Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bluegrassreport.org: Hating the hatemongers

If liberal Democrats have a conscience, it is surely political consultant Mark Nicholas of the popular weblog: BluegrassReport.org. The former campaign chief for Ben Chandler is the closest thing they have to a Jiminy Cricket. He says what they know they should be saying if they were being honest with themselves--but refuse to say because they know they would be sent packing if the voters discovered it.

Hence the longer-than-normal noses sported by not a few politicians.

In a blog post today, Nicholas launches into a mini-tirade against State Rep. Stan Lee, who has introduced a bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded colleges and universities in Kentucky from providing health care benefits to the live-in sexual partners of their employees:

The hate mongers are back:

Legislator Files Bill To Prohibit Partner Benefits At State Colleges
By Art Jester

A state legislator from Lexington has prefiled a bill for the 2007 General Assembly that would prohibit domestic partner benefits at Kentucky's state universities and community and technical colleges.

The bill, introduced by state Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, would prohibit the benefits for same-sex and opposite-sex unmarried couples.

So sad that the very people who cry for the Ten Commandments to be posted in every public building and seem to have a copy of the Bible Velcro-ed to their belt are the ones that have so much hate built-up inside of them.

It's disgusting if you ask me.

I can't imagine Nicholas would advise one of his clients to take this position. In fact, ten bucks says Nicholas would advise them to say just the opposite in any political race outside of Louisville and a couple of exotic precincts in Lexington near the UK campus.

Of course, one of the things that constitutes hateful behavior is name-calling, which Nicholas seems to feel little inclination to spare in his charges of hateful behavior in others. I don't remember a single opponent of domestic partner benefits uttering an epithet against those with whom they disagree. But Nicholas, apparently oblivious to the definition of hypocrisy, sees no need to skimp on the insults.

Why is it the people who are always accusing others of being hateful seem to feel exempt from the rules they demand that others follow?

Maybe they ought to have a course on consistency at political consultants school. Or maybe they could just install a few mirrors over at Bluegrassreport.org.

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