Maureen Dowd can’t bottle it up!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

Typing like cats and dogs: For more than a decade, Maureen Dowd has built her weird political vision around a particular notion:

Democratic men are a big bunch of girls. Dem women act like men!

Dowd was fixed on this view by early in Campaign 2000. This was its most famous expression:
DOWD (6/16/99): Al Gore is so feminized and diversified and ecologically correct, he's practically lactating.
As the years rolled by, Democratic men kept acting like girls, Dem women kept seeming like men. And sure enough! In early 2008, Candidate Obama didn’t fail to comply. On two occasions, Dowd described him as “the diffident debutante.” Other such musings abounded.

After years of this addled crap, the hammer finally fell. In June 2008, public editor Clark Hoyt savaged Dowd for “the relentless nature of her gender-laden assault on [Hillary] Clinton,” while noting the way Dowd kept criticizing Obama for his “feminine” style.

See THE DAILY HOWLER, 6/23/08.

Hoyt savaged Dowd, and she stopped all the crap. This morning, the silly is back:
DOWD (9/26/12): In a world of dogs, diplomatically speaking, Obama is a cat. Just as he suffered from his standoffish approach with Congress, donors and his base, our feline president can be oblivious to the neediness of other less Zen leaders.
This morning, Obama is “feline” again. That means he does things like a girl.

At this point, no—this doesn’t matter. But Maureen Dowd simply can’t bottle it up. She’s just a full-blown gender nut, as Hoyt correctly observed.

30 comments:

  1. Hmmm, today's Daily Howler "to-do" list:

    Maureen Dowd -- check.

    Rachel Maddow -- check.

    Gail Collins -- check.

    You can go back to bed now, Somerby.

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  2. "This morning, Obama is 'feline' again. That means he does things like a girl."

    Notwithstanding Dowd's nuttiness, "that means he does things like a" cat.

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  3. Well, it starts with "fe," ends in "ine," and "l" is right before "m." Who says Harvard doesn't turn out the smartest people in the world?

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  4. Al Gore was and still is a boob!

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  5. "This morning, Obama is “feline” again. That means he does things like a girl." -- says Robert de Somerby, Lord of the Manor of Sonierby, in the parish of Ewhurst, in East Gunsliall, co. Surrey

    >>> lions are ferocious felines. and pound for pound so is the common cat.

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    1. male and female alike.

      i wonder if, like snakes and spiders, humans (or at least americans of irish-catholic heritage) have an instinctive fear of lions. i always have a visceral fear response whenever i see a full grown lion on the tv.

      hmmm, if so, this could explain the great dog vs. cat people divide genetically. some have the feline-fear genes and some dont.

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  6. as a person gore never came off to me as at all feminine. but even if he did seem that way to me, i cant imagine the circumstance in which i would say that. if dowd meant it on a personal level, then she was wrong to say so, period full stop.

    but its a different thing if within the context of her columns she was alluding to gores advancing of interests and policies that could be characterized as more of a socially nurturing nature. that would say a lot more about dowds politics than gores personality.

    either way though, using the word feminine to describe a male pol is at some low or high level pejorative.

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  7. "[dowd says]Democratic men are a big bunch of girls." says Robert de Somerby, Lord of the Manor of Sonierby, in the parish of Ewhurst, in East Gunsliall, co. Surrey

    >>> if you take "girls" to be shorthand for 'less reluctant to fight' with the opposing party, then i would say dowd is onto something, however rudely she may get the point across.

    and not just for the last ten years, but going back four decades when the new or cultural-'left' took control of the democratic party.

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    1. edit: "if you take "girls" to be shorthand for '*more* (not less) reluctant to fight' with the opposing party..."

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  8. If anybody wants to pretend that cat isn't code for girl then of course that is your right. I think Bob is correct about this.All you readers that don't like what Bob has to say I want to ask why you read him? Seriously, I am just curious.

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    1. I wonder about that myself.

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    2. seriously, if you want to pretend somerby is an honest broker,that is your right.

      i peek in because hes a sophist, a bigot (patriotic type*), and a possible closet right winger. . . . if that isnt enough, the site is about the media and he still probably has some credibility as a liberal. he often uses this to work the refs to the disfavor of the d party.

      *see his incomparable archives --

      google: site:dailyhowler.com irish catholic


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    3. Why do I read him? Where else will I learn how Maureen Dowd is single-handedly destroying the entire U.S. political system by using feminine imagery cleverly disguised as feline against the President of the United States?

      Dowd is a crackpot, no question. But I really don't know what to say about a person who spends so many years obsessing about her.

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