Despite Senate staffer Tara Reid’s sexual assault allegation against him, The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt recently averred, “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them. He wasn’t my candidate but taking back the White House is that important.” Pollitt added, “I cannot believe that a rational person can grasp the disaster that is and withhold their support from Biden because of Tara Reade. I would say this even if I had no problems with Reade’s account.”
In one sense, this isn’t surprising, given progressives views on abortion. It’s rather consistent, really. On the other hand, it’s despicable and monstrous, the more so because she wasn’t “kidding.” To leftists, the end justifies the means, as long as it is their end. In this case, taking back the White House from the Orange Man. If her guy happens to be a serial sexual harasser—and cannibal—it’s all good if he can take down a president she deems misogynistic and racist.
Imagine if Trump or any conservative had said of Brett Kavanaugh, “I don’t care if he did assault her. In fact, I don’t care if he boiled babies/blacks/lesbians and ate them, I’m voting for him anyway.” How would a “rational person” have viewed that statement? Might it have generated more controversy amongst the mainstream media?