But a settlement in a sexual harassment or sexual assault case should never come with a muzzle. If men with money know they can buy silence, they have no reason to change their behavior.
Hey, maybe we’ll even elect someone who knows where Kansas City is! I know, I know, it’s a lot to hope for. But if a bad dress rehearsal means we’re going to have a good show, we’re due for a spectacular performance.
This insult that really isn’t an insult is most often leveled at women. In many workplaces, men are the dreamers and women get to deal with the details. What these men don’t understand is that their big ideas are often full of flaws and false assumptions and insurmountable budget challenges. All of that has to be considered and overcome before anything will happen. You know what all that consideration is called? It’s called a plan.
Our leaders should not trust feelings over facts. We should not elect anyone whose greatest strength is an ability to spout convincing nonsense. And being an outsider is not, in and of itself, a virtue. In fact, we know this. We know it because we’ve already elevated a cocksure, lying, anti-science buffoon to the White House. Let’s not make the same mistake twice.
A man who refuses to work with his fellow Americans against hostile foreign interference has no business serving as a U.S. Senator. Maybe at some point McConnell ran for office with good intentions and a desire to represent the people of Kentucky, but those good intentions have paved a road to hell and McConnell is the king of that road.
The thing is, if your strength is the depth of your experience, you should make fewer mistakes than the new kids on the block. Joe has always been prone to gaffes. The only thing he’s proving on the campaign trail right now is that he’s a man who cannot evolve.
Graham himself called Trump a “race-baiting xenophobic bigot” just a few years ago, but that Graham no longer exists. It’s no surprise. Graham is a sad little chameleon of a man who attaches himself to more powerful men and rides along hoping to sop up some of the residual attention and glory.
I’m sick to death of hearing people pontificate about how maybe we aren’t ready for another female at the top of the ticket, about how it would be safer to go with the status quo and pick a candidate who looks like almost every other candidate we’ve ever nominated. We are ready. I promise you, we are.