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Monday, November 26, 2012

Typical Progressive Bigotry, Misogyny and Racism

The NY Daily News began its week with a nasty opinion column by Jazz critic and progressive bigot Stanly Crouch. In only 605 words he manages to bash every conservative as some sort of liar and or nut job.

He begins by describing African-American Rep. Allen West, an imposing and muscular Tea Party hawk (a phrase which if used by conservative would be considered racist). He then went on to call West a shrill descendant of Joe McCarthy who is falsely claiming voter irregularities in his reelection defeat (perhaps I missed it, but I don't remember the Crouch column-throwing names at his fellow progressives who still claim the 2000 presidential election was stolen). 

The syndicated columnist believes voter fraud is a fiction made up by Fox News (please don't tell Mr. Crouch about ACORNs many convictions for voter fraud or the real examples of voter fraud exposed by people such as Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe and others).  Rather than attack the evidence, Crouch just attacks the people with name-calling.


“The big waste of GOP money on candidates like West, Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana (not to mention good old Mitt Romney himself) rose into a mushroom cloud of massive disaster.

Unlike the cloud predicted by Condoleezza Rice if we did not wage war in Iraq, this destructive cloud came up in a very illuminating way.

Crouch closes with:
“Things keep getting bad for our national liars. The rednecks of all colors may end up being asked to leave the party, and then we might have a real political debate that engages in ideas, not factoids.”

In the Soviet Union some of the people who disagreed with the governing regime were placed in insane asylums as punishment.  Their rationale was anyone who disagreed with the "perfect government system" had to be crazy. 

The progressives in the mainstream media like Crouch take a similar tact.  If you disagree with or try to blunt their agenda you are crazy, racist, getting paid off by either the Koch Brothers or (if you believe columnists at the Huffington Post or Daily Kos) the worldwide Jewish conspiracy which controls the government, banks and/or media. There is even less tolerance given to people who belong to traditional Democratic party skewing minorities such as African-Americans, Latinos, Jews and women (women are actually a majority but I will include them here). 

Examples of the above include the attacks directed toward Sarah Palin who dared to be a feminist and a Conservatism or Michele Backmann. Its not that the media and politicians attacked their policies or ideas, that would be OK, but these women were attacked personally as were their families (something off-limits when talking about the President).

The Huffington Post runs columns by MJ Rosenberg who repeatedly has suggested the Jews control Congress and the Media and American Jews who are conservative politically are not loyal to the United States. When Joe Lieberman dared to run as an independent against a progressive challenger he was attacked with anti-Semitic slurs leading former counsel to President Clinton, Lanny Davis to write in the Wall Street Journal

 "I came to believe that we liberals couldn't possibly be so intolerant and hateful, because our ideology was famous for ACLU-type commitments to free speech, dissent and, especially, tolerance for those who differed with us. Now in the closing days of the Lieberman primary campaign, I have reluctantly concluded that I was wrong."

I have been personally attacked by Media Matters for America as a "Jew-Basher" for writing commentary with which they did not agree. 

Marco Rubio made the mistake of having Cuban parents and being proud of his heritage, so he was attacked as being an idiot or a religious freak because of this interview question in GQ's December issue, which came all of a sudden not as part of a conversation:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.

Rubio did a great job of answering the question but it was an obvious attempt to saddle the Florida Senator with the "right wing extremist" "anti-science" tag. After all, the Senator is a progressive’s worst nightmare, young, smart, Latino and Conservative.

People who disagree with Obama are racists, or accused of using racist code words such as "Chicago" which was recently claimed to be a racist buzz word by MSNBC talking head Chris Matthews as was the words; Chair, Juan and of course the term "food stamp president" because Matthews assumes that everyone on food stamps is black.

A chant we heard during the election is that GOP-sponsored voter ID laws were all racist, designed to suppress the minority vote, even though it they are designed to protect the voting power of all Americans, not just the Caucasian ones.

Rep. West is attacked as a crazy right-winger because he has the nerve to be an African American who is conservative on the issues.

The progressives never complained about West's conservatism during the 21 years the Lt. Col was in the Army protecting the their families from harm.  They thought Allen West was sane when he was earning the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; and other medals of recognition defending this country.

These same progressives have been attacking conservatives as racist for calling Susan Rice a liar for going on TV and misleading the country, but none of them bothered to condemn the liberal politicians who called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell liars about Iraq (and their excuses were exactly the same, they relied on the intelligence).

And to the progressive name-callers such as Crouch, people of all colors are misogynists if they are pro-life.

If the left ever wants to have a real debate on issues and policies it's time for them to attack our positions with facts, not with names.   Richard Murdock was not a big waste of time because of his position on abortion (which was twisted by the MSM) and neither was Todd Akin. And Lt. Col. Allen West, who is not only a war hero but also an incredibly decent person, certainly was not a waste of money. And by the way, West is a very smart man, not simply a stereotypical muscular African-American athletic-type who is also a McCarthy-ite.


Conservatives are not liars because they believe the United States doesn't have a revenue problem--we have a spending problem. They aren’t trying to suppress minority voting with voter ID laws, but are trying to suppress voting by people who have no right to vote and to make sure everyone else votes just once. That goes for both Republicans and Democrats.

As for Stanley Crouch he is acting the part of the progressive, attacking people with names and nastiness instead of debating the merits of individual policy.  Sadly there are more people like Crouch in the mainstream media than honest policy defenders. It is those progressives who are the vast majority of the people in the media who are causing the great political divide in this country.

1 comment:

SusieLibertarian said...

Great article and Kudos to you for calling the hypocrite out on his article. Made my blood boil!

“The big waste of GOP money on candidates like West, Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana (not to mention good old Mitt Romney himself) rose into a mushroom cloud of massive disaster."

It was hardly a disaster. Obama won, but it wasn't easy for him. It was actually a close race. If we didn't have electoral votes, Romney would have won by a landslide. I guess the GOP is too dignified to ask for a recount, but there were many reports of fraud - especially in battleground states.