Saturday, October 14, 2006

Homophobes on gay GOPers: Now it's getting fuuuuuuuuuun!

The aforementioned Gun Toting Liberal points to this Nation piece featuring the whacked-out ravings of the whacked-out religious right. Now that it's painfully apparent that gay Republicans do indeed exist, the Rev. Wildmon is babbling about secret gay cabal in the party. It's not of the same comedic caliber as AIM's "Gay Republicans Are Really Dems" argument, but it's pure comedy gold nonetheless. Wildmon got his hands on a list of gay GOP staffers and he's maaaaaaaad.

Wildmon is convinced that a secretive gay "clique" boring within the Republican-controlled Congress is responsible for covering up Foley's sexual predation toward teenage male House pages. Moreover, Wildmon calls on the Republican Party leadership to promptly purge the "subversive" gay staffers.

"They oughtta fire every one of 'em," Wildmon told me in his trademark Mississippi drawl. "I don't care if they're heterosexual or homosexual or whatever they are. If you've got that going on, that subverts the will of the people; that subverts the voters. That is subversive activity. There should be no organization among staffers in Washington of that nature, and if they find out that they're there and they're a member, they oughtta be dismissed el pronto."

James Dobson was more nonchalant about the whole affair, claiming that Foleygate is "sort of a joke by the boy and some of the other pages." And Foley didn't think to tell the kids to back off or call the kids' parents? Uh huh. You know, Dobby, if you're going try to one-up Conservatives for American Values, you'll have to do better than that.

Of course, Wildmon has managed to look at the bright side of having his party taken over by an evil gay cabal. From his Nation interview:

"This [scandal] might backfire in that if the 'values voters' see the methodology being used here, that could irritate them more than ever and motivate them to vote," Wildmon assured me. "George Soros and his wrecking crew might have made a tactical mistake."

Wait. I'm confused. Is he saying that George Soros is part of a gay GOP clique? Someone please explain this to me. Is there a wingnut-to-English dictionary out there I could borrow?