I can't recall what I was listening to the other day while doing something else, but I heard an astute observation that bears mention (and discussion).
When conservative candidates run for any type of office or go through a confirmation process, they are expected to wear their "activism" like a badges of honor: pro-life (big government), pro-gun, pro cutting-taxes, pro-Christian (big government), etc.
Please see this example:
~And the subsequent press release reassuring his supporters that he is "religious enough" to represent them.
Per The Constitution, Article VI, section three:
"...no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
Looks like a religious litmus test to me...
But when a liberal candidate goes up for *anything* he/she must divest him/herself completely of those same convictions, otherwise he/she is considered radical, progressive, and fascist (and/or socialist even tho' they inhabit *opposite* ends of the political spectrum).
As this flawed logic plays out, if you are conservative, only *your* convictions matter. If you are liberal, stuff those convictions where the sun does not shine and stop trying to be an activist.
Here's their biggest one, per Lewis Black and The Daily Show last PM:
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