Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd: Playing All the Angles
Posted on 10/17/2010 5:45:19 AM PDT by safetysign
As I sat above the Hoover Dam under the broiling sun, I was getting jittery.
There was Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, speaking at the dedication of a bridge linking Arizona and Nevada 890 feet above the Colorado River.
As the politicians droned on and my Irish skin turned toasty brown, I worried that Governor Brewer might make a citizens arrest and I would have to run for my life across the desert. She has, after all, declared open season on anyone with a suspicious skin tone in her state.
We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.
These women Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether theyre mistreating the help or belittling the presidents manhood, making snide comments about a rivals hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a mens fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate.
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The woman is pushing 60 years old and it’s going to get uglier as she continues to transform into Helen Thomas.
liberals think they sound so witty when they are coming off as nothing more than horses’ asses.
someone better take her pen and computer away before she hurts what brain cells are left.
Not to worry Mo. Unless they start arresting people for utter stupidity and a "green with envy" skin tone, yer safe.
Say good bye you tired old hack.
She might be arrested for rank stupidity...
Can we get one of those morphing pics?
The collective meltdown when the GOP (aka The Tea Party) wins big will be spectacular.
Dowd is one ugly woman. She keeps that old photo in her byline and that only proves what a liar she is. Does anyone have a recent photo?
Now, that is fine !!!!
She looks exactly like my fifth grade teacher in Catholic school - a nasty nun with tight little lips and a way of emasculating little boys and terrorizing little girls.
For creepy old Dowd to talk about OTHERS having mean streaks - what hypocrisy! What stupidity! What Washingtonitis!
What Maureen fears is a complete repudiation of her ideology, and it's going to happen in bottom-up fashion, not because of "co-opting" or "ratcheting" on the part of leaders. The anger and frustration with Obama's policies came first, and the Mama Grizzlies have arisen because they show the willingness to take action. Words have nothing to do with what we are witnessing.
Maureen, like all liberals, cannot fathom that her ideology is now proven beyond a shadow of doubt to be bankrupt.
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