Posted on | April 25, 2012 | 34 Comments
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
— Ephesians 6:12-13 (KJV)
When Ali Akbar and I were in Tampa for the CNN Tea Party debate in September, there was a bit of embarrassing “hubba-hubba” in the comments when I mentioned that we would be having lunch with Dana Loesch. She’s a nice-looking lady, but also a married mom. And then I scored a brief video interview with Dana:
The comments on that post? Polite and appropriate. Once she brandished that Bible-verse tattoo, even our usually rowdy commenters were like: “Oh, she’s a Christian.” And they piped down.
Kind of an interesting effect to observe.
So anyway, the other day, a blogger pointed out that Charles Johnson had described Catholic nuns as “uppity” — a word which, according to CJ, was raaaaacist when used by Rush Limbaugh. This caused Jazzy McBikeshorts to get all sniffy about context:
Sure enough, dozens of wingnuts are busily retweeting it today, after it was picked up by Breitbart.com blogger Dan Riehl and then retweeted by CNN contributor Dana Loesch . . .
I know wingnuts aren’t big on the whole context thing, especially when they’re getting their smear on . . .
I’ve never been able to tell if people like Dan Riehl and Dana Loesch are really this dense, or if they’re cynically manipulating those who are.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, CJ decided to get in Dana’s face about it: Big mistake, resulting in an epic beatdown captured by Diary of Daedalus, worth reading for amusement. Comic denouement? LGFers have now announced they’ll boycott CNN because of that mean ol’ Dana Loesch — who is, of course, wearing “the whole armour of God.”
They can’t touch her. And it drives ‘em nuts.