A Eulogy for Senator Larry "Wide Stance" Craig - Fare thee well

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    Why the GOP's Gay Wing Is Forced to Hide in the Bathroom

    by Nina Burleigh

    The demise of Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig amuses those of us who enjoy watching right-wing heroes crash to the ground, spiked on their own hypocrisy. However, because we Liberals are people of compassion, we should also feel a little horrified by this tortured man's sad, humiliating demise.

    The Republican Party got Bush re-elected in 2004 by playing the homophobe card. In Ohio, their minions went door-to-door in Amish country and warned the historically non-secular inhabitants that if they didn't get out and register Republican, gay marriage would be the law of the land.

    The trouble with this wedge issue, as everyone now knows, is that it's Republican suicide. The hateful public stance of the party has driven its many gay members into ever more contorted acts of self-loathing excess, driving the disease of suppression out in the open and subjecting men to public stoning by their own frenzied followers.

    Foley, Haggard and Craig are only the most famous. There's Florida Rep. Bob Allen, also caught lurking for sex in a public bathroom, Corporal Matt Sanchez, gay porn star and -- for a shining moment -- Fox News channel's right wing Marine of the moment. And who can forget Jeff Gannon, the right-wing faux journalist with a secret life as a gay escort favored with a hard (yes!) White House press pass by the Bush administration communications department.

    When I was covering Capitol Hill just before Clinton's impeachment, every other young, spiffily manicured male staffer I met in Republican Congressional offices was at least androcentric, if not obviously gay. I don't have a sensitive gay-dar, but there was something about them. Ties never askew, hair immaculately groomed, cuffs gleaming, they usually knew more about my shoes than I did.

    Bill Clinton's voracious heterosexuality had as much to do with drawing their rabid hatred as any of his other attributes. He loved women too much, and if only he'd given equal time and effort to seducing those beautiful men, he might have saved himself some trouble.

    Republicans in Washington know there are probably more gay men in their ranks than there are on Castro Street. Still, against all logic and sense, they won't utter a word about tolerance.

    It's time for Republicans to embrace their own gay wing and stop fueling the sickness of suppression that drives men like Larry Craig into airport bathroom stalls. Until they do, they're headed straight for the toilet with him -- not that they shouldn't jump right in anyway.




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    It all makes sense now. If they go out toe-tapping, shoes would be important. :D

    Regarding "embracing" the toe-tappers, you guys just don't get it, do you? Spiffy shoes or not, homos are not our heroes.
     
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    What do you expect, since homos only account for 1-10 percent of the population depending on what research you support.
     
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    Notice how all of these anti-Gay Republicans are coming out of the closet lately SE?...I can't help but notice how much you want us all to believe you are a homophobe...what are you trying to hide you filthy queen you?
     
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    I would not be at all surprised to find out the screaming eagle was a closet rump wrangler.
     
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    It does appear that those who are thumping their chests and most loudly proclaiming that they find homosexuality to be abhorant, tend to turn out to be closet gays themselves.
     
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    Who cares. the man resigned. He was garbage. Just wondering when the corrupt Democrats are going to resign. You'd think people so outraged over a bathroom misdemeaner would be more upset over murder, corruption, and actual sexual acts.
     
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