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Some Gay Lefties Won’t Date Palin Supporters!

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.



  1. sure amy, the exclusion of words like c*** or b**** doesn’t preclude the possibility that simon was mysogynist or sexist. but all that does is underscore the ambiguity of the hillbuzz post. where, in the hillbuzz post, do see any indication that simon was mysogynist? or even unreasonable? all we know is that simon said he hated palin, and that alone was sufficient for the boys hillbuzz to tell him to buzz off. you assert that hillbuzz is open to dating people that criticize palin, providing that their criticism is reasonable (whatever that means). yet you don’t point to anything in the actual post to support this assertion. as i said before, i definitely see some intolerance in the hillbuzz post, but it’s not coming from the lefties.

    Comment by Chad — December 16, 2009 @ 7:43 pm - December 16, 2009

  2. Chad: How is it that you quote Hillbuzz, but earlier claim you’ve never read their site? How could you possibly understand their intent without reading the entire post?
    You couldn’t, that’s why.

    Conservatives and independents are swarming the Hillbuzz site in droves.
    I don’t see as many here, but after reading such idiotic interpretations of their posts(that none seem to have read) I can see why.
    Well, back to a more enlightening and intelligent site!
    This one is neither enlightening nor funny.

    Comment by Tammy — December 17, 2009 @ 10:15 pm - December 17, 2009

  3. Chad,

    The buzz boys have gone over the atmosphere in Boystown at length. There are threads on how they were attacked physically and verbally; even on their old site, hardly an issue of disagreeing politically. How many of their posts did you read? Did you even read all of the one? No, of course not.

    Tammy, you forgot about the Libertarians and PUMAs too.

    Comment by Kei — December 18, 2009 @ 2:07 am - December 18, 2009

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  6. Seriously, what’s your point? People have all sorts of criteria about who they date. I don’t think I’d date a boy who I couldn’t talk to about (either) books or politics. Does that make me intolerant? And if someone’s political beliefs really turned me off, to the extent that I’d normally wonder of someone what respect I’d have for them, there’s a good chance I wouldn’t date them. I could be wrong, after initial disagreement, I could find I really get along with someone, but it’s a good time-serving indicator, often acted on unconsciously.

    Comment by William — January 7, 2010 @ 3:25 pm - January 7, 2010

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