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Andrew Sullivan Has 1 Single Way The Republicans Can Woo The Gays

Years ago Andrew Sullivan, WHOSE BEARD HAS REACHED OUTRAGEOUS BUSHINESS, abandoned his conservative roots, and now he’s sort of abandoning his Democratic sway, what with that terrible Obama person. But he hasn’t written off the GOP entirely … but it’ll take some major pendulum swinging to get him and other reasonable gays back on board. Namely, Republicans will have to drop support of discrimination from their platforms, which seems like an obvious piece of jetsam to take care of? [Big Think]

By:           RYAN TEDDER
On:           Oct 21, 2010
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  • 14 Comments
    • David Ehrenstein
      David Ehrenstein

      Patient Less Than Zero is and has ALWAYS been a Gay Republican. Now of course he has “Buyer’s Remorse.”

      But he’s still a Gay Republican.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      I’m stopping voting for, or supporting any political candidates. I’m now for total political abstinence.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul
      Paul

      Discrimination and bigotry is to the modern GOP/Republicans as stink is to poop.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 10:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ake
      ake

      Sounds like a Libertarian to me. The party most gays should belong to.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Apparently he’s ashamed of admitting he is a Gay Republican.

      Oct 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      I don’t have a party to affiliate with. I am not a self hating homo who accepts less-than status. And I am not an abused wife who will take the lesser of two evils. So who the heck is there?

      Oct 22, 2010 at 12:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brutus
      Brutus

      @ake: Why? I distrust the “free” market and think social services are a good thing.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Putting aside the astonishingly poor way he presents himself, like some mumbling, rambling homeless guy who found a pair of designer frames in a dumpster…

      Sully thinks our choice is the party that represents “the least worst option,” and advises us to side with the party who is the “least hostile”?

      Good god. How dim and pathetic.

      There is a party that endorses full LGBT equality. If you think Democrats didn’t earn your vote, rub your big Green vote in their stupid faces.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 2:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Casey
      Casey

      The Green Party is who I will be voting for.

      Aside from social issues the difference between the Reps and the Dems is so tiny, that the US is basically a 1 party system.

      Both the Dems and the Reps are pathetic and useless.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 4:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in nyc
      robert in nyc

      Sullivan is delusional. I just don’t see the GOP supporting full equality in any way, shape or form. Everyone of them voted against repeal of DADT recently and the overwhelming majority oppose same-sex marriage as well as ENDA, they’ve made that quite clear. Though I applaud the Log Cabiners bringing a suit to overturn it, they still support a party that doesn’t support [them]. How on earth do they think they can change their party from within? Has the GOP authored any equality bills? If not, why would the Log Cabin group they think the party will change?

      Ake, No. 4….one of the Libertarian tenets is that government should be removed from marriage. I dono’t see how that could happen. How would gay couples or straight couples for that matter get access to the 1100 plus benefits that come only at the federal level and over 400 at the state? I’m a Green, the first party to endorse marriage equality but we can’t even get enough votes to pass the primaries, neither will the Libertarians. Its rigged against us and few politicians worth their salt are going to stick their necks out to make that a campaign issue, at least not for the presidency. Its political suicide and they’re not that progressive anyway.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Fitz:

      You absolutly nailed it.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @Cam:
      No. 11 · Cam

      @Fitz:

      You absolutly nailed it.”

      Did I have a good time? Did I leave my watch there? Sorry- getting older, I need a little assist here and there, ha ha.

      Oct 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gym bunny
      gym bunny

      damn – I was guessing Sully was pushing for a free all you can eat buffet

      Oct 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evji108
      Evji108

      Is he the one who picketed the all-you-can-eat-fish-buffet for refusing service when they started running out of fish after he ate 24 pieces?

      May 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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