With profiles in courage like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in powerful positions of authority around here, is it any wonder that men and women of America are living in such respectful bliss and harmony with one another?
Nearly thirty years after credible and even verified reports of grand Democrat poobah Bill Clinton molesting women and so much worse, Mrs. Gillibrand has finally decided the monster should have been thrown out of the White House for his lecherous assaults.
“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” she said when pressed about whether Mr. Clinton should have been hounded from office.
In other words, Ken Starr and the Republicans of the 1990s were exactly right.
Then Mrs. Gillibrand offered a truly astonishing defense of the most famous rapist in American politics.
“Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction.”
In other words, that’s just how men behaved back then. It was just a different time.
Yeah, that may excuse Mr. Clinton’s tight running shorts and public scarfing of McDonald’s Happy Meals while wearing those tight running shorts. But “times have changed” does not excuse rape.
Rape is wrong today, and it was wrong back then. Molesting an intern in the White House is wrong today, and it was wrong 20 years ago.
Just as it was wrong 50 years ago for a president to force a young staffer to perform oral sex on a colleague in the White House swimming pool while the president gazed on.
Hiding behind such revisionist history is the gutless folly of partisans who care only about political power and nothing about human decency, justice or the rights of women.
Consider the moment that Mrs. Gillibrand has so bravely come forward to take this principled stance against Bill Clinton.
Bubba has been put out to pasture to stare into the distance with a vacant smile and chew on his tongue. Hillary Clinton’s political career is finished. For the first time in 30 years, Democrats are abandoning the Rat Ship Clinton.
In other words, Mrs. Gillibrand finally arrives on the battlefield to unsheathe her weapon. She is walking around shooting the wounded — actually, she’s shooting the dead. And now she wants to be decorated as a war hero.
The Clintons were quick to dispatch a gangster hit man to remind Mrs. Gillibrand she still owed them.
“Over 20 yrs you took the Clintons’ endorsements, money, and seat. Hypocrite,” Philippe Reines said in a Twitter shiv.
Indeed, Mrs. Gillibrand is a woman who spent her whole national political career drafting behind Mrs. Clinton, whose own career was entirely manufactured by the rapist himself.
Accusers must be believed, Mrs. Gillibrand and other Clintonista Democrats are fond of saying. It is the Clinton way.
Mrs. Clinton, after all, believed every one of her husband’s accusers. And then hunted them down to smear and destroy each and every one of them until not a peep could be heard from them above the baying of the media mob determined to help carry out the Clintons’ dirty work.
Amazingly, some of the Clinton accusers — owing to their own amazing strength, as well as the timeless veracity of their claims — endured and still today can recount the gropes, slurps and rapes from the man who led the Democratic Party for so long.
What is breathtaking is how partisan and politically transactional Democrats are when it comes to harassing, molesting and raping girls, interns and women. If it’s someone on their team wearing one of their jerseys, it’s just crazy Uncle Joe or randy Bubba.
It is how you wind up with people like Sen. Al Franken, the television comedian who prefers his prey asleep.
Or Harvey Weinstein, who is basically responsible for everything filthy, dehumanizing and degrading that has come out of Hollywood the past quarter century since “Reservoir Dogs.”
Or child rapist Kevin Spacey, who is one of those rare figures idolized in both Washington and Hollywood, celebrated for his cynical, conniving, power-grabbing character on television.
And, of course, ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, a top lieutenant in the Clinton mafia who just last week went off to prison for sex stalking an underage girl over the internet.
In other words, it is the “Republican War on Women.”
⦁ Charles Hurt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @charleshurt.