John Fund has a column at National Review Online that will leave your jaw agape at the astonishing chutzpah on display. Without a hint of irony, Fund actually asks why liberals are so rude to conservatives. You might want to put away your irony meters for this one. Referring to an article written by someone making the same claim, under the name Leften Right, he says:
All too often the difference between left and right in what should be “polite circles” is quite sharply drawn. Conservatives think liberals have bad ideas and liberals think conservative are bad people. “It’s cool to be rude if you’re a liberal,” Leften Right concludes. Just ask Al Franken, a supposed comedian who became a U.S. senator after a career of ad hominem attacks on his adversaries. He received no pushback for entitling one of his books “Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot.” Rush at least apologized for his nasty crack about pro-choice activist Sandra Fluke being a “slut.”
In liberal-comic world no slur is too slimy, whether it’s old cracks about Reagan having Alzheimer’s his entire life or new ones about Sarah Palin being a “moosehead.” Comic Sandra Bernhard tweeted when Dick Cheney had a heart transplant last year that “they took his old one to a toxic waste site and they rejected it.” Roseanne Barr weighed in with “I agree we have the right to die as we choose — I just hope Cheney would exercise that right.”This is not to say that conservatives haven’t made bad jokes about Barack Obama, but liberal comics have until lately given the president a notorious pass. They save their venom for hated figures on the right. Dave Letterman once had Bill O’Reilly on as a guest, largely to accuse him of dishing out crap. “Have you ever seen my show?” O’Reilly asked. “I wouldn’t stoop so low,” Letterman replied graciously, his audience howling.
Leften Right concludes liberals “have no shame.”
Remember, he’s writing this on the website that was only a short time ago being edited by the guy who wrote a book called Liberal Fascism. By a guy who is on the same side of the fence with Ann Coulter. While Republican members of Congress accuse Obama of being an illegal alien who is on the side of the terrorists. While belonging to a party whose agenda is now being driven by a Tea Party movement that routinely accuses Obama, and all liberals, of being communists and fascists. And he wrote that, presumably with a straight face. No shame indeed.