It will never not be hilarious that Kirsten Gillibrand chose the slogan “Brave Wins” for her quixotic run for the White House. Kirsten isn’t brave; she is cowardice personified.
Fifteen thousand seniors are dead in New York due to the actions of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Six women (and counting) have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the media’s “LovGov.”
And yet Kirsten, this alleged “brave” defender of women is loath to speak a word against him.
It is cowardice personified.
I used to jokingly refer to Kirsten as Kirsten “Take Back the Night” Gillibrand. She glommed on to sexual harassment and assault to carve out a little niche for herself in the Senate.
Kirsten flogged every rape story that came down the pike – even the ones that were proven false. Mattress Girl, the Rolling Stone UVA rape story – Kirsten hopped on board every one of them.
In fact, after the Rolling Stone story fell apart, Kirsten was directly asked if these hoax rape stories are hurting the Cause.
No. They help the cause. Even the fake stories shine a spotlight on the epidemic of sexual assault.
I wish I was kidding. But I’m not.
We all remember how Kirsten Gillibrand smeared Brett Kavanaugh. She stood on the floor of the Senate and scoffed – literally chucked — at the idea that Kavanaugh deserved due process.
But Kirsten’s “brave” stand against Kavanaugh wasn’t “brave” at all. It was just another profile in cowardice.
You see, Kirsten is a follower, not a leader.
As I wrote about Kirsten when she first launched her “Brave Wins” campaign video:
The truly brave are leaders.
Kirsten Gillibrand is a follower. She gloms on to “movements” and positions when she thinks are politically advantageous to her.
She’s a hanger-on, not a leader.
As soon as a “movement” or policy position goes out of style among the Democrats, Kirsten quickly flips to distance herself from it.
Because she’s brave … or something.
Today I would add this: “As soon as a ‘movement’ threatens to derail a powerful politician Kirsten fears, she runs away like the coward she is.”
Even Kirsten’s “brave” stand in demanding Al Franken resign was nothing but craven opportunism. As I said at the time, if Franken had been a Senator from a red state, Kirsten would’ve remained silent because a Republican governor would’ve replaced Franken with a Republican.
Being cowardice personified is bad enough. But cowardice coupled with ass-covering political opportunism is pathetic.
Which brings me back to CuomoGate.
After maintaining radio silence for weeks on the growing scandals of Andrew Cuomo, this living, breathing example of cowardice finally piped up. And it was exactly as awful as I expected.
Gillibrand told a reporter for Yahoo News that asking women politicians if Cuomo should resign “isn’t the conversation we should be having.”
Boy, did the New York Post editorial board let her have it over that cowardly non-response.
In an op-ed yesterday titled “Kirsten Gillibrand, the incredible shrinking women’s champion,” the Post had this to say about this useless lightweight and coward:
In short, she was happy to cast stones when it was Republicans or, as in Franken’s case, when she saw a chance to elevate her status.
And she certainly didn’t worry about due process: In Kavanaugh’s case, notably, there was only one disputed and utterly unsupported claim concerning events decades before, in high school.
Yet now suddenly Gillibrand wants no rush to judgment. That’s how it should always be, but it’s remarkable that she’s finally discovered that principle when the subject is a governor allied to her family of political fixers.
I said a few weeks ago that Kirsten’s radio silence over Andrew Cuomo’s mounting scandals is pretty much par for the course for her.
She is cowardice personified.
Worse still, her “deeply held convictions” are as ever-changing as the weather.
The Post is right; Kirsten’s “bravery” – what little she displays – is always deployed when she has the least to lose. It’s a risk-free “bravery” at best.
Standing up against Cuomo presents far too many risks to this political opportunist.
When your displays of “bravery” are directly proportional to your hopes for political advancement, you’re not “brave” at all.
Now, play along with me here. Let’s say the crushing weight of these scandals does force Andrew Cuomo to resign in disgrace. I have no doubt whatsoever that, with his fall a fait accompli, Brave Sir Kirsten will “bravely” make a “brave” speech about how right and proper Cuomo’s fall from grace is. She will laud the bravery of his accusers and vow not to rest until every New York woman is safe from sexual harassment.
Because that’s exactly what a coward would do.
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