Friday, October 24, 2008
Personal Aside: Charles Krauthammers Analysis of Why Liberal Women Detest Palin The Obama Insult Machine. If Youre a Critic, Youre a Racist.
I referred yesterday to the comment of Charles Krauthammer on Special Report on Fox News concerning why the most virulent critics of Sarah Palin happen to be liberal women.
Krauthammer is a former psychiatrist who has won a Pulitzer for his insightful columns. Here is his rationale:
Whats remarkable about the reaction to Palin is not only the unfavorable. Its the loathing, the absolute hatred that you hear, especially from intellectuals, feminists, sort of East Coast, West Coast, pointy-headed. And its because--. In the 1980s you had the Margaret Thatcher and Jeane Kirkpatrick who were considered because they were not liberal, they were conservative. They were actuallyit was said of them as has been said of Sarah Palin they were not women because you couldnt be if you were a conservative. You were, by definition, a patriarchal thug. And if you happened to be a woman, it was simply in womens threads. The viciousness with which she [Palin] was attacked as a contradiction in termsa conservative woman.
In Palins case, I think what it adds up to is her decision, at her age, with four other children, to have a Down Syndrome child. This, too, as Joseph Epstein wrote, in feminist circles: if abortion is not about this, what is it about? And they look at her as sort of a back rooma backwater hickwho for religious reasons went ahead and had a child that they would never have. Underneath it, I think, deep underneath it, I think its a self-loathing on the part of these feminists, knowing that she did a virtuous thing and a generous act that they would never have undertaken. And her having undertaken it is an affront to them: a silent rebuke.
Barack Obama the other day beseeched a crowd of worshipers not just to extol him but when they perceive attacks to get in their [the oppositions] face. Of course that has already happened twice in this town on WGN Radio when old-fashioned Soviet-style attempts were made to bludgeon the station to prevent having an author of an anti-Obama book appear on the Milt Rosenberg show. The gang has picked up a new female recruit, just in time for Halloween. You can see her silhouette framed against the harvest moon as she rides nightly with her fellow Valkyries straight out of Wagners Die Walkure. She signs her name on my Readers Comment but wants the world to know her as EA. In a monumental rupture with civility, she has called me a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
You see, because I have been critical of Obama, the unforgiving E. A., a white liberal, a naively, simplistically polarized lady who equates the smallest critique of anything black as racism (to her theres only one variant: white racism; there is no black racism), has repeatedly suggested I am a racist and in Comments two days ago that I don a white hood and sheet and join the KKK. Just to remind you of the sweet tolerance these white liberals have for dissent the ones who will likely ram through the Congress the repeal of AM radio license for conservatives to have talk shows the ones who recruited a lawyer to protest the IRS to stop a Catholic bishop from expressing his opinion on the moral issue of the election (while allowing numberless black churches like Saint Sabinas here to convert religious worship into partisan rallies for Obama).
I would remind her: one more salacious crack like that, E. A., and you will get your true name plastered up and down on this website. So grow up, calm down, take a Midol and relax.