Weiner, Schultz, Omar and Strauss-Kahn: What are they drinking?

Why are men suddenly attacking women?  And is it something in the leftist kool-aid? Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGLES, May 31, 2011 — In a trend dating back to Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton, too many men are showing zero respect for women. I wonder if that they share a liberal/leftist leaning is a coincidence or just in the kool-aid? The allegations of sexual misconduct have reached such a frenzy, that one has to wonder if where there is that much smoke, there isn’t a roaring blaze.

The oddest of these is that liberal Congressional bully Anthony Weiner (D-NY) may have sent a lewd picture of his eponymous appendage to a woman who has been following him on Twitter. He claims his account was hacked.

A spokesman for Anthony Weiner on Sunday, May 29, 2011 said that a lewd photograph sent from the Democrat's Twitter account is just -a distraction- perpetrated by a hacker (Photo date 1/6/11; Image Associated Press)

A spokesman for Anthony Weiner on Sunday, May 29, 2011 said that a lewd photograph sent from the Democrat’s Twitter account is just -a distraction- perpetrated by a hacker (Photo date 1/6/11; Image Associated Press)

If the account was hacked, a trail was left and we will know for sure, one way or the other.

Others, however, will be defending themselves against much more serious allegations - allegations that police and grand juries have found credible enough to result in charges.

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Khan, a French Socialist plutocrat white male, was arrested on May 14, charged with the rape of a maid in his $3,000 per night suite at New York’s Sofitel hotel.

For now, his “punishment” is being confined to a $50,000 per month apartment. At some point, I fear, he will be free, since his ilk rarely face consequences for their actions.

Egyptian Banker Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, aged 74, was arrested on Tuesday, May 31, for the alleged “sexual abuse” of a maid who was delivering “tissues” to his room in New York’s luxury Pierre Hotel.

Apparently, it is lost on these men that when the maid puts the mint on the pillow, it is not an after-sex mint, and the maid does not come complimentary with the room. If these men want to play the French maid feather-duster fantasy, they need to use the free hotel WiFi and go on Craigslist.

Mahmoud Omar was arrested in New York on Monday, May 30, 2011 and faces charges of sexually abusing a maid at a luxury Manhattan hotel (Images: Associated Press)

Mahmoud Omar was arrested in New York on Monday, May 30, 2011 and faces charges of sexually abusing a maid at a luxury Manhattan hotel (Images: Associated Press)

How does this feeling of sexual entitlement and violence against others begin?  A clue may be found in the behavior of MSNBC host Ed Schultz.

Schultz has spent years spewing hate speech against conservatives for little more than breathing air. His old bosses at GE let him run wild, but his new bosses at Comcast have this bizarre concept of professionalism in a business environment and have punished him for his latest verbal blast.

On May 24th, Schultz hurled a sexist epithet at conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. Shultz was angry at Ingraham for criticizing President Obama and stating that she felt he should have been here, in America, offering support to Americans whose lives were destroyed by tornadoes that swept across Missouri while he was overseas.

Shultz said:

“President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, but you know what [Republicans are] talking about, like this right-wing [deleted], what’s her name? Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk [deleted]. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”

Schultz did apologize on MSNBC, saying, “On my radio show I used vile and innapropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you Laura and ask for your forgiveness.”

He went on to say that the circumstance of his verbal assault did not matter, that he was on radio, that he was ad-libbing, but what matters is that, “what I said was terribly vile.” 

Conservatives rushed to accept his “apology.” Laura Ingraham exhibited her proper upbringing by graciously accepting his apology, and Republicans dare not express the difference between a man who crosses the line once and a man whose whole life is beyond the pale of decency.

Schultz offered to take himself off the air for an indefinite period of time without pay. MSNBC took him up on that and slapped his wrist with an unpaid suspension, or one week vacation, depending on how you look at it. 

MSNBC host Ed Schultz gets the last laugh when his verbal abuse nets only an apology and a weeks vacation (Image: Associated Press)

MSNBC host Ed Schultz gets the last laugh when his verbal abuse nets only an apology and a weeks vacation (Image: Associated Press)

He will go back to abusing innocent people any moment now.

We have to ask, is Ed Schultz is on his way to being the next DSK? Is he a ticking time bomb of violence waiting to happen? It seems to me that he is one outburst away from committing a felonious assault.

At this point liberals will fake incredulity. How can a man uttering words be compared to a rapist? How can a man saying mean things be lumped in with a man who allegedly engaged in physical violence?

