Don’t Jewish Gays Believe That Mitt Romney And Mike Huckabee Are Brothers?
The latest political tiff between the Republicans has got at least this gay Jew laughing up a storm. Apparently in an article in a New York Times Magazine article that isn't even out yet, Republican presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee when being asked about his opponent Mitt Romney and the Mormon religion is apparently quoted as asking, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?" Although he claims that it was a long interview and he has all ready apologized to Mitt Romney (who supposedly accepted the apology and was "gracious" to Huckabee) me thinks he doth need press too much. Both candidates won on this one as it's on the front page of everything and the fodder of many a blogger. And so after the riling up of many on my blog the other day about Huckabee I just had to put my two sense (yes, spelled correctly) in. Don't Jewish gays believe that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are brothers? - Don't Get Me Started!
Although both candidates keep saying that the election shouldn't be about the candidates' religious beliefs I think we all know better than that, do we not? Huckabee has been quoted as saying, "I'm just not going to go off evaluating other people's doctrines and faiths. I think that is absolutely not a role for a president." While Romney told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that "I think attacking someone's religion is really going too far. It's not the American way." Are you kidding me? With all the people driving around with fishes on their cars telling anyone who doesn't get personal with Jesus they're going to hell? That's absolutely the American way as it's portrayed by our media (Fox news) and our leaders. Trust me when I say that even if I wasn't gay I would always be an outsider in this country for not praising Jesus and having a Christmas tree (and not necessarily in that order). What they're saying is actually right and although as Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minute." When it comes to this I am (for once) not one of the suckers buying what they're selling.
Unfortunately for those of us with some level of reason, common sense and not afraid to ask questions we're not the majority so we'll always have trouble getting someone elected who isn't having personal conversations with Jesus (like the guy in office now) or at least someone who can be photographed going to church on Sunday. You can talk all you like about separation of church and state but that's all it is, just talk. While we shouldn't elect any official based on their religious beliefs (and it shouldn't even be announced or a topic for discussion) the facts are that history has shown us that people like people who like Jesus and it does matter to a lot of people. Mostly the people who control wealth and elections.
Now please know that I'm not just criticizing the Republicans here. The Democrats with all their Hollywood cache aren't much better. They're so afraid of liking us gays publicly that it's a bit like the scene in Blazing Saddles when Cleavon Little as the black sheriff of Rock Ridge saves the town and then one of it's elder citizens comes to the window to give him a pie as a way of thanking him. After he takes the pie she says something to the effect of, "I hope you'll have the good taste not to mention this to anyone." That's how all of these people running for election right now are treating us gays and non-Christians. They want our money, they want our support, they're just hoping we'll have the good taste not to mention to anyone that we've supported them or ask for any favors say like being treated equal once they've been elected.
I'm not a radical, I'm a normal guy working and paying my taxes. And I'm still a dreamer. I dream that there will actually be someone great that will come along who will make us all believe again in the American way but let's face it, we haven't had someone like that in a long time and the current landscape is looking pretty barren.
I guess my biggest problem with all of this is that they're all starting to look alike to me. Are Romney and Huckabee all that different? Are any of the others different from these two shmoes? Sure they may look a little different on the outside but they all belong to a brotherhood of elitism that is for and by the rich. So the only way they can convince average Joes in Iowa that they're one of them is to point out that at least they all believe in Jesus. That's the common denominator, the hook. So as they claw their way to the top of their party and possibly the election I wish them all well. And I don't think that Huckabee's comment about Jesus and the devil is quite accurate. I remember that when I was little I had a bib that said, "Today I Am An Angel" on one side and on the other, "Today I Am A Devil." As far as I'm concerned these two both have their bibs on devil side out and I just have to ask, don't Jewish gays believe that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are brothers? - Don't Get Me Started!
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