Liberal tolerance

As I was preparing to head east for my cruise, I read some accounts of the demonstrations at the Mormon temple in West Los Angeles. There was anger directed at the Mormon Church because it had contributed quite a lot of money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Apparently, Mormons are not the only ones gays are angry with.

It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU NIGGER, one man shouted at men. If your people want to call me a FAGGOT, I will call you a nigger. Someone else said same thing to me on the next block near the temple…me and my friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone said after last night the niggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.

This was directed at a gay black guy walking with “No on 8″ buttons with his Korean boy friend.

Al Rantel is a gay conservative talk show host in LA. Periodically, he gets an angry letter from a left winger complaining about something he said on his show and the number of anti-gay comments (like calling him a “faggot”) are amusing. He reads the best of them on the air.

Of course, Hispanics also supported the gay marriage ban but I don’t see as much mention of them. The rest of us are coming in for our share of the “blame.”

There are so many other groups in the exit polling that voted for Prop 8 overwhelmingly (as in, more than 60%):

The elderly (65+)
Republicans
Conservatives
People who decided for whom to vote in October (but not within the week before the election)
People who were contacted by the McCain campaign
Protestants
Catholics
White Protestants
Those who attend church weekly
Married people
People with children under 18
Gun owners
Bush voters
Offshore drilling supporters
People who are afraid of a terrorist attack
People who thought their family finances were better now than 4 years ago
Supporters of the war against Iraq
People who didn’t care about the age of the candidates
Anti-choicers
People who are from the “Inland/Valley” region of California
McCain voters

Let’s see. How many apply to me ?

Anyway, it’s a nice lesson in the tolerance found in those of the left. Sort of like the nasty joke President-elect Obama made about Nancy Reagan at his first press conference.

Oh well, it’s early yet.

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4 Responses to “Liberal tolerance”

  1. I couldn’t believe that Obama went there with the Nancy Reagan joke. Shoot, Hillary was the one contacting dead first ladies. Nancy only talked to an astrologist. If he can’t even get those facts right…

  2. Eric Blair says:

    Hey, V-L, remember…the guy is a truly great orator! He makes Chris Mathews’ leg tingle. You did see Mathews’ latest bit: that it is his job as a journalist to do all he can to make this Presidency work.

    Hmmm. Didn’t seem to be his point of view before!

    But then, he might get some Obama gig. Noblesse oblige is the Chicago Way. Ask Dmac—who knows the score on this one.

    Sigh. Buckle up, friends.

  3. Brett says:

    If, as the opposition to Prop. 8 suggests, a vote Yes on 8 proves bigotry and hate against gays then why are not the 3 judges who voted against overturning Prop. 22 and allowing gay marriage in California guilty of the same. 4 judges voted to make gay marriage legal while 3 voted to keep gays from entering into marriage. It barely passed.

    Why then are not the gay rights group going after the 3 judges who originally voted to support the ban on gay marriage to get them thrown off the California supreme court if they’re vote is based on bigotry and hate?

    Could it be there are legitimate questions regarding gay marriage being a right?

  4. Yeah, I saw the Chris Matthews pledge to do everything he can to make Obama succeed. I hope he’s right.

    I can’t take the Hopey-Changeyness of all the coverage. Oh my dear lanta.

    However, there is this bit of HopeyChangeything:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/nov/09/miniature-nuclear-reactors-los-alamos
    Is that the most fun you can have with your gieger counter on a summer night or what?