Thursday, September 14, 2006

Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Great snippet from The Anchoress:

You know damn well that if Dr. Rice were to appear on the WH ticket in the veep slot the first thing many on the left will do is start whispering that because she has never married and does not publicly date, she is a lesbian. They did it to Chief Justice John Roberts when he was nominated to the SCOTUS (he married late and wore plaid pants in the ’70’s! He’s gay!) As I wrote here at that time:

“…they have nothing on John Roberts, they cannot really attack him on his qualifications or his record. So they are going to go after his religion and his wife, and while they’re at it, they’re going to start “gay” rumors, because…well…because they still think we care. As usual, they project their identity politics onto their opponents, because it is what obsesses most of them, and they can’t believe it does not obsess most of us.”

There is something pretty hypocritical about whispering “gay” about someone as though it’s a bad thing, while mouthing the usual “not that there’s anything wrong with that” platitudes. There’s an insane sort of, “we don’t think it’s bad to be gay, but we think you do, and so we’re going to suggest and smirk and giggle that someone you like is gay, and then you’ll hate them, because you’re all homophobes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like gays, and we’d never promote intolerance or make things more difficult for them, we’re just playing a political game…no harm done, you stupid moronic bigots!”

I always am left wondering…who are the stupid moronic homophobe bigots? The ones who really don’t care what adults do in the bedroom as long as it’s consensual, or the ones who need to constantly talk about it, speculate on it and use that speculation as a “negative?”

It’s sort of like driving behind a vegan who has six “I’m a compassionate Vegan” bumperstickers on her car. You want to ask, “who are you trying to convince, me or yourself?”

Anyhow, keep a watch out and see if that’s not the stuff you start hearing/reading about Condi Rice.

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