It may be the year of the conservative woman, but among rank and file conservatives, it’s more like 1950. Or 1775. I’ve always believed that the best way to find out what people are thinking is to read the comments they make when they can be sure they’re anonymous. But what I encountered when I read the comments to a Washington Examiner article on Christine O’Donnell blew my mind.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Gawker.com published an article detailing an anonymous man’s one night stand with Christine O’Donnell. The subject of the Examiner article is the National Organization for Women’s refusal to comment on the affair. The comments under the article are aimed at N.O.W. If the comments were substantive criticism of N.O.W.’s policies, that would be one thing. But instead, well, just read for yourself:
"Berniebouck2003: It should read “National Organization for Women Who Actually Think They are Men.”
"Curtis: No, it’s “National Organization for Whores.”
"Sir Shagsalot: National Organization for Strap-on Fanatics."
"Moe (in reply to Sir Shagsalot): Isn’t it amazing that all those women who are so ANTI-PENIS own a rubber one?"
And on and on. I think this raises a valid question. Should we believe conservatives when they claim they are not anti-poor, racist, or anti-woman?
"You don't need to know how to spell to hold and aim a gun."
"Buy ammunition now before the dems take your right to bear arms away from you. The blood of patriots....."
"It's time for Conservatives to arm ourselves. Oh wait, we are already, we have the guns. The time is now!"
"We need one good military general to "take over" and stop this. Where is that leader?"
I especially like the one that advocates a military coup. Now, I'll admit, I've seen a few extreme comments on Kos. But they're a far cry from what I've read on conservative sites. Why isn't Bill O'Reilly criticizing this stuff? The tea partiers tell us over and again that they just want a peaceful change to a smaller government. But when comments like this appear over and over again on sites like the Examiner, Michelle Malkin, Townhall.com and Breitbart’s sites, the evidence is clear. We know what they’re really thinking.