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A Rape Too Far
Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/17/2011 10:44:46 AM PDT by Kaslin

In 2007, when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was packing up to become the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Jean Quatremer, a writer for the French paper Libération wrote on his blog that "Strauss-Kahn's only real problem is his relationship to women. Too heavy … it borderlines harassment," reports the UK’s Guardian.

The Guardian says that “many politicians privately wonder[ed]” then “how he would cope in a puritan U.S. which frowns upon sexual advances.”

He may not have coped at all. He may have snapped.

I hope that I’m wrong about it, but fear that I’m not.

Strauss-Khan, a 62-year old French Socialist, was arrested in New York over the weekend while sitting in first class on an Air France jet. He’s been accused of raping a maid in a suite at the Hotel Sofitel, in Manhattan, where he had been staying.

The DA says that there is blood and other DNA evidence proving rape.

Contemporary witnesses tend to corroborate the maid’s story, they say, although there still is the presumption of innocence here. 

Whether Strauss-Khan is innocent or guilty of these charges, news accounts now make clear that top officials who trusted him with this office must have known that he had a history of unwanted sexual advances.

In addition to the reservations of the socialist Libération writer, the IMF reprimanded him in 2008 for having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. “The IMF board found that the relationship was consensual, but called his actions ‘regrettable,’” writes FoxNews “and said they ‘reflected a serious error of judgment.’"

Another woman, this one in France, is preparing to go to the police, says the Guardian, “alleging Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in 2002.” The alleged victim’s mother, a prominent socialist politician, reportedly dissuaded her from pursuing the matter previously fearing it would hurt a Strauss-Khan, a Socialist “politician with a bright future.”

The French can pick whomever they wish to run things there. And if they want to ignore sexual indiscretion, so be it. What happens between consenting adults can be hard to judge.  

But just how did the 24 executive directors of the IMF decide to give a libertine a job making loans with American money to countries that we now realize can’t afford to pay them back?

Do they understand the gravity of the economic crisis facing the world because of spendthrift and libertine ways?  Do they understand the unparalleled crisis in confidence that many have in the banking system?

We are in a precarious position, made worse by the inebriated.

It’s almost as if our leaders have been on a drunken bender and can no longer appreciate how morally drunk they have become.   

At a time when citizens all over the world are paying for the licentious advances by banks and politicians- in their monetary policies, their bailouts, their pension mismanagement, their use of the welfare state; their payoffs for friends- it’s time for our leaders to start acting soberly.

It’s time for them to realize that every Strauss-Khan, Trumka and LaHood; for every healthcare waiver granted a crony; for every bill voted on but not read; for every war waged but disclaimed, a little more trust is eroded by the citizens.

It’s not just an American phenomenon, but a trend that’s worldwide. See the Arab “springs” or half a dozen elections in Europe over the past two years. See our own elections last fall for examples. 

The world and its citizens have lost confidence in the moral drunkards in every country who seek to rule and reign over us.

And those who have drunk from the glass when it was red had better sober up quickly.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: animal; beast; frog; killhim; pig; rapist

1 posted on 05/17/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

2 posted on 05/17/2011 10:54:55 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Kaslin
he Guardian says that “many politicians privately wonder[ed]” then “how he would cope in a puritan U.S. which frowns upon sexual advances.”

WTF! So treating women with respect is considered "puritan"?

3 posted on 05/17/2011 10:59:57 AM PDT by dragonblustar (If libs are inspired by a book that was dedicated to Satan, their reward will be hell.)
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To: Kaslin
Another woman, this one in France, is preparing to go to the police, says the Guardian, “alleging Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in 2002.” The alleged victim’s mother, a prominent socialist politician, reportedly dissuaded her from pursuing the matter previously fearing it would hurt a Strauss-Khan, a Socialist “politician with a bright future.”

Sheesh. What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

4 posted on 05/17/2011 11:05:44 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: dragonblustar
WTF! So treating women with respect is considered "puritan"?

It would be interesting to see if The Guardian has an "employee manual," and to see if that manual contains language describing acceptable and unacceptable behavior toward female employees of The Guardian.

5 posted on 05/17/2011 11:05:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

“if that manual contains language describing acceptable and unacceptable behavior toward female employees of The Guardian.”

If it doesn’t, maybe we could write one together after dinner at my place, baby!/s;)


6 posted on 05/17/2011 11:16:26 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: prairiebreeze
What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

a French one - they call it collaboration.

7 posted on 05/17/2011 11:17:28 AM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: Kaslin

Dr. Zivago....Powerful Socialists are supposed to get away with it...


8 posted on 05/17/2011 11:20:06 AM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Kaslin

The puritan US who seemingly adored it’s whoremongering president?


9 posted on 05/17/2011 11:20:31 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Dr. Zivago....Powerful Socialists are supposed to get away with it...

When I bring up these examples to my libinlaw, she says "well, good thing we don't have that here"... Yeah, not yet, but you folks are working on it.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 11:24:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

The Guardian says that “many politicians privately wonder[ed]” then “how he would cope in a puritan U.S. which frowns upon sexual advances.”

