I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. -- Voltaire
We’re still feeling the aftershocks of Sandra Fluke’s phony rights claims. She is plucky, gotta give here that, staring right into the camera and demanding others pay for her condoms and birth control pills. And not the cheap Walmart generic crap. Based on her price tag, she was demanding top shelf!
She was well-prepared and positively basked in the swaddling comfort of friendly liberal audiences, especially since she now proudly sports the Bleeding Heart Victimhood Ribbon for having the good fortune to have been savaged by rightwingpig Rush Limbaugh.
Cost aside, the essence of Fluke's argument is that reproductive freedom requires free birth control. By the same logic, religious freedom requires kosher food subsidies, freedom of speech requires taxpayer-funded computers, and the right to keep and bear arms requires government-supplied guns. (Sandra Fluke’s Protection Racket)Progressives do not want to debate the real issue. They want to shut down the debate by silencing the opposition; nevermind that the left has a chauvinist pig infestation as well…
"female impersonator."That’s just a representative sample of the vile insults puked out by hating leftists upon conservative women. And only from one Michelle Malkin column. “They do it too,” is not an argument to justify anyone’s action, but rather to point out that the left is no better than the right in this regard.
Not an "authentic" female political candidate
“Mashed up bag of meat with lipstick”
"uninflected by the experiences of the female body."
"Now when I read her stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of (redacted) in her mouth. It vastly improves her prose."
"a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does"
a list of the top 10 conservative women who deserved to be "hate-f**ked."
The reason liberals have the upper hand is because they possess a well-oiled manufactured outrage machine and an abuse victim’s ability to justify their own patriarchal perverts doing scummy things like luring barely-legal star-struck interns into performing sexual favors upon them.
Breitbart catalogs the death threats against Limbaugh that Media Matters, Think Progress and other hate factories have inspired. They include threats of rape, murder, punching him in the throat, sticking a gun in his mouth, and a wide variety of the now ubiquitous heart attack fantasies.
Commenter Miss8S sums it up nicely:
Still more evidence of what happens when the criminally insane lead the mentally ill and emotionally fragile...Phony Outrage, Insincere Apology
As a gesture of friendship to the left, I want to introduce to them a column by liberal Michael Kinsley. I rarely agree with him, but I’ve always liked him and appreciated his quick mind and intellectual honesty. His sly look and verbal winks and nods lets us know he gets it, and he’s not falling for the propaganda, regardless of where it comes from…
About Limbaugh’s apology:
Well, of course he wasn’t sincere. And of course he was only apologizing to pacify advertisers -- who were getting pressured to pressure Limbaugh by these very critics.He goes on to say that these episodes leave the victim chastened and hobbled. My mind immediately turned to whipped dog Don Imus, who added his howling indignation to the manufactured outrage chorus, and is anyone surprised? As I heard local talk show host Peter Boyles say about those who have seen the light…
But any apology induced in these circumstances is almost by definition insincere. You can’t demand a public recantation and then expect sincerity along with the humble pie.
“Beware. Once they’ve found themselves, they will come looking for you.”Insincerity on Both Sides
These umbrage episodes that have become the principal narrative line of our politics are orgies of insincerity.
Of course, the insincerity is on both sides. The pursuers all pretend to be horrified and “saddened” by this unexpected turn of events. In fact, they are delighted. Why not? Their opponent has committed the cardinal political sin: a gaffe.Kinsley is a liberal in the best since of the word: a lover of liberty, but he’s an endangered species. His piece is a brilliant example of Voltaire’s principle: Kinsley abhors Limbaugh’s views on probably everything, but he defends his right to express them, probably keeping the old “Live by the sword, die by the sword” chestnut in mind. What a concept.
See also It’s Like Totally Different When a Liberal Does It