This week I noticed the media couldn’t be bothered to report on two stories concerning attacks on women, both inside the political wasteland that was the Florida townhall event on gun control, and the United Nations Security Council.
I’m saddened more than shocked (very little shocks me anymore) to see what National Rifle Association Spokesman Dana Loesch had to say after the event (emphasis mine):
“I had to have a security detail to get out,” she said of the Sunrise, Fla. event. “I wouldn’t be able to exit that if I didn’t have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming burn her. And I came there to talk solutions and I still am going to continue that conversation on solutions as the NRA has been doing since before I was alive.”
“Burn her”? Weren’t the Salem witch trials in the late 1600s? I didn’t know the left was so puritanical. Praise God – they’ve been saved! Oh wait —
We also have a story regarding US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that received virtually no defense from the otherwise preening press.
Haley addressed the U.N. Security Council during a speech Tuesday, during which she responded to an earlier speech from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as comments made last month by Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian negotiator.
Erekat said Haley “needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not the problem.”
“We welcome you as the leader of the Palestinian people here today,” Haley said of Abbas. “But I will decline the advice I was recently given by your top negotiator, Saeb Erekat. I will not shut up. Rather, I will respectfully speak some hard truths.
“The Palestinian leadership has a choice to make between two different paths. There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence. That path has led, and will continue to lead, to nothing but hardship for the Palestinian people.”
Haley then reminded the Palestinians of the “path of negotiation and compromise,” which she said has proved to be successful for Egypt and Jordan.
“That path remains open to the Palestinian leadership, if only it is courageous enough to take it,” she said.
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. went on to criticize the body for “elevating the tensions and grievances” between the Israelis and Palestinians and said the U.N. should focus on other issues facing the Middle East, such as the threat of the Islamic State and
The poignant and deserved parting shot (emphasis mine):
“These immense security and humanitarian challenges throughout the region should occupy more of our attention, rather than having us sit here, month after month, and use the most democratic country in the Middle East as a scapegoat for the region’s problems. But here we go again,” Haley said.
We don’t have to imagine what the left would do if Loesch or Haley were Democrats, and the institutions they represent were Planned Parenthood or a Democrat administration. Just imagine if the former called for a full repeal of the Second Amendment and gun confiscation, and the latter called Israel an
apartheid state and “occupier.” Based on all previous mewlings, you would think the left would at least defend these women’s right to speak, and applaud their ability to articulate their positions so well. You would be wrong. As it is, that each is a woman makes no difference. Only un-American, statist, and tyrannical positions matter.
A consolation prize on this is that Loesch and Haley represent picture-perfect traps for Democrats, and each reveals the left’s utter hypocrisy about gender discrimination and misogyny. Well done!