In yet another episode of “This Is How You Got Trump,” The New York Times recently published a piece titled, “White Women, Come Get Your People” by Alexis Grenell, co-founder of Pythia Public. Yes, the piece is exactly what you would expect from the far left.
It is an emotion-filled, meandering piece that basically argues that white women supported newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the midst of uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault. Putting the blatant racism aside, there are several flaws with Grenell’s piece, and as usual, it demonstrates a serious lack of understanding when it comes to individuals — both male and female — who don’t drink the progressive Kool-Aid.
It’s The Privilege, Stupid
Grenell begins her piece by lamenting the fact that Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court even though three women came forward with highly-flawed allegations of sexual assault and gang rape. She wrote:
“After a confirmation process where women all but slit their wrists, letting their stories of sexual trauma run like rivers of blood through the Capitol, the Senate still voted to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. With the exception of Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, all the women in the Republican conference caved, including Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who held out until the bitter end.”
So, let’s get this straight. Grenell seems to believe that Kavanaugh shouldn’t have been confirmed because women came to the Capitol and told their stories of sexual assault. There is no reason to doubt that these women experienced the trauma of which they spoke, but there is one problem: It has nothing to do with Brett Kavanaugh.
Did Kavanaugh abuse these women? Unless he’s busier than we originally thought, the most likely answer is “of course not.”
The allegations of sexual abuse did not prevent his confirmation because there were serious flaws in their stories. Dr. Christine Ford could not seem to remember any details that could prove or disprove her claims. How convenient. Moreover, while she claimed that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party, not a single person who she claims was at the party could back up her accusations.
Deborah Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her, but again, nobody who was present at the gathering would corroborate her story. Indeed, similar to Ford’s claims, none of them could even confirm that he attended the party in question.
Julie Swetnick, who stated that Kavanaugh was involved in gang rape and spiking punch bowls with quaaludes, also had trouble providing evidence for her accusations. She later walked back her claims.
Conservative Women Are Evil
Next, Grenell pulled out one of the most-used tactics in the progressive playbook: Pretend the people with whom you disagree are making an argument that they are not making. She wrote:
“These are the kind of women who think that being falsely accused of rape is almost as bad as being raped. The kind of women who agree with President Trump that ‘it’s a very scary time for young men in America,’ which he said during a news conference on Tuesday.”
It’s worth pointing out that Grenell does not provide any examples demonstrating that a significant number of conservative women actually believe that being falsely accused of rape is almost as harmful as being a victim of rape. There is a reason for that: Nobody is making that claim.
Putting Grenell’s straw man aside, being falsely accused of rape may not be as bad as being a victim of rape in some cases, but it is still wrong. And it can still have a tremendous impact on the lives of men — especially if they are not in as high a position as Kavanaugh.
Some have even committed suicide because they were erroneously accused of rape. Several college students have had their lives ruined because a female slapped them with false rape allegations. This issue, while rare, is nothing that should be minimized.
White Women Are Raaaaacist!
I was surprised at how long it took Grenell to get to the race-baiting portion of her article, but she did what progressives do best: Label your opposition as bigots. She wrote:
“During the 2016 presidential election, did white women really vote with their whiteness in mind? Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, a political scientist at U.C.L.A., recently measured the effect of racial identity on white women’s willingness to support Trump in 2016 and found a positive and statistically significant relationship. So white women who voted for him did so to prop up their whiteness.”
So basically, white women who supported Justice Kavanaugh are racist because a leftist professor from a leftist learning institution says so. However, it is not clear that Frasure-Yokley actually made that claim in her study.
Grenell seems to believe that Yokley was claiming that race was a factor in female support for Trump because white women were more likely to believe that “blacks should work their way up without special favors.” Grenell is essentially arguing that white women are racist because they believe that it is better for black people to achieve success on their own instead of being dependent on the state.
That’s it. Grenell provides no other evidence that white women view black people as inferior. In fact, their belief that blacks should not be dependent on the government reveals an inconvenient reality for the left: White women believe that blacks have the ability to achieve their own success without the nanny state interfering.
Isn’t it more racist to believe that blacks are unable to succeed in America because of racism? If anything, it is the destructive policies of progressives that have prevented many blacks from reaching their goals by keeping them reliant on the government’s largesse.
The Left: We Want More Trump!
Grenell’s article is a fantastic example demonstrating why progressives lost the 2016 elections, and why they lost the battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Many on the far-left have not yet realized that they would get farther by making a well-reasoned argument instead of mindless race-baiting.
Nowhere in Grenell’s piece does she explain why we should believe the claims of Kavanaugh’s accusers. At no point does she outline why he is not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Her hit piece on white women amounts to nothing more than “White women are all raging bigots who don’t care about sexual assault.”
Obviously, this is not a persuasive argument to anyone except progressives, who never miss an opportunity to pretend that someone with whom they disagree dislikes minorities. This is why they are not winning, and this is one of the reasons why political discourse in America is so toxic. Unfortunately, it does not appear that they will learn this lesson anytime soon.