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WhiskeyGrinder

(21,920 posts)
3. This issue is bigger than elections. Men in general need to get their shit together.
Thu Nov 16, 2017, 11:28 AM
Nov 2017

Your point is taken, but this is also an opportunity to have a wider discussion; I would hate for it to get lost in partisan politics.

Orsino

(37,428 posts)
7. I wish I could believe that sexual harassment and assault followed party lines...
Thu Nov 16, 2017, 11:35 AM
Nov 2017

...but I can't. We can be outraged when our Dems are revealed to be flawed, but let's not be too surprised.

I'm partisan enough to believe in an extra layer of hypocrisy common in Republican candidates and officials--their very platform is abusive and disdainful on its face, particularly regarding women and minorities--that seems to make their crimes more numerous and worse. Whataboutism, though, is going to have a very good year, because for every eight GOP predators unmasked, there will probably be three Democrats.

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