Sexual Harassment Accusers: Not Automatic Saints
Liberal feminist attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference in which her female client made shocking, graphic sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain. Sharon Bialek described a Herman Cain totally alien to the man I know.
Think about this, folks. Suppose someone came out of nowhere to make totally out-of-character sexual harassment allegations against your dad, pastor, husband or friend. You would give your dad, pastor, husband, or friend the benefit of the doubt. This is called loyalty and friendship.
You would not go along with the politically correct way of thinking by demanding that your dad, pastor, husband, or friend prove that he's not guilty. You would insist that the burden of proof be placed squarely on their accuser, where it rightfully belongs. I mean, we are talking about possibly destroying a priceless possession -- one's reputation.
When Republicans or conservatives are accused of sexual harassment, the left says the facts do not matter -- only the seriousness of the charge matters. Anyone daring to question the accuser of a Republican or conservative is attacked for being "pro sexual harassment" and a hater of women.
The arrogance and hypocrisy of the left continues to amaze me. All the women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment were called liars and sluts by the left and the Clinton administration. Paula Jones sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. In an effort to discredit Jones, Clinton adviser James Carville said, "Drag $100 bills through trailer parks -- there's no telling what you'll find."
Gloria Allred never came to the defense of Paula Jones or any of Clinton's numerous accusers. For crying out loud, during his 1992 campaign, a Clinton staffer coined the term "bimbo eruptions" after being assigned to deal with women who might come forward alleging extramarital affairs.
Clinton was given a pass because he is a liberal Democrat. The left, which includes the National Organization for Women and the liberal media, are not about empowering women as they claim. They are really about furthering liberalism and a socialistic/progressive agenda.
If the left truly cared about empowering women, they would not despise Sarah Palin as they do. Palin should be their poster girl: the epitome of a powerful successful woman both inside and outside the home. If the left truly desired to offer women a "choice" regarding abortion, they would not have a cow when a mother is persuaded to birth her baby rather than abort it.
My comments have nothing to do with defending Cain as a presidential candidate. While I hold Cain in high regard, I have not formally endorsed anyone. However, I smell the disgusting, putrid odor of the left attempting to destroy another black conservative.
Does the name "Clarence Thomas" ring a bell? In 1991, Democrats brought Anita Hill forward with charges of sexual harassment against black conservative, Clarence Thomas, in a strategically planned left-wing effort to deny Thomas a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. They failed.
But the battle was brutal. The liberal media tried to assist the Democrats by digging deep into Thomas's life, including investigating the movies he rented from his local video store. Their desperate quest was to find anything they could use to destroy Thomas's character. Anita Hill's graphic claim of a pubic hair on a soda can will live forever in infamy. Stay tuned, folks, for a Cain accuser to surface with allegations of a pubic hair on a pizza.
The liberal media's enthusiastic attack and attempt to destroy Cain, a black conservative, is déjà vu all over again. In both incidences, the black conservatives were/are on the threshold of winning extremely powerful positions based on their merit rather than the left's sacred cow, affirmative action.
And come on, folks -- you have to admit that the timing of this scandal is extremely suspect. The moment Cain stunned the political intelligentsia by becoming a frontrunner, these women decided to come forward with years-old, "vague" allegations.
Then, right on cue, kicking the scandal up several levels, Sharon Bialek comes forward alleging that Cain is not just a passive sexual harasser, but a predatory bully as well. Clearly, Bialek's over-the-top allegation was designed to be the "knockout punch" for the Cain campaign.
I remember a comment a woman made to me years ago during the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill scandal: "Something must have happened between them!" I thought, "Wow -- despite no evidence, Thomas's reputation is tarnished for life." Thomas, as other black conservatives, paid a huge price to escape the liberal plantation. His scars are deep and lifelong.
I do not know Cain's accusers. However, after conversations and interactions over the past few years, and after witnessing his graciousness towards everyone behind the scenes, I admire and respect Cain. The man I know is a gentleman of character and faith. So please forgive me for not accepting the word of strangers and politically motivated spokespersons -- especially knowing the modus operandi of the left.
Far too often, whenever one of "ours" is targeted by the liberal media and the left, conservatives immediately run for the tall grass to distance themselves. Until proven wrong, I believe and stand with brother Cain.
Lloyd Marcus, proud unhyphenated American, is the chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama and the spokesperson for the Tea Party Express. Please help Lloyd spread his message by joining his Liberty Network. Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michelle Malkin. LloydMarcus.com