Thursday, October 11, 2012

Timid Camille on 2012 Choice

Art teacher Camille Paglia is conservatives' favorite liberal, for obvious reasons.  She whacks feminists and Naomi Wolf around, and she actually listens to talk radio.

(Does that really mean that this lesbian is really a crypto-conservative?)

Anyway she's got a book out, Glittering Images, and so she's doing interviews.  So what is she doing to assist in the 2012 meltdown of Obama?  She's voting for the Green Party candidate.

Oh please, Camille.  What a high-school cliquish, blonde-WASPy thing to do.  How in the world could a tough Italian girl from gritty upstate New York descend to that?

Why won't she just vote for the Republican and show that she's got a brain?  Because of a very high-school cliquish reason.  Because of Newt and Santorum -- eeeuugh!  But she thinks that Romney is a moderate, and that makes it safe to vote Green rather than vote for Obama to keep the nerds out.
There are three people on the political landscape whom I absolutely loathe — Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Dick Cheney — that delusional and mendacious war-monger.
I guess that Paglia just doesn't like competition in the personality stakes.  After all, Newt is a guy rather like Camille, fizzing with ideas, some of which are pretty interesting.  Rick Santorum is a Catholic with the courage of his convictions, just like Camille in the art world, and he was prepared to go down to defeat as a Catholic pro-life conservative in the moderate blue-collar state of Pennsylvania.  Surely Paglia could respect that?  And Dick Cheney the bogeyman that liberal mothers use to terrify their children?  Come on, Camille, you've been reading too much partisan swill.

Still, the wonderful thing about Camille Paglia is that she does get out of the liberal bubble and actually listen to what's going on in flyover country.  She rails against ObamaCare and the Big Brother surveillance state:
What in the world has happened to the Democratic Party? Its passivity towards this awful takeover of our lives by a know-it-all government, as shown by the way Obama has governed by constantly going around Congress — appointing czars and one new layer of bureaucracy after another.
And who is fighting against this? Not liberals.
Listen — a huge point I want to make is that the protest against the surveillance state has, with only a few exceptions, been mainly coming from the Right and not from the Left! Talk radio has been seething with this issue for years.
 Here's the thing, Camille.  The reason that liberals go meekly forward accepting the expansion of the administrative state is that they think they run it.  They get to tell people what to do from their positions in the bureaucracy, the university, and the media.

They don't get the obvious point that the monster will one day devour them.  And you too, Camille Paglia.

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