Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway is now saying that she is also a survivor of sexual assault.

By | 2018-10-01T05:48:32+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |19 Comments

Really?

Courtesy of NYT:

Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, said on Sunday that she was a victim of sexual assault and that the Supreme Court confirmation proceedings of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh should not become a broader “meeting” of the #MeToo movement, suggesting instead that victims hold their assailants directly accountable.

Ms. Conway made the personal revelation during an interview with Jake Tapper on the CNN program “State of the Union” during which she largely derided the “partisan politics” of Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing on Thursday.

Many, including Democratic senators, have seen Dr. Blasey’s testimony as a rallying cry for survivors of sexual abuse, saying that a vote for Judge Kavanaugh would be an endorsement of not only the alleged behavior but of a culture that condones it and dismisses its victims.

Ms. Conway pushed back against that notion.

“I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Ms. Conway said.

She then paused and cleared her throat.

“I’m a victim of sexual assault,” she said. “I don’t expect Judge Kavanaugh or Jake Tapper or Jeff Flake or anybody to be held responsible for that. You have to be responsible for your own conduct.”

Now, look there is no way that I am going to suggest that Conway is not telling the truth here because I am just a guy, I don’t know the facts, and I have no right to judge the validity of her statement. 

However, I will say that her statement that women are responsible for “their own conduct” does not suggest a lot of the empathy which you might expect from a fellow survivor of sexual assault. 

What is more, this is a woman who knowingly works for the administration of a man accused by over a dozen women of sexual assault, lewd behavior in the workplace, and even rape. 

So how does a person who has experienced this type of attack justify doing what she was doing during this CNN interview? 

I just don’t get it. 

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 9:01 am

    My take on this is that Dr. Ford is in fact trying to hold her assailant accountable. She’s not intentionally blaming Brett Kavanaugh. She is saying he assaulted her and it affected her life. Why she came forward at the time? Because, it was her time. It’s not part of the metoo. It’s part of her healing. Conway’s reasoning is skewed. I mean, some women chose to keep their assault inside for the rest of their lives. I am sorry Conway went through that. But to try and tell other women how to deal with their assault is not good. She has her way. Dr. Ford had hers. I see no partisan politics in this. When I was eight a seventeen year old boy molested me. I should not have been in the wrong place at the wrong time because my father had told me never to leave the yard. I did. So because I felt to blame, I never told anyone. For years and years I watched the guy. I did full circles around him and then he died recently. If they had made him the head of any organization that had to do with children I am sure that maybe I would have shared my story in hopes to deter this event based on what I knew. Every woman, man and children has their time to share their horrible story when someone took away their personal power. Conway is in the wrong trying to make this about politics. Assault knows no bounds such as politics, religion, race, or age. It’s a disease. I am sorry Conway is choosing to protect the men who assault. But that’s on her. May she heal from whatever that compulsion is.

    • Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Dr. Ford dosn’t want her assailant on the supreme court. That explains the timing.

  2. Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Gryph, I have a friend, bring up any topic, “oh, that’s happened to me and worse!”
    My husband and I saw that, and at the same time, said, “yeah RIGHT.”

    Her comment makes absolutely no sense. None at all, does she even get it??
    Can’t shake the feeling that she was under the bleachers at her high school football games having a good ol’ time.
    Horrible of me, I know, but sure seems the type.

  3. Anon October 1, 2018 at 9:23 am

    On the face of the matter, it appears that she is saying if you’re assaulted, it’s your fault because either you were dumb to be alone with your attacker, you went to his house, or you were wearing at the time was the cause. Never because the male took what he thought was His right – like an animal, not in control of his baser instincts. That attitude is what keeps victims of sexual abuse quiet, because people think they are to blame somehow. Never ever the would be rapist.

  4. Meghan October 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Fine, I’ll say it; she’s lying.

    • Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      I am sure it is just “alternative facts”

      Basically she is blaming the victim, her husband in a part of brett’s merry circle of conservative republicans.

  5. anonymous October 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

    It’s ALL about the benjamins!

    It’s ALL about rebiblican jeebus and all the low info voters.

    That and qualifying for lifetime Wingnut Welfare.

    check this!—–https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/trump-prophecy-christian-movements-3-essential-reads/

  6. Heather October 1, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I couldn’t even be in the same room as Trump.

  7. Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Obviously, alternative facts.
    LOL

  8. OK October 1, 2018 at 10:56 am

    OT? “A news conference means you get to ask whatever question you want to ask. #FirstAmendment
    8:23 AM – Oct 1, 2018

    “She’s shocked that I picked on her. She’s, like, in a state of shock,” he said, earning laughs from the crowd.” “Trump, seemingly misunderstanding the female reporter, hit back again—this time directly insulting her intelligence.” “That’s ok, I know you’re not thinking. You never do,”

    ““Mr. President, now that you have answered several questions on trade I would like to turn to Mr. Kavanaugh,” CNN reporter Kaitlin Collins began.

    She was, however, quickly interrupted by the president. “DON’T DO THAT,” Trump said. “Do you have a question on trade?” “When she continued her Kavanaugh question, Trump dismissed her, adding “Excuse me, don’t do that,” before turning to another reporter and demanding Collins yield the microphone.”

