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#MeToo Hypocrisy: Dems and media look other way as Keith Ellison says his accuser fabricated claims

#MeToo Hypocrisy: Dems and media look other way as Keith Ellison says his accuser fabricated claims

Skepticism towards claims against Ellison contrasts with Believe All Women narrative against Kavanaugh.

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Anyone still claiming that #MeToo is anything other than a political weapon is either hopelessly naive or happily—and selectively—wielding it to mow down political foes while ignoring #MeToo allegations against their political friends.

Case in point: the frenzy surrounding a single decades-old allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has attracted the attention of every #MeToo figure on the planet, yet these same people are surprisingly uninterested in the allegations of long-standing domestic abuse against Keith Ellison.

Indeed, the media is strangely quiet on the subject.  An internet search for “Brett Kavanaugh” gleans “accuser” stories from NBC, CNN, WaPo, BBC, and the rest of the usual suspects.  A search for “Keith Ellison,” on the other hand, results in stories by Hot Air, the DC Caller, and Fox News (the latter also has a story under the Kavanaugh search).  To be fair, there is a story downpage by CNN, and there is one, also downpage, from Politico . . . focusing not on the charges but on the fact that “Conservatives claim media, Dems ignoring allegations against Ellison.”

Let’s be clear, Ellison’s accuser is not saying that a teenager drunkenly groped but in no other way harmed her when she was in high school; she is saying she was the victim of violence and abuse in this decade, in this century.

Ellison is now claiming not only that this ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, is lying, but so, too, are all the other women who might come forward with similar claims.

Fox News reports:

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison pushed back Friday against allegations of domestic abuse, saying his accuser fabricated the story about him.

The Minnesota Democrat also dismissed a medical record that named him as the abuser, but said he can’t be sure more people won’t “cook up” allegations against him.

Ellison appeared on a televised debate for the Minnesota attorney general’s position, where he faced grilling on the allegations raised by ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan, who said he sent her threatening text messages and once screamed obscenities at her as he dragged her off a bed by her feet.

On Wednesday, Monahan published a medical document where a doctor wrote that Monahan “states that she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner with whom she is now separated.”

“She identifies the individual she was involved with as Congressman Ellison, and she is worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly,” the document added.

Ellison, who serves as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), decried Monahan’s story as “not true” and assured that an “ongoing investigation” will conclude that Monahan’s claims are false. He dismissed the medical record, saying it was written a year after his relationship with Monahan ended.

From the anti-Trump, Kavanaugh-bashing, #MeToo #Resistance media?  *Crickets*

This blatant double-standard is appalling, and it serves the exact opposite purpose intended by the left and its media lapdogs. When then-candidate Trump said he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone without losing supporters, he wasn’t being literal. He was making a point. The more unfairly he is treated, the more ridicule and disdain heaped upon him and on his supporters, the more fervent that support.

A media and leftist politic that attacks Trump for qualities, personality traits, and foibles for which it held up and exalted (or only secretly admired) the likes of JFK, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and Obama damage only themselves . . . and make their target teflon. Trump couldn’t shoot someone on 5th, but thanks to the anti-Trump #Resistance and its #NeverTrump cohorts, he can do pretty much anything short of that.

Likewise, the attacks on Kavanaugh, while excusing (ignoring), the more credible accusations against Ellison do nothing to help the left and the #MeToo movement. Indeed, anyone who didn’t already hold the horrible suspicion the movement wasn’t about women or about empowerment have had their deepest fears and suspicions confirmed as Ellison is given a pass, a pass—it should be noted—that effectively protects him from future allegations of abuse.

Is this what #MeToo is?  A political weapon that effectively protects abusers as long as they are Democrats and/or of the right (i.e. leftist) minority?  A political weapon that effectively demonizes the accused as long as they are Republicans and/or of the privileged majority?  The answers are and always were “yes.”

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…yet these same people are surprisingly uninterested in the allegations of long-standing domestic abuse against Keith Ellison.

*puts on feminist #metoo thinking cap*

“The difference is, the accuser was his former ‘girlfriend’, so by doing something so stupid as having a relationship with a…gasp!…MAN, she deserved what she got.”

