Was I the only one who found it hysterically funny that Nancy Pelosi, after building a political career on the cult of victimhood — especially women’s victimhood — is now snapping at all those well-trained victimized women to give it up and get with the program?
“I think that women, we have to get away from the politics of victim. This is about you go out there and you fight,” she said. “I think that what Hillary Clinton did was tremendous for the country. She has kicked open many doors, which now we have to bring many more women through, millions more women through. My being speaker of the House was breaking the marble ceiling in Congress, which is hard. Sen. Clinton [had] a bigger challenge to run for president of the United States. What we have to do now is say, we have to translate that not just for individuals, but for all women.”
It’s nice to see the victim concept step out from behind the curtain. As you and I have long realized, it has nothing to do with ones actual status, and everything to do with where one stands vis-a-vis the Democratic Party and its goals.
(As a by the way, I’ve been reading a delightful book about Einstein, and I’ve learned a lot of about the theory of relativity. I can assure you, therefore, that when Einstein talked about relativity, he wasn’t contemplating whether the Democratic Party thought you were for it or against it.)
On the same trained dog theory, is it any surprise that Barack Obama, running for President of this land, is trying to terrorize TV stations into pulling an ad reminding people of his close ties to a terrorist? When you’re a Leftist, you never fight ideas with ideas (or with truth), you just bring in the big guns. Of course, given that the truth, for Obama, can only hurt him, it’s probably not surprising that he’s opting for bullying and threats in the face of a very damaging ad.
Here’s one more piece of food for thought about that Ayers ad. The same news article that describes Obama’s bullying tactics contains this line: “Obama has denounced Ayers’ past activities.” All well and good, but please note that Ayers himself has never apologized or expressed remorse. To the contrary: He’s proud of what he did, wishes he’d done more, and believes that the “in-America” terrorist fight should continue. Given that Ayers is unrepentent, who cares that Obama has “denounced” the acts he committed in the 1960s? What matters is that Obama is completely comfortable with someone who continues to hold radical, violent anti-American views. Again, sometimes you just can’t untrain Pavlov’s dog.
UPDATE: I knew I’d seen the Ayers ad somewhere, but couldn’t find it. Power Line has a copy running, though, so here it is. So far as I know, there is nothing in that ad that is untrue.