By Scott Tibbs, January 3, 2012
Watching Leftists attack Rick Santorum is a lot like watching an episode of Beavis and Butthead, except for the fact that Beavis and Butthead are much more mature and serious than Santorum's enemies on the Left. MTV's dopey duo are also much more genuine, despite being fictional characters.
For a few years now, the main line of attack that Leftist trolls on the Internet have used against Santorum is attempting to tie his name to sodomy. Rachel Maddow loves to chuckle about it on her program, demonstrating that she has the same level of maturity as the Internet trolls that have engaged in this childish taunting for years and demonstrating that she too is less mature than Beavis and Butthead.
On the December 29 Maddow program, equally immature guest host Chris Hayes giggled about a troll who managed to get Rick Santorum's official Twitter account to re-tweet a post announcing "Santorum surges from behind in Iowa."
Hardy har har. Wow, that's clever.
Imagine for a moment that Hayes had instead attacked racist statements in Ron Paul's newsletters by implying that Paul might be part black, using race as an insult. Not only would Hayes be done guest-hosting on Maddow's program, but his show would be canceled and he would be fired from MSNBC.
But despite the fact that we hear constantly from the Left that being homosexual is an inborn trait and that discriminating against homosexuals is no different than discriminating against on the basis of skin pigmentation, Leftists like Hayes and Maddow (who is, ironically, a homosexual herself) constantly use homosexuality as an insult.
Could these Leftists possibly be any more two-faced? Leftist trolls tell homosexuals that they support equal rights for homosexuals and oppose discrimination against them, then immediately use homosexuality as an insult as if they believe it is something shameful.
Internet trolls are what they are, and the "spreading Santorum" foolishness is going to continue from people who make Beavis and Butthead look intelligent and mature. But there is no reason for this childish taunting and trolling to be featured on a serious cable news network. At a minimum, MSNBC should discipline both Hayes and Maddow, order both to apologize and make it very clear that this nonsense will not be permitted in the future.