Ed Team

Andrew Sullivan: Homotextual

Filed By Ed Team | March 01, 2008 7:28 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Andrew Sullivan, gay rights

"So many gay people over the years have asked me where our "leader" is. It's the wrong question. We are the ones we have been waiting for. Be the change you want to see in the world. And the world changes. In exact proportion to the number of gay people who have abandoned their fear and self-hatred, it already has. No excuses, guys. And no need to wait."

-- Andrew Sullivan on The Daily Dish


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Michael Bedwell | March 1, 2008 5:12 PM

Well, there’s ONE good thing to say about Sullivan’s roaring hard on for...er endorsement of Obama—we guess he’s stopped believing in the “blacks are genetically stupid” fake science of Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray [“The Bell Curve”] whose work he promoted when he was editor of “The New Republic.” But then, technically speaking, Obama is only half-black so maybe that’s why Andy Pandy is willing to give HIM a pass.

As for the credibility and integrity of anything he’s written about Obama—the HIV+ Mr. Sullivan, aka “RawMuscleGlutes," was exposed years ago by Michelangelo Signorile for trolling online for bareback sex “bi-scenes, one-on-ones, three-ways, groups, parties, orgies and gang bangs" but no "fats and fems" at the same time he was demonizing gay men for their ”libidinal pathology" AND.....drum roll......Pres. Clinton for his "sexual recklessness.” Attempting to distract from the fact that the issue was not sexual freedom of choice but his own hypocrisy, Sullivan, of course, denounced Signorile for violating his “privacy” even though, through his publications, he had made the private acts of so many others, including a President of the United States, HIS business, the subject of his own self-righteous sermonizing—whenever, that is, RawMuscleGlutes took a break from sorting through responses to his personal ad.

Privileged male Sullivan would overturn “Roe v. Wade” and has also pontificated at length AGAINST job protections bills like ENDA as creating unfair "special rights"—“the push for gay employment rights is unconvincing and whiny. ...gay men and lesbians suffer no discernible communal economic deprivation and already operate at the highest levels of society." And he was a screeching, demagogic drum major for the invasion of Iraq. “Sullivan's Taliban style of argument and his rigid habit of separating the world into the blessed and the damned turns American politics into a free-fire zone where any deviation from his view of the national program is immediately leveled.” - Salon

Most revelatory of many examples of Sullivan’s solipsism was his effectively declaring that “AIDS is over!” twelve years ago—more specifically the "end of the plague"—we assume, because wealthy white gay men in the US have access to anti-retrovirals.

With supporters like Sullivan...Obama doesn't need enemies.

As for the Obama catch phrase referenced:

“there was something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism — “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” — of the Super Tuesday speech and the recent turn of the Obama campaign. “This time can be different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different. It’s different not because of me. It’s different because of you.” That is not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire. Rather than focusing on any specific issue or cause — other than an amorphous desire for change — the message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is.” – frequent Hillary basher Joe Klein at “Newsweek.”

“Dr Sean Wilentz, a Princeton historian and stern critic of the current administration of George W. Bush, said: “What’s troubling about the campaign is that it’s gone beyond hope and change to redemption.” At the campaign’s “Camp Obama” - a training programme run ahead of primaries in key states - volunteers are schooled to avoid talking to voters about policy, and instead tell of how they “came” to Obama, just as born-again Christians talk about “coming to Jesus.” New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote: “Obama’s people are so taken with their messiah that soon they’ll be selling flowers at airports and arranging mass weddings.” – London Telegraph

But no mass GAY weddings, of course.

As an official part of the Obama campaign, Mr. Crawford, which airport can we look for you in? Any lavender carnations for sale today?