Over the last week, I’ve been hearing a lot of things like this:
Some of it, of course, is driven by cultural and religious conflict: fundamentalist Christians are sincerely dismayed by Roe v. Wade and evolution in the curriculum. What struck me as I watched the convention speeches, however, is how much of the anger on the right is based not on the claim that Democrats have done bad things, but on the perception — generally based on no evidence whatsoever — that Democrats look down their noses at regular people.
I’m surprised–though I shouldn’t be, of course–that any number of liberals who are (presumably) comfortable with concepts like unconscious discrimination and privilege when it comes to race, have not even stopped to consider that the same sort of thing might be operating here.
She then proceeds to get a large number of comments from clueless “liberals” that prove her point.
One non-clueless individual, Rob Lyman, made a point I wish to immortalize:
To put it in a nutshell, I don’t see how abortion is a fundamental constitutional right which must be defended at all costs when Democrats bring it up, but a stupid footling distraction from the important issues when Republicans bring it up.