If there’s good news in this sordid tale, it’s this: Once these allegations were made public, playing the partisan political card didn’t create even a minor speed bump as Weinstein was being drummed out of polite society. Feminists openly scoffed at this gambit. Prominent Democrats didn’t so much as acknowledge it.
Weinstein’s Democratic Party friends quickly distanced themselves from him. His Hollywood pals condemned him, with numerous movie industry luminaries claiming that they were shocked, shocked, to learn of his transgressions. In many cases, this was a palpable lie, but hidden in that prevarication was a bracing new truth: Even if you favor abortion rights, work to ban guns, raise tons of money for Democrats and call for President Trump’s impeachment — you can do all that and more — it doesn’t allow you to prey on women. And it’s about time.