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Does John Fund Read GayPatriot?

Seems like the Wall Street Journal‘s John Fund reads this blog. Seven weeks ago, I noted how Tom DeLay’s 1994 Election at House GOP Whip Set the Stage for the Party’s loss of Congress last fall (made effective today). Preferring DeLay to Pennsylvania’s Bob Walker, House Republicans chose a pragmatic political operative over a principled conservative.

At the time, I wrote, “Perhaps had Walker won that election, he might have helped the GOP stand true to the principles he had long promoted.” In today’s OpinionJournal Political Diary (available by subscription), Fund writes:

It turns out that Mr. DeLay’s election as Majority Whip after the 1994 election — the vote that set him on his path to power — was an extraordinarily fateful one. He defeated Rep. Bob Walker of Pennsylvania, who had the backing of Mr. Gingrich and had advocated keeping a GOP majority in Congress by passing conservative legislation that would produce sound results and earn popular support at the polls. Welfare reform was an early and rare example of that strategy.

In contrast, the DeLay model of governance that increasingly took hold of the GOP caucus was a simple one: Use the power of gerrymandering and pork to cement enough incumbents to ensure that a narrow GOP majority would always be returned. The flip-side of that strategy was a dilution of conservative principles in favor of machine politics. The low point was the 2003 vote on creating the prescription drug entitlement that only passed when House leaders held the floor vote open for an unprecedented three hours while Members were dragooned into line.

Let us hope that now in the minority, House Republicans return to the principles Walker championed — and DeLay abandoned.

If it IS 1968 again…

as PajamasMedia suggests

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…doesn’t that mean some poor young woman will drown in a car accident next year while the driver leaves the scene?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Liberals: Hands Off The Gay Sheep, But Abort Gay Conservatives!

Greg at Rhymes With Right tipped me off to this interesting story.  I admit I’m late to the game on this by a few days.

Science told: Hands Off the Gay Sheep – The Sunday Times, Britain

SCIENTISTS are conducting experiments to change the sexuality of “gay” sheep in a programme that critics fear could pave the way for breeding out homosexuality in humans.

The technique being developed by American researchers adjusts the hormonal balance in the brains of homosexual rams so that they are more inclined to mate with ewes.

It raises the prospect that pregnant women could one day be offered a treatment to reduce or eliminate the chance that their offspring will be homosexual. Experts say that, in theory, the “straightening” procedure on humans could be as simple as a hormone supplement for mothers-to-be, worn on the skin like an anti-smoking nicotine patch.

The research, at Oregon State University in the city of Corvallis and at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, has caused an outcry. Martina Navratilova, the lesbian tennis player who won Wimbledon nine times, and scientists and gay rights campaigners in Britain have called for the project to be abandoned. It raises the prospect that pregnant women could one day be offered a treatment to reduce or eliminate the chance that their offspring will be homosexual. Experts say that, in theory, the “straightening” procedure on humans could be as simple as a hormone supplement for mothers-to-be, worn on the skin like an anti-smoking nicotine patch.

The research, at Oregon State University in the city of Corvallis and at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, has caused an outcry. Martina Navratilova, the lesbian tennis player who won Wimbledon nine times, and scientists and gay rights campaigners in Britain have called for the project to be abandoned.

Greg has some initial thoughts that I completely agree with:

First, it could very well help determine the source of homosexuality — nature, nurture, or choice — and place it squarely in the “nature” column. But it also raises the possibility of being able to “correct” whatever causes homosexuals to deviate from the biological norm. If such “treatment” becomes available, should it be permitted? Should it be required? And should parents be permitted to make that determination for their unborn or minor offspring — or should the choice be reserved to individuals who have reached some arbitrarily determined age of reason/consent?

Now, to take this prospect even further…. could the first scientific step be a pre-birth genetic test to determine a fetus’ sexuality?  And if so, shouldn’t the gay community oppose this type of a test vigorously?  Plus shouldn’t our wonderful leaders on Gay Street (HRC, Log Cabin, NGLTF) realize that in the interests of gay self-preservation, the gay community has to become anti-abortion?

Fat chance.  The gay community has had much success over the years playing the victim card.  I’m sure a few thousand aborted gay babies each year will only help the Hypocrite Rights Campaign’s fundraising cause… as opposed to actually saving those lives to begin with.  Because we know that the gays will always align themselves with The Party of Death if given a choice. 

Come to think of it, this may give the Gay Left an incredible opportunity!  The chance to rally and abort Gay Republicans instead of waiting until they are born to “out” them with no regard to the personal consequences.  After all, the Gay Left wishes to weed out opposing opinions anyway.  Isn’t aborting gay conservatives the most efficient way to achieve gay political harmony at last?

**UPDATE** – I see our wise sage, North Dallas Thirty, agrees with me.

For me, this research is a dream come true; I finally get to see what happens when it becomes possible to identify gay babies in utero. It should be interesting to watch the Martinas of the world try to argue that a baby that can be merrily cut, folded, spindled, mutilated, vacuumed, and harvested for parts without a word of protest from them suddenly has rights, as well as seeing the rabidly-homophobic contort what little morality they have to justify aborting the demon-spawn that they previously argued was “life” and “sacrosanct”.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)