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Kellyanne Conway wants to know why no one cared about her #MeToo moment. “If we’re going to have an honest conversation,” she said in an interview at Politico’s Women Rule Summit, “you can’t pick and choose depending on somebody’s politics.”

I agree.

On October 9th of 2016, the day after the release of the Access Hollywood tape in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the pussy without their permission, Kellyanne went on MSNBC to defend him. During the appearance, she says, she said that when she was “younger and prettier” she had several instances with politicians, involving “them rubbing up against girls, sticking their tongues down women’s throats uninvited who didn’t like it.”

The press, she says, did not pick up her story, because she worked for Donald Trump.

The next day, Kellyanne appeared on MSNBC again, and implored the press to stop using the word “sexual assault” in reference to grabbing women by the pussy without their permission, on account of that is not the word Donald Trump used to characterize this sort of greeting.

“He did not say the word sexual assault,” Conway said, adding that Trump “respects women.”

This explanation is strikingly similar to the one Trump has taken to in defending Roy Moore, insisting there isn’t anything to the accusations because “he totally denies it.”

In a blog post last week, Bristol Palin asked “What’s Wrong With The #MeToo Campaign?” The answer? That people were really sexist to her mom, and all of those so-called feminists who are MeTooing all over the place didn’t even care.

What we need to look at is a real TRUE standard that needs to be set. But here’s a question. How do we pick and choose whom to hold accountable? Why aren’t we looking at all of the sexual harassment? Why are some things “just a joke” for some, and serious offenses for others? The solution is to come together and treat sexual harassment the same, no matter what side of the aisle you may be on.

This was followed by an extensive list of incidents in which Sarah Palin was treated or talked about in a pretty damn shameful and gross manner — and this is coming from me, a feminist who really hates Sarah Palin.

The first example she used was a time when Fox Anchor Chris Wallace thought her mom should sit in his lap. She writes:

When Chris Wallace was asked if my Mom would be sitting in his lap for an interview, he responded, “One can only hope.”

Did Wallace receive any consequences for this kind of sexual harassment?

None. No one at Fox radio batted an eye with his violent misogynist rant – in fact he’s still celebrated.

Want to know the craziest thing about this? He still has a job at Fox News, and my mom doesn’t.

Had Bristol taken a moment to Google, she would have discovered that the entire first two pages of results on this came from Jezebel, The Daily Beast, ThinkProgress, Crooks & Liars, Media Matters, Huffington Post, NPR etc. She may have also noticed the dearth of conservative sites covering it.

(For what it is worth, Bristol — should you want to lead a campaign to get Chris Wallace fired for those comments, I would be right behind you. I would absolutely support you in any way I could, as would many other women on the Left. But why is it that we’re supposed to do all of this ourselves? Could you maybe help a little, or are you just here to stand over our shoulders and point out when we’ve missed a spot?)

Bristol Palin and Kellyanne Conway are far from alone when it comes to conservative women claiming that feminists only care when women on the left are sexually assaulted or harassed or experience sexism. Yet, if we look at the coverage of Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly’s accusations against Roger Ailes, or at the accusations by a female conservative radio host against formerly beloved liberal icon Al Franken, that is demonstrably untrue. Even going back to the 2008 election, feminists who hated Sarah Palin and all she stood for were still calling out sexist bullshit against her — perhaps most notably, at the Sarah Palin Sexism Watches at both Shakesville and Feministing.

When Sarah Palin was asked about what she thought of Bill O’Reilly’s firing from Fox News, she said that the onus was on women to just “not take a paycheck” if they are being harassed.

“Corporate culture there obviously has to change. Women don’t deserve it, they should not ever have to put up with any kind of intimidating workspace. At the same time, if a woman believes she is being intimidated and harassed, she needs to stand up and do something about it, not stick around for a paycheck for years and years and years and then after the fact complain about what she went through.”

Yet, she herself continued to take a paycheck from Fox, and even work with Chris Wallace after the “lap” incident. She continued to work for Fox for four years after Roger Ailes publicly said he only hired her because he thought she was “hot and got ratings,” after Tucker Carlson tweeted “Palin’s popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander in Milfistan.”

I’m not bringing this up simply to call Sarah Palin a hypocrite. I am bringing it up to highlight the ways in which prominent conservative women often find ways to not fully empathize, even with women on their own side, who do the same things they do, outside of instances where it might benefit the Right politically. They can’t bring themselves to raise the banner of feminism without the intent of beating other women with the pole.

Tacks like “Why don’t feminists care about conservative women?” or “Why are feminists complaining about issues women face in America, instead of devoting their time to complaining about the ways countries we don’t like treat women? Don’t they care about those women, who have it worse?” have a purpose, but that purpose is not “helping women.” If it were, you would see those women talking about those issues in contexts other than criticizing what feminists are doing wrong.

When Kellyanne Conway brought up her own experiences with sexual harassment and assault, it wasn’t to raise awareness of the issue, or to work to rid our government of abusers — it was to defend Donald Freaking Trump from allegations of the same, in hopes of making his whole “grabbing them by the pussy” thing seem less appalling.

When Bristol Palin (rightly!) pointed out that Erick Erickson was a gross, sexist asshole, it was to defend Donald Trump from allegations of being a gross, sexist asshole. When she brought up the ways her mother had been treated in a sexist manner, it was not so much a condemnation of those who did that, but of “the feminists” whom she didn’t think did enough about it because her mom was not a liberal.

Feminists are not stupid. There is not one of us who thinks liberal women are the only ones who experience sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexism in general. We are more than well aware that conservative women experience these things as well. We do not want them to experience these things, regardless of how terrible their political opinions are. But if the result they want is to excuse men on their own side from scrutiny, or even to excuse themselves from feminist criticism, they’re going to be sorely disappointed.

The Left is cleaning its house of predators even though we know that the Right will use that to its political advantage while ignoring and making excuses for its own. There’s no “whataboutism” happening here, this is not a game of political football — it is all bad and we want to put an end to all of it. It would be nice if we didn’t have to do it all by ourselves. It is a lot of work.

