I have been seeing a ton of blog posts out there about how the DNC propaganda arm, better known as the LSM, keeps making excuses for democrats that treat women like chattel, while pretending that the other side is waging a war on women, based on oft ludicrous nonsense that has nothing to do with women’s rights, but economic or social freedoms being trampled by collectivist agendas. I have to admit I am baffled. Most of these posts or articles seem to intimate that this is a new phenomenon, but I think those that believe that are seriously wrong.
All I have to point out is the way the left handled the Clinton scandals, going back almost 2 decades, and you can clearly see how this same double standard was in play. While screaming that conservatives wanted to keep women down, pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen, they made excuse after excuse for a serial philanderer. Heck, they even treat the opportunistic and shameless hag that stayed married to him for political reasons as a heroine.
And if you want to see that this phenomenon is far older than just 2 decades, take a look at the Kennedys. They all were cads, and one of them even played U-Boat commander and killed some poor girl, but the left idolized them while turning a blind eye to their sexual predations.
Let’s be honest here. The left only finds fault with bad or criminal behavior when the other side does it. If the perp is one of their own, they try hard to ignore or bury the story, and if that can’t be done, they actually defend the perp and make excuses for the behavior that they would lynch the other side for. Conservatives are handicapped because too many of them they will not tolerate bad behavior from their reps. So, the left takes advantage of that to kneecap the conservatives. In the meantime, conservatives go all bonkers about the fact the left defends and protects the sleaziest and most disgusting people possible, until it simply costs them too much politically to salvage the unsalvageable.
Don’t get me wrong. This double standard sucks and needs to be exposed. But let’s not pretend that it is a new phenomenon. The left has been living with this double standard for over a half century, and we are fools not to expect them to behave that way going forward. It has worked, and worked well, for them, and until it doesn’t anymore, they will keep doing exactly that. Keep that in mind and you won’t be surprised by this inexplicable behavior.