I’ve long noted that the “Hate is not a Family Value” bumpersticker crowd loves to hate the conservatives they accuse of being hateful. This is wedded to the liberal interest group notion that people in certain groups should “belong” to the Democrats, and if they don’t the need to be punished for getting out of line. The two groups that drive liberal Democrats craziest are conservative women and conservative minorities.
For past national examples of this, I would point to the vicious left-wing attacks on Michael Steele (the infamous blackface Photoshop), Clarence Thomas, and Michele Malkin. For past SC examples look no further than Karen Floyd’s face with the words “Cocaine Fueled” superimposed, or Ross Shealy’s now infamous attack in The State on Karen Iacovelli’s Lyme Disease (the one I responded to by referring to him as “morally reprehensible and well beyond the bounds of acceptable civil discourse” – the tagline he still proudly displays on his other blog).
Well, they’re at it again over Alaska Governor (and McCain running mate) Sarah Palin. Bob McAlister has already given you his take on the media’s spurious attacks, but I thought I’d hit it from another angle – the liberal hate-osphere.
After Republicans noted the lack of experience at the head of the Democrat ticket, Donna Brazile on CNN’s Strategy Room compared Obama to Christ and Palin to Pilate: “Jesus was a community organizer; Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
Juan Cole in Salon today compared Governor Palin to “a Muslim Fundamentalist with lipstick.”
Elonkey rolls out the snark to call her “one of those perky little ex-beauty queens who will repeatedly stab you with her rhetoric while wearing a 1,000-watt smile on her face”. In the same snarky vein, Deacon Tim refers to her “truthiness.”
Tim at Crack the Bell just comes out and calls her a “Shrill Bitch.”
Hey liberals: y’all stay classy, now…
Pat Buchanon points out this morning:
Palin’s daughter was fair game for a media that refused to look into reports that John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for president, was conducting an illicit affair with a woman said to be carrying his child and cheating on his faithful wife Elizabeth, who has incurable cancer. That was not a legitimate story, but Bristol Palin’s pregnancy is?
Mona Charen adds:
Sarah Palin is no ordinary pro-lifer. She is an attractive, intelligent, ambitious, successful woman who has actually lived her convictions… And there stands Sarah, Trig Palin in her arms, a beautiful ambassador for the path of humility, duty, honor, and grace. It’s no wonder she was in their crosshairs from the get go.