If You Listen Closely, You Can Hear Crickets
A Democratic congressman’s son engages in violence against his (the son’s) girlfriend, and said congressman—who is an odious character in his own right—responds by claiming that said girlfriend suffered her injuries because of a broken high heel(!). This despite the fact that the domestic abuser in question pleaded guilty to assault.
Yes, you read that right. More here. And yes, it is shocking that assault of such viciousness and ferocity—which busted the girlfriend’s nose and broke her skull—is met with only probation as a response from the justice system.
Any decent person ought to be repulsed by this, of course. But repulsion appears to be a partisan issue. Note this link, which indicates that the overwhelming number of blogs covering this issue are right of center. I guess that whole “war on women” thing is over now that the election has come to an end, and the people who spent much of the year complaining of a “war on women” (in order to discomfit Republicans, you understand) are noticeably silent since this story can’t be used to further their partisan interests.