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Feminists 4 Sexual Harassment

It's funny how all the shock troops in the "War On Women" come from the Democrat caucus.  If they're lucky enough to escape the groping hands of "Filthy" Filner, ladies might check their email to find a saucy message from Anthony Weiner with a couple of JPEGs attached. 

The feminist movement has been amazingly quiet about all this, as have congressional Democrats.  Accepting a binder full of women's resumes from a feminist group is a horrible "gaffe" that merits days of mockery, but putting women in a bind for a little horseplay is no biggie, provided a Democrat does it.  

I've been on a big kick against totalitarianism lately - I believe in calling it by its proper name when I see it, and I'm here to tell you that it's alive and well in the United States today.  A pure distillation of totalitarian politics comes to us from a Buzzfeed article explaining why women's groups don't care about sexual harassment or infidelity when it comes from the likes of Filner, Weiner, or Eliot "Client Number 9" Spitzer:

A spokeswoman for Emily’s List, a group that works to elect women supportive of abortion rights, argued the difference between Filner’s — or Weiner’s or Spitzer’s for that matter — behavior and that of Republican gaffe-prone men has to do with the legislative priorities of the GOP.

“The difference is that Republicans’ words and personal actions are backed up by an actual party legislative agenda that hurts women — this stuff goes from infuriating and outrageous to genuinely frightening when they’re trying to back it up with real live laws that roll back the clock to a time when women were treated as second class citizens,” Emily’s List Communications Director Jess McIntosh said. “Akin only mattered because Republicans had already tried to redefine rape in legislation — the Republicans gaffing all over the place when it comes to women are not outliers. They are reflective of their party’s actual agenda.”

There you have it: membership in the Party, and loyal service to the Party's great agenda, erases all sins.  It doesn't matter what you do.  It matters what you claim to support.  It was never said more clearly during the heyday of 1930s fascism  I wonder if the Emily's List crew would agree that Mary Jo Kopechne's life was a small price to pay for the dazzling legislative career of Ted Kennedy.

Buzzfeed also mentions House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi angrily instructing reporters not to accurately identify Filthy Filner as her "former colleague."  She'll probably order him airbrushed out of congressional photos next. 


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