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Tomorrow Belongs To Her, Ctd (Andrew Sullivan posts a "letter" from a "reader" attacking Palin)
The Atlantic ^ | February 10, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan

Posted on 02/10/2010 7:50:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A reader writes:

I was born, raised, and educated in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an exemplary Whitopia. I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh, watching Fox News and had a "Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" bumper sticker on my debate tub. I was lucky though. I did well enough in school to be eligible to attend one of those evil elite East Cost universities on scholarship. I defended Bush, idiotically, all the way until my senior year, when I studied abroad in both China and England. I was forced, over and over, by classmates and those I met in other countries to confront the grotesque neo-con mindset I had thought was so obviously right.

It took crossing both oceans, a comprehensive study of the history of religion and government, and four years of college to change my perspective. As someone who moved from one extreme to the other, I can tell you the one thing that saved me was the conservative impulse to be self critical, to avoid hubris and arrogance. The other was my parents teaching me to love science. My first break with Whitopia doctrine was when I argued with my church's youth group leader over the reality of evolution. That someone could deny something so obvious baffled me. It has been a slow and painful process since then, testing and retesting my beliefs.

I am now everything I grew up thinking I should hate:

I live in New York, go to NYU, and I study feminist and queer theory.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: andrewsullivan; elitism; faggot; filth; palin; pds; racism; rushlimbaugh; sarahpalin; scum; talkradio; trash
WTH?
1 posted on 02/10/2010 7:50:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apparently, Andrew is writing in the persona of the womyn he always wanted to be... /sarc>

Cheers!

2 posted on 02/10/2010 7:53:15 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Think of the bright side, if his parents sent him to Columbia he would be majoring in Islamic terrorist studies.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 7:55:10 PM PST by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

satire?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 7:55:27 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (It is always tempting to impute unlikely virtues to the cute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another sad case of PDS.

PDS seems not only to affect those on the Left but some on the Right as well. Frankly I think it's just the fear some have of an articulate, bright, and beautiful woman who happens to be a Conservative.

5 posted on 02/10/2010 7:55:52 PM PST by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was born, raised, and educated in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an exemplary Whitopia. I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh, watching Fox News and had a "Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy" bumper sticker on my debate tub.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

6 posted on 02/10/2010 7:56:12 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Conservatism isn’t an extreme so this person never was a conservative.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 7:56:52 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I call BS on this.


8 posted on 02/10/2010 7:57:51 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I live in New York, go to NYU, and I study feminist and queer theory.

LOL! No way!!

Should I read on to find that she is now either bi- or homosexual?

9 posted on 02/10/2010 7:58:07 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Bring out yer dead! Bring out your dead!" - Cries of a Navy Corpseman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does this scenario look so perfectly partisan ..... that I find it hilariously Ellie Light ?

Palin has these Lefties scared as hell !


10 posted on 02/10/2010 7:58:24 PM PST by 4Speed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christopher Buckley?


11 posted on 02/10/2010 7:58:51 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
an exemplary Whitopia

Sounds like the ho has a problem with white folks. Unfortunately, that's not the only "issue" that she has so there is probably not much hope that she'll ever be normal.

12 posted on 02/10/2010 8:00:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: VeniVidiVici
She's PETA and lives in an efficiency with a larger Labrador Retriever!

We'll never know what goes on in there.

13 posted on 02/10/2010 8:00:33 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It took crossing both oceans, a comprehensive study of the history of religion and government, and four years of college to change my perspective.

recent college graduates...is there anything they DON'T know?

14 posted on 02/10/2010 8:01:13 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am now everything I grew up thinking I should hate: I live in New York, go to NYU, and I study feminist and queer theory.(continued)

A fag's a fag for a' that. (Apologies to Robert Burns, who affirmative action shitboy Skip Gates thinks is Shakespeare.)

15 posted on 02/10/2010 8:02:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re supposed to believe any of this? lol


16 posted on 02/10/2010 8:03:28 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can tell you the one thing that saved me was the conservative impulse to be self critical, to avoid hubris and arrogance.

Well, lady, now that you have gone over the other side you won't be bothered by any of this nonsense any more.

17 posted on 02/10/2010 8:04:48 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My first break with Whitopia doctrine was when I argued with my church's youth group leader over the reality of evolution. That someone could deny something so obvious baffled me.

All creation proclaims the glory of God. It takes a deliberate act of will to look at what is created and then deny that there is an intelligent design.

18 posted on 02/10/2010 8:06:30 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am horrified by the insane ramblings of Palin and the small government ideas she mutilates on a daily basis.

How does one 'mutilate' an idea on a daily basis? Is English this person's second language? Ellie Light is none too bright. :)

19 posted on 02/10/2010 8:06:47 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: muawiyah

20 posted on 02/10/2010 8:07:45 PM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
neo-con

This crap was NOT written by a conservative. Definitely by a racist, anti-semitic liberal! And Sullivan 'reporting' it? Yeah, right. I'll believe it like I believe anything that comes out of Obama's mouth!
21 posted on 02/10/2010 8:08:12 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: 4Speed

Hmmmm. Let me go do a google check...


