16 Nov 2017

Yglesias Does the Liberal Two-Step

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Fun, fun, fun! Matt Yglesias demonstrates the fine liberal art of feigning repentance as he throws the no-longer-useful Bill Clinton right under the feminist issues bus. Former heroes of the Left are all very well, but getting Roy Moore could mean one more vote in the Senate.

I, like most Americans, was glad to see Clinton prevail and regarded the whole sordid matter as primarily the fault of congressional Republicans’ excessive scandal-mongering. Now, looking back after the election of Donald Trump, the revelations of massive sexual harassment scandals at Fox News, the stories about Harvey Weinstein and others in the entertainment industry, and the stories about Roy Moore’s pursuit of sexual relationships with teenagers, I think we got it wrong. We argued about perjury and adultery and the meaning of the word “is.” Republicans prosecuted a bad case against a president they’d been investigating for years.

What we should have talked about was men abusing their social and economic power over younger and less powerful women. ….

Unfortunately for me, I’m a little too old to get away with claiming to have had no opinion on this at the time. My version of a sophisticated high schooler’s take on the matter was that the American media should get over its bourgeois morality hang-ups and be more like the French, where François Mitterrand’s wife and his longtime mistress grieved together at his funeral.

As a married 30-something father, I’ve come around to a less “worldly” view of infidelity. As a co-founder of Vox, I’d never in a million years want us to be the kind of place where men in senior roles can get away with the kind of misconduct that we’ve seen is all too common in our industry and in so many others.

Most of all, as a citizen I’ve come to see that the scandal was never about infidelity or perjury — or at least, it shouldn’t have been. It was about power in the workplace and its use. The policy case that Democrats needed Clinton in office was weak, and the message that driving him from office would have sent would have been profound and welcome. That this view was not commonplace at the time shows that we did not, as a society, give the most important part of the story the weight it deserved.

As the current accountability moment grows, we ought to recognize and admit that we had a chance to do this almost 20 years ago — potentially sparing countless young women a wide range of unpleasant and discriminatory experiences, or at a minimum reducing their frequency and severity. And we blew it.

And, if no Republican were in the cross-hairs, let us ask ourselves: what would Matt Yglesias be saying? We know perfectly well he’d be taking the same position he did twenty years ago.

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It amazes me that the right simply underestimates the left or simply doesn’t anticipate the tactics of the left. Certainly no one who is paying attention is surprised by this tactic. Look how well it is working in Alabama. The left had no chance of winning but this tactic has pretty much made this race a shoe in for the democrats. They are in the process of stealing this election. It is also interesting how the MSM is 100% in the Democrat camp on this, for example have you heard about David Alcon? How about the lack of coverage on Menendez and his child abuse issues? The Republicans are indeed the stupid party.

Dick the Barbarian

Matt who?

From a comment on another blog:

“If you’ve ever read the book by Simon Sebag Montefiore, “Stalin: In the Court of the Red Tsar”, the classic Soviet procedure was to bring forth false witnesses, then more witnesses, then forged documents. Then more false witnesses.

“And then yet more fake witnesses: but always, always, always: repeat the lie. Repeat the lie, repeat the lie, repeat the lie. The Supreme Soviet could not be wrong, so any one who question them, was also a traitor. Repeat the lie.

“Another favorite technique of Beria and his predecessors was to always choose an alleged “crime” that was impossible to defend. The favorite in their era was homosexuality. Against Judge Moore, it is “pedopheeeeelia”.

“Works like a charm. Who wants to defend a pedophile? Certainly not Mitch McConnell or John McVain.”


Bill Clinton? He was small time. Now, Ted Kennedy, there was an operator. Public drunkeness. Sexual harassment, multiple infidelities. And the awful night where he got drunk, picked up a young woman on his staff, got behind the wheel, missed the turn onto the Chappaquiddick bridge, plunged into the water and bailed as Mary Jo Kopechne drowned. That’s DUI and vehicular homicide, which normally gets you a VERY long stretch in prison. Instead the Kennedys settled with the Kopechne family (as though they had a choice in Massachusetts) and Ted couldn’t run for President. But he continued a long run in the Senate, was lauded as a champion of women’s rights and was eulogized as the Lion of the Senate.

Bill wasn’t the source of the Democratic party’s moral bankruptcy, he just took advantage of what had already been established.

Let's Review 3 - American Digest

[…] “Another favorite technique of Beria and his predecessors was to always choose an alleged “crime” that was impossible to defend. The favorite in their era was homosexuality. Against Judge Moore, it is “pedopheeeeelia”. — Never Yet Melted ï½» Yglesias Does the Liberal Two-Step […]


The mud slinging is getting fast and furious now. As is usually the case, some will stick and some will slide off.


Remember HILLARY was a shoo-in? I pray Moore forces McConnell to try to make good his threats.

Dick the Barbarian

If it wasn’t for double standards, they would not have any.

So far, the swamp/deep state has reversed the voters’ will expressed in the November 2016 election.

New poll: seems as if Moore is toast. Another nail in the coffin.


To put old Matt’s POV in context, years ago he was glowingly featured weekly on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program. So when you see that silver haired scumbag, remember, he’s nothing more then a tool of the UniParty.

As for Yglesias, doesn’t he have the record for being named The Dumbest Blogger on the Intrewebs like 6 or 7 years running? 

Steve Gregg

The Democrats are pragmatic weasels: Deny the wrongdoing when it matters, then condemn it when it doesn’t anymore.


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