I really have to admire Rachel Maddow. I don’t know if I could be on the same TV show, much less in the same room, with people like Jim DeMint and Ralph Reed without going all Mel Brooks on them. But here she is yesterday on Meet the Press explaining to them that their culture of victimization — oh, we’re so picked on by Teh Gayz because we hate them — is demeaning to same sex couples and their children, whom they are so fond of dragging out into the middle of the room and claiming to care so much about.
“Gay people exist,” Maddow said to Reed, “there’s nothing that we can do that make more or less of us exist. And you’ve been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval. But you don’t make any less of us exist. You just are arguing in favor of discrimination.”
Wham. That is the polite TV version of a wedgie.