Urbin Report

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Color me not surprised

Becky, over at Just a Girl in Shorts talking about Whatever, makes the following observation.

Almost all of the homophobic and misogynistic comments have come from those who are politically left of center.

She claims that "some might find [this observation] strange."
I don't. Those to the Right of Center tend to debate the facts and issues.
Most of the vile, personal attacks in the last decade have come from the left.
Ya sure, you can find exceptions, but as a general rule of thumb, it's pretty damn accurate.

Becky continues:
...quite frequently liberals get downright offensive. They got me banned from Digg, and about a year ago this angry little liberal dude tried to drive me out of business, by hooking up with some kindred brats and reporting me to Google Adsense, the Huffington Post and various forums—posted nonstop vile trash (actually bordering on constitutionally unprotected pornography ) in the comment sections, and sent out tons of spam informing the blogosphere what a depraved bitch I am.

With time, that ended, but every week, at least one of these adolescent liberal brats gets into it—either by commenting here or making their witty observations on their own blog or some other forum—or just sending me a little personal nastygram.
My conservative readers will often say things like “I disagree with you only about fifty percent of the time, but...” or “I don't always agree with you, but...” I find you intelligent, well reasoned, amusing, interesting, entertaining, etc.

But these liberal juvenile delinquents, before they leave the blog forever, will often tag the comment section with some vile intolerant remarks, along with a couple of progressive slogans or talking points.

Let's review some recent history.

Obama supporters shut down dissenting blogs in a direct attack on the First Amendment.

Surrendercrat Cindy Sheehan had her tires slashed for daring to run against democrat House leader Nancy Pelosi.

Mary Katharine Ham tells of her personal experience with the hateful left
Why did I deserve it? Because I’m conservative, and to my liberal acquaintances, “conservative” is interchangeable with any number of fun words, like racist, homophobe, warmonger, and bigot. Even my best liberal friends have refuse to let go of these one-dimensional definitions despite the fact that a three-dimensional specimen has been disproving all of them throughout our friendship. So much for nuance.

In short, I deserved it because I’m a conservative (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.) And when you’re dealing with people as dastardly as conservatives, anything goes.
Suddenly, racism was an acceptable political tool. Jokes about Mammies and big-lipped caricatures were en vogue. Most of us got the memo that our culture deems these kind of attacks to be about as reprehensible as they get. Liberal cartoonists and commentators got that memo too. But there was no retraction from them, and not a peep from the NAACP or NOW.

Why no outrage? Because Condi deserved it. She’s a conservative, you know.

Let's go back to the 2004 election
The tires of at least 30 cars and vans rented by the Republican Party to carry voters to the polls were slashed, Milwaukee police said this morning. The discovery was made at 6:30 a.m., said Sgt. Mark Wroblewski.

The rental cars were parked near a GOP office in the 7100 block of W. Capitol Dr. Wroblewski said "at least" 30 cars were disabled. At least one tire was slashed and in some cases, all four tires were cut. Detectives were on the scene, the sergeant said. Police had no suspects in custody as of 8 a.m.

The tire slashers turned out to be "liberal" democrats who felt that those who didn't agree with them didn't deserve the basic Civil Right of voting.

Also from the 2004 election
A Kerry/Edwards supports takes a Bush/Cheney sign from a 3 year old girl and tears it up. He looks pretty damn proud of himself today.

Becky strikes me as being a pretty observant person. She shouldn't be surprised by the behavior she described by the so-called "liberals" who perform the drive by hate speech attacks on her.