With perennially popular invective growing long in the tooth due to prolonged overuse, some intrepid leftists are hoping new epithets aimed at conservatives will catch on. Instead of relying on tired tropes such as sexist or bigot, these ideologues want to invoke different imagery when referring to the political right.
As Democrats continue to blame Republicans — especially those supported by the Tea Party — for the ongoing federal government shutdown, politicians at every level have had an opportunity to try out fresh slurs and insults.
Never one to be outdone when it comes to outrageous rhetoric, Sen. Barabara Boxer, D-Calif., is now comparing the GOP to those guilty of domestic abuse.
Following the boilerplate leftist argument that Republicans are responsible for all of humanity’s ills — specifically the shutdown and opposition to ObamaCare — Boxer transitioned into describing her political opponents as violent spouses.
Despite the requisite acknowledgement that even conservatives “love this country,” she contended that “when you start acting like you’re committing domestic abuse, you’ve got a problem.”
She even led a mock recitation of the conversation such Republicans are supposedly having with America, which represents the assaulted spouse in her convoluted scenario.
“‘I love you dear, but you know, I’m shutting down your entire government,’” she said. “‘I love you dear, but I’m going to default and you’re going to be weak.’”
She ended her ill-conceived tirade by confirming “[s]omething is dreadfully wrong.”
While her conclusion is correct, the culprits are not Republicans but the bitter partisans on her own side of the aisle. The incendiary language she uses to describe conservatives proves how unhinged the left has become under the lightning rod presidency of Barack Obama.
The conservative, or even moderate, wing of the Democrat party no longer exists. Only those willing to trash the other side with unfounded and hate-filled vitriol need apply.
Simultaneously, however, GOP leaders ostracize anyone who dares fight back without the requisite kid gloves.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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