An interesting piece on the problem lefties have with conservative gays, women , and other so called minorities.
Can Blacks, Gays and Women be conservative, or are leftists the true bigots?
I raise that question because actress and comedian Jeanine Garafalo , in appearance on Countdown with Keith Olberman, recently said that republican presidential candidate Herman Cain must be either a sellout or suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Ms. Garafalo and Mr. Olberman are both committed leftists so it is not surprising they would attack Herman Cain. What puzzled me was that they did not attack his ideas, they attacked his race. Specifically, they assumed that because of his race he could not possibly believe the limited government philosophy he espouses on the campaign trail.
For the left to attack the right as being racists, sexists and homophobes is common; in fact it is practically an ad hominem attack repeated almost without thinking. I sometimes find myself amused watching leftist commentators twist themselves into rhetorical contortions attempting to “read” racism or bigotry into any statement of right leaning philosophy. It has gotten so bad recently that even left leaning comedian Jon Stewart called out MSNBC host Ed Schultz. Schultz was attempting to portray Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry as a racist because Perry referred to the national debt as a “black cloud” hanging over the nation. Schultz suggested that the phrase “black cloud” was actually code for President Obama.
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