I can relate as a liberal target myself. What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe - marriage is between a man and a woman.I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation's First Amendment Rights.Our Constitution protects us all - not just those who agree with the far left.(H/T: Hot Air Headlines.) We've got Sarah Palin, Carrie Prejean and Ann Coulter. They've got Perez Hilton, Keith Olbermann and Barney Frank. Game. Set. Match.
As with the accusation of "racism" against Rush Limbaugh, the accusation of "homophobia" against opponents of same-sex marriage is an attempt to prohibit opposition to the Left's policy agenda by accusations of mala fides (bad faith).
It's like Jeff Goldstein says, if you allow your opponent to dictate the terms of discourse, you can be sure that the rules will be established to favor your opponent. You'll spend all your time defending yourself against idiotic accusations -- being "mean-spirited" and "divisive," at a minimum -- and the Left will never be compelled to defend their policy agenda on its merits.
Notice, BTW, how ABC News portrays Palin as "ginning up conservatives." A favorite tactic of the MSM is to imply that only right-wing Republicans support a particular policy position -- e.g., low taxes, gun ownership, prayer in school -- so as to set up the debate as a conflict between these alleged "extremists" and everyone else.
The media politicizes the issue in this way so as to isolate opposition to the liberal agenda, and to rally Democrats in support of that agenda. It's a species of bandwagon psychology, to depict the conservative side of any argument as a partisan minority, no matter what the actual election results or poll numbers show.
There are plenty of Democrats who oppose same-sex marriage, and if Democratic leaders wish to establish themselves as The Gay Party, they ought to do so openly and stop this closet-case passive-aggressive game.