My column today is a rejoinder to Maureen Dowd’s plaintive wail about Republican Mean Girls in the NY Times on Sunday. I’ll take a GOP mama grizzly who wants government to leave you alone over a Democrat bully bureaucrat any day. As yesterday’s failed attacks on Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, and Sharron Angle showed, the ladies of the Right have the harridans of the Left in a frenzy. If you’re catching flak, you’re over the target.
Extreme Girls: All the president’s radical women
by Michelle Malkin
We are in the era of Democratic Extreme Girls — Big Nanny handmaidens who demand control of your children, your health care, your energy use, your pocketbook and your news. And that’s just for starters. If you think President Obama will move to the center after the midterms, think again.
Liberal bloggers are buzzing about the possibility that environmental czar Carol Browner could be appointed White House chief of staff next year. The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder floated the trial balloon this week, arguing that despite zero national security experience, Browner “has more than enough experience dealing with Congress, with the rest of the government, and is a subject matter expert on the subject that will occupy a considerable amount of the president’s attention in the next two years.”
Browner is the neon green bureaucrat who sits on the board of the George Soros-funded, anti-business Center for American Progress and was listed by the Socialist International umbrella group as a member of the “Commission for a Sustainable World Society” until her czar appointment was announced in 2009. A ruthless, power-grabbing regulator since her days in the Clinton administration, Browner has spearheaded the Environmental Protection Agency’s war on carbon, with EPA Secretary Lisa Jackson serving as her front-woman. Their anti-carbon agenda’s job-killing effects are so alarming that several House Democrats have signed on to legislation curtailing the draconian greenhouse gas emissions rules.
You want to talk about “mean”? Browner has plenty of “experience” bullying American business executives. She infamously told auto industry execs last year “to put nothing in writing, ever” regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated on a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. She is salivating at the prospect of ramming through the massive, increasingly unpopular cap-and-tax plan in the lame-duck session. And more recently, she gained hands-on experience telling falsehoods to the American public about the BP oil spill. The independent presidential commission on the disaster criticized her earlier this month for repeatedly misrepresenting the findings of a federal analysis, which she claimed showed that “more than three-quarters of the oil is gone.”
The oil spill panel also singled out fellow environmental extremist Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Obama’s head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a former high-ranking official at the left-wing Environmental Defense Fund, for misleading the public and “contributing to the perception that the government’s findings were more exact than they actually were.” When she isn’t spreading misinformation, she’s overseeing policies that mom-and-pop fishermen believe will lead to drastic reductions of commercial fishing fleets and recreational fishing activity in favor of centralized control.
At the Department of Health and Human Services, chief inquisitor Kathleen Sebelius rules the roost — threatening private companies and insurers who increase rates to cope with Obamacare coverage mandates and lashing out at newspapers who dare report on the costly consequences of the federal law.
Among his inner circle, Obama has leaned on senior adviser and Chicago consigliere Valerie Jarrett, the woman who bragged about being “delighted to be able to recruit” disgraced Marxist green jobs czar Van Jones; Anita Dunn, the former communications director who touted Chairman Mao as her favorite philosopher and was the mastermind behind Team O’s war on Fox News; and, of course, the Big Nanny-in-Chief herself, Michelle Obama, who’s using her bully pulpit to pressure restaurants and schools to change their menus and to lobby Congress to redistribute $8 billion away from the federal food stamp program for her public employee union pay-off disguised as a child nutrition bill.
While liberal New York Times harridan Maureen Dowd gins up fear about Republican “Mean Girls,” it’s the left-wing women pretending to be our benevolent caretakers who pose the greater threats to our families and freedom.