Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Why the Left Is Reconsidering Al Franken

Ben Shapiro  Jul 24, 2019

On Monday, The New Yorker printed a lengthy piece by reporter Jane Mayer about the sad fate of former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Franken resigned from the Senate in 2017 after a bevy of women accused him of sexual harassment; their accounts ranged from unwanted kisses to unsolicited a-- grabbing. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Franken stepped down, all the while decrying President Trump's own record of allegations concerning mistreatment of women.

At the time, there were two possible interpretations of events. The first was more inspiring: After decades of defending sexual misconduct by powerful Democratic figures, Democrats and their media allies were finally willing to reset a social standard. In the wake of #MeToo, they had reconsidered their worship of Teddy Kennedy, their pathetic willingness to cover for Bill Clinton. A new day had dawned.

Then there was the second, more cynical theory: Democrats and their media allies were looking to set a new standard out of pure partisanship. They weren't really concerned about Franken's victims any more than they had been about Clinton's victims. Instead, they were looking to establish a level of morally superior ground upon which to attack Trump and demand that Republicans disown him.

This week, we found out which theory was true.........To Read More....

My Take - We really need to get this.  The left has no consistent moral foundation, other than to do or say whatever it take to garner the power they so cravenly desire.  There are no boundaries to the left either.  They can go to any extreme and it's okay, as long as it works.  They will shift gears in at a moments notice if necessary and take a position that diametrically opposed to the position they took the day before.  But now it isn't so easy to fool everyone with the moral dancing they do because of the Internet.  The Kennedy Camelot was a creation of the media, but they're in control any longer, and that media corruption and collusion with the Democrat party is being exposed over and over again.   Facts are anathema to the narrative.  As far as the left is concerned,  the narrative is supreme. 

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