The ugly face of the Bush base

Pam Spaulding is a brave woman. She regularly delves into the muck at the Free Republic to see that the Freeper response is to various issues, which inevitably yields a collection of gross lunacy that makes one contemplate whether most of the traffic to the Free Republic emanates from asylums for the criminally insane. Having been reading The Blend for two years now, almost nothing in Pam's regularly culled Freepi twaddle manages to surprise me anymore, but I was particularly disgusted by what she found in response to a wholly inoffensive story about coming out to one's kids which aired on KNBC-4 in Los Angeles.

Within two comments, the rabid nutwits had already invoked bestiality -- "Next, 'How to tell your children you're into beastiality" and "How to tell your children you're a Democrat.'" -- and it only went downhill from there.

"Here's how: Hi, kiddies. I value my own sexual fulfillment more than I value your health and happiness, or the personal integrity involved in keeping my marital vows to your [choose one: mother/father/whatever]. Sh*t happens, and this is just the beginning of yours. I love you, though, just not enough to sacrifice anything for you. Efficient, accurate -- how hard is that?"

"First, you shouldn't have gotten married in the first place, you sick f*@#@. Second, wait until they are at least 18 to tell them. Third, live the rest of your life ashamed at your deception to your spouse all those years. Fourth, just because you are gay, doesn't give you any special license to break any other rules of decency. Fifth, now go whine in a corner by yourself about how straight people hate you."

"Start carrying an ...Equal Rights for Sodomites...sign."

"Show thwm [sic] your AIDS report."

"The simple answer to these is the same as the answer to the original question: In your suicide note."

Pam's got more -- if you can stomach it -- at the link.

This is the ugly face of the Bush base, the 35% or so who support him no matter what, because national security, the economy, education, jobs, all pale by comparison in importance to harassing and marginalizing People Who Aren't Like Them -- an endeavor which Bush is ever too happy to indulge, because, you know, he's a Uniter.

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