January 22, 2010

Are You Not Offended?!?!

I supposed that in a few days the newness of Senator Scott Brown will begin to wear off and we'll all go back to our normal routine of utterly ignoring the families of politicians when the aren't:

  • doing something scandalous
  • campaigning
  • dying
  • some combination of the above

In the mean time, though, it appears we'll have to deal with the faux outrage of left-wing bloggers who are going through the trash of the Brown family, attempting to find something, anything scandalous to diminish his current political rock star status.

They've gone after Senator-elect for posing nude in Cosmo, hugging his bikini-clad daughters, and found out his wife looked great in a bikini in an 80s music video.

As Meep notes at POWIP, it doesn't appear that anyone pushing these stories is actually offended by the unobjectionable actions and images of the Brown family, but instead seem to be hoping that independents and conservatives will be shocked and appalled by what they've found.

What these stories instead go to prove is that liberals are attempting to market to a caricature of conservatives and independents, and that the oppressive "Christian Taliban" strawman they've created only exists in their insular community-based realities. It's a flawed assumption, and an example of the kind of groupthink that may cost Democrats even more seats in the 2010 midterms.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 22, 2010 11:52 AM

Hahaha. I love how the libruls try to slur ordinary people for doing ordinary things, if they are conservatives. These slurs only serve to make more enemies for themselves.
An overly short quick list: pickup owners, Cosmo magazine, fathers of daughters, parents of Downs syndrome kids, Moose hunters (or any other hunters for that matter), investors in stocks and bonds, employees of insurance companies, doctors.
Pretty soon the only fans they will have left are illegal immigrants and spongers off government programs.

Posted by: Fred Beloit at January 22, 2010 12:18 PM

Man, it's a darned good thing that none of this was discovered prior to the election! Lord only knows what might have happened if it was discovered that Scott Brown's daughters wear bathing suits!!

In a related story, the AP is about to unearth a series of "shock and awe" tin types of Helen Thomas, cavorting on what would later become the Boardwalk, in a daring outfit that can only be described as "naughtie"! Despite her bulbous nose, offset eyes and quadruple chins, Ms. Thomas turned many a dreamy-eyed male head in her day!

Film at 11:00!

Posted by: Dell at January 22, 2010 12:30 PM

Around 1:48 to 1:53 (or so) of the video I was expecting some other song (as she's being helped into the boat), but I just can't put my finger on it. Can anyone help? What's that sound like?

Posted by: 24AheadDotCom at January 22, 2010 12:32 PM

The moonbats are gonna need a new chicken, this one is looking pretty worn out.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 22, 2010 01:10 PM

As a dyed-in-the-wool Reagan conservative, it it incumbent upon me to say: I most heartily approve of attractive bikini-clad females.

That is all.

Posted by: Russ at January 22, 2010 02:25 PM

Fred Beliot, "Pretty soon the only fans they will have left are illegal immigrants and spongers off government programs."

Unfortunately that is (example Calif) becoming a majority.

Posted by: Ray R. at January 22, 2010 03:07 PM

Bob, you notice that the anti-Christian bigotry brigade won again? The biblical references are being removed from the rifle sights.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at January 22, 2010 06:36 PM

I guess the scandal is that none of that involves other peoples' wives, animals, women their wives didn't know about and so on.

Too bad it is a just good clean fun.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at January 22, 2010 06:38 PM

I am not worried about what his daughter or his wife wore back in the 1980's.

What I am looking is his policies,his actions or lack of actions as a statesmen. That is what I care about, not the nuance.

Posted by: Michael at January 22, 2010 07:54 PM

It's like in 08 when 30 years of feminist doctrine was discarded to attack a woman who dared to have a career and a family because said woman was a threat to the liberal agenda.

All of a sudden, good women stayed home full time. Now all good women wear prim and proper clothes. Or something. Not really sure what exactly the Left is going for here.

"People of MA. Your new Senator is pretty handsome. His daughter? Hot. Very hot. See, look how hot she is. Wife? Also good looking. Vote for the dried up lemon sucker AG."

Or is it just pure bile overcoming their limited intellect?

Posted by: Britt at January 22, 2010 11:07 PM

He has 3 beautiful women in his family and democrats hate him? Now that's a suprise.

Posted by: ck at January 22, 2010 11:23 PM

You know, I really do have reservations about posing nude and having ones family seen in bathing suits. However, I understand that those are not issues Brown is running on, for one thing. And, I see my issues as my own (unless they fall within my religious grouping, and there are other ways to deal with that). Further, these are past actions. They, if they have any bearing, must fall into forgiveness and that is, mostly, a private issue.

What bothers me most, however, is having people who support legalized pedophilia, legalizing drug use, denouncing any moral bars whatsoever, and who support the most vile of things legal or not in any case, trying to proselytize... THAT is evil, it is current, and it is ongoing. They have no idea how stupid they look as an atheist type front trying to take Christian ethic out of context and then trying to use it to further their truly evil agenda.

Yes, we do see.

Posted by: Doom at January 23, 2010 03:07 AM

No, I'm not offended at all.

Posted by: Dude at January 23, 2010 12:10 PM

Lefties have never come to grips with the fact that honest or intelligent people could fail to share their values. They do not know any real conservatives and don't want to. In place of us they create a parody of conservative values that they proclaim represents the real person of the right. The parody is so real to them that when conservatives don't act the way they expect it must be hypocrisy. Their imaginary conservative is a religious bigot who is offended when women don't wear burka style coverings. Since that actually applies to a minute number of people of any persuasion, and a tiny fraction of one percent of conservatives, we don't react as they expect. They are shocked that we don't denounce the Brown family for betraying "conservative" principles and conclude we must be hypocrites because we don't go all Pavlov on the provocation.

The inability of liberals to understand the opposition will cause them to overreach every time. It is perhaps the most powerful tool we have in

Posted by: Ken Hahn at January 24, 2010 02:52 PM

Sorry, should be we have in ending the current situation.

Posted by: Ken Hahn at January 24, 2010 02:53 PM

My response to any suggestion along these lines is: "And do you remember Mary Jo?" That usually shuts them up.

Posted by: Razorgirl at January 25, 2010 05:16 PM