We’ve reached the point where there are apparently zero boundaries on our political discourse. It occurs to us that we more often than not hear Democrats complaining about this fact – usually in relation to the latest tweet from President Trump – but that it is usually them who are pushing the discourse envelope as far as it will go. Whether it’s condemning Trump as a Nazi, slandering Brett Kavanaugh as a sex offender, or using a half-baked definition of “racism” to smear everyone in America that doesn’t agree with them, Democrats (and the larger left) OWN the deterioration of our political discourse.
Now there’s this.
Despite the fact that the left flies the “Fake News” banner every time someone asks a reasonable question about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One decision, they don’t have the slightest objection to chasing down conspiracy theories of their own. And if those theories involve the Russians, all the better.
Case in point: Jon Cooper, the chairman of the SuperPAC Democratic Coalition, claimed this weekend that – ahem – his sources tell him that Putin and Trump are hanging something salacious over the head of Sen. Lindsey Graham.
“A Republican just told me that he doubts @LindseyGrahamSC is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin) because he’s being blackmailed over his sexual orientation (an open secret) or even financial corruption. Rather, he thinks it probably involves some pretty serious sexual kink,” tweeted Cooper.
Perhaps uncomfortable with the possibility that this tweet might not be politically correct enough for the Twitter Mob, he followed it up with: “By the way, as an openly gay man myself, I couldn’t care less about Lindsey Graham’s sex life (gay, straight or otherwise). However, Graham is the Senate Judiciary Chair and there’s a strong likelihood that he’s being blackmailed by the Russians. If so, that needs to be revealed.”
So let’s just play around with a reversal here. Imagine if the head of some Republican SuperPAC tweeted that he had it on good authority that the Palestinians were holding a “sex kink” over the head of new Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and that’s why she can’t go more than a couple of days without saying something excruciatingly offensive, if not outright anti-Semitic. Do you think that person would still have a job by the end of the week? No, we didn’t think so either.
But as usual, what’s good for the goose is not necessarily good for the gander. Democrats will sweep this under the rug and go back to pretending like they are the ones with their feet on the ground and their politics firmly rooted in reality. Meanwhile, Day 1000 of the Russian Witch Hunt quickly approaches.