Democrats out another gay guy

One of the reasons I had to leave the Democrat party, after a lifetime, was because I couldn’t stomach the double-standards anymore. Just as I couldn’t stand to hear that the lesbian seduction of a 13 year old girl in the play The Vagina Monologues was considered a “good” rape (the play has now re-written the girl’s age to 16, but it’s still “good”), I cannot stand it when the supposedly tolerant left outs a gay person. There is never a good reason to invade someone’s privacy like that. You never see the supposedly homophobic right do it, but the “tolerant” left does it all the time. “Dick Cheney’s daughter is a Lesbian! A LESBIAN!”

Now…Rick Santorum’s Spokesman is black! And GAY!!!

Supposedly, if you have been labled a homophobe by the left (and they label everyone on the right a homophobe) then you are a hypocrite of the first water if you love, support, employ, jog with or invite-over-for-coffee a gay person.

But the left sees no hypocrisy in their smarmy outing of gay people, because “it’s for their own good…” Or something.

Ace has some succinct thoughts, as always.

The left of course despises the spokesman for being a traitor to his race and sexuality, and so has outed him as gay. (They would have outed him as black, too, but his skin’s high concentration of melanin already gave that away.)

Remember: Everyone’s private sexual conduct is their own business… so long as you’re liberal.

Indeed. Sadly, indeed.

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  • Lyle

    Anchoress said]”Remember: Everyone’s private sexual conduct is their own business… so long as you’re liberal.Indeed. Sadly, indeed.”
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    Anchoress, I could understand your intense dislike for liberals and democrat’s such as myself, if everything liberals did or said was less ridiculous than what conservatives and republicans say or do. I have not seen any evidence of that yet in my lifetime of watching both sides. To hear you talk, there is no way a person of liberal leanings could possibly be a good American or citizen. That is sadly indeed.

  • TheAnchoress

    - That is utter nonsense. I have never said that, or implied it.

    – But I am disgusted by this sort of thing.

    – I am no “loyal Republican.” Truth be told when I left the Democrat party I became an independent and only became a Republican because I admired W. After his presidency, my plan has always been to go back to being independent – both parties do plenty to annoy me.

    – You say everything the Democrats do is mirrored by what the Republicans do? First of all, that’s a funny argument coming from a side that says America must not lower itself by “torturing” prisoners. If you think the Republicans do dirty things, that makes it OK for Democrats? Where is the Republican who has outed a gay person in the last – oh, I don’t know, five years? Can you name one? I can name at least 5 democrats who have done it in the same time period. I see the DNC chairman Howard Dean and the two ranking Democrats, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi stooping to invective and name-calling…have you seen the president do that in five years in the white house? Or his press secy’s? Or Frist? Or Mehlman? I see the Dems going after Tom Delay (not a favorite of mine) for precisely the same thing they do…hello??? Pot? Meet Kettle?

    – But this habit of double-standards, it IS what drove me from the Democrats. I watched the left try to destroy Clarence Thomas for a dirty joke and a try for a date, (as he was grilled by Ted Kennedy, for cryin’ out loud!) and I saw the press serve up propaganda over news, and it opened my eyes. The Democrat party and the press…they were heroic to me, so if I seem unduly bitter toward them, now, you may understand why.

    – Double standard: Bush’s TANG records get overscrutinized to the extreme; the press doesn’t even ask for Kerry’s

    – Double standard:The press barely mentions Sandy Berger taking super top secret papers pertaining to national security out in his pants and doing who knows what with it; the press suggests “treason” when Karl Rove tells a reporter (as a second source) “yes, I heard that too…” We’re watching the press right now simply REFUSE to put out whole or correct information. I am sickened by it.

    – Double standard: Clinton manages 5.6% unemployment and the press throws confetti and tells us this is “full employment”. Bush manages 5.0% unemployment and the press sneers that “there are plenty of reasons to worry…”

    – Double standard: Without UN approval or congressional approval, and with no “exit stratgey” Clinton sends our troops to Kosovo, promising they’ll be “home before Christmas,” (they’re still there) the press throws confetti again. Meanwhile after two trips to the UN, and WITH congressional approval Bush tries to actually respond (for a change) to terror attacks, and his war is “illegal.”

