Christian conservatives are called the “American Taliban” with a high level of regularity. Remember the smug satisfaction the left displayed after this dialog from Aaron Sorkin’s liberal fantasy was broadcast on HBO last August?
The op-ed portion reigned in Sunday’s episode as anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a moderate Republican, summed up his objections to the Tea Party. He listed Tea Party views as “ideological purity, compromise as weakness, a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism, denying science, unmoved by facts, undeterred by new information, a hostile fear of progress, a demonization of education, a need to control women’s bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerance of dissent and a pathological hatred of the U.S. government.”
McAvoy concluded: “They can call themselves the Tea Party. They can call themselves conservatives and they can even call themselves Republicans, though Republicans certainly shouldn’t. But we should call them what they are. The American Taliban.”
Always reliably moonbattish MSNBC promoted the theme:
Women’s rights played a surprise starring role in this election cycle, and activist Gloria Steinem had some harsh words for the GOP when she appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Monday.
“What we remember as the Republican Party has been taken over by extremists—economic and religious—it’s like the invasion of the body snatchers,” she said. “And now it’s extremist … it’s become like the American Taliban and that’s how we got Mitt Romney. Whatever he really believes, he is going along with everything they believe.”
So it comes as somewhat of a delicious irony that this is happening in the self proclaimed “progressive capital of the nation“. Apparently if your dress is too short in the eyes of the palace guards of our national progressive Utopia and you are carrying condoms, that’s enough to get you arrested these days.
If a New York police officer thinks your skirt is too short and you happen to be carrying condoms, that’s reportedly enough evidence to arrest you.
Molly Crabapple at Vice reports on a study released last year by the Sex Workers Project and the PROS Network. It reveals shocking stories of police stopping, searching, and hauling away women who are minorities or transgender and happen to have condoms in their purses.
Police claim they are discouraging prostitution by confiscating women’s condoms or cuffing women who carry them. But half of the people whose condoms were taken away still had to engage in sex work later that night without a condom, according to SWP’s study.
Wow, I thought the hijab police only existed in Islamic paradises – I guess not.
No big gulps, no trans-fats and now no loud music from your own iPod, even if you are the only one who can hear it – for a Utopian existence, it sure appears that there isn’t much personal choice…or fun.
I guess this should come as no surprise when we live under a regime that openly states that it is legal to kill an American citizen, without trial or proven guilt, on American soil with a drone strike.
These “progressive” charlatans have taken hypocrisy to an art form.