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‘New thinkpiece protocol’: Right-wing writer eviscerated for claiming ‘conservatives are more stigmatized than gays’

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A right-wing gay writer claimed that he’s more discriminated against as conservative than as a gay man in a Tuesday editorial — and immediately felt Twitter’s wrath.

“Everything I was told to fear about being openly gay has become a reality in being openly conservative,” pundit Chad Felix Greene wrote for the right-wing Federalist website.

Greene noted that after he came out, he used to fantasize about “breaking through the walls of prejudice and somehow speaking to the heart of someone who did not yet realize I was just a person like them.”

He then used the “born this way” argument about his sexuality to describe being conservative.

“Today I look out across the turbulent sea of political discourse and ask, ‘Why would anyone choose to be a conservative?'” Green wrote. “To be a conservative means to openly invite others’ hatred into your life and to lose your humanity in the eyes of strangers who view you exclusively through stereotypes and prejudices.”

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Unsurprisingly, lots of folks on Twitter took issue with that argument.

“Remember in the 1980s and early 90s when thousands and thousands of conservatives were dying and pleading for help from a government that treated their lives as completely disposable?” producer and Sally Field progeny Sam Greisman wrote. “Good point, good point.”

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“Y’all forever wanting to play the victim as you victimize & marginalize others,” Democratic gun control advocate Khary Penebaker tweeted.

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Black GOP strategist called on the carpet by Joy Reid for trying to sidestep Trump’s racist rally as ’empowering’ voters

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An "AM Joy" panel on MSNBC descended into talking over each other as host Joy Reid confronted a black GOP consultant over Donald Trump's racist rally in North Carolina.

Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"

McAllister pushed back saying he had walked away from just those type of events, before admitting, "To the greater point. They're using racism as an avenue through which people feel empowered, they lend you the loyalty, they give you the vote. What Republicans need to do is continue to empower people, but not by using racism and not by using phobia."

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Do politicians actually care about your opinions? This researcher says no

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Earlier this month, a New York Times op-ed written by two political science professors, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Joshua Kalla of Yale, discussed their troubling research findings: State legislators, the two claim, don't much care about the opinions of their constituents, even if they're given detailed data regarding their views.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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