22 posted on 02/10/2010 8:09:33 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The wonderful thing about being a liberal blogger is that you can make up things and pretend that they are true.
23 posted on 02/10/2010 8:09:47 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, in all this person’s high brow education and vast travels about the world, she certainly learned to spew sweeping generalities and say absolutely nothing.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 8:12:18 PM PST by Will88
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To: Psycho_Bunny
We’re supposed to believe any of this?

No. This was written for gullible liberals, not rational, thinking people with common sense.

This is for the leftist sheep who believe it because they WANT TO BELIEVE!

25 posted on 02/10/2010 8:13:45 PM PST by airborne ("Peace, Love, Dope" has now become "Hope, Change, Obama" !!!)
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To: grey_whiskers

Sounds like Hillary Clinton.


26 posted on 02/10/2010 8:16:20 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrew, the future belongs to those who have offspring.


27 posted on 02/10/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by Chesterbelloc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well this letter is an example of either someone who is not being genuine or someone who is genuinely confused. I came from a small town in Appalachia in Northern WV. I’ve loved science all my life and the closest thing to a mentor was Isaac Asimov who I followed in Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine until he died. If this story is true it is an example of what we have to fear from the left and that is its stranglehold on education institutions. What this person has done is exchange one religion for another which is equally flawed.

I have never been afraid to turn a critical eye on myself or my beliefs. At one time I had fell prey to the childish idea that the world would be a better place if the government just provided identical cookie cutter houses to everyone and I was arrogant to think that I or my elected representatives could decide what degree of wealth someone needed or didn’t. These are childish things because when we are children we think in terms of what our parents provide us and we feast on warped ideas of fairness. It didn’t take me long to find the folly of the childish socialism that I had temporarily embraced. Once one begins to realize that their own successes and hard work become meaningless in a socialist system and the citizenry become no better than children who never really have to grow up with politician parents who take their toys and take their money and set them an allowance on what they can keep that one has to make a decision. That decision is largely a moral one and one that says a lot about the individual. It is a question of whether you believe you can not succeed as an adult and that you need to have political parents to take from your overachieving peers what you will not compete for yourself or humble yourself in front of them to ask for. The choice was easy for me because of the place I came from. I’d learned the value of hard work from my Father and my Grandfathers, and my Mother and Grandmothers. It was exactly those small town values that made me a better stronger more reasoned person.

I still love science but I didn’t stop at the gate to admire its ivory columns and sit in awe of them. I didn’t buy the leftist drivel about evolution and the death of God which brings us to the other great reason not to accept the dominion of the politician parents and that is the fallibility of man. I’ve read scientific papers that make the nuttiest religious tenets look tame. I’ve seen otherwise intelligent men and women spin totally unprovable and otherwise baseless tales around a two inch piece of bone fragment that would make a prophet blush. I’ve seen scientific claims made that totally throw out the window accept historical and climate science with barely a blink of an eye. I’ve seen degenerate sexual behaviors that not only are clearly detrimental to the fitness of an organism hailed as if they are of some new highly evolved mode of operation. The problem with this letter writer is they have stopped at the gates in awe. None of us have all the answers which is why none of us should be called master over our fellow man. We must be allowed to find our own way. That is what adulthood is for nearly every creature on this planet and to those who ask “Is it fair?” the answer can only be “How is it not?”.


28 posted on 02/10/2010 8:33:35 PM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I’ve studied it too and it was crap and they call evangelical preachers nuts and frauds.


29 posted on 02/10/2010 8:36:07 PM PST by Maelstorm (We are umbilicaled to a parasitic beast that feeds off one man so to enslave another to dependency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tomorrow Belongs To Her

A reader writes:

Uh, yeah, sure... Got a name?


Thank you thank you thank you..

Anybody that would thank Andrew Sullivan three times for anything is clearly dilusional.

30 posted on 02/10/2010 8:40:03 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It took crossing both oceans, a comprehensive study of the history of religion and government, and four years of college to change my perspective.

One would think that little Miss Comprehensive Study would be a bit more familiar with English:

East Cost universities; Those of use who escaped; people we don't understand or relate too; If you really want know fear; Those of use who grew up....

Brilliant.

31 posted on 02/10/2010 8:56:36 PM PST by catpuppy (2009 --"We will not ration health care." 2012--"Anybody heard from grandpa?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If you really want know fear, all I can tell you is that Coeur d’Alene was downright progressive compared to the surrounding towns.”

This sentence shows how good her college education was. What does this mean: “If you really want know fear”


32 posted on 02/10/2010 9:30:54 PM PST by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....bumper sticker on my debate tub....”

What is a debate tub?


33 posted on 02/11/2010 12:35:07 AM PST by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You go girl! Just remember to stay on the island.


34 posted on 02/11/2010 2:31:26 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here is just another case of a Christian thinking for them self and finding HUGE discrepancies in the church. Actually not discrepancies but LIES. The brain dead sheep are still eating their Pastor's fodder and giving over their 10%. It shakes your apple tree when you learn the truth, some come through it and their faith is stronger than ever. This person didn't make it. It's a dangerous place and all you have is your Bible, Yahweh and you. Not for those who choose religion over truth. Yahweh says you must worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH.
35 posted on 02/11/2010 2:47:13 AM PST by ladyL
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