The left often runs out of ideas. And the ideas that they have, they have a hard time defending. As Jonah Goldberg chronicles in The Tyranny of Cliches, the left has divorced itself from history, thus they can claim to be the party of civil rights, etc, because they have no concept of their own ideological history. Why are so many on the left so infatuated with socialism, for instance? Because they simply ignore socialism's actual history.
The left views itself as enlightened. Madonna recently intoned that "y'all better [expletive] vote for Obama...a black Muslim in the White House...he's fighting for gay rights."
Her so-called (later self-declared) sarcasm aside, Madonna's entreaty to vote for Obama because he's "fighting for gay rights" appeals to the left's widely-held belief that they are the party "for" gays. What has Obama done? Well, mostly he "repealed" don't ask don't tell, which had been signed by... Bill Clinton (a noted right winger...oh wait).
So now we come to the picture that greeted me on my Facebook newsfeed this morning, posted by a liberal Facebook friend of mine (a guy who claims to be a moderate because he voted for Scott Brown in 2010, but who is voting for Warren this time around and consistently takes very liberal positions).
"Don't you think that's kind of homophobic?" I asked.
"Nope. How is it homophobic?" He replied, either unable or unwilling to examine the question.
How is it homophobic? Well, I put it to you that this image was not created by one of Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan's fans. Therefore, it was created by someone who doesn't like them. Therefore, whoever created it wanted to make them look bad. So hence they are made to appear to be kissing. Whoever made this image is equating men kissing with something bad. And they are trying to leverage that feeling in others to persuade others not to vote for Romney.
The left, Democrats, the party of tolerance.