Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm Shocked, Shocked To Find That Incivility Is Going On In Here

Longtime conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker wrote last week asking Sarah Palin to bow out from the ticket. She has since received a mountain of hate mail and now professes to understand the Dixie Chicks' frustration at being targeted for expressing personal convictions. (She also lost a profitable conservative speaking gig, so now she really appreciates the power of right wing enforcement.)

In fact she now proclaims :

…when we decide that a person is a traitor and should die for having an opinion different from one’s own, we cross into territory that puts all freedoms at risk.

So maybe she does get it. AT LONG LAST!

Conservatives have accused liberals of figurative viciousness, but conservatives seem to have the edge in that as well as the literal variety. Kathleen Parker is now receiving actual threats from Conservatives in addition to the expressed wish that Parker herself had been aborted all those years ago. ( How do you like that for sticking with one's principles?)

From Blue Texan at firedoglake (source for the great pic above too) we have the following:
So let's review: Parker flings two decades worth of poo at liberals, including the suggestion that the entire field of Democratic presidential nominees [2004] be assassinated, and never reports getting hateful vicious threats. She then writes a single column suggesting Sarah Palin should step down and receives a box full' o' hate.

The big surprise in all of this is that Parker is surprised by the hate, after all those years spent mongering, herself. And I thought all conservatives knew about that sewing and reaping thing.


djinn said...

Oh, Kerfuffler, the heart and soul of Conservatism is cluelessness about anyone, or thing, other than yourself. For example, you would never ever catch a conservative offering a fruit fly a nice Chianti.

All my (and my winged buddies) best,

Steve said...

karma is a bitch!