I wonder how many calls we’ll hear for Hillary Clinton to distance herself from Harvey Weinstein by returning his many campaign donations over the years, now that his serial harassment of women has finally been made public by the New York Times. Then again, it may be hard for those two to put distance between each other. Weinstein even blames his current troubles on Hillary’s favorite boogeyman: the “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
It’s amusing how the Left likes to talk about a Republican “war on women,” but seems to have as much, if not more, trouble in their own camp. After all, it wasn’t a GOP president who was impeached for receiving oral sex from an intern and then lying about it under oath. (Hmmm… that was Her Hillaryness’ husband, too. Wonder if she has judgment issues?) The famed Kennedy brothers didn’t exactly create a woman’s paradise, either. Meanwhile, it turns out Senator Fauxcahontas is only concerned about the alleged gender “pay gap” when it’s somebody else’s payroll that seems to show it.
When Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot a few years ago, liberals screamed about the harmful effects of “eliminationist rhetoric,” as though the use of crosshairs in a political pamphlet equated to calling for public executions. That outrage became rather muted later when Floyd Corkins opened fire at the Family Research Council in part because the Southern Poverty
Money Racket Law Center labeled the FRC a “hate group” for their stance against gay ‘marriage.’ Now that there’s been another mass shooting, it’s apparently OK for the Left to call openly for the death of several million Americans who had nothing to do with Las Vegas:
Sinatra’s tweet was merely a small part of the outpouring of murderous invective. Dana Loesch, a conservative commentator who’s become an NRA spokesperson, received scores of comments on her Twitter account essentially wishing death upon her and any who associated with her. (I have to admit she handles these with grace, replying “God Bless” more often than any other response.) As Kurt Schlichter pointed out in response to similar comments on his account and others, “I, for one, am not super inclined to give up my ability to defend myself in response to demands by people who eagerly tell me they want me enslaved or dead. Literally dead.”
So when the puritanical Left screams “have you no decency?” remember that it mostly likely seems to be projection. That’s the challenge of Alinsky’s rule to “make the enemy live up to his own standards.” Because if they didn’t have double standards, the institutional Left* would have no standards at all.
* I use the term “institutional” because there are individuals who identify as left-leaning who do not necessarily agree with the shenanigans listed above.