Take this statement for example made by Pandora, one of Delaware Liberal's esteemed contributors.
"One of mike w’s problems is that he demands we all trust every gun owner, and that’s just not realistic. I have no idea who these people are – they are strangers – and, yes, I would be intimidated if I attended a meeting and there were people openly carrying guns – because I DON’T KNOW THEM!"
Let's ignore the fact that Pandora's claim made in the 1st sentence has never been espoused by myself nor any 2nd Amendment supporter.
Now let's change her words a bit. I will not change anything but the target of her ire. I could just as easily say "woman voter" or use gays kissing in public as an example.
"One of Mike W.'s problems is that he demands we all trust every black voter, and that’s just not realistic. I have no idea who these black voters are – they are strangers – and, yes, I would be intimidated if I went to the polls and there were large black men voting – because I DON’T KNOW THEM!"
Should those large black men stay home from the polls because some people are distrusting of them and are intimidated by their mere presence? Should they stay home from protests lest they unintentionally intimidate another protestor? The bigotry of such a statement doesn't change based on the group targeted. The fact that anti-gunners are so often deeply offended by such comparisions only further illustrates this point.
It would appear Joe Huffman and I are on the same page. We said almost the exact same thing one day apart. As usual Joe said it better than I did. Yes, bigotry is an ugly thing. These bigots should be exposed and ridiculed whenever possible until their views are seen as so socially repugnant that they're ashamed and afraid to express them in public.