As gay conservatives, we know all too well about many liberals’ ignorance of (or is it willful blindness to) the basic tenets of modern conservative and the underlying philosophy of Reagan Republicanism. All too many lefties (but fortunately not all and maybe not even most) seem to believe that the essence of conservative ideology involves suppressing the “Other,” you know, people who differ from the norm because of their race, religion, “gender” or sexuality.
So many of these folks, many with college educations, indeed, a good number on college faculties, have a prejudiced view of conservatives in general and Republicans in particular. Yesterday, Sarah Hoyt offered an extended rant on a recent manifestation of a related ignorance, something many of us have witnessed as well:
Over the last few days it’s been impossible for me to log on to Face Book without being assaulted by postings on the “Republicans War On Women” from my female Face Book Friends most of whom are educated and many of whom work in a profession that, at least in broad theory, requires them to have the capacity for original or individual thought.
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But no one is discussing banning contraceptives or even abortion. The contraceptive issue was introduced in a Republican debate by George “Supine” Stephanopoulos as a means of painting Republicans as being against contraceptives.
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What kind of enormous, unyielding, painful daddy issues have you got to have to think that Uncle Sam has to force a CHURCH to pay for your contraception?
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A war on women – a war on everyone – means forcing people to pay for things they believe are a sin, and which they think will cost them eternal torment.
Why do some very intelligent people spend so much time venting against idea, policies and arguments they just don’t understand — or deliberately misrepresent?
*or due to willful blindness.