    – It’s not like I WANT to feel this way…but my sense of justice and fairness is so offended by this crap, that I cannot help myself – and has been for over a decade, now, that I have found myself unwilling to simply buy what the press sells anymore, because they have proved themselves so partisan and inconsistant. And my admiration for the Democrats has been materially affected. I wish it were not so.

    – And what bothers me more than anything (and I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, so you can assume I’m not a knee-jerk “hater”) is that this unquestioning press, now completely, habitually and wholly at the service of the Democrat party, may very well help a Democrat of truly suspect background (are we ever going to see that Wellesly paper on Saul Alinksy) and towering ambition get into the WH…and then never, never ask her a single hard question, or raise a doubtful eyebrow over any report that is handed out to them, any spin that is spun.

    – I worry that the press I once admired will devolve into American Pravda…and that in so doing, finally bring the poison of tyranny to our plates.

    – That is NOT to say that there are no patriotic liberals. I would never say such a thing because I have such people in my family. But I wonder why so few of them are willing to acknowledge these doublestandards, why they do not offend THEIR sense of justice and fairness. Where are the patriotic liberals who demand that the press tell a whole story, not a “framed” one? Where are the patriotic liberals who dare to question one of their own? I see conservatives constantly challenging each other, I NEVER see it from the left. Why are so many liberals content to simply go wherever the headlines lead? Especially these days. It is a willful blindness, I think, and it is scary.

    – But these lock-stepping automatons who make up the current democratic leadership, and against whom no one will dissent within the party…and this preening, adoring, obedient press that will – it is now apparent – do ANYTHING, including destroy their own credibility and debase their own ethics in order to promote their side and destroy the other…they have more than earned my suspicion.

  • Local Man

    Santorum = Hypocrite of the Century.

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  • stephanie

    Anchoress,

    Frequently we don’t “seem” to challenge is because we do it within our own circles. I don’t hear or observe a lot of the right’s criticism of the right- maybe b/c I’m not part of them. And I don’t always discuss it elsewhere because frankly, the tone if not the words shuts down debate.
    As it happens, I don’t believe outing people in the closet is good, irregardless of their politics. I do believe that it’s hypocritical to say “I hate gays- but so and so is a good golfing buddy.”
    I must point out, though, that Dick Cheney’s daughter HAD BEEN PUBLICALLY OUT FOR YEARS. Bringing up her orientation was in poor taste- but outing her would indicate that her orientation was a secret, which it wasn’t.

