Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Liberals Protect Their (Misogynist) Own

Lawrence Meyers over at Breitbart wrote an excellent story on the double standards of the left as it pertains to how the left protects their "misogynist own", but have the nerve and unmitigated gull to shake their finger at the right when someone like Rush Limbaugh was using absurdity to respond to absurdity over the Sandra Fluke story. When they point their finger at us, we need to immediately hold a mirror up facing back into their direction.

I have no idea the context in which Rush Limbaugh made the statements he did about Ms. Sandra Fluke. For the purposes of this discussion, however, I’m interpreting those statements in the worst possible light. As such, I utterly condemn them. Mr. Limbaugh has done the right thing by apologizing.

What has subsequently dismayed (but not surprised) me is how some of my Liberal friends have reacted when confronted with the hateful comments made by Bill Maher and other Liberal personalities.

These include, but are not limited to, the following (warning: graphic language follows):

Bill Maher called Sarah Palin the "C" word and a "dumb twat." Ed Schultz of MSNBC called conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut." Keith Olbermann said Conservative woman writer S.E. Cupp, "…should have been aborted by her parents.” He also called Michelle Malkin a "mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick." Matt Taibbi wrote, “When I read [Malkin’s] stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.”

I asked on my Facebook page: “To all women rightly offended by Limbaugh’s statements, what do you think of these statements”?

Now, the replies are not anywhere close to a scientific survey. However, I was dismayed that only two women condemned the statements regardless of who said them. I had very few other replies from women. Most of the rest were from men who are either self-proclaimed Liberals or called themselves “moderates.”

The most interesting thing about the discussions that followed was that these respondents did everything but condemn Maher. They twisted themselves into pretzels by claiming that I was trying to demonstrate a moral equivalency when there isn’t one.

Another friend, when asked about how he condemned Limbaugh but not Maher when Maher’s comments were pointed out, said that he was just expressing his opinion and he doesn’t feel the need to be fair. Another said that the comments are somehow acceptable because while Ms. Fluke wasn’t a public figure, these other women are.

But you know what nobody said? Not a single person began by saying something akin to, “The comments by these other men about these women are inexcusable, hateful, misogynist, disgusting, in poor taste, etc etc.” and then launching into whatever other thing they wanted to say. Even after pointing this out to them, they still droned on without condemning these statements.

That tells me that they 1) think those statements are fine because they are made about Conservative women, 2) that they can’t bring themselves to admit that one of their own is saying the same horrible stuff about women, or 3) they don’t actually even recognize how awful those words are – the subconsciously ingrained hate that defines racists.

I finally got one to admit: Actually, I have a hard time considering it misogyny when we are talking about Palin, Ingraham and Malkin. The nasty poison spewed by these gals makes pay back just a price for the BS they spread all over the internet and the airwaves. Unlike Ms. Fluke, they are public figures.

Most distressing was the lack of women who responded. Women jumped at the chance to defend other women who want free contraception, and they’ll throw themselves in front of a train to protect abortion rights, but when a Liberal male makes hateful comments about Conservative women they are nowhere to be found.

And that’s the saddest thing of all, for women everywhere.


Blogger Joe Conservative said...

The misogynists on the left, Maher, Colbert, Stewart, et al, ALL get passes from the feminazi's in return for supporting the uber whacko Pelosi, Clinton, Boxer androphobes.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that old saying, "you should never judge a book by its cover"? Well, that is what the left has been doing for a long time.

Let's see how the left would react when I give my interpretation about Michelle Obama.

To me, she looks like a bitch; an angry black woman who has a lot of baggage on her shoulder, whom for years blamed "whitey" for her problems. She is a gold digger. She would not spend her government subsidize allowance for her extravagant trips. Instead she would rather spend her trips with the taxpayer money.

Oh, I know I'm probably going to get a lot of angry responses from progressives who would go out their way to defend "Sweet Michelle" and demand that I show present some evidence about how I described Ms Obama.

Tell you what, how about you people on the left provide some proof that conservative women like Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham are bitches, sluts, whores and other redundant words you could think of. If not, then shut the hell up!

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Liberals Protect Their (Misogynist) Own"

I remember years ago when former NBA star and New York Knicks head coach Isaiah Thomas during his sexual harassment lawsuit, he admitted that it was okay to refer any white woman as a bitch but it's not tolerable if a white man were to call a black woman a bitch.

But when asked if it was wrong for a black man to call black women bitches, Thomas said that it didn't bother him much and he could not make any distinctions.

Isaiah Thomas, whom I used to have respect for during is playing days, is a hypocrite and a racist and does not give a damn about white people. He never had any respect for Larry Bird as his Olympic Dream Team teammate.

What's interesting was that I've seen blacks come to his defense and to explain that if a black man were to call a black woman a bitch, well...it's a "black thing".

So, when it comes to the left calling conservative women bitches and whores, etc. maybe it's a "liberal thing". I'm almost starting to believe it.

5:30 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

Anon;"To me, she looks like a bitch; an angry black woman who has a lot of baggage on her shoulder, whom for years blamed "whitey" for her problems. She is a gold digger".

Fine.....(sarcasm ahead)

Lets say everybody's right. The first lady is a bitch, and all other liberal women are sluts and whores. How about your mother? Your wife? Your sister? Hell, all conservative women are bitches, sluts and whores! Now that's real misogyny isn't it?

So who's the misogynist, me or you? Of course you'd say me, yet I'd say you!

What's happened is that Americans have become too divided on social issues. The vitriol from BOTH SIDES is getting way to personal. It doesn't matter who started it. What matters is who has the courage to stop it....

12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Refreshing. Found it while doing a Google search for the article in The Daily Beast. Sent your March 6 entry to a VERY liberal friend who drives me nuts with his skewed view of politics. He immediately jumped on this phrase "unmediated gull" and ridiculed it. Did you purposely misspell? (It should be unmitigated gall.) Please change it regardless. It detracts from the otherwise excellent entry.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Eddie said...

"What's happened is that Americans have become too divided on social issues. The vitriol from BOTH SIDES is getting way to personal. It doesn't matter who started it. What matters is who has the courage to stop it...."

And you lefties are making it worse by implementing big government ideas that create class division and social programs that prove to break up families and place everyone in a stupid category while stripping freedoms away. You guys started it and only the ones who follow the constitution, limited government and free market can stop it. You guys make it personal more then anyone. The very idea of a modern liberal making any issue public and having government involved to save everyone makes it an open personal issue and therefore creates the open public conflicts. Heaven forbid you ever study real history and figure all this out.

7:31 PM  

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