In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard Andrew “I’m Not Fredo, But I’m as Smart as Him” Cuomo has resigned as the Governor of New York after allegations of sexual harassment and assault against female employees. And that’s after a year of the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) slobbering over how well he deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
No word from around 10-15,000 elderly constituents who died as a result of Cuomo’s ineptitude. Granted, I’m not a doctor and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but even I understand that putting infected people near others who are highly susceptible to the infection isn’t a good idea. But that’s a blog post for another crime…
After the allegations came to light, Leftists came forward and…waited for the Attorney General’s report to come out before taking the stunning and brave position that Cuomo needed to step down. Even now, though, Leftists are finding ways to discredit the findings to avoid looking like they were wrong. But their favorite is “What about Trump?” because apparently the former President did far worse than Cuomo is alleged to have done and with greater frequency.
Here’s the thing. The allegations against Cuomo have been investigated and found to be credible, credible enough for law enforcement to further pursue the former Governor. The allegations against Trump, though scandalous and equally as disgusting, have not been investigated fully, so we don’t know how valid they are. Yet, the latter’s allegations are treated as gospel truth while the former’s allegations are being taken through the spin cycle (and I’m not talking about laundry, either).
The obvious duplicity is low-hanging fruit, but there another angle not a lot of people have taken so far, and it involves the MeToo and Time’s Up movements. These movements were designed to help women come forward and fearlessly call out sexual abusers in positions of power.
You know. Like…oh, I don’t know…Andrew Cuomo?
That’s where the Left’s lack of consistency comes into play. While waiting for the facts come out is the right tactic, the Left doesn’t apply that standard consistently. In looking at the timeline of the “Luv Guv’s” actions, there were enough red flags to trigger bulls for miles around, but no one within Leftist circles took the care to notice and apply their own logic. With Trump, the mere allegations were enough to warrant a full-blown investigation into each and every claim, no matter how shaky the evidence was. Ditto for Brett Cavanaugh. But when it came to Cuomo and when it comes to other Leftist figures, it’s a wait and see if anyone remembers after the stonewalling concludes.
At the heart of the matter lies the Left’s attitude towards women. As long as they can use you for their ends, Leftists will always be behind you (which, as we’ve seen with Cuomo, may not be the best place for them). The depth of that support, however, isn’t that great because the Left will always view you as helpless and incapable of succeeding without their help. And anytime women fail, the Left has any number of ready-made excuses that protect women by deflecting blame.
Just don’t see through the Left’s bullcrap or assert yourself without their help. Otherwise, you’re not a real woman to them. And, yes, I’ve seen Leftists say that to women who disagree with them, including a former Secretary of State.
I’m not sure, but I think that’s misogyny.
When you consider this, it makes the Cuomo story into a whole new and creepy direction. And it leads to another question: how many women have to endure the kind of behavior Cuomo and other Leftist males before the Left shapes up? Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath. As with every group within the Leftist hivemind, women are treated as chess pieces to be moved and sacrificed as desired. Although I’m sure there are women who would be flattered at the attention of a powerful man, it doesn’t make it any less troublesome for the Left.
Nor does it make the “But Trump” defense any more valid. A scummy action is a scummy action, regardless of political affiliation. If even one of the allegations against Trump is investigated (by someone other than Leftists on Twitter) and found to be legally actionable, I will be among the first to demand charges be filed. And Leftists will, too.
The only difference? I won’t be a hypocrite when I do it.