Liberals were all kinds of offended when Breitbart.com posted a bunch of images of Breitbart-related street art, one of which had Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s cackling head pasted over Miley Cyrus’s twerking body.
I don’t understand the point of the images in the first place as there is no context provided for them.
One shows California Governor Jerry Brown’s head pasted on a weightlifter’s (probably Arnold Schwarzenegger’s) body. Is that supposed to be offensive to Gov. Brown?
Another shows Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s head over a topless woman’s torso, the nipples of which are covered by the Breitbart logo.
Again, there is no context, although each poster does have the text “BECAUSE YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SH[*]T UP” on it. What that’s supposed to mean, I don’t know. As street art goes, this stuff is pretty feckless.
But liberals are pretending to be particularly offended over the Pelosi/Cyrus image.
The stray poodle that looks like it was unable to find shelter in a downpour of rain and who we know as Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared that “the Breitbart News ad is foul, offensive and disrespectful to all women.” I guess Miley Cyrus and Nancy Pelosi represent “all women.” “It is a disgusting new low,” she continued, “and would be reprehensible against any woman—regardless of party.”
This confuses me even more than the street art does. Are not Miley Cyrus’s sexual escapades and her public simulations of promiscuity a product of the liberals’ very own sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s, the very same sexual revolution they celebrate today? What is so offensive to a liberal about comparing one of their own to Miley Cyrus? That young tart should be a source of pride for them, not a stigma, because she is of them. She is their child. She is one of the many modern faces of feminism, Miley Cyrus is, “owning” her body and selling it for her own financial advancement. Feminism, as it’s known.
And what Schultz (one last name is enough) says—that these images would be reprehensible even had they targeted Republican women—is blatantly false. In October 2008, a Halloween display featured an effigy of then-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose. In October 2013, Miley Cyrus herself was on Saturday Night Live to make a music video in which she plays Republican Representative Michele Bachmann. She twerks and grabs her crotch and grinds on various people, including Republican Rep. John Boehner, who was portrayed by an SNL actor as a flaming homosexual. Was it “reprehensible”? No. Conservatives were certainly outraged, though.
Both the Left and the Right seem only to care when someone targets one of their own. I can’t stand that hypocrisy. I’ve never been a liberal, but these episodes of feigned fury are one of the reasons I no longer call myself a conservative either. Liberals put on their outrage hats when someone tastelessly targets them, and conservatives don’t care, and conservatives put on their outrage hats when someone tastelessly targets one of them, and liberals don’t care. Make up your minds, people.
Who cares if people degrade our politicians? Being offended only when people target members of your own side makes you look like more of a clown than the intended offenses will ever make their targets look.