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Barney Frank and Justice Antonin Scalia

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a “homophobe” in a recent interview with the gay news Web site, according to an Associated Press article today. Specifically, the Democratic lawmaker said, “I wouldn’t want it to go to the United States Supreme Court now because that homophobe Antonin Scalia has too many votes on this current court.”

I support most of what Barney Frank supports politically and I oppose Justice Scalia on most issues on which reasonable people differ. But this is just a stupid thing to say, right? Democrats cannot play the “You Unfairly Label Me Because You Disagree With Me” card in one breath and the “You Are a Bigot Because You Don’t Agree with Me” card with the other.

I hate it when people I otherwise agree with say stupid things.