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Conservative backlash against #MeToo is coming


Predictable ...

Conservative backlash against #MeToo is coming, and soon
Conservatives haven’t found a way to strike back against the #MeToo movement yet — but they’re working on it


At first blush, the story about Texas Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie, who resigned hastily after making ugly comments about the #MeToo movement on Facebook, seems like another sign of a sea change happening in the United States when it comes to sexism. But for me, it only adds to the growing sense of dread that another shoe is lifting and that the big drop is coming soon, and it's going to be a bad one.

Sexists are getting angry. They're getting scared. They're starting to lash out. I worry that it's just a matter of time before some of their punches start landing.

Leonie, who identified as a man of "Christian faith" and father to "great kids" on his Facebook page, also took to Facebook at 2:40 a.m. on a Wednesday morning and wrote, "Aren't you also tired of all the pathetic 'me too' victim claims? If every woman is a 'victim,' so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore."

It's tempting to believe that a man who was making more than $150,000 a year representing the great state of Texas in court is merely another casualty who failed to follow the rule that there's nothing worth saying on social media between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. But ....

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 for the most part Dems care about the #MeToo movement and frankly the GOP doesn't.

I dare conservatives to bring on the backlash.
Let's see how that works for them, in 2018.
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Conservatives do care, when it is a democrat.
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That's why Democrats are retracting their calls for Al Franken to resign - because they care so much.

There are many people on both sides of the aisle who pay great attention to #metoo and want to improve the situation for women. To claim that's not the case is both ignorant and dishonest.
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Trump Just Privately Fumed That Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are Dethroning Powerful Men
BY ROBERT HAFFEY

A wave of sexual misconduct allegations has been washing away prominent, powerful men in a pushback against predation that has been a long time coming. Prominent politicians and celebrities are seeing their careers reduced to ashes as it’s revealed that they have been harassing, assaulting, and in some cases, raping women for years and even decades. It’s a painful and supremely necessary housecleaning that will hopefully leave our country a little bit safer for women.

One glaring omission from the list of disgraced and exiled names is President Donald J. Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 15 women, including an accusation that he raped a 13-year-old girl.

Now, as the #MeToo movement sweeps the country, Trump’s paranoid mind is concerned that justice might finally find him. He somehow managed to survive stories of sexual assault during the campaign — including the explosive Access Hollywood tape in which he infamously bragged about grabbing women by the genitals — but fears that the new willingness to finally believe women accusers could spell trouble for his presidency.

Politico ]reports that Trump has been privately complaining about the massive uptick in sexual misconduct allegations as more and more famous men have rightfully found themselves shunned and their careers ruined. He’s lamented that the atmosphere is “spinning out of control.” Presumably, he’s worried he could be next.

Politico adds that Trump’s concerns could be a partial motivator for the president’s endorsement of the accused child molester and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. The president seems to think that if he can get Moore elected, and push voters to ignore the women who Moore preyed on, it will put an end to the upwelling of sexual misconduct allegations. A Moore victory could discourage women from coming forward with similar stories about other powerful men, Trump included.

It’s just the latest battle in Trump’s war against the truth. If he can convince his supporters to believe Roy Moore over the credible accusers and numerous sources confirming the allegations, he will have once again proven that his zealots live in a parallel reality where the only thing that matters is what the president says. He’s built himself and his fans a fantasy world built on lies, and he must protect it at all costs.

The people of Alabama have a civil and moral obligation to reject Moore. A vote for him is tacit support of child molestation and an outright assault on the rule of law. Moore has to lose, and then the American people can move on to evict the serial sexual predator currently holding sway at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Trump must be forced to confront the physical and psychological damage he has been inflicting on women for years and resign. If he fails to do that, Congress must push for impeachment.

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Who is "retracting" a call for Al Franken to resign, gopquy? Some Democrats never thought he should resign. (For the record, I thought, and think, he should resign, although it pains me very much. I thought Bill Clinton should have resigned. To me zero tolerance means zero.)

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Patrick Leah, for one, along with others who have spoken anonymously so they don't stir the pot in public.

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quote:

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That's why Democrats are retracting their calls for Al Franken to resign - because they care so much.

There are many people on both sides of the aisle who pay great attention to #metoo and want to improve the situation for women. To claim that's not the case is both ignorant and dishonest.



if that is true, why did the gop ignore Trump being caught on mike saying that he grabs woman by the xxxx?

they didn't care then, and they certainly don't care now. so who's being ignorant and dishonest?

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Two, possibly three, out of 14, was it? This proves "Democrats" don't care as much as they claim?
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Who is "retracting" a call for Al Franken to resign, gopquy? Some Democrats never thought he should resign. (For the record, I thought, and think, he should resign, although it pains me very much. I thought Bill Clinton should have resigned. To me zero tolerance means zero.)



 And that is why i respect you as a liberal, even though i may disagree with you on ocassion (although i actually do agree with you more often than you might suspect). You are intellectually honest. Which is rare among both liberals and conservatives — as well as centrist independents like me.

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