DECEMBER 14, 2017 BY PAUL BUDLINE
“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”
Thus spake Bob Dylan in his 1965 “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” As an aside, the violent Weathermen of Bill Ayers took their name from that famous verse.
Right now you certainly don’t need a meteorologist to know which way the wind is blowing, especially regarding efforts to get President Trump out of office. The winds are definitely blowing rapidly to the west, away from Russia.
First, the whole notion of “collusion” has gradually been downgraded from a Democratic fantasy to a pipe dream. Then there was that brief burst of hope that President Trump might be deemed mentally unstable and ousted under the 25th Amendment. That notion is itself pretty darned insane.
So now, as many had predicted, the left is revisiting allegations of President Trump’s alleged sexual harassment in the 1980s and 1990s. The charges, which surfaced during the 2016 campaign and had little effect on the election, are now being resurrected. It’s as if the left had a device reading, “In Case Of Emergency, Break Out Sex Accusations.”
This week three of President Trump’s accusers were at a press conference arranged by a filmmaker named Robert Greenwald. To call him “liberal” is to call Roy Moore “moderately conservative.”
Greenwald is a long-time far-left guy who hates pretty much every Republican and what they stand for. All that is fine, of course, although his politics received scant mention when the media covered this week’s event. It may have been the first news conference in recent memory that contained absolutely no news.
At the same time, even though the allegations are long past their sell-by date, some Democrats in Congress are actually demanding that President Trump resign. That being somewhat unlikely, they are also calling for a Congressional investigation into the president’s alleged misdeeds.
Leading the charge is the newly self-proclaimed conscience of the Senate, New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. She is one remarkable woman when it comes to political gymnastics.
Not long ago she opposed gun control and received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. Because that wouldn’t fly in statewide New York politics, she did an about-face that any drill sergeant would admire.
Gillibrand once stood for tough immigration policies, but it turns out she was making that stand while perched on quicksand. Most egregiously, she gleefully embraced Bill and Hillary Clinton, accepting their endorsements and their campaign cash. When the Clintons were no longer useful, she tossed them out like a stained dress.
One incident speaks volumes about Senator Gillibrand’s non-existent commitment to honesty. A few years ago she took up the cause of Emma Sulkowicz, the so-called “Mattress Girl” who constantly lugged a mattress across the Columbia University campus. It was her not-so-subtle way of claiming that she had been raped by another student.
Kirsten Gillibrand, knowing a terrific publicity stunt when she sees one, invited Sulkowicz to be her guest at President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The mattress itself was not invited and had to stay home.
As it turned out, Ms. Sulkowicz had a consensual sexual encounter with the young man and then exchanged affectionate Facebook messages with him. We don’t claim to know exactly what happened, but the male student sued and recently received a hefty settlement from Columbia University.
Put simply, Kirsten Gillibrand made life hell for a man who was most likely falsely accused. And she did it to further her political ambitions. How much lower does it get?
Gillibrand and her Democratic colleagues have cleared the decks by hounding Al Franken and John Conyers out of office. Those two men were lambs, sacrificed in order to make the party look pure. Not coincidentally, both seats will safely be filled by equally liberal Democrats.
Many of these newly-born puritans were probably hoping for a Roy Moore victory in Alabama Tuesday, which would have provided even more ammunition to use on Republicans and President Trump.
But even without Moore to kick around, these people are relentlessly going after the president. Their singular, unwavering goal is to see him impeached or forced to resign.
President Trump took some heat this week when he tweeted that Senator Gillibrand used to beg for his campaign contributions and would “do anything for them.”
That was a poor choice of words, but Gillibrand and her comrades will, in fact, do just about anything to destroy this president. They prove it every single day.