To say Harvey Weinstein has had a bad week would be an understatement of epic proportions. For those of you with lives outside of Hollyweird, Weinstein has been accused of the sexual assault of several women over the past 20-30 years, some of those women being high profile Hollywood heavy hitters. At first, these celebrities were hesitant to say anything, but once Weinstein came forward to confirm the allegations, the floodgates opened.
If this were just a Hollywood story, I would be ignoring it like, well, most of what Hollywood puts out these days, but as you might expect, there is a political element. Seems Mr. Weinstein was a big donor in Democrat circles, including a certain 2016 candidate who said women were to be believed. Wonder what happened to her…
And if you thought Hollywood acted slowly to condemn Weinstein, the Left makes Hollywood look like The Flash on a million triple espressos. Or three million single espressos. Either way, the Left finds itself in an odd situation: denounce a major donor, or let the self-professed “Party of Women” look like hypocrites. Granted, the Left has no problem with looking like hypocrites, but this one might be a bridge too far for them.
I have been keeping track of the Twitterverse, because I have no real life, and the Left seems to be content circling the wagons and attacking anyone who dares to speak out against Weinstein and the Left’s inertia on dealing with the political fallout. Their favorite response seems to be “But Trump.” Well, I hate to break it to you, but the two situations aren’t comparable. Trump’s statements on tape were just that: statements. It has not been established he has acted upon those sentiments. Weinstein, on the other hand, did act, which nullifies any comparisons to Trump, no matter how much you wish Trump had committed sexual assault.
Okay, I have to admit something. I lied. I totally loved breaking it to you.
This is an opportunity for Democrats to reassess their position on women and sexual assault. It’s fine to say victims should be believed, but when you know someone in your ranks treats women like Ike treated Tina, your silence doesn’t help the situation. And if what I’ve seen and heard is to be believed, there are a lot of Democrats and Leftists who knew about Weinstein and did nothing until it was “safe” to do so. Great moral courage there, kids. Tell us again how Donald Trump is a bad guy because he said something sexist.
When you put your ideals aside in favor of campaign cash, you’re a sell out. And when you decide money is more important than protecting victims of sexual assault, you are enabling the abusers with your silence.
Let’s get one thing crystal clear here, folks. A “Party of Women”, self-professed or otherwise, has an obligation to talk the talk and walk the walk. Right now, Lt. Dan is doing more walking than you on the Left is. It is inexcusable you Leftists even have to question the right thing to do in this situation, especially considering you let another sexual predator, Bill Clinton, off the hook. And Slick Willie isn’t the only one. Remember Ted Kennedy? Eliot Spitzer? Anthony Weiner? Yeah, you might want to hold off on the “Party of Women” talk until you figure out how to condemn the deviants on your side of the aisle.
As far as Weinstein is concerned, he is a scumbag and deserves far more than he’s bound to get, either from the courts, his peers in Hollywood, or his pals in Washington, DC. This isn’t a time when we can pick a partisan side and defend it. If we don’t condemn predators on the Left and the Right, the cycle of sexual victimhood will continue, grinding even more unfortunate women and men under its weight.