Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter With Kansas?" is a subscriber to the theory that so-called "values politics" and lifestyle issues are just sophisticated versions of that old carnival con the shell game, in which the object is to keep the rube's eye off the shell with the pea under it.
You owe it to yourself to read the whole thing, so go back and read it.
I want to see this bozo get his fart pipe tamped in Huntsville (TX) prison. Or Club Fed in Marion, IL, if he's lucky. I'd settle for either.