Smokin’ hot dude Ryan Sorba had barely launched into an anti-gay rant at CPAC around 6 pm, ET, Friday evening when the audience began to boo. And boo and boo and boo. Astonished but defiant, Sorba continued his rant and began to remove articles of clothing until he was stripped down to just a tight leopard print bikini. Sorba then struck three or four muscleman poses in an effort to regain the audience’s support before finally fleeing the stage shouting, “This is SO bogus! This is discrimination! When Carrie Prejean did this, SHE got a book deal!”
Um, no, wait — that’s not quite how it happened.
Gabriel links John Aravosis at Americablog, but I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning, so I cannot resist sharing this delicious whiff:
When conservatives are standing up for gays, and Democrats treat us like we are an embarrassment, there’s a problem.
(snip) … when the Republicans increasingly say the right things, like repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell now, and even supporting marriage, and all the Democrats show is political homophobia, gays get the message.
Some gays and lesbians will vote for Democrats regardless of how blatantly the Obama administration and the Democratic party back away from their promises to repeal DADT, repeal DOMA, and pass ENDA. Regardless of how clear it is that the White House will appoint an openly gay cabinet member or an openly gay Supreme Court justice when hell freezes over. But I think, come November, and come many more Novembers in the future, a lot of gays and lesbians, are going to realize that we’re talking about our lives, rather than our right to attend a cocktail party. And when it comes to our lives, and voting for someone who treats us with the same kind of shame every single one of us grew up with, I think you’re going to see an increasing number of gay Americans distancing themselves from the Democratic party with their donations and their votes. They may not vote Republican, nor should they — they simply may not vote at all.
To the White House, the DNC, and our leadership in Congress: You are messing with people’s lives, and we know it. And the day that an anti-gay bigot gets booed at CPAC, you all better start being very afraid.
I don’t think Mr. Aravosis quite grasps the Obama modus operandi, though. Obama and his minions are not going to be afraid. I predict they will re-double their efforts to demonize the Right to make homosexuals confused and terrified of leaving the plantation.
And I notice that Mr. Aravosis did not have sense enough to make an itemized call to action, or set any deadlines, or renew his campaign for gays and lesbians to stop donating money to the Democrats.
But perhaps Mr. Aravosis will come to his senses soon. After all, down is up, and up is down — Darth Cheney is the nation’s most powerful advocate for homosexual equality and an anti-gay rant at CPAC was booed by so many audience members that the speaker fled the stage.
Update, 2/20/2010, Sat.: On my way down I-95 to CPAC this morning from northeastern Maryland to Washington, D.C., it occurred to me that not all my dear gentle readers know that one of the commonest ways some homosexuals hide that they are leading a double life — publicly straight, gay on the down low — is to be an anti-gay activist. One example is the former member of Congress for my district in Maryland, Bob Bauman, who lost to Roy Dyson on account of finally getting caught with a live boy. (I covered that election night from Dyson’s gathering for the Harford Democrat.)
And you know what? Hot young Mr. Sorba DOES rather trip the gaydar.