I can endure a lot. And with Kathleen Parker, I have. The Left's pet quasi-Republican is at it again. Her criticisms of Sarah Palin during the campaign were bad enough. But now she joins the chorus of those aching to throw social conservatives under the bus. Oh, but it's not just socons - it's Christian socons in particular.
Her latest screed is particularly offensive. It is mocking, rude, and insulting:
As Republicans sort out the reasons for their defeat, they likely will overlook or dismiss the gorilla in the pulpit.
Three little letters, great big problem: G-O-D.
I'm bathing in holy water as I type.
To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn't soon cometh.
News flash, Kathleen: social conservative causes that are important to Christans were hardly in the forefront during this election.
Oh, here's another one:
Which is to say, the GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows.
"Lowest brows," eh. Excuse me, but who is your audience? DKos?
And (no surprise) Parker again hatchets Sarah Palin.
Let's do pray that God shows Alaska's governor the door.
One of my columnist favorites, Jonah Goldberg, calls out Parker on her antics. In NRO's The Corner, Goldberg writes:
I don't know what's more grating, the quasi-bigotry that has you calling religious Christians low brows, gorillas and oogedy-boogedy types or the bravery-on-the-cheap as you salute — in that winsome way — your own courage for saying what (according to you) needs to be said. Please stop bragging about how courageous you are for weathering a storm of nasty email you invite on yourself by dancing to a liberal tune. You aren't special for getting nasty email, from the right or the left. You aren't a martyr smoking your last cigarette. You're just another columnist, talented and charming to be sure, but just another columnist. You are not Joan of the Op-Ed Page. Perhaps the typical Washington Post reader (or editor) doesn't understand that. But you should, and most conservatives familiar with these issues can see through what you're doing.
What he said.
It's time for Ms. Parker to disappear from any publications (e.g. Townhall) that make claims to represent conservatives and Republicans. She is not the kind who should be representing us to the world. Perhaps HuffPo is looking for writers.