And drools all over himself. The response to my pointing out his hypocrisy regarding his differing treatment of Larry Craig and Glenn Greenwald– a post titled “I Guess John Cole Is A C***S*****, Too”:
Balloon Juice’s John Cole deflates any sense of morality I can only imagine he once had. I don’t read him much and never have consistently. He cites my protest, and those of others, of the sexual McCarthyism in which the Left is currently engaged and compares it to a post I did on Glenn aka GiGi Greenwald some time ago, mentioning his homosexuality.
The problem for Cole is that Greenwald wasn’t closeted – and that’s even assuming a sitting Senator also in question, was, or is. Not one shred of evidence or acknowledgment in that regard exists. Yet, Greenwald was and is homosexual based upon his own public acts and words. That isn’t outing someone, whether someone doesn’t like me or another joking about it is immaterial to the point.
And when self-professed holier than thou jerk-offs who lie, or create myths to support the genuinely disturbed and disturbing sexual McCarthyism of their unprincipled colleagues, as I said, I’ll just assume they are genuine, even if closeted, c***s******, too.
Apparently, even though I disagree with the outing of Larry Craig, the fact that I also recognize that the GOP uses gay bashing and homophobic hysteria for their own political purposes makes me one of them dirty ‘C***S******.”
Quite a change I have gone through in just a few short years- ardent conservative to homo liberal. Life is, if nothing else, interesting. These ‘conservatives’ are just making voting for the Democrats this November easier and easier. Couple more salvos like this and I might not even have to hold my nose when I vote for the donks, and may even have to slap up a Byrd bumper sticker on the car.
Really, though. I don’t know how you can read that and not see the overt homophobia and the sickness that is Riehl’s mindset. I am sure Dobson and Rove love it. But can we please end the charade- conservative oppostion to Gay marriage and homosexual rights may be, in the minds of a few, about protecting traditional marriage. But in the minds of many, it is just like Dan Riehl- a knee-jerk reaction to fear.
And by the way- if anyone wants to know whether I am gay or straight or bi or whatever, the answer is simple- it is none of your God damned business. Answering that question plays their game, not mine, and if I refute the charge that I am gay, it sends the message that I think there is something wrong with being gay.
*** Update ***
Dan Riehl is unhinged:
That was an older brother of mine, John. He’s dead and, yes, he was Gay. You want to know how he died? He died alone, probably of aids for all I know and probably in a San Francisco flop house living on the government’s dime. I say probably because it was the last address I ever had for him from letters exchanged, not having seen the boy/man since I was about 15.
And you know why he died alone? Not because he was Gay. He died that way because of small minded assholes who think that being Gay in America is a crime. And who is perpetuating that stereotype and trying to benefit from it, today, Cole? Me? Because I can mock someone whether they are straight or gay, because the orientation has no bearing on how I treat someone, one way or the other?***
And don’t you dare try to turn this into another prime example of intolerance on the Right, when clearly it is not.
It is but another new low low in the all time record book of disgusting liberal tactics which have nothing more noble as their goal than a power grab. And your unmoral defense of it is a corollary to its vulgar and ugly intent.
This is not the Right’s shame, no matter how you’ll try to make it so. It is the Left’s disgrace. I called you a c***S***** because of the weak-kneed lip service you are providing to your most repugnant cronies on the Left. Whether or not you derive some sexual gratification from giving them that service, I couldn’t care less.
Balloon Juice? Give me a break. Don’t look now, John, but I think the balloon exploded and the juice is running from your lips. Here’s hoping you enjoyed, it c***s*****.
All I did was half-jokingly call you a name you earned. Congratualtions, obviously, it was well deserved.
Read the whole, sad, deplorable post. Apparently he can’t be a bigot because he had a brother that was gay, so when he writes something sick and offensive and attacks Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Sullivan for being gay, it is just because he, unlike everyone else, feels comfortable ‘joking’ about everyone.
A regular humanitarian, an Archie Bunker, this guy- the basest of the conservative ‘base.’
Attn: Leon. That, my friend, is hysterical ire.