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  • ariel_gee_398

    Perhaps some liberal feminists find it hard to take cries of sexism seriously from the crowd wearing the “You can grab me by the pussy anytime” t-shirts.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    At the same time, if a woman believes she is being intimidated and harassed, she needs to stand up and do something about it, not stick around for a paycheck for years and years and years and then after the fact complain about what she went through.

    The Russian judges are giving her straight 11’s in the Victim Blaming event.

    • Michael Smith

      Eh, you know they looked the other way while she juiced though.

  • DT

    How is answering a question posed with “one could only hope” going on a violent rant?

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    great post Robyn.

  • janecita

    Put me firmly on the category of feminists that don’t give three flying fucks about conservative women.

    • ltmcdies

      individually, no….but consistency does matter. Saying to KellyAnne …yes those instances were sexual harassment, isn’t to help KellyAnne specifically….it’s to help every hotel worker who had her ass grabbed.

    • James

      Well, I’m a man so I don’t know how much of a throw I have in this horseshoe game, but I care that all women, all people, are treated fairly and with respect. I don’t care if they are conservatives, liberals, or even libertarians.

      • janecita

        I’ve been spat at, pushed, harrassed, and screamed at, by those conservative women. What is my great sin? I’m a Health Educator for Planned Parenthood. So, I’m sorry but like I said before, I don’t give three flying fucks about those women.

        • diane surette

          Thank you for your service

  • Bub, the cynical zombie
    • janecita

      😂 😆😁🤣😄

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      and she looks just fucking thrilled about it. /s #GOOD

      • puredog

        If they had anything like a conversation, I’d love to know what was said.

    • BigCSouthside

      Delicious

    • GoutMachine

      Karma’s a bitch. (So is Kim Davis.)

    • Gayer Than Thou

      How do I love this tweet? Let me count the ways.

  • TJ Barke

    Conservative women, taking full advantage of feminism for themselves, and denying it to everyone else.

    • ltmcdies

      exactly.

    • Joe Beese

      Conservative women people, taking full advantage of feminism everything for themselves, and denying it to everyone else

      FTFY

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    “He did not say the word sexual assault,” Conway said, adding that Trump “respects women.”

    http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/laughing-gifs-foolish-human.gif

  • A Groucho Marxist

    “Tucker Carlson tweeted ‘Palin’s popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander in Milfistan.'”

    God, when will vice presidential nominees learn that compliments aren’t sexist? Also, she probably would have gotten more votes if she had smiled more.

    • PubOption

      And have been less shrill.

    • puredog

      Horrifying rictus doesn’t count?

    • Querolous

      Carlson’s conservative male brethren have his back. Blogger Erick Erickson tweeted:

      Maybe my sense of humor needs to be recalibrated, but when I heard @TuckerCarlson’s MILFistan comment, I laughed then got out my passport.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • PubOption

      His trademark Goodhair is messed-up.

  • Michael Smith

    So much of the GOP’s political strategy is to tell voters “The Democrats are just as disgusting as we are, but at least we don’t try to lie to you about it.”

    • James

      Which, as always, is projection.

    • ANNG14

      Except that the GOP does lie about it.
      The Party of family values robs you blind while supporting Trump and Rot Moore.

  • Crank Tango

    Want to know the craziest thing about this? He still has a job at Fox News, and my mom doesn’t.

    I don’t get it, is the “craziest thing” her mom?

    • Weird Fishes

      I guess we need to set aside the fact that her Mom tanked because she wasn’t very interesting and had nothing compelling to add – beyond her customarily homespun wrongness – to the general discourse?

      • diane surette

        You can only show up drunk so many times before they shit-can you

        • Weird Fishes

          Great, now you tell me.

  • Me not sure

    Dear Kellyanne,
    I fully commiserate with your ordeal. I still don’t like you.
    Your’s for truth,
    Me
    P.S. Dolly sez hi!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23c0fc49b898cf47b7c001f9dff7e637b2317656351eaa7c84ce12ed96604991.gif

    • FlemmishSpy

      “This is my fingerin’ arm and this one’s my helpin’ arm.”

  • Joe Beese

    No dentures. No dentures. You’re dentures.

    WH Responds: Trump’s Throat Was Dry During Speech, ‘Nothing To It’

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/white-house-trump-dry-throat

    • TJ Barke

      Then why didn’t he re-hydrate like a common Rubio?

      • NastyBossetti

        Because we all made so much fun of him the last time he tried to drink from a bottle like he was a tiny baby?

        • Oblios_Cap

          I love the way Pence stands behind him, watching the poison slowly take hold…

    • ltmcdies

      yes…when I worked at the stroke unit we often cured slurred speech with a glass of water.

      fuck off, Trump….you have dentures or a TIA…pick one

      • Bill D. Burger

        “We need a MOLAR INVESTIGATION.” ___ Andy Borowitz

    • Oblios_Cap

      In Russia, throat dries you!

    • Donna Mueller

      he was STONED out of his mind!!!!!!!

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Then explain him sucking in his lower plate of chiclets as they were fleeing?

  • Lyly Sirivong

    So they complain about people not caring about their #metoo experience when they’re the ones who keep downplaying it.
    Makes total sense.

  • H0mer0

    Bristol, your 15 minutes are over! Just cuz you know a few more big words than your mom and are still young and attractive does not mean you don’t have big gaping holes…oops, wrong metaphor.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • BosGrl

      I almost choked on my tonic.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Prolly overworked from winking at billionaires.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      OMG — hahaha.

  • Joe Beese

    Oh, fuck you.

    Christie Says He Was Fired From Trump Transition Over Opposition To Flynn

    “Suffice to say, I had serious misgivings, which I think have been confirmed by the fact that he pled guilty to a felony in federal court,” Christie added, per Politico.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/christie-i-was-fired-for-opposing-flynn-hire

    • Oblios_Cap

      Just a big fatburger here.

    • ManchuCandidate

      He’s no bridge over troubled water or fun day at the beach.

      • aureolaborealis

        At first I read that as ‘fridge over troubled water’ and thought you had made a great fat joke.

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Apparently, when it comes to the security of our nation, Christie decided to “sit down and shut up.”

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      Translation: ‘PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEE!’

