File under: Unexpectedly! Self-proclaimed gay rights advocate and anti-bullying crusader Dan Savage laid bare his intolerance once again, this time hurling the f*ggot-bomb at gay conservative organization GOProud. GOProud, you see, had the gall to stray from the Gay Left’s plantation and announce its support for Mitt Romney:
“The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President,” said Lisa De Pasquale, interim Chair of the GOProud Board of Directors and the former Director of CPAC. “GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.”
“Most gay Americans – like their straight counterparts – are not better off than they were 4 years ago,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director. “The truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too.”
“President Obama and his friends on the left want this election to be about divisive social issues, because the President’s record on jobs and the economy is indefensible,” continued LaSalvia. “At this critical juncture, we need a President with the experience and expertise to turn this economy around. Someone who knows how the free markets work – former Governor Mitt Romney is that candidate.”
“Not only does President Obama not understand how the free markets work – he is openly hostile to free market capitalism,” said LaSalvia. “President Obama’s repeated attacks on Governor Romney’s private sector record underscore this President’s fundamental lack of understanding of how our economy works. Instead of demonizing free markets, President Obama should be focused on creating an economic environment that encourages free market investments and creates jobs.”
“For far too long, the gay left in this country has been allowed to dictate what they believe qualify as ‘gay issues.’ We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues,’ and on every single one of those issues, Mitt Romney is light years better than President Obama,” said LaSalvia.
Well, this just didn’t sit well with Savage at all. What? The Gay Right can’t have gay rights! Gay conservatives aren’t people. Somebody get them to reeducation camp stat!
Twitterers were disgusted by Savage, and they let flow the righteous indignation:
— Josh Flagner (@RailbirdJ) June 20, 2012
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) June 20, 2012
— Huckleberry Friend (@portdauphin) June 20, 2012
— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) June 20, 2012
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 20, 2012
— Claire Fuxstable (@MavisGary) June 20, 2012
— GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) June 20, 2012
— PatrickHenry Patriot (@PatrickHenry999) June 20, 2012
The face of tolerance, ladies and gentlemen. MT @fakedansavage: The GOP's house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue… athetic.
— Savannah the Bossy (@thesavvy) June 20, 2012
— White Fright (@UpperLowerClass) June 20, 2012
— ✥American Viking✥ (@PatrioticViking) June 20, 2012
@fakedansavage You don't care about whether "it gets better" for gays. You care about promoting your supporters & trashing your dissenters.
— Brendon Morelock (@brendonmorelock) June 20, 2012
Shorter @fakedansavage: Angrily calling someone "faggot" is hateful unless they vote for the wrong person.
— Matthew DesOrmeaux (@cynicusprime) June 20, 2012
— Sarah Lise (@Saerise) June 20, 2012
I'm sure The Advocate will condemn Savage's slur like they did Alec Baldwin's gay slur yesterday … OH WAIT. http://t.co/X6VWHmHI
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 20, 2012
Because remember kids, bigotry is okay when YOUR side does it |RT: @fakedansavage "The GOP's house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue"
— Joseph Sorbera (@JoeSorberaIII) June 20, 2012
— LoriGirl★μολών λαβέ (@conservtivemom) June 20, 2012
@fakedansavage I thought 'it gets better'.
— Beers Doer (@WingNightAlone) June 20, 2012
@fakedansavage wants it known that it only "gets better" for liberal gays, others will be harassed, ridiculed, and smeared by him
— Sean X (@RationalPrimate) June 20, 2012
— Tom McCammon (@TomMcCammon) June 20, 2012
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) June 20, 2012
Snowball, hell … you know the drill.
For his part, GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia took the high road:
— Jimmy LaSalvia (@JimmyLaSalvia) June 20, 2012
Unfortunately, gay conservatives like those in GOProud still face an uphill battle when it comes to winning the respect they deserve from their ideological counterparts:
— Rob Roland (@robdaemon) June 20, 2012
@fakedansavage in addition to asking status/std info, its time we ask potential sex partners if they are GoProud & if so, NOT fuck them!
— xScruffyNerdx (@xScruffyNerdx) June 20, 2012
Twitchy stands with GOProud and condemns Dan Savage for his vicious bigotry. Put on your big-boy pants, Dan. It won’t get better until bullies like you man up and learn to disagree without resorting to base insults and verbal abuse.