We all knew it was coming, but damn, it sure didn’t take long. No, it didn’t take long at all for many feminists, liberals, and Democrats to show how morally hypocritical they really were about this whole Roy Moore situation. Not all of them. Not all. But many. And the ones who are refusing to condemn Al Franken with even a tenth of the fervor that they have used against Moore are really proving to the country that they are team-sport players and nothing more. In fact, a feminist writing for the Washington Post basically came right out and admitted as much!
In her op-ed piece, Kate Harding, the author of “Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture,” said that she would not call on Sen. Franken to resign. She wasn’t taking this stance because she approved of his groping behavior but because, well…let’s let her explain.
“Cynics on both the right and left will presume I am passing by this particular steam tray on 2017’s smorgasbord of feminist outrage because Franken is a Democrat, and so am I,” she writes. “In the most superficial sense, this is true. But it’s meaningless to say it’s because I am a Democrat without asking why I am a Democrat. If you understand what it means to be a Democrat today — that is, why it makes sense to vote blue over red in this highly polarized political environment — you can understand why it might not make the most sense to demand Franken’s resignation, effective immediately.”
Okay, pause the tape. So right here, Harding admits that her refusal to call for Franken’s resignation has nothing to do with the relative severity of his crimes or lack thereof. It has nothing to do, certainly, with some sudden awakening she’s had about whether or not it’s okay to force a woman to kiss you while rehearsing a skit that you wrote for the express purpose of kissing her. No, it’s solely because Franken is Team Blue, Harding is Team Blue, and now she’s going to justify it with a bunch of nonsense Republican-bashing.
“I am a Democrat because I am a feminist who lives under a two-party system, where one party consistently votes against the interests of women while the other sometimes does not,” she explains. “Democrats are members of the only party positioned to pump the brakes on Republicans’ gleeful race toward Atwoodian dystopia.”
Meanwhile, she fears, Franken might not be the only one. What happens if multiple Democrats are exposed, and it winds up giving Republicans even more power in Washington?
“If we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party’s solidarity with harassed and abused women, we’re only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women’s rights and freedoms,” she writes. “The legislative branch will remain chockablock with old, white Republican men who regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, and we’ll show them how staunchly Democrats oppose their misogynistic attitudes by handing them more power.”
All right, well great. There you have it. But now that it’s out there…isn’t this the same thing you BLASTED Republican voters for doing last year when all the stuff about Trump came out? Wasn’t this the same reasoning you said made Republican voters AWFUL people willing to turn a blind eye to sexual abuse allegations just because they wanted that Supreme Court seat? Yes. Yes it is. So good. At least we’re all on the same page, then. Now you can stop moralizing and moaning about how the country really is filled with “deplorables” and start realizing that you have no more moral courage than the most reluctant Trump voter in the country.