Ironic that ANYONE would consider the US ‘puritan’ when women walk around half naked pretty much anywhere, college shower rooms are coed, porn is endemic, TV is littered with shows that emphasize sexual relations, and many people feel a first date is a failure if it doesn’t end in bed.

One is prompted to wonder what a society of libertines might be...


11 posted on 05/17/2011 11:26:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: dragonblustar

Yes, Ransom was going along just fine until he got to the Puritan comment. I sent him an email about that. Perhaps others might do the same.

American is not Puritan in this case, but modern, and protective of a woman’s right to say no to unwanted sex.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 11:30:19 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Kaslin
Another woman, this one in France, is preparing to go to the police, says the Guardian, “alleging Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in 2002.” The alleged victim’s mother, a prominent socialist politician, reportedly dissuaded her from pursuing the matter previously fearing it would hurt a Strauss-Khan, a Socialist “politician with a bright future.”

IOW: "You'll just have to take one for the team, honey."

13 posted on 05/17/2011 11:32:09 AM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dragonblustar
WTF! So treating women with respect is considered "puritan"?

Apparently. jeesh.

14 posted on 05/17/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

Bump! Excellent article. We are fed up.

I cannot believe this young woman’s mother told her to hush up because it would damage some idiot’s career prospects. With a parent like that...


15 posted on 05/17/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Carley

Which president was that?


16 posted on 05/17/2011 11:45:46 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: prairiebreeze

“Sheesh. What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?”

A sleazy, POS socialist whore. Maybe she was “doing” Strauss-Kahn.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Kaslin

No damn wonder the IMF is broke. $3,000.00 per night for a room? Hells bells. Motel 6 leaves the light on. . . . .


18 posted on 05/17/2011 11:49:44 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Name all 57 States. You can cheat and use the teleprompter. I'll bet 50 is all U can name.)
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To: Kaslin

They call us “Puritanical” because we don’t like being raped? Indeed. If that fat 62-year-old had tried it on me, he would have ended up with his jaw broken and some of his favorite body parts chewed right off.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 12:00:08 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: prairiebreeze
...What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

A french woman politician who is a socialist sells out her daughter!

(sarcasm)I guess, that the extreme to cultural sensitivity is that we should allow important French socialist leaders to have different standards of sexual conduct.

I mean if some folks are allowed to beat their daughters for religious reasons, why can't french socialists of the ruling class be allowed to sodomize maids? We need to be culturally sensitive within the USA. (/sarcasm)

20 posted on 05/17/2011 12:15:16 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: SaxxonWoods
American is not Puritan in this case, but modern, and protective of a woman’s right to say no to unwanted sex.

Exactly! God forbid we follow the European standard let alone the Egyptian one.

21 posted on 05/17/2011 12:21:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar (If libs are inspired by a book that was dedicated to Satan, their reward will be hell.)
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To: Kaslin

One overlooked detail is that the maid was from Guinea.

Can you imagine the outrage if an American conservative white political big-wig sodomized and raped an immigrant woman from Africa in a NYC hotel room?

A powerful white man treating an African woman as little more than a piece of property for his sexual pleasure?

There would be sociology textbooks written about it, angry liberals would be marching in the streets about it, it would be the subject of countless college seminars, Hollywood would make umpteen movies demonizing the guy, President Ubama would wag his finger and lecture the American people over our backwardness, and we would hear endless b.s. from Oogo Chavez, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Castro, and all the usual suspects.


22 posted on 05/17/2011 12:48:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: prairiebreeze

Try the Lewinskis.


23 posted on 05/17/2011 1:10:49 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Steely Tom

I worked in a high profile foundation in NYC during the 1980s. One of the top guys - a hulking guy like DSK - went to London on business and began to invite rent boys back to his posh hotel. Orgies ensued. You can bet your bottom quid that management was on the phone to us pretty damn quick. But I guess the British are part of the Ango-Saxon puritanism so frowned upon by the French. Or, they just don’t like American orgy-goers.


24 posted on 05/17/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Kaslin

"Amateur."

25 posted on 05/17/2011 1:22:51 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Kaslin

Has Whoopi chimed in yet as to whether or not it was “’Rape’ Rape”?


26 posted on 05/17/2011 1:24:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steely Tom

Depends on the cultural differences defining “respect”.

What’s respect in one country is not necessarily respect in another country.


27 posted on 05/17/2011 2:24:56 PM PDT by WMCOL
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To: WMCOL
Welcome to FR.

And congratulations on your very first post.

This guy is tailing you, by the way:


28 posted on 05/17/2011 2:53:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: prairiebreeze
Sheesh. What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

"The alleged victim’s mother, a prominent socialist politician"

Someone's priorities are screwed up. (Well, duh.)

29 posted on 05/17/2011 4:16:36 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("How can there be peace when the sorceries and whordoms of your mother TBN are so many?")
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To: prairiebreeze
Sheesh. What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

"I'll take liberals for $1,000, Alex." Seriously, didn't NOW sell out their sisters (if not their daughters) when I came to Bill, the serial rapist?

30 posted on 05/17/2011 4:34:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: prairiebreeze
What kind of woman sells out her daughter in favor of a politician?

A socialist woman.

31 posted on 05/17/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Obama's "Gutsy Decision": Who's gonna tell the fool that he ain't cool?)
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