Tribalism

A great Drama is playing out before our eyes and it is hight time that it did.

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Democratic Senator, Al Franken, has been accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman with whom he was performing in a USO Show in Afghanistan.

Franken has apologized and said that he will cooperate with a a Senate Ethics Committee investigation of his behavior.

It has been reported that nearly seventeen millions dollars has been paid in settlement of law suits regarding sexual harassment and discrimination between 1997 – 2017.  The money was paid to settle 268 cases.

This was taxpayer money.

Republican Senatorial Candidate, Roy Moore of Alabama, now has eight women accusing him of sexual harassment.

The accusations include:

Leigh Coffman – ‘Corfman told the paper that she met Moore outside a courthouse in 1979 where here mother was attending a child custody hearing.  Moore, was then 32-year-old assistant district attorney, volunteered to wait with the teen while her mother went inside for the hearing.’

‘When they were alone together, Corfman told the paper that Moore asked for her phone number.  Coffman said he later picked her up for a drive around the corner from her house and drove her to his house, where Moore kissed her.  She alleges that Moore removed his clothes during a second visit and touched Corfman over her underwear and also guided her hand to touch him.’    Washington Post

Kay Ivey, the Governor of Alabama, said that she plans on voting for Judge Moore and that she has no reason not to believe his accusers.

In defense of his actions, Judge Moore said, that he, as a rule, asked the parents permission before taking a woman on a date.

Former President Bill Clinton was guilty of an affair with a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, during his time as President and he was impeached for two counts, one of perjury and one for obstruction of justice, arrising from the Paula Jones Case.

President Donald Trump, tweeted, ‘The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words.  Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?’

The President has been accused of sexual assault by sixteen women.

He was heard on tape, just prior to his election as President, that he could do anything to women that he wanted…including ‘grabbing them by the p—-,’ due to his being a celebrity.

This is not a time for Tribalism.

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This is not a time to circle the wagons around your ‘Party’s Guy’….in order to facilitate your political agenda…and the suffering of harassed and abused women…be damed.

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Indeed, someone is going to be damed…if we continue to take the attitude that humanity and dignity of over half of the Planet’s population…is not real important…or customs are different…in certain sections of the country.

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Roy Moore’s lawyer said to Newscaster, Ali Velshi, the other morning…that he had read Mr. Velshi’s background and insinuated that Velshi would understand that age and dating were different in different parts of the United States and in Mr. Velshi’s experience.

Stephanie Ruhle, Mr. Velshi’s co-host and news anchor, was enraged and demanded what the lawyer for Moore was referring to…as Mr. Velshi was from Canada.

The cloying and sickening, supposedly,  hidden. …in plain sight… prejudice and bias…of some…is disgusting.

 

 

2 responses

  1. Too many of these reports….movie stars…etc…it is a shame. Thanks for a sensible read.😊

    1. You are most welcome. 🌞

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