    • ariel_gee_398

      Too bad your spidey senses didn’t tingle when you hired that nice Bridget Kelly or Bill Baroni.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      And I’m sure you have contemporaneous documents supporting this claim, rather than jumping on the train when it’s convenient to you?

    • Blanche de Shambles

      I thought he was fired because he put Jared’s dad in jail.

    • Suttree

      Somehow no one ever heard any of this from you, you sad bootlicker you.

  • Joe Beese
    • Oblios_Cap

      Nice boots.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Needs moar bootstraps.

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      Is that meant to be provocative in some way? To me it looks like her skirt ripped and she’s trying to keep it out of the puddles on the sidewalk.

  • Oblios_Cap

    “Why don’t feminists care about conservative women?”

    I always thought proper question is “why do feminists care about a group of women that always work against other women’s best interests”, but, hey, I’m just a guy.

  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    It’s really very simple Kellyanne. If you had said: “Given my own experiences of sexual harassment, I cannot in good conscience continue to work for a man with a history of disgusting behaviour and disrespect towards women, including credible accusations of sexual assault. I am therefore resigning, effective immediately, from the Trump campaign”, we would have applauded you. Instead you said: (paraphrasing) “Donald Trump respects women more than anybody, anyone who says different is just trying to attack him politically, and besides, how come none of you are writing about the way men misbehaved towards me?” See the difference? (Sorry if I’m “mansplaining” a little bit here, but…)

    • kilgoretrout

      But she would lose her right wing gravy train for good if she did that.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        Priorities!

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))
    • Bill D. Burger

      Trump is quoting and agreeing with either Jared Fogle or Josh Duggar.

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    Tucker Carlson tweeted …

    This sentence won’t end well.

    • gallbladder

      Won’t begin well either.

    • Iron Monkey

      Tucker Carlson tweeted–

      That’s enough for me, thanks.

    • A Groucho Marxist

      …and then the murders began.

  • Non-Threatening Ron

    This’d hardly be the first time the political right used the left to clean up its own messes – so that they can proceed to make ANOTHER mess.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I can’t remember a time when that WASN’T the case.

      • James

        Gen. Eisenhower ran as a Republican because the GOP was on the verge of dying. He could have run in either party, being famously apolitical before.

        Of all the good things that Eisenhower did, running as a Republican and reviving that party is a black stain on his legacy.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          And the alternative, Bob Fucking Taft, would have been the Reagan of the 1950s.

        • Oblios_Cap

          That, and putting “In God We Trust” on our moniez.

          • Ill-Advised

            That wasn’t Salmon P. Chase?

            Now I have to read American history. Again. Sigh.

          • Oblios_Cap

            Your version seems fishy.

          • Ill-Advised

            He was a slippery customer, even in the Lincoln cabinet.

  • BigCSouthside

    If you cast your lot with the abusers and seek to give them power and lie for them, never admitting they did wrong, I reserve the right to give precisely zero fucks about any of your stories, and have no sympathy for you.

    Kellyanne has made conscious decisions to fuck over women everywhere. She can rot

    • I’ve found the claims on most things from the Palin gang to be a lot hypocritical.

  • Tragic Typos

    I’ve found some claims of sexism from the Palin gang a bit hypocritical.

    She definitely has been critiqued for her wardrobe in a way men usually aren’t. And so when she mentioned that I thought yeah, that was unfair and sexist. But some time later I noticed she made a comment along the lines of “Barack Obama sure does look like a pussy in those mom jeans he’s always wearing.”

    And this is the issue I have with some claims of sexism coming from the right. It’s disingenuous and not really based on the underlying principle of feminism — it’s imply put forward because it’s the most politically expedient argument to be made in that moment.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Political expediency and hypocrisy are the two most notable traits of Republican politics.

  • Iron Monkey

    At the same time, if a woman believes she is being intimidated and
    harassed, she needs to stand up and do something about it, not stick
    around for a paycheck for years

    Because no woman has ever been harassed and also really needed that paycheck.

    • Donna Mueller

      or….drop to her knees in front of her boss and open her mouth-just like you have, kellygrrrrl

      • MynameisBlarney

        Aaaaaand there goes my appetite.

    • Suttree

      In Pain’s defense she has never completed a job and still came out of the deal rich. WTF does she know?

    • nightmoth

      Or needed a good review of her internship or didn’t want to fail the class—

  • ArgieBargie

    That’s right; when you fully support the most powerful sexual predator in the world, your mild anecdote doesn’t fucking matter, you tone-deaf, meth-addled hag.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    Conway and Palin can’t get their feminism going because it is not plugged in.

    https://youtu.be/t2F1rFmyQmY

  • Non-Threatening Ron

    By the way, Kelly dear, your fundamentally evil soul is showing through. You’re looking more and more like Leatherface these days.

  • GoutMachine

    CTRL-ALT-DEL.

    Or, take the cartridge out, blow on it, and put it back in.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    Conservatives in 2008: Commence Operation: Muddy the Waters
    Conservatives in 2017: I distinctly recall the water being clearer.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    OT: IT’S SNOWING! (cut me some slack, we’re in the desert and we don’t get a lot of damn snow…also, maybe final will be rescheduled!)

    • GoutMachine

      Aw, man! Send some over here to Dee Cee!

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        You’re getting yours a bit later. Be careful what you wish for.

    • BosGrl

      Do you really want it rescheduled? Don’t you want to get it over with?

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        i really don’t – it would be a GIGANTIC pain in the ass, fuck wiht my other final and complicate my week (and prolly delay grades!)

    • Covfefe

      A few inches of snow and you wanta shut the town down? In Chicago, as Obama once remarked, they never shut school down. They wouldn’t even cancel recess.https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99974978

      EDIT. Somehow, “shut” became “shit.” I changed it.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        IKR? WE are GIGANTIC wimps about it – a few inches and shit shuts down…but I blame the fact that it’s so RARE for us.

        • Sakonyachen

          Aren’t you in Texas? St. Louis gets snow every year and you’d think it was a hundred year Nor’easter every time we get an inch of snow.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Meh. Here in North Bumfuck, NY, they hold recess inside if it goes below zero. Fahrenheit, muthafuckas.

        • aureolaborealis

          Amateurs. It’s -20F here.

