At a Democratic rally at the University of Southern California for the president of the United States, one of the leading Democrats in the state used a sexual slur to malign members of the most dynamic, grassroots political movement in the country:
[Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa] relinquished the stage to his cousin, Assembly Speaker John Perez. Perez is running unopposed in his district, so he doesn’t need an Obama bump. But there he was anyway, sending his own personal “message to the teabaggers” that not only do Democrats understand the Constitution, but they’ve also read it. Zing! Who are you again?
Emphasis added. How would this openly gay Democrat feel if social conservatives at a rally for a prominent Republican referred to gay “equality” advocates as “sodomites”? They would rightfully be offended and would condemn both the mean-spirited speaker — and the prominent Republican.
As state Assembly Speaker, Mr. Perez serves all the people of California, including those of us who support the Tea Party Movement.
This Democrat should be ashamed of himself for using such juvenile rhetoric, particularly in a public forum. He should forthwith issue an apology. And while he’s at it, he would do well to invite a coalition of Tea Party activists to his office in order to familiarize himself with our concerns.
(H/t Gateway Pundit.)