For the Good of the Democratic Party

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Imagine what would happen if women who had been abused by a high ranking official within the Republican Party had been told to keep quiet for the good of the party.  According to Ronan Farrow, who broke the Eric Schneiderman story, the four women who had been abused by him were terrified to tell their story.  The now former Attorney General of the state of New York was an up and comer in the Democratic Party.  The women were also Democrats.  They were told to keep quiet – for the good of the party.

“…Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”…”

Remember this scandal?

“…In February, the news broke that Rob Porter, a top aide in the Trump White House, was resigning, amid allegations that he’d abused his two ex-wives. One of the women, Colbie Holderness, released a photograph of herself taken after he’d allegedly given her a black eye. The image resonated deeply among the women who had dated Schneiderman. Manning Barish recalls, “After Rob Porter, I was struggling about whether to come forward. I felt guilt and shame that I was encouraging other women to speak out but wasn’t doing the same. I was a hypocrite. I was in tears.” Her friends told her that she risked becoming known mainly for being Schneiderman’s victim, and she initially agreed to let the matter go. But, after thinking it over, she told them, “If he’s done this to more than one woman, I’m going to say something.”…”

The liberal press basically blamed Trump for what Rob Porter did.  Ironically, what little the MSM has covered about the Schneiderman scandal has failed to mention his political affiliation.   Imagine if this had been a Republican?

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