Trivializing Hate

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dwsWe hadn’t planned to write anything about the trashy attack on Governor Walker by the Democrats’ national committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz because—well, it’s Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

But her obviously calculated use of domestic abuse analogies –giving women “the back of his hand,” and “grabbing women by the hair and pulling us back” for purposes of defaming Walker the Eagle Scout seemed like the only thing people wanted to talk about last week.  It’s worth asking why.

The most obvious reason is that Democrats are back with their “war on women” meme for the simple reason that there’s so little they can safely discuss. The absolute last thing any political party wants is people talking about its actual ideas, when those ideas have demonstrably harmed women—and men, and children. Better to tell women someone else is responsible for their problems and hope women don’t think it through.

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch had an answer that was both pointed and comprehensive.

But beyond that, why does the embarrassing Wasserman-Schultz have longevity in her party position? The inescapable conclusion is that she heads a political movement empty of constructive thought, thus driven by resentment and predisposed to knowingly indulge in rhetoric designed not to illuminate ideas or even defeat opponents, but to blast by all that in favor of hateful acrimony.

Today’s Democrats pose less threat of physical danger than most prototypical hate-driven movements because they are too undisciplined to do much beyond venting the infantile rage that accompanies rejection of unwelcome truths. But they are dangerous in their ability to ruin the civil institutions that make a free society possible.

For that, discipline is unnecessary; simple ignorance will suffice.

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