It must be so blissful for the Dumb-o-crats to occupy a world where their capricious, malleable and self-serving standards of morality are predicated entirely upon weighing the political affiliation of the person accused of misconduct.

Such a posture results in such a magnificently efficient worldview, totally unencumbered by potential ethical quandaries, hand-wringing and self-recrimination.

The rules are simple — if a prominent Dumb-o-crat is accused of immoral and/or illegal conduct, he/she is presumed innocent, and, beyond the grant of such presumption, is placed totally beyond reproach, scrutiny and any scintilla of criticism.

If a prominent Republican is accused, he/she is presumed guilty (doubly-so in the cases of white men who must pay for their own and their forebears’ allegedly innate “privilege”), is placed totally beyond any redemption and must bear the burden of proving his/her innocence beyond any reasonable doubt.

The sainted Ted “Lion of the Senate” Kennedy? Okay, maybe he’s a lousy driver and a total sociopath-cad for leaving his female passenger to drown to death after an accident, but, man, he sure gets things done in the Senate!

Bill Clinton? Okay, so he’s an unrepentant horndog and lecherous scoundrel who, at best, likes to proposition interns for sexual favors, and, at worst, outright rapes women, but, heck, he’s the most politically effective Dumb-o-crat President since FDR!

Keith Ellison? Well, maybe he likes to slap his girlfriends around a bit now and then, but, hey — he’s a black Muslim convert, and, thus, under Leftist rubrics, can claim “victim” status twice over (and, thus, implied immunity); plus, he’s an ambitious and prominent Dumb-o-crat demagogue who plays well to the easily-duped, Left-leaning Minnesota rubes, so, we have to look the other way on this!

Each day is always predictably sunny, when you’re a Dumb-o-crat standing on the halcyon beach of selective morality and outrage.

I was hoping for another episode of “The Weirdness that is Jake Tapper” but apparently he is MIA on this. Probably keeping a low profile so as to not tempt fate.

Is this the same Bill Klinton whose actions ultimately put about 10 million AR’s into the hands of the prols and led to the massive expansion of CHL around the country. If this was his success, I could only dream at what his failures could bring. Oh yeah, he also single-handedly helped Al and Hillarity lose their respective elections simply by association.

The hypocrisy of Democrats ignoring claims from 2017 (with lots of evidence) and focusing on Professor Ford’s remote and unsubstantiated claims is amazing.

Big difference for dems when the victim is white and when the victim is black. Why do liberals hate black women?

At the heart, this is the consequence of taking truth and morality and decency and making them the handmaiden of political power and domination. This is also the core of the totalitarian mindset. Our nation is in a deep crisis because its bedrock values, which are rooted in Western liberalism, have been rejected by a substantial portion of our political leadership and academics in favor of the age-old “might make right” to societal relationships.

Humphrey's Executor | September 22, 2018 at 1:19 pm

The Dems will soon wake up and see the need to sacrifice Ellison on the #metoo alter just as they did with Franken. No, wait, how silly of me. Franken is Jewish and Ellison is Muslim. Never mind.

Bigotry or sanctimonious hypocrisy.

All members of congress who have paid hush money to their sexual victims, with OUR money no less, need to be exposed!
Why are they being protected?

How many of them are on the Judiciary Committee questioning Judge Kavanaugh about something that MAY have happened 36 years ago when he was 17?

In fact, ALL of congress is complicit in the cover-up because they have declared to keep the list of the guilty, SECRET! They need to explain why they did so!

Morning Sunshine | September 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm

I think they should invite the Ellison ex to the hearing for Ford. If Ford doesn’t show up, take advantage of the cameras to let the ex testify, then confirm Kavenaugh. After all, every woman deserves to be heard and believed, right?

If it wasn’t for double standards, Dems would have no standards at all.

Ellison has politically-preferred pigmentation and religion so the Democrats give him a pass. The problem is that being black and Muslim make it more believable, not less, that he’s guilty.

Is Ellison one of the members of congress who used OUR money to pay their victims to keep quiet? Wouldn’t surprise me.

Any member of congress who did so needs to be identified.

Ellison is a jerk. Fabricated or not I hope it sticks.

Ellison is a Muslim in good standing. Therefore, in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’an and the sterling example of MoHamHead he is simply treating women as Allah, Blasted be his Name, ordered.

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