Kathleen Parker, the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist, does her best to damage conservatives by feeding liberal and “elite republican” stereotypes of Southern Rebublicans.
According to her, the problem with the Republican party is that it has too many conservatives. Well, that’s not new, we knew she felt that way since she labored to diminish Sarah Palin in every column since her nomination (including her most recent column, dated Aug 5 2009).
Not satisfied with attacking a single conservative person, she deftly uses a comment by Ohio Sen. George Voinovich to launch her attack on the entire southern Republican establishment. She paraphrases Voinovich’s comment to better fit her argument as, “Those ignorant, right-wing, Bible-thumping rednecks are ruining the party.” Then she proceeds to agree with herself. “Alas, Voinovich was not entirely wrong.”
Here are some choice selections:
Not all Southern Republicans are wing nuts
Just most, evidently.
Nor does the GOP have a monopoly on ignorance or racism.
Not a monopoly, just a majority stake.
And, the South, for all its sins, is also lush with beauty, grace and mystery.
If you can tolerate the racist hicks, the south is quite pleasant.
Nevertheless, it is true that the GOP is fast becoming regionalized below the Mason-Dixon line and increasingly associated with some of the South’s worst ideas.
In case you missed it, the South’s worst ideas and largest exports: racism and ignorance.
Leftists absolutely cherish the opportunity that Parker and her brother from another mother, David Brooks offer them when criticizing fellow Republicans. This GOP on GOP crime reinforces their meme that the GOP needs reinvented to be a viable party of our country’s enlightened future.
You can see the glee in the eyes of media pundits when they get to use the magic phrase: “Even Republicans ______.”
Parker’s words, are no doubt, the second most utilized tool for Rachel Maddow to pleasure herself.