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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Liberal hypocrisy on Foley: Fact that Foley was gay should've "raised questions"

Democratic strategist Bob Beckel finished saying on Hannity & Colmes last night that the fact Mark Foley was gay should've "raised questions" about the more innocuous emails he sent. He then likened gay men around boys to notorious bank robbers hanging around banks.

And he's not the only one! How quickly they change their tacks:
...in today's politically correct culture, it's easy to understand how senior Republicans might well have decided they had no grounds to doubt Mr. Foley merely because he was gay and a little too friendly in emails. Some of those liberals now shouting the loudest for Mr. Hastert's head are the same voices who tell us that the larger society must be tolerant of private lifestyle choices, and certainly must never leap to conclusions about gay men and young boys. Are these Democratic critics of Mr. Hastert saying that they now have more sympathy for the Boy Scouts' decision to ban gay scoutmasters? Where's Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on that one?
Now the reality is that I tend to be suspicious of any gay man interested in being "friends" with a sixteen year old boy. Or, for that matter, any straight man interested in being "friends" with a sixteen year old girl.

But the Democratic Party stands as a whole for the proposition that we can't have any suspicions about gay men who want to hang out with the boys in the woods.

So, true enough -- we ought to suspect any man interested in hanging out with kids. Men ought to be bored by children, even their own. If they seek out children as social companions, something is wrong.

But I doubt the Democratic Party will embrace such a common sense notion any time soon.

And even given that basic truth, exactly how much suspicion is warranted? I agree with Beckel to a degree: suspicious behavior should raise suspicions. And they were. But how much further do you go after confronting Foley and getting his denial?

The emails in question, remember, showed nothing definitely inappropriate. Even asking for a picture isn't that sinister.

So we're all supposed to go grab the torches and pitchforks because "some fag" wrote an email to a kid?

Sounds kind of homophobic to me, but hey, I'm awaiting clarification from the liberals.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

mAc, you and your "wing" need to FOCUS . You got a big problem and trying to hide or run away by blaming liberals is a waste time.

The republican party has failed the parents and the children of the United States. You need to break free and love the truth.

From now on I'm voting democrat and millions will join me.

Wed Oct 04, 01:30:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloodstomper Barbie, enjoying that Kool-Aid of yours?

Wed Oct 04, 01:52:00 PM EDT  

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