Wednesday, September 05, 2007



Republicans hysterical about not askin'/not tellin'

Mitch McConnell is Bush's chief obstructionist in the U.S. Senate and, like Larry Craig of Idaho, he has been known Inside the Beltway as a closeted homosexual who covers up his sexual orientation by aggressively spreading hatred and bigotry against gay men and women and their families. McConnell has led the jihad to force Craig to resign, even though Craig claims he has been entrapped by the police and railroaded by his erstwhile right-wing colleagues.

Last night Craig announced he would try to withdraw his guilty plea and perhaps stay in the Senate. McConnell went bonkers and dismissed Craig as "a fish out of water" and said the whole unfortunate episode is "over." Legally, McConnell can't decide for Craig or for the state of Idaho-- although apparently his panic over the gay spotlight being shined into his dirty little caucus has caused him to lose his mind. To underline his resolve to get Craig off the front pages and off TV screens McConnell plans to give away all his committee seats (Veteran's Affairs, Appropriations and Energy and Natural Resources).
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell clearly was ready for a fresh start. “I think the episode is over,” said McConnell, R-Ky. “We’ll have a new senator from Idaho... and we’re going to move on...
these examples are not helpful to the Congress’ reputation in general.”

Far right bigots like McConnell and, ironically, Craig himself-- hoist on his own petard-- are using the Craig incident to push their hate-filled agenda. One dependably and hackishly vicious homophobe, Larry Medved, tries-- unsuccessfully-- to make the point that the Craig incident proves some of his anti-gay dogma, particularly about gays being out-- the opposite of the closeted, bathroom-lurking Republican vision of homosexuality-- in the military. Like all Republican bigots and haters, Medved lets his filthy and perverted mind run rampant as he dives into the right-wing sewer.
If preventing public sex in airport men’s rooms is important enough to justify the deployment of undercover cops, isn’t it similarly significant to avoid, at all costs, sexual encounters in military latrines?

Imagine the impact on morale and unit cohesion if two guys from the same barracks engaged in toe-tapping hanky-panky (and perhaps much more) while occupying adjacent bathroom stalls in the military facilities?

What Medved and Republicans subsumed with sex guilt over all the filth oozing out of every pore of their fetid bodies fail to understand is that it is the right-wing insistence on demonizing homosexuality that causes men to hide in closets and sneak around toilets. Larry Craig isn't a gay problem; it's a Republican problem-- just like Jim West (R-WA), Bob Allen (R-FL), Mark Foley (R-FL), and dozens of other Republican politicians whose lives have been ruined by the laws they help to pass.

Medved, like his political party, is out of step with America. I'm liking McJoan's way at looking at the newest developments in this case.


Larry Craig certainly seems more than willing to take on Miss McConnell. I bet he never rats him out as a closet queen though.


According to Tom Schaller's column in today's Baltimore Sun, 'Moral Values' Party Stumbles Again, the little morality play unwinding on every TV screen in America is just "further
evidence that Republicans operate on a preach-but-not-practice standard."
This is the party that not only has exploited the gay marriage issue with ballot measures and even a proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution but also deigns to stand atop its self-erected pulpits and lecture liberals, Democrats and the rest of the country about the need to affirm and protect America's "moral values."

Yet this is also the party that, in recent years, included a Florida congressman who used his role on the U.S. House page program's oversight committee to prey on teenage male interns, a gay male escort working for a bogus news service reporting from the White House press room, and a Florida state legislator arrested earlier this summer on charges that he offered an undercover police office $20 to perform a lewd act on him in a Titusville park bathroom.

Doctor Schaller goes on to lay out the farce-like Craig case and the more farce-like Republican Establishment's response to it, comparing it to the GOP's inactivity in regard to David Diapers Vitter and what that says about Republican hypocrisy and ugly homophobia.
There is something downright creepy about a party that views Senator Vitter's wink-and-nod admissions about consummating an illicit straight-sex act as more acceptable than an attempted gay act that involved nothing more than furtive, but ultimately failed, bathroom signaling.


Everybody is wondering if Larry Craig has compromising pictures of Miss McConnell, one of the two other closeted Republican homophobic homophobes in the Senate. McConnell is sure singing a different tune tonight!

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At 7:08 AM, Blogger Columbus said...

Larry Craig - just like Mark Foley, the gift that keeps on giving.

At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Craig should consider becoming an Independant, like Liberman. THAT would give him clout with both parties, eh?

At 9:30 AM, Blogger seenos said...

Thanks for always callin' it the way it is, DWT!

From the start, I thought the reason the GOP leadership went after Craig but forgave Vitter, is because Craig's "lewd behavior" was revealing of their core character, while Vitter's "lewd behavior" helped perpetuate the cover-up (ie: that they all like girls!)

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, I'm tingling from head to toe at the prospect of going into the '08 elections next year with two known homosexual right-wing hypocrites on the ballot in South Carolina and Kansas! Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...we know that the Clinton's fight as dirty as the Republicans do (which is about the only useful or good thing about their worthless ass) and you know they're digging up dirt on McConnell and are the bloggers like Howie and Mike Rogers and assorted Democratic activists. Let's just hope that the DNC is going to run strong challengers in Kansas and South Carolina to take advantage of the coming upheavel. I figure one more gay sex scandal will cause the complete destruction of the Republican Party apparatus but two more will also result in mass suicides of Evangelicals and assorted Christian types. The anticipation is giving me one massive boner...

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Daniel DiRito said...

See a tongue-in-cheek visual of Senator Craig taking a new


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