Topic category: Partisan Politics
Dana Loesch Hypocritically Doubles Down on Her Own Stupidity
Dana Loesch thinks that Donald Trump has made some cruel remarks and owes some apologies.
Even Trump supporters will concede that some of their candidate's many words during the presidential campaign should have been left unsaid.
Loesch should have focused on the merits and eschewed personal attacks.
She didn't...and ended up looking like the south end of a north-bound horse.
For example, Loesch objected to Trump's reference to Carly Fiorina's appearance.
So what did Loesch do when Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany challenged the conservatism of professed conservatives who have not rallied behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Trump?
Loesch launched into a diatribe that must have disgusted Trump as well as McEnany and disappointed principled conservatives who think that two wrongs don't make a right, common decency should be practiced by all and the answer to "progressive" hypocrisy is not "conservative" hypocrisy.
"Who the hell is this chick?" Loesch asked on her radio show, dismissing McEnany as unworthy to have an opinion.
That was a bad way to try to make a point, but nothing compared to what Loesch proceeded to say as she tried to buttress her case on the merits with a personal attack on McEnany's smile, chest size and hair color.
Purporting to address McEnany, Loesch proclaimed:
"Babycakes, this [election is] more than going on television and flashing them pearly whites and your flat-chested, red-dressed, over-sprayed bleach blonde hair, while you sit here and you preach all this stuff about who is and isnít a conservative."
In law school, students are advised to pound the law if it favorable, pound the facts if they are favorable and pound the table if both the law and the facts are unfavorable.
Loesch should have said nothing about McEnany's appearance.
McEnany's chest size and hair color choice obviously are not relevant to the issue of what a conservative should do now that Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential candidate.
Loesch hsd said that she had checked out McEnany, but her checking left as much to be desired as her foolish diatribe.
Then it got worse for Loesch.
Upon learning that McEnany had mastectomies as a result of a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, did Loesch take the opportunity to salvage something from her ill-considered attack by demonstrating to Trump how to make a sincere apology for unfortunate chosen words?
Instead, Loesch insisted that she had done nothing wrong and attacked her critics.
Loesch blogged that she did not cross a line, and her critics should feel "shameÖ for such a ridiculous deflection."
"This election cycle the most fervent Trump supporters have excused, defended, even cheered a candidate that has mocked a disabled reporter, the appearance of cancer-survivor Carly Fiorina (sadly, this gene also runs in my family which has been ravaged by cancer), and women in general.
"In fact, this most fervent groupís behavior is the epitome of Social Justice Warrior Political Correctness. I pointed this out in my monologue (also here and here) regarding a Trump surrogate who had the audacity to play bouncer of the conservative movement by personally attacking and smearing conservatives I know and claiming that you canít be a true conservative unless you whole-heartedly support Donald Trump. Her statement was asinine and my observation, delivered in the stated style of Donald Trump, was absolutely valid. That I chose this rhetorical device (I even predicted the outrage and literally mocked it mid-monologue in the video) served the purpose of highlighting the hypocrisy of these most fervent supporters, and they didnít disappoint with their hypocritical reaction."
Loesch did disappoint.
Loesch needs a time out.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
It was Loesch who had "the audacity to play bouncer of the conservative movement by personally attacking and smearing" McEnany.
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