Victor Davis Hanson: On poor little victim-of-everything Cynthia McKinney who should, like Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton, face substantial punishment
Here's a little bit of how it goes:
"McKinney not only played the race and celebrity cards, but the feminist one as well—as if the dutiful policemen had kept his job this long by allowing unrecognized white male elected officials to enter checkpoints without showing identification.
And if race and gender were not enough, McKinney evoked the standard sexual harassment code words "inappropriate touching"—as if a randy guard were trying to grope the defenseless congresswoman.
McKinney realizes that claims of victimization are the keys to conning our system—and that the more accusations of racism, sexism, and harassment the better for turning the cowardly aggressor into the heroically aggrieved...."
Hanson concludes with the following:
"Slandering someone as racist and sexist is now supposed to do for Democrats what the old wealth and power purportedly did for Republicans—give them an unfair advantage and allow them to evade the rules.Progressives once gained credence because they insisted merit should outweigh class, money, and connections. These days they are losing credibility when they insist race and gender should trump merit and facts. America has learned to apply the rules to a Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton; now it must also insist on them for Rep. Cynthia McKinney."