A Lesson For Liberals To Learn
By now, you may have heard about the Left’s latest attack on women. The short story is that a Democrat strategist said Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life”, despite the fact that she beat cancer and raised 5 children. It’s gotten so bad that even David Axelrod has distanced himself from what she said.
The strategist in question is Hilary Rosen, and she wasted little time in backtracking her statement. Here it is from CNN.com. One thing she said that stuck out to me was this:
Spare me the faux anger from the right who view the issue of women’s rights and advancement as a way to score political points. When it comes to supporting policies that would actually help women, their silence has been deafening. I don’t need lectures from the RNC on supporting women and fighting to increase opportunities for women; I’ve been doing it my whole career.
Here’s what I think Hilary doesn’t realize: The anger she faced on Twitter and in email last night was not from the “RNC”. It was from normal, hard working Americans who, themselves, don’t have much good to say about the RNC. Liberals don’t seem to realize that just because people vote against progressive policies, it doesn’t mean that they’re in agreement with the Republican Elites. (or whatever you’d like to call the RNC)
I think Liberals (and even Republicans) would do well to realize that the political landscape is changing, and what she was dealing with last night was Americans, not just some arm of a political party.
Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, and various other tools on the Internet, you have people participating in political discussions who used to be part of the “silent majority”. Hilary Rosen is fooling herself, if she thinks that she only risks the ire of the Republican National Committee.
An excellent point, and one I think practically ALL conservatives/libertarians will agree with. I voted for Romney in the primary, but not because I think he’s the perfect Reagan replacement. Even Reagan wasn’t a perfect conservative, so I won’t waste my time expecting one to materialize. We just have to do the best we can, which is, after all, a conservative principle. Perfection is simply impossible, therefore try your best and that will have to be good enough. Right now a slow-walking liberal like Dole or a lukewarm conservative like Bush would be infinitely preferable to Obama.
The RNC makes no decisions for me. I don’t know of any conservative that checks the RNC’s opinion on anything. Usually the RNC is following us, not the other way around. Those who voted for Romney, like me, may be wrong in our judgment, but WE OURSELVES made that judgement. I studied the candidates myself, and concluded all on my own that Romney would be the best choice of the lot, and I didn’t make that decision until a week before I sent in my ballot.
This Rosen is coming to this battle of wits unarmed. I pity her invincible ignorance and bigotry.