Skip to comments.TYPICAL LEFTIES, TYPICAL BLOG SCRATCH
Posted on 09/05/2008 10:39:23 AM PDT by andrew roman
At Dennis Prager's blog, here on the Townhall website, under the entry, "Steinem: Palin Not A Real Woman" is a thread that, for me, perfectly illustrates how many people on the left conduct themselves when called to debate a given issue. Emotion takes the place of reason, feelings substitue for wisdom.
Responding to an article by Gloria Steinem on his Thursday broadcast, Dennis Prager argued that the reason Steinem-bred feminists do not support Governor Sarah Palin is because she is a conservative. By any measure of accomplishment, Prager reasoned, Sarah Palin should be the aspiration of young feminists everywhere, but because she is an unabashed right-winger, she is not.
Another example of how politics trumps all for those on the left.
A blogger who goes by the name of "Ex-Pat" explained that Governor Palin's feminist qualifications weren't the issue. Instead, he unleashed a personal attack on Palin - as liberals are wont to do these days - yanking a tasty morsel from the leftist playbook (direct from the Bush Lied-People Died chapter) calling Governor Palin "a liar." He went on to clarify his position, claiming that Palin's "Bridge to nowhere story" was a "complete lie" and that the "Brother-in-law story" was also "a complete lie."
"Ex-Pat" doesn't explain or back-up his claims. He just tosses his L bomb into the lunchroom and drives off into cyberspace.
The word "liar" - like the oft abused "hypocrite" - just sounds so damn good. It's a deal breaker and a high-five generator among leftists. Yet, the word is so egregiously exploited, so misunderstood and, as Dennis Prager says, raped to the point that it has lost all meaning.
This blog entry by "Ex-Pat" is not an isolated example. It is more and more becoming the rule.
The thread continues on with some interesting thoughts from a blogger called "King." He is troubled by the fervor and fever surrounding Sarah Palin's electrifying appearance on Wednesday evening at the Republican National Convention. "King" finds the exuberant and enthusiastic reactions from conservatives to be obviously artificial. He writes, "We get all these right wing radio guys such as Prager, (Michael) Medved and (Hugh) Hewitt who are still smarting, but being good little cheerleaders for the GOP despite the fact that McCain, and not their candidate, got the nomination. They now expect you to believe that they are really so ecstatic over the choice of Palin and that they honestly believe that she would be a much better president than their original choice (Romney, Giuliani, etc). These guys have NO credibility whatsoever."
Of course, Sarah Palin is the vice-presidential candidate, not the presidential candidate.
"King" goes on to avow, "If anyone made a simple statement along the lines of 'Palin was not my first choice for VP, but I think she'll be fine', I would have NO problem at all with that."
"King's" point of contention here, I suppose, is the degree of enthusiasm and praise being shown by Republicans for Governor Palin today as opposed to, say, a few weeks ago. Of course, Palin wasnt yet known to most Americans a few weeks ago. She was, for the most part, a name bandied about by pundits and talking heads in a strategic context, said to have a strong record of conservatism in her state. It may very well be impossible for lefties such as "King" to conceive that someone could unexpectedly emerge from the pack to impress the hell out of (and energize) Republicans as Palin did on Wednesday evening. To "King" and others who mope like him, people - regardless of their party affiliation or ideology - cannot honestly have their perceptions modified or even tantalized by what they identify as poignant and powerfully moving moments. The fact that Dennis Prager, on more than a few occasions in recent weeks, commented on how he believed Sarah Palin would be a wonderful choice as John McCain's running mate (behind Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana) shouldn't cloud the issue, I suppose.
Why allow annoying facts and reason to get in the way of a good whine?
I’m betting King didn’t have any problem at all when Obama was being hyped as a ‘Rock Star’. At least Palin has substance. Obama is a vacuum.
Absolutely ... The way the media has built up Senator Obama, coupled with Obama’s own allusions to that which borderlines on the messianic, probably seems perfectly appropriate to liberals.
After all, they think that their positions are dead-center mainstream.
Gloria Steinem-is that dessicated 60s relic still alive?
..and isn’t it funny that the entire feminist movement - which wasn’t about femininity at all, but rather about making women more masculaine - is now condemning someone like Palin for doing the things they argued woman could do thirty years ago ...
Thanks Andrew. I agree.
"I'm Gloria Steinem, and I'm still relevant!"
First we had the Breck Girl. Now we’ve got the Oreck Girl.
Oreck Obama! PERFECT. I’m tempted to use that ... with proper credit, of course.
Feel free! :-)
Obama is a vacuum.
Now that is funny!
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