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        Not just Chicago. When my kids were of school age, the only time the schools were shut down was when an ice storm cut everyone’s power for a week. The schools were kept open even if the busses couldn’t run. One memorable day they hadn’t had a chance to plow the roads, so I took my oldest to school on the back of a vintage Skidoo Alpine.
        Gods, I miss living there.

        • Arolpin

          In the district I attended in Central Idaho, they NEVER closed school. A foot of snow and the highway wasn’t plowed, school is open; it’s been 31* and raining all night and the roads are all covered by 2″ of wet ice, school is open; a 7.3 earthquake hits the town and destroys the High School (slated to become the Jr. High when the new High School opens in a few weeks), send everyone to the new building and have them spend two days moving all the desks and everything in and school continues. In 4 years there we had an early dismissal one time because there was about 6″ of packed snow on the road, and it started raining, and the temperature was dropping, and most of the bus routes were along river roads with no guard-rails, so run the buses at 1pm before the road freezes.
          Hell, even NYC has closed the schools for snow, but only because they had to shut down the SUBWAY.
          Now I live in suburbia, and my kids get a couple snow days a year, generally for a middling amount of snow, and they think I’m crazy when I tell them to put on their boots, put on their coat, and get their lazy butts to school. My wife then throws a pillow at me and tells me that everyone else is going back to bed (she works in a school district) and to go to work and leave them alone.

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        i say embrace the typos – they’re often funny (like in your case there)
        ; p

      • aureolaborealis

        In my town, there is no temperature cut-off for the school district, though outdoor recess is usually canceled below -20F. Pretty much the only way to get a weather closure is to have a warm spell in, say, January, that melts the surface layer of the ice on the roads and turns the town into a fucking skating rink. Three feet of snow fell over the weekend? Go fuck yourself and get ready for school.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I attended a rural high school where most of the students lived on family farms. The superintendent lived on a farm. When it snowed, he got out there and drove his car from the house to the barn. If he made it without getting stuck or hung up, we had school.

      • dude chicago so does not deserve these creds anymore. we have the blandest winters until like feb then we have 1 bad storm then crappy rain til june 27 then sullen humidity til beautiful fall with all the roads torn up.

        (i bike 12 months a year and this tuesday was the first day i thought i might actually die on the lake front. those are the days i feel like i’m in chicago)

    • divegrl

      Where do you live?

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        the wastelands of texas.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Conservative Women Keep Turning The Feminism Thing On And Off, Can’t Get It To Work!

    Have you tried sticking your moistened fingers in the outlet to see whether you’ve got any juice?

    With volts

    • Non-Threatening Ron

      Ba dum tish!

  • Donna Mueller

    can’t think of her as feminine or even human. she’s more of a gila monster.

    • Sakonyachen

      So she is Rick Scott in drag?

  • Bobathonic

    So all their clocks are flashing 12:00?

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    Sorry, Kellyanne but I don’t buy this argument when it’s laced with enough cynicism to choke a buffalo.

  • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

    I care if you’ve been sexually harassed or abused, Kellyanne. The problem is, you don’t give a shit if I have and you don’t have any interest in making the world safer for all of us. So while you don’t deserve violence or abuse, I will encourage you to go the fuck away.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      I still remember the story that came out after the third debate when a woman approached Omarosa and told her story, and Omarosa essentially patted her on the head and condescended to her.
      So yeah, don’t really care when you yank the platform out from anyone who isn’t you, Kellyanne.

    • Tragic Typos

      I have some upvotes below, I hereby bequeath them to you.

    • Covfefe

      Did the librul media follow up on the harassers Kellyanne named?

  • Oblios_Cap
  • Covfefe

    When, as Roy Moore, you choose your victims in Alabama, you’re choosing conservative victims. Seems liberals care about those conservative children.

    • Sakonyachen

      Yes. But when they say something about Roy Moore it’s politcs, when they call for Franken and Conyers to step down, they aren’t doing enough. Can’t you see that perfect logic?

  • Shorter Kellyanne: Donald Trump hasn’t harassed me, and he’s paying me.

  • Master Contrail Program

    Gadzooks! It seems the mega-purists that are on the Conyers thread, and only the Conyers thread(ever), would want to put their two cents in here as well.

  • There’s no way Bristol actually wrote that, because of the use of the word ‘whom.’

  • Tragic Typos

    OT: Is there a tanning bed in the WH now? I’ve not seen any reporting on where Trump is getting his tans (or more accurately, how he maintains those white circles around his eyes). Does Kellyanne maybe use it when Trump’s not around?

  • sercanet

    “Losing” is the price one pays for playing by the rules while an unscrupulous opponent cheats and lies and points out every alleged infraction on your part. If “winning” is what happens when you do the right thing, I guess we have to “lose.”

    This is why I hate sports.

    • Katamount

      Oh, Leafs fans in 1993 could certainly relate. *cough*KerryFraser*cough*

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        Thanks for the reminder. I’d almost forgotten about that.
        <sobs>

      • sercanet

        Yeah, I hate leafs, too. Just finished raking the bastards for the second time this fall..

        Oh, wait. You must mean some kind of sportsball team. So, okay I hate them too. No idea who Kerry Fraser is.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Joe Beese
    • ltmcdies

      there is no good here….

    • puredog

      I actually don’t think Franken is going to resign. I can virtually guarantee he doesn’t think he should have to, and he is too smart not to know how his resignation would play right into hands he does not want to play into. I go back and forth on whether he should. It may be interesting.

      • cmd resistor

        I, too, am back and forth.

  • Reximus

    Franken should announce he’s switching parties. He’ll be fine then.

  • beatbort

    Something tells me Kellyanne sexually harassed Reince, which is really why he left.

  • Bobathonic

    Hey KAC, why don’t you get specific instead of dismissively vague? Name some names and circumstances.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Something happened somewhere, therefore I’m right about a thing.

      • Christopher Story

        Bowling Green

      • Miss Dill

        THIS ^^^^^^

    • Shan

      I kind of thought that as well at first . Like, “what story don’t we care about, Kellyanne? You don’t HAVE a story.”

  • shivaskeeper

    Some people have to provide proof, upfront, at the time of the accusation. They should be given absolutely no benefit of the doubt at all. KaC and the Palin’s are some of those people.

