Show us some love Zev!

Zev Chavets has jumped on the fake outrage bandwagon:

But that wasn’t the point Kerry wanted to make. He was crying Mary to send a message to presumably homophobic Christian voters: Just in case you hadn’t heard, the vice president harbors a practicing lesbian in the bosom of his family.

Harbors?!? As in “to give shelter or refuge?!?” And practicing? Why, we thought she had retired from lesbianism years ago! If you’re keeping track at home, remember this:

It’s ok for another Republican to call homosexuals “selfish hedonists.” Indeed, it’s entirely ok for conservatives to refer to homosexuality as a lifestyle, a choice or even a sin.

But when dealing with a member of the VP’s family who works on the campaign, is openly gay and has done gay outreach for a beer company, it is not ok to say one believes her homosexuality is no more a choice that one’s heterosexuality. Because if you do, Republicans will be all over you like Ahmad Chalabi at an American Enterprise lunch buffet:

This reaction doesn’t mean that the evangelical community has changed its doctrine, or its mind, on the sinful nature of homosexuality. It does reveal, however, that most born-again Protestants are not nearly as extreme – or as politically one-dimensional – as Kerry evidently imagined them to be. [Emphasis added.]

Such loving, open-minded folks. And boy do they know how to show some love:

Many conservative Christians are for the first time publicly embracing an avowed homosexual.

Nothing says embracing like trying to amend the constitution to deny gays and lesbians anything that might remotely look like formal recognition of their union.

Bonus: It’s also ok to suggest that your primary campaign opponent has fathered an illegitimate black daughter.


Comments: 6


Zev’s outrage may be fake, and certainly there are far more egregious sins on the other side…. but I think Zev is right that this hurt Kerry and was not a smart move.


This is just a smokescreen to distract from the fact that the wheels are falling off the BC04 campaign. This’ll all blow away in a couple more days and then they’ll be blowing some new smoke about some other made-up bullshit issue that nobody cares about but wingnuts.

So what if some consider it a faux pas? Kerry spoke the truth, even though in BushWorld they can’t handle the truth. (See Jeb Bush quote below.)

Get used to it, wingnuts, everyone in the world sees that the chimperor has no clothes, and you’re going to be dealing with a whole new level of reality starting Nov. 3 when US voters finally throw his sorry ass out of office.


“Then there is the chilling statement Iran-contra insider Al Martin told Dowbenko that Jeb Bush made to him in 1986, during a visit to Jeb’s Bush Codina Realty office in Miami:

“The truth is useless. You have to understand this right now. You can’t deposit the truth in a bank. You can’t buy groceries with the truth. You can’t pay rent with the truth. The truth is a useless commodity that will hang around your neck like an albatross — all the way to the homeless shelter. And if you think that the million or so people in this country that are really interested in the truth about their government can support people who would tell them the truth, you got another think coming. Because the million or so people in this country that are truly interested in the truth don’t have any money.”

“Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy”

By Uri Dowbenko
Paperback: 384 pages; $19.95
Published by New Improved Media Corporation
ISBN: 0971004218
Publication Date: September 2002


I think you are being too generous calling Coors a beer company. I think they are only engaging in brewing related program activites.


Fakest. Outrage. Ever.


Could Kerry have used Mary Cheney as the example because the Bush campaign couldn’t dodge the issue by savaging her like they would have attacked either of the Democrat politicians Chavets suggested as alternatives? Chavets’ answer was basically, “No, Kerry must have been trying to be devisive since I think he thinks Republicans hate gays so it would have been a clever political move. But, he’s wrong to think those things that I imagine he thinks since Republicans don’t really hate gays like I say he thinks they do.” That’s clear thinking for you.


As you point out, Mary Cheney isn’t merely gay–she partially makes her living at it.


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