Our reader Peter Hughes alerted me to Tim Graham’s post over at Newsbusters reporting that Aaron Sorkin “wants Romney to tell ‘Homophobes’ to ‘Drop Dead’“:
Did you ever read Mad magazine as a kid? Do you remember the feature called “Scenes We’d Like To See”? . . . . So: Romney had a gay foreign-policy spokesperson who resigned. And the tweet or the post from the family-values guy who was really upset that Romney had a gay spokesperson was, “Romney has just said to the family-values community, ‘Drop dead.’ ” What would have happened if Romney had said, “I’m not telling the family-values community to drop dead. I’m telling homophobes to drop dead”?
Maybe Romney should have told anti-gay social conservatives to “drop dead.” Just as Barack Obama should tell race-baiters to drop dead — and he should say the same thing to those who express prejudice against gay conservatives in juvenile (and mean-spirited) terms. And those who call Tea Party protesters racist. And those who hold Sarah Palin responsible for the actions of a schizophrenic.