So I was just sitting here debating what my next entry should be, and lo and behold, the first news item I stumbled upon this morning should scream for my attention. Apparently the National Republican Congressional Committee issued a statement that it, in essence, hopes that Gen. McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, puts the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in her place concerning Afghan policy.
Now it should be obvious to all what exactly was meant by this statement, but if not, let’s clear it up at the onset. Democrats, particularly those like Pelosi, typically possess an intelligence deficit when it comes to military matters. Let’s face it, liberals, despite their rhetoric about “supporting the troops”, generally loathe the military. This is a holdover mentality from the 1960’s, where the hippy generation demonstrated their “support” for military members by spitting on them and rendering unto them highly coveted titles of honour, such as “baby killer.” The methods may have changed, but the disdain has not. Nowadays the libs conduct their warfare on the military by gutting it, either through denial of funding that is necessary to adequately achieve mission objectives, or by the imposition of social engineering schemes that please the politically correct whackos, or by a vast array of other subtle schemes. Let there be no doubt, the Dems are squarely in the business of denying support to the military, and are the worst abusers of it. Ironically, the military is arguably the only successfully run institution answerable to the government, but it is becoming much less so the more that the libs are able to sink their claws into it. But back to the point...
The obvious position of the NRCC is that Speaker Pelosi is very poorly suited to address U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and hopes that Gen. McChrystal, who is far more qualified and informed concerning military strategy, will have the dominant voice in determining the policies in practice.
But it gets better. In reaction, and in typical liberal fashion, Speaker Pelosi has used one of the standard tactics of the left, which is to say that she pulled the sexism card. Without missing a beat and right on cue, arguably the most powerful woman in the country, and in fact one of the most powerful in the world, seized the opportunity to interpret the desire to put her “in her place” as a sentiment motivated by disdain not for her incompetence, but for her gender. You see, apparently the Republicans just hate women, or so we are constantly told, since they fail to see that a liberal woman (or any “minority” group) can do no wrong, as horrendously ignorant as she may be.
Now I want to know, can anyone picture Margaret Thatcher behaving this way? Or how about the woman libs love to hate, Sarah Palin? No, you can’t. The sexism / racism game is played almost exclusively by the left, and they play it because it is unfortunately effective in its ability to silence opposition or debate. But you would think that the Speaker of the House should be above this childish and utterly dishonest tactic of name-calling, wouldn’t you?
The days of race and gender games are far overdue to fade into shameful history. If this were a sane world, any politician who played those cards would be promptly escorted out of office, or else such charges would have to be rigorously substantiated to be taken seriously. Unfortunately, too many of us have no interest in a sane world.