    People who lie unceasingly, shamelessness, and without any care for what the actual truth might be ever, cannot be trusted to tell the truth about this one thing.

    If either one of them was to tell me that the sun was going to rise in the east today, I would have to go and check.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    This is the party who likes to say such enlightened things about rape. Try to spin this, KAC. https://www.facebook.com/USdems/videos/746715988845927/

  • ltmcdies
    • FlemmishSpy

      As a cop he’ll appeal cruel and unusual punishment.

      • Bobathonic

        Sucks to be a back-shooting murderer.

    • Antonin Dvorak

      So, South Carolina did good? What a world.

      • sarafina

        It was a federal case. South Carolina let him off because of a hung jury.

    • Courser_Resistance

      This is a piece of good news in the apocalyptic shitstorm

    • Msgr_MΩment

      You know, if as Dershowitz says, the Predisent can’t be convicted of Obstruction of Justice if it’s in the course of him exercising his Constitutional duties, it would stand to reason that a cop can’t be convicted of killing someone if it’s in the course of exercising his duties.

      Oh, that’s right. Dershowitz is full of shit.

      • Juan de Fuca

        I’m not a lawyer but agree that Dershowitz would probably be considered full of shit by any reasonable person.

    • Christopher Smith

      Of course, it was cold-blooded first-degree murder, and he’s getting off easy, but at least they didn’t go for his ‘Sessions defense’ (google that if you want to be made violently ill.)

    • sarafina

      YAY!

  • How nice of Bristol to take some time between getting oopsie pregnanted to remind us that the Palins existed. I’d actually forgotten about them in the nightmare horrorshow is Life in America 2017 edition.

  • Daniel Hooper

    I just read a similar article over on another site about how alt-right women are being totally shocked that they’re being treated like garbage by alt-right men. This is about the only form of legitimate victim blaming I could think of; they may be taken advantage of, but when you’re also actively supporting and going out of your way to defend the same people who do such heinous things, well… you’re part of the problem.

    • Courser_Resistance

      “It’s okay when it happens to you because you’re a baby-killing slut. I’m a good, God-fearing woman, so it’s different when it happens to me”

      • Non-Threatening Ron

        ^^^ THIS ^^^

  • Baconzhurtzin’

    Bristol Palin? That name rings a bell….nope, thought I knew who she was

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    Methinks KAC’s #MeToo moment was more of a threat to Congresscritters to STFU about criticizing the Dotard than to raise awareness over sexual harassment. But I’m a cynical buttfucker. So, what do I know.

    • Lord Jim

      Former GWB chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter agrees with you.

  • Christopher Story

    I don’t feel sorry for these women. They want feminists to defend them, but then turn around and promote the very men and idiologies that keep victimizing women. It’s like if someone complained about being poisoned after voting to dump poison in the watershed.

    • Elvis Causticfellow

      They don’t even really want feminists to defend them. They just want to score points.

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS

    • Juan de Fuca

      Yup. Just like RWNJ’s who get really good union jobs and claim that they’re anti-union.

      • divegrl

        ABSOLUTELY! The hubs works with a guy like that. Several, actually.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Sadly, your analogy is a thing that is actually happening as well.

  • Juan de Fuca

    All I have to say is that was a really good post.

  • Marceline

    ““you can’t pick and choose depending on somebody’s politics.”

    Watch me.

    Fifty three percent of white women voted for Trump. Fuck them.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I have been going over and over this in my mind. You did this, conservative women, so stfu.

    • Shan

      If she came out with an actual story about who did what gross shit and to whom, there’d be all kindsa support from liberal feminists. Just maybe not for her, personally.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Ya. On the Tweeter I noted that the majority of white women voted for Trump and a white woman said I had an odd understanding of the meaning of “majority” and I was like “Who dis?” A whopping 62% of non-college degree white women voted for Trump.

    • Juan de Fuca

      See, I took it as shining the light on the hypocrisy of people who want to use progressive movements when it suits them but argue and vote against them when it matters the most. I didn’t even pick up on the racial thing.

      • Marceline

        It’s been one of the problems I’ve had with this Me Too thing. Everyone is saying “trust women” and “believe women.” And I’m thinking “Really? Let’s ask Emmitt Till about that.”

    • bbayliss

      “Unsurprisingly, Clinton was overwhelmingly the favored candidate among black and Latina women voters, with a staggering 93 percent of black women voting for her.”
      https://newrepublic.com/minutes/138601/gender-gap-exit-polls-show-white-women-voters-actually-preferred-trump-clinton

      • Ms.Moon

        African American women have had to stand together to get through so much historically. For black women women doing the work is not an anomaly for African American women it was a necessity. When white women were fighting about working versus staying at home African American women did not have that conflict because black women have always worked outside them home.

    • James Baskin

      I saw a woman on the news thrusting her hips out and proclaiming the ” you can grab my pussy Donald.” I wouldn’t be shedding any tears for her if he did.

      • At that point wouldn’t it be consensual?

  • Jackie Jackstein FTW
  • Katamount

    I must admit that it’s rather amusing to see these women all of a sudden realizing that the political movement fundamentally hostile to women’s autonomy and basic humanity that they have been profiting off of doesn’t respect their autonomy or basic humanity. Plenty of alt-right women are just discovering the same thing.

    Don’t want to be victimized by patriarchal assholes? Stop propping up the patriarchy that allows them to abuse with impunity.

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      It is with impunity and it seems to be worse since the Dotard took over.

    • Shan

      They somehow convince themselves that propping up this bullshit will keep them insulated from it.

      • Crystalclear12

        Stockholm syndrome.

        • Shan

          No. Nobody kidnapped them. They grew up and can make their own choices just like the rest of us. They are responsible for their own agency and their own bullshit, just like the men are.

          • Crystalclear12

            I was thinking more along the lines they were born into a cult but perhaps I’m too sympathetic.

          • Shan

            Lots of women were. And men, too. They somehow managed not to become or remain assholes, though.

          • Crystalclear12

            I was going to say: maybe this wake a few of them up but they aren’t asleep are they?

            They know what they are doing but want bitch about it too.

