There are two levels of absurd often offered by bigoted public officials. The first, of course, is “but I have black (or gay, or female, or Muslim, etc) friends!” Even more absurd is when they claim that those anonymous friends agree with their bigotry, as Sen. James Inhofe just did:
Sen. James Inhofe (R) told KJRH that the U.S. Supreme Court is “A very liberal court and we saw what happened last week,” referring to an earlier court decision allowing the Affordable Care Act to continue forward.
Adding, “They haven’t ruled right on anything in a long time,” Inhofe turned to Friday’s landmark decision making same sex marriage the law of the land, saying he has gay friends who agreed with him that it was decided improperly.
“I’ve been disappointed, and I was not surprised. I thought they would rule the way they did. I know a lot of people, actually a lot of people who are friends of mine in the gay community, who also think it was a bad decision,” he explained.
Hey, I have black friends who love sitting on the back of the bus.
I know lots of women who love having ultrasound wands inserted into them for no reason.
I have some dear Muslim friends who love being profiled and considered to be terrorists without evidence.
Dear Sen. Inhofe —
Most of us stopped having imaginary friends around age 8. You might consider growing the hell up now.