Homophobes on the Left Attack Lindsey Graham [OPINION]
When the left goes low, it weaponizes sexuality. That's right, the all tolerant left has decided that U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is gay, and is attacking him for it.
Graham last week went on the warpath against Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for its openly partisan effort to keep U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. It was insinuated that Graham is gay in a manner that was offensive, as if there is something wrong with being gay. Remember when kids in the schoolyard would call each other "gay" as an insult in order to try and cut them down? Yeah, just like that.
But this is the party that claims it is the defender of gay rights. How then could they use sexuality as a weapon? It's kind of like attacking someone for their skin color or religion. Oh wait, they do that too, don't they?
Breitbart reports that alleged comedian Rosie O'Donnell texted in response to Graham's speech "f***u u closeted idiot," while Kathy Griffin referred to Graham as "Miss." Not to be outdone, Jimmy Kimmel suggested Graham "lit up like someone left a thumbtack on Liberace's piano bench." Bill Maher even invoked the name of the late Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) by suggesting Graham needed the "stabilizing influence of his dead boyfriend."
And that is just a sampling.
Democrats, the gay person's best pal in politics, outing someone as gay who they have a political difference with, whether or not the allegation is true. Then weaponize the allegation as an insult.
And they get away with this. Most gay people in America think the Democrats are their salvation. They are too blind to see what the Democrats really think of them, or how little they have actually done for them. Their true colors are showing. Will anyone even notice? Probably not. What a shame, really.
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