Dan Savage tweeted this…
…in response to this announcement by the Republican Party’s Tea Party gay group, GOProud.
GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.
The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President.
Most gay Americans – like their straight counterparts – are not better off than they were 4 years ago. The truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too.
Really? Are gay Americans worst off than they were 4 years ago?
Allow me to ask:
1. Are gay soldiers worst off now with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
2. Are gay Americans worst off now that 9 states recognize same-sex marriage and 6 states grant these licenses?
3. Are gay Americans worst off now that the Justice Department has declared that it will stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 act which recognizes marriage strictly as a union between a man and a woman?
4. Are gay Americans worst off now that they have a President who recently stated that he believes that every American should have the right to marry the person they love regardless of sexual orientation and who declared unequivocally that same-sex marriage should be legalized?
I could go on about the “disastrous failed Obama economy” and how it is in truth the result of policies set out by GOProud’s Republican party and how it is in fact a recovering economy (albeit a slow one, again thanks to the GOProud’s Republican Party) which is in a far better place than it was in 2008 when tens of thousands jobs were being lost each month. I could do this but what could be more relevant to a gay person than recognition that they as human beings have the same civil rights as every other American?
What the hell is the matter with these self-loathing people that they are willing to subjugate themselves to second class citizenry and support a homophobic political entity that despises their very existence? And don’t give me this “working from the inside” bullshit…it doesn’t work with Republicans. As long as the Religious Right remains a core component of the party’s base, conservative politicians will cater to every one of their bigoted, hate-filled whims.
Dan Savage had it perfectly right…GOProud’s members as well as Log Cabin Republicans are pathetic fools with very little to be proud of.