The mainstream media believes it has uncovered the real reason that former FBI Director James Comey refused to confront President Trump over his alleged “hoping” that the case against General Flynn would go no further, and the reason isn’t simply that Comey was “cowardly”, as he himself admitted.
No, the reason goes far beyond simple cowardice, frailty or incompetence according to the leftist media. The real reason James Comey couldn’t bring himself to object to Trump’s alleged requests was that he was frightened and “sexually intimidated” by the president.
It appears there is nothing too absurd, outrageous or downright comical for the left to use as a reason to explain what amounts to failure, or simply outright lies, on the part of James Comey.
Nicole Serratore, an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, penned an article on June 8th titled “James Comey and the Predator in Chief”, where she compares Comey feeling “uneasy” during his meeting with Trump to a female employee being harassed by her “predatory” boss.
As I listened to James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, tell the Senate Intelligence Committee about his personal meetings and phone calls with President Trump, I was reminded of something: the experience of a woman being harassed by her powerful, predatory boss. There was precisely that sinister air of coercion, of an employee helpless to avoid unsavory contact with an employer who is trying to grab what he wants.
After reading Mr. Comey’s earlier statement, I tweeted about this Wednesday night, and immediately heard from other women who had seen that narrative emerge. How recognizable it was that Mr. Comey was “stunned” to find himself in these potentially compromising positions. His incredulity, mixed with President Trump’s circling attempts to get his way, were poignant. For a woman who has spent a lifetime wrestling with situations where men have power they can abuse, this was disturbingly familiar.
On Jan. 27, Mr. Comey received a last-minute dinner invitation from the president, and then learned it would be “just the two of us.” On Thursday, Mr. Comey revealed that he had had to break a date with his wife in order to dine with Mr. Trump. Already, something about this “setup” made him “uneasy.”
The central business of this intimate dinner was Mr. Trump’s insistence: “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” Mr. Comey immediately recognized that this was a press for something he did not want to give. He froze: “I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed.”
That reaction — the choice of stillness, responses calculated to neither encourage nor offend that characterized so many of his dealings with Mr. Trump — is so relatable for any woman. During his testimony, Mr. Comey was asked why he had not responded more robustly, why he had not told Mr. Trump that he, the president, was acting inappropriately or reported his behavior immediately to others in authority.
Mr. Comey expressed regret that he had not been “stronger” about it, but explained that it was all he could do to focus on not saying the wrong thing. In other words, he wanted to avoid granting any favor while avoiding the risk of direct confrontation — a problem so deeply resonant for women.
The real reason the most extreme leftists and feminists instantly related to Comey after he admitted his weakness is because he portrayed himself as a victim, rather than taking any shred of responsibility for his own failures (assuming he was being truthful in his testimony, which at this point is highly unlikely).
There is nothing liberals love more than a victim, since anyone who falls prey to the victim mentality can be controlled and easily encouraged. In addition, those who aren’t victims will feel sympathy for those that are, leading them to blindly follow the Democratic party’s agenda.
What better way is there to gain votes then by claiming that one group is being oppressed by another, and that their hardships in their life “isn’t their fault”, but rather caused by some unseen group of oppressors keeping them down. To secure the votes of whichever minority group you are claiming to be victims, you simply have to speak out against their supposed “oppressors”, promising to right the wrongs that have been inflicted upon them. Once you convince people they are victims, you have control over their entire belief system, and they will always align themselves with whoever claims to be fighting their imagined oppressors. After all, who doesn’t want to believe their failures aren’t their fault and wash themselves of all responsibilities in life?
The New York Times contributor continues, further comparing how Comey must have felt when confronted by a strong, alpha-male personality like President Trump. A personality, which apparently a 6 foot 8 inch tall Comey felt so intimidated and overwhelmed by, that he sat frozen in fear.
Mr. Comey tried to wriggle out of the trap being set for him. He offered his “honesty,” hoping this would appease his insatiable host. Mr. Trump countered with a demand for “honest loyalty.” Mr. Comey acquiesced. Yet as he documented this “very awkward conversation,” his concession of this phrase troubled him. He hoped he had not been misunderstood by the president.
The victim of sexual harassment is constantly haunted by the idea that she said or did something that gave her persecutor encouragement. Serial harassers, of course, have an intuitive sense of this, and are skilled at manipulating and exploiting it.
Mr. Comey, you are not alone. How many of us have played over and over in our minds an encounter that suddenly took a creepy, coercive turn? What did I say? Were my signals clear? Did I do something ambiguous? Did I say something compromising?
Women on Twitter picked up on the New York Times article, agreeing with the comparison of Comey’s experience with Trump to sexual harassment, even going as far as comparing the Senate committee hearing to a hostile Human Resources department interrogating a women reporting sexual intimidation.
Some of these senators coming at Comey are literally acting like HR when women try to report thinly veiled sexual harassment.
— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) June 8, 2017
Anyone who’s been targeted by a sexual harasser knows what Comes went through. Right down to feeling cowardly for not saying “no” outright.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 8, 2017
On some level the view from inside Comey’s head on all this Tr*mp stuff feels so weirdly like a date with terrible guy.
— Nicole Serratore (@MildlyBitter) June 7, 2017
James Comey need not suffer alone as he recovers from his feelings of being intimidated like a sexual harassment victim, after meeting with a strong leader like Donald Trump, as the author assures him that plenty of women who have suffered the same experience.
Victims of sexual harassment often face skepticism, doubts and accusations when they tell their story. That’s part of the predator’s power. But I’m here to tell James Comey, and all the women and men who have suffered at the hands of predators, I believe you.
Don’t worry Comey, there are plenty of support groups and feminist shoulders you can cry on when you’re feeling intimidated by strong pro-America leaders. Simply call anyone who writes for the New York Times, or any leftist media outlet, and they will be more than willing to indulge your weakness and cowardice.