I’m this close to a bottle of wine, a hot bath, and some straight razors:
Many readers have written in on these lines:
Was it only a week ago that you wrote:
I hate the term “war on women”. It’s so hackish and echoes with the kind of liberal screechiness that backfires with everyone else. But the fact that there is a wave of laws in GOP controlled states, making abortion harder and harder and more humiliating to obtain, and what can reasonably be described as a full-bore assault on Planned Parenthood, is simply undeniable.
And yet I used the term “war on gays” today. My critics are right. It was a lazy headline and I should have tried for a better one. I’ve now replaced those headlines with the original Grenell meme: “GOP: No Gays Allowed”. But I haven’t downplayed or dismissed the real issues women face in various states.
Andrew, Andrew, Andrew, you are ABSOLUTELY killing me. The problem isn’t you using the headline the “war on gays.” There is a war on gay people, and the GOP has been waging it for years. The problem is you dismiss the also accurate description of the brutal assault on women’s rights by claiming a “war on gays” is mere hyperbole. It isn’t. They are also waging a war on immigrants, the poor, unions, and so forth. It’s not hyperbole. It’s reality.
Don’t change your headline, just pull your head out of your ass and recognize it isn’t just you and your sexuality they are targeting.