There he goes again.
Kevin Fischer, the Milwaukee public television pundit and high-profile conservative aide to State Sen. Mary Lazich, (R-New Berlin), calls liberals "matzo-skinned lefties.
His remark is towards the end of this posting. [Regretably, I had a bad link posted earlier. The correct link takes you to Fischer's Journal Communications community bloggers' website at FranklinNow.]
But why Matzo - - the traditional Jewish food eaten at ritual Passover dinners (Seders) to honor the flight for survival from Egypt - - with an army in hot pursuit?
[Update: People react to Fischer, and he does not like the heat. Might he be the thin-skinned one?]
The remark comes in a critique of certain politically-active liberals.
Fischer says these liberals are hypocritical and arrogant.
You know what?
Liberals also often call their conservative opponents hypocritical and arrogant.
It's not an original observation.
In fact, people in arguments always engage in this kind of mutual projection:
"No - - you're more arrogant!"
And so on.
Good debaters avoid or dismiss the name-calling to focus on the issues and the substance.
Kevin is still at starting gate:
Remember his earlier attack on the Department of Natural Resources as Nazis?
Advice to Kevin:
Don't come back with something about ultra-clever, fine-tuned wordsmithing about matzo, an unleavened, hence thin item, thus suggesting you offered up a clever synonym for "thin-skinned."
Another blogger, The Chief, analyzed the metaphor and found no justification for it.
I am very familiar with matzo. I eat it every Passover, along with others at the table, and darned if most of them aren't liberals.
Hat tip also to John Michig: fine use of Facebook today.
[Update: Blogger Michael Horne gets the predictable and predicted "thin-skinned" excuse from Fischer - - here - - with Fischer stumbling again when he tells Horne not to make anything "racial" out of the remark. Kevin: Judaism is a religion, not a race. You have got to understand the difference.]