All I can add to this is AMEN! H/T TigerHawk
However, Republicans (and the Palin family) tried to twist this quip into a joke about Letterman wanting to rape their underage daughter, which was subsequently followed by phony outrage.
I’m sorry “fellow Republicans”… But when will we get a clue? Before Reagan, we were seen as the party that couldn’t take a joke. The Gipper fixed that one for us. Now, however, because of silly Conservatives using political correctness as a fulcrum for political gain, we find ourselves right back at square one.
One of my goals in life is to watch political correctness shrivel up and die (as it should be for any true Conservative). I can’t do that however, if Republicans insist on resuscitating it back to life every time they want to act “offended.” Do we really want to be the person at the party around which everyone has to tiptoe around for fear of offending our sensibilities? Come on… We’re not supposed to be “that guy.” Leave that kind of crap to the Sean Penn pansies of the world.
I do understand the Palin’s getting upset, but crap like this? And this? Yeah THAT is the Conservative way! Let’s all say screw the important issues and become as whiny as the Left! We can go around just looking to have an onset of Offendeditis, and then we can seek, as the Left does, to win the war of ideals, not with IDEAS, but with thuggish intimidation.
Yep! That is what America needs, a country where the Right, joins the Left in the effort to scare everyone into silence. Hell, let’s all just act like hypersensitive people who seem only to be happy when we are offended.
Yes, I know lots of folks I tend to agree with are on the other side of this, but that is OK. My respect for them has not changed because I disagree on this. And I am damned sure not going to be afraid of speaking up and defending the Conservative way of handling this. And let me say, again, whining and engaging in fake outrage after Letterman has apologized, and the Palin’s have accepted will gain us nothing!
Political correctness should be the target of Conservatives, not our new strategy.