NY Times Vet Weisman: ‘What Would Disqualify a Candidate in a Republican Primary?’

New York TimesJonathan Weisman, political reporter, again pointed out that Republicans are to blame solely for something that is actually an inter-party sin. Last month, Weisman singled out  alleged support by GOP extremists for Russia against Ukraine.

His Saturday Report “As G.O.P. Candidates Face Accusations, Rivals Tread Carefully,” Weisman began with the sordid case of former Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, and the new allegations of domestic abuse.

Republican males running for office in Missouri and Ohio, Georgia, Ohio, Ohio, and Nebraska face significant accusations of domestic violence, stalking or even sexual assault. Anger that was once levelled at the candidate for office would have stopped any chance of a run.. In an age of Republican politics, Donald J. Trump can survive and prosper amid allegations of sexual assault, the opposition candidates find little support for dwelling on these issues.

The name “Bill Clinton” somehow was unmentioned, a Democrat president who notoriously escaped allegations of sexual harassment and rape thanks to a compliant press that willingly smeared and disappeared his accusers.

Political scientists that have been studying Republican elections since Trumpism has not been surprised by the persistence of the accusers and the reluctance of their main rivals to confront the allegations.These concerns over personal conduct are eclipsed in this partisan moment. The struggle between Republicans or Democrats that Republican men and women view as life-or death is what makes the difference. Increasingly, Liberals tried to silence conservatives by accusing Republicans of sexual misconduct.

It’s debatable whether Democrats really are tougher on their own kind than are Republicans (see: Cuomo, Andrew, for one).

Democrats, including President Biden and Keith Ellison, the attorney general of Minnesota, have weathered their own accusations of misconduct in the past — and where such charges have proven difficult to discount, the party has shown itself more willing to jettison its candidates.

Some Republican men have made such scathing accusations that it raises the question, “What would make a Republican candidate unqualified to run in a primary election?” Mr. Greitens resigned as Missouri’s governor after a hairdresser testified under oath in 2018 that he had taped her hands to pull-up rings in his basement, blindfolded her, stripped her clothes off and taken a photo of her, which he threatened to release if she revealed their affair.

Bill Clinton was again credibly accused of Juanita Broaddrick’s rape and Kathleen Willey’s sexual harassment.

Weisman uncovered old domestic abuse allegations against Herschel Wade, the Georgia Republican senator candidate. Walker was a football star who has since been exonerated. That’s funny! Walker is running to defeat Sen. Raphael Warnock. They were too busy promoting him to talk about his ex-wife’s claims that he ran her over. (Warnock had “fact checkers” fight for him.)  

It was almost possible to hear the liberal sighing.

Political scientists are not surprised by Republicans’ tolerance for accusations. Charges of misogyny, sexual harassment and even domestic abuse have “become deeply partisan in terms of beliefs about what is acceptable and what is appropriate,” said Kelly Dittmar, a professor at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “And now it’s fallen into the talk of ‘cancel culture’ in the broader society.”

Dittmar has the good sense to praise Planned Parenthood’s progress after they were exposed selling baby corpses. 

Professor Cassese stated that the #MeToo Movement and current discussions over education and transgender rights are increasing the disparity between Republican women, and those who identify themselves as Democrats or independents.Appeals to feminist candidates or attacks on misogyny are not likely to be successful in Republican primaries.

Newspaper that is smeared Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with the “TERF” slur really shouldn’t lecture about “misogyny.”

Only in Times would the leftwing billionaire and dark-money bankroller George Soros be called a “liberal philanthropist.”

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