Anyone Remember #MeToo?

Either does the Minnesota DFL Central Committee:

Ellison received 326 votes, or 82 percent of delegates on hand at the party’s state executive committee meeting Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

The endorsement comes after Ellison won the Democratic primary just days after Karen Monahan said Ellison had once dragged her off a bed by her feet while screaming obscenities. Ellison has denied the allegation. Monahan has said she has video footage of the 2016 encounter, but has declined to release it. Ellison says the video does not exist.

People are innocent until proven guilty.   Domestic abuse is itself abused in this country.   We should take accusers seriously – but guilt until proof of innocence is a notion worth fighting – rhetorically, politically, legally and if necessary militarily.

But I come not to bury Ellison (more later).   I come to pillory the MNDFLCC.  #MeToo was never anything but a virtue-signaling cudgel to use against conservatives (until it largely backfired, taking out Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, Dan Schoen and perhaps Ellison).

It’s the moral equivalent of Al Gore flying to Indonesia in a private jet to lecture the world about the climate;  it’s a moral imperative for the rest of us, an inconvenience to them.

4 thoughts on “Anyone Remember #MeToo?

  1. The State Fair is coming. The DFL may yet wish to revise and extend its remarks, especially if it gets a little hot at Cooper and Dan Patch.

  2. Al Franken, Garrison Keillor, Dan Schoen

    Like they say, this is not a bug, it is a feature. Not one of these is a female person of color. The age of powerful white males is over, dochya know?

    As for Ellison, what logical reason would there be to demote a black, Muslim congressman other than to promote a black, Muslim, congresswoman?

    The DFL has nothing to explain. Identity is everything.

  3. I don’t know that #MeToo is really a tool of the left for bludgeoning the right–wasn’t the first scalp that of Porky Weinstein, hardly a conservative by any stretch of the imagination? So while I’m sure some would like to use it as a bludgeon, I think a great portion of this is abused women finding their voices and saying “no more.” And that’s a good thing.

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