“A breakdown at the intersection of ideology and reality”

Take a look at the following excerpt from a recent editorial on the conservative reaction to the outcome of the Prop 8 trial. It rather neatly removes each of the already-shaky legs holding up the conservative Right’s attempts to paint Judge Vaughn Walker as nothing more than anungodly sodomite and biased activist tyrant intent on destroying Constitution and pissing all over California voters:

Conservatives cannot deny that our Founders intended the judiciary as an equal and independent branch of government purposed to ensure the protection of every citizen’s rights.

The Supreme Court has previously ruled that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right.

When an unpopular minority is denied the right to marry, it is indeed the role of the courts to protect the rights of that minority, especially when a majority would deny them. This is why Judge Walker’s opinion reads, “That the majority of California voters supported Proposition 8 is irrelevant, as fundamental rights may not be submitted to [a] vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.”

Not to mention that conservatives have a flawed history with civil rights, a trend that began when Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act as unconstitutional. While Goldwater was no racist there is clearly a conservative precedent for a breakdown at the intersection of ideology and reality.

Nicely put, isn’t it? Particularly that last paragraph. So who wrote it?

Great-granddaughter of the 31st US President, writer, conservative commentator, and blondeFox News contributor Margaret Hoover.

6 thoughts on ““A breakdown at the intersection of ideology and reality”

  1. Unfortunately, that nifty turn of phrase encompasses most of our attempts at self-governance, under Republicans and Democrats alike, over the past 30 years. You’d think after a while people would notice a pattern.

  2. Barry Goldwater was no racist? Sure he wasn’t openly bigoted like George Wallace or Lester Maddox was but then neither was Richard Nixon, who had a few choice words about black and Jews if you caught him on tape in private. Well, maybe Goldwater wouldn’t have said anything about Jews…

  3. The “rite” only honors the constitution as a rhetorical club to use on its perceived enemies.

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