Chris Hughes made several billion dollars through the hard work of… um, being Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate, so he bought out the liberal New Republic publication. His husband ran for Congress on a platform of being married to a rich dude (as a Democrat, of course) and lost handily. The left loved them because they were young, gay, and rich… but that wore off.
Hughes and Eldridge were a golden power couple.
Yet, in the space of two and a half years, the glitter has dulled. The Daily Beast in one article called Hughes and Eldridge “America’s Worst Gay Power Couple.” In another, focusing on Hughes’s recent actions at The New Republic, where he had abruptly replaced the editor, Franklin Foer, and thereby caused most of the top writers and editors to leave, the Daily Beast Photoshopped a picture of Hughes’s face onto the body of Prince Joffrey from Game of Thrones—immature, incompetent, deadly, and a king too young. For his part, Eldridge had run for Congress in upstate New York, losing badly and, in the process, acquiring a reputation as a carpetbagger. Hughes and Eldridge had been lucky beyond any reasonable expectation, and had worked very hard. They had seemed destined to become one of those Washington couples whose dinner table drew a diverse array of the best and the brightest (not that they voiced such an ambition). But inexperience and a high profile are a chancy mix, and the two young men were now widely viewed as entitled brats.
I predict a messy gay divorce in the future and/or an allegation involving the sexual abuse of a minor; because that’s something that seems to go hand-in-glove with being a gay Democrat power broker.
[Yeah, I misread the phrase “golden power couple” the first time through, too.]