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So what happens when you get a couple hard core leftist feminist commentators together on MSNBC to talk about an unfaithful Republican? A whole lot of self-righteous pomposity that froths over into a mess of stupidly incoherent conclusions, that's what.
Feminist columnist Gail Collins went on Rachel Maddow's show last week to talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, his failed marriage, and how this proves all social conservatives are lying hypocrites. Apparently the fact that pro-gay, pro-abort Schwarzenegger is about as far away from a social conservative as a Republican can be doesn't seem to faze them.
In the course of this darling exchange came Maddow's ridiculous question:
Maddow: But we're sort of being confronted with the glass houses and throwing stones problem. I understand why people have glass houses. People fail. But why is throwing stones still part of, a main stream part of Republican politics?
Do you get what Maddow is implying? Follow this through to see the stupidity behind the premise. People fail to live up to moral standards, therefore moral standards should not be promoted or expected for lawmakers?! Absolutely incredible inanity. But that's the unspoken motto over at MSNBC.
So with a question like that, you know the answer is going to be spectacular:
COLLINS: Well, because there are people, a lot of people in the country who not only have very strong, you know, family values, but believe that somehow you can legislate them into other people`s families and they're very powerful within the party. So, the poor Republican candidates, I must say, do get kind of stuck on this one because they toe this very rigid line about personal behavior when like most human beings, they're failing to live up to it.
I'm sorry, but was Schwarzenegger actively pushing legislation in California to outlaw philandering or adultery at the behest of the far right? No? Then what in the world is this woman talking about? This accusation that conservatives are trying to legislate family values into other people's families needs some kind of explanation. But of course none is forthcoming. Because this is just the same old, tired accusation of the left.
It's too bad that no one with a conservative point of view is allowed in the MSNBC building, otherwise they might have asked these two geniuses a couple questions:
1. Do you find it better to have no moral standards so that you can't fail to live up to them?
2. Since a stronger moral compass, more entrenched values, and stauncher convictions might have prevented Arnold from behaving this way, why do liberals like you two work overtime to remove those things - and the religion that teaches them - from our public square?
Perhaps someone could pose as a liberal, infiltrate the organization, build up trust, and then spring these questions on them sometime in the future. That would be the closest to an honest moment that network would ever see.