Today’s paragraphs come to us from a source I rarely use, because she usually is so far to my right on social issues; Ann Coulter.
Ms. Coulter, whether you like her overall politicals or not, is an extremely talented writer. And when she gets things right, it makes for a really good read.
And Ms. Coulter’s latest piece, on how Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 contributed to exposing (how’s that for a bad pun) of so many Hillary-supporting sexual predators over the past year – Harvey Weinstein chief among them – certainly qualifies.
Here are some (far from all) key paragraphs):
Well into the Monica Lewinsky scandal — which followed the Gennifer Flowers scandal, the Paula Jones scandal, the Dolly Kyle Browning scandal, the Elizabeth Ward Gracen scandal, the Sally Perdue scandal and the Kathleen Willey scandal — feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote her infamous New York Times op-ed, announcing the “One Free Grope” rule for progressive men.
“He takes no for an answer,” Steinem explained. Whether he was groping Kathleen Willey in the Oval Office or dropping his pants for Paula Jones in the Excelsior Hotel, she said, Clinton “accepted rejection.”
Soon thereafter, we found out about Juanita Broaddrick.
As Bob Herbert wrote in The New York Times, the reaction of the feminists to Clinton’s predatory behavior “can most charitably be described as restrained.” (This was when the Times was still an occasionally serious newspaper.)
Not one Senate Democrat voted to remove Clinton from office for various felonies related to his sexual assaults.
The message was clear. Liberal men got a pass for any sexual misconduct, even rape. But woe be to those who accused them. (Even last year, NBC News was still following the old rule: It fired Ronan Farrow rather than publish his Weinstein expose.)
Liberal males treated progressive politics like carbon credits for rape. Last year, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt reported that Democratic sexual predators on Capitol Hill say, “I can’t be sexist; I’m a progressive.”
Recall that Weinstein’s reaction to the accusations against him was to say: “I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah.”
It’s hard to avoid the impression that a big part of the reason Weinstein was finally exposed is that the Clinton machine is dead. Trump killed it. Would anyone have called out Weinstein if his good friend Hillary Clinton were “Madame President”? I doubt it. The Clinton protection racket would have gone on and on and on.
I’ll say it again: you can disagree with Ann Coulter on many things (I know I do). But when she’s on target? Her mix of facts, logic and sarcasm is hard to beat…which is why she wins today’s Paragraphs Of The Day honors.