Reader J sends in an interesting story about a seemingly sane winger friend of his:
But shortly after Halloween this dude blindsided me. He showed me a picture on his phone of a father and son trick-or-treating as a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Marlboros. I smiled politely (the costumes were well made but, meh? who cares?) and handed his phone back to him and he said, “Can you imagine them showing up at Nancy Pelosi’s house? Can you imagine how she would react” And here he breaks into something like the old dowager from the Marx Brother’s films, “Oh no! Oh god no!” And then just shaking with his own merriment.
The winger stereotype of Nancy Pelosi is so strange to me. They talk about her like she was, I don’t know, Ruth Marcus.
Some of it is pure sexism, they (they’re usually men) feel dominated by their wife or ex-wife, whom they see as a mirthless harpie who won’t let them smoke and drink and watch porn, and they project that onto Nancy Pelosi, Hillary, etc. And then Rush and Fox reinforce the stereotype.
Some if it is the strange need for conservatives to feel transgressive, the way Sully does when he goes white supremacist with IQ.