George Neumayr American Spectator
Normally Democrats urge their candidates to expunge God and morality from politics. Even the word morality grates on them. It is a far too judgment-laden term for their taste. How about the insipid term “ethics”? Okay, if you must — goes the attitude — but don’t use the loaded term “morality.” Yet what are we now hearing from the Mike Barnicles and Nancy Pelosis? That Kerry didn’t talk about God enough. That he failed to satisfy the public’s hunger for spirituality and morality. Like children who recently learned a new phrase, liberals are giving Kerry a post-mortem drubbing for not speaking to the “moral values” of America.
Tina Brown, a high-brow vulgarian who has bragged about tarting up the New Yorker, turned prim in Thursday’s Washington Post. “Who among us,” she wrote, “is not sick and tired of hearing the Cialis ad discuss four-hour erections while we’re sitting there trying to watch TV with the kids?” Brown related that she chats with other moms about “how much we worry and strategize and push back against the tsunami of pop culture sleaze that seeps into our kids’ psyches.”
Who knew Democrats had such pious longings? Who knew sexual, let’s-not-repress-the-children liberationists had such distaste for Cialis ads? Tina Brown even dropped the pom-poms for Anthony Lewis’s wife, Margaret Marshall, the Massachusetts Chief justice who, as Brown put it, “forced her state to authorize gay marriage.” Forced? Boy, that’s a very right-wing way of putting it. Usually the left says “freed.” Karl Rove should give her a “big bouquet,” said a piqued Brown. Got that, Marshall? Don’t ever turn up the heat so fast that the frogs jump out again. Remember, duping the American people into avant-garde morality takes time and finesse and you lack it. No more invites to Tina Brown’s parties for you.
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