Thanks to the Al Franken groping and sexual harassment allegations the left is showing America that their “guilty-until-proven-innocent” campaign against Judge Roy Moore has nothing to do with a concern for women. As always, it’s all about politics.
A clip taken from the CNN Newsroom couldn’t reveal the true intentions of many liberals more vividly. During the segment, the panel scrambled to defend and deflect the breaking news accusations against Democrat Franken, while spinning the story right back around to unequivocally condemn Moore.
The mental gymnastics are worthy of a gold medal:
When host Brooke Baldwin asked political analyst Gloria Borger whether she thinks Franken’s political career can survive this scandal, the CNN regular said, “We should say that [accuser Leeann Tweeden] did not call for him to step down or say she thought he ought to step down.”
But wait. It gets worse.
“We have to look at the context in which all of this is occurring, which is Moore. Judge Moore. And that has been, you know, brewing and percolating–whatever you wanna say–for days and days and days.”
There’s the classic case of leftist deflection. But, here’s the real zinger… “This is just kind of scratching the surface here. He was not a member of Congress at the time this occurred. He was just a comedian. ”
So the allegations against Franken are not relevant because they took place when he wasn’t a senator?
By Borger’s logic, anybody can engange in sexual harrasment and then run for office — as long as they did it before they were elected and they’re a Democrat, it’s okay.
“We’ll see if her coming out gives other women, sort of, you know, more purpose and allows them to talk about people who are currently in position of power who could affect them,” Borger continued. “Franken has no effect on her at this particular time in her life.”
In other words… sit down little missy, you’re fine.
Now, imagine if a conservative had said that. CNN would have kicked he or she out of the “Newsroom.”
Baldwin channeled the same sentiment with the lead-in to her question: “I realize that this was years and years ago, the story. And [Franken] was a private citizen at the time …”
You just heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Allegations are unimportant if they’re from “years and years ago.”
Strangely, the left seems to forget this principle in the case of Republican Roy Moore, whose alleged sexual assault took place 40 years ago–compared to Franken’s 2006 well-documented groping.
Also notice the panelists don’t use the word “alleged” when discussing Franken. Could it be because Franken was caught in the act on camera?
For liberals, it’s never about protecting women. What matters most is protecting their power.