In a brand new rule from the people who say sexual assault is only bad when conservatives are accused of it, liberals now say that a Republican making a joke is way way worse than a democrat wife-beater. A Republican South Carolina Congressman made a joke about Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s age and it the worst thing since the Holocaust. His democratic opponent beat the ever-loving shit out of his wife and he’s a courageous champion of women’s causes. Sooner or later people are going to notice how hypocritical these liberal rules are and reject them.
Ralph Norman is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district. He is a Republican. Recently he made a joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg:
VIDEO: SC GOP congressman Ralph Norman: “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”https://t.co/1akMK2V75c
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 20, 2018
Come on, that’s funny. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is ancient. She probably did know Abe Lincoln, though he probably wouldn’t have been attracted to her for obvious reasons. As you can see, that video was tweeted by CNN’s Jim Acosta because he clearly thinks this is offensive, or at least is pretending to be offended because it came from a Republican.
Norman’s democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Archie Parnell, also pretended to be offended and sent out this tweet:
My opponent apparently thinks sexual assault is a joke. It is not. But I guess that’s the best we can expect from someone who pulled a loaded gun on his own constituents. https://t.co/1RBvMn6zIw
— Archie Parnell (@Archie4Congress) September 20, 2018
Norman didn’t actually “pull a gun” on his constituents. He removed his personal carry weapon and placed it on a table as he was talking with constituents to make a point on gun control. In no way did he ever threaten people or brandish this weapon.
As for Parnell’s faux outrage over the RGB joke, Norman made this observation about his opponent:
Perhaps we should have a debate about your own abuse and harassment of women, Parnell. https://t.co/UcurMekavo
— Ralph Norman (@RalphNorman) September 20, 2018
And what Normal is talking about is this from The Post And Courier:
In October 1973, Archie Parnell, then a University of South Carolina student, was locked out of some friends’ apartment to protect Kathleen Parnell, who was staying there. At 2 a.m., Archie Parnell used a tire iron to break a glass door, the complaint said. He made more unspecified accusations to Kathleen Parnell before striking her several times. She said she was beaten again later that evening.
After the “acts of physical cruelty,” Kathleen Parnell said she feared for her life and did not want to stay married. She obtained a restraining order against Archie Parnell after seeking the divorce, according to court documents. The divorce was finalized in early 1974.
And this is something that Parnell doesn’t dispute at all:
Confronted with the court records by aides last week, Parnell did not deny the allegations.
“This campaign has always been about the people of the 5th district, my home, but never about me. Forty five years ago, while still a college student, I did something that I have regretted every single day since. In response to actions I feel unnecessary to specify, I lashed out and became violent with other people, including my former wife, which led to a divorce and monumental change in my life,” said Parnell.
Gee, from that statement it seems like Parnell probably beat the crap out of some other people besides his ex-wife. I wonder if those other victims were women too. And contrary to Parnell’s claim that his campaign is about the people and not him, he beat his wife so it’s definitely about him.
I defy anyone reading this to find a liberal media outlet or journalist who is appalled that Archie Parnell beat the hell out of his wife. On the other hand, Google Ralph Normam and you get endless liberal media outrage over the Ruth Bader Ginsberg joke.