Now that the Trump Era is fully in place, seems at least a couple of Southern Gentlemen are being anything but gentlemanly when it comes to the unspeakable rudeness of Senator Elizabeth Warren, who Started It Anyway when she read aloud Coretta Scott King’s testimony against Senator Jeff Sessions. Something about that nasty Elizabeth Warren just brings out the Inner Jerk in some Republican men, not that you’d really tell, since their Outer Jerk is pretty much all you see anyway. Consider this tweet from Mike “Mr. Decorum” Huckabee Wednesday, promoting a guest spot on Fox Business, in which the twice-failed presidential candidate and total holy man, you bet, promised to yell at Warren real good:
Yes, he went there — called her a “scold” and everything, as one must needs do when an unladylike harridan speaks ill of a good ol’ boy who’s never meaning no harm, except maybe to some blackamoors’ voting rights. Somehow he managed not to call her a harpy. We can also be thankful he’s a Huckabee of little learning, or he might have recommended she be fitted with a “scold’s bridle.”
But Elder Huckabee was not to be outdone in relishing the Massachusetts Senate-wench’s chastisement. Sen. Lindsey Graham, apparently worried that his occasional squeaks of opposition to Donald Trump might make him too tolerable to progressives, also took the opportunity to glory in Warren’s being told to stop quoting that turbulent civil rights negress at poor Sen. Sessions, since clearly Warren has no understanding of basic comity, and did rant so, like a woman possessed, as he explained on the Mike Gallagher Show Wednesday:
“The bottom line is, it was long overdue with her,” he said. “I mean, she is clearly running for the nomination in 2020.”
“The Democratic Party is being pushed really hard by the most extreme voices in their community, and they just don’t know how to handle it,” he added. “If they empower her, then I think the Democratic Party is gonna lose its way with the vast majority of the American people.”
Gallagher concurred, equating Warren’s shrill reading of the King letter to “the riots at Berkeley” and warning that “normal Americans” will quickly lose patience with how the Democratic party “appears to have lost its mind, as well as its soul.” In sooth! Reading a letter by a civil rights icon on the floor of the Senate is so very like hooded villains setting fire to rubbish in the streets, because both are actions that occur in a place. The parallels are truly horrifying.
And what of Elizabeth Warren? Has she listened carefully to the tuition of her learned betters, and vowed to trade her shrewish scolding for a proper, meek demeanour, as is only meet for a woman of quality? We cannot say it is so, gentle reader. Hearken to her reply to Elders Graham and Huckabee:
(Actually, her real reaction might be even better: “Wow. Well, I guess there goes my rapprochement with Lindsey Graham.”)