Thursday, August 4, 2011

Al Cardenas' Wife Said Something About Gays on Facebook!



Facebook isn't just a place where Sarah Palin can free associate deep thoughts about 'Merica and you can see what your old high school girlfriend's kids look like, it's also a place where Al Cardenas' wife can share her thoughts about gays with the world.

As broken by Steve Rothaus, here are some exclamation-filled excerpts:
"Well, there is no reason not to like them or love them, the same way you would love one who has a disability, or an illness, etc.," Diana Cardenas wrote. She added: "You know I always wondered why homosexuals are referred to as 'gay', kind of an oxymoron? Nothing really 'gay' about them or their movement."
The timing turned out to be somewhat awkward, as Big Al was about to meet with GOProud about why the American Conservative Union banned their group from having a closet booth at CPAC:
Cardenas said of the previously scheduled meeting with GOProud: "It was not easy." He added: "I love my wife more than life and I think we agree on the issue of traditional marriage, but I disagree with some of the things that she said."
SAVE Dade, meanwhile, released their own statement and called on Mrs. Cardenas to retract her comments:
"For the sake of moving forward with bridging the divide in our community, and bringing together all minorities, be it ethnic, racial or religious, Mrs. Cardenas should temper her offensive and disgusting remarks. We sincerely hope she will retract her public comments that aim to hurt so many, and pauses to reflect on the pain she has caused her community;"
I don't get organizations like GOProud.

It'd be like a Jewish support group in the 1970s for the Riviera Country Club, where you support everything about the club except for the fact that the members want nothing to do with you and would rather you go away.

Unfortunately, that issue is out there and you'll just have to agree to disagree.

But on the color of the table napkins you and the club share the exact same vision!

15 comments:

  1. Al Cardenas is your classic hispanic done good...nice enough...a politico...but i guess the wifey cant bring up her game enough to know when to shup up...i bet when bid al got home he must have said to her "CONNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

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  2. "I don't get organizations like GOProud."

    Really? You can't fathom why being gay doesn't necessarily mean automatic support for organized labor, abortion on demand, fiscal liberalism, etc.? Maybe some gay folks are just more broad-minded than you.

    Members of right-leaning gay groups like GOProud have to put up with the worst of both worlds. They have to deal with all the issues that come with being gay in America, plus smug liberals like you who compare them to self-hating Jews. But hey, just keep telling yourself you're not the bigot.

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  3. What an epic embarrassment for the hard-working attorneys who haven't jumped ship at that place (looks like they're down to about 22 lawyers).

    From the firm's website: "We are also proud of our diversity and community involvement. A significant number of our partners and professionals are women or minorities."

    She did a good job eroding that.

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  4. @9:15AM:

    If someday the Republican party indeed becomes a party of limited government, then there will be plenty of room for gay people in it. But that’s not the case. For me, as a gay person, to join the Republican party (or a group like GOProud) and hang out with a bunch of people who want me to deny my civil rights (including douchebags like Al Cardenas’ wife) is just not tenable. If that’s a librul position, then so be it.

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  5. Hey SFL,

    What's your beef with Tew Cardenas?

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  6. 9:15, you make a valid point and thank you for the comment.

    BTW in my case I prefer "self-loathing."

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  7. SFL: 9:15 calls you a bigot and you tell him he makes a valid point?

    He has an issue with the self-loathing gays angle. But your comparison of members of GOProud with 1970s country club jews is an accurate analogy.

    There's a very good reason why members of historically marginalized groups want nothing to do with the GOP and when you remind them of it they really get their backs up.

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  8. I can see where he feels he gets it from all sides, and I genuinely appreciated his perspective and comment.

    But for me, where a core, defining element of your identity is widely viewed as either sinful or diseased, it would be hard for me to ignore that and move on to a discussion of the excessive power of school teachers or firemen.

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  9. @9:15

    As a somewhat conservative homosexual myself, please take your head out of your ass. GOProud, unlike say the Log Cabin Republicans, has a history of licking the boots of some of the most vile homophobes inside the conservative movement.

    Being gay is hard. "It gets better," and it's been doing so for sometime now. But there is a coping mechanism that develops, wherein you (we) look past the bigotry that is directed against you in order to preserve harmony and stability within relationships.

    That was understandable in the 40s and 50s when being gay would get you fired or beaten or worse. But as we are approaching the end of DADT and a wider acceptance of gay marriage, it's completely counter productive.

    As the Republican Party swings further to the right and into the arms of televangelist wannabees like Tammy Fay Bachmann, no self-respecting homosexual would or should want to have anything to do with that crowd.

    Indeed, I don't. But then I actually have self-respect. Unlike say GOProud. If you don't hate yourself, then you don't side with people who hate you. Logic (and self-respect) 101.

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  10. There is, btw, a place where gay conservatives are welcomed with open arms by people who want small government and respect gay rights.

    It's called the Libertarian Party.

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  11. To quote Glenn Reynolds, I'm a Republican who would be perfectly content living in a neighborhood where happily married gay couples keep AK-47s in their closets.

    The exclusion of GOPROUD from CPAC was not roundly welcomed. Many libertarian-leaning conservatives decided to boycott CPAC as a result.

    I would add a thought to 9:15 AM's apt response, that it shouldn't be surprising that gays would take a conservative view on foreign, as well as domestic, issues. Gays have made the greatest progress in democratic, free-market societies. There is only one country in the Middle East, for example, where gays are treated equally.

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  12. AK-47s are so last century. We have matching his and his M21 semi automatic assault rifles.

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