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The line runs rather directly from Sarah Palin hatred to Ann Romney hatred
Legal Insurrection ^ | April 14, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson, esquire

Posted on 04/14/2012 8:43:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A post at Bookroom Worm exploring the attacks on Ann Romney is getting a lot of attention:

This transcends Leftist feminist sensibilities and touches upon a core issue in statism — namely, who raises the children? ….

I am the counterweight to the state. Therefore, I am dangerous. I am subversive simply by existing. My love for my children is a dominant force that works its way into their psyches and that trumps the state-run schools and the state complicit media world. Some mothers, of course, are entirely in sync with schools and media. They happily reinforce the statist message. But those of us who don’t are a powerful anti-statist force and we must be challenged….

The Left’s problem with Ann Romney is that she represents the triumph of the individual. No wonder they hate her so much.

That may be part of it.

I also look to a more basic reason, the same reason why they hated Sarah Palin so much:

Why do they hate her so much? She’s happy. Unhappy people can’t stand happy people.

As others have noted, Obama rallies are not happy events. Neither is the Obama campaign. There is an angry tone, a desire for revenge against those who supposedly have done the people wrong, a settling of old scores. While Obama preaches hope, the “subtext” of his campaign is anger and frustration. For all the times I have seen Obama on television, only once or twice have I seen him laugh.

The mainstream media is no better. Is there a single happy person at MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC (well maybe not ABC), CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, or elsewhere in the bastions of the elite media? Palin’s happiness simply is something that cannot be tolerated by the unhappy people who run traditional news organizations.

The line runs rather directly from Sarah Palin hatred to Ann Romney hatred.

Read this Judith Warner column from September 4, 2008, about her “adventure” attending a Palin rally:

"No, it wasn’t funny, my morning with the hockey and the soccer moms, the homeschooling moms and the book club moms, the joyful moms who brought their children to see history in the making and spun them on the lawn, dancing, when music played. It was sobering. It was serious. It was an education."

“Palin Power” isn’t just about making hockey moms feel important. It’s not just about giving abortion rights opponents their due. It’s also, in obscure ways, about making yearnings come true — deep, inchoate desires about respect and service, hierarchy and family that have somehow been successfully projected onto the figure of this unlikely woman and have stuck."

Then read this Judith Warner column from April 13, 2012 (emphasis mine):

"That the Democrats felt such a need to throw [Hilary] Rosen under a bus suggests to me that they, like the Romney campaign itself, are guilty both of knee-jerk cynicism in regards to female voters and of being out of touch. We all know, on the one hand, that there’s a certain portion of the population that feels not just left behind but generally dissed by what they identify as the evolution of attitudes and mores in our era: they’re the Sarah Palin constituency."

Finding happiness through a stubborn refusal to accept the state as master not as servant.

It’s a philosophy which once could have been described as liberal, but now is denigrated by people who consider themselves liberal.

I think there’s something to that.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; palin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I've heard it is harder to do ballistics on..."

Might also be because it is rimfire, not centerfire?

Maybe. Honestly hadn't thought of that. I was thinking of the bullet itself. But yeah, if they find casings at the scene, might be harder to match a rimfire to a particular weapon than a center fire? What would you look at, size of the firing pin, depth of the dimple, any offset from center, etc.???

Speaking of dimpled primers... A couple of weeks ago I was at the range and noticed an unfired 45 ACP round. I picked it up just out of curiosity. In looking at it I noticed the primer was dimpled. Yikes! A mis-fire! I put it down quickly. Anyone know the chances of one of those deciding to go off minutes or hours after someone has cleared it out of their weapon? I just didn't want to lose a finger... That'll teach me to pick up unfired rounds at the range.

21 posted on 04/15/2012 12:13:22 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are we suppossed to be supportive of Mrs. Romney, but not her husband?

22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:42:01 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: GeronL
From what I read Ann Romney is a pro-choice liberal and all her friends are Democrats. So they are attacking one of their own. The left have for a long time hated motherhood. That is nothing new, I am surprised at the attention its been getting to tell the truth

Matters not that she is one of them - she's married to the wrong side and she's as expendable as a Clarence Thomas. I believe the attention is just another divide/divert/conquer ruse. The more directions they can make for conservatives to "deploy" the more dilute the conservative message and the more intact the Left's agenda.

23 posted on 04/15/2012 3:48:04 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left will attack any Republican candidate, and they will attack the spouse of any Republican candidate. If Mrs. Romney had a high-powered job, they would attack her as a corporatist monster and ask why she insisted on working when Mitt was already earning plenty to support them. If their sons were in the military, they’d be attacked as a dynasty of warmongers.

The author is exactly right: leftists go after anyone who isn’t as angry and miserable as they are, and they can never be happy, because they want what can never exists, the theoretical Marxist paradise of perfect Communism.

24 posted on 04/15/2012 4:16:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Day 3 of the 17-Day Diet ... -4.6 lbs. from Day 0. (Please to excuse incoherent posts.))
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To: tophat9000
"complete compliance"

For many years whenever there was some issue that impacted women, the various female scribes (who were virtually all arch-feminists) would track down Gloria Steinem or some other wacko leftist to get their response. These wackos supposedly represented the thoughts of the average woman. This lie was foisted on the public for decades. Today these same wacko radical feminists can't abide the knowledge that most women aren't nearly as radical as they are.

25 posted on 04/15/2012 4:35:36 AM PDT by driftless2
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Stay-at-home moms often engage in homeschooling their kids, after all.

Homeschooled kids are not controlled by union-led, Leftist-indoctrinated teachers who stress the importance of polar bears and free condoms in middle schools, while ignoring the Constitution and U.S. history. Such kids pose a threat to the Leftist dream of a socialist utopia.

A lady a few doors from us homeschooled her daughter until the girl was high school aged. The daughter is by far the smartest on in her grade and actually know real math. Most kids in HS depend on a calculator, whereas she does most addition and subtraction in her head.

That is what I was taught too. I had problems with algebra because I could not write down the steps on paper, but always had the correct answers.

26 posted on 04/15/2012 4:44:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: pallis

The left really hates all those lovley white women republicans. They worship the idiots like mochelle.

27 posted on 04/15/2012 6:05:00 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: trebb
Matters not that she is one of them

You are correct, Yoda. I am pointing out WHY she was so shocked by this attack, the left has had this attitude for a very long time.

28 posted on 04/15/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: pallis

Mr. Ann Romney was first in line to have his operatives try to destroy Sarah Palin. Somehow, I don’t remember the Mrs. speaking up or stopping at any point.

29 posted on 04/15/2012 12:23:44 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

*stopping it*

30 posted on 04/15/2012 12:25:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: svcw
Slnce Ann Romney is a liberal like her husband, I can’t figure out why the left dislikes her.

They dislike her because her husband has a chance to replace in office the man on whom they have pinned all their hopes for the Brave New World they've worked hard for these last 40 years.

Sure Romney isn't a conservative, but he represents the Republican Party, and if folks go to the polls to vote for him, they'll also be there voting for Republicans in Congress, and the Democrats cannot abide that! They also don't want any Republican appointing new Supreme Court Justices, because they want a full on attack against the Constitution, and to do that, they'll need Justices intent on continuing to subvert it, every chance they get.

31 posted on 04/15/2012 9:31:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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