The Federal Elections Commission is supposed to be a non-partisan fair broker of American election laws. FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub bills herself as an “ethics/election lawyer” on her Twitter feed.
See if you think that what Weintraub did tonight is ethical.
By the way, Weintraub is married to William G. Dauster, who is one of Democrat Sen. Harry Reid’s chiefs of staff. If the Republicans take the Senate on Tuesday, Reid may not only lose his Senate majority leader post, but his party leadership post as well.
And a different form of slimeball. The 'In some things accusation should equal guilt' kind(at least they think this until THEY'RE the ones accused):
We can and must take a stance of siding with victims. There needs to be a super clear message that whenever someone speaks up about abuse or harassment that they’ve experienced and encountered within a professional space (conference, work, whatever) that this person will be supported and believed."Just consider anyone accused guilty and hang them. That way the victim will feel empowered and supported, and who cares if they told the truth or lied?"
What this looks like:
Don’t ask for ‘proof’.
Don’t treat ‘both sides of the story’ as if they hold equal weight.
Do not engage in any type of victim blaming behaviour.
Listen to the victim. Do it. And don’t judge.
Just what that kind of bullshit does to lives doesn't matter, long as the lives trashed are those of men.
And this crap:
According to Vice News, “Lesley McSpadden, the mother of the 18-year-old boy (Michael Brown) whose death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer in August sparked weeks of protests, is going to Geneva, Switzerland next month to speak about her son and other victims of police brutality in front of the United Nations. ...McSpadden, accompanied by one of the family’s lawyers and a handful of local activists and human rights advocates, is taking her son’s case — and that of other victims of racial profiling and police violence — straight to the UN Committee Against Torture, the body tasked with preventing torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment around the world.”
Wonder if Al Sharpton will be along to bitch and moan in front of a new audience.
I shall now go out into the rain to get to my polling place to vote. See you later.