The Left can dish it out but they can’t take it
December 4, 2008
To the Editor:
Mr. Bacigalupi (column, Dec. 2) seems shocked by “bigotry, Western-style.” After the last eight years of relentless attacks against George Bush and his family as well as anyone associated with the president, how can he be surprised?
Did he read and hear about the ugly, unfounded accusations that Sarah Palin’s husband fathered the baby of their daughter? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember any articles from Paolo criticizing those jokes and stories. Besides, it was all fun and games and perfectly acceptable when aimed at Republicans.
Paolo mentioned the joke about a watermelon patch to be planted in the Rose Garden and says if you’re from the South you would probably understand the joke. I have heard the joke several times and never from a resident of the South. This derogatory reference to Southerners might be construed by some as bigotry.
Of course this observation is based on my old dictionary that defines a bigot as one obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his own church, party, belief or opinion. Maybe the dictionary used by liberals like Mr. Bacigalupi only defines a bigot as a person of conservative persuasion obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his own church, party, belief or opinion.
I suspect that Mr. Bacigalupi is more offended by jokes and jabs at his favorite candidate for president than he is about bigotry. Before he turns on his self righteous attitude every time something unkind is said about Obama, he should understand that bigotry exists in every corner of the world including his own.
Obama will soon sit in the same chair that was occupied by George Bush for the last eight years. He will be criticized daily by many who are not his admirers. It will probably get very ugly ” get used to it, and don’t expect many tears for Obama from those who have endured the bigotry of the Left for so long (Western-style or otherwise). What goes around comes around.