I can no longer remember the first time someone called me, “self-hating” for being a gay Republican. Such language has become a ready response of many of our critics. While using the comment section of our posts to offer this standard left-wing view of gay conservatives, they rarely address the arguments actual gay conservatives have made.
In a post yesterday, Michelle Malkin reminds us that it’s not just gay Republicans who are so labeled. She finds that some liberals trot out the slur on a regular basis when describing minority conservatives:
Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics.
The haters have it bass-ackwards. In fact, â€œself-loathingâ€ minorities love themselves, their families, and their liberty too much to succumb lazily to Big Nanny, race-card ideology.
One-time comedienne Janeane Garofalo used the “self-loathing” slur most recently to describe Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. So narrow-minded are these people that they assume that an individual’s skin color, ethnic background or sexual orientation means he or she has to hold a particular point of view.
That’s a pretty prejudiced attitude toward minorities as it assumes individual members of those groups can’t think for themselves.
Once again, I wonder why it is that so many on the left so readily label those holding different points of view rather than respond to (or even recognize) their arguments. Garofalo thinks there’s “something wrong” with people who “follow” the GOP. That attitude is not too far removed from that of Soviet Communists who would submit those who disagreed with the regime to psychiatric treatment.
Let me repeat: why do such liberals choose to insult their ideological adversaries rather than consider our ideas?