Before you attend another party, practice saying calmly, "I don’t accept the premises underlying your assumption." Say it as many times as necessary to feel comfortable uttering that sentence whenever you encounter a liberal.Agreed.
In the context of your dinner conversation, here’s how it would go:
"What do you mean?" the shocked liberal will ask.
"First, I wouldn’t assume that anyone to whom you put that question would vote for Obama under any circumstances.
"A second premise of your question is that I vote as a woman. That’s a classic Democrat assumption."
Again, you’ll be facing a flummoxed liberal.
A word of warning: the more you say, the more the liberal’s response will turn to enraged apoplexy. By the time you’ve finished lucidly expressing your views, the liberal will react like a shrieking, psychopathic hyena being laced into a straitjacket. . .
In your calmest, most unemotional manner, point out to him that "the Democrat Party is based on identity politics. It has been for the last 40 years. For the first two-thirds of the 20th century, Democrats were the working people’s party, as well as that of so-called ethnic voters.
"With the rise of affirmative action, feminism and newly-minted ‘minorities,’ the Democrat Party began tailoring its strategies to pigeon-hole voters into discrete categories, assuming each would vote as members of beleaguered groups that required exceptional government intervention. To me, this is a pernicious public policy for all affected -- except, of course, the Democrats scrounging for votes.
"I’m a professional woman in my early seventies and I’ve never felt like part of a beleaguered minority. I received a fine education, then went to work and had a successful career that continues to this day. I worked in a meritocratic system and it rewarded me. It would be absurd for me to think of myself as a minority when women are, numerically, a majority. Although many companies didn’t welcome women when I was younger, they do now, and even then, I made my way and did well through hard work.
"I resent the Democrat Party’s assumption that I vote as a vagino-American when in fact I vote on the basis of my reasoning capacity and my skill at sizing up people. I vote as a national security-minded, free market-appreciating, patriotic American -- not based on my gender.
"I only wish more women and genuine minorities understood that their permanent victim status may serve the Democrat Party by providing it with votes, but it utterly fails to serve the ‘victims’ in the long run. In fact, nothing could be more detrimental to them."
Monday, December 12, 2011
PJ Media's Belladonna Rogers advises how to respond when a woman finds herself the lone conservative at the table: