Republicans are Hypocrites, Here’s Why
Words by Alexander Kamczyc
Last week, Republicans held the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a political convention that the who’s who of republicanism come to speak at. They had ex-Sheriff David Clarke Jr., Sean Hannity, Betsy DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence and the big guy himself: President Trump. And while I could go on and on about all of these speakers, I’m more interested in talking about Mona Charen, a long-time conservative who has worked for political figures like Nancy Reagan, and why she’s important.
On a panel of four women, Charen included, in which they discussed things like the #MeToo movement and its effects on society today, she actually condemned the Republican party in front of the Republican party — which is an extremely brave thing to do, considering how radicalized it’s becoming thanks to people like Richard Spencer.
She is, in my books, a total badass.
At the end of the panel, the women were asked about what bothered them about modern feminism. This was her response:
“I’m disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House, who brag about their extramarital affairs, who brag about mistreating women. And because he happens to have a R after his name, we look the other way. We don’t complain. This is a party that was ready to endorse — the Republican party endorsed — Roy Moore for the Senate in the state of Alabama even though he was a credibly accused child molester. You cannot claim that you stand for women and put up with that.”
As you can imagine she was immediately met with boos. You could even hear people screaming “THAT’S NOT TRUE,” as she was finishing her thought. At the end of the panel, she was eventually escorted out of the conference because there were genuine concerns for her safety.
Which is interesting.
Why is it that when photos of Al Franken, a Democrat, surfaced of him reaching out to grab a sleeping soldier’s breasts, every Republican — including Trump — jumped on their high horses and ran to Twitter to immediately condemn him. But when Roy Moore, a Republican, has also come under fire for having seven women come forward and accuse him of sexual assault, Trump not only defends him, but also endorsed him.
When it came out that Rob Porter abused his ex-wives, it was revealed that the White House was seriously considering him for a promotion. They even lied about initially knowing about these allegations, saying the FBI had not informed them of what was going on, which isn’t true. Of course, amid all these accusations, he resigned, but that didn’t stop top officials in the White House, like John Kelly, from jumping to defend his character.
Hell, Trump even wished him well after he left the White House, saying he did a good job, despite, you know, abusing his ex-wives and working in the White House without security clearance. And by the way, why don’t we talk about the big guy himself and his sexual misconduct?
Like how during the 2016 presidential campaign, a video from 2005 surfaced of him talking about grabbing women “by the pussy.”
Or the fact that there are 16 women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Or the fact that he has a new sexual allegation involving him, a porn star and a magazine with his face on it. All the while, his current wife Melania was giving birth to their son, Barron.
All of this, and he’s somehow still our president.
Well, actually that’s not surprising, considering he has what seems like an entire squad of goons to go on the offensive for him when allegations surface. Look at the lawyer that represented him in that case: He payed $130,000 in a settlement to keep Daniels from talking about the alleged affair.
Of course, during the election, we had to hear Republicans bash Hillary Clinton’s husband for being a rapist during his term for the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky. We heard the same when it came to Democrats accused of sexual misconduct like John Conyer and Bob Filner.
To be fair, there were also a slew of Republicans that actually had come forward and condemned their fellow party members for the accusations against them. John McCain and Mitch McConnell have both condemned Roy Moore, saying that he should step aside from the Republican race in Alabama.
That being said, there is still a slew of Republicans that have recently been accused of sexual assault and people have either defended them or not said nothing at all.
In an op-ed column written for the New York Times, Mona Charen said she was glad she was booed by the masses at CPAC. She goes on to discuss not just the failure to condemn these sexual allegations, but also goes on to discuss the various faults of the Republican party, including inviting French ultranationalist Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, a member of the National Front Party, which was led by her grandfather and staunch holocaust denier, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Arguing against something, completely ignoring your party is guilty of the same crime is completely hypocritical. At least the Democrats are making some sort of effort to fix the problems within their own organization.
So Republicans, until you can honestly look at yourselves in the mirror, recognize that something is wrong with the people that represent you. That it isn’t just the Hollywood elites, or the brain dead liberals that have problems in their party. It’s time to wake up and smell the roses.
You are hypocrites.
IN THE INTEREST OF TOTAL FAIRNESS HERE ARE BOTH THE LISTS OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT TODAY.