    THEN THIS>”“I watched a man saying that he did have difficulty as a young man with drink,” Trump explained. “I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drinks—this is not a man that said… that he was perfect with respect to alcohol.” (Kavanaugh denied ever having a drinking problem, saying that he merely “liked beer” and still likes beer.)

    The president quickly added that while Kavanaugh might have had a problem with alcohol, he does not. In fact, Trump admitted his aversion to liquor is “one of his only good traits.”

    “I’ve never had alcohol. I just, for whatever reason,” he said. “Can you imagine, if I had, what a mess I’d be? I’d be the world’s worst.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-lashes-out-at-female-reporter-i-know-youre-not-thinking-you-never-do?ref=home

    • anonymous October 1, 2018 at 11:14 am

      HAHAHAHA

      I wonder what’s in Bart O’Kavanaugh’s background report?

      I wonder why Bart O’Kavanaugh wasn’t on the Federalist Society’s Supreme Court shortlist?

      Maybe something all Bart’s deplorable friends and associates have known for years?

      WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TRMUP GETS TIRED OF ALL THIS DRAMA AND DISTRACTION FROM HIM AND HIS MAGAets AND JUST DUMPS IT ALL OUT TO JAM IT UP MITCH THE BITCH MCCONNELL’S KEISTER?

      Bwahahahah

    • F October 1, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      “Don’t do that,” said Trump repeatedly.

      Isn’t that what a woman being sexually assaulted says?

  9. Jenny October 1, 2018 at 11:45 am

    She is commenting about the partisan nature of the nomination process? I can’t hep but think she forgot about the disgusting rant Kvanaugh indulged in, even to the extent of blaming the Clintons and their anger about not winning the 2016 election! The lack of critical thinking skills and self reflection among the GOP is downright scary.

    • anonymous October 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      IOKIYAR!

      That and Benghazi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jane Doe October 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/powerful-senators-wont-believe-new-violent-explicit-accusation-surfaces-brett-kavanaugh/

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/09.26.18%20BMK%20Interview%20Transcript%20(Redacted).pdf

    “In her statement, Swetnick said she saw the men spiking punch, but in her interview, she said she “saw him around” the punch bowls and he was giving cups to the women.

    “Well, until what happened to me happened to me, I didn’t put two and two together,” she explained. “But I would see boys standing outside of rooms, congregated together. Sort of like a gauntlet. And I didn’t know what was occurring. But I would see them laughing, a lot of laughing.”

    “My body was violated and my soul was broken,” she said “I was not able to have somebody stop when I said no, stop. I felt like somebody took me and basically said you’re worthless. You are nothing to us. You are disposable.”

    “Mark Judge’s lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder released a statement saying that Judge has been interviewed by the FBI but that the process is not completed, reported CNN.

    —————————–

    “Mr. Judge has been interviewed by the FBI but his interview has not been completed. We request your patience as the FBI completes its investigation,” the statement reads.
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford said that Mark Judge was in the room when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.”<rawstory

    • Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      Brett has already called Mark Judge and told him what to say and I am sure he called the other guys that were at the party and did the same thing.

  11. Anonymous October 1, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Of course she is. But given the degree of absolute bullshit, uh, alternative facts, she has spewed non-stop 24/7 since joining Trump’s cadre of ass-kissers I have dificulty in believing this, or quite frankly anything she says. More likely she is trying to join #metoo in order to spin the narrative and redirect to some direction for her own benefit. She’s a lying POS and has no credibility whatsoever. So in the case of Kellyanus I would say “PROVE IT!” Give us the details or it didn’t happen.

  12. @Fox Your Fired! October 1, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    OT?
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-fired-kevin-jackson-for-calling-kavanaugh-accusers-skanks-now-hes-airing-the-networks-gossip?ref=home

    ““Lying skanks are what these 3 women are, and we ALL know more,” Jackson wrote in one of those Thursday tweets, adding that “leftist women are skanky for the most part.”

    He called out Ford specifically in another, declaring that the “academic problems” she said stemmed from the alleged sexual assault were just the result of “her PROMISCUITY!”

    “Dang girl, stop opening your legs and OPEN A BOOK!” the conservative firebrand tweeted.

    “There is not a conservative woman I know who would accuse a man of doing what Kavanaugh did they say this woman—this vermon is doing,” Jackson angrily told Piscopo, defending the tweets that got him fired.

    “So I called her what she is.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-fired-kevin-jackson-for-calling-kavanaugh-accusers-skanks-now-hes-airing-the-networks-gossip?ref=home

  13. Kellyanne Crummy October 1, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Conway may have been sexually assaulted.

    But it is not, in her mind, a “sexual assault”, as such, but rather something that a christian woman submits to and accepts, like a duty of her gender, and has a biblical obligation to accept male imperialism and domination. So to her, “sexual assault” is just a godless liberal way of describing something that men are biblically endowed to do.

    Her conservative mind REFUSES PLURALISM – which is a rejection of life itself – preferring instead the fiction of static singularity, which is “certainty”, which is fiction, just like being Saved, which is also a story about certainty, and as such does not exist in literal denotation.

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