Liberal Kirsten Powers stands up to her own party on key issues

kirsten_powersI’m beginning to appreciate New York Post and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers more and more for her honesty and integrity.

She and I disagree on pretty much every position imaginable. She favors Obamacare, gun control, granting citizenship to illegal immigrants and closing Guantanamo Bay; I’m against them all.

But every now and then she seems to forget her liberal roots and allows common sense to take over.

I first took notice of her level head a few months ago. When Sandra Fluke railed at the Democratic National Convention, condemning that America is a misogynistic society, Powers tweeted the following:

Is Sandra Fluke talking about Saudi Arabia or the United States? Women are “silenced”? Please.

When a person insults you they aren’t trying to silence you…..they are trying to insult you.

Also didn’t Obama stay silent when Bill Maher attacked various women?

I find this speech so offensive as a woman. The idea that women are silenced victims.

Sandra Fluke should visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and then see how she feels about how the US treats women.

My response to Fluke: The US is one of the best countries in the world to be born in if you are a woman. I thank God that i was born here.

I hope that any young girl who saw that Fluke speech has someone to tell her it’s a lie: women are powerful and have freedom of speech.

Most recently, Powers noted to Fox News host Megyn Kelley the president’s feigned anger at his press conference directed toward Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. THey each indicated they would vigorously fight United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s nomination for for Secretary of State.

Most Democrats agreed with the president. In fact, the Congressional Black Caucus accused McCain and Graham of “racism and sexism.” Powers saw through all the rhetoric and called Obama’s defense of Rice “paternalistic.”

Powers’ Wikipedia biography notes that although she’d been an atheist for years, she now claims “I’m an Orthodox Christian. I’d say evangelical but that word is too loaded with cultural baggage, so I say Orthodox instead. I came to this faith later in life so for people who have known me for a long time this fact is still a bit of a mind bender. Honestly, it’s still kind of a mind bender for me too considering the atheistic world in which I happily resided for so long.”

Who knows? If Powers “saw the light” with God, maybe someday she’ll do the same with politics.


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