LARRY CRAIG - Opportunity Lost
Conservative folks really do not have a clue about politics. They go to Evesham Township in New Jersey to protest the video "THAT'S A FAMILY" (not that they shouldn't - I wrote that Board a letter myself), but they do not take advantage of GOLDEN opportunities. They will be petitioning the Iowa judge's mandate that homosexuals receive marriage license in Iowa (also a good idea to challenge legislating from the bench). But in the end they lose most political battles.
Recently, a golden political opportunity was placed in their laps, an easy segway into galvanizing American public opinion. The Republican Senator from Idaho, Larry Craig, was caught in a men's room looking through the cracks st the stall door and trying to play footsie with a cop in the adjoining stall. Accusations of homosexuality had dogged him for years. Fellow Republicans urged him to resign to minimize the damage to their own reelection changes, and he complied with their wishes.
I have a better idea, but conservative politicians don't understand that you have to think outside the box. They should have AS A UNIT (remember how the liberals all used the oft neglected word "gravitas? the same day?) bragged about how great it was that Larry Craig was open to his feelings. They should have lambasted the officer who arrested Senator Craig as someone afflicted with homophobia. They should have said that what happens in the bathroom should stay in the bathroom and that certainly what a man does in the stall of a bathroom has no affect on his ability to lead the country. They should have said that finally, sex education such as "Heather has two mommies" was working and that people were losing their inhibitions. Mr. Craig's homosexual tendencies should have been emphasized and celebrated and the subject of some really slick advestisements. When people then start to complain about all this, the conservative leaders should then say, "See, this is what we have been fighting all these years! Mr. Craig is the natural result of the agenda of the Democratic party, and thanks to our Senate and House and your local government, not only your church, but your school and every place imaginable will be filled with people just like him."
Absurd you say? If you want a world filled with people like Larry Craig, just vote for the party that endorses pornography, early sex education with the emphasis on graphic naterial, and all the rest of the rubbish. If you DON'T want a world filled with Mr. Craig's techniques, challenge the gay rights groups in every public square and argue that those who follow their advice end up being a shadow of themselves, and will in fact, become just a few more creepy clones of the disgusting Larry Craig.
You have to call bluffs or you will get bamboozled. The Gay and Lesbian and Transgender folks get endless press and favorable comments, but Americans should be asked to choose which approach yields the most fruit. These folks cannot be ignored, but should be confronted in a firm but loving manner. Speak up and go on the offensive. Vanquish the empty suits - those who decry creeps like Mr. Craig while at the same time showing and teaching kids how to be creeps themselves. We need to subtract creeps, not add to their number through foolish and destructive indoctrination in America's classroom. The conservatives should have called for a campaign to tell our Senators and Reprsentative that we need to stop, access where we are, and then back up. We need to be purged of this great wickedness, and it has to start sonewhere.