Do I know these people, or do I know these people? When James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, he went straight to the top of the liberal food chain of virtuosity: he portrayed himself as a victim.
Comey claimed that when he met with President Trump alone, he was alarmed, troubled, concerned, queasy, and cowardly. The then-FBI director was so frightened, he went
limp when the brutal bum Donald Trump expressed hope that Comey could “let the
Flynn thing go.” Comey just couldn’t muster the courage to go gangbusters on the
President then and there.
“Maybe if I were stronger,” Comey whined. “Maybe other people would be stronger in
that circumstance.” This is the guy who felt so intimidated he hid in the curtains in the
Blue Room, remember? He thought his blue suit would blend in with the drapery so
Trump wouldn’t see him — though Comey is six foot eight.
The ploy worked like a charm. Female reporters immediately saw a kindred victim. In
The Los Angeles Times, Robin Abcarian reported: “Comey’s interactions with President
Trump were eerily reminiscent of the kind of harassment many women experience in the
workplace.” In The New York Times, Nicole Serratore wrote:
I was reminded of … the experience of a woman being harassed by her powerful, predatory
boss. There was precisely that sinister air of coercion, of an employee helpless to avoid
unsavory contact with an employer who was trying to grab what he wants. I … heard from
other women [about] … [h]ow recognizable it was that Mr. Comey was stunned to find
himself in these potentially compromising positions.
Compromising positions! In the Oval Office! Sorry, that was another President, Ms.
Serratore. So the towering FBI director, J. Edgar Comey, reminded these female reporters of
a sexually harassed, sexually intimidated woman — a powerless, put-upon, set-upon victim.
Poor, poor James Comey!
To them, this makes him a hero. In the world of the left, victim status is the greatest
badge of honor. And it set leftist women swooning. As The Daily Beast reported in “James
Comey Is the Sex Symbol America Needs Right Now”: “Less than an hour into …
Comey’s testimony … there was a collective stirring-of-loins across America … By the end
of his public testimony, James Comey was not just hot; he was eminently f---able.”
I’m old enough to remember when masculine strength, prowess, and courage set hearts
aflutter. Today’s left is built almost entirely on victimization and sympathy — with the goal,
typically, to paint America as grossly deficient. Take one of the drive-bys’ favorite news angles:
when a member of a liberal victim group is first to achieve something. Don’t misunderstand; I
am second to none in desiring to celebrate achievement. But the left’s focus is entirely on the
race and/or gender component — not on the individual. The point is to slam America for tak-
ing so long. Every such “first” brings out the blame-America-first crowd.
The 2008 Presidential campaign coverage was steeped in the message that it was time to
finally elect the first African American President; eight years later the same tactic was tried
to guilt-trip the nation into finally electing the first woman President. According to
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, one of Hillary’s favorite stump-speech
lines to minority audiences was, “You deserve leaders who will do whatever it takes to tear
down all the barriers holding you back.” Translation: it’s impossible to overcome the built-in bigotry of the United States without Democrat help.
This is sad, folks. Why should accomplishments be linked to surface characteristics? You’re
a human being. You live in America. You can achieve whatever you want! But the left reduces
you to your race, gender, or sexual orientation. Through this narrow lens of identity politics,
there are assigned victims. If you are a member of a protected group, you are to be pitied. You
have a ready-made excuse for all your failures or disappointments: it’s America’s fault.
Our first black President, Barack Hussein Obama, educated at Columbia and Harvard,
received the Nobel Peace Prize on the come, and now jets around the globe, pulling down
“I understand the psychology
of the whole liberal movement …
[They’re] making virtue out
— me, “My First and Last
Campaign Speech,” my
radio show, 8/6/03
“This is the blame-America-
first crowd, folks … Frankly,
I’m getting fed up with blaming
America from these people
every damn day.”
— me, my radio show, 9/27/07