Allow me to introduce myself. I am a traitor and an idiot. Also, my mother should have aborted me and left me in a dumpster, but since she didn’t, I should "off" myself.
After 20 years of column writing, I’m familiar with angry mail. But the past few days have produced responses of a different order. Not just angry, but vicious and threatening.
And she knows vicious. Here’s Parker in 2003, on the Democratic presidential candidates:
Here’s a note I got recently from a friend and former Delta Force member, who has been observing American politics from the trenches: "These bastards like Clark and Kerry and that incipient ass, Dean, and Gephardt and Kucinich and that absolute mental midget Sharpton, race baiter, should all be lined up and shot."
Suck it up, Kathleen. You’ve been tossing red meat to a caged rabid animal for two decades. No sympathy when it finally bites you.
Now, she whines:
…when we decide that a person is a traitor and should die for having an opinion different from one’s own, we cross into territory that puts all freedoms at risk.
I’m truly speechless.
John Hawkins, responding at Right Wing News, writes:
As a general rule, conservatives aren’t as nasty and vicious as liberals…
So let’s review: Parker flings two decades worth of poo at liberals, including the suggestion that the entire field of Democratic presidential nominees be assassinated, and never reports getting hateful vicious threats. She then writes a single column suggesting Sarah Palin should step down and receives a box full’ o’ hate.
You do the math, John.
Now the Anchor Baby chimes in to call Parker a "Palin-bashing columnist" and condemn her "hyberbolic attacks on conservatives." Mmmm, that’s some tasty popcorn.