In a recent piece for “The Nation” leftist author Katha Pollitt begins her piece with the shocking statement “I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them.”
Per Wikipedia, Much of Pollitt’s writing is in defense of contemporary feminism and other forms of identity politics and tackles perceived misimpressions by critics from across the political spectrum; other frequent topics include abortion, the media, U.S. foreign policy, the politics of poverty (especially welfare reform), and human rights movements around the world.
Politt’s full first paragraph:
I would vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them. He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important. Four more years of Trump will replace what remains of our democracy with unchecked rule by kleptocrats, fascists, religious fanatics, gun nuts, and know-nothings. The environment?
Education? Public health? The rights of voters, workers, immigrants, people of color, and yes, women? Forget them. And not just for the next four years: A Trump victory will lock down the courts for decades.
I cannot believe that a rational person can grasp the disaster that is Donald Trump and withhold their support from Biden because of Tara Reade.
Impeachment Witness Johnathan Turley tweeted:
Katha Pollitt has declared that she would support Biden “if he boiled babies and ate them.” Biden has not issued a position on infanticide but politicians have long opposed the practice since Cronus. Unfortunately, the underlying sentiment is not unique…
…While Democrats denounced Trump for saying he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, Biden supporters like Pollitt have said equally disturbing things about their blind loyalty. Yet, Pollitt took a strikingly different position during the Kavanaugh controversy in her columns.
Pollitt defended her piece against criticism on Twitter, writing:
Most of the negative comments about my Tara Reade piece are from tender souls horrified by the boiled babies in the lede. Some ppl don’t appreciate dark humor and comic overstatement. They must have a hard time in this fallen world.
Most of the negative comments about my Tara Reade piece are from tender souls horrified by the boiled babies in the lede. Some ppl don't appreciate dark humor and comic overstatement. They must have a hard time in this fallen world. https://t.co/v9GgmcvEyX
— (((Katha Pollitt))) (@KathaPollitt) May 21, 2020