The press and the left are trying to pretend that Cliven Bundy, the Republican Party, and conservatism are all one and the same, despite no evidence of that being the case, because of intemperate things Mr. Bundy has said. Meanwhile, there is deafening silence over the very real actions of Gurbaksh Chahal, a significant Democratic Party donor who has expressed solidarity with liberalism and the Democratic Party with his mouth and his wallet.
Bundy has made arguably racist remarks. Chahal, who has donated over $108,000 to the Democratic Party and Democrat politicians — including President Barack Obama — during the past several years, has been "filmed hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in (a) brutal 30-minute attack," but was somehow "sentenced to just 25 hours community service," largely because the judge involved "ruled the video inadmissible as the San Francisco Police Department had obtained it without a warrant" (for real-world purposes, note that he didn't describe it as inauthentic). Let's demonstrate the double standard by looking at the results of two searches done shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday.
The first, on "Gurbaksh Chahal" (in quotes), generated 41 results:
The second, on ["Gurbaksh Chahal" Democrat] (typed exactly as indicated between brackets), generate only three results — the IBD item presented below and two other center-right outlets:
If the fact that some Republicans and conservatives have expressed some but far from complete sympathy for Cliven Bundy's plight is politically relevant and considered news, the fact that someone who administered a brutal physical beating to his girlfriend is a significant donor to Democratic Party organizations and candidates, up to and including the President, certainly also is.
For those wishing to get more detail Investor's Business Daily put up an audio on Thursday evening of Andrew Malcom and Melissa Clouthier discussing the blatant double standard. It encompasses roughly the first 15 minutes of the program.
The silence of the left's "war on women" crowd is particularly telling.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.