I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again: I do not understand how anbody can be both gay and Republican. Unless you happen to be really into humiliation and degradation, it just doesn’t make any sense. Why would you want to claim membership in a group that so openly hates and despises you?
Bush campaign mum on any openly gay staffers
When George W. Bush ran for president in 2000, he refused to meet with the Log Cabin Republicans.
But eventually — after he clinched GOP the nomination and was eager to brandish his image as a “compassionate conservative” — he met with the so-called “Austin 12,” a group of gay party activists who supported his candidacy.
In early April of that year, the dozen handpicked supporters, including D.C. Council member David Catania, flew to Austin, Texas, for what turned out to be an emotional meeting with the candidate at campaign headquarters.
Those present said at the time that Bush listened carefully to the Austin 12, declared himself a “better man” for having heard their concerns, and pledged to keep in place gay-friendly executive orders. In turn, his gay supporters helped Bush reap an estimated 25 percent of the gay vote.
Four years later, Bush has formally called for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and alienated not only members of the Austin 12, but also any openly gay Republican previously willing to work on his campaign, according to Catania.
“I would be completely surprised if there were any gay staffers in his campaign, at least in the upper echelon,” Catania said. “I don’t think that we’re welcome.”
I know you’re not welcome, at least not in the Republican party as currently constituted. Why do you insist on staying?
Open your eyes and see the light or smell the coffee or whatever. Just get out. Now. While the getting is still good.