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Intolerance is awesome when the right people do it

In response to Katy Perry Banned Her GOP Parents from Obama Inaug. :

I don’t want to make too much from the flighty like-oh-my-Gawd ruminations of an entertainer, but that’s a pretty brutal expression of the kind of “intolerance” these people spend all day posturing against.  

Imagine some conservative-leaning entertainer had spoken this way about banning his liberal hippie parents from the inauguration of George Bush.  “My parents are Democrats, and I’m not.  They didn’t vote for Bush, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, ‘We can come.’  And I was like, ‘No, you can’t.’  They understood, but I was like, ‘How dare you?’ in a way.”

We’d still be hearing echoes of outrage about it, assuming the entertainer in question was one of the few right-leaning media stars too powerful for the Left to simply airbrush out of Hollywood or the music industry.  I can easily imagine the sobbing and tearing of garments over the unspeakable insensitivity, not to mention the appalling ingratitude, displayed by the star towards those who gave her life.

But apparently such intolerance is, like, you know, totes kewl in the Obama cult of personality, where even your parents are basically monsters who deserve the back of your hand if they disagree with him politically.  These people are proud of their bitter intolerance and close-mindedness.  They think it’s no obstacle to having “great relationships” if they show contemptuous disrespect to their loved ones, in the name of rigid political solidarity.  And even among the smoking ruins of ObamaCare, all criticism of the President must be treated as morally illegitimate because it descends from only the most vile and reprehensible motives, such as racism, the desire to watch poor people die, or the general irrational refusal to make “progress.”

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