Republican in denial.

Read an interesting piece on John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, today. It starts with a doozy:

“I do believe the Republican Party can be a safe place for the gay community […] the Democratic Party isn’t necessarily a better place for the gay community than the Republican Party is.”

Its’ true that the Democrats aren’t overly friendly to gay interests. We’re still waiting on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and gay marriage is often opposed with the bone of “gay civil unions” being tossed out as a peacekeeping measure. But let’s look honestly at the Republican party. They opposed gays in the military at all. They often oppose civil unions as well as marriage, and they actively seek to amend the Constitution of the United States of America to expressly remove the right to marriage from same-sex couples. So how can she say the Democratic Party “isn’t necessarily a better place”? Well, because she’s Republican, and so’s daddy. That’s how. She firmly in denial.

Next up:

“The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over.”

When did it begin? Have the Republicans apologized for lying about WMD’s in Iraq? Have they apologized for starting the war in Iraq under false pretenses? Have they apologized for torturing suspected terrorists? Have they apologized for running our economy into the ground? If they have, I must have missed it. All I hear is a bunch of denials and clinging to technicalities, and pointing the finger at others. I’m waiting for this era to begin.

“If you go to the basic beliefs of the Republican party of keeping
government out of your life, why can’t that include marriage?”

Indeed. Why also can’t it include drugs? Sex education? Birth control? Abortion?
The answer, of course, is that the Republican Party only pays lip service to this “basic belief”, and that’s all they’ve done for as long as Meghan’s been alive. She’s arguing in favor of a Republican Party that’s never actually existed in her world.

Lastly:

“It can be a party for a 24 year-old pro-sex woman. It can be,”

Sure, honey. Keep telling yourself that. But the truth is, there’s nothing pro-sex about the GOP except for certain individual politicians when they are away from their wives and/or in an airport men’s room stall. When they go to work, that all fades away.

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  • Dan Pipe  On May 19, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Hey, if you prefer being ball-gagged and tied up in the closet, I’m sure the Republican Party is a great place for gays. But as I understand it, not every gay person is actually into that kind of thing.

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