Democrats Set the Bar

| Opinion | May 17, 2018

By Betty Arenson 

Democrats claim to be the party that champions women’s causes; however, their actions heartily counter that.

The Women’s March of January 21, 2017 was promoted as being about, of course, women. It emerged convoluted with causes of healthcare, immigration, the environment, LGBTQ, racial matters, etc. Quite notably and significantly, what it did not include were conservative women and pro-life women.

It evolved that more subtle exclusions of women are the victims of liberal men like Harvey Weinstein. We eventually learned of the attitude that they knew what they were getting into with him. It finally crept out with the celebs, like Oprah, “we all knew.”

At the 2003 Oscars, Meryl Streep leapt to her feet and wildly applauded convicted child rapist Roman Polanski. The majority of the audience followed.


Liberal women are forceful about putting women in high places. Their exceptions of course are Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and current nominee for the first woman to head the CIA, Gina Haspel.

The anti-DeVos people argue that she had no experience in the field of education. That’s hollow considering that neither did Janet Napolitano, currently the president of the University of California System. Her former titles were Arizona Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama.

The anti-Haspel people argue that she should not take the post because of her alleged part in the torture scandal of the war with Iraq with regard to the destruction of tapes (although there are written accounts preserved).

That’s a vacant excuse. She was not in any lead position to give any direction or act on her own. Haspel has a career of 33 years as an intelligence officer, with numerous prestigious awards, and is held in high esteem by former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.

Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearings were a spectacle.

Kamala Harris D-CA and wanna-be-presidential candidate, acted like a prosecutor versus accomplishing any kind of professional inquiry.

A third display of disrespectful treatment of a Trump cabinet female was the brutal confrontation of Cory Booker D-NJ to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in January over alleged comments made by Trump about third world countries.

Booker was utterly irate because he couldn’t bully Nielsen into an answer he wanted in a hearing about an alleged comment by President Trump about third world countries. Booker’s unfettered temper was highly ugly and should not bode well for him as a future presidential candidate. He came off as a bigot and a misogynist.

The maltreatment and offensive attacks on White House spokes-woman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and (our) First Lady Melania Trump are commentaries on their own.

The latest vogue word for the Democrats is “moral.” Moral is now the bar when speaking about immigration, California’s SB54, Trump sitting in the oval office and when questioning Trump’s cabinet nominees.
Neither party, nor undoubtedly very few people, has the market cornered on morality and it’s therefore laughable that many Democrats are choosing this theme.

When they cannot argue facts, they pull out “morals” for an argument.

There’s nothing moral about touting “women’s rights” when only selective woman are included.

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