crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
I knew someone would link Barney Frank's very appropriate smackdown of healthcare town hall nonsense to his gay sexual orientation.
I just didn't think it would be Rush Limbaugh and I also didn't know how vile the comment would be.
Of course no one has said anything about it on the conservative sites. Maybe a “ha,ha, Limbaugh is so funny” on places like Free Republic, but as far as I know, Fox News hasn't said a word nor has One News Now.
And I don't think that they will.
Now if someone was to make a statement about Limbaugh's history of pill-popping, I'm sure that would wake up Glenn Beck and company.
But basically, Limbaugh is sending a message that when gay man makes a public statement, it all comes down to his sexual orientation, huh?
On one level we should all be ashamed that Limbaugh is a perfect example of political discussion in America.
I suppose if a female legislator gave the same response as Barney Frank, Limbaugh would attribute it to her “woman's problems.”
If an African-American male legislator gave the same response, Limbaugh would attribute it to “black men wanting to always bed white women.”
If the legislator was a black female, then he would attribute it to her thinking that the “white woman wanted to date her black husband.” I'm sure he would have also said something about razors.
How about if the legislator was Native American? I'm sure Limbaugh could make a crass comment about “casinos and firewater.”
Bottom line, it ain't funny, folks. Nor is it something to be looked at lightly when a slur like this happens.
Of course we can't expect anything intelligent coming from Limbaugh. But that doesn't mean the lgbt community should shrug our shoulders and go our own way when we are slurred.
Some of us accuse President Obama of being a wuss. Are we acting the same way?