mocktwinkie saidI am fiscally conservative and socially liberal on most issues (although personally socially conservative in how I choose to live).
You cannot support candidates who hate you and pretend to love yourself and be proud of yourself as a gay person at the same time -- it just makes no sense and there's almost no justification for it. Some times I am forced to support a candidate who isn't pro-gay because fiscal and economic issues take precedence, but I personally draw the line if the candidate is overtly demonstrating that they are going to work against my rights as a gay person. Every gay "conservative" or "libertarian" has a different line.
I could never support anyone like Santorum or Bachmann.
I think you're overstepping things a bit re Santorum and Bachmann. I don't believe they hate gay people. They just believe gays are making the wrong choice, even though it's not a choice at all.
You and a few others have always barked about how being gay is just one aspect of who you are, and that it's perfectly feasible to support a Republican candidate who supports anti-gay measures, but is fiscally conservative. And that's true. If you care more about conservative fiscal measures than you do about civil rights, then I guess you should vote Republican.
However I find it quite contradictory that you are telling people that they don't love themselves because they're willing to vote for Bachmann or Santorun, when you have voted for Republicans, who perhaps unbeknownst to you, may have similar social views to those presidential candidates.
I know you have mocked the term self-loathing gay when it was thrown around in the forum, and here you are using its variant.
If I was fiscally conservative and thought those issues were more important than civil rights, I would vote for Bachmann.