Rush Limbaugh has said it repeatedly this year, but I feel the need to restate it all the same: Republican women like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Michele Bachman seem to have the party’s spine these days.
Sure, John Boehner and his boys are talking a good talk now that they’re in power, but I really didn’t hear much from them during the actual elections.
Now don’t get me wrong, I hope they keep saying and doing the right things. But they can’t compare to the aforementioned women who stood up in defense of this nation when it wasn’t so easy to do so.
Right up there with those ladies, is Michelle Malkin. Even though she is merely a political commentator, she has been a never-failing fortitude of conservative principles, putting herself out there every week with hard-hitting facts and equally eye-opening conclusions.
If Malkin Agrees with me, I Suppose I’m OK
Michelle Malkin certainly didn’t let her readers down last week, when she posted her “post-election column.” I only read it this morning after my mother and sister recommended it to me, but it captures exactly what I’ve been saying for the last few days… just with more facts to back her opinion up. And if anything, she adds even more snark than I used.
Incidentally, I showed my younger brother Friday’s blog post title, and while he got a good laugh at it, he also told me that I was horrible for gloating like that. Two things, however, in my defense:
Number one, I’m perfectly willing to shake hands and make up if the liberal left would only offer to do so. They’re not though, so why not get a few kicks out the whole thing?
Number two, I wasn’t the one who posted Jon Stewart rally-goers making idiots out of themselves on my Facebook wall. That was all my brother, even after I tried to discourage him…
After all, how many people really know the term “Keynesian” these days? Yes, misreading “Keynesian” for “Kenyan” is pretty silly, I’ll agree, but still… those poor people are now captured on camera looking like idiots for posterity’s sake.
I don’t mind making fun of collective groups when they prove themselves unimaginably pathetic, but even I have to feel badly when it’s individuals looking like royal idiots. And no, politicians don’t count as individuals; they’re more like walking targets for my sarcastic but insightful criticism.
And the same goes for members of the media, be they Hollywood or fellow actors and propagandists (i.e. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, etc.)
But back to Michelle Malkin… In short, she’s amazing. But I’ll let her words speak for themselves…
Michelle Malkin: “Take Your Olive Branch and Shove It, Democrats”
“On the eve of a historic midterm election upheaval, President Barack Obama tried to walk back his gratuitous slap at Americans who oppose his radical progressive agenda. ‘I probably should have used the word ‘opponents’ instead of ‘enemies’ to describe political adversaries,’ Obama admitted Monday. ‘Probably’?
“Here is an ironclad certainty: It’s too little too late for the antagonist-in-chief to paper over two years of relentless Democratic incivility and hate toward his domestic ‘enemies.’ Voters have spoken: They’ve had enough. Enough of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s rhetorical abuse. Enough of his feints at bipartisanship. Whatever the final tally, this week’s turnover in Congress is a GOP mandate for legislative pugilism, not peace. Voters have had enough of big government meddlers ‘getting things done.’ They are sending fresh blood to the nation’s Capitol to get things undone.
“Just two short years ago, Obama campaigned as the transcendent unifier. ‘Young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled, Americans have sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of red states and blue states,’ he proclaimed. ‘We have been and always will be the United States of America.’
“It’s been an Us vs. Them freefall ever since.
“‘We don’t mind the Republicans joining us,’ Obama taunted a few weeks ago. ‘They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.’
“‘They’re counting on young people staying home and union members staying home and black folks staying home,’ the fear-mongering agent of hope and change jeered on the campaign trail last month.
“‘You would think they’d be saying thank you,’ he sneered last April, when millions turned out for the nationwide Tax Day tea party protests.
“‘I want them just to get out of the way’ and ‘don’t do a lot of talking,’ he scoffed in response to prescient critics of the federal trillion-dollar stimulus boondoggle.
“In addition to labeling GOP opponents of his open-borders policies ‘enemies’ who needed to be ‘punished’ by Latino voters, Obama accused them — that is, us — of lacking patriotism. ‘Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values,’ he told viewers of the Spanish-language network Univision.
“Democratic leaders have taken their cue from Team Obama’s persistent politics of polarization.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called vocal citizens who protested the federal health care takeover bill during the town hall revolts of 2009 ‘un-American,’ too. Remember? ‘These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American,’ Pelosi and Hoyer blasted in an op-ed piece for USA Today last summer. ‘Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.’
“This from the woman who called for a vengeful government investigation of grassroots opponents of the Ground Zero mosque.
“Obama’s pal Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, whom the president hailed as an ‘outstanding’ member of Congress, accused Republicans of wanting elderly people to ‘die quickly’ and of presiding over a ‘holocaust in America.”’ Vice President Joe Biden hailed Grayson as a ‘guy who doesn’t back away from a fight, and doesn’t back down from what he believes in’ and told him at a fundraiser: ‘We owe you one, buddy.’ No mention of Grayson’s smear of a female Federal Reserve adviser as a ‘K Street whore.’
"In California, entrenched incumbent jerk Pete Stark derided immigration enforcement activists at a town hall by asking: ‘Who are you going to kill today?’ To an elderly constituent who opposed the health care bill, Stark retorted: ‘I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.’
“As voters who have been maligned by the ruling majority as stupid, unwashed, racist, selfish and violent headed to the polls Tuesday, Democrats released ‘talking points’ attacking Republican leaders who ‘are not willing to compromise.’ But ‘no compromise’ is exactly the message that un-American Americans delivered to Washington this campaign season:
“No more compromising deals behind closed doors.
“No more compromising bailouts in times of manufactured crisis.
“No more compromising conservative principles for D.C. party elites.
“No more compromising the American economy for left-wing special interests.
“No more compromising transparency and ethics for bureaucratic self-preservation.
“Let us be clear, in case it hasn’t fully sunk into the minds of Obama and the trash-talking Democrats yet: You can take your faux olive branch and shove it.