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Here's an unfortunate moment from yesterday's CPAC, via Think Progress LGBT. Conservative columnist and FOX pundit Cal Thomas reacts to a clip of favored MSNBC whipping post Rachel Maddow debunking the right-wing argument on contraception.

Said Thomas:

"I’m glad that you played the Rachel Maddow clip because I think she is the best argument in favor of her parents using contraception. I would be all for that. And all of the rest of the crowd at MSNBC, too, for that matter."

Thomas received boos for his remarks, but no comments from the rest of the panel.


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  1. It goes without saying, but what a disgusting comment. What a f'ing hypocrite, immoral jerk.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 10, 2012 8:00:11 AM

  2. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the face of modern conservatism. Brutal, angry, mean, threatening, and with a look like he just sat on a rancid pickle.

    Posted by: Jim | Feb 10, 2012 8:20:41 AM

  3. See how it works/ "Conservatives" ARE in favor of abortion after all.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 10, 2012 8:23:15 AM

  4. This man is old enough to be my father and doesn't have a single gray hair? Not very Biblical...

    Posted by: homer | Feb 10, 2012 8:23:57 AM

  5. I wouldn't really say he got "boos"...most people were clapping, and many may have been booing because they don't like Rachel Maddow. That's a pretty disgusting thing to say. And this conference only serves to detract from what we really need to do, which is unite our country and regain our momentum as a world leader.

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 10, 2012 8:30:01 AM

  6. Yet just another of the myriad statements made by ignorant and bigoted Republicans. Sadly, this is displayed on the global stage and the world is laughing at the US.

    Posted by: Paul in Canada | Feb 10, 2012 8:43:12 AM

  7. Cal Thomas is a vile, vile man.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Feb 10, 2012 8:50:07 AM

  8. A smug, fat piece of sh*t. He wouldn't have the balls to say that to her face. I personally would like to run into him and as a generous gift to Ms. Maddow, punch him in his face and watch the little pig cry.

    I'm over Republicans playing the victim as if their way of life is being threatened because they can't tell everyone else how to live their lives. They've crushed the idea of liberty in this country and have attempted to transpose it with theocracy and using the Karl Rove method of turn-around whining that everyone is trampling on thier rights to be hateful bigot assh*les.

    Posted by: Bart | Feb 10, 2012 8:55:44 AM

  9. Nixon's pathologies extended to the people he hired and they've been living off the power they once had now for decades, particularly the ones that moved into press roles. The only other administration that had a similar cast of second-career characters was the Kennedy administration, and they were mostly celebrity academics. The fault really lies with the press for giving these people a microphone. Even worse, of the Carter, Clinton and Obama administrations, the only one to land a permanent press role is George Stephanopoulos, and he's largely mute on ABC.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 10, 2012 9:27:51 AM

  10. I'm not surprised. As a Moral Majority member in the 1980's I had some contact with Cal Thomas by mail and phone. He was a conceited jerk then and he's a conceited jerk now (I won't go into the details, they aren't important.) He also trashed Falwell when he started getting paid by his neocon masters - a real sellout. Also, his opinions are standard fare and not especially original in the context of the cultural right.

    I'll never forget the 3 minute radio commentaries he did for Moral Majority (I still have several audio cassettes of them.) While they were generally well-written and delivered smoothly, I'll never forget one he did in 1982 or 1983 on April 1. He talked about news reports regarding the number of AIDS cases and how these people were getting sick because they were violating God's will. Then he ended the report with something like this "So congratulations all you violators of God's will. You really ARE fools!"

    I was stunned at the callousness of this comment. Although I was more homophobic then than I am now, congratulating people on getting a life-threatening illness was not what I considered moral behavior. Maybe he just had a weird day. But I never saw him in the same light again.

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 10, 2012 9:41:17 AM

  11. isn't that just 1 step away from saying its ok to kill a person

    (Godwin law) I bet he has a nazi uniform in his closet

    Posted by: say what | Feb 10, 2012 9:47:05 AM

  12. I <3 Rachel Maddow so very much!

    Posted by: George PR | Feb 10, 2012 9:51:29 AM

  13. This is the guy who writes the "Common Ground" column in USA TODAY every Thursday debating a liberal friend of his on various issues--just yesterday we was whining about how "partisan" Obama is, and how he's completely failed to "change the tone" in Washington. Then you see and hear something like this, and you realize how full of crap and hypocrisy he truly is.

    Posted by: Dback | Feb 10, 2012 9:55:41 AM

  14. Just awful.

    Posted by: Will | Feb 10, 2012 10:00:09 AM

  15. Wow! Cal looks like he's aged 40 years in the last 10. He's an excellent case for retroactive abortion.

    Posted by: S.C. | Feb 10, 2012 10:05:44 AM

  16. Nasty and disgusting.
    Why those people always look so disgusting? Are their souls and minds so full of hate that it shows on their faces?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 10, 2012 10:11:03 AM

  17. He's a known Pedophile...

    Posted by: trndd | Feb 10, 2012 10:40:34 AM

  18. The definition of hypocrisy.

    Posted by: rayy | Feb 10, 2012 10:46:13 AM

  19. To anyone who's aware of the ugly vitriol that escapes from the mouth and mind of this bigot Cal Thomas this is not surprising.
    In another decade he would have been wearing a white robe and hood what's surprising is now he is not-he gets applause and laughter as well as a salary and the silence from everyone of the "conservative" & Xistian who shared that stage shows that they are in fear of even calling him on his comments.

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Feb 10, 2012 1:36:22 PM

  20. Keep in mind anyone who wants to vote for "Conservatives" this is what they stand for. Utterly mean and disgusting ways of treating those around them. No matter on what level, increasing taxes on those who aren't rich, Denying healthcare to many and especially to women to which they brag about now.

    Luckily Maddow graciously replied on her show "I'm glad you were born," she doesn't mind engaging the other side while they try to hide and sneak behind their "Values."

    Posted by: Redebbm | Feb 10, 2012 7:48:56 PM

  21. The day that the "gay gene" is found these haters will do an abrupt about face and be, not pro-choice, but pro-abortion. I give you exhibit A, the words of that man and the overwhelmingly accepting reaction of the "Conservatives" in the lynch mob.

    Posted by: Dave | Feb 11, 2012 8:49:31 AM

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