NOW, MSNBC, Obama: Hypocrisy on Parade (Reader Post)

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Governor Sarah Palin, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, compared the ever increasing national debt to slavery. Palin said:

Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China. When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.

What she said about the mounting national debt being a form of slavery is true, that the bill for all the borrowing will come due, that our children will have to do what foreign masters (the Chinese) say. But Martin Bashir, MSNBC show host, rather than thinking about the meaning of her remark (like “when that note is due”), had the following “knee-jerk” response. Bashir, on Friday, November 15, 2013, in response to Palin’s remark, said:

And we end this week in the way it began – with America’s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.

Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, …[.]

A slave named Darby catched eating canes, had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth. This became known as a “Darby’s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owner’s savagery and inhumanity.”

Flogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.

She [Palin] confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.

Bashir made his comments referencing the writings of Thomas Thistlewood, a Jamaican plantation overseer in the 1700s. To say that Bashir’s remarks were “a new low” would be an understatement. Bashir, on the following Monday, apologized for his remarks. But not about the message conveyed by his remarks.

But that’s not the point!

The National Organization for Women (NOW) has not uttered one word concerning Martin Bashir’s misogynous remarks. From the NOW web site, we get this:

NOW is unique in its approach to the issue of violence against women, emphasizing that there are many interrelated aspects to the issue — domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical right’s attacks on poor women and children — all of which result from society’s attitudes toward women and efforts to keep women in their place.” [emphases mine]

And, from NOW’s 1966 Statement of Purpose, we get this:

NOW is dedicated to the proposition that women, first and foremost, are human beings, who, like all other people in our society, must have the chance to develop their fullest human potential. We believe that women can achieve such equality only by accepting to the full the challenges and responsibilities they share with all other people in our society, as part of the decision-making mainstream of American political, economic and social life.  [emphases mine]

Irony of ironies. Bashir’s “resident dunce” and “world class idiot” and “long deceased mind” and “attempt to sound intelligent” remarks were bad enough. Yet no response from NOW. But his closing remark: “She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.”, sure does sound like a threat of violence, something NOW has publicly sworn to fight. Let’s see, is a threat of “s****ing into the mouth” and “p***ing on” violent. It sure seems so to me! But still no response from NOW about violence, threatened or otherwise.

I guess Bashir’s remarks were not designed to “keep women in their place” with regard to Sarah Palin. I must also surmise that NOW is no longer faithful to its own Statement of Purpose, that it deems Sarah Palin to NOT be a “human being” so she cannot “have the chance to develop their fullest human potential.”

Further, not one word about Bashir’s remarks from Chris Jansing, Rachel Maddow, Abby Huntsman, Andrea Mitchell, Savannah Guthrie, Mika Brzezinski, Alex Wagner, Krystal Ball, Alex Witt, or Kelly O’Donnell, all females, and all MSNBC “talent.” I guess Bashir’s apology wipes the slate clean for them, returns everything back to the situation before he made the remarks.

As Frances Martel wrote: “The silence [at MSNBC] is deafening …[.] Those to whom Breitbart News has reached out [MSNBC “talent”] have, in particular, not been hesitant to comment when the offender has been a right-wing pundit rather than someone on the left.”

Even further, Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama, who quickly stuck his nose into the Zimmerman-Martin affair, has yet to offer any comments about Bashir’s remarks. I guess he has been too busy playing golf.

There are two reasons why we’ve heard nothing from NOW:

First, NOW doesn’t see Sarah Palin as a woman because she doesn’t fit NOW’s mold of what a woman should be – a liberal in need of its services. She, therefore, is not a candidate for any NOW comment.

Second, inserting an “L” for liberal would mess up the “sexy” NOW acronym. After all, “NOLW” may be truthful, but it is not nearly as sexy.

Cross-posted at The Pot Stirrer, my very conservative web site.

10 Responses to “NOW, MSNBC, Obama: Hypocrisy on Parade (Reader Post)”

  1. 1

    Nanny G

    Martin could have gone more modern, had he been up on current events.
    A Saudi family in Colorado kept their slave handcuffed to their basement’s bathroom’s plumbing at night.
    Sometimes the man of the house would sneak in and rape her.
    When she messed up taking care of the six children and so-called adults of the house the woman of the house would force her to eat jalapeno peppers.
    When she threw up the peppers, the female owner forced her to eat her vomit.
    She ran away from the home and neighbors helped her.
    Her ”owners” were convicted of a lesser charge and sent to prison.
    The Saudi government insisted they be freed because treating a slave however you wish is legal in ”the Kingdom.”

    Sarah Palin was paraphrasing a Bible verse from Proverbs 22:7 (Good News Translation) which reads:

    Poor people are slaves of the rich. Borrow money and you are the lender’s slave.

    She meant the borrower must do the bidding of the lender.
    Just like how servants or slaves had to in Bible times.
    Martin wanting to punish the messenger with a slave punishment shows both a mixed metaphor as well as a denial of the truthfulness of the Bible quote.
    Some day, probably sooner rather than later, the USA will be doing more of what China insists on with regards the Chinese borders, treatment of their own people, and sale/purchases of Chinese goods.
    All because we owe them so much money.

