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The very idea of condescension has always filled me with disgust. Actually, rage is probably the better word. The very idea that someone thought he was better than me, and would therefore feel all warm inside, by telling me what I can and cannot do, was not likely a prescription that was guaranteed to keep my blood pressure under control.
You can say the whole Leftist idea is one of condescension. These people really do think they are better than others. They are the anointed ones, the “experts,” who know how society should be run for the benefit of all.
I think the most appalling type of condescension is when the Left uses it on groups. Wasn’t it Harry Reid who speculated that if you are Hispanic you can’t possibly be a Republican? Or how about when the left takes black people for granted, that every one, or nearly every one, will vote Democrat? I just read a piece the other day, about my state, New Jersey, quoting a black pastor, who is voting for the Republican because the incumbent Democrat, Bob Menendez, never comes by his church, except at election time, maybe not even then.
Now, the condescenders are fixing their gaze on women. This is why I titled this essay the way I did. I think the Left is really scared that people are on to the act. But they can’t help themselves. Condescension is in their DNA. So, they double-down, using the convenience of this woman, Christine Ford, coming forth, to try and get half the population on their side.
Look, I do not know what happened to Mrs. Ford. I think something did happen to her. Watching her testimony, it is clear to me that she is troubled, and has been for a long time. That, and the fact that she is on the Left, makes it easy for her to think that Kavanaugh should not be on the Court.
While I do not know what the deal is with this woman, I feel confident in saying that Mr. Kavanaugh (now Justice Kavanaugh, thank goodness) did nothing for which he should be ashamed. There is no evidence. Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor, whom the Republicans brought on to examine Dr. Ford, wrote that she could see no way that Brett Kavanaugh could be indicted for these charges. And Mrs. Ford’s testimony is filled with more holes than the best Swiss Cheese on the market. Besides, there has never been any other of this type of accusation made against Mr. Kavanaugh. And everyone knows that this type of thing does not occur in a vacuum.
However, the Left thinks that women believe Mrs. Ford overwhelmingly. I have more confidence in women than our “betters” believe. They think the overwhelming number of women think alike, instead of as individuals.
This is not the first time that these people have made the bald-faced statement that women think alike. For years, they’ve been telling us that not only do most woman support abortion, but they are so gung-ho about it, that it determines their votes. But back in July, pollster Celinda Lake, who is a Democratic pollster, made this comment: “Women are much less likely to be pro-choice” than men.
For decades, the Left in general, and the Democrats in particular, have been telling us that they are the ones who care. To my way of thinking, people who really care start with respect. They realize that people are individuals, made in God’s image. And they deserve the type of respect that will show that they are taken seriously.
While we’ve known for decades that the Left (which includes most “reporters”) harbors this disrespectful attitude towards people, with this latest assault on the reasoning faculties of woman, we can always hope that, come November 6th, that they will achieve the drubbing at the polls they richly deserve.