Camille Paglia, a supporter of Barack Obama, gets it (emphasis mine):
As a libertarian and refugee from the authoritarian Roman Catholic church of my youth, I simply do not understand the drift of my party toward a soulless collectivism. This is in fact what Sarah Palin hit on in her shocking image of a “death panel” under Obamacare that would make irrevocable decisions about the disabled and elderly. When I first saw that phrase, headlined on the Drudge Report, I burst out laughing. It seemed so over the top! But on reflection, I realized that Palin’s shrewdly timed metaphor spoke directly to the electorate’s unease with the prospect of shadowy, unelected government figures controlling our lives. A death panel not only has the power of life and death but is itself a symptom of a Kafkaesque brave new world where authority has become remote, arbitrary and spectral. And as in the Spanish Inquisition, dissidence is heresy, persecuted and punished.
The reaction from Obama supporters? Misogyny and calling Paglia a self-hater. People too self-impressed to realize that they are verifying Paglia’s explanation of their intellectual intolerance and dishonesty.
I think we finally have found someone more hated by the Left than Sarah Palin.
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