Local Barry Pruett — our local, self-described political know-it-all (who also lost the race for county clerk-recorder in every precinct against Greg Diaz) — has returned to the blogosphere now that Trump-Pence has prevailed, enlightening us with his bull on hard-right activist George Rebane’s blog — the de facto finger painting project for local right-wingnut rants.
Pruett said he was a poll watcher for the Trump campaign in Reno this week. But rather than celebrating, Pruett ought to be ashamed of his candidates — by his very own definitions.
Like most “hard-righties,” Pruett’s favorite scare word is “elitism.” According to Pruett, an “elitist” one who arrogantly believes that they are “better than” and “know better how to run others’ lives.” He continues: “The elitist truly believes that he is ‘better than’ and therefore should be able to dictate to others how to live.”
I wonder if it occurred to Barry that this perfectly describes Mike Pence, the Vice President elect and former Governor of Indiana, where Pruett has lived (and earned a law degree from Valparaiso University).
In “Here’s What Mike Pence said on LGBT issues over the years,” Time reports: “A self-described “Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order,”the former member of Congress was a prominent conservative figure in battles over marriage equality and equal rights in the last decade.”
Time continues: “Pence said gay couples signaled ‘societal collapse’
“He opposed a law that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace.
“He rejected the Obama administration directive on transgender bathrooms.”
I can’t think of anyone who more perfectly fits Pruett’s definition of a person who wants to “dictate to others how to live” than our incoming Vice President. You go Barry!