Phobias Strike Fear In Liberals
"Ophobia" has become the new "it" suffix amongst liberals. Carrie Prejean was suffering from "homophobia" because she thought marriage should be between a man and a woman. Much of the rhetoric from the left this week has centered around the fear of a mounting wave of "Islamophobia" (I guess that would be Islamophobiaophobia).
I, too, have concerns. There has been a portrayal of TEA Partiers specifically, and conservatives in general, as being racist, angry, southern white men. I am afraid this could lead to un-provoked attacks on actual southern conservatives like The Other McCain, and The Daley Gator. Once this sort of Southerncaucophobia starts it is a fast downward spiral from there. These fears quickly lead to a fear of conservatives in general. Soon, anyone who lives in a rural area is assumed to be a conservative, gun-toting redneck. The paranoia deepens, even people from the north, like me, or from middle America, like Iowa Hawk are assumed to be ignorant and, somehow, southern. The only people who can be trusted are those living in large cities on the coasts. This sort of Hickophobia leads to irrational behavior like restricting gun rights and hiring union thugs to assault anyone who disagress with you. Before you know it, you're living in a sheltered little world on a college campus somewhere. You're suffering from delusions wherein socialism is a viable system for solving the problems of the world. You're a full blown liberal loon with a bad case of Constitutionophobia. In other words, your ready to run for office. Don't say I didn't warn you.