In her zeal to convince Joe Biden to choose her as his vice president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become the latest Democrat to cheerfully burn the #MeToo movement as a sacrifice to the Democratic Party’s fortunes. In remarks to reporters on Monday, Warren – who single-handedly destroyed Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign with her brutal attack on his history of telling bad jokes about women – said that she was proud to stand behind Biden, regardless of any sexual allegations against him.
“The vice president’s answers were credible and convincing,” Warren said, referring to Biden’s denial. “I support the vice president. I support his campaign, and I am proud to endorse him for president.”
That’s a far cry from her previous position on Bloomberg. When news reports emerged that the New York billionaire had called women bad names, she was appalled beyond all measure.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians,’ and no I’m not talking about Donald Trump. I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg,” she said during a Democratic debate in February. “Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies like red lining and stop and frisk.”
Apparently it’s okay to be accused of hallway rape; not okay to be accused of saying mean things about women. Gotcha.
At the end of the day, we’d almost like to be joyful about the hypocrisy that this entire saga has exposed surrounding the left and their willingness to only believe some women. We thought from the very start of the #MeToo movement that this was a disease-ridden, feminist charade that could only end in disaster. You can’t have a movement to overthrow due process and put the burden of proof on the accused and expect that to turn out well. It’s about time the Democrats came to the stark realization that in an environment where every accuser is to be “believed,” chaos reigns.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to be hopeful, because we’ve seen Democrats play this game too many times before. If Trump or some other conservative was accused tomorrow of allegations with even less credibility than Reade’s, the Democrats and the left-wing media wouldn’t hesitate for a second to go right back to their old tricks. They are immune to hypocrisy, because they consider themselves the elite arbiters of all judgment and truth.
Our only hope is that most Americans are starting to see through their games.