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In the meantime, it is National Coming Out Day.

Personally I think all the talk of closing the GayTM on the Democratic Party is an exercise in shooting ourselves in the collective foot. I keep meaning to write about this, but I cannot think of much more to say than if we get leaders with close ties to the groups that would like to legislate lgbtq people out of existence--if not members of those groups themselves--then perhaps we will get just exactly what we asked for: No Democrats.

In this country, No Democrats means All Republicans, and All Republicans means a terrifying number of people who think that biblical morality is not only the only legitimate morality, but should be enshrined in the laws of the land.

That they also want to start a war to end the world in the Middle East and outlaw the teaching of actual science is just gravy, isn't it?

Yeah that is all I really wanted to say on the subject.

Happy Coming Out Day. I am transsexual and queer and I approve of this message.

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Oct. 11th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
What is the Gay TM on the Democratic Party?
Oct. 11th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
It's a play on ATM. Closing the GayTM is shorthand for not contributing to the Democratic party until we get certain pieces of legislation passed. No cash machine for them.

I'm all for gay marriage and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (if it include gender expression!) and against Don't Ask Don't Tell, but I do think that by not supporting the closest thing we have to friends in power when there are no other viable alternatives is not particularly wise.

I also get the feeling that the anti-campaign is being pushed by well-off, able-bodied and minded white gay men--people who think they can afford another four to eight years of Republican economics just fine. Screw the rest of us.

Edited at 2010-10-11 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oct. 11th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Oh okay, thanks.
Yeah, I agree it's like shooting yourself (ourselves) in the foot.

Obama inherited a shit pile of problems, it really gripes me when people are jumping ship on him so quickly.
Oct. 11th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
even though i have relatives who are republican (as my folks were), i am really scared of the republican right these days. i mean, scared, because the wingnuts are the ones who're getting popular. it began to worry me when no one could shut limbaugh up after the election, and he got worse and worse. i won't even mention beck. yeah, turning away from the democratic party because i'm disappointed by obama would be really dumb, so i won't do it.
Oct. 11th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah they scare me too--the mere existence of their rhetoric threatens my mental health even when nobody is legislating anything. I don't really see where, in national politics, shutting off support for the Democrats is at all strategically wise. I could understand people supporting third parties in local races, which is where third parties should start trying to gain a base of support, but given that we are effectively a two-party system, the significant differences between the Democrats and Republicans are exactly that: significant.
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