Professor Froward's Slough of Despond

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Gay Republicans

It's hideously sad when Democrats lash out at gay Republicans. We're at a point in time when most conservatives see the war as a very important issue: The dividing line between left and right these days is whether you hate the United States, or you don't. If you don't, you're One of Us. That's not interesting, coming from me; I never gave a rat's ass who you slept with anyway. But there are a lot of people in the GOP who, right now, have a compelling reason to accept gay patriots as "us". Who would you rather have a beer with, a queer who loves his country or a straight kid who loves Noam Chomsky instead? Who would you rather have swearing an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution? What's more disgusting, really, somebody who does gross things in private, or somebody who very publically calls on our troops to kill their officers? First things first.

Those gays who come out as conservatives are doing something inordinately valuable. If the GOP learns to live with gay Americans, who will be left in national politics to kick gay Americans around? Nobody. That might be a disaster for the Democratic Party, but it'd be a great day for everybody else.