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  •  but the really crazy wingers, like Schlafly, (5+ / 0-)
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    are still anti-gay even when their children are gay. Look at Gingrich with a wonderful activist lesbian sister -- hasn't seemed to moderate his views on gay rights.
    An old bit of wisdom about Republicans that my husband and I always say is that they only understand problems or issues when they are directly affected -- either family members or close friends. So George Will with a son who has Down's Syndrome supported programs for people with developmental disabilities (but not for people with other types of disabilities) or Pete Domenici supported services for people with mental illness because of his schizophrenic daughter. Goldwater fits right into that type of Republican. The new (or old like Schlafly but now considered acceptable by the party) more awful type of Republican would rather disown a family member in order to stick with their antagonism against certain groups or against government providing anything for anyone other than the rich.
    Now they make an exception only for their family member or themselves but don't care anything about other people with the exact same issue -- Mary Cheney anyone? Limbaugh with his drug addiction.

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:49:38 AM PST

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