Skip to comments.An Elegy for Two Once-Divine Female Critics
Posted on 12/08/2012 2:20:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures............
.......................It's Paglia that has lost the ability to understand feminine complexity. As she has turned sourer in the last few years, I have tried to psychologize her Orphic descent from edginess to banality. I can't reduce the problem to a simple case of self-pitying bitterness, though she does write, "Paradoxically, a key problem with the current youth cult, which is devouring both entertainment and fashion, is that aging women have become progressively invisible." It seems that Paglia has trouble understanding that Taylor Swift, and many of the other women Paglia derides, are not vain old women trying to pass as young. They are really young, and it's their turn now. They are from a different generation and don't want the faux, fruitless feminism of the second wave.
Which brings me to Ann Coulter......................
........... But whichever way you choose to dissect the situation, the fact is that people born after 1980, as a whole, aren't buying what Romney -- and increasingly, Ann -- tried to sell them in 2012. They are one generation, not several generations separated by race, so we have to analyze them as an organic whole.
Whatever happens to Ann and Camille, one thing is clear: it's time for a new generation of critics. Whatever transpired in the case of Laura Ingraham, I must say I respect her immensely for stepping away from the radio mic for a while. It is a natural thing for life to move in cycles, for older generations to quiet down and soften. There are new ideas out there. I'm all ears.
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Been there, done that. Camille is just getting old and dated. Reminds me of the Reagan era feminists. She’s just having a Gloria Steinem ‘late in life’ revelation and she sees more road behind her then in front of her.
Ann is still Ann. She dissapointed me this year by trying to throw her weight behind Mitt. Ann became Ann during the Clinton administration sex scandals. I swear I can pinpoint the exact moment when she broke away from trying to be a lamestream commentator and opinion presenter to her “I’ll say things just as outrageous as the liberals do”. Good for her.
I could care less what all three of them say. I have nothing in common with any of them. I wouldn’t know taylor swift if she showed up at my foor and told me who she was. I can maybe forgive paglia. She’s been through an awful lot. I will never forgive ann coulter for her betrayal and her cattiness, but I was never that fond of her in the first place.
As for the ‘new generation’ and the ‘fresh ideas’, I have two words. Phyliss Schlafly.
I know, What’s a foor? Oh, well.
“Ann is still Ann. She dissapointed me this year by trying to throw her weight behind Mitt
Not for nothing, Ann Coulter probaly weighs about 90 pounds soaking wet.
The author of this piece was way too full of himself, Camille and Ann could both run circles around him.
But he did make me want to watch Calamity Jane and Singing in the Rain. Ive never actually seen singng in the rain all the way through and I think we’ve got it on DVD, so that might be a saturday night movie plan.
I wish Taylor Swift would show up at my door.
“....................................So the bottom line is this: Just to make up the racial swing in the popular vote, the GOP would have had to double their gains among independents, winning 56 percent.
How many hundreds of millions would conservatives and Republicans have to give the consultants to pull that rabbit out of the hat? If we know anything about how consultant operate, theyll let us know soon enough.
Heres a terrifying idea for Republican politicians, pollsters, pundits and voters to think about: The 2012 presidential election was effectively over as quickly as it began because the Republican consulting class reasoning and, thereby, entire strategy was based on denying that 2008 ever happened.
Meanwhile, in the real world, the ethnic makeup of this land is changing, and will continue to change, just as it has since before the United States was founded. Simply put, Spanish-language ads and Facebook updates are helpful, but Republicans have a choice to either make a genuine, long-term, and concerted effort to reach out to minority voters, or to follow the consultants lead and find shelter in demographic delusions.
Which pill the GOP will swallow likely depends on who is put in charge of explaining to the donors and politicians the cold blast of reality on Nov. 6, 2012. If it is the folks who rely on data, the GOP may have a future in this country. But if the same folks who ran the 2012 campaigns are in charge of explaining what went wrong as they would surely like to be the GOPs flag is headed for the ash heap of history, and conservatives and libertarians will have to find another banner.”
Especially this weekend, when there is so damned little out there that is new. Everyone and everything has come to a stop, waiting on Christmas Week.
Meanwhile, it's all November rissoles.
His whole premise is false. People born after 1980, unless raised to believe differently, are victims of the diversity pimps who see themselves as form of hyphenated American or another.
Who cares what the Whig Party does? It is time for a SECOND political force to counter the totalitarian hold that the LIBs and thier enablers.Ironically, it is 9bambi himself who has told us what to do: “Get in their face”. No Mr. nice Guy; no playing by some rules; and no silence.
Every time the LIBs hold near-totalitarian power, we find ourselves in a war. WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, evan Iraq and Afghanistan could not have happened without the LIBs.
How much less could you care?
Where Camille went off the track was in 2001 when she didn't see 9/11 as the cataclysmic event that it was. She had always been an Arabist (a student of Edward Said) and this act of horror seemed to catch her unawares. She's never recovered from that day.
I note he makes no attempt to defend Sandra. LOL
Are you two related?
I love Sandra Dee. She was incredibly pretty. And no less a hipster than Bobby Darin agreed with me.
From me, that question should be taken as a very high compliment.
Your post had some elements she has commented on previously.
Oh. I checked some of her remarks and they didn’t sound like me at all. I love the great Sarah Palin!!!
Political issues aside. She knows more about Hollywood than you can imagine.
I used to get along very well with OWK and he and I hardly ever agreed about political thought.
When you grow up with actresses like Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve, it’s hard to appreciate Taylor Swift
Even if you didn’t grow up with these stars, it’s easy to watch a movie like Cleopatra and see that they just don’t make ‘em like that anymore. Virtually no major actress on the scene today could pull of the title role like Elizabeth Taylor could. Not really any Richard Burtons left on the male side either. And this from someone who did not grow up in the Golden Era of Hollywood.
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