Prepare yourself for a false equivalency ride heretofore unseen.
An angry, spewing Dana Loesch took to her radio show today to work herself into a lather where she accused Democrats of “using women as prostitutes for votes” but not sticking up for conservative women when the titular head of the Democratic Party, Bill Maher, calls Sarah Palin a slutty flight attendant but when Rush Limbaugh apologizes for saying something mean, a congressional hearing is called. And why? You must be asking yourself WHY such an injustice can be allowed to stand! Well, it’s because liberals are “latter day fascists.” Doh. Also, the unfairness! But liberals need to stop “waaa!”
Listen here courtesy of Media Matters if you haven’t eaten yet this morning:
Dana equated Bill Maher to Rush Limbaugh and then got angry that Michelle Obama appeared on David Letterman’s show, because you know, no one goes on David Letterman; he is a known Son of Satan who once made a very poor joke about Bristol Palin, who had been humiliating herself globally as an Abstinence Only spokeswoman whilst carrying around her adorable baby, and that was before she dressed in a gorilla suit for Dancing with the Stars and then chased the Palin family drug reality TV.
Then when liberal women like Sandra Fluke (notice how Dana puts her in the liberal camp just because she spoke up as a representative of young women in law school in regards to the expense of birth control? Keep up the big tent, conservatives!) gets called dirty names by Rush Limbaugh, the real Don of the Republican Party (I’ve never heard Bill Maher speak at a CPAC type function or call himself the titular head of the Democratic Party or force elected Democrats to apologize to him when they disagree with him), Dana thinks some congressional hearing was called by the liberal first amendment fascists.
All of this liberal vileness adds up to Democrats using women like prostitutes because Democrats don’t care about women at all, according to Dana. Poor Dana, she must not ever get out of her Hate Chamber and breathe the real air, wherein the rest of the world has access to this thing called facts and records. Oh, the sordid trail of facts tells quite a different story and maybe one day Dana can get a kind Democrat to sit down and read to her from the Republican Record of Legislation against Women, and maybe if that Democrat is super patient, they will explain to her what legislation is and why it is referred to as the party’s “actions” that speak much louder than Dana could ever scream.
The right wing nut jobs (aka: “pundits” and “political analysis” contributors) think if they whine loudly enough with their false equivalencies, no one will be able to hear the sound of the air going out of the Republican Party.
Dana is gainfully employed on CNN, where they chase tea crazy like it’s 2010. This sad little experiment has resulted in failure and a tainted reputation, but like all mainstream media outlets run by bottom line, fear-based thinking, this won’t sink in until they’ve franchised hate to every home in America in a desperate attempt to copy Fox News.
As for Dana’s logic, if she’s waiting for responsible people to condemn hate speech, she might be pleased to know that we share that value. We’re waiting for CNN to condemn Dana’s extremist and inaccurate depiction of all liberals and the Democratic Party, but we aren’t holding our breath, because unlike Dana, we’re used to it by now. CNN might wish to acquaint themselves with the moderate Democratic Party platform based upon equal opportunity for all and ask themselves the same question we’ve been dying to hear someone ask any Republican, “Can you define Fascism and give a specific example of an Obama policy that meets that description?”
Meanwhile, women are fleeing the Republican Party and supporting Obama in record numbers. And that little fact is exactly why you hear Dana Loesch freaking out on her radio show. This endless shrieking is the sound of conservatives realizing not only are they the minority, but they are now the fringe. Instead of facing themselves in the mirror, they are doing what all crazy people do; projecting their own faults onto others.
It was, after all, the Republican Party who tried to run a woman as a set of ovaries to ensnare real politician Hillary Clinton’s supporters. It was the Republican Party who put Michael Steele in charge of the RNC after Obama was elected, not because Steele was qualified to do the job (they couldn’t wait to get rid of him), but because he was African American. To the Republican Party, minorities are no different than the white male corporate whores they get to puppeteer for them. Just another gimmick to get you to vote against your own financial interest.
Every time you hear conservatives going nuts, and you’re going to hear it daily now, just remember this is their swan squeal. They’ve out-fringed themselves, out-teaed themselves, and undone the Republican Party. And now that they’re starting to realize it, just like a child, it’s everyone else’s fault. Cue the temper tantrums and projection.
Get your raincoats and ear plugs ready, you’re going to need them.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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