Gustavo Flaubert said: “The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.” Criticism is an interesting creature. It can be motivated purely by honesty, or it can be motivated by fear. It can be brought about because of anger, or because of a desire to see someone succeed. It is an adaptability that lends criticism its bizarre traits. It is only in a criticizers motive that we can understand his intention. Only once we understand his motive can we either accept or dismiss his criticism.
To put Flaubert’s quote in my own words: if a Conservative is doing great work, it will attract a flood of criticism from the Left. The more unsettling and rude the criticism, the better a job you are doing. South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley is finding this out the hard way.Read More