The Senator From Missouri

Senator Claire McCaskill spoke about Donald Trump and his marital comments via twitter. He once allegedly said it’s impossible to rape your wife. Which is–fucking stupid from every angle. Your writer can’t stress that enough, you are a gawdamned monster if you think a ring gives the right to violate your spouses body without consent. This isn’t 1257 A.D. Women are not property to be utilized. Did Trump say those things? It’s not really the point, it’s believable that he did. He further torpedoed the GOP. Something that makes Democrats, understandably, giddy.

It would seem inconsequential, except she has 2 sex scandals involving a low level democrat Paul Levota and John Diehl, the former speaker of the house, evolving in her state. To be frank, Diehl’s ordeal was tame compared to our modern scandals. Levota’s exploits are a little more murky, but he ultimately yielded to a Title IX investigation. It’s first scalp, if you’ll forgive the hyperbole. He didn’t want to deal with the whole sordid process.

“Within the first week, however, Hembree said she felt uncomfortable because of after-hours texts from LeVota calling her “perfect and beautiful” and telling her “we are secret friends.” The messages, sent through the Apple iMessage system, were deleted and could not be recovered as part of the UCM investigation.”

So, it ain’t exactly the same. The Democrat has no evidence against him to indict, but the Republican had his boring fling with an intern made public. Is that fair? Who is to say? (This writer doesn’t think so)

Many are comparing McCaskill’s outrage at the allegations against Trump as a husband to her political blitzkrieg against Todd Akin in 2012, with his infamous “legitimate rape”  comments. It gave McCaskill a firm boost and she coasted back to Washington for her second term in the Senate. Trump seems to have opened up the same corridor for the Democrats in late 2015. Not to mention his similarities to Ross Perot in the 1992 election, so thoroughly highlighted by Noah Rothman of Commentary Magazine. He also explains Trumps expanding wake which means he’s only getting more attention.

This is a parlor trick pulled off by children. Quite frankly, I’d love to see Scott Walker or Jeb Bush presented with such nonsense. Even Chris Christie would swat this frivolity down with little effort. But the media will continue to pump Trump for the clicks he is still good for these days. Because when that’s over, a new set of questions will emerge, they won’t be silly and beneath the office sought by the powerful, the questions will be directed at one who was already in a position of power. Real power. Foreign policy power. When these charades end, she, former Senator and Secratary of State Hillary Clinton, will have to give account for her time as America’s lead diplomat. It does not behoove her to allow trivial chatter about sex scandals in the 1980’s to fill the policy platform void. It only impugns her questionable husband. McCaskill once said she wouldn’t want the former president near her daughter. She meant William Jefferson Clinton.

Now, Claire Bear, that’s what Missourians affectionately refer to her round these parts, isn’t wrong for wanting to protect her daughters, but she is wrong for selectively identifying predators. History has brought her to the forefront of what is shaping up to be a very important election. She can be honest about the morality of the Clinton’s, she can speak out against the disgusting practices used by Planned Parenthood, and she can help bring accountability to the Iran Deal. All 3 things that are important to her constituents. Or she can be what every Republican say she is, just carrying water for her party. She said this, which doesn’t give me much hope..

Now, this writer is no lawyer, but it would seem incompetent for any prosecutor to remove due process from citizens and law makers alike. Yet, she seems to think that’s exactly what is needed in American society. Levota said he didn’t want to put his family through the hard times. That does indicate they had something on him, however trivial it may be. It still isn’t due process, no matter how one chooses to frame it.

It is a strange time in Missouri politics. It only seems to be getting more and more strange and peculiar with the highest ranking Democrat taking low-brow shots at a well established clown show, like Donald Trump. One would think that’s beneath her, a sitting United States Senator, but then again, one has plenty to point to the contrary. Just because it was a Democrat who fell to the pressures of Title IX, doesn’t make it right. 

Both partisan camps in the state would do well to reevaluate their culture and practices used by their elected officials in regards to the impressionable interns. As adults, those interns ultimately hold some responsibility for what happened, especially in the case of John Diehl. It didn’t seem forced, it seemed boring and sad. But most affairs are. We may never know with Levota, as most of his proceedings were held in private.

Missouri has a hard row to hoe, as they say in the rural parts of the state. It may get harder before it gets easier. One thing is for sure, it seems in order for Senator McCaskill to get her own state party in order before tackling national spectacles like Donald Trump.


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