The Inherent Danger in Fence Straddling

Is that should you slip, the impact on the organs of propagation can be painful.

James Taranto helps things along.

I’m really quite disappointed in myself in that I did not catch this.  By the same token, this highlight’s the Left’s (and the LSM, but I repeat myself) ability to define the terms of debate, and the Dextrosphere’s penchant for catching the Left straddling both sides of a position when it suits their political needs of the moment.

So what is this?

Can Heterosexuality Be Cured?

“Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek professional treatment.”

By JAMES TARANTO The Wall Street Journal | Best of the Web Today

Unlike homosexuality, heterosexuality is amenable to therapeutic
remedies–or so Anthony Weiner and his fellow House Democrats would like
us to believe. “Congressman Weiner departed this morning to seek
professional treatment to focus on becoming a better husband and
healthier person,” Weiner flack Risa Heller told the New York Times Saturday. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly called on Weiner to resign:

In addition to her concerns about the political distraction
Mr. Weiner had become, Ms. Pelosi concluded that his behavior required
medical intervention.

“When you are this self-destructive, there is obviously
something deeper going on with you,” said a Pelosi adviser who spoke on
condition of anonymity for fear of being seen as betraying her

At least the Times didn’t write “. . . for fear of betraying her confidence.”

Heh. Slap in passing aside, the meat of the issue is thus:

But the idea that Weiner has a medical problem is ludicrous. Indisputably, his behavior was sleazy and foolish. It turned out to be self-destructive too, but only because it was publicly exposed. Had he been more technically savvy, it’s quite possible that he could have covered his tracks and never put his career in jeopardy.

On what basis does one posit that there is “something deeper going on”? To explain what motivated his actions, it is sufficient to observe that he seems to have a healthy male libido–indeed, perhaps a bit too healthy. Of course, “I’m sick” is just the latest in a string of Weiner excuses: “I was hacked,” “I take full responsibility,” etc. But it is also an example of his feminist hypocrisy. It is as if a family-values conservative were caught in gay sex chats and announced that he was entering therapy to overcome his “sick” homosexual impulses.

Aye, there’s the rub.

For if Homosexuality is not a choice and not subject to curative treatment, then on what logical basis is Heterosexuality remediable?

Perhaps the whole pathetic drama of A. Weiner has served a purpose after all, as it just kicked the soap box of accreted propaganda on these issues back into the sunlight.  On a personal level, I obviously need to spend some time away from the Bay Area sometime soon, lest the leftist propaganda make other inroads.

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