It took me a minute to pick myself up off the floor from being completely knocked of my feet by the explosive anger and vitriol from writer Alexis Grenell’s opinion piece in The New York Times.
In it, she labeled me and every other woman who supported Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court as “gender traitors.”
First of all, let me exclaim, wow! I have rarely been so assaulted by a piece of writing. This one really took my breath away. My first impression from the piece was that this woman has some serious anger management issues and needs help. But maybe it’s really just part of the left-wing schtick and she’s really effective in delivering it.
Grenell, a Democratic consultant, is the co-founder of Pythia Public Affairs – a public relations firm in New York. She has worked for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, back when Cuomo was the Empire State’s attorney general, and for New York state Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein. So her political leanings are fairly clear.
This most recent defeat handed to the cultural left across the country is a stinging one. They are angry. And watching the Trump administration so effectively excise liberal elements of the liberal agenda from the Obama era must be particularly painful. But I don’t understand why liberals double down in their extreme politically correct cultural-destruction rhetoric when they are getting clear signals that Americans aren’t buying it anymore.
Grenell has obviously never heard the phrase, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar” because she let loose with one insult after another hurled at white, conservative women.
“These women are gender traitors, to borrow a term from the dystopian TV series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’ They’ve made standing by the patriarchy a full-time job. The women who support them show up at the Capitol wearing ‘Women for Kavanaugh’ T-shirts, but also probably tell their daughters to put on less revealing clothes when they go out.”
Seriously? How would she tell her daughter to dress when she goes out? And I hardly envision conservative women across America in dresses and pearls waiting for their white males to come home and tell them how to vote.
Grenell continues: “These are the kind of women who think that being falsely accused of rape is almost as bad as being raped. The kind of women who agree with President Trump that ‘it’s a very scary time for young men in America,’ which he said during a news conference on Tuesday.
“But the people who scare me the most are the mothers, sisters and wives of those young men, because my stupid uterus still holds out some insane hope of solidarity.”
I’ve got news for Grenell. Women across the country who are mothers, sisters, wives do not want to see their beloved sons, brothers, husbands accused and destroyed by unsubstantiated accusations from women who would lie about sexual assault.
For the record, women who lie about sexual assault make it much more difficult for true victims to come forward and seek justice. As women, we know that and we don’t like it when women lie about it.
When liberals promote a “believe women” narrative without question, they lose their credibility. Did they not think this one through?
Grenell goes on to play the race card to make her point. She said white women have only broken to support Democratic presidential candidates “twice in the 1964 and 1996 elections.” Of course, top Grenell that suggests that white women voted to “uphold a system that values only their whiteness, just as they have for decades.”
Maybe its lost on Grenell that it could be women were looking for a stronger economy, lower taxes, an end to Obamacare, stronger foreign policy, and (dare I say it?) a Supreme Court that upholds the foundational principles of the Constitution. I think all those things transcend any false narratives liberals could fabricate about white privilege, don’t you?
Grenell further suggests that there is a larger cultural advantage for white women who “benefit from patriarchy by trading on their whiteness to monopolize resources for mutual gain.”
“In return they’re placed on a pedestal to be ‘cherished and revered,’ as Speaker Paul D. Ryan has said about women, but all the while denied basic rights,” Grenell writes.
“The pedestal is a superior, if precarious, place. For white women, it’s apparently better than being ‘stronger together,’ with the 94 percent of black women and 86 percent of Latinas who voted for Hillary Clinton.”
As if there wasn’t enough atrocious accusation flowing through her commentary, she goes further into the suggesting that white women buy into the white supremacist strategy of maintaining a pure white race: “So it seems that white women are expected to support the patriarchy by marrying within their racial group, reproducing whiteness and even minimizing violence against their own bodies.”
Grenell thinks: “the blood pact between white men and white women is at issue in the November midterms.”
I can hardly bring myself to believe that she would be suggesting that white men and women are conspiring to overtake the midterms, but that’s how it sounds.
Just remember, Grenell is a public relations specialist and this must surely be a Hail Mary pass counterargument to the “vote Republican in November” message that is likely resonating with more people than ever because of the savagery the Kavanaugh confirmation process became at the hands of the Democrats.
The Times has already disgraced itself with its coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination, but it has really hit the bottom of the barrel by publishing this piece. Never would anyone other than a liberal get away with suggesting such insulting and racially charged claims.
But maybe Republicans and conservatives are doing something right and this piece by Alexis Grenell is a barometer of just how far off target the left is in regaining the hearts and minds of Americans in the upcoming midterms.
The harder they strike out at the right, the more wounded they are in their attempts to regain power.
Grenell overloaded on her criticism of women here and I think she did more damage than good for her cause by alienating independent women who might have otherwise listened to a more reasoned argument.
There is nothing “reasoned” about her piece.
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