I’m going to skip the obvious comments about the self-loathing it takes to be a member of GOProud. Anytime you see a group of people fiercely supporting a political party that just fucking hates them, you know they’ve got some pretty serious issues. However, the internalized homophobia of GOProud isn’t the only problem its members have; there’s also the ignorance.
GOProud member Matt Hissey has attracted a lot of attention for saying that he doesn’t really like gay people that much — so much attention that people have mostly overlooked his explanation of why he thinks Sarah Palin should be President:
Oh, God, Sarah Palin. I love Sarah Palin, yeah. She’s just, um, she reminds me of my mom, right? She’s just such a Middle American; she’s, like, a real person. And we haven’t had that in American politics since, like, TR in, like, 19, like, 13, whatever that was. And we’ve had these, like, Harvard-graduated people and look where we are.
Um, Matt? I’m sure you think your mom would make a great president. But Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t from Middle America. He was an East-Coast Progressive. From New York. And he was a Harvard graduate.
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