I don’t dismiss all the charges against Donald Trump. While some of them are probably false, some are probably true. It’s just too many women, and they are alleging things he bragged about.
And I think it’s disgusting.
But the hypocrisy of the Democrats in an uproar at the charges — especially the outrage expressed by Michelle Obama — is also abhorrent. Because they have accepted far worse from the two greatest modern icons of the Democratic Party, two men instrumental in putting Mrs. Obama and her husband in the White House.
Perhaps the pivotal moment in the 2008 primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the January 28 endorsement by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy of Obama. Obama had momentum, having just beaten Clinton in South Carolina, and Kennedy’s timely nod set him up to win a string of primaries that made his lead insurmountable.
Ted Kennedy killed a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard in July 1969. The married Kennedy, suspiciously alone with her late at night in a car, accidentally drove off a bridge and plunged into the water. He made it to the surface, she didn’t. He didn’t report the incident until the morning, likely, in my view, so he could have a few hours to sober up. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.
The 2012 decision by Bill Clinton to bury the hatchet and work aggressively for Obama’s reelection may well have provided the small margin of victory Obama was able to achieve over Mitt Romney. Clinton has now been accused of raping two women, both of whose charges are bolstered by people attesting that the accusers told them at the time of the incident. One of the women, Juanita Broaddrick, had bruising that was witnessed by others at the time. She’s not in for the fame, she resisted coming forward for years. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.
Michelle Obama’s emotional response to Trump the other day was rank hypocrisy.
The speech of course was feted by the media, which anointed Michelle Hillary’s new star surrogate.
Here are the Obamas dancing with Ted Kennedy.
Mary Jo Kopechne would be 76 this year.