Sunday, October 29, 2006

Homophobia as GOP Strategy

The NY Times finally calls the repugnacons on this aspect of their hypocrisy and disingenuousness (ie, using homophonbia to stir their ignorant homophobic base, although the editorial don't really go far enough, but it's a start):
If the last month has taught us anything about the Republican Party, it is that homophobia is campaign strategy, not conviction. Congressmen who trust their careers to gay staffers vote for laws to enshrine second-class citizenship for gays in the Constitution. Gay appointees and their partners are treated as married people at official ceremonies and social gatherings. Then whenever an election rolls around, the whole team pretends it?s on a mission to save America from gay marriage.

Mr. Bush and his faithful acolytes seem perfectly willing to stoke fears that create division and sorrow in a country that doesn?t need any more of either. The president has just a little more than two years left in office. You?d think that for once he?d want to consider devoting his time to making things better instead of worse.

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