I can’t tell you how many dyed-in-the-wool liberals I’ve dealt with professionally who have Obama bumper stickers/mugs/posters/lawn signs/t-shirts and turn out to be the most bigoted people I’ve ever met. They don’t want to talk to someone who speaks with an accent. They want someone based in the United States, and if they get someone in the US who has an accent, they’ll ask, “are you sure you’re in the United States?”
I wish my friends would say, “no, honey, I’m having a bad dream. Especially the way things are going under the current despot.”
Alas, whether they be dispatchers, customer service representatives or fellow medics, they simply do their best to do their job. Liberals can, at times, be more racist and more spiteful than any conservative I’ve ever met. That includes some of the jerks celebrating the decision made by the American Conservative Union to ban GOProud from the 2012 CPAC gathering. While reading a few of the articles that have been written about it, I found myself once again getting angry with both sides. The liberals, however, took the ball and ran with it on some of the comments they left on the Washington Blade and the Miami Herald.
Diana Cardenas, wife of ACU head Al Cardenas (the man who made the ultimate decision and leaked it to WorldNetDaily and the Daily Caller before having the cojones to tell GOProud leaders Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher Barron to their faces), made a comment on Facebook about her feelings about TX gov. Rick Perry announcing his opposition to a federal marriage amendment. She made her beliefs clear, calling homosexuality a “behavior” and saying that she wanted a conservative candidate who was willing to take a stand for the traditional view of marriage. I disagree with her, but nothing she said could be classified has hateful. Miami Herald commenters, on the other hand, were…and they were blatantly liberal.
“latina pig wearing fur. oink oink” -piggy piggy
“Bigotry wrapped in dead animals, how creepy.” -FLDemNinja
“Someone put a muzzle on that furry creature.” -Anon
The comments on the Washington Blade were just as ill-informed.
“Wow, self-hating gay men are surprised that “conservative bigots” don’t want them sponsoring their convention. Maybe you should take a good look in the mirror boys. They may invite you to the table, but they’ll spit in your food.” -Sam
“It is pathetic that go proud wants to be involved. Don’t they get it? They hate you. It’s that simple.” -Steve
“lie down with dogs…” -Nick
How about the Advocate? Oh, there’s never a shortage of colorful comments there.
“Oh GoShame, never change. Stay just the way you are. With your head in the sand and your ass in the air.” -Hugh
“Has anyone ever determined definitively that these crazy GoProud people are really gay? I’m very suspicious of them.” -Pete
“LOL…the GOProud…the gay conservative group…but conservatives don’t want them…nor do the gays!” -Rodriguez
“I’d like to boot GOProud too. Right in their….aw nuts.” -Bx
“GOProud needs reparative therapy….and not regarding their sexual orientation…..maybe when Rick Perry and the others show them the boat they have ready for them to an unknown island …will they finally wake up….GOProud needs to click their heels together and say “Neville Chamberlain” 3 times….” -Johann of OC
“Wow… They all held their noses and went down on Ann Coulter and still got the boot! Sounds like high school when the jocks would make the nerdy kid do all kinds of stuff to “let him in the club” while they all laughed at what an idiot he was for seriously thinking they’d ever let him in. Hysterical.” -Michael Jarboe
“GOPROUD is a disgrace to gays everywhere. They are upset that their “partners” in hating gays didn’t invite them to a hate party? They really ought to just get some good loving and like Skittles says “Taste the Rainbow”.” -Joshua
“Wow, These GoProud dirt bags still don’t want to admit that the CPAC people want them and us dead. They need to realize that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing (suck up to the repubs) over and over and over again, all the while getting the same answer (from the repubs), and expecting the result to change.” -Jessica
“If anyone STILL needed to know why ‘Gay Republican’ is an oxymoron; THIS IS IT!!” -CountryBoy
And yet, somehow, conservatives are the ones who need a lesson in manners.
It never ceases to amaze me just how hateful liberals can be while pointing out what they believe to be wrong with conservatives. If, however, you point out their outright intolerance, they explain it like this: “I don’t need to tolerate someone who is intolerant.”
That should say all that needs to be said about their twisted logic.
To Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron, you still have our undying support. I’m sorry that things have taken such a drastic turn, but keep fighting the good fight. You’re doing a good job. We all knew this part wouldn’t be easy but our road is definitely more admirable and we should have no problem saying it.