Cal Thomas, Rachel Maddow and Birth Control
Cal Thomas used to be virtually the only rightwing pundit who didn’t stoop to personal attacks. His column appears one day a week in our local paper. Amy Goodman’s column is right below his. How’s that for contrast?
Cal Thomas recycles all of the standard rightwing talking points, but he sugarcoats them with his gentlemanly folksy writing style. But he must have gotten swept up in the frenzy of hatred and bigotry during his speech at CPAC.
Before Cal Thomas’ speech, a video had been playing where Rachel Maddow said Republicans were waging a war on contraception. Cal Thomas chimed in with:
“I’m glad that you played the Rachel Maddow clip because I think she is the best argument in favor of her parents using contraception. I would be all for that. And all of the rest of the crowd at MSNBC, too, for that matter.”
OOOOOHHH!!! Well, now that the door has been opened:
A year or two ago The Rude Pundit wrote that Cal Thomas always looks like he’s watching somebody masturbate. (This is the picture that appears next to Cal Thomas’ column.)
Pretty good description, no?