First, let me save you some suspense. The assholes are RedState, specifically Erick Erickson, Moe Lane, and pretty much all of them.
Now here’s the “why”.
Erick is all bent out of shape that those dirty gheys didn’t just go to CPAC, but that Christopher Barron (GOProud board chairman) would have the audacity to speak up in GOProud’s defense.
(side note: Go read the comments there. The last ones about closing comments were especially awesome. Poor, poor Erick.)
You see, he dared to call Cleta Mitchell what she is – a bigot.
It is Erick’s contention that only people who opposed DADT’s repeal and who don’t want gay couples to have anything resembling the rights of married couples, in addition to the list of other things a conservative should believe in, can be called a Conservative.
I suspect that Erick also doesn’t like libertarians. Just a hunch.
Did Barron have some harsh words for Pawlenty when the latter said that he thought it would be ”reasonable” to rescind funds for implementing ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal?
You bet he did, and good on him for having the courage to call out one of the beloved of the “We like people who can’t possibly win” club.
Look, assholes – I don’t give two fucks if you “approve” of the “gay lifestyle”. You aren’t being asked to live it, so it really isn’t any fucking concern of yours. They aren’t out there rapin’ everybody. They just want to live and work, and find someone who likes them. Maybe get some sex outta the deal.
How is any different from anybody else?
Many also would like the ability to have a recognized union with someone. Have some rights in probate court. Be able to make medical decisions for a loved one. Maybe get a tax break outta the deal.
Again, how is that different from anyone else?
Look, I’m long on record as being very much for civil unions. So long as you don’t use the “m” word, I’ll help you stump for votes.
Don’t think it should be a federal issue, mind you – it is and should remain an issue for each state to decide on their own. But I’ll go to any state to help you get the vote out.
Apparently, that makes me “not good enough” for the likes of Erick Erickson.
To paraphrase a man: ‘Let me be fucking clear.”
Conservatives, Republicans, think very fucking carefully about how you act for the next 633 days. You have the choice as to whether the 6th of November 2012 looks like November 2nd 2010, or November 4th 2008.
Your actions will determine who the independents vote for. It is going to be your election to lose, and pulling that “No true Scotsman” bullshit is going to see you royally fucked.
Not that I give two shits. Your party is just as bad as the Democrats. I haven’t voted FOR a Republican in nearly a decade. All I’ve been doing is voting against a Democrat.
So Erick, Moe, everyone at RedState?
Go fuck yourselves. You can keep your pure party.
I hope you enjoy returning to the minority, because that’s where you’ll end up if you keep this shit up.
[UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I disagree with the poster's thesis that Erick Erickson, Moe Lane, and "pretty much all" of the people at Red State are "assholes." In addition, I think Scott is over the top here, with the language especially. I don't think it contributes to his point; on the contrary, it detracts from it.
However, while I will ask Scott to watch his language in the future, I am not going to censor or disappear this post. It is what it is. Somewhere under all the profanity, Scott has an argument. It is not the most informed argument, as it refers to a woman as a "he." But in his own way, he is expressing a viewpoint that a segment out there agrees with, and I think it's appropriate to have that viewpoint registered. I wouldn't choose to have it expressed the way it has been. But the post has been up for a little while, and I'm not going to take it down -- though I did think it appropriate to register my disagreement with the way it is expressed here. -- Patterico]
[Further update by Scott - Awwww. Did a couple of RedStaters e-mail ya, Patrick?
Jesus. You miss one "s", and all of a sudden you're an uninformed boob. "he" corrected to the proper "she".]