  2. 2

    Skookum

    This disgusting bit of discourse reflects the hypocrisy of the Left and their sycophantic feeder organizations like NOW. Never again will their screeches warrant validity, nor will they warrant anything but ridicule. Since only Liberals watch MSNBC and they are losing their audience in droves, perhaps even Liberals are sic of the hypocrisy.

  3. 3

    Pete

    Another not-so-shining example of the shameful left.

    Remember the shrieks from the left when Rush (rightly) called out Sandra Fluke for being a slut in his objection to Fluke’s insistence that everyone else pay for her birth control?

    The pointed silence from the (liberal) so-called ‘women’s rights organizations’ is implicit acceptance and agreement with Bashir’s disgusting, hateful comments. It shows that these leftist organizations do not care one iota about women, only in using women as cannon fodder in the march to progressive dystopia.

    For any of you leftists out there, try to imagine what your reaction would be if the scumbag Bashir had made the exact same comments about Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama.

  4. 5

    Pete

    @oil guy from Alberta:

    I agree wholeheartedly. I use the term regularly to describe NOW and the typical screaming female leftists, and as you can imagine they are rather offended at the term. Given their lockstep refusal to utter a peep of criticism against Bashir or anyone else who makes disgusting attacks against conservative women, yet goosestepping in their indignation against anyone who dares criticise whatever crazy leftist vagina monologuing harridan mutterings – the feminazi moniker fits like a glove.

  5. 6

    Skookum

    The group supposedly started from a desire to protect and empower women to protect them from abuse and victimization, but NOW is using women as a device to further a political agenda. Like the dog chasing its tail, they are using the same reason they were founded to advance a completely different cause. Hypocrisy and indignation are incestuous sisters walking down the primrose path of perdition and humiliation.

  6. 7

    ilovebeeswarzone

    MARTIN BASHER IS THE IDIOT , HE KNOW ABOUT THE TASTE OF EATING SHIT, BECAUSE HE EAT IT, IT MUST BE STINKING THERE
    WHERE HE WORK, BUT THEY ARE USE TO IT, THEY LOST THE SENSE OF SMELL,
    OTHERWISE HE COULD NOT HAVE TALK ABOUT IT,
    WHO ELSE DO WE KNOW WHO EAT SHIT?
    HIS CATS AND DOGS, HIS FRIEND AT WORK,
    AND MANY CRAWLING ANIMALS IN THE KINDOM,
    HOW LOWER CAN HE BE, AFTER SAYING WHAT IS IN HIS MIND,
    IT’S LIKE A SNAKE CRAWLING AMONG SHIT AND EAT IT,
    AND SUDDENLY IS SINKING IN DEEP SHIT ALL SURPRISED,, UNABLE TO RISE BACK ON THE GROUND,
    BECAUSE HE’S FULL OF HEAVY SHIT,

  7. 8

    ilovebeeswarzone

    SARAH PALIN, IS TELLING US WHAT STUFF SHE IS MADE OF,
    SHE HAS LIVED IN THE WHITEST LAND OF AMERICA SO MANY YEARS, THAT SHE REFLECT
    THE CLEANLYNESS OF WHITE,SHE WOULD NOT TOUCH ANYTHING COMING FROM A PERSON LIVING IN SHIT LIKE THIS DIRTY GUY, EVEN WITH A 10 FEET POLE,
    AND THE MORE WE SEE OF HER AND HER TALKING EVENT , THE MORE SHE IS TELLING HOW WORTHY SHE IS OF BECOMING THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THIS AMERICA, WHICH SHE LOVE,
    AND KNOW SHE COULD REDRESS SO MUCH WRONG DONE TO THE PEOPLE, AS OPPOSE TO
    OTHER WHO SAID: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
    SHE IS NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO ALL THE MARTIN BASHIR S OF THE OPPOSIT SIDE, WHICH IS IN PERIL NOW LOOSING HIS LOYALS BY THE DAY,
    SARAH PALIN IS THINKING ONLY OF WHAT SHE WOULD SO MUCH LIKE TO DO TO RECLAIMED AMERICA, SHE DEMONSTRATED THAT SHE KNOWS THE SOLUTIONS BY NOW,
    SHE GOT THEM FIGURED OUT, FRONT AND BACK, IN EVERY COLORS,

  8. 9

    FAITH7

    Seriously is anyone ‘really’ Surprised here?

    The Liberal/Progressive Ideologue: I Can’t Defend… I Can’t Debate…
    – So, I may as well spread the HATE!!!

  9. 10

    ilovebeeswarzone

    FAITH7
    WE’LL HAVE TO STOP MEETING LIKE THAT ,
    IN THAT SPREADING HATE MINDSET,
    AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE TO DO,
    WE ARE BETTER IN SPREADING LOVE FOR AMERICA
    SHE IS BEING ATTACK FROM HATERS IN THESES TIMES,
    BUT THEY WILL DIE BEFORE DESTROYING HER,

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