The Democratic Double Standard

During Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, allegations were made that he had sexually harassed Anita Hill. The allegations were unfounded and eventually proven false. When Bill Clinton was accused of having an affair with a White House intern, he said,"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Days later he admitted he had indeed had sexual relations with her.

So while the sexual allegations against Thomas were false, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media did their best to destroy the man before he was confirmed to the Supreme Court. And while the sexual allegations against Clinton were true, and resulted in his impeachment, Democrats defended him by saying that Clinton's crimes were "only" lies "about sex." Although Clinton's crimes were actually far more grave than lies about sex, accepting that defense allows us to wonder why Thomas was smeared by Democrats for his alleged lies about sex. The answer is simple: Only Democrats can lie, cheat, and steal yet remain politically viable in this country.

Need more proof of the Democrats' ability to commit crimes with impunity? Just take a trip down memory lane to 12:45 a.m. on July 18, 1969, when Ted Kennedy "drove off the Dike Bridge connecting Martha's Vineyard ... with Chappaquiddick Island." Kennedy's passenger, "a pretty political assistant [named] Mary Jo Kopechne," was killed.

The cold hard facts about Kopechne's death are startling. To begin with she didn't die instantly. She actually lived for hours "in an air pocket inside the car." The problem is, she didn't have enough air to live till 8:45 a.m., which is when her body was discovered in Kennedy's sunken Oldsmobile. Why wasn't she discovered before 8:45 you ask? Didn't Kennedy make a beeline to the nearest telephone and report the accident so the girl could be saved? Far from it. He freed himself from the wreckage, walked "back to his motel, [complained] to the manager about a noisy party, [took] a shower, [slept] the night, [talked] to a friend the next morning, [ordered] two newspapers, met his lawyers and finally [reported] the accident to the police at 9.45am, [an hour after her body had already been found by the fire department]."

Please note these aren't accusations against Kennedy; these are facts. Yet it's almost impossible to find a more revered Democrat, with the exception of Clinton or the new kid on the block, President Barack Obama.

Of course Obama is not without his problems. While he hasn't drowned anyone or been accused of having an affair, he has told outright lies about his stance on the Second Amendment. For example, he campaigned for president on his so-called belief that the Second Amendment protects the "right of individuals to bear arms," yet his tenure as an Illinois state senator is marred by his support for "a complete ban on all handguns" as well as his de jure opposition to the use of handguns for self defense. As with Kennedy, these contradictions on Obama's part are not alleged, they are actual. Yet he gets a pass because he's one of "them" (a Democrat).