By Ashley Hammond:
We’ve all seen it – the Internet meme floating around that compares conservative women to liberal women. Piers Morgan is featured on the “liberal women” side. After a nasty tweet was sent out by Keith Olbermann to a female acquaintance of mine, I made the suggestion that he belonged on the liberal side – right beside Rachel Maddow. The following is his response:
I responded to this comment, noting, “D’aw, cute.” Mr. Olbermann responded by saying, “No, seriously.” A few of my followers chimed in, attempting to defend me. Mr. Olbermann’s response? “She started it.”
Mr. Olbermann’s juvenile antics aside, this is something that is not uncommon among liberals. The thing about liberals is they’re quick to defend their actions with one hand, while using the other to tout themselves as the party of equality, tolerance and, of course, women’s rights. The tiny asterisk beside all of that, however, is that you have to agree with them.
Sure, I’ve met a handful of people on the left who are open to debate without resorting to name-calling. However, the majority of leftists have come to believe that they must insult their opponents, rather than actually debate. Olbermann’s timeline is only the tip of the iceberg with regard to the dirty tactics and double standard of the left.
In my time on Twitter, I’ve been subject to many attakcs. When a liberal has nothing left to argue, they’ve taken to insulting my looks, my body and, more recently, mocking the death of my mother. The following was a comment left on a blog I wrote about my father – a Marine Corps veteran who, at the time, was in the hospital.
I learned early on in life to grow a thick skin, so these insults have not had a huge impact on me. Making a mockery of my mother’s death, however, crossed the line. She is not here to defend herself – which, I’ve discovered, makes her the perfect target for this party of tolerance and acceptance.
Again, however, this is a party that touts the successes of Sandra Fluke while poking fun at Sarah Palin’s son Trig. These people believe in equality, so long as you agree with them. They believe in allowing women to be strong and powerful, so long as those women don’t speak out against them. Yet, when election time rolls around, they are quick to call republicans out as hypocrites and womanizers, sexists and homophobes.
I’ve noted before that conservatives need to stop allowing this blatant double standard to continue. We need to – in the words of the NRA – stand and fight. This is not a call to start insulting every democrat we encounter. Rather, we need to start exposing the party of equality and tolerance for what it is – a party of conditional equality; conditional acceptance.
Keith Olbermann – and others like him – can continue to make sexist and nasty comments all they want. I can overcome whatever physical shortcomings they believe I have. They, however, will always be just what they are – prime examples of the tolerance, equality and acceptance that can be found on the left.
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