration with endless unfavorable comparisons to President Obama’s inaugurations. Still not willing to accept defeat, a day after his inauguration large crowds of mostly women took to the streets, to ostensibly advocate for women’s rights and other causes. The organizers in America were an assortment of far-left extremists. This Women’s March had foreign leftists staging protests too, but in America the march really was all about protesting President Trump’s election. Ridiculous pink “pussy hats” become the symbolic protest gear, along with some women donning an array of vulgar lady parts costumes. The march also attracted an assortment of leftover 60s radicals and has-been feminists, in addition celebrities, like Madonna and Ashley Judd, spewed venomous tirades against Trump.
A lot has happened since the Women’s March and although the #Resist movement still goes on, loyalty to Hillary Clinton within the Democratic Party has begun to fray. Hillary has spent the year writing a sore-loser tell-all, What Happened, blaming everyone imaginable for her loss. She is stuck on relitigating the election. Her most loyal sidekick, Huma Abedin, is still by her side, while Abedin’s ex., Anthony Weiner, is off to serve a 21-month prison sentence for sending obscene material to a minor.
With Donna Brazile coming out with a book and publicly challenging Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign organization and ground game, it’s obvious there’s a revolt going on inside the DNC. Finally, some top Dems want to break free of the Clintons. There are plenty of opportunities for Democrats, sans the Clintons, to make huge in-roads on winning back seats in Congress, but also in state elections. Trump’s very high negatives has opened that door.
It’s been a bizarre year for feminist hysterics. It started with the pink pussy hats bedecked women screeching and caterwauling about remaining “I’m With Her” and now it’s evolved to “Me too”, where women are seething about men who sexually abuse women.
After decades of reports about Bill Clinton’s mistreatment of women, to include a credible allegation of rape and documented obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation, to silence women, finally a few in the media have spoken out about Bill Clinton’s behavior. Of course, even more alarming was Hillary Clinton’s role in orchestrating smear campaigns against these women. The Left can’t do a “reckoning” of Bill Clinton’s treatment of women, without doing a “reckoning” of Hillary’s too. And they need to do a reckoning of how the liberal establishment and mainstream media aided in covering up and doing damage control for the Clintons all these years. Without the media collusion to run the Clinton spin, the Clintons would have long ago been disgraced and “reckoned with”.
Now there’s a power struggle in the Democratic Party going on, to finally free the party of the Clintons, making it politically advantageous to start publicly speaking the truth about the Clintons. When the Clintons were still a political asset, with their endless appetite for raising big bucks, much of which they feathered their own nest with, the Democratic Party and mainstream media were willing to sell the Clinton talking points verbatim and do decades of damage control for Bill Clinton. Now, that there’s a feminist lynch mob mentality taking hold about sexual predators, it’s expedient for Democrats to break free of the Clintons. Gloria Steinem’s “one free grope” will live on in infamy as the definitive moral caliber of the modern feminist movement.
Finally, political expediency has emboldened a few in the media to speak out about the Clintons and this self-serving bit of honesty is being touted as “courageous”. If the winds of politics change, it seems a safe bet that these courageous few will backpedal completely and be back to carry water for the Clintons again.
Several pundits on the right are scathingly pointing out the galling hypocrisy of this “I Believe Juanita” chorus from some on the Left. Just like the media ran the GOP Insurgency to throw the GOP primary into chaos, the Dump on Trump in the general, and the yearlong #Resist/Russian Collusion hysteria, they ran damage control spin for the Clintons since 1992. That’s whole lot of years of sitting on news stories to prop up the Clintons.
When you look at FOX News’s absurd coverage of President Trump, with the Pravda aura to the spin, well, the mainstream media doesn’t realize they looked that absurd for decades doing damage control spin for the Clintons. Many liberal journalists now spend hours dissecting Fox’s spin and it’s obvious there is media collusion at Fox News with the Trump people, coordinating the talking points. However, these same journalists still lack any self-awareness that their news organizations avidly participated in the 2016 information war and the #Resist propaganda effort. That a few on the Left now want to dump the Clintons for political expediency does nothing to atone for decades of media collusion to prop up the Clintons.
Kind of too little too late.
4 responses to “Kind of too little, too late”
“The Left including many prominent Democrats in Congress, engaged in disgusting spin efforts to convince Americans we needed to ditch the electoral college …”
I’m glad to see somebody (on a blog) finally pointing that out at the get-go (first paragraph) since, if they have so much animus against the electoral college in general – why not the glaring “thing in their own room”?
Seems to me if, the Founders had such a bad idea, their continuing practice … well.
JK, both parties are completely morally bankrupt. The Russians don’t have to work hard, just watch this American circular firing squad. Wonder which politician is next up for the angry woman , “Me Too” public castration….
Well sure they are LB, all I was pointing to was how alike one of the Parties employment of Superdelegates is to the electoral college.
One citation noted on that wiki link pretty revealing:
As to your how long “Me Too” … well looks like pretty shortly.
I agree with you about the Superdelegates.
The most amazing Trump/Hillary talking point swap is while Trump keeps stealing their spin and throwing it back at them ten-fold, Hillary is now wailing about whether the election was “legitimate”. Last year she was railing against Trump for questioning the “legitimacy” of the election. She’s still stuck on refighting 2016, while Stone/Trump are taking info war to a whole new level. Even a lot of Dems find her tiresome and are trying to put her out to pasture.