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12/28/2009

Being a Dick: Human Events' 2009 hero is marriage role model

by Jeremy Hooper

For over sixty years, Human Events has fancied itself to be the premiere magazine for conservative Americans. Over those past several decades, these same conservatives have used some pretty strictly defined criteria to pinpoint their movement's heroes. In the first decade of the 21st century, they positioned same-sex marriage as a defining, if not the defining, "issue" of their movement.

So that being the lay of the land: We find Human Events' choice for '09 "conservative of the year" to be a pretty interesting selection:

Dick Cheney: HUMAN EVENTS' Conservative of the Year [Human Events]

Why is their choice interesting? Well, because...

How can the conservative movement possibly deny that marriage equality is inevitable, when even their own star guy admits as much? Plus, if marriage truly is the major conservative issue that the GOP has turned it into over the past decade, then why didn't Cheney's forthright stance on this supposedly "consensus" issue knock him out of the top spot?

A curious development, if you ask us. One that would seem to bode well for our eventual ability to move on and tackle true social issues, and Maggie Gallagher's eventual need to explain why she wasted so much of this nation's time, resources, and good will on a matter that even her own movement seems sick of decrying.

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And that sound you just heard was Maggie and Peter and a few others, their heads collectively exploding while the onset of paranoia kicks in full force.

"We've been infiltrated!"

Posted by: Break the Terror (Evan) | Dec 28, 2009 11:13:51 AM

I was just reading the bit about the federal prop 8 case and how it might ultimately lead to a victory at the Supreme Court ("might" being the most operative word in that sentence...).

Ah. Wouldn't that be great, though? All those "poor" NOMers, et al, will be out of work. What will they do with the rest of their lives, then? Actually, I don't really want to speculate on that one...

Posted by: Aya | Dec 28, 2009 12:12:23 PM

"What will they do with the rest of their lives, then?" Let's hope that they give up, go home, look themselves in the mirror, and join a 12 step program for haters.

Posted by: Mykelb | Dec 28, 2009 2:25:44 PM

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