Registering strongest on the Obnoxious Scale in the Democrats’ cruel smear attack on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a heavily publicized comment made by a first-term senator from Hawaii who is little-known to the general public.
Sen. Mazie Hirono reached a cheap low point in the Kavanaugh circus when she called on the men of America to “shut up and step up for once” on the issue of sexual assault. “Guess who’s perpetuating all these kinds of actions?” Hirono asked. “It’s the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up and step up. Do the right thing … for a change.”
Doing the right thing apparently only applies to Republicans accused of highly spurious charges dating back decades without any real evidence whatsoever presented. But when a titan of Democrat machine politics is accused by numerous women of sexual abuse, including coercive intercourse, it’s a different story.
Different For Dems
It’s not only that Hirono did not “step up” when longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye was accused of sexual assault. It’s that she uses her position in the U.S. Senate today to repeatedly honor the man. Cue the outrage. Oh, wait. It’s a Democrat who was accused. Cancel that outrage.
In 1992, Inouye’s hairdresser Lenore Kwock claimed the powerful senator forced her to have sex with him and groped her on many other occasions. Jane Gross wrote a stirring account in The New York Times.
In 2017, Denby Fawcett, a veteran Hawaii television and newspaper journalist, wrote a thorough article on the Inouye accusations. After Kwock’s claims were made public, nine other women said they too experienced sexual pressure from Inouye but none were willing to come forward publicly.
Mazie Hirono had served 12 years as a state representative at the time of the accusations. She did nothing to support Kwock or upset Inouye, following the lead of her fellow Democrats. Inouye was able to wait out the negative attention he received and then proceeded to continue his career as a Hawaii Democrat Legend.
He was re-elected four more times and died in office in 2012.
And there to uphold the shining memory of the man accused of sexual misconduct by 10 women is Senator Mazie Hirono.
Stand By Your Man
As recently as May, 2017 Hirono can be found praising Inouye as part of her official Senate duties. The Senate unanimously passed a measure recognizing “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.” The resolution was advanced by Hirono and two other female Democrat senators, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Kamala Harris of California.
In a statement, Hirono uttered “Mahalo to Senators Duckworth, Harris and our colleagues from both sides of the aisle for celebrating pioneers like Hawaii’s own Daniel K. Inouye …”
And there is a lovely photo on Hirono’s official Senate website of the “do the right thing” firebrand and former president Barack Obama’s sister Maya Soetoro-Ng wreathed in smiles at the 2015 ceremony in which the Senate President Pro Tempore’s office was renamed the Daniel K. Inouye room.
In 2013, Hirono introduced legislation on the floor of the Senate to “redesignate the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.”
And here’s a picture of a beaming Hirono posing with accused multiple rapist Bill Clinton when then-president Obama awarded him and Inouye (posthumously) with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. That’s two Democrats accused of sexual assault being honored in one day by Obama if you’re keeping score at home.
Obama himself is a huge admirer of Inouye, calling him “perhaps my earliest political inspiration.”
One could go on and on with this. The point bears repeating however: When Democrats say they want you to “believe the woman” it only applies to the women who advance their partisan political agenda. Women who do not meet that criteria are ignored.
A final footnote, pathetic yet frankly a tad hilarious at the same time. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been at the forefront of the attacks on Kavanaugh, wrote in her 2014 memoir that a senior U.S. senator had squeezed her waist and said to her, “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!”
Imagine for a moment if Kavanaugh was being accused of saying that today. Washington, D.C. might actually melt under the sheer wattage of the hysteria that would be unleashed.
In her book, Gillibrand referred to the unnamed miscreant as “one of my favorite older members of the Senate.” New York Times reporter Carl Hulse revealed that senator was none other than Daniel Inouye.
What a sad spectacle. Judge Kavanaugh is having his entire life distorted and held up to public ridicule by “empowered” Democratic women who wouldn’t have slapped a groping Ted Kennedy if their lives depended on it.
You are disgusting, Democrats.