Thursday, November 13, 2008

McCarthy Anyone?

More tolerance and diversity from the left: AntiGayBlacklist was created to out people who supported the California Proposition 8 that undid the California Supreme Courts creation of same-sex marriage -- no doubt so they can be punished appriately.

For years conservatives told ourselves that the liberal hysteria over the 2000 election was due to their perception of wrongdoing in that election.

What we're seeing more and more, though, is that the left simply can't stand to lose.

Is it any wonder politics has gotten so nasty?


Vinny said...

I find that reaction over-the-top as well. I assure you, however, that I can find plenty of equally unbalanced conservative reactions to Obama's victory.

ChrisB said...

Oh, some people have come completely unhinged. But most of us are just afraid he's going to govern exactly like he said he would.

Vinny said...

Don't you at least find it refreshing that we can even consider the possibility that a President might act in the way that he said he would act?

I am already excited by the way that he seeks competence over cronyism. I don't think you are going to find any "Brownies" in his administration.

Vinny said...

I just read that Focus on the Family has issued a shopper's guide to help its followers distinguish between "Christmas-friendly" retailers, "Christmas-negligent" retailers and "Christmas-offensive" retailers depending on whether they say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays."

Would you consider that McCarthyism, too?

ChrisB said...

I think it's goofy, but there is a difference. One is punishing a private political decision. The other is looking at how you run your business.

What really cheeses people off about the whole Christmas thing is retailers who want to profit of the Christmas season but pretend that it's some nameless "holiday."

Vinny said...

The main difference I see is that gay people's interest in having the right to marry is completely understandable regardless of how one comes down on the issue. On the other hand, I cannot see how any Christian is effected in the slightest by whether a business puts "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" in its window display.

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