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Ten Dumbest Things Maggie Gallagher Said

Jim Burroway

August 17th, 2010

Matt Stopera collected these over at BuzzFeed. Another personal favorite is number 10:

Democratic forms of government are vulnerable to mass prejudice, the so-called tyranny of the majority.

But, of course, #1 is a real doozy.

[Hat tip: Chris Bodenner]



August 17th, 2010 | LINK

I think #9 is the MOST batsh!t crazy and inexplicable statement in the list.

It’s SO disjointed that I can’t even figure out what point she was INTENDING to make.

Emily K
August 17th, 2010 | LINK, does “Black America” have anything they’d like to say in response to that statement? Keyes? Jackson? King? Anybody?

August 17th, 2010 | LINK

You should add the words, “so far” to the end of the headline.

David C.
August 17th, 2010 | LINK

#’s 6, 9 and 10 at least to me, seem to clearly expose NOM for what it is.

Yes, Maggie, sexual orientation as currently understood should be treated exactly the same way we treat race in law and culture—we should not discriminate against people because of their sexuality.

And yes, gay people do want to reshape the anti gay regions of this country by making discrimination based on sexuality against the law.

And yes, democratic forms of government are vulnerable to bigots like you whose only purpose in life it appears is to agitate and stir up hatred of a disfavored and misunderstood minority, perpetuating a tyranny of the majority that has come down through many hundreds of years of ignorant prejudice.

August 18th, 2010 | LINK

She ACTUALLY said that? Wow, that should be repeated to her face every time she feigns outrage over anti-gay activism being compared to racism, because she apparently is intimately familiar with racism…

August 18th, 2010 | LINK

In a democracy, a prejudiced majority can tyrannize a minority. Is she really suggesting that this is not the case by using the words “so-called”? That’s hilarious. I wonder what she might learn if she browsed through some of the Founding Fathers’ opinions on that matter.

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