After decades of so-called women’s rights groups and left-leaning media outlets protecting abusers, women have declared war on liberal elite sex offenders.
In the wake of allegations leveled against Democrat ally and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Democratic operatives were unable to close ranks and protect him as they have done many times before. The Weinstein sexual assault claims proved impossibly problematic for a DNC machine that muted feminists during the Clinton presidency because of the high, liberal profile the actresses occupied.
Household name actresses such as Daryl Hannah, Sean Young, Lena Heady, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Rosanna Arquette have buttressed claims about Weinstein’s predatory practices. The potential backlash from so many celebrity supporters unleashed the floodgates of truth. Women, after relentless oppression by prominent liberal elites, are taking the fight to these rapists and maulers once and for all. And, so overwhelming is the sway of these once silenced women, that even some of the most biased media members have turned on Democrats.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has called for a “reckoning” on the sexual assault, harassment and rape claims leveled against former Pres. Bill Clinton. Although the move carries little weight now that both Clintons’ political careers are at an end, it at least makes a symbolic gesture that the Democratic party must undergo serious soul-searching about its history of protecting alleged rapists.
Even the New York Times, who the sitting president has cited as fake news, has come out in support of Juanita Broderic — who leveled charges of forcible rape against Bill Clinton. In response to the NYT’s op-ed, Broderick posted on social media that “hell had frozen over.”
Apparently, a women’s revolution is at hand that will no longer sacrifice sisters at the alter of the liberal elites. However, the fight is far from over.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken appears to be irrefutably caught sexually assaulting Leeann Tweeden. The perverse photo of him groping her breasts while she slept was bravely revealed by the Los Angeles news anchor. She also told her story about Franken’s ongoing attempts to kiss and grope her during a USO tour.
Now, others have come forward about the former SNL comic’s not-so-humorous lechery. The ultra-left Huffington Post reported that a pair of women were also groped by him. The HuffPost reports:
“One woman, a 38-year-old book editor, said Franken touched her when she posed for a photo with him after a performance at the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus in Minneapolis in June 2007. ‘I saw him and asked if we could take a photo together for my mother, and we stood next to each other … and down his hand went.’”
The flood of stories exposing Franken’s misconduct have placed Dems in the unenviable position of having to throw him under the bus. Bipartisan calls for an ethics review of Franken could result in censure or even expulsion. However, political insiders recognize that expulsion would be unlikely unless a claim were substantiated that he engaged in sexual misconduct while in office.
The Michigan congressman has been hit with a pair of sexual misconduct allegations. He faces a second ethics investigation, and has refused to resign his seat despite the charges emanating from members of his own staff.
According to accusers, Conyers pressured women to have sexual relations with him by threatening to fire them otherwise. It has come to light that Conyers quietly settled a sexual harassment suit, and pressure is being brought by Florida’s U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis to unseal congressional sexual harassment settlement records and end the practice of using tax-payer money to hush victims.
The tough actions in Congress are, expectedly, coming from conservatives. Republican leaders such as Mitch McConnell have effectively denounced Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore over claims of misconduct. GOP Speaker Paul Ryan has called for sexual harassment training for all members of Congress, and GOP leaders are seeking an end to secret sex settlements. At the end of the day, conservatives have renewed their commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of women.
The mainstream media, on the other hand, has run headlines pointing out people such as Al Franken’s “apology” rather than crime. While the bias of the liberal media may not be overcome quickly, the courageous acts by actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd to call out the powerful Dem insider Harvey Weinstein have transformed former female victims into warriors.
~ Liberty Planet