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17. We need more women officeholders, but
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:52 PM
Feb 2019

the idea that a woman can't be taken out in a similar way, is IMO naive. (you're from Minnesota, there are already "anonymous" reports attempting to paint Klobuchar as an office bully, and some calling for her to resign or drop out of the presidential race.)

Hillary was accused of being an enabler, and all types of things for many years, without evidence.

We set a terrible precedent when someone can just point a finger and damn that person without a chance for defense of their reputation, without any type of investigation. It feels more like the Salem Witch Trials than an America based upon due process (which is not just a legal precept but an ethical and moral value woven into the fabric of America).

I disagreed with the Kavanaugh circus for this reason. I thought it happened too long ago and the evidence too flimsly to keep him off the court. A more thorough investigation should have been done, but the GOP derailed that. We need a bipartisan mechanism for these things.

What I wonder about cases like Kavanaugh, Franken, Fairfax - is why these accusers suddenly came out when the politician was elevated (or about to be elevated) to a high profile.

This message was self-deleted by its author Renew Deal Feb 2019 #1
No, not a Kim Davis type. She's openly a terrible person. MineralMan Feb 2019 #2
All due respect, MM, I think the point is that having an XX chromosome pair is no panacea ... mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #5
Nor should we automatically assume that a (D) after someone's name MineralMan Feb 2019 #9
I agree. Benevolent sexism is still sexism. I agree spooky3 Feb 2019 #12
I know you didn't mean her Renew Deal Feb 2019 #7
Look at where she was elected, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #10
It's not about you Renew Deal Feb 2019 #14
If it's not about me, don't make it about me, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #18
I deleted it since you found it personally insulting Renew Deal Feb 2019 #20
I'm finished trying to figure it out also Awsi Dooger Feb 2019 #3
I'm going to leave that all to the Virginians to sort out. MineralMan Feb 2019 #4
There should an investigation MINIMUM and DNC on state levels should enact some level of consequence uponit7771 Feb 2019 #6
I don't care how many oats young men (or, GASP, young women) sow. demmiblue Feb 2019 #8
I was using that as a euphemism. MineralMan Feb 2019 #11
Why anyone is surprised at these behaviors is a question ismnotwasm Feb 2019 #13
Yes, I think change is coming, and just in the nick of time. MineralMan Feb 2019 #16
Yeah, the whole thing is mind-blowing . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #15
We need more women officeholders, but radius777 Feb 2019 #17
Whether those people in Virginia leave or survive this, MineralMan Feb 2019 #19
I think VA Democratic Party and assembly members will handle it, and Hortensis Feb 2019 #21
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