Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Takes One Mean Girl To Know Another, Mo Dowd

So, what happened to Maureen Dowd, anyway? Once a frequently amusing read in the op-ed columns, now she is tedious and bitter. She has sunk to a new low-brow level and apparently no longer feels the need to have a point to what she writes.

The latest column written by Maureen Dowd in The New York Times is quite the hit piece against GOP women. As is the way of 'progressive' women today, open season on conservative women never ends.

We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

These women — Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine — have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether they’re mistreating the help or belittling the president’s manhood, making snide comments about a rival’s hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a men’s fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate.

The popular theme this election cycle is certainly a favorite of progressive women. They desperately want voters to believe that if the GOP regains power in Congress, the roll backs will begin. The roll backs of women's rights, of all sorts of freedoms are just down the road should the evil Republicans gain any foothold into power. There is absolutely no proof of this, just imaginary consequences lobbed as facts. There is no such pending legislation. There are no secret plans cooked up. No such thing happened during the eight years of the last President, a Republican who enjoyed Republican majorities in Congress up until 2007.

Let's not let facts or common sense enter the political discourse during an election year.

Dowd lumps all GOP or conservative women into one group. This is petty and just silly. Isn't she supposed to be an educated and savvy woman who follows politics? She has devolved into the "mean girls" ridicule of a middle school student. Funny. Republicans finally begin to fight back and now we're 'mean'. I think it's called standing up and fighting for your beliefs. What really irritates progressive women, if truth be told, is that GOP women are leading the conservative tsunami heading to the polls. Progressive women are still hanging out, accepting whatever level of leadership the men in their party will cede. Conservative women already said, enough is enough.

Take note, Democrats. Your day has passed.


Jo said...

My mother (eye roll) claimed GW would burn all Pagan's ala Salem Witch Trials if he was elected.

I keep waiting for her to call me and tell me she's next at the stake.

Where this lib women come up with this stuff is beyond me.

Beverly said...

I've never been able to stand her. I just don't know where she gets off.

I haven't actually come here to your blog to read, rather, I usually read it in Google Reader. I like your new look.

heidianne jackson said...

it's a jealousy thing - same as it was in high school. they KNOW that we conservative women have told our men "bugger off, i'll do as i damn well please" and our men are backing our play. meanwhile in liberal land, mo and her cadre only the get the scraps their men allow them.

and, oh yeah, we're prettier. that pisses them off, too...