  • Lyle

    Anchoress] “That is utter nonsense. I have never said that, or implied it. But I am disgusted by this sort of thing.I am no “loyal Republican.” Truth be told when I left the Democrat party I became an independent and only became a Republican because I admired W. After his presidency, my plan has always been to go back to being independent – both parties do plenty to annoy me.
    You say everything the Democrats do is mirrored by what the Republicans do?”
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    I never said that, I said conservatives and republicans were no less ridiculous.
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    Anchorress said,” First of all, that’s a funny argument coming from a side that says America must not lower itself by “torturing” prisoners. If you think the Republicans do dirty things, that makes it OK for Democrats?”
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    No.
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    Anchorress] “Where is the Republican who has outed a gay person in the last – oh, I don’t know, five years? Can you name one? I can name at least 5 democrats who have done it in the same time period. I see the DNC chairman Howard Dean and the two ranking Democrats, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi stooping to invective and name-calling…have you seen the president do that in five years in the white house? Or his press secy’s? Or Frist? Or Mehlman? I see the Dems going after Tom Delay (not a favorite of mine) for precisely the same thing they do…hello??? Pot? Meet Kettle?”
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    There you go again, insinuating that republicans don’t do what democrats do. What did Cheney say to Leahy? Did Clinton do name calling? I don’t have a problem with conservative ideas and views, but I do have a problem with conservatives who think they are more Christian, more patriotic or less hypocritical than liberals.
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    Anchorress]”But this habit of double-standards, it IS what drove me from the Democrats. I watched the left try to destroy Clarence Thomas for a dirty joke and a try for a date, (as he was grilled by Ted Kennedy, for cryin’ out loud!) and I saw the press serve up propaganda over news, and it opened my eyes. The Democrat party and the press…they were heroic to me, so if I seem unduly bitter toward them, now, you may understand why.”
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    I would only understand if the republicans would not do the same thing. A perfect example is what the right did to Kerry over the swift boat thing. And then talk about the liberal media if there were no conservative media.
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    Anchorress]”Double standard: Bush’s TANG records get overscrutinized to the extreme; the press doesn’t even ask for Kerry’s”
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    Where’s FOX news, Matt Drudge, NRO and Washington TImes,ect.ect.. when you need them???
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    Anchorress]”Double standard:The press barely mentions Sandy Berger taking super top secret papers pertaining to national security out in his pants and doing who knows what with it; the press suggests “treason” when Karl Rove tells a reporter (as a second source) “yes, I heard that too…” We’re watching the press right now simply REFUSE to put out whole or correct information. I am sickened by it.”
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    Again, where is the conservative media on this?? Why aren’t they taking it on???
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    Anchorress]”It’s not like I WANT to feel this way…but my sense of justice and fairness is so offended by this crap, that I cannot help myself – and has been for over a decade, now, that I have found myself unwilling to simply buy what the press sells anymore, because they have proved themselves so partisan and inconsistant. And my admiration for the Democrats has been materially affected. I wish it were not so.”
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    I could understand if all there was, so called liberal media, but that is the furtherest from the truth. Conservative media is well represented by talk radio, cable television and in print with WorldNet daily, ect…
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    Anchorress]”And what bothers me more than anything (and I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, so you can assume I’m not a knee-jerk “hater”) is that this unquestioning press, now completely, habitually and wholly at the service of the Democrat party, may very well help a Democrat of truly suspect background (are we ever going to see that Wellesly paper on Saul Alinksy) and towering ambition get into the WH…and then never, never ask her a single hard question, or raise a doubtful eyebrow over any report that is handed out to them, any spin that is spun.”
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    If believe the above is true, John Kerry would have been elected.
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    Anchorress]”That is NOT to say that there are no patriotic liberals. I would never say such a thing because I have such people in my family. But I wonder why so few of them are willing to acknowledge these doublestandards, why they do not offend THEIR sense of justice and fairness. Where are the patriotic liberals who demand that the press tell a whole story, not a “framed” one? Where are the patriotic liberals who dare to question one of their own? I see conservatives constantly challenging each other, I NEVER see it from the left. Why are so many liberals content to simply go wherever the headlines lead? Especially these days. It is a willful blindness, I think, and it is scary.”
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    I respect your opinion Anchoress, but I disagree with your assessment about liberals. I for one, am not a knee jerk liberal. I don’t see conservatives constantly challenging each other. I see conservatives coming to the defense of everything Bush does.
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    Anchorress]”But these lock-stepping automatons who make up the current democratic leadership, and against whom no one will dissent within the party…and this preening, adoring, obedient press that will – it is now apparent – do ANYTHING, including destroy their own credibility and debase their own ethics in order to promote their side and destroy the other…they have more than earned my suspicion.”
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    You have a right to your opinion of course, and this is your blog. I just strongly believe that this whole idea of a liberal media does not make sense to me unless of course there were no conservative media, but there is plenty of conservative media for the American population to get.

  • newton

    Sure, they will out Santorum’s aide.

    I’m now getting the impression that this one man has been treated better by Santorum – and the Republicans – than by the leftists who call themselves his “equals.”

    Hypocrisy? Hardly.

