Typically I like to inject a little humor into Daily Dickhead posts, but every once in a while someone pisses me off so mightily that I begin to sweat profusely and the clothes on my body burn off, leaving me naked, wet and angry. Ok, fine..that doesn’t really happen. But, seriously, you KNOW I’m pissed off about something when I can’t find any humor in it whatsoever, and such is the case with comments made last week by counterproductive-mental-midget, Jimmy LaSalvia of (ironically named) GOProud.
The driving force behind my hatred for Republicans has always been about the way they treat women, gay people and minorities, which is why the mere suggestion that someone gay would also identify with being Republican is the most headscratchingly absurd load of bullshit this side of Donald Trump’s candidacy for President (of anything other than his own asshole). So it will come as no surprise when I say that the existence of gay Republican groups such as The Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud is civil regression at its worst.
Jimmy LaSalvia is the co-founder and executive director of oxymoronic gay Republican group GOProud and someone that, on principle, I cannot STAND. LaSalvia actually got his start with The Log Cabin Republicans, but actually left the organization due to his belief that they were becoming too ‘left wing’ after refusing to endorse that bastion of gay rights, George Hairy Bush, when he ran for reelection back in 2004 and barely endorsing Diapers McCain in 2008. So, in 2009, he launched GOProud.
Without getting into the laundry list of reasons why GOProud has done themselves anything but..um…proud, let’s just cut to the chase.
Last week LaSalvia appeared on MSNBC to make the argument that the gay community needs to “focus our efforts on preventing hate crimes by advocating for stronger Second Amendment rights.” Now go ahead and re-read that sentence again just in case you didn’t grasp the irrelevance between hate crimes……and…..Second Amendment rights.
I can’t believe that I even need to say this, but the whole ‘war on the Second Amendment’ that has been fabricated by Republicans (and the NRA) is just that: A fabrication! To be clear, preventing hate crimes has NOTHING to do with the Second Amendment and, if anything, having LESS guns in the possession of whackadoodles makes more sense than giving them easier access to guns.
But, then again, I’m probably asking for too much from a man who’s reportedly planning on supporting gay rights enemy #1, Batshitty Bachmann, for President.