Ugly schmucks like this get into Democrat politics, because only political groupies would come anywhere near them. Evidently there are limits to that gambit.
WTF??? ‘F‘ as in fail, fraud, fiend, filth, flop, foolish, fish face, foaming at the mouth, fake, falsehood, fated, flatulent, faulty, fearless, fraternizing, feeler, ferment, fetish, fertilizer, fend off, frightening, fool, finished – Filner.
There are other ‘F‘s I could include, but this is a Family Friendly site.
Of the two organized crime families otherwise referred to by the media as political parties, the Democrats are certainly the more colorful and the more extravagant in their hypocrisy. Democrats love to employ grand gestures of empty rhetoric as a camouflage for their racism and decidedly illiberal personal habits, behaviors and attitudes; not the least of which, their frequent despicable treatment of women, born or unborn.
Former New York Governor and Attorney General Elliot Spitzer and former Congressional Representative, Anthony Weiner – are household names in national politics, because they couldn’t keep their pants on when appropriate to do so. They were also liberal icons and champions of every cherished progressive social cause, ‘Women’s Rights’ of course, being prominent within the mix.
Lessor known nationally, but rapidly gaining lost ground on Spitzer / Weiner, is Robert ‘Bob’ Filner, ex Congressman from San Diego’s 51st House district and current Mayor of San Diego, elected in 2010. Bobby is a complicated fellow. He loves the ladies (for purposes of exploitation), but has a decidedly misogynistic streak as well. Anita Sharma, of KPBS’ ‘inewsource’ files this report:
The ex-fiancee of beleaguered San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says she ended her relationship with him because he became increasingly abusive toward her and began sending sexually explicit text messages to other women in her presence. Ingram said she witnessed what she called a “severe deterioration in Bob’s ability to engage with anyone in a civil manner, myself included.” During a recent trip to Paris, she said, Filner screamed at her in public without provocation, among other “inappropriate and disrespectful acts.”
Christopher Maue, reporter for local NPR affiliate KPBS San Diego, reports that Donna Frye, joined by attorneys Cory Briggs and Marco Gonzalez, spoke to reporters at a press conference Monday, July 15 about sexual harassment allegations against Mayor Bob Filner. The three who accused the mayor of a long-running pattern of sexual harassment and even assault, provided details. They said the mayor has a modus operandi, a way of getting women alone and forcibly kissing and touching them. They volunteered the anonymous stories of three women: a constituent, a woman who campaigned for Filner, and an employee who worked in the mayor’s office. Frye described in elaborate detail the story of one alleged victim. She said Filner grabbed the woman’s breast, putting his hand beneath her bra, and forced his tongue down her throat.
Gonzales related details from the victim who was in Filner’s employ — he said early on in the mayor’s term, she complimented the mayor, telling him he was doing a good job. The mayor responded that he would do a better job if she gave him a kiss. She laughed it off as a joke, Gonzalez said, but he said she soon became aware that the mayor was serious, continuing to harass her and others both physically and verbally.
More Clintonian creepiness was yet to be divulged:
“There is no circumstance under which it would be appropriate for the mayor to enter into an elevator with my client or any person who he employed and to tell them that they would do a better job on that floor if they worked without their panties on,” but that, Gonzalez said, is precisely what happened. Gonzalez described certain moves Filner had that earned names among those who know him, like the “Filner dance” and the “Filner headlock.” The former was the dance they allege Filner did when he kissed a woman who was pulling away; the headlock, an overly friendly way of pulling women close to him so he could isolate them.
How long have Democrats been evangelically proclaiming to everyone about the evils of sexual harassment and the ‘hostile workplace’, and they still don’t know how to deal with women respectfully and decently?
Local Democrats are making swan dives into San Diego Bay, off the sinking Filner ship. Frye, who was a member of Filner’s staff until she resigned in April, and attorneys Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs, each hand-delivered letters to Filner requesting his immediate resignation Wednesday and echoed those requests at a Thursday morning press conference. KPBS also reports that in her letter to Filner, Frye said she has “received credible evidence of more than one woman being sexually harassed by you.” She made it clear in an interview that she is not among the alleged harassment victims.
Marco Gonzalez, also an environmental lawyer who has taken on high-profile, controversial issues, told KPBS that he represents “multiple women” who claim sexual harassment by Filner. Gonzales, in his letter to the Mayor, stated –
“While this is an extremely difficult message to convey, as members of a progressive community that prides itself on our support for women, their issues, and especially equality in the workplace, we cannot sit idly by and watch your inexcusable behavior continue. “What we would not accept for our enemies, we cannot condone of our friends.”
As a Democrat in Congress, Filner certainly availed himself of the opportunity to pose as a champion of Women’s issues. He must have forgotten to have his staffers take down his Congressional internet site, because on it – I was able to turn up these two gems:
March 23, 2010 – Congressman Bob Filner Honors National Women’s History Month:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Filner recently co-sponsored H.Res. 1174, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month. H.Res. 1174 was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21st.
“This resolution recognizes and honors the women and organizations in the United States that have fought for and continue to promote the teaching of women’s history,” stated Congressman Filner.
No doubt that Filner will be mentioned in the next edition of NWHM. Another humdinger:
April 20, 2010 – On Equal Pay Day, Congressman Filner says more must be done to close wage gap between men and women:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Bob Filner called for the Senate to take up a bill that would help close the wage gap between men and women on Equal Pay Day – the day that marks how much longer women would have to work from the previous year to “catch up” with their male counterparts.
“It’s been 47 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law,” said Congressman Filner. “And yet still today, there isn’t equal pay for equal work in this country.”
There’s more shame faced insincerity. Katie Orr of KPBS cited Filner’s ‘Diversity’ act:
“Filner makes good on diversity promise with new hires. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner today presented his first 24 hires to the media. The Mayor stressed the diversity of the group, noting that more than one half are women, about a third are Latino and nearly a fourth are African Americans.
“I made a simple campaign pledge that we would change the face of City Hall – bringing in the full diversity of the community. And I think the diversity of the city, of this nation – is reflected in the staff behind me.”
About half of the staff have worked for Filner before, either in his City Council or Congressional days. He said they have a confidence in each other and an understanding that he runs “an intense operation“. “They all know what they’re getting into.”, Filner said.
No, evidently they didn’t “all know what they were getting into”. Filner repeats the word diversity so often that one wonders if someone might be paying him by the word. Here’s a word you won’t hear from Filner’s fish lips, but probably from his ever growing list of victims – perversity. Yes indeed, this is a man that is misunderstood by his numerous sexual harassment victims, of whom more are surfacing as I type this post.
Listen, I understand that mistreatment of women and duplicitous actions are not exclusive to the Democrat party, but speaking reasonably, doesn’t it seem like at some point, certain mainstays of the Democrat ‘base’ (in this case, women), might – just might want to re-evaluate their status as plantation slaves. And maybe Bobby should take a lesson from Weiner / Spitzer. Resign now, take your lumps, pay your penance and emerge in a couple of years as a re-invented ‘Bionic Candidate’, better – stronger and faster.
Although, on second thought, Bobby is 70 now. How many more sexually harassing years does he have left?