Republicans’ continued incendiary, anti-gay rhetoric fuels legions of lesser-Americans who willfully and ignorantly succumb to cultural prejudice and the notions of natural-born superiority while validating and defending centuries’ worth of hate within our borders.
It is really no secret how the vast majority of modern day Republican front-runners – those who have co-opted the “fiscal conservative” political party to further a corporate-funded, socially conservative theocracy – generally feel toward the LGBT community.
Time and time again, each reason-challenged player offers up similarly-antiquated anecdotes aimed at demeaning, diminishing and demoralizing the nation’s gay citizens, soldiers and families while masking their own shortcomings as Americans, let alone American leaders.
Such rhetoric fuels legions of lesser-Americans – those who willfully and ignorantly succumb to cultural prejudice and the notions of natural-born superiority – and attempts to validate and defend centuries’ worth of hate within our borders.
There is a reason why Rick Perry’s “Strong” video – arguably his first, “fast-out-the-gate” media ploy – centers around bashing the gay community and its willingness to serve the country as soldiers fighting for his “freedom.”
It is the same reason why former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – a three-time husband and (documented) adulterer – has joined ranks with the majority of the Republican presidential nominee-wannabes and “pledged” to fend off straight America from the gay “barbarians” at the gate by denouncing their would-be-right to love only one person for the rest of their lives.
Similarly, it is the very reason why both Michele and Marcus Bachmann have each vowed to promote “family” as the benchmark of Michele Bachmann’s would-be-first-female presidency – with “family” beginning rooted as marriage “between one man and one woman” – while also seeming positively resolute to willfully and purposefully tear apart families of so-called “anchor babies” whose apparent threat to the country’s moral fiber is just too great a burden for Lady Liberty to bear.
The reason is quite simple, really: the modern day GOP has little-else to go on that would resonate so very absolutely with their adoring base as does social conservatism; the crowds whose chanting of “Take Our Country Back!” harken back to a pre-Civil Rights Movement America in which anyone not straight, white, Christian, male and/or wealthy is forced into a life of fear and servitude.
The ump-teen Republican debates and subsequent Right-leaning “news” that has polluted the airwaves over the past few months have focused almost completely on social conservatism while largely ignoring the multiple harsh realities faced by Americans across the country. And, all too often, such “skewed values” create meaningless victims out of innocent, would-be patriots who happen to be on the wrong end of the GOP cross-hairs.
While bashing the Obama administration – as well as the majority of the Democratic party – for engaging in supposed “divisive” rhetoric and waging “class warfare” – spokesmen for the “Party of No” continue to perpetuate a long-standing hatred between Americans of different perspectives; pitting cultures, orientations and religions against each other in a 200+ year grudge match.
Meanwhile, they consistently hide behind their “faith” as a catch-all defense against anyone daring to call them out.