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Today the God-King wrote a column full of lies for USA Today. Also, former Attorney General Eric Holder proposed a twist on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s advice: “When they go low, we kick them.” Of course Holder emphasized that he did not mean literal kicking, but that didn’t stop conservatives from howling about “Democrats’ violent rhetoric.” Oh, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll found more Democratic than Republican voters were “very motivated” by the Kavanaugh fight, but The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino summarized the response to the #MeToo movement:
The underlying principle here is that the men who have been accused are the heroes, and that those who accuse them, and listen to the accusations, are the villains. This revanchism is not a sign of #MeToo’s overcorrection, or even of its success—it is merely evidence of its existence. This sort of backlash, as Susan Faludi wrote nearly thirty years ago, is “set off not by women’s achievement of full equality but by the increased possibility that they might win it. It is a preemptive strike that stops women long before they reach the finish line.”
Can Democrats ever be supine enough for a media that habitually adopts conservative framing?
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