What a shame.
A few years ago, S.E. Cupp released the book Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity. Early on in the book, Cupp admitted that she is an atheist. When I read that, I knew that the strength of any argument she made would instantly be weakened.
Conviction of belief is not easy to maintain when you are endlessly the subject of relentless attack on television, in music, in film. Ask any Conservative Christian. It ain’t easy to stand by your Conservatism in the face of such an onslaught of vitriol and venom. The thing that has helped me is my faith. My faith in God moors me. It keeps me rooted.
When I read in her book that she was an atheist, my first thought was, “Oh, S.E., you’re gonna have a tough time sticking to your principles.”
Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised when she became a regular on MSNBC. I have a “maybe if we ignore them, they’ll just go away” attitude about MSNBC. I do not see the benefit of attempting to be a conservative voice there any more than I would see a benefit of being a sane person locked in an asylum. I knew it was only a matter of time before S.E. Cupp found herself slipping.
I could hear the clamor and clangor of the political death knell as another promising young Conservative voice was being led astray.
Jason Mattera, she ain’t.
I’ve said before my biggest gripe with RINO Republicans is their naiveté in believing that if they just can make the Liberals in the Enslaved Press like them and accept them, they’ll be set. Chris Christie does it by going on Letterman. George W. Bush did it by calling himself a “compassionate conservative.” John McCain does it every time he gets out of bed and leaves the house.
Like the nerdy girl in Junior High School who tries to get in with the popular kids by making fun of her nerdy friends, the RINOs try to curry favor with the Liberal Enslaved Press by turning on Conservatives. Eating their own.
This is Meghan McCain’s raison d’etre:
”Maybe, like, the hateful Liberals of, like, MSNBC, you know, will, you know, like me and, like, invite me to their cocktail parties, and stuff, if I make fun of, like, Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh. How cool is that?!”
I wouldn’t expect anything less from the poor, hapless Meghan. But S.E. Cupp had promise. Anyone who can hold her own beside Greg Gutfeld has promise.
But when you have no rock upon which to stand, it is infinitely easy to be mired in the mud of Liberalism. And alas, S.E. Cupp is sinking in the mire.
And I feel bad. Because, S.E., they’re never going to like you. They’ll watch you turn on your own. They’ll encourage it. Then, they’ll mock you and hate you all the more for being such a flake (or, given your obsession with her, perhaps I should call you a Fluke).
Don’t get me wrong. If we Conservatives disagree, we can say so. I’m not in any way suggesting that we have an across the board uniformity of belief. We’re not Liberal Ideologues after all. It isn’t S.E. Cupp’s disagreement with Rush Limbaugh’s treatment of Sandra Fluke that bugs me, or even her hapless claim that Conservatives need to dump “social issues.”
What bugs me is her motive.
She is that nerdy girl in Junior High. Turning on her friends to win favor with the popular kids. And, just like in Junior High, the popular kids set her up just to destroy another nerd.