All Pete, All the Time

He’s taking up all the bandwidth, except for the theatrics around the Equity Act.


On moronic right-wingers, Brad Polumbo writes:
>>Most mainstream conservatives denounce Wohl and his antics, but many people will now have the greasy grifter in mind when they think of conservatives and sexual assault. Some on the left will inevitably try to cast undue blame on the entirety of the right.
This is truly a shame. In the age of #MeToo, where controversies like the charges against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh claim headlines, conservatives have been the ones standing up for due process and the rights of the accused. But any association with rape hoaxers, no matter how distant, provides weight to the otherwise baseless attacks that the right doesn’t care about survivors or take assault seriously. Now, conservatives are left playing catch-up, all because a few foolish internet trolls decide to smear a good man, rather than challenge his politics honestly.<<

4 Comments for “All Pete, All the Time”

  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    The right has been commendably vigilent in standing up for due process and the rights of powerful males accused of sexual assault. The right has not been nearly as vigilent in standing up for equal treatment of gays and lesbians under the law. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    As an aside, I decided a while back that every time Stephen writes a post about Buttigieg, I would go on ActBlue and contribute $25, and if the post is an outright attack on Buttigieg (e.g. “Another Extremist” by Stephen H. Miller on February 17, 2019) I would double that …

    At the rate Stephen is going, I suspect that I’ll be pushing the contribution limit before this is over.

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    I guess I should have seen that fake accusation coming.

    I am sure it’s a disgrace. We’ve had some pretty serious violence scandals over the past couple of years, Democrats and Republicans, some made national, some stayed local, all were “powerful.”. “Believe the victim” has turned into “evaluate what the complaintant is saying”, but this has increased the intimidation victims feel.

    Before it was adultery. Adultery has been a vile thing, but at least you can divorce your husband over it. It’s a lot harder to police abuse. We’ve only started to learn how.

    As an aside, I decided a while back that every time Stephen writes a post about Buttigieg, I would go on ActBlue and contribute $25, and if the post is an outright attack on Buttigieg (e.g. “Another Extremist” by Stephen H. Miller on February 17, 2019) I would double that …

    Evidently we’ve come a few income brackets higher than Bernie Sanders’s grass roots paupers. Of course even that was more than Lindsey Graham got.

    As an aside, I’m (eventually) going to give my own donation so I can join what I call the #MeToo, Brutus movement: Caesar’s (Trump’s) most loyal supporters. Hold onto the Senate.

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  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Of course even that was more than Lindsey Graham got.

    Lindsey never got to even 1% in Republican polling. All hat and no cattle, as they say in Texas.

    The simple fact is that grassroots support is an important component of winning an election, and one of the measures of that support is the number of small donors. That’s the reason why the Democratic Party elected to require a floor of 65,000 discrete donors for participation in the presidential debates. I’d make it 100,000 or 200,000, if I had my druthers.

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