Thursday, August 30, 2007

Gay or Republican? The Liberal Conundrum

Lots of liberals are confused, and I can't stop laughing.

Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is involved in some big scandal concerning whether or not he tried to get it on with another guy in an airport bathroom. There are also other allegations from people saying he hit on them, and even one guy who says he had sex with the senator.

He just says he's "not gay," but I guess the jury is still out on that one.

So, because he always acted and voted along conservative lines, there are some liberals going nutty about the hypocrisy of it all, and how shameful his behavior was, yada yada yada.

And if he did all that stuff, then yeah, it is shameful, because that's just nasty stuff.

Note to liberals: Conservatives have been saying that for a while now.

Republicans immediately began calling for this guy to get out, tossed him off committees and telling him to resign.

OK, so that part's not really funny.

But this part is: How can liberals truly criticize Craig if all these actions turn out to be those of a closeted homosexual trying to hide his true self from everyone around him? Isn't that one of their "things," encouraging people with "alternative lifestyles" to live openly instead of hiding in shame?

Come on, it's funny. Liberals may have to decide whether they should take the opportunity to blast a Republican, or to help a persecuted gay person.

1 comment:

Eric said...

If I'm understanding you, because liberals support gay rights, they must also support all the actions of all gay people?

What I (and many others, I imagine) find reprehensible about Craig is not that he's gay, or what he did or didn't do in his private life. What I object to is that Craig, one of the leaders in the Clinton-fooled-around-in-the-Oval-Office-let's-string-him-up camp, is trying to brush aside public scrutiny of his actions vs. his words.

You can't make your career in "family values" and "character" and then hope no one cares when you're caught soliciting a cop -- male or female.

To be honest, being gay doesn't have much to do with it for me.