Originally Posted by rach2jlc
I don't think AF should be banned or go anywhere. At the same time, if he didn't get the pushback he gets, I don't think he's able to realize where to draw the line on his own.
I agree. He strikes me as someone who needs to be reminded from time to time that his is not the only ideology in the world.
The issue I take with calling him a bigot is that it seems to assume some connection that flows from his Republican ideology. There seems to be this assumption that, because Rush et. al. are huge racists, all Repubs must follow suit, and I don't think that's fair. If he's said something racist I think he should be called on it, but it just feels sometimes like Repubs, AF included, end up pegged as racists on assumption, rather than reality.