Being a supporter of neither Senator Clinton nor Senator Obama, I couldn’t care less about accusations of “unfairness” and “negative campaigning”. But in the matter of whether criticism of Obama is racist and criticism of Hillary is sexist, I think there’s certainly more to the latter charge. Bob Ellis, an Aussie leftie and an Obama groupie, isn’t an obscure blogger. This column appears on the website of the ABC, Australia’s public broadcaster:
Her towering frigidity, blazing hubris, bellowing mendacity, varying accent from region to region, her high school-standard acting and ceaseless haughty impersonation of Debbie Reynolds in The Unsinkable Molly Brown have got me properly simmering… She is a stranger to consistency, sincerity and (at a guess) oral sex…
As conservative female bloggers know, it’s amazing how quickly “progressive” men reach for the your-problem-is-you-don’t-get-enough stuff. But, even so, it’s remarkable how comfortable leftie guys are deploying the frigid-and-won’t-put-out line against their own. One commenter rises to the lady’s defense:
How dare you add a woman’s perceived willingness to engage in oral sex as a marker of her character? You debase your own argument… Sexist scum.
But, far from being chastened, Ellis ups the ante and puts the fate of the planet on the First Lady’s ”unwillingness”:
I wouldn’t normally have raised this aspect of her private life but Hillary’s failure to ‘keep the dog on the porch’, as the famous Arkansas phrase puts it, had this not then caused, or partly caused Monica, the impeachment, Karl Rove’s ‘morality politics’, Gore’s loss, Bush’s win and, by global warming, the end of the world; like the length of Cleopatra’s nose it’s been, as it turns out, a big factor in everything that followed including a million deaths in Iraq and therefore probably worth noting by historians like me.
Amazing. The mouth that launched a million deaths. Bill was denied, people died.
(via Tim Blair)