In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.
As Elena Kagan has emerged a front-runner for President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, the right wing's opposition playbook has not been updated in decades. But the world has changed around it.
Ten years after Denmark began allowing for gay civil unions, heterosexual marriage rate had increased by 10.7 percent. Ten years after Norway did, the rate increased by 12.7 percent. For Sweden, 28.7 percent.
Considering that it's Bush who has presided over the biggest nationalization of American banking since the 1930s, it must be hard for Kurtz and his ilk to understand the difference between socialism and "social democratic."