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hippiewannabe wrote: ↑Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:16 pmA) Would you really forgive him for forty year old transgressions and move on? Is there a statute of limitations on bad behavior, or is it a life sentence?
B) What smells about this whole thing is that after forty years, the allegations came out just after the deadline had passed to field a different candidate in the election. The Washington Post is an unapologetic mouthpiece of the Democrat party, and they sat on the story until it was too late for the Republicans to get rid of him and field a different candidate. They knew virtually any Republican would win, so it had to be something extraordinary like this for their party to have a chance. Pure bare-knuckled politics, wrapped in self-righteous moralizing.
a) Yes, I would. I await the some time into the future opportunity to "forgive" Louis CK and others who at least showed an immediate remorse. Those who deny and attack their victims, however, strike me as too locked-up into their egoes, and I don't think I would believe any "apology" as being anything other than political calculus.
b) The allegations actually came out timed to a far more important reckoning going on in this country. From Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein to Anthony Weiner to Roger Ailes to Bill O'Reilley to Charlie Rose to Mark Halperin to Kevin Spacey, women are finding that this is the moment to share their stories, they might be believed this time. Yet, Roy Moore's defenders try to ignore all that and claim that it is a uniquely timed "conspiracy" against poor Roy Moore alone. Pathetic.
I think you can be a little more charitable towards the Washington Post than to claim that it is a "mouthpiece" for the Democratic Party. Really, Don. Compared to world news organizations, they are firmly in the middle as far as what they cover and what they editorialize about.