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Coalition of the Self-Destructive

Former RNC chair Ken Mehlman comes out of the closet. Big deal, right? Yet another major agent of homosexual oppression is actually exhibiting homosexual repression; it’s almost become axiomatic.

The only noteworthy element of the story is Mehlman’s defense of Bush the lesser, insisting the former president was no homophobe: “He often wondered why gay voters never formed common cause with Republican opponents of Islamic jihad, which he called ‘the greatest anti-gay force in the world right now.’”

I mean, how many errors can you find in that short sentence? Here’s a few to get you started:

If Islamic jihad is indeed the greatest anti-gay force in the world right now—a point open to challenge—the Republican party is at least in the top three, alongside the Vatican, and easily presents the greatest threat of those three to homosexual American voters.
There are other organizations than the homophobic Republican party and the homophobic Islamic fundamentalists from which to choose as political bodies a homosexual might support. At least one directly opposes the Republican party. Perhaps Bush has heard of it, though I expect he’d still mispronounce its name.
Perhaps homosexuals feel that launching unprovoked wars against predominantly Islamic nations, and especially the indiscriminate casualties produced in bombing those nations, is not the most effective way to undermine fundamentalist Islamic leaders who would persecute homosexuals.

The longer you think about it, the more stupidity leaks out of the quotation. Maybe it’s better not to think about it too hard; it’ll just get you mad, and won’t have the slightest effect on the stupid.

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