Yesterday, on the plane from Cincinnati to LAX, I finally had a chance to read National Review‘s “Renewal” (dated December 1) issue.Â I believe it was their first number published after the election.
As I read the various articles where leading conservative pundits and other columnists addressed the reasons for the GOP defeat and prospects for rebuilding, I wondered if the Advocate — or any leading gay publication for that matter — would devote an entire issue to introspection, criticism of the gay movement and its media and political strategy.
Of course it wouldn’t.
In the regular e-mails I receive from the various gay organizations, I read more anger at the “Yes” campaign than criticism of the “No” campaign.Â They can’t get over the alleged dishonesty of the proponents of the proposition.
Well, we proponents of John McCain have ample evidence of the dishonesty of the Obama campaign.Â Indeed, a few of the commentators in that National Review issue mention how the Democrat misrepresented his Republican rival’s position in a number of ads.Â Unlike the gay organizations, none dwelled on the deceptive ads.Â They focused on where our side went wrong.
Once again, gay activists have something to learn from conservatives.