Some Democratic women in Congress are planning to wear all black to President Trump’s first State of the Union address on January 30th. These liberal ladies aren’t donning black in celebration of a surging stock market or more profitable homes and businesses. They are copying their friends and benefactors in Hollywood, many of whom attended the Golden Globes clad in ebony to protest sexual harassment and misconduct as part of the “#MeToo” and “#TimesUp” movements.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., recently told NBC News that there is tremendous support for the symbolic protest among the Democratic Women’s Working Group. She added, “This is a culture change that is sweeping the country, and Congress is embracing it.” Members of the DWWG are encouraging women- and men- of both parties to join them in the solemn protest.
Real harassment and misconduct is abhorrent. Showing solidarity with victims of true sexual abuse is admirable. But why weren’t female Democrats protesting President Clinton, for God’s sake? Why didn’t they attend Bubba’s marathon State of the Union speeches clad in stained black (or blue) dresses? They should have worn full black veils, as well, and possibly band-aids on their lips, in light of the serial philanderer’s actions. Chastity belts should’ve been de rigueur. But, no. When women weren’t talking about “the power crackling from his jeans” they were giving him a pass on the passes he was making at them. If they wore anything black, it would’ve been their panties. And why are these righteous representatives totally unconcerned about the treatment of women by Muslim men around the world?
That said, given the moral and behavioral deterioration of the Democratic Party in recent years, I should probably be happy the DWWG didn’t decide to protest by dropping trou and mooning the president during his speech.
The state of the union? Economically, it is strong. Morally, not so much.
And the ladies in black?
The ladies doth protest too much, methinks.