In case you’ve taken a trip to the outer dimensions in the last week or so, I’ll let you know that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, after making the pitch that perhaps “non-viable” babies who’ve somehow managed to survive being born should be aborted anyway, was called on the carpet before the perpetually aggrieved of America for possibly appearing in either blackface or a KKK costume in a photo found in his college yearbook. Damn, the Internet is undefeated. (Also, please don’t doxx me. Thanks.)
But, surprisingly, the drama didn’t end there. After a long, perplexing news conference in which the governor refused to resign (and also came seriously close to moonwalking), the attention turned to some allegations against his potential successor, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, that had been reported to the Washington Post over a year ago. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College and a graduate fellow at Stanford University, is the woman who made the accusation that Fairfax had sexually assaulted her in 2004, and she has now hired the same legal team that represented Christine Blasey Ford during her testimony against then-Supreme Court Judicial nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It should be noted that Professor Scripps appears to be solidly left in her writings.
In short, both the Governor and Lt. Governor of Virginia might be taken down by tactics previously employed by the left in this country to get rid of Republicans they don’t like—difficult to prove, possibly spurious accusations of racism and sexual assault.
However, the same group that told us we must #believeallwomen just a few short months ago seems hesitant to believe Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s accuser. In fact, they don’t even want to discuss it.
Not a single prominent Democrat has come out in support of Professor Tyson. Not one. On Capitol Hill today, Dianne Feinstein said she “didn’t want to discuss it.” Bernie Sanders ran away and pretended to be on the phone when asked for his comments. Doug Jones said, “I haven’t even looked at the details about that. I really haven’t. I just know the high level. I haven’t really looked at the details about any of that.”
Why didn’t any of them, all of whom seemed so very sure about Dr. Ford’s testimony, rush to Professor Tyson’s defense? Simple. They never cared about Dr. Ford, an obvious fact made even more obvious by the fact that she has completely disappeared from public discussion after Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment. #believeallwomen was just a tool. The Left cares no more about women than they do about any other topic du jour. The absolute lack of sincerity they’ve displayed would be nothing short of disgusting if it weren’t also perhaps so incredibly predictable.
To all minority groups, be it women, blacks, latinos, LGBT, whatever—get this through your skulls. Politicians don’t care about you. You are being used. Steered. Your rage and your causes, regardless of whether they are valid or not, are simply being utilized as Weapons of Mass Accusation. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama only supported gay marriage once it become obvious that it was politically advantageous to do so. Cory Booker only had his “Spartacus moment” when he thought it would help launch his Presidential nomination.
A black woman who appears to be 100% credible in her allegations is being completely ignored by your righteous political saviors. Think about that. And then wonder if any politician has ever taken any of your causes seriously at all.