The Left Hates Sarah Huckabee Sanders — and Here’s Why …

Written by Bill Thomas on June 20, 2018

I ran across this anonymous quote and thought it was revealing. It simply said, ““A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” That quote, as I see it, clearly and accurately describes women who make a difference. Many women accomplish this arduous task, but, in my opinion, no woman in the public eye better embodies it than Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sarah is savaged by those on the Left relentlessly, yet she responds with grace and class every time. Hardly ever does she respond personally. Her concerns are for the people and the administration she serves. The attacks, though, are vile and brutal.

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a “serial congenital liar,” screams Newsweek magazine in a November 28, 2017 article by Greg Price. Former President Clinton press spokesman Mike McCurry attacked Sanders as both appeared on a panel earlier this year. “You cannot do this job in an environment in which you are belligerent and saying you’re at war with these people every day,” he chided Sanders, even though she denied ever saying it.

Margaret Sullivan, in a February 13, 2018 edition of The Washington Post declared, “She dripped disdain. She oozed contempt. She huffed, like an exasperated teacher reprimanding a classroom troublemaker. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was responding — though not really — to a reporter’s question that she claimed to have already answered multiple times already. Watching the press secretary at Monday’s briefing, the words that came to mind were these: A new low.”

She’s been disrespected by Jim Acosta of CNN and many other mainstream media types; most recently by Brian Karem the executive editor of Sentinel Newspapers, Playboy White House correspondent and a CNN political analyst who attacked her relentlessly on the issue of immigration and children at the border.

From Jim Carrey’s ridiculous painting to Michelle Wolf’s juvenile attempts at humor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has become a prime target for the Left. The question is why? Why would the party of Hillary Clinton who said in February of this year at Georgetown University, “Women’s voices are not shutting up” attempt to silence the voice of the third woman to hold the position of press secretary? Why would the denizens of the Left, who speak of empowering women at every turn, want to diminish a woman in a position of power? Why would members of the press, who argue that women are treated unfairly and rudely, especially in the political arena, spew such hatred and contempt for a woman in a political position?

It is one thing to disagree or even to challenge. It is another thing to act contemptuously and disrespectfully. I suspect you already know. The Left doesn’t really care about women. Not really. The Left cares about liberal women and progressive causes. I’m thinking you caught the key words there. Why is Sarah Huckabee Sanders under attack?

She is a Christian. She told the Baptist Press in a January 2018 article, “A lot of times people say you need to separate faith and work, and my answer is that you can’t. Because if you are a deep-rooted Christian, your faith is what defines you.” She added in the same interview, “I think your faith can help you get through the good and the bad days.” The Left doesn’t hide its contempt for Sarah’s faith.
She’s been ridiculed by The Washington Post, SNL and The Young Turks on whose show Jim Carrey’s tweet, “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” is discussed. In John 15 Jesus tells the disciples that the world will hate them as it hated him. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders understands and lives that.

Not only is she hated for being a Christian, she’s hated for being a conservative and a supporter of President Trump. This comes as no surprise. The Left’s hatred of this president has reached unprecedented and horrific levels. The liberal Vanity Fair in a December edition last year rips her for an “Orwellian performance” of defending her boss who has a “frequent daily scrimmage with the truth.” Because Sarah Huckabee Sanders supports what President Trump is doing, the Left believes it is fine to attack, vilify and trash a woman who is doing her job.

Sanders, to her credit, does not back down. “It’s an honor and a privilege to work for the president and to be part of his administration.” Sarah’s love for her country and her people are evident. She notes, “In Washington, it’s often easy to go to work, get lost in the process, and forget why we’re here every day. The reason we’re here is to serve the American people.”

Though I suspect she doesn’t feel she needs it, I think it is appropriate for those of us who know and appreciate a strong, talented, Godly woman in a position of power to stand up for her. Rude and ridiculous attacks by men and women in the media ought to be condemned for the double-standard that they are. Sarah Sanders and the Trump administration need to know that we believe in them. If the choice is to stand with the liberal press or with Sarah, my answer is simple. I stand with Sarah. Will you?

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Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.