Good grief! I always thought Maureen Dowd was simply a clueless self-centered whiney bratty liberal occasional plagiarist, but clearly I underestimated her: she’s all that and more!
Not content with writing her usual screeds, lifting a paragraph here and there from pals, and basically baring all her post-menopausal insecurities for the world to see, Ms. Dowd is now making things up out of whole cloth.
In her latest “opinion piece“, Dowd has fabricated, and then reacted to, an imagined quote shouted by Joe Wilson during President Obama’s State of Obamaland speech to the Congress last Wednesday evening. As we all know by now, Rep. Wilson shouted, “You lie,” as the President assured Congress and the nation that illegal immigrants would not be covered by HR32oo HR3200, the bill he was discussing at the time.
Bizarrely, Ms. Dowd’s fevered imagination heard not a rude-but-understandable knee-jerk reaction to a proveable falsehood proclaimed by the president , but instead a racist threat. Or in her words:
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.
But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
Poor Maureen! She then goes on to use this auditory hallucination as a springboard to accuse pretty much everyone on the right of unmitigated racism, tossing out lovely descriptors like “shrieking lunacy,” frantic efforts,” “frothing response from paranoids”…
I’ve been loath to admit that the shrieking lunacy of the summer — the frantic efforts to paint our first black president as the Other, a foreigner, socialist, fascist, Marxist, racist, Commie, Nazi; a cad who would snuff old people; a snake who would indoctrinate kids — had much to do with race…
…unable or unwilling to realize that those adjectives are merely describing herself.
It’s funny, that – once again, the people constantly hurling the “Racist!” slur at others seem to be the people whom only see color. What is THAT called, hmmm, Maureen?
Most people call it “projection.”
But to Maureen “I hear racists” Dowd and so many others, it’ll always be about racism. Because we’re all racists now.