South Carolina governor Nikki Haley wants to know why she is having to defend herself against utterly baseless accusations that she is about to be investigated by the IRS:
“There is nothing, nothing, you can call any federal department of justice, everybody said there is nothing there. There is nothing there. What is sad in our country, what’s really sad in politics, is that a blogger can throw something out with no proof, no truth, no accuracy, total lies and that the media picks it up. It’s a very, very sad thing....And I will tell you every time this happens, I will call them out on it. How sad is that? That someone can go and make up everything you just said and absolutely none of it, none of it be true. It’s a terrible thing.”
...Governor Haley is no stranger to controversy. In her race for governor in 2009, she battled against two claims that she had been unfaithful to her husband. Those allegations were also never proven to be true.
So why, given that story had no proof, no truth, no accuracy, and was total lies, did the media run with it?
First: Because she is a Republican.
Compare the treatment Nikki Haley just got to that afforded to John Edwards - when non-mainstream publications had virtual proof that he was being unfaithful to his wife while she lay dying of cancer, the MSM acted in collusion to put a news blackout on the story, with the Los Angeles Times going so far as to order reporters not to even blog about it. But when it is a Republican, well...even the accusations of a little-read blogger can become front-page fodder!
Second: Because she is a Republican woman.
Still doubt who's waging a war on women? Which party exhausted itself dehumanizing Sarah Palin, caricatured Michelle Bachmann as a nut, and derided Christine O'Donnell as a slut, all with the media's help? A media who helped trumpet the false "infidelity" accusations against Governor Haley (which now make her "no stranger to controversy"), while launching assaults against figures such as Carrie Prejean and Michelle Malkin?
I stand by these words:
For some reason, when liberals see a Sarah Palin or a Carrie Prejean, the impulse immediately is for the lowest road possible: not to engage them, but to defile them. Not to prove them wrong, but to humiliate them in the vilest way possible. The immediate, insatiable urge of the Left is to wreck a female adversary so completely that no one can look at them the same way; so that anyone who sees their victim will see the marks on them and turn away in disgust or openly mock with righteous venom, and to hopefully so emotionally destroy their female "enemies" that their self-esteem is ravaged, and they slink away from public life, alone and ashamed.
There's a word for this type of assault. Rape.
Yes, the assault isn't physical, but the thought process behind the rapes of Palin and Prejean are identical to that of the common street rapist: To defile, degrade, humiliate, embarrass, and make themselves feel better in the process. A broken victim is what each hopes to obtain, and neither stops the assault until the surrender is complete.
Alas, Nikki Haley is right. It will never stop. Because she refuses to break. So the rapes will continue, with the compliant women of the Left pinning her arms down, until she is broken, or at least retreats, Sarah Palin-style, behind Facebook and friendlier media (notice how the attacks on her have abated)
Or until America refuses to tolerate the rape of women who don't subscribe to the liberal media/Democratic party's female ideal, which is:
A fuck-toy who swallows government-funded birth control pills by the bottle so as not to burden their men with responsibility of child-rearing. Who work 12 hour days, then come home to service their man (or men). And who help defile, degrade, and join in the gang-rape of women who dare to chose a different path...