Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More Conservative Bullshit

Via Peggy Noonan on the WSJ.com

blahblahblah can't pick on Palin blahblahblah sexism blahblahblah.
And then this gem:

"For one thing, you assume evangelical Christians will be appalled and left agitated by the circumstances of Mrs. Palin's daughter. But modern American evangelicals are among the last people who'd judge her harshly. It is the left that is about to go crazy with Puritan judgments; it is the right that is about to show what mellow looks like. Religious conservatives know something's wrong with us, that man's a mess. They are not left dazed by the latest applications of this fact. "This just in – there's a lot of sinning going on out there" is not a headline they'd understand to be news.

So the media's going to wait for the Christian right to rise up and condemn Mrs. Palin, and they're not going to do it because it's not their way, and in any case her problems are their problems. Christians lived through the second half of the 20th century, and the first years of the 21st. They weren't immune from the culture, they just eventually broke from it, or came to hold themselves in some ways apart from it. I think the media will explain the lack of condemnation as "Republican loyalty" and "talking points." But that's not what it will be."

I do not know WHAT conservative evangelicals Noonan knows, but the ones around here are the biggest bunch of hypocrites on God's green earth.

They would be savaging this family if they were Democrats.

Fucking hypocrites.

UPDATE:

Noonan on open mic.

Peggy Noonan, I knew you were too smart to buy the bullshit you Republicans are shoveling...

and just let me say I think the Schadenfreude is so good I just want to roll around in it.

1 comment:

Vintage Sue said...

I was gonna send you the link to the Noonan open mic, but you beat me to it. This convention is nauseating.

P.S. I'm betting Palin doesn't last 3 weeks. Whoops, she's on now....

XOX