>Conservative Psychosis

>Yeah I know we’re all supposed to be really dumbfounded by Virginia Thomas’ bizarre voicemail message to Anita Hill. I admit, my first reaction was, “Really? After all of these years? And demanding an apology, too?”

This morning on MSNBC journalist Karen Hunter opined that Mrs. Thomas was either “in an Ambien haze or filming a reality TV show.” Which I thought was pretty hilarious, though Hunter might get a Saturday morning demand for an apology from Mrs. Thomas for her trouble.

But really: filming a reality show? Yes of course she is. Ginni Thomas is a Tea Party activist. And hasn’t our modern political discourse become just one giant non-stop reality show?

I understand Ginni Thomas’ behavior perfectly. She is a member of the Teanut cult, a group of people defined by their victimhood. Poor conservatives, they are perpetual victims at the hands of big mean liberals: Katie Couric was so mean to ask Sarah Palin a “gotcha” question like which newspapers and magazines she reads! How dare anyone call Carrie Prejean mean names like “hypocrite” for taking her top off in a modeling session, then pretending to be Miss Purity & Moral Values? Christine O’Donnell is a victim of “character assassination” because tapes of her saying stupid things have resurfaced now that she wants to be a U.S. Senator. That is so mean, you guyz!

Conservatives have been calling for the whaaambulance for years now, a neat little turning of the tables: these are the folks who have railed against “liberal victimhood” forever. Minorities, women, the disabled, the poor … those folks need to stop demanding special treatment and buck up, already! Quit yer whining and pull yourself up by your own bootstraps!

But it’s always IOKIYAR in conservative land. They’re always the oppressed ones, unable to understand why they can no longer be assholes and not get applauded for it. The liberal media and culture of political correctness oppresses them every day. There are gays out in the open, demanding that their “lifestyle” be sanctioned by the government, fer crying out loud!

As a Tea Party activist and founder of Liberty Central, Ginni Thomas drinks this victimhood Kool-Aid every day. Of course she’s held a grudge all of these years. Of course she hasn’t forgotten all of those mean things Anita Hill said about her husband so many years ago. Of course she sees herself as the real victim here.

Thomas is the perfect Teanut standard-bearer for this cult of victimhood, since she can’t be accused of being a racist as her husband is African American. I’d say she knew exactly what she was doing stirring up this pot after so many years. She’s reminding her fellow cultists of a divisive time in our nation’s history where mean liberals demanded special treatment and attacked one of their heroes (anyone who doubts Clarence Thomas is a hero to the right wing need only remember he officiated at Rush Limbaugh’s third wedding — which was held at the Thomas home.) She’s telling her fellow Teanuts that if tyrannical liberals are allowed to win, honest American patriots will continue to be oppressed by Commie idealists who demand everything handed to them on a platter, instead of working hard for what they want, like they do.

It’s the mother of all dog whistles, people. Don’t think Ginni Thomas blew it by accident.

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8 responses to “>Conservative Psychosis

  1. >Outstanding post.Don't like "Teanut," though. Might be considered demeaning. (Not that they don't deserve to be demeaned.)I stick with Teabagger. After all, it's what they called themselves at first. And as self-proclaimed Constitutional Originalists, they appreciate the value of tradition and precedent.

  2. >I think this might offer some insight into the timing. (Emphasis mine.)"The Clarence I know was certainly capable not only of doing the things that Anita Hill said he did, but it would be totally consistent with the way he lived his personal life then," said McEwen, who is writing her own memoir but has never before publicly discussed her relationship with Clarence Thomas.I like Aunt B's take on this.

  3. >ight be considered demeaning.Gee, ya think?:-)Yes, I don't hold a lot of respect for the Tea Party. They do seem awfully upset by the "Teabagger" label, though as my husband says: we'll stop calling them Teabaggers when they stop calling us the Democrat Party.

  4. >Good post. I have nothing to add,Cheers!JzB

  5. >I read Aunt B's idea … intriguing, but I think it undestimates how politically calculating the far right is. I see the hand of politics all of this. It's no accident the call was made on the same day the New York Times ran a front page story on Ginny Thomas' Tea Party activities.

  6. >I don't think she blows it by accident.. not with Clarence and his Porn around.

  7. >The difference between the language implications of "Democrat Party" and "Teabagger"?On a Nice Polite Republican board, Teabagger isn't allowed. (I think it was Talk of the Nation.)Using Te@bagger will get your message removed by the moderator (sic).

  8. >Clarence Thomas=Lying POS.Virginia Thomas=Lying Wife of Lying POS.