Announcing a three-day respite from blogging, that sage Angeleno blogger offers this on Barney’s smearing an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court as a “homophobe”:
This is how the left has operated for eight years: foster a cartoonish view of someone based on a distortion of their words taken out of its proper context (in this case a legal one), and then level an inflammatory charge. In the legal context, the game is to judge every decision by its result rather than its reasoning.
Antonin Scalia is not a homophobe, he’s a justice who leaves matters from the culture war to the political realm. But making that argument requires an audience that can handle subtle distinctions, such as the distinction between policy preferences and legal results. More and more nowadays, such distinctions are bulldozed by demagogues out to make everything black and white, and demonize the other side for their political views.
Interesting how those who consider themselves so smart, so nuanced, have to make everything to monochromatic, so simple.Â They can’t just disagree with our side, they have to demonize.