A House Democratic leader on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the former Alaska governor of being intellectually unable of understanding why she's faced criticism related to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).No doubt the feminists will be up in arms about this. Oh, yes, she's a pretty girl, now run along and let the intellectuals handle this..."
Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that Palin had missed the point by releasing a statement this morning blasting the media for "blood libel" for looking to assign blame in part to her rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Giffords last weekend.
"You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate," Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show. "But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going on here."
Could you imagine a Republican getting away with such a condescending, sexist remark? No, neither can I. But Clyburn will get a free pass. He's got that protective coating of melanin that allows him to just scream "Raaaacist"! if you criticize him.
So Palin's an idiot, but he' some towering intellect, huh?
This insulting and demeaning rhetoric from the Democrats has to stop. There's one sure way it can: The president can tell his party to knock it off. The fact he hasn't for four days now speaks for itself.