February 24, 2006

Update: Angry Left Angry at Itself

Left-wing blogger Jane Hamsher is mad as hell as she’s not going to take it anymore! Who is she mad at? Well, principally she’s mad at NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Joe Lieberman. For what? Apparently, for not getting nasty enough during the Alito confirmation battle. She calls for people to stop sending money to NARAL and Planned Parenthood and to support liberal Ned Lamont in his primary fight against Lieberman (who voted against Alito, but not for an unprecedented filibuster).

Jeez! How much do you have to smear a nominee, distort his record and threaten your allies before you get the respect of the Angry Left?

NOW, however, receives Ms. Hamsher’s praise for its willingness to attack anyone who would not do anything, no matter how underhanded or destructive, to stop a duly elected Republican president and Republican-controlled Senate from appointing constitutionalist judges as they had promised to do in the last election.

At her angriest, Ms. Hamsher becomes a parody of herself, as when she pleas for NARAL and Planned Parenthood members to cut off funding to their national organizations:

“Don't give them any more money for their fancy vases and swank offices and expensive lunches with the GOP forced childbirth lobby. Give your money to true pro-choice candidates for the US Senate like Ned Lamont who will take a stand when the time comes, and it will come. Give 'til it hurts. Then give some more.”

Fancy vases?