...Why is that the only time the Republican Party, or indeed ANY Conservative, is willing to give a Black Man the benefit of the doubt is:
1) When he's accused of sexual harassment
2) And he's one of their boys
Seriously. How many women will have to come forward before Herman Cain no longer remains the Republicans' leading contender?
You know what? I've been listening to these Right-Wing bed wetters cry about "phony" sexual harassment cases since the early 1990's. Big surprise that Limbaugh, that great crusader for gender equality, led the attack. It seems all of the men have one thing in common: They did nothing wrong. That, or the women are just making it up. (Women apparently lie more often than men have lapses in judgement, you see. This is an especially amusing statement when it comes from some one who sees nothing wrong in acting in a manner that offends, intimidates and makes people uncomfortable.)
Of course if it happens to a Liberal, then it must be true, because we KNOW how Liberals all have such loose morals and can't keep their hand to themselves. Without opening up a Bill Clinton-sized can-of-worms here, I find it interesting that, in their minds, it seems he was the only man, ever to act in an inappropriate manner towards a woman. But they sure believed every allegation that time, didn't they?
Well... You know... A couple of things about me. I work with women every day. MANY women. I've worked for women, and I've had women work for me. Most of them were very well educated, and most were fairly ambitious. All were professional, though to varying degrees. And do you know what? I managed, and continue to manage, to get through every one of MY days without triggering a lawsuit. And I just don't have very much sympathy for men who can't seem to manage that.
I made that comment once in a Media Matters post and I WISH I could find it now, because I LOVED the reply I got back. It went something like, "Well, yeah Eddie but that's easy for you because you genuinely like and respect women!"
And it seems to me that if I have a choice of believing the word of several different women, who come forward despite the media onslaught and invasion of privacy and slander and libel and ad hominen attacks that await them of that of a misogynist with a long history of making disparaging comments about women (Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Rielly...) well, shit... I guess I'm just biased, huh? And Cain himself hasn't helped matters much. To borrow one from the Right, "This guy changes his position more than John Kerry!"
First he forgot that he even knew these women, then he forgot the investigation that happened way back when, then he forgot the out of court settlements that happened... And now their either lying (that's original) or he didn't do anything wrong. And that's a pretty scary defense, because Herman? You did. And if you don't actually REALIZE that? That's fucking scary. NO, sir, men are NOT in fact supposed to treat women that way.
(This is the part where I resist resorting to the Right-Wing (equivalent) joke about Ann Coulter wishing she was pretty enough to be sexually harassed.) But, since I really don't have anything else to say, here's a cheap joke I couldn't resist:
Man, I'm hungry now. Maybe I can get my wife to go make me a sandwich.