How You Know They Don’t Mean Anything They Say

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm | Politics

Can you imagine what the right-wing blogosphere would have sounded like if Nancy Pelosi had been “moved to tears” on January 4th, 2007? Can you imagine what we’d be hearing from Malkin, Coulter, Buchanan, all the way down to our esteemed friends at Common Sense Political Thought, had a Democratic speaker wept while taking the reigns?

Let’s be clear. Right-wing bloggers can front all they want about this, but if a Democrat assuming power had cried, today’s right-wing blogs would be exploding with accusations of unmanliness, of the feminized liberal male, of the unfitness of Democrats for command, etc. Had Pelosi wept, she’d have been ridiculed all up and down K street. Instead, the wingers today are upset that the speaker whose term actually represented an historic moment talked too much for their liking.

Don’t get your old pal TT wrong. I have no time for Democrats. But I have less for Republicans, who wouldn’t know how to keep their values consistent if their lives & careers depended on it.
-TT

6 Responses to “How You Know They Don’t Mean Anything They Say”

  1. Ctrl Says:

    Just like weepy Glenn Beck!

  2. mike Says:

    He’s crying because he knows how shitty his job is going to be.

  3. Dana Says:

    The honored Mr Tallis wrote:

    Can you imagine what we’d be hearing from Malkin, Coulter, Buchanan, all the way down to our esteemed friends at Common Sense Political Thought, had a Democratic speaker wept while taking the reigns?

    Really? And did you see us doing anything like that?

    I can’t seem to find that famous picture of the lovely Mrs Pelosi, after she became Speakess of the House, standing on the podium flexing her right arm like she was trying to make a muscle or something. We didn’t run an article about that, either.

    Of course, Mrs Pelosi actually did flex some muscle as Speaker during the eleventy-first Congress. Trouble is, the stuff she helped ram through hurts America; it doesn’t help us.

  4. Henry Whistler Says:

    Coming from the guys who want to add $200 billion to the deficit in order to keep thirty million plus Americans from getting health care…

    And whose revered former president was on watch while health care costs exploded, terrorists killed 3000 on American soil, a city was wiped out, and who left office with the economy was in freefall…

    We’re still trying to fix the damage from previous Republican rule. Ominous warnings about Nancy Pelosi don’t really resonate, especially now that we have to fight more destructive GOP policies that will benefit few but the uber-rich and powerful.

  5. mike g Says:

    Don’t you mean the “most productive” Americans?

    Still trying to figure that one out considering that we’ve had to shovel trillions of dollars in tax payer funds into the coffers of these “wealth producers” over the past several years. Must be some innovative form of free market capitalism I’m unfamiliar with.

  6. cbmc Says:

    “Really? And did you see us doing anything like that?”

    …not sure if you didn’t understand the counterfactual, but Pelosi didn’t weep when she took the reigns. What I wrote was that had she done so, you, and those with whom you generally side, would have ridiculed her & hauled out many of the sexist tropes that cause you to suddenly care about gender politics when sexist Dems haul them out in attacking Mrs. Palin.