Topic: Liberal Fascism
Nauseating. Disgusting. Repugnent. Ugly. Cruel. And typical. These words (except the last) seem inadequate to characterize the behavior of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson for his comments about Senator Rick Santorum’s stillborn child.
In case you didn’t know, Santorum and his wife lost their son Gabriel just hours after his birth. He was a premature baby and died two hours after his birth. Robinson saw fit to mock how the Senator and his family chose to deal with this tragedy: “He's not a little weird, he's really weird. And some of his positions that he has taken are just so weird that I think that some Republicans are off-put. Not everybody is not going to be down, for example, with the story of how he and his wife handled the stillborn child. It was a body that they took home to kind of sleep with it, introduce it to the rest of the family. It's a very weird story.”
I guess Eugene thinks that they should have just composted the unfortunate tyke.
As a matter of fact, there was nothing at all “weird” about this. As Peter Werner notes in this post on the Commentary “Contentions” blog, the American Pregnancy Association recommends that parents and other children spend time with a deceased infant. Yet the odious Robinson saw nothing wrong with seizing on this terrible incident to smear the candidate. And there was nothing at all unusual about his behavior. Slandering and mocking their opponents in the crudest and most vicious terms is what contemporary progressivism is all about. Just ask Clarence Thomas.
In the unlikely event that I am ever awarded the Pulitzer Prize, I won’t accept it. What decent human being wants to be on the same list with a piece of work like Eugene Robinson?