Friday, October 24, 2008

Personal Aside: Charles Krauthammer’s Analysis of Why Liberal Women Detest Palin…The Obama Insult Machine. If You’re a Critic, You’re a Racist.


Self Loathing.

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:

“What’s remarkable about the reaction to Palin is not only the unfavorable. It’s the loathing, the absolute hatred that you hear, especially from intellectuals, feminists, sort of East Coast, West Coast, pointy-headed. And it’s 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 actually—it was said of them as has been said of Sarah Palin they were not women because you couldn’t 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 women’s threads. The viciousness with which she [Palin] was attacked as a contradiction in terms—a conservative woman.

“In Palin’s 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 room—a backwater hick—who for religious reasons went ahead and had a child that they would never have. Underneath it, I think, deep underneath it, I think it’s 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 opposition’s] 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 Hallowe’en. You can see her silhouette framed against the harvest moon as she rides nightly with her fellow Valkyries straight out of Wagner’s “Die Walkure.” She signs her name on my Reader’s 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 there’s 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 Sabina’s 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.


  1. As usual, very good Tom.

    Could you review the website and comment on whether Obama is in fact a citizen of Kenya or Indonesia? I heard the theory posited that Obama is in Hawaii not to see his grandmother, but to get his birth certificate showing his birth in Hawaii--not Kenya...

  2. Tom-
    As Madame Alexander is defining racisim, I am proud to don my bedsheets and ride off in the night with your band of conservative brothers!