“What I need is a politician who hates people like me!”

So, this happened:

GOProud, the gay Republican Tea Party group, today “enthusiastically” endorsed de-facto Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, claiming the 65-year old is “light years better” than Barack Obama.

Republican voters have a long record of voting against their own interests. It’s really mind-boggling to me. On an intellectual level, I sort of get it; they buy into an ideology that they think is compelling, even though it has no connection to reality. Viscerally? It makes no sense to me. The modern GOP is against having a government safety net for public welfare, but poor voters still vote for Republican candidates. The modern GOP is vehemently against “big government,” but they want to write legislation dictating what you’re allowed to do with your own body. The modern GOP is pro-religious-freedom, but only if you interpret that freedom to mean the freedom to obey your candidate’s wacky brand of conservative Christianity. The modern GOP is pro-American-exceptionalism, as long as you have the money to qualify as exceptional—if you’re broke, it’s your own fault, so you deserve to suffer for it. And now?

“GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.”

Now it’s pro gay people, but only as long as they don’t expect equality. And why the hell would a gay organization support the GOP?

We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues,’

Mind boggling.

Call me a cynic, but it sure looks to me like this GOPround group just exists to draw suspicion away from the GOP’s “completely heterosexual” members.

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