Let’s start with the tweet yesterday from Times columnist Nick Kristof:
No, Nick, mustn’t do that. While a paper can print illegally procured documents that are leaked by others, it cannot encourage and call for illegal conduct. That’s conspiracy. Tax returns are private, and releasing them is a federal crime. With this tweet by its agent, The New York Times is soliciting a crime, and one against the President of the United States no less
By the time the Democrats, progressives and their confederates in the news media have completed their freakout, no one but fools and those in denial will have failed to recognize their exposure as frauds, whose posturing as supporters f proceess, democracy, fairness, decency and the rule of law was a cynical illusion since all they really believe in is “the ends justify the means.”
This is depressing and tragic, but it is also frightening. How thin the patina of principle is with these ideologues! Why would anyone trust them ever again?
Then there was Nancy Pelosi’s performance on CNN yesterday, disgracing herself and her party, as usual.
Asked by Jake Tapper to do what should have been easy for a proud feminist who had her female members grandstand at the President’s speech last week by wearing suffragette white: condemn the ugly remarks of Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond, who implied that White Haous aide Kellyanne Conway was used to performing fellatio, Pelosi said,
“Well, I wasn’t at the dinner. I’m just finding out about this. But the fact is, I’m still in sort of a state of, what is going on here that the person who occupies the White House is a person who was on that Hollywood video that said the crude things he said about women.You all are criticizing Cedric for something he said in the course of the evening. And he maybe should be criticized for that. I just don’t know the particulars. But I do everyday marvel at the fact that somebody who said the gross and crude things that President Trump said — wouldn’t even be allowed in a frat house — and he’s in the White House.”
1. What a miserable human being Pelosi is.
2. Sure, she is just learning about it. Who believes that? Hands?
3. How does a private conversation Donald Trump had years ago excuse or justify a Democratic Congressman making a misogynist joke in a public event?
4. Maybe? MAYBE? If a Democratic Party leader has to think for a nanosecond to decided whether to criticize a statement like Richmond made, then the entire feminist stance of the party is a cynical charade.
5. If you are counting rationalizations, which is how unethical jerks like Pelosi reason, she nicked “They do it too!” and “It’s not the worst thing!”
Tapper tried again, asking if the Democrats’ “moral authority” is undermined because they don’t criticize Democrats who make sexually crude comments toward women. (What moral authority? The Democrats lionize Bill Clinton and nominated his wife!)
“Well, I think everybody was making crude comments,” Pelosi replied. “I—I just don’t know…I wasn’t at the dinner.”
Everybody does it!