The return of glass ceiling Sarah
When Sarah Palin at the announcement of her selection by McCain two weeks ago boasted of breaking the “glass ceiling,” that wasn’t—though some conservatives hoped it might be—a one-time glitch. She really meant it, as shown by the fact that she’s now repeated it. In her first solo appearance as a candidate, in Carson City, Nevada on Saturday,
Palin reached out to women voters, exhorting the crowd to help her “shatter one more glass ceiling” and help get Sen. John McCain elected president.The entire feminist, left-liberal view of human nature is contained in this phrase. It means that any differences in outcome between men and women in the occupation of high level positions in society is due to wrongful discrimination, and that, in a truly just society, women would wield as much political power as men, This is now the philosophy of the Republican party and of the “conservatives” who have cast away their anti-egalitarian principles like trash for an election and a pretty face.
As I’ve said from the first moment I saw her speak, I like Palin as an individual and think she’s an unusually talented and promising political figure. But I utterly oppose what she stands for, I utterly oppose her nomination and election, and I hate the effect her nomination has had on conservatism.
Be honest, pro-Palin conservatives: do you think that there is any socially liberal position (other than abortion rights, of course) that the McCain-Palin administration won’t explicitly or tacitly support? And will you still love the comely Sarah when you see her loyally backing the McCain policy on amnesty? The Palin nomination is the biggest sucker deal in the history of American politics.
Doug E. writes:
You write: “But I utterly oppose what she stands for”LA replies:
Of course I said that in the context of the social conservative and family values issues we’ve been discussing to the point of nausea at this site for the last two weeks: the endorsement of the idea that mothers of small children can do everything and work at any job; the endorsement of the idea that a mother of small children should be the vice president or president; the endorsement of the “glass ceiling” idea; the total approving response to her daughter’s illegitimate pregnancy, the end of the ability of conservatives to criticize illegitimacy (not something she has explicitly said, but she made it happen by accepting the vice presidential nomination and bringing her out-of-wedlock pregnant teen daughter and her boy friend to the GOP convention); the end of the ability of conservatives to talk about distinctions between the sexes; the prohibition of criticism of the eliminatoin of sex distinctions (not that she’s done that, but it’s being done in her behalf); the fact that she is McCain’s lieutenant, which means that she will be on his team pushing amnesty, the North American Union, the expansion of NATO to Ukraine and George, and so on.Dan G. writes:
You write:LA replies:
Her repetition of it means that she is committed to that view. What matters in politics is not what political actors “really” think in their private thoughts, but what they publicly state.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 14, 2008 01:37 AM | Send