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04 August 2012

Ideological Purity: 99 and 44/100% Pure Intolerance

"The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the man who won the party’s nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group. ... Mark Clayton, 35, reported raising no money and campaigned little but received more than 48,000 votes, twice the number of his nearest competitor in Thursday’s seven-candidate Democratic primary."

A hate group? Who could that be?

“Mark Clayton is associated with a known hate group in Washington, D.C., and the Tennessee Democratic Party disavows his candidacy, will not do anything to promote or support him in any way, and urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November,” read the statement.

Clayton is vice president of the Public Advocate of the United States, a Virginia-based group that advocates a conservative social agenda. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls it a hate group. Its opposition to gay rights is extreme: “GAY MUPPETS CONDEMNED BY PUBLIC ADVOCATE AND NOW SENATOR JIM DEMINT,” “Gay Curriculum Already Out Of Closet And Into Some City Classrooms To Millions In New York” and “Eating Chicken Declared A Hate Crime Pro-homosexual Socialist Dictators Attack Private Companies just like their President Barack Obama Attacks Private Companies” read recent press release headlines."

But, but, but I thought that, unlike the GOP, the Democratic Party had a "big tent"!!!  What happened?

Everyone can see what the Dems got from Obama finally coming out in support of SSM:  THE BIGOT CARD (to add to THE RACE CARD).

From henceforth, if you deviate even the slightest from the party line on SSM, you will be called a "bigot" and a "hater."  If you are an elected official, have a 99.5% percent voting record, but take a principled position opposing SSM, you will be treated like Bill Casey.

Another litmus test has been added.  In addition to the "women's right to choose" orthodoxy, Democrats will not be allowed to deviate even the smallest of iotas from the official party line on the issue of SSM no matter how hate-free their positions are.  They will not be tolerated.  They cannot be allowed in the party.  

Ideological purity will have to be maintained.  How else will they be able to paint the Republicans as waging a "War on Gays"?  They can't have Democrats who have sincerely-held opinions that are in kind with the GOP.

Senator Joe Manchin, Senator David Proctor, etc., watch out. You may soon be emulating Ronald Reagan:

"I didn't leave the Democratic Party.  It left me."

“A lot of people from the gay community was actually telling me not to eat at Chick-fil-A and then you know, I started having these flashback because I started believing like, the gay community — we have went from being bullied to becoming bullies.  And I don’t think that that is fair because I’m like, aren’t we like in America, like we have freedom of speech.  We have the freedom to put our money wherever we want to. That’s what America stands on. So how can we just go after this group, you know — go after this company so viciously because they don’t believe they have the same rights as us.  I don’t think it’s fair and I’d don’t think it’s American.

“I grew up, and my family is like you know, ‘Yeah Antoine we don’t agree with your lifestyle, but we accept you. We love you and don’t try to push your lifestyle on someone else. You can scare them or they just don’t want to be around you.  And I was always taught that.”

- Antoine Dodson

He's smarter than the mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and, apparently, the vast majority of the Democratic party leadership put together.

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