President Donald Trump has been criticized endlessly and labeled a misogynist for his past comments about women. But a black Democrat’s sexist joke about Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway has gone largely unnoticed.
Conway became the subject of much internet ridicule after pictures of her kneeling on an Oval Office couch during Trump’s meeting with the presidents of historically black universities surfaced online earlier this week.
The photo of the White House official sitting casually while seemingly playing on her phone was, however, taken out of context by the leftist Miss Manners army eager to ridicule all things Trump. In reality, Conway had just finished snapping a photo of the people gathered in the office—she was, presumably, kneeling on the couch to get the best shot possible.
But, had he been a Republican and Conway a Democrat, the lewd comments made by Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond on Wednesday probably would have taken the nonstory to a whole other level with the leftist media.
“I really just want to know what was going on there, because, you know, I won’t tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there. But, don’t answer, and I don’t want you to refer back to the 1990s,” Richmond said at a Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner.
Richmond’s remark followed a comment made by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) who cracked that the “a whole lot worse things” happened on the Oval Office furniture in the 1990s.
Conway and others have noticed that the same folks so eager to attack anyone for making sexist comments, especially when the political tables are turned, have been extremely quiet about the off color remark.
“[I]t is not just if I were a liberal woman, but if I were a pro-abortion one” the liberal media would be outraged, Conway reckoned in an interview with The Daily Caller.
What’s the point? Well, it’s really that the shrieking leftist mobs roaming the streets in vagina hats are simply the Democratic Party’s useful idiots.
That’s why there was little mention of the representative’s distasteful remarks about Conway. That’s why so-called feminists supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential election despite her known ties to Saudi Arabia and other places where women are denied very basic rights. There was also that whole thing about “bimbo eruptions” they all conveniently forgot. And that’s why even when Chelsea Clinton called the lawmaker’s remark and subsequent non-apology “despicable” and said she hopes Conway “receives the apology she deserves,” the former first daughter qualified her remark with “never thought I’d write that.”
Christina Hoff Sommers, known as the factual feminist, recently explained how identity politics as poisoned what could be a very valuable women’s movement thusly: “There’s always a role for activism, provided you have a good grasp of reality. An activist with good information can lead to reform and progress, but activism with false information leads to fanaticism and to zealotry, and I think that’s what’s happening.
“There’s always a role for activism, provided you have a good grasp of reality. An activist with good information can lead to reform and progress, but activism with false information leads to fanaticism and to zealotry, and I think that’s what’s happening,” she said.
Sommers added: “I’ve been to some international women’s conferences and human rights conferences, and you meet women from Cambodia and Egypt and Saudi Arabia and Somalia. These women are asking for help. And I look at these eloquent students at Oberlin and Swarthmore and Wesleyan and Berkeley, and these are feminist activists that seem to have little or no awareness of the struggles of women in other parts of the world.”
Now, beyond providing reason to question Richmond’s maturity as a statesman, no one should really care that he made a stupid joke about Conway. Sticks and stones, you know? But the lack of response from the lefty sisterhood that takes its marching orders from the Democratic Party is still worth pointing out.
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