It has become laughable to think that former First Lady Michelle Obama’s takeaway from the left-versus-right paradigm was “when they go low, we go high”.
Obama was attempting to shame the GOP in that moment, while simultaneously wanting a Democratic Party that she knew full well wasn’t going to be able to play along with the sentiment for long. This was nothing more than political PR, however, as the left-wing has turned steadily sour in the years since the now-infamous commentary.
The latest despicable drivel from the liberal side of the American political world arrives in the form of some ugly, hateful conduct on MSNBC.
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle and her guests on The 11th Hour were in fits of laughter as they mocked Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham with the implication that he is gay during an off-the-rails segment about abortion policy in the United States.
On Friday’s show, Ruhle’s panel guests included CBS Sunday Morning‘s Nancy Giles, CNBC’s Ron Insana, MSNBC columnist Liz Plank, and comic and podcaster Judy Gold.Trending:
Toward the end of the show, Ruhle brought up Sen. Graham and the abortion legislation he put forward, which has been a major news story all week. Just mentioning his name elicited some groans from the guests.
Ruhle said Graham is “more than doubling down” with the legislation, and said to the panel “I want you to first help me understand, why would he even be doing this?”
Then things turned ugly:
“And, the fact that he is telling women what to do with their bodies,” Gold began. She paused a second before Giles nodded and said, “Go for it.”
“He’s never seen a vagina! He’s never seen a naked woman!” Gold blurted, as the whole panel laughed it up, including Stephanie Ruhle. “And he is telling me?”
The implication that Gold was using to crack up the panel is one that’s made pretty often on the Democrat side, which is to suggest Graham is gay, apparently as an insult.
Amid the crosstalk and tittering, Ruhle added her own wink and nudge, saying, “We don’t know that for sure. We do not know that for sure.”Advertisement - story continues below
MSNBC’s Liz Plank said “It’s probably true, it’s probably true.”
This certainly isn’t the high road that Michelle Obama suggested that the left was traveling, and should serve as a wake-up call for those who believe that the Democrats are somehow a benevolent political entity.