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Monday, November 29, 2004


So you think the Democrats should move further to the right? You want to end up like bigoted clerics like this: from the blog "It Effects You"

What do you call a gay Republican? A Democrat.

  • Filed under: General — ross @ 8:59 pm

I just finished reading through the transcript for this morning's (Sunday 28, Nov.) Meet the Press. Jerry Falwell was there as part of a round table, so I expected some good quotes from always quotable evangelical. There were any number I could have used, but I chose this exchange:

MR. RUSSERT: On "Desperate Housewives," Newsweek says that the creator of "Desperate Housewives" is a conservative, gay Republican.

DR. FALWELL: Well, the fact that he's a gay Republican means he should join the Democratic Party.

Hear that, Ken Mehlman? Hear that, Matt Drudge? Hear that, every other gay Republican out there? Notice there's no flexibility here. No willingness to accept or even consider other views. No room for discussion, acceptance or understanding. If you're gay - or likely even someone who believes in gay rights - there is simply no room for you at this Republican table.

Moderate Republicans (hard to believe there are any left) need to either take their party back or come to our side.

Go not right, but further to the left, to the base. Welcome those who have been shunned elsewhere.


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