Gay gadly Dan Savage was more annoyed than upset, and tweeted his observation: “the GOP’s house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue … Pathetic.”
For once, even the most politically-correct gays probably agreed with Dan Savage. In sentiment, anyway, if not terminology.
But Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro was outraged. Calling the Seattle advocate “the man who bullied Christian students who walked out on his anti-Bible ranting, the perverter of Rick Santorum’s name, the licker of doorknobs in Gary Bauer’s office, and an all-around nice guy,” Shapiro suddenly became a one-man GLAAD.
Two gay slurs in one Tweet. The gay left must be proud of their self-appointed spokesman. So must the Obama Administration, which has labeled this massive bully a hero of the anti-bullying movement, invited him to the White House, and cut videos on behalf of his It Gets Better Project.
There’s no worse form of anti-gay bullying than to use slurs like the one Savage did here. Will the White House continue to back their man?
Of course no one’s appointed Savage anything. There are plenty of gay folk who vehemently disagree with his positions and tactics. Trust us, we hear from them all the time. But that hasn’t stopped other right-wing outlets from clutching their pearls on our behalf.
On Twitchy, Michelle Malkin posted about his tweet:
File under: Unexpectedly! Self-proclaimed gay rights advocate and anti-bullying crusader Dan Savage laid bare his intolerance once again, this time hurling the f*ggot-bomb at gay conservative organization GOProud. GOProud, you see, had the gall to stray from the Gay Left’s plantation and announce its support for Mitt Romney.
Sarcastically commenting that liberals think “gay conservatives aren’t people,” Malkin also posted angry tweets, proclaiming, “Twitterers were disgusted by Savage, and they let flow the righteous indignation.”
On Granite Grok, “Skip” compared Savage’s tweet to comments made by other minorities:
This is akin to black Liberals calling black Conservatives “house n*****s” (astericked out, not to stay Politically Correct, but Search Engine Correct) or at best “Uncle Tom”. Or the Nags from N.O.W denigrating Conservative ladies like Laura Bush, Ann Coulter, or Sarah Palin. Or just angry (or lately, is that losers) Progressives call TEA Party supporters that sexual innuendo.
And GOProud co-founder Christopher Barron responded on his site :
“Apparently, faggot is an entirely appropriate slur as long as Dan Savage is slinging it and gay people who you don’t agree with are on the receiving end. It gets better my ass.”
Jeez, Dan—why did you have to open yourself up to this? We get what you were saying. And we’ve probably lobbed an F-bomb or two in our life. Hell, Gloria Steinem probably called someone a “bitch” once. (And we’re sure they deserved it.) But you’re a high-profile gay and should know that you’re only giving the right ammunition.
Maybe you should have just repeated what you once said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
“GOProud isn’t a pro-gay rights organization, they’re an organization of gay quislings and useful idiots that help to window-dress the republican party which is really still rabidly anti-gay to it’s core. It’s a little window dressing, a little gay window dressing, that allows them to appeal to moderates perhaps and independents as being less bigoted than the republican party actually is.”
Of course that’s more characters than Twitter allows.