When a closeted gay Conservative/Republican is outed…

February 21st, 2012

…as controversial Sheriff Paul Babeu was, viagra generic help you’ll often hear commentators take the opportunity to call the individual a hypocrite.

But you never hear anyone ask, “what’s so compelling about Conservative positions that even people who might be culturally-inclined to be Democrats STILL choose to be Republicans?”

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  • 1. Nick  |  February 21st, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I wouldn’t call an outed Conservative a hypocrit just because he’s a gay conservative. I would if he was a gay conservative who was against gay marriage, or other anti-gay views that seems to be popular in the GOP right now (see Rick Santorum).

    The Log Cabin Republicans are a good example of a group who are trying to create change within their own party while keeping their gay identity. Personally, as a Libertarian, I think they’re fighting a strange battle, and one they’re likely to lose, but more power to them.

    So for this Sheriff, I wouldn’t call him a hypocrite. Now, if Rick Santorum got outed, not only would I call him a hypocrite, but I would laugh for a good couple of hours I’d say.

  • 2. John Foust  |  February 21st, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    When did you decide to be straight?

    Have you ever changed your political positions?

  • 3. Elliot  |  February 22nd, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I have often switched my political…and sexual positions, but rarely my political or sexual alignments.

  • 4. John Foust  |  February 22nd, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Are you saying that you’ve shopped for sunglasses for your dog?

  • 5. TerryN  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    So what is it. Do people decide to be gay, or are they born that way?

  • 6. Debunked  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    “what’s so compelling about Conservative positions that even people who might be culturally-inclined to be Democrats STILL choose to be Republicans?”

    Probably because there’s plenty of inverse too.

    “What’s so compelling about Progressive positions that even people who might be culturally-inclined to be Republicans STILL choose to be Democrats?”

    Such as old rich white males and religious wingnuts who still vote Democrat. Also, seeing as old rich white males and religious wingnuts are about the only people who are culturally inclined to be Republicans, that might be another answer to your question.

  • 7. John Foust  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    There’s a bit of a circle-jerk in the “what is so remarkably compelling about the ideas that I happen to believe” bit.

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