'I believe you'
For years, the alleged rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment victims of former President Bill Clinton have been trashed and ridiculed. "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find" is the way presidential aide James Carville put it.
Now, with the plethora of recent allegations against politicians, actors and media types, the country is taking a second look.
Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler, as recently as Nov. 12, tweeted about the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. "Imagine being molested by an older man. Then that man denies ever doing it and then goes on and gets elected ... What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere?" she wrote.
One of Clinton's alleged victims, Juanita Broaddrick, who said Clinton raped her, said she could imagine. "Yeah, Chelsea Handler," she wrote, "I can imagine. I was raped by the Arkansas [attorney general] who then becomes governor & president and NBC held my interview explaining the rape until after his impeachment hearing. But I'm sure you don't want to go there."
Handler, surprisingly, tweeted that she apologized "for not knowing your story," said "all need to do better and respect the firsthand accounts of victims" and said "I believe you."
We'll be curious to see if any more of Clinton's hypocrite sycophant supporters follow her lead.
No room for humor
The 2015 "Tweeter Laureate" of Texas, Judge Don Willett, is not funny to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who appears — like many in his party — unable to take a joke.
Willett, a nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, was asked in a recent Senate hearing by the dour senator about his 2015 tweet that he would support "recognizing a constitutional right to marry bacon" and his 2014 tweet tweaking then-suspended New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez by noting that "California's transgender law allows [a] male high schooler to make girls' softball team."
Leahy suggested the bacon tweet indicated he would not respect precedent if he were confirmed to the court and felt the Rodriguez tweet meant he would not be fair in a case involving an LGBTQ person.
Really, Senator? Really?
Willett, who has suspended his Twitter use since his nomination, said, "Senator, I believe every American is entitled to equal worth and dignity. I've never intended to disparage anyone and would never do so. That's not where my heart is."
But we certainly wouldn't want an appeals court judge with a sense of humor, would we?
Party of science?
The Pew Research Center, in a report released last week on people's beliefs about whether a person is a man or woman based on their birth, cited a telling statistic: More than three quarters (77 percent) of Democrats who have a bachelor's degree, and 64 percent of all Democrats, believe one's sex does not have to be what is biologically assigned to them at birth.
And then there was this, an online headline from left-leaning NBC last week: "Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them."
The author, Travis Rieder, director of the Master of Bioethics degree program and a research scholar at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, apparently wrote the article in seriousness. In attempting to make his point, he likened his daughter to a murderer.
"If I release a murderer from prison, knowing full well that he intends to kill innocent people," he wrote, "then I bear some responsibility for those deaths — even though the killer is also fully responsible. My having released him doesn't make him less responsible [he did it!]. But his doing it doesn't eliminate my responsibility either.
"Something similar is true, I think, when it comes to having children: Once my daughter is an autonomous agent, she will be responsible for her emissions. But that doesn't negate my responsibility."
If you had any question about where the Democratic Party and the left are heading, better look quickly to the far left. They're about to fall off the ideological spectrum.
When large groups of people adhere to biology deficient facts as the Democratic Party does above, you also get cases like the 52-year-old father who decided to live his life as a 6-year-old girl and now a 20-year-old Norwegian woman who claims to be a cat.
Nano realized she was a cat four years ago, she says, and, as a cat, says she has a superior sense of sight and hearing and, naturally, the ability to speak in cat language. Her night vision, she adds, gives her an advantage in chasing down mice in the dark, though she admits she hasn't gotten one yet.
Like most cats, she's not a fan of water and, thus, grooms herself with a pair of pink fluffy paws.
Although the video report, on the Media Research Center site, doesn't detail if Nano's cat communication is flourishing, it does note she can communicate with her friend Sven because he has multiple personalities, one of which is a cat.
Nevertheless, she's sure her feline-inity is genetic.
"My psychologist told me I can grow out of it," she said, "but I doubt it. I think I will be a cat all my life."
Thank goodness we were spared details of her litter box.