Openly gay Congressman Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, despite mocking the phuck out of political morons and generally being a badass. This leads us to a very serious question: who will GOProud pick on now that the most famous gay legislator is gone?
Think Progress notes:
… serving 16 terms… Frank has been a leader on LGBT issues such as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He was also the first member of Congress to ever come out as gay voluntarily and co-founded the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
In the past, GOProud depicted Frank as a “catty” housewife and advocated for his firing. And now that he’s leaving, they’re calling Frank a total embarrassment to average gay people” and adding “don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Classy.
Who will the gay conservatives demonize now that Frank’s gone? Jared Polis, perhaps?