@Rheged: “First, your sad reduction of yourselves to your sexuality and your viewing of all issues and people through your genitalia.”
I can’t speak for you, but issues such as marriage equality, non-discrimination legislation, affordable healthcare for a community that has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in the nation and fair and equal treatment under the law doesn’t give me a hard-on. As a matter of fact, my genitalia would prefer to take a neutral stance in such matters. I don’t consider the issues I’ve just referenced as a “sad reduction” of myself. I think a more accurate term would be “self esteem” or “self worth”.
“Second, your blind, hypocritical, narrow-minded, hateful, intellectually-anemic intolerance of any who think differently from you, which make your ads for “tolerance” and “diversity” laughable.”
LOL!!! Had I not read your entire post, I (and a healthy majority of the electorate) would have sworn you were referring to the Republican Party.
“Get some synapses firing…”
Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Jan Brewer…I think I’ve made my point.
“A word of marketing advice for you Democrats…”
a) The re-election of a polarizing president in a stagnant economy. b) An increased majority in the U.S. Senate when conventional wisdom (and most political analysts) predicted would flip for Republicans c) A Democratic victory in the raw popular vote in the House of Representatives. (Republicans maintain control of the House thanks to the gerrymandering of Congressional districts after the 2010 census). I don’t think it’s the Democrats who have the messaging problem. I’ll quote a passage from the very Bible Republicans and “non democrats” alike have used to lynch the LGBT community for decades, “Physician heal thyself”.
I don’t know Dom Gelsomino. I’m sure he’s a nice man with good intentions and I wish him well. I’m probably in the minority when I say that there probably should be more openly gay Republicans and Independents because, as my father used to say, it’s foolish to put all of your eggs in one basket. But your post lost any credibility with me when you call for increased tolerance from LGBT Democrats and then proceed to use phrases like “intellectually-anemic”. Do some soul searching. You may just come to the conclusion that you’re the one who needs a lesson in tolerance.