Take today's example. Micah is up in arms over several things, as usual, but one in particular stuck out. The recent debate here on bilerico.com and elsewhere on the net (here, here, and here for example) has gotten Micah in a bit of a tizzy. Here is a quote from his most recent polemic:
Indiana Gay Activists Threaten to Invoke Gutter Politics
In what only can be described as a threat of desperation, several homosexual activists in Indiana who head up various web sites and blogs, are now threatening to "out" or smear various Hoosier politicians. Apparently, by their logic, it is wrong for any legislator to mirror the opinion of a majority of Hoosiers who define marriage as between only one man and one woman. Under these homosexual activists' rules, legislators must meet a certain moral standard in order for the legislator to simply believe that both mothers and fathers matter to children and to society. . . something that was once universally seen as common sense.
Without seeing their own moral flaws, or by definition their own rejection of traditional sexual morality, these activists are promising to expose skeletons in the closets of state legislators whom they claim are "hypocrites." This type of sleazy, gutter politics did not work when pornographer Larry Flynt tried it on congressional Republicans and I doubt if it will change any votes in the State House.
He compares us to Larry Flynt! How cool! Funny how he says that such tactics didn't work for Flynt...I beg to differ. Did Clinton get removed from office? Did it cause a stir in the House and Senate? I'm sure there was more than one legislator that lost sleep over Flynt's $1 million offer for dirt on them. Just because Flynt didn't expose anything doesn't mean he didn't get the dirt and it certainly doesn't mean it didn't work. Who knows what sort of back-door deals were made? I'm sure Micah doesn't.
It's a laughable argument and a lot of bloviating over something he knows nothing about, but that's why I love Micah, he gives the best gifts.