Joy Behar, Ron Reagan Jr. and Stephanie Miller acted like obnoxious teenagers, heaping scorn and ridicule on Sarah Palin without anything passing for rational thought or political analysis. Like "the View," which Behar created, the Joy Behar Show is an ambush, a collection of raucous leftists ganging up on a lone conservative, whom they shout down and talk over, laughing with ridicule and trying to be as uncivil and incendiary as possible. It is low-brow leftism, not a pretty thing to watch.
Pamela Geller showed great restraint and self-control; I would have been tempted to meet ridicule and sarcasm with more of the same. However, that's what the left wants. The purpose of ridicule is to cause an overreaction that can be used against you. That's why Behar's weapon of choice is ridicule, employing Saul Alinksy's Rules for Radicals No. 5. It reads:
Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.Ron Reagan Jr. is a political whore who sold out to the left years ago. He is a huge nothing, a nobody who treads on his father's famous name by being a dancing monkey for liberal pundits and leftwing talk shows. His father would be deeply ashamed of him. Ron Jr. is a man without honor, and I use the term "man" loosely. He is unworthy of his father's name.
In any case, this segment (embedded below) underscores what I wrote about Sarah Palin's need to manage her image if she is to gain any traction in the political wars to come. The left hates her viscerally and will do anything they can to smear, ridicule and undermine her.
Pamela Geller, however, was excellent: cool-headed under fire, she did not lose her temper, overreact, or say anything that could later be used against her or the right.
Hat tip: American Power, Gateway Pundit, Memeorandum