Monday, July 7, 2014

The War On Holly Fisher

Once upon a time, Holly Fisher was an active conservative gadfly in the Charleston social media community. Now the mother and Army wife is liberal hate target number one.

Two posed pictures and struggles with the new reality of Obamacare put her in the crosshairs.  Fisher first posed in front of a Hobby Lobby with a pro life T shirt and a Chik Fil A cup with a guarantee that liberals would lose their minds.

Of course they did, attacking her body, her hometown, and any other target they could imagine.  Obviously, her attackers showed almost as much disdain for her conservative home state of West Virginia as they did her and her values.

When gently chided (much like David Allen Coe to songwriter Steve Goodman) that she did not in fact have the perfect All American woman picture, she posed with an American flag, Bible, and gun.

The Blue Street Journal blog responded by putting her beside a picture of an Islamic woman with a Koran and gun, asking rhetorically if this is the image that we want sent to the world.  Such a comparison directly insults both her husband, currently engaged in the War on Terror, and the reality of a free and outspoken American woman.  Fisher's daily dose of common sense would get her jailed or beheaded in Terror World.

Why does the Left attack so violently?  Why the war on this particular woman?

Fisher is everything that old feminism purported to stand for.  She is empowered, meaning ready, willing, and able to defend herself confidently.  That may be via argument on social media, or, worst case scenario, she is handy with all manner of guns, too.  As an Army wife, she must take charge at home when her husband is doing his duty for country.  In a world where women are free to choose, Fisher chose to make her family her priority.

Although I have no idea if they ever met (it's likely their paths crossed at some point) this reflects the conservative feminism that former secretary of state Betty Ireland used to talk about.  

Liberals really fear this trend.  A generation ago, women almost uniformly gravitated towards the liberal left.  Although Republicans do not have a majority of women behind them, those that do have grown outspoken.  In West Virginia, and many other states, they have assumed top billing in the state party.  Liberals think in terms of group identity, whereas conservatives look at individuals.  That is why liberals cannot fathom why women or minorities would ever adopt conservatism and vote Republican. 

Follow Michelle Malkin's coverage of Fisher.  The party of "binders full of women" has gone on a hate bender over Fisher.

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