          • Cornelius Fussbudget

            Of course they want to have their cake and eat it too. They want

            * Have tax cuts but not increase debt
            * Kick out our quasi-legal slave class but not increase production costs
            * Cut back on medical spending while increasing coverage

            They call themselves the party of “personal responsibility”, but I think “plausible deniability” is really their main thing.

          • Ms.Moon

            Exactly according to how old they are their grandmothers probably could not vote or do anything without the approval/consent of her husband. I don’t know about any other woman but I love that I can wake up and buy myself a plane ticket and go away for a weekend if I feel like it. I don’t have to ask for money, I don’t have to ask for permission I can do it because I want to.

          • Shan

            We shouldn’t have to continue to feel lucky to be able to do those things. It should be a no-brainer for us like it is for men.

          • Ms.Moon

            I think in the future this is going to be more of a class issue than a gender issue. I am happy I can do these things because I can afford to do them. There are people living in America right now that cannot contemplate buying a ticket to anywhere outside the country because it is as reachable as a trip to the moon for them. How many Americans have a passport?

          • Shan

            This is true, and I had that thought myself.

      • MamaBrown

        As Rhett said to Scarlett “how closely women cling to the very chains that bind them!”

      • sarafina

        Works for Melania.

  • Jackie Jackstein FTW

    OT: Word of warning, folks. I had carpal tunnel surgery yesterday.
    That means I can only type with one hand. It also means I’m high af on Percocet.

    • renegade500

      I hope your recovery goes well!

      • Jackie Jackstein FTW

        I’m sure it will. Sandra’s made it clear that if I try to do anything with this hand until PT next week, she’ll kick my little white ass. I’m no idiot.

        • renegade500

          Well then, I would do as she says! I do sympathize – I had foot surgery in August to get a bone graft, plate and 4 pins. I’ve been walking unassisted and without boot for only 3 weeks, but I’ve been doing PT for a couple of months. It’s helped so much, and it feels great not to be in constant pain. My physical therapist has been a life saver (and he’s super easy on the eyes, so there’s that).

          • Jackie Jackstein FTW

            Glad it’s working out for you. I haven’t has full use of my left hand (dominant hand) in about six years now. Pain just finally got to me enough to break down and get it doe. Looking forward to getting back into drawing again. I really miss it. They bandaged me up good (see avatar pic). Couldn’t move that hand if I tried.

          • renegade500

            Those darned ortho doctors and their bandages! I have carpal tunnel in both hands but have so far resisted doing surgery. But probably one of these days…

          • Jackie Jackstein FTW

            You need to at least invest in some braces. Target has them for twenty bucks a pop. That was the only way I could sleep, the pain was just that bad.

    • Shan

      Enjoy?

      • Jackie Jackstein FTW

        Hehe.

    • Covfefe’s Evil Twin

      There’s a lot of non-commenters here who type with only one hand.
      Come to think of it, there’s prolly also a lot of non-commenters here high af.

      dogspeed for a quick recovery.

  • Crystalclear12

    So this is what happens after mean girls leave high school.

  • nightmoth

    Great headline! Conservative women also loathe abortion until their little blonde darling gets knocked-up her sophomore year or until they personally get pregnant with a menopause baby just when they’re planning a long trip to Europe. Then it’s okay.

  • cmd resistor

    Sort of OT but sort of not. Roy Moore spokeswoman chatting with Anderson Cooper last night: “Porter continued to argue that the Democratic establishment, the far-left media, the pro-abortion lobby and George Soros were to blame for the accusations.
    “Can you just explain to me how all these people got together and came up with this plot against Roy Moore?” Cooper asked.
    “When you have false allegations that are generated by ‘The Washington Post’ there tends to be a pile on,” Porter said. “That’s how a lynch mob works.”
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/politics/roy-moore-campaign-spokeswoman-janet-porter-anderson-cooper-cnntv/index.html

    • jesterpunk

      Of course they are using James O’Keefe’s failed sting to claim its fake. Once he got caught they changed the story to the Washington Post knew they where lying because they made up the other claims against Moore.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Makes perfect sense to me.

    • bbayliss

      I’m old enough to remember when putting a crazy person on television to defend a pedophile would have been political suicide.
      maga my ass.

      • cmd resistor

        She also compared the Moore accusers to the Duke Lacrosse team thing.

      • Bitter Scribe

        I’m old enough to remember when colluding with Russia in an election would have been political suicide.

        I’m old enough to remember when being a loutish reality-show host with no experience or qualifications in government would have been political suicide.

        I’m old enough to…ah hell, I’m just old.

        I have to go yell at some kids to get off my lawn now.

    • laineypc

      THIS! This is what is going on, it is not that they don’t care about electing pedophiles, they are denying how journalism works. That’s why this is so scary. They DO hate pedophiles, yet they will allow themselves to be told by their liar in chief it’s fake news. We need to shut up with the criticisms that ooh look at those hypocrite Alabamans, with their “family values” supporting a pedophile. That is not this. It’s ooh dear Alabamans haven’t got a clue how to consume media with any kind of discernment, and the country is on the brink of an epistemological crisis which is going to absolutely ruin us when the Mueller investigation gets to its climax. I don’t think it was nearly this bad with Watergate.

  • btwbfdimho

    Dylan: “There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking champagne”.

    Wallace: “There’s a woman on my lap and she’s drinking Miller Lite”

    https://g.co/kgs/CpjC3D

    • Christopher Story

      Miller Lite is too high brow for her. I’d peg her as a Milwaukee’s Best drinker.

      • JohnBull

        Natty Ice light?

        • Christopher Story

          I’d forgotten about Natty! That would be perfect!

      • It makes a nice chaser for the moonshine and meth.

        • Christopher Story

          Ahh, memories.

      • Lord Jim

        PBR or GTFO. :)

        • Bitter Scribe

          Mickey’s. Gets you drunk faster.

          • SeeTrainOffTheRails

            I just shocked she hasn’t tried kerosene and tonic.

  • Baconzhurtzin’

    “Feminists are not stupid”

    YOU GO GIRL! *finger snap*

    • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

      Their fashion sense, though! Ugh!

      • Baconzhurtzin’

        Chicks that wear Doc Martins and have page boy hair cuts rock!

