Originally Posted by Piobaire
IMO folks that can take credit for progress are early adopters and front runners and not opportunistic bandwagon motherfuckers. I feel an honest bigot is easier for me to deal with than someone that held a bigoted position when it was politically expedient and then "progressed" once it became the mainstream position. Sort of like Obama being dead set against gay marriage before "evolving" his position on it.
The problem is now what constitutes a front runner or early adopter, polls at 1, 5, 20, 49% ? Second, what difference does it make? You sound like a hipster with this kind of statement--didn't catch on soon enough!
And second, is it a surprise that politicians act like politicians and go as the wind blows?