Sunday, October 26, 2008

The True Meaning of Gutter Politics

This entry provides a worthy follow-up to my previous post, "A Democratic Electoral Revolution?", where I discussed the radical political agenda of smear-merchant extraordinaire Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos.

It turns out Andrew Sullivan's posted the video, "
Red White, and MILF," a raunchy gutter-slime attack against Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

The link to Sullivan is at John Hindraker's post, "Barbarians at the Gates - of the White House":

I don't think there is any precedent in our history for the shameful manner in which the Left has treated Sarah Palin....

I can remember when Sullivan was a respected journalist, not a gutter smear merchant and borderline pornographer. His descent exemplifies the Left's decline in recent years to a baboon-like level of discourse. The vileness of much of what passes for political "argument" on the Left has to be seen to be believed. The worst impulses of human nature have been not just unleashed, but rewarded. If you haven't looked at web sites like Democratic Underground, Daily Kos, the Huffington Post and Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, you have no idea what the phrase "gutter politics" really means.

Nowhere has the vileness of the Left been more sickening than in its treatment of Governor Palin. It is interesting to contemplate what a semi-pornographic video about Barack Obama, playing on the same sort of prejudices and stereotypes that are so disgustingly on display in Sullivan's video, would look like. Frankly, I can't imagine such a video being made, let alone featured on the web site of the once-proud Atlantic magazine. But on the Left, anything goes - the more slimy and disgusting, the better.

Sullivan's descent to the gutter includes posting "bareback" personals seeking "milkly loads" hook-ups under the pseudonym "RAWMUSLGLUTES."

As Hindraker concludes:

Barack Obama can't be blamed for all of his followers' vile actions, but, like it or not, he trails in his wake a howling mob of barbarians.

You can say that again.