How Do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count The Ways.....
The wing conspirators are at it again, but this time it's the left demonizing the right. Make that "Freudinizing."
Apr 10, 2002
by Kathleen Parker
The wing conspirators are at it again, but this time it's the left demonizing the right. Make that "Freudinizing." In two recent instances, spokespersons on the left have opined that the right's "hatred" of former President Bill Clinton is a function of "Freudian projection." That is, those who hate Clinton really hate themselves. Both Paul Begala, former Clinton adviser and now one-fourth of CNN's "Crossfire," and David Brock, journalist and erstwhile right-wing conspirator, have used the same language - psychological projection - to describe Clinton's opponents. Mere coincidence? Or the outlines of a vast left-wing conspiracy? I first noticed the suggestion that Clinton-hating is really a psychological pathology while reading a Barnes and Noble interview with Brock following publication of his latest confessional, "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative." The B&N interviewer (www.bn.com) asked Brock why he thought conservatives hated (and still hate) liberals such as Bill and Hillary Clinton. Brock: "Clinton-hating is a complex phenomenon, more an emotional aversion than an intellectual one." (Translation: too hard for ignoramuses on the right to understand.) Also: "Clinton-hating is a psychological phenomenon: They see in the Clintons the very qualities that they hate in themselves."