Although I agree with Mr. McCarthy's conclusion that the disgraced Republican politicians hate themselves more than they hate the gay community, that doesn't provoke the slightest compassion from me. In fact, these men were some of the most influential Republican operatives before their hypocrisy brought them down, and they used their influence almost exclusively against the gay community. More important, Mr. McCarthy fails to mention that not a single Democratic presidental hopeful is in favor of gay marriage, despite their dependence on contributions of wealthy gay donors. It seems that the Democrats simply want to take from the gay community but give little or nothing in return, with the unspoken assumption that we will continue to give them our votes and contributions because we have no alternatives. I'll take a socially progressive Republican like Rudy Guliani who, after moving out and initiating divorce proceedings, moved in with his gay best friend and his lover, over a Democrat who takes from the gay community without giving back any day. Actions speak louder than words, and I think the Democratic Party has taken the gay vote for granted way too long. Let's take a stand against hypocrisy in both parties.
Sep 11 2007 - 4:55pm