Do you remember when Charles Blow of the New York Times was positing that the Tea Party Racist (that Bigfoot-like creature), was a danger because of their “subtle and less visible biases,” more so than your average bear racist of the Yogi Bear variety? Well, now Charles has decided that one of the Tea Party’s symbolic heads, Sarah Palin (who should be just as racist and worth exposing), is getting too much attention. Now he’s vowing to ignore her:
The logic goes that if she’s making people on the left this upset, she must be doing something right.
Yet the left continues to elevate her every utterance so that they can mock and deride her. The problem is that this strategy continues to backfire. The more the left tries to paint her as one of the “Mean Girls,” the more the right sees her as “Erin Brockovich.” The never-ending attempts to tear her down only build her up. She’s like the ominous blob in the horror films: the more you shoot at it, the bigger and stronger it becomes.
Yes, she’s about as sharp as a wet balloon, but we already know that. How much more time and energy must be devoted to dissecting that?
I find it interesting that Charles has the gall to call anyone “sharp as a wet balloon” when he was the one who couldn’t see that the individual mandate in Obamacare was unprecedented federal action that might legitimately be a cause for concern among millions of Americans. I also find it interesting that a liberal like Charles Blow (who probably isn’t too strong on Second Amendment rights) is suddenly comfortable likening Sarah Palin to a monster that must be stopped—preferably by bullets if not for the unexpectedly beneficial effect they have on it. Regardless, I’d rather play Captain Obvious and say it: Charles Blow is either more delusional than normal, or a really bad liar. Notice that he starts off his piece by establishing his Sarah Palin escape hatch:
This is it. This is the last time I’m going to write the name Sarah Palin until she does something truly newsworthy, like declare herself a candidate for the presidency.
What is “truly newsworthy” to Charles Blow? Remember, this is the same guy who felt the need to write on the subconscious racist nature of the “some” Tea Party members and the “dark racial prejudices” of “others.” Names? Dates? Specific instances? Don’t ask. I believe Andrew Breitbart is still waiting to give out $10,000 to the first person who can provide him with video of racial slurs hurled at Rep. John Lewis.
Oh. Wait. Forgive me. Charles cited a single study of roughly 1000 people conducted by “WISER.” Didn’t you hear of it? I wonder why it’s not household knowledge…
Charles Blow and his liberal friends have Sarah Palin on the brain. The pressure has caused his vision to be even worse than normal. Conservatives tried to warn them about the cliff they were heading towards going into the midterm elections, and they walked off anyway. It appears as though they’ve dusted themselves off are and looking for something with a few more jagged rocks at the bottom. I look forward to hearing how it works out for you, Charles.