I've noticed a reoccurring phenomenon over the last year. If someone criticizes Sarah Palin (her belief that the earth is 6000 years old, that every sperm is sacred, that she's proud of being a red neck, that teens who get pregnant have no choice but to carry their child to term, that gays threaten marriage, that she can see Russia, that she reads 'all' the newspapers and magazines) then the criticizer is "sexist" or "elitist" or "out of touch with average Americans". If someone points out the ridiculousness of Michelle Bachmann (her statements that FEMA re-education camps are being built, that the liberals are coming to git yer guns, that the Obama administration wants us to move to the Euro or some UN currency) then those persons are enemies of freedom, socialists, liberal elite, etc. If Condalezza Rice's lack of spine and integrity are noted, then it is racist.
But if you attack Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Madeline Albright, Mary Landrieu, Claire McCaskill, Jeanne Shaheen then you are an upstanding American, fighting the liberal elite, not putting up with an 'uppity woman' who is being 'a bitch' and who 'doesn't know her place'.
The double standard is remarkable, stark, hypocritical, ridiculous, but all to prevalent in America today.
1 year ago