by Eileen | 11:30 am, March 18, 2013 | Comments Off
And, while you’re at it, go f*** yourself with an extended magazine.
You bilious old moose.
Oh, Dianne Feinstein, America’s precious little child, she who gets more and more thin skinned with each passing term in the Senate.
Dianne epitomizes that breed who go into a field known for being markedly insensitive to feelings and then whine about feelings. Maybe she really is a hypersensitive brat who, at the very core of whatever powers her in place of a heart, truly believes she is entitled to the saccharine fealty of the planet. Maybe it’s a game, wherein she deflects valid criticism and evades legitimate criticism by playing the ‘sensitive and delicate lady’ card.
I tend to think it’s the latter. For all her faults, Dianne Feinstein is not a moron. She’s perfectly aware of the stunt she’s pulling.
That, by the way, irks me greatly about proggie women. They talk a blue streak about how tough they are, how they don’t need or want any concessions ’cause they can make it just fine in a man’s world…and then, the minute you so much as give them a hard look, they start carping about the cruelty and insensitivity of it all.
To briefly bring you up to speed, last week, Ted Cruz, who has the temerity to be male, right-wing, and a ethnic minority who is not in thrall to the Dianne Feinstein’s of the world, made a pointed response to Dianne’s argle-bargle. She was spouting nonsense and bile about guns and, when called on it, threw a hissy-fit in front of the C-SPAN cameras.
What Feinstein suggested was a not-insignificant excision of the Second Amendment, which led Cruz to offer up a predictable but still valid attack. Would the good lady-Senator be equally open to chopping away at the First or the Fourth?
That triggered a discursive screed from an obviously flustered Dianne:
I’m not a sixth grader…I’ve studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well-educated, and I thank you for the lecture…Isn’t that enough? I come from a different place than you do. I respect your views. I ask you to respect my views.
And then she added that she was not going to answer her colleague’s question. In other words, she demands self-effacing near-sycophancy from those around her but won’t accord basic civility to others.
Let’s be clear here: Cruz’s needling was obvious, and that’s because the flaw in Feinstein’s bill and the thinking that animates it is itself so obvious. As regards the possibility of hobbling the Second, Dianne is just wetting herself with excitement. She’s trying to pass a bill in open defiance of the Bill of Rights. So, rightly asked the freshman from Texas, does she extend the line of thought to any of the other Amendments?
Cruz wasn’t being ridiculous. It’s Feinstein who deserves that epithet. Cruz was only calling her out on it. It’s actually not bad argumentation at all. Defeat your opponent by pushing her to admit the absurdity of her position.
Was Cruz’s question a bit of a gimme? Well, yeah. Did Feinstein set herself up for it? Absolutely. At its heart, her proposed assault weapons ban is an abrogation of the Second Amendment in regard to an entire class of weapons. She’s horrified at the suggestion that other Constitutional Amendments should only apply when it suits the state, or says she is. But, like so many of her ilk, she just’ peachy-keen with gutting the Second.
As for her comments, I don’t think she’s a sixth grader. Her thinking isn’t quite that nuanced. That inability to countenance criticism, the petty insistence that no one is ever allowed to gainsay her, the refusal to separate criticism of her opinions from a personal attack, and that asinine belief that it’s possible to outlaw all violence…girlfriend’s got a way to go before she has the maturity and sophisticated thought of a sixth grader.
(By way of an example, Ted Cruz was attacking Feinstein’s opinion. I am attacking her personally.)
All that mush about her intelligence and education, well, to paraphrase an old saying: if you have to tell people you’re a Constitutional scholar…
My personal favorite, though, is the coda. Dianne Feinstein respects Ted Cruz’s views? In what universe? Does it rain candy there?
And she wants him to ‘respect’ her views. In the peculiar pseudo-English dialect Feinstein is wont to use, ‘respect’ really means, ‘Shut up and let me have my way’.
That an elected official of a republic would dare to publicly demand her legislation be passed untested and uncriticized is monstrously offensive.
Respect your views? Fine. I respect that those are your views and that you’re entitled to them. And I will not make it easy for you to pass laws that bind me based on your opinions.
Respect you in terms of automatically giving you the benefit of the doubt, of scattering rose blossoms before you, of saluting your seniority and pretending you have some inside track to the collective wisdom of the cosmos? You gotta earn that, buttercup. Keep it up, cupcake, treat everyone who disagrees with you on policy like a child and an idiot. And then go cry in front of the mirror while pretending you don’t know why your opponents are a little low on ‘respect’.
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