Unity or "F--k you?"
Biden campaign manager and soon-to-be-named deputy chief of staff, Jen O'Malley Dillon, uttered some interesting remarks about Republicans during a recent Glamour interview. Do her comments portend a political shift to "unity," "kindness," and "empathy," or do they belie these stated Democrat party objectives?
Jen O'Malley Dillon's Biden campaign victory "f--k you" smirk.
Remember when female Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway received a "Glamour" feminist fluff piece after leading the Trump team to a hard-fought, against-all-odds victory in 2016? She didn’t, but fast forward to December 15, 2020 when Joe Biden’s campaign manager and soon-to-be deputy chief of staff, Jen O’Malley Dillon — who helmed the Biden campaign’s victory that literally everyone in the world anticipated would happen by a landslide — did. Interviewed/fawned over by cis-turned-lesbian author and female empowerment guru, Glennon Doyle, who began the interview by thanking Dillon for “…being here and saving the world,” the piece briskly moved through the well-worn subjects of juggling motherhood with a high-stakes career and overcoming preconceptions of “the patriarchy” — the oft-vilified male cabal that supposedly still exists in 2020 USA where females outnumber males by 7.43 million.
"That's what she said" -- Michael Scott.
Noteworthy about this interview were Jen O’Malley Dillon’s remarks when discussing Joe Biden’s widely-heralded “unifying” appeal. You may recall the numerous academy award winningly edited and unprecedentedly expensive Biden campaign ads and left-wing talking head opinion segments promising that Joe Biden and the Democrat party would bring back “unity,” “decency,” “kindness,” “humility,” and “empathy” to the political landscape. Yet during the segment on “unity,” Biden’s campaign manager and soon-to-be deputy chief of staff called Republicans “a bunch of f—kers.” Mind you, for an interview that began with the host suggesting that Republicans are a leper colony from which O’Malley Dillon was responsible for “saving the world,” it should come as no surprise that the elites who drive the party of “unity,” “decency,” and “empathy” believe their fellow citizens and political opponents to be what Oxford defines as “contemptible or stupid” people.
If you’ve spent any time listening to leading far-left political podcasts such as Pod Save America, your senses are no stranger to expletive-laced rants intended to eviscerate the Democrats’ political opposition. Likewise, if you have any experience interacting with college educated or graduate-level leftists on social media leading up to the 2016 POTUS election and beyond, you are likely fully accustomed to sentences soaked with contempt and strewn with copious helpings of vulgarities drafted in response to factual assertions or logical arguments. Jon Favreau (not the talented actor and director) and Jon Lovett (not Jon Lovitz) are the former top Obama speechwriters and the primary hosts of Pod Save America who have mastered and popularized the art of poetically employing invective to decorate impassioned soliloquies promoting left-wing strategy and propaganda.
So what? Who cares about profanity in a far-left-dominated culture where invective-filled tirades are perfectly acceptable and even celebrated forms of discourse compared to “repugnant” op-eds criticizing Ed.D. holders for vainly insisting upon always being identified by their honorifics? Indeed, earlier this week eighty-nine-year-old essayist and Wall Street Journal op-ed contributor Joe Epstein was canceled from Northwestern University and minted a vicious sexist by the Biden campaign after penning an opinion piece playfully criticizing FLOTUS-elect Jill Biden, Ed.D. for her insistence upon being referred to as “Dr. Jill Biden.” This otherwise banal opinion piece was condemned as if the writer had committed a war crime against half the world’s population. After all, Joe Epstein had the gall to refer to Jill Biden as “kiddo” and the outrageous temerity to suggest that perhaps Dr. Jill drop the “Dr.” designation when self-identifying outside of academic and leftist circles where an Ed.D. honorific achieved after completing a dissertation addressing “Student Retention at the Community College Level: Meeting Students’ Needs” can apparently crank one’s social credit score to the stratosphere.
“But wait a sec, I thought Democrats wanted unity?” No, the far-left who hold the reigns of the Democrat party and Joe Biden want no such thing as unity. They want power, and they want to silence anyone who undermines this pursuit of power. After WSJ published the Epstein op-ed, Biden campaign spokesperson Michael LaRosa took to social media to scold WSJ and its features editor writing “you … should be embarrassed to print the disgusting and sexist attack on @Dr.Biden running on the @WSJopinion page. If you had any respect for women at all you would remove this repugnant display of chauvinism from your paper and apologize to her.” Of course, accustomed to having negative press immediately removed and suppressed from the public eye by mainstream media outlets throughout the entire 2020 campaign season, the Biden team demanded that this infringing piece of media be removed from existence. To guarantee this result, the Biden campaign pulled from its quiver one the left’s most reliably deadly bolts of an “ist”/“ism” adjective by stamping the allegedly “embarrassing,” “disgusting,” “repugnant,” and “chauvinistic” op-ed as, ultimately, “sexist.” As sure as water is wet, Twitter mobs and establishment media quickly rallied behind the Biden team promising to cancel their WSJ subscriptions as they furiously penned posts and columns dripping with contempt for Joseph Epstein, the Wall Street Journal, and anyone connected by six degrees to the Wall Street Journal.
