Two years ago, I wrote a furious post
about GOProud, the bottomlessly deluded conservative gay rights group
that had pathetically Velcroed themselves to the Republican Party
thinking, like the wimpy kids trying to ingratiate themselves with the
bone-headed high school jocks in an eternal hopes of finding some common
The tweet below that I'd found on Twitter, posted at
1:08 PM, or just hours before Chris Christie vetoed a gay marriage bill
passed in the NJ Senate, is what acted on me like a red flag to a bull.
Then tonight, Mrs. JP sends me this email linking to a diary by the incomparable Hunter at DKos
"GOProud co-founder gives up, leaves Republican Party."
The long-forgotten (save for yours truly) tweet has acquired a sort
of double significance, an added dimension of irony in light of this
latest and still all-too-rare example of right wing apostasy. Yes, Jimmy
LaSalvia, cofounder of GOProud, the eternal Charlie Brown of LGBT
politics, finally had enough of the Lucy Van Pelts of the GOP snatch the
football away from him. He's done with, pardon the unintentional pun,
sucking up to the GOP and is forming an independent party
(and I suggested this two years ago in the comment section when I'd
written, "Keep your core conservative beliefs, by all means, but it
any sense to Velcro oneself to a party that loathes them and constantly
seeks to demonize them and strip away rights that should be accorded
As Hunter said, "That may be the slowest damn
realization in the history of people having realizations." And now I
find myself in a d r i f t g l a s s state of mind when the spirit moves
him to write another post righteously bashing fellow half-hearted
apostate Andrew Sullivan in the post-Bush era when he whines from his
feathered nest in the pages of the Atlantic about how the latter-day
Republican Party is a bunch of mean, nasty big sillies and how they
tweak his ascot. Hunter doesn't want to come down too hard "on the poor
guy" but I haven't any such scruples.
In his little farewell
to the troops of the GOP, LaSalvia never once admitted that we liberals
who've been fighting for the same exact thing as him from the trenches
on the Other Side were really the good guys. He sniffled he's a "small
government conservative" and that he's dismayed that the GOP is "happy
to have big government as long as they’re in charge."
Oh, and he's genuinely shocked, shocked
, I tells ya, that the GOP is ruled from top to bottom, side to side, inside and out with racist homophobes.
Fine. Let him keep to himself. We don't need him, nor want him, even though I can only speak for myself.
This useful idiot, in all likelihood the one who wrote that tweet
bitching and moaning about how liberals hate gay people, endured for five years
the slings and arrows of outrageous homophobia from the very same party
to which he'd allied himself because he honestly, truly thought in his
heart of hearts that the GOP would usher him into their Big Tent because
he, too, hates Big Government. Because to the Big Daddies of the GOP,
it's not enough to love small government and few to no regulations.
Because the ultimate litmus test to these people is whether or not
you're a Heterosexual-American. To these people, it's the ultimate deal
We already have enough fucking morons in the
Democratic Party and the grassroots and limousine liberals who still
think Obama is the Second Coming. We certainly don't need another one.