A long time ago, when I was new to the incredible intolerance of the gay left, it used to bother me when gay lefties who, initially eager to go out with me, would find their attraction turn to aversion when they learned my political affiliation. But, as time passed, I began to see the benefits to an early (political) coming out. You see, it gives us gay Republicans a great way to measure the character of our potential partners.
If they reject us because we’re Republicans, then we know that when choosing a mate (or just a date), they prefer social conformism to individual merit. Judge us by outside qualities they do. If they believe partisan differences mean romantic incompatibility, what other qualities might cause them trouble in the relationship? By learning of their intolerance early on, we’re spared trouble down the line.
Well, the good folks at HillBuzz are just now learning this about their left-wing peers, something long familiar to us gay righties. By openly professing their admiration for the accomplished former Governor of Alaska, they’re finding out just how intolerant their more doctrinaire left-wing peers truly are.
This past weekend, Hillbuzz reports that a fetching Ozzie took an interest in one of their friends and fellow Palin supporter. But, as soon as he made mention of that Alaska reformer, well that interest was off. They quickly learned that, “If you talk smack about Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin, there’s not relationship potential between you and any of us here, sorry“:
Liberals have so alienated us from the Democrats, have so pushed us away from the party we used to call home, have so disgusted us with their sexist and misogynist behavior, and have attacked us so often over the last two years for not bowing down to Dr. Utopia that we honestly don’t care what these lunatics do next. Bring it. BRING IT ON.
Wearing the Palin 2012 gear would actually make things easier for us, too, in a weird way. It would keep people who are Utopians from ever talking to us in the first place. If they hate Palin so much and worship at Dr. Utopia’s altar with such zeal, then it’s probably best if they don’t even introduce themselves to us. This way, we never have to like someone for 20 minutes, only to have to walk away from him when we find out he’s a Palin hater.
So, with some gay folks, it’s not just being a Republican that causes romantic alienation. It’s just not adhering to some politically correct set of principles, including a list of approved politicians to admire and selected politicians to hate.
Now, I wouldn’t go so far as these folks and say that Sarah Palin prevents us from dating, but expressing support for her or commitment to the basic principles of (or advocacy for) the GOP certainly reduces the number of potential dates, particularly in places like Chicago’s Boystown (the hillbuzz guys’ stomping ground) or West Hollywood (my neck of the woods). But, then it also it also makes it easier for us to weed out the types who, well, just plain aren’t worth our time.