It used to be that being an avowed communist, an anti-Semite, or someone who wished death upon a former President could automatically disqualify you for public office. Today a person can possess all three qualities, and they are free to run on the Democratic ticket. This may not be a complete shock to anyone who has watched a Democratic Party debate where ending private health insurance was offered, college tuition would become a public utility, and all the candidates pledged to grant free healthcare to illegals.
Last week Rush Limbaugh came under fire for comments he made about the candidate Pete Buttigieg. Limbaugh mentioned Mayor Pete being a gay man and kissing his husband at debates. The comment really was not needed, but in the end Limbaugh spoke factually about the candidate. For this he was accused of being homophobic. In the AP report on the comments there were responses from half a dozen Republican leaders, from President Trump, Lindsey Graham, and others
This is a result of the press resorting to its tried practice of challenging GOP leadership to respond to, condemn, or disavow comments made by others. The contention is this is a widespread mindset with all Republicans. If you do not properly condemn those words, which you did not speak, it ‘’proves’’ how this is a commonly held party belief. Condemn the words and you may cause a rift in the party.