On Tuesday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hopped on the moral high-horse to call President Trump out on a “sexist” tweet he released earlier that morning. The President’s tweet was in response to Gillibrand’s predictable condemnation of the President for sexual accusations largely debased in 2016.
“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,” the President tweeted, “a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”
In response, Gillibrand in the media decided to call Trump a sexist. Thankfully, Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren felt the need to chime in via Twitter as well.
“Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.”
Slut-shame? Really? How does one read that as slut-shaming?
Anyone who’s ever come within a mile of a political campaign understands the way fundraising works. It is incredibly debasing for the candidate to ask for money and, sometimes, they take it too far. Political candidates often grow desperate and make their appeals over-pleadingly. It happens. Gillibrand isn’t so much a hypocrite for that, at least not compared to her blatant hypocrisy over Bill Clinton.
One month ago, Gillibrand said that Bill Clinton should have resigned in the wake of his sexual scandals.
But last year, Gillibrand was up for re-election and facing an unexpectedly tough race. The Trump wave was stronger in the Northeast than anyone had expected. In response, Gillibrand sought help from her very close friends – the Clintons.
Bill’s trip to New York also doubled as a fundraising stop for his wife and the DNC, as well as Gillibrand.
Amidst all the hand-holding and crowd-waving, Gillibrand joined Clinton’s chants calling his wife the “champion of women.” It was a chant even Warren shared in as well. All of these Democrats proclaimed that the Clintons were role models and heroes, paragons of the equality movement.
As SNL might put it, Gillibrand, Warren and all their allies calling for Trump’s resignation are #complicit in promulgating the sexual harassment culture we have today. They’ve politicized and weaponized the issue – cudgling every Republican they can get their hands on with it.
It got so bad that they even had to throw John Conyers and Al Franken under the buss just to maintain their hold on the moral high ground. Those were strategic choices because both Franken and Conyers will be easily replaced by Democrats in their respective seats. Of course, when you look at Senator Bob Menendez, who is credibly accused of corruption and would be replaced by a Republican if he were to resign, crickets.
In the end, Trump’s war against these liberal Democrats is a fight he will win every time. The fact is, his tweet isn’t wrong in any way. Gillibrand, like all other amoral Democrats, would do anything to remain in power – even sacrifice their own colleagues.
It doesn’t make them prostitutes, it makes them depraved.