Still in the running for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination, spiritual author Marianne Williamson was caught this week laying down some hard truths about the left. Williamson may not be anywhere within shouting distance of catching up to Biden, Sanders, and Warren, but maybe she’s nearing an “awakening” that is less spiritual and more earthly: That all-too-common realization that, when it comes down to it, all of these bleeding-hearts on the left are actually some of the nastiest people walking the planet.
“What does it say that Fox News is nicer to me than the lefties are?” Williamson asked on a hot mic from an interview she did last week. “What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me? It’s such a bizarre world. You know, I’m such a lefty. I mean, I’m a serious lefty, but they’re so…I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right. They are.”
Williamson was of course dismayed by the leak of the audio, and she attempted to walk back her remarks by simply saying that was how she was feeling in the moment, and noting that Republicans have no reason to attack her since she’s no threat to win the nomination. Well, she didn’t state that last part so explicitly, but yeah…
And of course, she’s right…to an extent. Republicans and conservative talk-show hosts really have no reason to mock and criticize Williamson (other than for the fun of it). As strange as some of her beliefs might be, she’s actually on much more stable ground than many of her Democratic contenders. She actually believes in an individual’s ability to pull themselves out of the circumstances that life hands them, which, in and of itself, puts her far and away above most Democrats. She doesn’t think that happiness comes in the form of a check from the government, which again puts her a step ahead of the pack.
Sure, she’s weird. Sure, she’s got some pretty “out there” beliefs. But at the end of the day, are they odder than watching a political party focus 99% of their resources towards helping illegal immigrants? We can’t say that they are.
Either way, Williamson is certainly on to something with her realization that conservatives are nicer than leftists. And hey, if she really wants to make them angry, she can always mount a third-party bid for the presidency next year! We’re all for it.