Brand’s comment is also representative of the special vicious contempt the left holds for conservative women, because the right’s brand of feminism – in which women are not only smart, accomplished, attractive and strong but also fulfilled wives and mothers – puts the left’s anti-family version to shame. So Brand, as many others in the media have done before him, reduces Palin to a sex object. If you want to know what a real war on women sounds like, just listen to how people like Brand talk about conservative women like Palin and Bachmann.
In other foul-mouthed Hollywood news, albeit not Palin-related, former actress Ellen Barkin once again gave vent to her hatred of “rightwing f**kin’ morons” on Twitter, calling them “pro murder” and “evil a**holes,” ridiculing the death of conservative new media legend Andrew Breitbart, and then proclaiming without irony that no one “spews ugly violent hate like the right.” This was shortly after Rosanne Barr, another unhinged former celebrity, tweeted that Chick-Fil-A customers deserve to get cancer. Classy.
These are the voices of the self-proclaimed tolerant left. And the Palin-hating this week wasn’t limited to celebrities, of course. After former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview last week that he felt choosing Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate was a mistake, Cheney’s daughter Liz disagreed, expressing “huge respect” for Palin and saying she was “more qualified than Obama and Biden combined.” This brought on a torrent of Twitter bile from the sexist left, who labeled Liz Cheney a “blood-drinking cokehead” and “a cravenly insane right wing sack of lying sh*t” for supporting Palin.
Whatever one’s opinion of Sarah Palin – and even conservative opinions run the gamut – she is arguably more of a lightning rod for the left’s raging hatred than anyone except for perhaps George W. Bush. She has been a vital figure for the right if for no other reason than her ability to expose the misogynistic hate at the left’s core.
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