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Tara Reade: Democrats gaslight rape survivors

It's payback time.

For decades, from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, Republican presidents have endured every type of character assassination the Democrats could think of. Nothing was, and is, too low.

GOP presidents have been called racists, sexists, xenophobes, warmongers, rapists, and even worse. This at the same time that Democrats were actively and openly engaging in everything they accused the Republicans of time and time again. Can we fight back against this media-driven hypocrisy? Can we expose Democrat foibles and crimes? Yes.

If the RNC and the Trump campaign have the guts, especially after the vicious lies told about the president at the Democratic National Convention, the Republicans need to take some counsel from a member of the First Family. Give Tara Reade a prime time slot at the Republican National Convention.

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“I haven’t spoken directly to her, but that certainly is a conversation that we could have, absolutely,” First Daughter-in-Law Lara Trump told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Thursday. “Why not?”

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Reade has been adamant she was sexually assaulted by Joe Biden when she was an aide in his Senate office in 1993. As she decided to go public this year, the Democrats —the supposed champions of women’s rights— have ignored her and nominated for president an accused rapist. But Reade isn’t giving up.

She claims Democrats are “pretending that they’re the upholders of the ‘Me Too’ movement like a shield but meanwhile, some of their main Democratic elites, some of the main powerful people involved with the party are actually perpetrators themselves… And it’s this denial, collective denial and gaslighting of survivors, that’s been so concerning to me.”

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Biden has responded, “They should start out with the presumption they are telling the truth, then you have to look at the circumstances and the facts. There’s so many inconsistencies.”

“Inconsistencies”? Were there inconsistencies in the charges against Brett Kavanaugh? The Democrats went ahead with his attempted lynching regardless. How about in the Stormy Daniels story? Any problems there? But the Democrats plowed full steam ahead without a backward glance. So let’s not hear about inconsistencies now.

What they are afraid of is Tara Reade, with the intense drama inherent in her story, appearing in front of tens of millions of Americans (the leftist media will try to spike the story and refuse to air the speech. But several other outlets will air it just the same) and speaking from the heart about what Joe Biden did to her. This could happen while, before and after her speech, the RNC and the Trump campaign run spots that feature quotes from Democrats on how every woman who charges sexual misdeeds must be believed.

Trump is slowly but steadily creeping up on Biden in the polls. But he still has a problem with female voters. Putting Tara Reade on the air during the Republican National Convention won’t fix Trump’s problem. But it may scare some of those women away from Biden and into sitting on their hands in November. It’s a good tactic and has the added benefit of probably being the truth. Do it.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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