“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” – Adlai Stevenson
Oh, what a joy it is when a bad person makes a mistake that makes them into a hypocrite. Even better, it’s profoundly rewarding to see hypocrisy displayed on a national scale. And what’s even better that that? When it happens immediately following a triumph. The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and nothing is bigger at this moment than the liberal hatred of Arizona for what many liberals labeled the “anti-gay” law.
While I agree that the Arizona bill could have been written more precisely, and with a more adept legislative hand, the bill was clearly intended to protect the faithful from undue persecution. Any opinion to the contrary comes from the mouth of a moron, or an ideologue. Those ideologues and morons are the same people who stirred the pot, causing a national uproar over the religious protection bill which ultimately led to it being vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer.
The uproar over the bill came from the Left, and was predicated on the assumption that the bill would lead to gays being discriminated against in the state of Arizona. Though the possibility of something like that occurring was minuscule at best, the backlash was so outstanding that Jan Brewer was practically forced to veto—that is, unless she wanted to be publicly attacked by a horde of liberals, and beaten to death in the town square.
So it is with great joy that I mention a new development. According to multiple outlets, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was denied a haircut because of her stance on gay marriage. Antonio Darden, her gay hair stylist, had this to say: “The governor’s aides called not too long ago, wanting another appointment to come in…Because of her stances and her views on this I told her aides no. They called the next day, asking if I’d changed my mind about taking the governor in and I said no again.”
This happened two years ago, and if I recall, there wasn’t a national outrage over it. If I recall, national newscasters weren’t covering it as if it were World War III. This story was brought up recently by Rush Limbaugh because of the Arizona law scuffle. I’m obsessed with politics, and even I hadn’t heard about this story until today.
Now, if the liberals who so adamantly fought against even the possibility of discrimination were intellectually honest, they would condemn this hair dresser for his act of discrimination. Or, if they were honest, they would agree that a business which requires participation, such as photography, shouldn’t be forced to participate in something the business owners find morally objectionable.
The Left cannot have their cake, and eat it too. Either they are against discrimination et all, or they accept that some businesses can opt out of certain aspects of the public accommodation rule in order to preserve their moral integrity.
I can guarantee two things: not a single mainstream media outlet will condemn what happened to Susana Martinez, and a national hysteria will not be incited. Oh, one more thing. I can also guarantee some more. Incidents like this will continue—like the florist, and the photographer (look them up)—and not a one will be hysterically covered like the Arizona “anti-gay” bill.
The media will not criticize anything, or anyone that agrees with them. And anyone who dares to do so will be shunned, and shut away somewhere by the toleratti. God bless America, where intellectual honesty has died, and those who call themselves “tolerant” are the monsters under our beds.