Linkage exists if one uses the liberal playbook for silencing conservatives. 

Liberals blamed Rush Limbaugh and talk radio for the Oklahoma City bombing. 

Liberals blamed the Tea Party for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. 

Liberals blame Fox News for every ounce of human suffering that any liberal suffers anywhere, at any time.

Liberals accuse Congressman Paul Ryan in campaign commercials of tossing a grandmother in a wheelchair over a cliff to her death simply because he wants to save Medicare.

Liberals accuse Republicans of wanting seniors to “die quickly.”

They also accuse us of wanting to starve the poor, force women into back alleys, hurt all children, kill every animal, burn every tree, poison the water and air, and go back to the days of segregation.

Most Republicans I know simply want to go to work and earn a paycheck without committing violence against anybody.

Yet, when someone on the left engages in actual, real violence, whether verbal or physical, the response is silence.

When t-shirts say “abort Sarah Palin,” and liberal radio disc jockeys joke about raping Laura Bush and Condoleeza Rice, the left response ranges from silence to support.

Violence begins with words, words that people follow and repeat, creating a ball of hate whose path can only lead to violence.

Of course, Ed Schultz caters to the lowest common denominator. Read their own words, cut and pasted (complete with errors) in defense of Mr. Schultz’s behavior:

GinArnold1 — “Lets face it, Ed said what many of us think about Ingraham and have no podium to say it. Was he politically incorrect? Of course but the far right, including Ingraham have said much worse. ‘you are lying’ said Demint to the President! L I is a voice of hate and should be off the air.”

GinArnold 1 gives no examples of anything Ms. Ingraham has ever said, while confusing Senator Demint with Congressman Joe Wilson and getting the quote wrong. It was actually “You lie.”

aggieband — “He should have gotten a promotion, not a suspension. Since when is telling the truth grounds for suspension? WHat about all hte similar comments that come from Ann ‘Horseface’ ColtWhore?

In liberal circles, this passes for civility and “coming together.” The women (heck, the men) that I know would never say, or type, the words these liberals toss out for millions to read.

ragtimepiano — “With all due respect to Ingraham—I say, all DUE respect–she has such an unfortunate, grating and unmusical voice for use in the media, that one does wonder just how she retains her job.”

OK, she doesn’t say anything that would cause Grandma to gasp, but this is what Ed Schultz supporters consider respectful when talking about someone they disagree with. 

talis4 — “When you consider laura’s approach is ‘any right wing cause, superstition, bias, etc’ any time: when you consider that it’s any right wing transgression, any time, the comments by Schultz seem to be appropriate. By the way: her name is ingraham. Why does she pronounce it ingram? What is she hiding?!!!!!!!”

Wow. Just wow. How do you say graham-cracker?  Evangelist Billy Graham? Dancer Martha Graham? Why would you say Ingraham any differently? 

Another commenter said she deserved it, and that it was good that her previous show was canceled for anti-gay slurs. That well informed commenter confused Laura Ingraham with Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who was fired for a rant in which she liberally used the “N” word, though she was also anti-gay.

One thing they all have in common, from Schultz to GinArnold to ragtimepiano to talis4, is that they are liberals. This is how they behave. And at this point, there are two reasonable ways to deal with them:

We can follow the politically correct approach taken at some college campuses, where the names of every single male on campus are listed under the heading, “these men are potential rapists.”

Following this train of logic, we should put an ankle monitor bracelet on Ed Schultz and every male liberal in the country. They are all potential DSKs, since verbal violence often leads to actual violence. 

Remember, these are the same liberals who want to ban toy guns and Bugs Bunny cartoons for being too violent. If everything leads to violence, then surely the Daily Kos, Moveon.org, and the Huffington Post should be contained and quarantined for security and public safety reasons.

A better approach would be for liberals to simply stop demonizing conservatives. Stop blaming us for your own failures. Learn to disagree with us without despising us. Stick to policy. Stop making everything personal.

Stop confusing Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. The latter two were pure evil. They were genocidal murderers. The former two are just broadcasters with zero malice toward anybody, except perhaps genocidal murderers.

Ed Schultz reaped what he sowed. He will have an entire week to read his fan mail. He may tone down his vitriol just enough to avoid being fired, but his supporters will cheer him on more the angrier he gets.

If the left truly wants a better, stronger, more civil America, they have to stop being the verbal equivalent of suicide bombers.

One DSK is enough. We don’t need any more.

-cl- 5/31/11

-jp- 6/1/11


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Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.

 

 

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