Jun 08, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
smartmoney saidEx_Mil8 saidwrestlervic saidjock_1 saidThis was the biggest election in the history of my state. I am so proud of my fellow Wisconsinites for making such a couragous decision to stick with a great Gov. We didnt win the lottery tonight, the nation did !!!
And how do you benefit from this?
More tolerance toward you being gay? Hell no.
You forget gay republicans are, by definition, unscrupulous people. They do not really give a shit about being gay or about preserving or improving the rights of other gay people.
You know, if you define republican as Jim DeMInt republican, then yes, but that would be like trying to define democrats as those tax and spend liberals who can't wait to reward their union boyfriends with big contracts for no show jobs.
Many people, I am sure, became republicans because they believe that smaller government is a good idea, that people should keep more of the money they earn and send less of it to Washington. Many republicans, gay or straight, believe that all individuals should be treated equally.
There are radical and embarrassing elements to both parties. To try and tar everyone with the radial aspects of either party is immature and irresponsible.
I do not believe all republicans are bad people. I am sure many Republican voters are decent, upstanding citizens. I am also happy to concede there are Republican policies which have merit.
One cannot escape the fact, however, that Republican policies are generally not supportive of gay people and gay rights. For example, how many republicans in Congress voted for the repeal of DADT? In another thread on this site, we have a young gay man celebrating the fact he has just passed basic training in the USN. If the Republican Party had had its way, he would still be skulking in the shadows, having to hide the fact he was a gay man serving in the USN.
It is a question of dignity and how much one values equal rights for gay people. However you cut it, being a gay Republican is just unscrupulous.