I read a post with this title today from Michelle Malkin, one of my favorite conservative bloggers and columnists. Malkin—a woman of Filipino heritage—is constantly insulted, sometimes brutally, in a manner that would be roundly condemned as racist and sexist if directed at a liberal. In this case, she lashes out (rightfully) against those who have now directed this mindless wrath at her husband.

It has become popular among the far-left to trade more in baseless insults than in ideas, but the double-standard with regard to race and gender is just appalling. Malkin, though I disagree with her on some issues, is one of the smartest and most well-researched political writers I’ve ever read. Yet she often gets dismissed as a brainwashed whore and worse.

Meanwhile, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele gets called an “Uncle Tom” and a “Sambo” because he’s a black Republican, and don’t even get me started on the tripe I’ve heard about Condoleezza Rice. It is time for civil, rational human beings to reclaim the liberal movement; this blatant racism/sexism and close-mindedness now passes for its mainstream rhetoric.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.