    But the leftists who forced him out of the closet? Now, that’s hipocrisy of the highest degree.

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  • http://none Darrell

    There Lyle goes again…tried the same sort of thing on an earlier post…Doesn’t see a Leftist media, sees only balance. But ignores all the arguments when you plug in numbers, 1 out of 13 in the broadcast/cable segment. Sounds balanced to me! That must be why you guys are always crying about getting rid of FoxCable! Improve that “balance” even more! Ooops! I said “you guys”…Lyle is just a regular guy… I’ll save him the time…just an American, a human being, a farmer, anything but part of some group. Just like the MSM is just a random collection of hardworking journalists without a political agenda or affiliation!

    The MSM gave Kerry at least an additional 16% of the vote. Selling a guy with a dishonorable discharge as war hero? “John Kerry reporting for duty!” Please! The Swifties didn’t keep changing their story! Doubt the “Duck Dinner?” Has to be with the dates of discharge/medals…Sections of Military Code cited… Why didn’t he wear that as a badge of “honor” with the Left? That would require speculation…Well, if he became a confidential informant for the FBI, say, in exchange for a potential Honorable Discharge…might cause of shortage of anti-diarrhea drugs on both coasts…Depends who talked to him and what they said…Why then didn’t he get the Honorable? Must have decided he wasn’t cooperating fully and honestly…But this is all just speculation, of course!

  • TheAnchoress

    Lyle, I’ll respond to you once, because what the heck, I’m in a good mood, but just so you know, I am not one to revisit posts and comments, so don’t expect lengthy debate – you can find that elsewhere!

    You wrote: I would only understand if the republicans would not do the same thing. A perfect example is what the right did to Kerry over the swift boat thing. And then talk about the liberal media if there were no conservative media.

    C’mon, Lyle, the only reason the Swift Vet book existed was because the press WOULD NOT ASK KERRY about anything in his military past. They simply took whatever he said as gospel. Ask yourself this: had the same book been written about Bush, would the mainstream press have gone out of their way to ignore it?

    You keep saying we have FOX and Rush, etc…don’t you understand…if the press would simply DO THEIR JOBS the way they’re supposed to…we wouldn’t NEED Fox or Rush or Hannity (whom I don’t listen to, btw…I basically read blogs)

    As to the rest…yes, Cheney said the F word, big deal. You can count on ONE hand the intemperate remarks from Bush and Cheney and their crew. You don’t have enough digits and limbs to count them from the left. That’s fine by you?
    :-)

    Shrug. No nevermind to me…but please stop pretending that conservative dissatisfaction with leftwing doublestandards is based on paranoia or imaginings. John Kerry got 10-15% of his votes thanks to the help of an unquestioning press, and they acknowledge that, so you may as well, too.

  • Lyle

    Darrerll]”There Lyle goes again…tried the same sort of thing on an earlier post…Doesn’t see a Leftist media, sees only balance. But ignores all the arguments when you plug in numbers, 1 out of 13 in the broadcast/cable segment. Sounds balanced to me!”
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    There goes Darrell again distorting my position. I do see a leftist media. I also see a right wing media that is every bit as powerful. I don’t ignore your arguments, I don’t agree with your arguments. As I said earlier to you Darrell, your idea of a leftist media is anything to the left of Ann Coulter, hardly someone who is center.
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    Darrell]”That must be why you guys are always crying about getting rid of FoxCable!”
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    Hey, I’ve been crying to get rid of all television, especially TV news.I don’t differentiate much between FOX and the rest of the networks.There are all nothing but sound bites to me.
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    Darrell]”The MSM gave Kerry at least an additional 16% of the vote. Selling a guy with a dishonorable discharge as war hero? “John Kerry reporting for duty!” Please! The Swifties didn’t keep changing their story! Doubt the “Duck Dinner?” Has to be with the dates of discharge/medals…Sections of Military Code cited… Why didn’t he wear that as a badge of “honor” with the Left? That would require speculation…Well, if he became a confidential informant for the FBI, say, in exchange for a potential Honorable Discharge…might cause of shortage of anti-diarrhea drugs on both coasts…Depends who talked to him and what they said…Why then didn’t he get the Honorable? Must have decided he wasn’t cooperating fully and honestly…But this is all just speculation, of course!”
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    No wonder your obssessed with this MSM thing. I suggest you at least listen to the other side of a story. You might learn something.

