Today out of Michigan, we learn that a professor from the University of Michigan has openly declared her distaste for conservatives. Susan J. Douglas, who authored a book called Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work is Done (2010), wrote in a column for In These Times, “There’s a Good Reason to Hate Republicans”. The editor did note the piece was originally titled “We Can’t All Just Get Along” and has since been restored to its original title.
In her piece she writes:
I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal “personhood.”
Of course, what she doesn’t realize is that most conservatives are not all that crazy about McConnell or Boehner either. The part that is particularly interesting is that she admired a “moderate” Republican, fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Hey wait, isn’t that like David Koch? He just recently admitted to Bawbwa Wawa he considers himself more Libertarian leaning. I wonder if she likes that.
Good ol’ Turkey Neck and Boenhead must look too much like a centrist Democrat for her liking, lots of spending and not listening to their constituents. She isn’t fond of people that deny “climate change”. That’s odd, I remember back in the ‘70’s we were all going to freeze to death, but now we’re all going to fry to death! Let’s just call it what it is….WEATHER! Those of us who protect those little fetuses get on her nerves too. Do you think this professor knows the definition or origin of fetus? We protect them for many reasons not just because they are little people, but because they should be considered the future of our nation! Who knows, perhaps one that was aborted would have allowed our nation to prosper in many ways that Obama has allowed ours to fail!
She further goes on to comment, “Obviously, my tendency is to blame the Republicans more than the Democrats, which may seem biased.” I hadn’t noticed there was bias in this article; maybe it’s worth another read … nah!
Of course she continues to blame the start of it all on the Republicans going back to the ‘80’s and apparently “amplified” by Fox News since the mid 90’s. I don’t know if I should tell her I noticed the bias on mainstream media back in the mid ‘90’s. She further comments on Rush Limbaugh’s hate speech. Really, he spews hate? I’ve heard more disparaging remarks come out of Thom Hartmann’s mouth in 10 minutes on the air than I ever hear from Limbaugh’s. Of course, Hartmann hates conservatives too. But she finds that our “…denigration of President Obama” referring to him as a socialist or a Muslim (in some cases) doesn’t sit well with her. I suppose deriding conservative or Republican figures such as President George W. Bush or Sarah Palin don’t count in her book either.
Finally, she claims that a study backs her claims that conservatives are resistant to change and support inequality, otherwise socially intolerant in her view and we embrace stereotypes. The changes I am opposed to are those that seriously alter freedom of the people with too much government intervention. You know, like socialism and communism. I suppose those are changes she may favor; after all, she is a die-hard feminist Democrat. Going back to her stereotype comment, sounds like she is looking for a study to back up stereotypes that she holds.