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.