Friday, November 5, 2010
Case you haven’t heard, the gays jumped aboard the Republican ship disproportionately more than other demographics this year. Granted the sample size is about 110 voters and exit polling is less reliable than a California voter, but that hasn’t stopped the sky from falling in liberal circles. Like I said, this election changes everything!
What is the meaning of this phenomenon?! Election analysis can be so hard, sometimes, you guys! (Once more with feeling: people vote solely based on their perceptions of their own financial liquidity.) I have no idea why gays abandoned the Democratic Party. Maybe there was a better one with cuter guys across the street?
Or maybe because the Log Cabin Republicans are fighting for their rights. Maybe because the Obama Administration is defending the status quo. Maybe because Clinton signed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell into law and finished us off with the Defense of Marriage Act (a lowly Congressional bill with the nerve to illegally reverse a Constitutionally enshrined mandate known as the Full Faith and Credit clause). Maybe because Schwarzenegger wouldn’t even fight to uphold his state’s gay rights infringement, and gay marriage is significantly less popular in California than DADT repeal is nationally. Maybe because people are dying, and his highness thought a Youtube video would suffice. Maybe because the Democrats in power up to and including President Obama would sooner bomb Iran than simply proclaim support for gay marriage, which is not only actively anti-gay but tacitly complicit in the sham that gay rights are up for debate. I don’t know, that’s just off the top of my head.
So how are Democrats different from Republicans again? Oh, right, the Republicans aren’t asking for my vote with one hand while they sell me up the river with the other. The Democratic party is not my friend, but I have no reason to expect a Republican House of Representatives to be any more favorable to human rights. Boehner weeps only for himself. The point is we have two parties inasmuch as Eggshell and Ivory differ on how exactly white should look.