June 28, 2011
When It's OK for Liberals to Demonize the 'Other'
In its feature piece on presidential candidate and Tea Party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), The Weekly Standard makes the obvious point: there is something about Bachmann and Sarah Palin that sends liberals crazy. What unites Bachmann and Palin, above all, is the contempt with which they are treated by liberals. "I'm just mocked and marginalized, Sarah Palin is mocked and marginalized," Bachmann told me. "If you are unashamed and vocal about your position as a conservative, that's what happens. That's what happened to Reagan, that's what happened to Newt Gingrich, that's what happens to anyone who's not afraid to be a conservative. It's part of the job." So that's why Chris Wallace of FoxNews thinks it's OK to ask Bachmann if she's a flake. It's strange that our liberal friends should be set on mocking and marginalizing conservative woman politicians. After all, every liberal has been taught to a fare-thee-well about the ethical outrage of marginalization. It's at...(Read Full Article)