It's appalling that the left gets away with this while insisting the GOP hates women!
Imagine a conservative defending a fellow conservative convicted of raping an underage girl downplaying the incident by saying: "I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape." The left would go absolutely bonkers. Obama would hold a women's day of outrage at the White House. There would be protests across the country. If the person who said it were Rush Limbaugh he'd be off the air. If a GOP politician said it he would be forced to resign, by members of his own party.
But in this case, it was actress Whoppi Goldberg, commenting at The View on the case of Roman Polanski, a famous Hollywood director forced to flee the country after being convicted of drugging, raping and sodomizing a 13 year old girl. Whoppi still has her job and Polanski is hailed by many on the left as wrongfully convicted.
The essence of this example is that you can say anything you want that is demeaning to women, engage in any conduct attacking women as long as you are a member in good standing with the left. Another case in point, accusations against Bill Clinton. All dismissed by left. Even Hillary did her part to silence or intimidate the accusers. But god help anyone on the right who attacks Hillary Clinton for anything. You'll be accused of hating women just as any criticism of Obama means you're a racist!
At TownHall, John Hawkins writes "5 Ways Liberals Make War on Women." He gives many more examples. From the 28 million female babies aborted since Roe v. Wade to Ted Kennedy's abandonment of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick, the threats and verbal assault directed at conservative women and stay at home moms or the effort to take guns away from vulnerable women in need of self defense. These and other examples document a pattern of abuse of women and their rights but with little to no blowback because those behind it belong to the left.
Sadly, this perspective matters little since the news media is all too quick to act on behalf of Democrats and attack Republicans while keeping silent when Dems do worse. Thus, the Dem's phony charge that the GOP is engaged in a "war on women" will continue. Those who understand this issue and possess a greater degree of common sense are already voting Republican!