Friday, April 6, 2018
David Hogg - The Left's New Sandra Fluke
David Hogg - The Left's New Sandra Fluke
George Rasley, CHQ Editor | 4/2/18
The Left cannot survive politically unless it serves-up a steady stream of victims to feed its media allies and the narratives it promotes through them, and so it seems that every so often a “victim” or “survivor” must be found to promote their demands for radical change – this election cycle that person is Parkland, Florida teenager David Hogg.
And it works especially well if the “victim” or “survivor” is then attacked by a prominent conservative for hypocrisy, self-entitlement, elitism or some other typically liberal trait, so that the “victim” or “survivor” can then David Hoggbe turned from “victim” or “survivor” into martyr, as feminist student Sandra Fluke was when Rush Limbaugh said what every man-on-the-street conservative was thinking back in 2012.
For those of you from Rio Linda who need help with recollecting who, exactly, Sandra Fluke was, a quick reminder.
Sandra Fluke was the unmarried radical feminist college student who testified to House Democrats in support of mandating insurance coverage for contraceptives, and Rush made the unpardonable (to liberals) sin of asking why an unmarried college student would need birth control unless she were a… well, a characterization that one would not want made about their daughter or mother.
The reaction from the Left was hysterical, and Leftists quickly mounted a – you guessed it – demand that Rush’s sponsors abandon him so that he would be driven off the air. A number of sponsors did drop the Rush Limbaugh Show from their ad placement* but Rush apologized and weathered the storm.
Even better for Liberals, Limbaugh’s point, that our Constitution prohibits the government from forcing religious institutions to do things that are contrary to their beliefs, was entirely lost – which along with driving Rush off the air, was the goal Liberals had in the first place.
Fast forward the same Liberal strategy and tactics to 2018 and Nikolas Cruz’s attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the radical demands for gun control made by student-activist David Hogg.
Hogg, having gotten an extraordinarily big head over all the media attention he was receiving chose to complain in public about not being admitted to his chosen colleges, a complaint noted publicly by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, and privately ridiculed by many others, including probably every other college aspirant who was wait-listed or turned down by their first choice for college.
Following precisely the same playbook the Left used in the Sandra Fluke attack on Rush, Laura Ingraham is now being attacked for her tweet sent on last Wednesday, in which Ingraham said Hogg had been rejected from four colleges and that he then "whines about it."
Well, he did whine, and the rest of what Laura Ingraham tweeted was absolutely true: Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.
Hogg’s rejection WAS entirely predictable, unless you are a self-entitled kid who believes that he really is as special as the adults who are using him keep telling him he is: UCLA’s acceptance rate is only 16.1%, of which 56.3% are California residents (Hogg is from Florida), and the GPA of the middle 25%-75% students is 4.13 - 4.31 – meaning David Hogg’s 4.1 would have put him in the bottom 25% had he been admitted on some basis other than the objective standard of his grades and test scores.
But as is so often the case in today’s media culture, objective truth does not count for much, especially when there is a conservative media presence to be destroyed.
Following the Sandra Fluke script, David Hogg demanded that Ingraham’s advertisers drop her show, accusing Laura of being a bully, and even rejected her honest apology given in recognition that busting a kid for not getting into college was perhaps uncalled for, even if it was based on objective facts, but that wasn’t enough to satisfy Hogg, and the Leftists who want to silence Ingraham’s conservative voice by knocking her off the air.
Many advertisers have dutifully followed the script, with a spokesman for TripAdvisor taking its virtue signaling to extraordinary heights by saying the company doesn't "condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency."
“Cross the line of decency”?
How about this profanity-laced tirade as an example of “high school student” David Hogg’s kind of decency, shared by our friends at National Review:
“The pathetic f***ers that want to keep killing our children, they could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action because they all still see those dollar signs,” Hogg said before describing the “exhaustion” he’s experienced as a result of his month-long stint as a political activist.
“At this point its like when your old-a** parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage’ and you’re like, ‘Ok give me the f***ing phone’ and you take it and you get it done in one second. Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government because our parents don’t know how to use a f***ing democracy so we have to do it.”
But here’s the kicker, when asked what specific measures he would implement if given the opportunity, Hogg begins to discuss mental-illness policy before arguing that it’s not his responsibility to formulate solutions: “I shouldn’t have to! I’m 17.”
Indeed, David Hogg is only 17, but that’s what makes him such a useful tool of the Left. He gets to say whatever he wants, but then scuttle back behind the mantle of youth when someone decides to bean him.
We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact FOX News, use the social media hashtags #IStandWithLaura and #IStandWithLauraIngraham to tell them you stand with Laura Ingraham and want her back on TV NOW.
*Editor’s note: When was the last time you saw or heard an ad for Carbonite, the computer data backup company that was among the first to drop Rush? “It turned out to be a bigger hole in our revenue than we had thought when we initially did this,” Carbonite’s CEO David Friend said on a conference call on August 1, 2012, reported by William Jacobson on the “Legal Insurrection” blog. In fact, as Jacobson wrote, Carbonite’s 2nd Quarter 2012 results shocked analysts, causing the company’s stock price to plummet by 15% in one day.
CHQ Editor George Rasley is a Glock ® certified pistol armorer and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. A member of American MENSA, he served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.
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