Bob Beckel has a theory about why people become nudists
San Francisco had a nudist problem so earlier this week they took action and banned public nudity despite opposition which claimed the legislation was intolerant and a violation of the freedom of speech.
Democrat pundit and strategist, Bob Beckel, was asked what he thought the reason is that some people decide to become nudists as adults when he appeared on Fox News the other night and his answer might shock you.
Bob Beckel said it was possible that these people were gang banged as children. I am not going to sit here and feign outrage at this comment because quite frankly it does not offend me–Bob Beckel is entitled to his opinion. What bothers me is the double standard.
I find it interesting that Bob Beckel is passing this type of judgement on people who decide to live their lives in a manner which differs from the way he chooses to live his–aren’t the Democrats supposed to be the party of tolerance and diversity? Was Bob Beckel set up? Possibly, but weren’t the Republicans set up by George Stephanopoulos in regards to contraception in a successful attempt to kick off the faux war on women?
I ask you this: What would the reaction be from the likes of the inner circle of Barack Obama’s propaganda arm–MSNBC–or from the Democrat politicians themselves for that matter towards a Republican pundit if he or she uttered these same words?
Said Republican would be pilloried in the press and by the Democrats for being intolerant and for being part of the neaderthalic (yes, that word is in the Urban Dictionary) religious right still living in the stone ages who is simply out of touch with the world as it exists in the present. He or she would be labeled as dangerous and a radical who wished to impose his sense of morality on others. This is the type of comment which would end the career of any Republican yet because Bob Beckel is a liberal nobody other than conservatives in the blogoshpere seem to have taken offense to this comment. Just another example of the two sets of standards Republicans and Democrats live by.
To take it one more step: What would the reaction be towards a Republican like, oh I don’t know, say Rick Santorum if he made the statement that gay people were likely gang banged as children which caused them to become gay as adults? What is the difference here? We are talking about alternative lifestyles in both cases, yet Bob Beckel would never dream of making this type of statement about gay people. Perhaps the nudist lobby isn’t big enough so the left doesn’t care about them. Why else would they even bother banning this alternative lifestyle in the first place? Perhaps the nudists should consider unionizing, then they would gain the support of the likes of the Bob Beckels of the world.