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But wait, there's more. When 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain stated that he thought that homosexual activity was a choice, Savage responded by telling Cain to "show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my d---, Herman." This was not only bullying; it was bad logic -- why would any sentient being want to put their mouth on Dan Savage's genitals?

The bullying goes on. Savage tried to coin the term "Saddlebacking" in order to target pro-Proposition 8 Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren; he defined the term as "the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities." Savage also said, "F--- you, Utah," since Mormons largely backed Proposition 8. In 2006, Savage said that Green Party Senate candidate Carl Romanelli, who was running against Democrat Bob Casey (the eventual winner), "should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there's nothing left but the rope." In 2011, Savage said on Bill Maher's show, "I wish the Republicans were all f---ing dead."

This is the founder of the project Obama chose -- and chooses -- to honor with a leadership role on the bullying problem -- the world's sickest bully. The Vasco De Gama of bodily orifices and vulgar insult.

Now, it's not as though the White House was ignorant of the fact that the It Gets Better Project is run by Savage. On the contrary, search the White House website for Savage's name and two It Gets Better links come up. Not just that -- in June 2011, Savage himself visited the White House and hung out with administration officials.

So it isn't that the Obama administration hates bullies. They just wanted to be perceived as hating bullies.

That gives them political cover for their real hate: hatred of all things conservative. And it provides them cover for their one true love: bullying all those who disagree with them.

The modern left is the greatest group of bullies in American political history. They browbeat their opponents with scurrilous accusations and false charges; they are masters of invective and incivility; they are willing to do anything, including violating their supposed principles, to achieve their leftist goals.

They are the Dan Savages of the world. And they are winning.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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