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  •  I don't understand it (3+ / 0-)
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    serrano, Rex Manning, ca democrat

    and I've never seen anything approaching an explanation from a Log Cabin Fucktard.  David Brock might have explained it best in his book; basically, he described himself as completely self-destructive and politically insane.

    This Far and No Further -- documenting 109 years of conservative thuggery

    by Black Max on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:41:28 PM PDT

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    •  not sure (3+ / 0-)
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      I have a gay friend who voted for Bush in 2000 and was a fairly strong Republican until shortly before the 2004 election.  To this day I've never gotten an adequate explanation from him as to why he identified with the GOP; the most he's ever said is that he believed that they were stronger on national security, which became especially important to him following 9/11 (his family lived in NYC).  His father seems to be very conservative and has had difficulty with his son's sexuality, so my friend's initial conservatism might have had more to do with conditioning rather than independent thought on his own part.  

      The pleasure of hating...eats into the heart of religion...[and] makes patriotism an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other lands. - W. Haz

      by rfahey22 on Fri Oct 06, 2006 at 09:47:55 PM PDT

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    •  David Brock's book Blinded (4+ / 0-)

      explained that he began as a liberal but at a liberal university found himself rebelling against how he saw it being practiced. My sense is he was never comfortable as a conservative and now that he's back from the dark side he's still basically reacting against what he used to be.

      That may explain him but not other gay Repugnants. They say they believe in smaller government, fiscal responsibility, go down the conservative checklist, but how can that possibly compensate for their own party actively denouncing an integral part of their identities? I seriously believe they're in some kind of denial. Or self-hatred. That has to be involved too.

      •  Larry King--Jeff Gannon for the Hour!!! (0+ / 0-)

        Taking your fone calls, and sharing lurid details of his 220 visits to the White House.

        Whips and Chains--watch the ol' Turdblossom squeal like a Pig!!!

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