And he said it in San Francisco.
by Drew, Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 08:00:56 PM EDT
For diarists rightly concerned about sexist dog whistles, one would think that Hillary's supporters would be equally as concerned about homophobic ones, right? Wrong.
Like their candidate, who also considers the fact that Barack dared speak to and raise money from San Francisco as relevant as what he said, Hillary's supporters, too, cannot seem to mention one without the other.
One diarist, for example, has made sure to mention it in every diary on the subject. The first two were in quotes, which I suppose is defensible, but when those quotes weren't available, well - the diarist supplied, and then supplied again:
So this all started at a $1,000 per ticket fundraiser at some guy's home? No press - private home - 300 to 400 of his rich supporters in San Francisco. No wonder Obama felt comfortable letting it all hang out.
Indeed. Who knows what else he might have felt comfortable doing?
You know, after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," after the "Defense of Marriage Act," and after the use of similar anti-gay tactics by the Republican Party, you would think that Democratic candidates and their supporters would have learned that this sort of anti-gay rhetoric is destructive - if not, you know, to me, you, and millions upon millions of Americans, then at least to their own electoral fortunes.
Clearly, Hillary Clinton and her supporters have not. Indeed, perhaps the lesson they took from "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the "Defense of Marriage Act" is that one can adopt and promote anti-gay rhetoric and policy - and win. It did work for Bill, after all.
And thus the constant reminder that Barack Obama dared speak to . . . San Francisco.
Thank God for Hillary Clinton - she'll never put those nasty . . . San Francisco people above the good, decent, God-fearing, real, regular people of Pennsylvania.
Ah, well. If Clinton previals, at least her homophobia will be better coded than it was in the 90s.