July 31, 2012

JASON PYE ON THE CHICK-FIL-A BROUHAHA: Seriously, this is the most absurd fake outrage I’ve ever seen in my life. “Don’t get me wrong, I support gay marriage. However, I also believe in free speech. Sure, free speech occasionally comes with consequences — you have the right to say what you want, but you’d better be willing to live with it, but many of the people who have gotten on a soap box about this don’t exactly have their hands clean. As Conor Friedersdorf notes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel worked for President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama at times when they opposed gay marriage. . . . If you’re expressing outrage at Chick-fil-A, why the hell were you not protesting President Obama before his ‘evolution’ on the issue just a couple of months ago?”

It’s not just important to have the proper ideas. You must have them at the proper time. Otherwise, you’re a fascist or something.