Left-wing bloggers are still at it, still demonizing Carrie Prejean. What do they feel compelled to attack this woman, sometimes in the most vicious terms? They and their ilk seem to be constantly on the warpath. They just seem to “need” to pick some politically incorrect individual to vilify.
(Yes, I realize that some conservatives are not immune from this “need.” A good number on the right are always ready to ridicule, but this phenomenon is not nearly as widespread on our side of the aisle, not even close.)
It didn’t begin with George W. Bush. They were at it long before that good man had even considered following in his father’s footsteps and seeking a career in politics. When I was at the Reagan Ranch and Library last week revisiting that great man’s record, I recalled how so many left-wing pundits and my liberal collegiate peers reviled the man. (I saw an ad in the Village Voice for the Regan Countdown Calendar.) Had there been a “netroots” then, they would have gone after him with the same zeal they pursued his Vice President’s son.
And let’s not forget the LBJ/Moyers/Mainstream Media smear of Barry Goldwater.
Were it not for the left-wing smears of Carrie Prejean, I would pay little heed to her. Indeed, most of my conservative and libertarian blogging smears would similarly have ignored her. Nearly ever post related to her (on the conservatives blogs I read) addresses not what she said, but how the left has treated her.
So, let me repeat my advice to those on the left eager to insult Carrie Prejean: ignore her. And then, take the time and energy you might otherwise have used to vilify that beauty queen to wonder why it is you so “need” to hate.