Saturday, February 16, 2013

‘Fat’ is the new ‘Nazi’

That’s it. I’m calling you out liberals, feminists, and progressives. As one of your own, I see a big problem, and I won’t sit back quietly while you go out there and ruin our reputation much like the Tea Party has done to the GOP.

I’m talking about hypocrisy... big fat... flaming... hypocrisy. Like when Teapublicans who call for small government legislate uteruses... or when thrice married GOP leaders tout family values.

When people in the progressive movement target someone because of their weight, it is hypocrisy, plain and simple.
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On a recent episode of Bill Maher, he and his panel sat around talking about whether Chris Christie’s weight should affect whether or not someone should vote for him. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not likely to be a strong defender of any Republican, but this question made me physically cringe. Here’s why:

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