Dear Gays: Republicans Still Hate You, Just More Quietly
My feeling on it is this: despite the fact that folks like Jon Huntsman have come out for marriage equality, the party as a whole is still bigoted against LGBT Americans, and they have an obvious intent to remain so. No matter how you twist it and turn it, if you vote GOP, you vote against LGBT rights. This new, but not surprising, information just makes the term “Gay Republican” even more repulsive in my view.
I suppose you could say that the Republicans are now where the Democrats were 25 years ago.
Not true, R1. The Dems did not hate us 25 years ago the way the Rethugs have and continue to. The Dems just wanted us to be quiet and not make such a fuss. Problematic in its own right, but nowhere near the hatred and disgust displayed by the Repukes.
This just isn't true. My father was an 80 year old Republican who never saw a Democrat he liked. He was bigoted about nearly everything his whole life. EVEN HE changed his mind about shooting down DOMA before his passing. He still didn't much care for Obama, but he came to see gay folks of both sexes as non-threatening and deserving of any and all rights afforded to all Americans.
This is NOT Repub propaganda. I am a committed Socialist and loathe Republicans for many reasons...homophobia is just one of them.
Get over yourself, half of the country vote GOP, you really think they're all evil homophobes while the other half who vote Dem are all pro gay? As mentioned on another thread both Fred Phelps and Michelle Shocked are Democrats. Life really isn't that black and white.
The problem isn't party, it's ideology. Conservatism, in it's modern American variety, is disgusting.
They may be starting to smarten up.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I was making one of my weekly visits to Breibart's site to taunt ans annoy the uptight bastards about something unrelated to sexuality. I happened to stumble on a thread about the states which voted for legalizing gay marriage(post election).
One jackhole was prattling on and on about the Biblical issues ad nauseum. The next comment simply said, "Give it up bro. We've lost this one. Get used to it."
More and more conservatives are supporting gay rights. Oh how do you libs feel about the assault ban failing? LMAO
How do you feel about it, r8?
I predict in a few years (openly) gays will have substantial influence/control within the GOP. I sense the rise of a lot of them from the midwest and south. I don't know where the anti-gays will go in reaction. Third party?
R8 is the Stormfront Troll. Ignore him.
Now talking to the literate adults: yes, while I am sure that there are Republicans in support of gay rights, that's a moot point. Being a Republican can no longer be chalked up to simply being fiscally conservative or some such; their party has clearly worked on polarizing the electorate by exploiting social/equality issues and courting religious extreme right and bigots of all kinds for the past 35 years. As long as that is the true essence of their platform and not the economy or any constructive input pertaining to public governance, they cannot be viewed in any other light but as enemies in the fight for equality.
R11, You dumb koon! Why do you think Feinstein and Reid caved to the NRA? They KNOW it will cost Dems votes!!!! Going out to buy my assault weapon this summer!!! HA HA HA HA HA