  • Lyle

    Anchorress]”Shrug. No nevermind to me…but please stop pretending that conservative dissatisfaction with leftwing doublestandards is based on paranoia or imaginings. John Kerry got 10-15% of his votes thanks to the help of an unquestioning press, and they acknowledge that, so you may as well, too.”
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    Let’s face it Anchorress, I could say the same thing,” Please stop pretending that liberal dissatisfaction with rightwing doublestandards is based on paranoia or imaginings.
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    Anchorress]”John Kerry got 10-15% of his votes thanks to the help of an unquestioning press, and they acknowledge that, so you may as well, too.”
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    This is where we differ. You see the press as only representing the left. I see the press as both left and right. Thr right wing media has done a masterful job of turning the word liberal into being a bad word. I’m one of those liberals who won’t aplogise for being one. I like friends and family. I care about this county too. I don’t have a problem with conservatives. It’s the demonizing of liberals that I reject. I reject the demonizing of conservatives too, such as Bush is evil bullcrap.

  • karen

    Lyle,
    I finally figured out how to register. I’d all but given up. I now realize you will never understand the whole MSM phenom.

    You have a Left media. You have a Right media. And then you have your general availibility of media, MSM. (Am I right so far, Darrell?)

    Left and Right both spin in opposite directions and then you have the FACTS. ALL the facts that should be fairly and honestly reported.

    That’s their job, journalists shouldn’t be biased. They should try to curb their sentiments. Are they doing this on CBS? ABC? NBC? Anyone?

    According to you it doesn’t matter because all conservatives have Rush or Fox, right? Well, I don’t. I get all of the above plus PBS. That is a very Left-skewed channel and I know this because I SEE it. You, having no TV, cannot report objectively, IMhumbleO, because the TV of today, which is mighty headgames, indeed is so different from even 10 yrs ago. Subliminal and snarky.

    There should be someplace that the average American can go for the facts and the correct sequence of events withOUT spin. It used to be called the media. You watched the news and believed what you saw and heard. Now, it’s slanted Left and if you can’t see w/ all that A does to point it out, then you probably never will.

  • Lyle

    Karen]”There should be someplace that the average American can go for the facts and the correct sequence of events withOUT spin. It used to be called the media. You watched the news and believed what you saw and heard. Now, it’s slanted Left and if you can’t see w/ all that A does to point it out, then you probably never will.”
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    Hey, you got a computer Karen, go to the internet to get the news you want to see and hear. You can go to Matt Drudge’s website. You can go to FOX news, and you can even listen to Rush Limbaugh. There are literally thousands of websites you can go to for the slant you want to see and hear these days. MSM is both left and right which you and many like you refuse to accept. The conservative slant is well represented

  • TheAnchoress

    The MSM is both “left and right”?

    Hardly.

    If they were doing their jobs, Fox and Rush and all those people you hate would not be necessary.

  • Lyle

    The thing is Anchoress, The MSM is Rush and FOX. I try not to hate. That is my Christian upbringing.

  • TheAnchoress

    Okay, you don’t “hate” em…

    But you wish they’d shut up! :-)

    The thing is, Lyle…if you only realized how much – how very much – I admired the people in the press until just about 1990-91…

    And I wouldn’t call Rush and Fox “mainstream” just yet. When you put the gazllions of “network news” viewers up against “cable news” viewers, I think the comparison in numbers is not even close.

  • Lyle

    Remember Anchoress, Rush took credit for the 1994 election. That’s power.

  • TheAnchoress

    Heh. Lyle, Rush takes credit for everything! “Talent on loan from GAWD!”

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