One of the classic techniques of abusive douchebags everywhere is to use their victims’ own sense of decency against them – the abuser spins his (or her) side of the story in such a way as to make the victim feel guilty for the feelings of righteous indignation that well up every time said victim is treated like crap. It’s surprisingly effective.
Leftists have been using that same tactic for years now, usually as a means of shutting people up with whom they disagree, although sometimes it seems they do it just for kicks. Again, it’s surprisingly effective. The only drawback to this method (well, other than the fact that using it means you’re a moral sinkhole) is the possibility that your victim could some day wise up to your shenanigans, recover his or her lost dignity, and stop simply bending over and taking it.
Much to the Left’s chagrin and bemusement, we conservatives seem to have reached that point, and liberals have lately been finding themselves on the wrong end of the big elbow of karma. Soledad O’Brien learned this fact the hard way, though it seems the Obama administration’s new media team is still trying to find a Twitter hashtag that’s impervious to conservative hijacking. (Keep trying, guys! I’m sure you’ll find one!)
The latest recipient of the big elbow of karma is Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen – and oh, what a mighty fine elbow it’s been! After the TwitterStorm that proceeded her inane, mean-spirited, and self-contradictory remarks about Ann Romney (“I say women are worried about the economy. Ann Romney agrees that women are worried about the economy. Ann Romney is clearly the laziest, most out-of-touch person to walk the face of the earth! What the hell does she know?!”), Rosen has managed to stick not only her other foot, but also both arms into her mouth for good measure. Obama cronies are tossing her under the bus left and right, with even Obama himself referring to Rosen, a person who has been to the White House more times than David Petraeus, as “some woman.” It’s to the point where even Joe Biden has got to be embarrassed for her.
Well, perhaps not.
After Ms. Rosen’s non-apology (“What I said was dumb. But you people are total meanies for pointing that out, so let’s call it a draw.”) failed to elicit the false sense of shame that liberals are used to employing as a means of shutting decent people up, her camp had to resort to drastic measures. All the people who were still talking to Rosen started screaming in unison, “She’s a lesbian! You can’t pick on her! Stop it!” As though homosexuality is suddenly exactly like the safe place in a game of tag.
Yeah. Tammy Bruce got a hell of a laugh out of that one.
The best part: This all happened in a matter of roughly twenty-four hours. It’s almost like those of us who haven’t bought into all that whiny victimhood-is-empowerment crap – you know, normal people – are thoroughly sick of watching self-important snobs like Hilary Rosen take dump after dump on the most fundamental unit of society: the family. It’s as though we’ve had it with the flagrant double-standards that the Left holds so dear. Who knew that we bitter clingy rube-ish slack-jawed yokels would have the temerity to stand against those hallowed, self-proclaimed smarty-pantses on TV?
Who knew that self-implosion could come so swiftly to a member of a movement completely devoid of substance?
And who knew it would be so awfully entertaining? Personally, I’m waiting with bated breath for when Rosen’s PR firm hires Chris Crocker to do another YouTube video, this time on Rosen’s behalf.
Karma is fun! Popcorn?
@angelaisms is happy to share her popcorn on Twitter.