While Epstein’s association with his alma mater, Northwestern, was, in fact, expunged by the University, there is a happy ending and valuable lesson to be gleaned from this particularly malicious example of leftist cancel culture. WSJ opinions editor, Paul A. Gigot, responded to the barrage of left-wing backlash with a column in which he stated “[t]hese pages aren’t going to stop publishing provocative essays merely because they offend the new administration or the political censors in the media and academe…And since it’s time to heal, we’ll give the Biden crowd a mulligan for their attacks on us.” And because it is impossible to invent the prolific left-wing hypocrisy that abounds, it is important to note that Democrat champion of “decency” and “empathy,” Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., as recently as September of last year, referred to female environmental activist, Rebecca Beaulieu, as “kiddo” during a large town hall after she criticized Biden for his perpetually waffling fossil fuel policy. Other than receiving a mention from Fox News, no mainstream media outlets covered this exchange. Fox News interviewed Rebecca Beaulieu about the incident, and she opined that Biden’s comment was patronizing. And that’s it. Biden’s remark was, indeed, patronizing. However, his exchange with the female environmental activist received no further attention, and neither the leftist media hive-mind nor Fox News embarked on a censorious crusade to label Joe Biden an unmitigated sexist for his referring to a member of the opposite sex as “kiddo.”
On a personal note, before being canceled by weak-kneed milquetoast conservative capitulation to malicious leftists, this male writer litigated cases across the state of Alabama for nearly 11 years. When clearly introducing myself as “Daniel” to opposing counsel, who were often crusty blue-dog Democrats, these lawyers would routinely refer to me -- during hearings -- as “Danny,” “Danny-boy,” “boy,” “young man,” “kiddo,” “son,” “big guy,” “sweetheart,” etc. In other words, this writer would contend that it is intersectional feminist fiction to hold that patronizing exchanges are unique to, or even more frequent with, women recipients. In any case, ignoring rude behavior when committed by popular Democrat political candidates while mobilizing Internet mobs to decry otherwise unknown men accused of patronizing women as “sexists” only when the leftist mob disapproves of the the infringing male’s perceived opposing political views is disingenuous at best.
Astute observers may recognize that — when arbitrary rules and constantly shifting social norms are invented out of whole cloth by the left and wielded as a club only against perceived political opposition — the left’s rules and cultural norms do not really matter. That is, such arbitrary rules and norms only matter to the extent that they are validated through acquiescence or by force of law. Joe Biden, a far-left Democrat, can call a female environmental activist “kiddo” with zero backlash. He can openly peddle racist tropes holding that black Americans lack ideological and political diversity, yet still receive unprecedented support from Democrats who claim to be passionate about combating racism. Left-wing autocrats like Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Steve Adler, and Lori Lightfoot can brazenly disregard their own draconian COVID protocols to enrich and better their personal and political endeavors while enforcing those same protocols to constrain the lives and livelihoods of the citizens whom they govern. The rules Democrats desperately seek to promulgate and enforce upon others simply do not apply to them.
Accordingly, citizens who value freedom can learn from the examples of The Wall Street Journal and organizations like Goya Foods — companies with leadership that refused to acquiesce to the baseless and arbitrary “ist”/“ism” adjectives maliciously fired off by cowardly leftist Internet lurkers. Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Representative D. NY-14 (BX & Queens) incited a Twitter boycott of Goya Foods in July after accusing the company of alleged racism and wrongdoing due to its CEO’s vocal support of President Trump during the height of the pandemic. Goya CEO Bob Unanue refused to retract or apologize for his support of the President and, according to a December 8, 2020 CBS News report, recorded a 1000% increase in sales that he attributed to AOC’s nonsensical call for boycott. In Trumpian fashion, Unanue named Ocasio-Cortez Goya’s employee of the month. Like the dimwitted and overgrown school-yard brutes they resemble, leftist Internet cancel swarms have the memories and courage of gnats. One simply has to stand up to, and, in some cases, swat back at, the leftist mobs until they ignobly retreat to the weeds and shadows of the Internet.
Goya Foods CEO, Bob Unanue
Americans, open your eyes, use your minds, and stop allowing yourselves to be hoodwinked by the vicious left’s empty virtue signaling and false calls to “unity.” Unity in reference to those who oppose the far-left Democrat agenda is leftist Pig Latin for “f**k you.” Now with the nearly certain prospect that Trump is out of the way for the next four years, these tyrants will be increasingly targeting the otherwise anonymous eighty-nine year old op-ed writers and American families doing their best to get by while refusing to bend the knee to the left’s vicious and constantly fluctuating religious zealotry. This is intentional. If Americans continue to remain silent out of fear of these predators, so, too, will Americans' support of small government / pro-freedom politicians diminish, allowing authoritarian tyrants to slowly amass the elected coalition needed to pass enforceable laws reflecting intellectually (and morally) bankrupt double standards that can be weaponized against their political opposition. Resist leftist tyranny, America. Boldly stand and thrive.