  • Relativicus

    I forgot all about Bristol Palin. I’d like to go back to that now.

  • JohnBull

    2015: Transgender rights will lead to pedophilia.
    2017: Vote for the pedophile to deny transgender rights.

    This is why the world has chosen China as its new leader.

    • eyelashviper

      And Murika has morphed into Lower Slobovia..

    • Ha ha, does China count as leader of the Free World?

  • MAZS

    Now does Bristol still have a paid ghostwriter for her blog, or has Willow taken over those duties?

    • Cookiecrumb

      Yeah, correct use of “whom.” Dead giveaway.

  • eyelashviper

    Republican Feminist is an oxymoron, despite the wailing of Kellyanne, assorted Palins, Fox Blathering Bimbos, about their high standards.

    • Parakeetist

      Sen. Kaye Bailey-Hutchinson used to say she was one. She was one of the last of the Semi-Decent Moderates Who Were Not Crazy.

      • sarafina

        Yet she was still a Republican first, last and always.

  • Bemused

    Sigh.

    Kellyanne, if there is someone harassing you, feel free to say so. Until you say that someone is harassing you, you don’t need support for being sexually harassed.

    Bristol, if your mama wants to address her issues with Chris Wallace, she too can get support.

    Ladies, none of that means that feminists will like you or your politics or support you for anything else.

    • Ellie

      Sort of…Voltaire-ian. Yes. Definitely.

  • Lord Jim
    • SisterArtemis

      Good god, he’s a sharp-tongued old cuss!

      • Lord Jim

        Read his Twitter feed. He don’t play. He’s vice-chair of Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW).

      • MamaBrown

        Right? He is totally out of fucks. AND he appears to have been carved from solid granite. I like him. I feel like he’s your crusty, slightly intimidating uncle who’s the only one in the family who won’t put up with any drama or bullshit at holidays, and slips you a 20 when no one’s looking.

        • SisterArtemis

          He also calls out your OTHER uncle who sends the all-caps emails and the FOX/Drudge/Breitbart links, right there at the table in front of god, Grandma, and the children. Grandma, of course, slips HIM a 20 when no one’s looking (even though he doesn’t need it, he accepts it politely), and always sends him a bottle of the finest scotch every birthday.

  • The Militant Homosexual Agenda
  • TundraGrifter

    Whatever happened to Duh Gov’? And to Pistol Palin?

    Actually, I’m much happier not knowing. Please don’t tell me.

  • Ducksworthy

    And in Senate news: Franken out, Moore in. Something’s working for them.

  • gene108

    I wish so-called conservative women would reject the 170 years of women asking for autonomy, from the Seneca Falls conference until today.

    Because the women at Seneca Falls were not conservative. The suffragettes were not conservatives. Women not voting and not getting involved in anything outside of their house or what their husband told them is what conservative women did.

    Voting, having a job, not handing your paycheck over to your husband, being able to get a credit card without your husband’s approval, etc. are liberal/feminist plots that radically changed what is defined as acceptable.

    If you truly want to be conservative, please reject the last 170 years of feminism. Stop voting, stop having a life outside of your husband and family, and please quit talking about how you are conservative.

    You aren’t.

    You are opportunists taking advantage of the work of liberals/feminists for your personal gain.

    • James Baskin

      Here, here!

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    • Shan

      Seriously. They should go be Serena Joys if they really mean it.

      But to have any status, that would mean the rest of us have to be Handmaids, Marthas, Econo-Wives, or Unwomen.

  • DensityDestiny

    Robyn, I think the way you clarify the context in which conservative women are speaking up demolishes their attacks on liberal women. Thanks for a great article!

  • Bitter Scribe

    “He did not say the word sexual assault,” Conway said.

    Well, that settles it!

    • TundraGrifter

      Apprently it is magic words – like “Islamic Terrorism.” President Obama refused to use them and we had terror. President Trump isn’t afraid to utter the incantation – but the horror hasn’t vanished. Perhaps he didn’t say them right.

      • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

        YOU try saying “Islamic Terrorism” with those slimy little veneers slipping and sliding around on your ruined teeth.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          “God Bless Islamic Trshurshmnm!”

        • phoenix00

          Rad… rah….. ruhd… RIDIKONUS IZMANIC TURDISTAN

      • Begin Anew Day

        Magic also needs the correct posture, breathing and gestural dexterity to work.

        All of that takes discipline and practice to get it right.

        Donnie don’t do discipline. Donnie don’t practice. Therefore his magic never works and never will.

        • TundraGrifter

          You don’t choose the wand. The want chooses you.

          • Invisible Bunyip

            Typo, but interesting typo.

          • TundraGrifter

            Thank you! I prefer intentional typos. Not typos that were captured.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Great article, Robyn! I am waiting for the day when an African American woman accuses a White man of sexual harassment, and some douchebag like Roy Moore says “Well it was OK in slavery days, so maybe he just forgot what century it is, which could happen to anyone, and it means it’s not his fault.”

    • phoenix00

      Jeff Sessions…………..

  • kareemachan

    No way bristol wrote that herself.

    • Granny Sprinkles

      Nancy French probably wrote it.

    • Mysterious Masked Wrestler

      I think she did, because whoever wrote it apparently thinks 4 words can constitute a rant.

  • azeyote

    things aren’t awful enough – you had to dig up the Palin clan of trailer trash – what’s next – maggot filled road kill for dinner?

  • An Outhouse for the résistance

    The #MeToos named names. Name some names, Kelly Anne.

  • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

    She may have also noticed the dearth of conservative sites covering it.

    This is why she thinks “no one” cared about her mom being harassed – she didn’t read any of the sites that WERE covering it.

  • HooverVilles

    What are the odds that if she did name names that the names would be of republicans in or running for office?

    • SweetDeeKat

      Just think of the company she keeps. Ewwww.

      • HooverVilles

        Eggg-sactly!

  • SayItWithWookies

    It’s just stupefying that Palin can say women should’ve done something about harassment instead of just taking it for years and years. In Bill O’Reilly’s case, the women evidently did do something about it. They sued, or threatened to, and Fox paid them off. So Palin wasn’t interested in calling out the enablers, and probably wouldn’t have been interested in accusing the perpetrators either, had not the real strong women already done that.

