Like the insane General Jack D. Ripper in the movie Dr. Strangelove who famously attributes his sexual impotence to unseen forces who “sap his precious bodily fluids”, so the Left is ginning up the unhinged paranoia and hatred for all things Palin with her recent appearance in NY City.
Any reasonable person upon seeing and hearing Sarah Palin would conclude that she is an attractive woman of above average intelligence who has accomplished a great deal in her 44 years. For wide swaths of the Left however her ordinariness and mainstream religious beliefs signal a hidden agenda to transform this 233 year old vibrant representative democracy into a theocratic dictatorship resembling something out of “The Handmaid’s Tale“. You would think that so called feminists could at least acknowledge her intellect and political acumen as a woman while at the same time disagreeing with her political philosophy. Instead they act like she is some sort of traitor to her gender out to steal the very essence of their “womynhood”. Of course self described feminists such as these that I run into every day living near very blue Seattle are not really women at all other than in a strictly biological sense. They can be more accurately described as Leftists who happen to have a uterus and when cut bleed pure political ideology rather than the red stuff like the rest of us.
There has been much talk lately about the desire for civil discourse between those with differing political ideologies but how do you debate the issues with someone when their opening salvo consists of “I don’t have to listen to your views or defend my own as you are an evil idiot and not worthy of debate”. I’m listening for ideas but am not very optimistic. Living and working among the blue I have mostly taken to just keeping my mouth shut when politics comes up while in “polite” company.