Recently, during a conference in Boston, Michelle Obama said that "any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice." And if that weren't enough, she went to say "what does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, that guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me. Well, to me that just says you don't like your voice. You like the thing you're told to like."
So women in general, many of whom voted for Trump, did so because they were told to like Trump? What then does it mean that the Obamas, as well as the entire Democratic establishment, allied themselves closely with Harvey Weinstein? A man who arranged settlements with no less than eight women to silence them, and who now stands accused by numerous women of rape and sexual assaults over, at the very least, a 20-year time span?
It's being said now that Weinstein's predatory behavior was an "open secret" among those who knew him and, likely, among liberal elites. I think of the media storm caused by the release of Trump's comments regarding grabbing women's genitals; and the media was right to pursue this story! I left the Republican Party because of his misogyny in general and those words in particular. This is not who we are.
So why was Harvey Weinstein allowed to continue to prey on young women for so long? If such behavior is so abhorrent to liberals, as I hope it is, then why? The Obamas must have heard some of the rumors swirling around Weinstein, yet not only did Michelle Obama call Harvey Weinstein a "good friend," and a "powerhouse," and continue to accept his money and political support, the Obamas sent their daughter to intern with him!
Clearly, for liberals, those who have media power and money exert a major influence over their behavior. What is considered intolerable behavior on the part of one person seems perfectly acceptable when exhibited by another. To hold power in the media, to have great wealth, to lend support to liberals in general and Democrats in particular, is to be offered a pass when it comes to criminal behavior. These three characteristics, media power, wealth, and liberal ideology, made Weinstein a "leader" amongst Democrats, not the predator he apparently has been for decades. This is not the first time we've seen this kind of double-standard for improper behavior.