    • phoenix00

      Yeah women did something about it. And they got punished for it.

  • Trump’s Potemkin Village

    “We are more than well aware that conservative women experience these things as well.”

    It seems to me that passive-aggressive authoritarian conservative women resent “uppity feminists” speaking out about these issues. They think we should be ‘good little doormats’ for the white fake-Christian patriarchy like they are and then there wouldn’t be any “problems.”

    • phoenix00

      White picket fences. Emphasis White.

  • ziggywiggy

    Blondie and Joan Jett have something to say about it!(I like the kitty cat attacking the trump puppet) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-joan-jett-in-blondies-new-doom-or-destiny-video-w513452

  • GHERKINS du RESISTANCE!

    I’m sure glad Kellyanne came forward with names of those abusers, so that no other women could be victimized by them.

    This is how you can tell who’s actually have womens’ interests in mind, those who stand up to power to expose the abuses, and refuse to make excuses for it.

    Oh wait, she didn’t do that? That’s so weird! It’s almost like she’s willing to insert herself into the #metoo movement to weaponize it for partisan gain!

    • sarafina

      “Almost like” indeed!

  • Viktor

    Bristol Palin is full of crap. Nothing she ever said or done has been honest. And Kellyanne jumping into the fray now, please, I wonder what went on in the White House when Melania wasn’t living there yet and Kelly was serving the Donald at his pleasure.

    • Johnny Appleseed

      I believe she still is.

  • I’ll call her a hypocrite. She is ok with it so long as her agenda is getting pushed.
    That is text book hypocrite.

  • Vorhees

    In a wild flight of fancy, I imagine Bristol Palin actually reading this and getting a bit woke….

  • Boojum

    Bristle! Join the party!

  • Johnny Appleseed

    Bristol, ask Mommy about seducing Glen Rice.

  • BelmontPublicLibrary

    ‘she said that when she was “younger and prettier” ‘

    First of all, lol. Secondly, she acts as if it’s a statement of fact that only young, attractive women and men are harassed or assaulted. Almost charmingly naive, if she weren’t such a rancid sweatstain.

    • Bridget Malone

      She makes me want to vomit. as does the entire trump family, whatever you call the Palin Klan and all the cocktail dress-wearing Koch-teasers on Faux.

      I can out #MeToo them by orders of magnitude so don’t think I don’t get it.

      Al Franken my ass. I’m changing my party affiliation.

      Garrison Keillor my ass. My answer to PBS wondering where my monthly check was, ask your friends at NPR or your besties of the conservative ilk who have been influencing program content since the Cheney administration.

    • XD

  • Sheesko

    What is it with Trump’s White House Women and the waterbug eyelashes? I should think a simple call to the pest control unit at McNair would be a more effective way to rid the People’s Palace from these pests.

  • Jon Jay Obermark

    Palin would only be a hypocrite if she did the complaining. That was her daughter. It is possible she took her own advice, and you just don’t like that she didn’t listen to you.

    • sarafina

      Who is the “you” referenced here? “**you** just don’t like that she didn’t listen to **you**”??

      Pronouns are handy, but need clarification in this instance.

  • Of course. That “purpose” is not about promiting equality, it’s about protecting privilge. The thing about disingenuous piles of shot like KellyAnne and Bristol is that they are satisfied with the status quo as long as they can be the “exceptions” (and despite being about women, this same explainations can also be used with ANY permutation of the dynamic: ie the D’Souzas and Milos of tne world.)

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  • sarafina

    Robyn’s piece makes some good points. And so once again many C&Lers are dumping on the woman. I have no affection for Bristol, but just like any story about Megyn Kelly, HRC or Gretchen Kelly, most comments are not really about deploring the sexist behavior. The majority are attacking Bristol.

    I believe the commenting community here is mostly male, and I really don’t see much “wokeness”. They still get to attack a woman. I do not see these commenters as allies, feminist or otherwise. (remember the HRC attacks)

    • dshwa

      Feminism doesn’t mean women should be immune from criticism or mocking. It means the attacks can’t be solely about the fact that the target is a woman, or shots about her gender Bristol Palin is dumber than a bag of hair, and the few times she says something smart, she’s almost always being disingenuous, and if she were a man I would say the exact same thing. I dont think she’s an idiot because she’s a woman, I think she’s an idiot because she constantly says idiotic things.

      • Johnny Appleseed

        She inherited all of it from Mommy.

      • sarafina

        I’m not defending Bristol for anything. My intent was to show how commenters would rather bash women than the actual offenders. That’s why I mentioned 3 other women.

        • gingerwentworth

          That’s true. There’s universal permission to trash her?

          • sarafina

            To trash all women, apparently.

  • marshlc

    “If it were, you would see those women talking about those issues in contexts other than criticizing what feminists are doing wrong.”

    It’s a standard tactic of the right. Another good example is the moaning about “Why oh why won’t we help our own homeless rather than give all that money to those terrible Muslim refugees!” from people who have never otherwise done or said or in any way showed that the homeless are anything but a nuisance to them.

  • SullivanSt

    What Kellyanne was trying to do wasn’t simply to appropriate accusations of sexual misconduct to defend Donald Trump, but in fact to dismiss the entire notion that it was a big problem. She was trying to make it an “oh, everybody does that, it shouldn’t bother anyone” issue. That’s super gross, which is of course entirely in keeping with her record.

    I think the part about Wallace is missing something though.

    It’s mentioned that he was responding to a question that was posed to him, but not by whom. The question was asked by DON MOTHERFUCKING IMUS, who was only on Fox Business because feminists and anti-racists had gotten him fired from CBS and MSNBC three years prior.

    But of course Bristol chose not to mention his name, and it’s impossible not to suspect the reason she didn’t was because it’d be really inconvenient to attacking liberals, even though it wouldn’t in any way detract from the message that yes, conservative women have a lot of bad behavior directed at them too.

  • UpstateNYObserver

    Someone still actually looks at Bristol’s tweets? FFS she personifies the traditional concept of a twit too. She’s the tweeting twit.

  • #TrumplovingBonebrainCulture.

    #F uckOffGhouliAnnConjob.

    -_-

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