Well, this unraveled faster than I believed possible. The left has overplayed the Foley hand to the point that there is now a brewing anti-homosexual witch hunt. Aimed at Republican staffers who happen to be gay. Gay Patriot takes a wee bit of exception to the whole matter.
Full citizen? No party has the power or right to tell me I am a full citizen. Supporting or opposing gay marriage does not make you a hypocrite. It makes you question the policy on its face. I am a full citizen thanks to the US Constitution.
Did it ever occur to Mr. Corn that the representatives and Senators he mentions that may or may not have gay staffers do not care about their sexual orientation yet value their participation as public servants? Is it not rational that you can hire a gay staffer, but at the same time oppose PUBLIC POLICY POSITIONS that you are morally or philosophically opposed to without being labeled a homophobe?
Perhaps Mr. Corn is ignoring the fact that most gay conservatives identify more strongly in our American Identity than our Gay Identity. Did that ever cross your mind, Mr. Corn? Probably not since you seem to have had no problem outing a CIA agent and then letting others take the fall for your actions.
David Corn was the first person I read who mentioned this "list". I think the left is making a dreadful mistake and will pay for this one. Even though Mr. Corn denies the Foley matter is about homosexuality, this attempt to use the list as a political bludgeon makes the entire thing very much about homosexuality. And about the left's no longer secret loathing of gays. There are, after all, sharks to be jumped here. The left is busy doing so.
I have warned about this repeatedly, but I really never thought they would get to this point this quickly. Their October surprise is turning around on them with their help.
UPDATE: And we have a "Bingo!" The Radar website, really a gossip column in pixels as far as I can tell, has picked up the information that many conservatives had already noticed. There is a smoking gun out there with the bogus website that started the whole Foley flap. (Its funny, they call it an exclusive, but there have been any number of conservatives that noted this early on). But that info is going mainstream now. Shark jumped. Hand overplayed.
UPDATE: Others: American Digest – Masturgate (The word coined by Roger Simon), TRUA – betrayal, Townhall – never missing an opportunity, Classical Values,- rather big, Riehl World – on tolerance, Confederate Yankee – Big Tent or Large White Sheet? Ace – Good Times. James Joyner – Maybe not. Wizbang Politics – reach exceeds grasp. Flopping Aces – Uh Oh – Consenting Adults being outed? Sister Toldjah – Wear boots. (Also a very disturbing photo – taking telephoto pictures through Hastert's windows – NOT good, media. Really not good.). PJM – Big roundup.