The Republicans' true colors always, always bleed through. Post-midterm elections demonstrated that in North Carolina and Iowa, a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is just as important to conservative lawmakers - perhaps more important - than creating jobs and boosting the economy. Christian jihadists are keeping their anti-LGBT priorities straight. Gay Republicans - once an anomaly, now slowly infecting some disenchanted members of the affluent gay community - seem indistinguishable from those self-serving cowards who encourage bullies from the sidelines, knowing they have a life of privilege to run home to - Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney, Mary Cheney. They're blessed with all the equality that money can buy. They have ways to preserve a companion's inheritance, they can thwart greedy relatives in court, high end health insurance is never a problem for these acquisitive no-risk takers.
Moderate GOPers want to have their LGBT cake and eat it too. They trot out examples of invariably non-political public figures (or retired lawmakers whose views no longer matter) that may espouse some support for tolerance - and then a relatively few gay conservatives who value their money more than your equality point to them and trill, "See? See? We're finally being accepted! The Republican Party doesn't despise us!" (*sniffle*) "The GOP is being misrepresented by Evil Libruls. We're all a part of the same progressive-hating family of pro-war, kick-the-poor-in-the-teeth voters." But of course that's a lie, no matter how dutifully gay right-wingers (presumably sitting in their hot tubs wearing three piece suits and throwing back champagne cocktails) build castles in the air out of this boring achromatic shit.
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Mummified gasbag Ann Coulter tells a typically bitchy Martha Stewart joke at the sparcely attended Homocon political "extravaganza" and all the well-heeled queers, giggling like three-year-olds, collapse on their knees in celebrity worship. On CNN recently, GOProud's charmless chairperson Chris Barron managed to keep a straight face while pontificating about how hateful House Speaker-To-Be John Boehner's homophobia will be a good thing for the gay community. (It was absurd, remindful of an African-American leader fawning over racists like Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage. Wait. RNC Chair Michael Steele and homobigot Pastor Ken Hutcherson already do that.) In the aforementioned news segment, the miserly Cracker Barron (who gets moist when Coulter calls him a "faggot") also kept repeating, over and over like some dead-eyed automaton: "One third of gay people on election day voted for Republicans." (Sigh. How does one respond to talking points like that?) Dear Kwiss... That tenuous statistic you keep repeating does not translate into approval for GOProud's selfish, self-loathing and self-delusional political agenda. Did you not get the memo? Were you too bizzy shopping for hair product? On election day, millions of gays stayed home because of lack of action by an admittedly spineless Democratic Congress. That does not mean LGBT Americans are ready to climb into bed with Christian theocrats who want nothing more than to roll back the Supreme Court's Lawrence vs Texas decision and kick your sorry asses (and ours) through the rainbow, if not take a more Nazi-esque approach to sexual orientation.
For the most part, GOProuders are teabaggers with more education, heftier portfolios, and better fashion sense. But they have a similar moral compass which points in only one direction - toward themselves.
Their values? It's ALL about them, reviling President Obama, hating the Liberals, and screwing the Poor.
It's the Rich Bitches Club.
(Pictured: Sugar Baby, Bland Barron, Cadaverous Coulter, and Maggie Moose. What can I say? We have partisan pets.)