"Honestly, it's not because I’m a paragon of virtue, it’s because that would be a terrible way to do the job."
- Former Obama spox Jay Carney, 6-19-2014, on if he ever lied to the WH press corps.
The MSM is even more so than ever before in full throttle “bash the Tea Party” mode as Campaign 2012 continues full swing. And any GOP candidate who sides with the Tea Party and other conservatives when it comes to fiscal and social issues gets tarred and feathered with that same “crazy” brush, and Bachmann is no exception. Of course, Bachmann also has the “female GOP candidate” monkey on her back, which the MSM – in harmony with liberal pundits and elite “Republican” types like David Brooks – never wastes an opportunity to point out in some subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) way or another, by portraying conservative GOP candidates like Bachmann and potential candidates like Palin as “not all there”, insinuating that you’d have to be a pretty loopy female to not be a “feminist Democrat.”
It’d be nice if someone, anyone in the MSM could think outside of the box when it came to female conservatives, treating them with the same respect that prominent liberal women get – but I won’t hold my breath. It’s just too easy to assume the worst because, my gosh, what sane woman wouldn’t want to be a liberal feminist?!