Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) was speaking at the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner, and made the following “joke” about the photo of Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch in order to take a photo of President Trump with the heads of the nation’s black colleges:
Directing his remarks to Republican Sen. Tim Scott, who was at the White House event and, speaking before Richmond, had previously alluded to the (stupid, but typical of the manufactured Trump “scandals” of late) controversy over Conway being too casual, or something, by kneeling on the Oval Office sofa by noting that “a whole lot worse” had occurred on that sofa when Clinton was in office, Richmond snickered,
“I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance — because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. Don’t answer — and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s.”
HAHAHAHA! That’s denigrating innuendo, clear as the prairie skies, suggesting that Conway, because she is a woman, routinely engages in fellatio. It’s a powerful male slut-shaming a professional woman, because Richmond doesn’t like her boss, so she deserves it. The “but don’t answer” makes the statement’s intent clear. This was as obviously an ugly, sexist, misogynist remark as Candidate Trump’s infamous, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever” in reference to Fox anchor Megyn Kelly. It is another example of the rampant Asshole Virus that has infected, perhaps fatally, the Democratic party, its leaders, and its allies.
More proof of the scope of the epidemic is that no feminist activists, nor Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris or any prominent progressive women, reacted by condemning Richmond—but then he’s a black Democrat, so nobody on the Left will hold him accountable. That’s how they roll, now. It isn’t what you do, it’s who does it.
The Washington Post, which last year meticulously set out to demonstrate that Trump’s ridiculous contention that by “wherever” he meant Kelly’s nose (it was a menstrual joke), naturally glosses over what Richmond said, noting,
“But it seemed to some in the audience that he was making a reference to a sexual act.”
Oh did it? My, what dirty minds some have! It seemed to everyone but dim bulbs and those trying to cover for the smug, partyist, sexist pig (Ah, but a Democratic smug, partyist sexist pig!) that he was alluding to blow-jobs, because of course women with influence and power in a Republican administration could only acquire them by submitting to male dominance by servicing their baser needs. The Post (and its female reporter) disgraces and exposes itself by pretending Richmond could have meant anything else. Then it offers Richmond’s mind-meltingly dishonest explanation without providing a rebuttal or even a metaphorical arched eyebrow. Continue reading