Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tidbits and Cat Treats: Everybody's Gay (Again!)
The gay news just keeps rolling in. It's so everywhere that we cats are sure that the homosexual-hating teabaggers over at Free Republic are hiding their heads in paper bags. Well, too bad. We just have to do a mini-roundup.
First item of note: Finally! An openly non-heterosexual supporter of Willard Mitt Romney has declared he's had enough. Repulsed by Willard's pandering to the Liberty "University" crowd, major donor Bill White has asked for his money back. Let's see if any of the other GOP high rollers who happen to be gay — and/or who have friends, family, children or siblings who are —will have the guts to do the same.
Meanwhile, in the "turned tables" department, we found it amazing that Republicans in Colorado — who just shelved civil unions in that state — have accused Democrats there of "playing politics" with marriage equality. You know you're on the losing side of an issue when you have to make a charge like that. (Not to mention that in light of the campaign the GOP ran in 2004, the hypocrisy is breathtaking.)
On the other hand, we cats aren't mad for the now-famous Newsweek cover. People will misunderstand it. How many non-politically obsessed folks out there will remember that Bill Clinton was once dubbed "the first black President"? Dumb.
Then there's this little gem from the capital of our current state of residence: Right-wing Republicans in Richmond have blocked their Governor's nomination of an openly gay prosecutor to be a judge. Aside from their naked homophobia, which we find detestable, it's fun to see Republicans fight with one another over who's the biggest sinner. And it's another dent in Transvaginal Bob McDonnell's halo vis-a-vis the upcoming Willard veepstakes. Hurray!
Bottom line: Every day spent talking about gays, abortion, contraception or other social issues is another losing day for Willard — at least, in the purple (and lightly tinged red and blue) states.
We cats PURR.