Friday, December 31, 2010

"Why on God's Green Earth Are You Even a Republican?"

Cenk Uygur asks the question, and Chris Barron of GOProud has an answer:

With that full head of steam Cenk gets up telling Chris (twice) that the Republicans ran "a whole national campaign against hating yooooooouuuuuuu!!!" -- against hating gays and lesbians, Cenk? really? -- in 2004 and 2006, Cenk seems to have forgotten how John Edwards and John Kerry both pulled the "Hey, hater Republicans, did you know Dick Cheney's daughter is gay?" card during the 2004 debates. Or maybe Cenk believes that Democrats trying to whip up and then use intolerance against gays and lesbians to cost the Republican presidential ticket Republican votes ("Dick Cheney has a gay daughter?! I did not know that! No way I'm voting Republican now!") and further their own political ends was really just a cunning blow for tolerance and acceptance. After all, it's so meta!

But like Cenk says, gays and lesbians should all be Democrats, because Democrats love gays and lesbians. After all, trillion-dollar annual budget deficits just don't affect gays and lesbians. And sure, all those other Democratic policies will ensure that gays and lesbians lose their jobs and then stay unemployed, but then gays and lesbians will be just like all the rest of us. Hooray for equality! Besides, like Nancy Pelosi said, unemployment benefits actually create jobs, so the more unemployment, the better the economy! Hooray for Democratic economic theory! And at least those gays and lesbians will have been put out of work by right-thinking Democrats who love them. Shouldn't that count for something? I mean, seriously, why can't gays and lesbians just stay in their little single-issue voting bloc cubbyhole? Otherwise, we might actually end up with a president who, I don't know, opposes gay marriage!

Hey, wait a minute...