It isn’t just heads of gay groups (and some of our commenters) who fall into its of apoplexy when people express viewpoints with which they disagree, left-wing blogs also attract their share of unhappy Republican-haters. (And as they spew their bile, they accuse their ideological adversaries, often calling them their enemies, of hatred.)
Now, one of my readers, perhaps the most reasonable (and least oriented to the left) of the Palin critics who frequent this blog, has come across some pretty amazing gay left-wing histrionics in reaction to a contest featuring the former Alaska Governor. You see, in order to raise money for Ride 2 Recovery, “a charity for wounded veterans that promotes cycling as a means to recovery“, Mrs. Palin had donated a dinner with herself, to be auctioned off on eBay.
Well, Cathy Maples, an Alabama grandmother, won the dinner, bidding $63,500 to dine with that great Alaskan. And instead of commending her and the Alaska Governor for giving of their money and time respectively to help wounded vets, the gay blog Towleroad chose instead to mock that generous Alabamian.
But, as Sonicfrog, our Palin critic found out, some of the comments were not just mocking, they were just plain mean:
I hope they both choke. and not in a good way. if that old lady can afford $63,500 for dinner, she better not be taking any socialist money for SS or Medicare.
Granny’s gonna have rug for dinner.
These remarks led that blogger to offer:
It’s one thing to go after politicians, who more often than not deserve some ridicule. But a grandma who won a silly contest? And people wonder why it’s so easy for Rush and others to demonize gay activists.
How do these people come to harbor such hate?