#1 "Itís only homophobic when other people do it."
04-28-2014, 03:18 PM
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Liberal Super PAC Attacks Gay Republican With Photoshopped Mailer of Him Next To A Drag QueenÖ
Straight talk about gay Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio
Let's pretend you're a screenwriter assigned to develop a character to run for Congress in California in 2014. You need a compelling story, so you make him an orphan at 13 Ė wait, even better his dad leaves the family two weeks before his mother died Ė and then social services splits up his brothers and sisters leaving him alone in the world.
Despite those challenges he perseveres, putting himself through a top-tier college and then building and selling two multimillion-dollar companies.
Thus financially secure, he decides to dedicate himself to public service and runs for City Council.
n his first term he works across party lines and four years after his first election he passes major pension reform that saves the city money and protects the retirement savings of thousand of people.
For good measure, you make him openly gay and in a committed relationship, the first to feature his partner in campaign literature. Heís the perfect candidate to send to Washington, D.C. and, of course, heís a Democrat, right?
Wrong. The real story proves that truth is stranger and sometimes better than fiction. Your character already exists in Carl DeMaio of San Diego Ė except that heís not a Democrat, heís a (gasp!) Republican.
When I talked to DeMaio, he said he doesnít want to emphasize his sexual orientation or his challenging childhood Ė he prefers to talk about the fiscal condition of the country and his candidacy to defeat freshman Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat. But because he is who he is, and because his opponents are making an issue about his sexual orientation and lying about his record, heís willing to talk about it. And heís disrupting all of the stereotypes.
For instance, DeMaio has been the target of homophobic attacks. But where are those attacks coming from? Itís not always from the far right social conservatives youíd expect; rather, itís been from DeMaioís left Ė the liberal and Democrat-affiliated groups that youíd think would be proud that an openly gay successful businessman has decided to run for office.
One false attack drew the attention of the San Diego Ethics Commission. An anonymous left-wing group funded a SuperPac and sent mailers of DeMaio Photoshopped next to a drag queen to neighborhoods with a majority of elderly and African-American voters, knowing that such a photo would depress support for DeMaio.
That was so egregious and false that the group was fined by the cityís Ethics Commission, but even after that, and with his 100 percent voting record with the LGBT community, the Left still didnít speak up to defend him. They told DeMaio, ďItís complicated.Ē
Iím sure. The Right, on the other hand, did speak up about it.
ďIíve found more tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from social conservative groups who have to reconcile that Iím a Republican who happens to be gayÖversus the intolerance the LGBT leaders see me as a gay man who happens to be a Republican,Ē DeMaio said.
04-28-2014, 03:21 PM
I'm sure any of the deviant loving libs who haunt CU can explain this double standard...
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04-28-2014, 11:32 PM
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Gays who do not conform to the left are branded traitors.
04-29-2014, 06:06 AM
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We may not agree with him on lifestyle, we don't define him by it either. There are a lot of gay people who are more conservative because they see that the all the Democrats want is someone to exploit to keep them in power. That's why no one on the left will defend him. They'd have to come to grips with the fact that they are the biggest racists and homophobes around. And we know that's not going to happen. Instead of being 1 big tent, the left is nothing more than segregated tents and don't you dare leave your tent without permission.
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