Sirota on selectivity
Posted by Greg on April 13, 2009
A good bit on CNN on the selectivity of right wing pundits when it comes to respecting democratic institutions:
The point here is that the Right really exhibits a nasty authoritarian streak that lets them, whenever they see fit, offer up selective interpretations of what is and isn’t “legitimate” in a democracy – and conservatives are most willing to do this on divisive issues like gay marriage.
As I told CNN, I really believe anyone gay or straight who says their marriage is threatened by someone else’s gay or straight marriage needs to seek marriage counseling. But an even bigger point than that is the fact that anyone who selectively indicts the legitimacy of different legitimate branches of our democracy isn’t interested in democracy – they are interested in authoritarianism.