Random Thoughts on Politics — GAY Edition

My Only Comment on Ex-Rep. Eric Massa…

I wish gay politicians would come out and be gay politicians. Proudly. Happily. Like an adult. This bizarre combination of gay guys attaining office and then gay-hating or gay-hiding or gay-bashing or pretending to not be gay while engaging in bizarre tickle fights with staffers is an embarrassment to the country.

Come on, guys. It’s 2010. If 10% of humanity is, to some extent, gay, and there are 435 of you in the House of Representatives and you are representative of the population as a whole, 43 of you are gay and one of you is heavily into swinging. Statistically, with Barney Frank, 42 of you are closeted. Give it up.

Hell, enough of you ought to be gay that you can have your own caucus.

And there’s Roy Ashburn…

who at least manned up on his sexuality. But since he’s voted against his own personal interest again and again and again, and now he is, woo hoo! outed! he will have a hard time at gay bars for the rest of his life. Hopefully.

Meanwhile, Gay Marriage in Washington DC…

… is awesome. DC is proud to be Gaytopia. DC is the gay capital of the US. We have all these nice gay people! See: gay Congresscritters and all their gay staffers; above.

I saw a documentary called Outs about outing these gay politicians (who seem to be both Democrats and Republicans), why they hide in the closet (optics! media!) and why they consistently vote against their own personal self interest (gay marriage, gay rights, gay adoption, etc). I don’t completely agree with the above documentary — it makes some pretty odd leaps of logic — but I find myself in favor of getting rid of these closeted guys for actually Out and Sane guys. These closeted guys always get caught in weird, embarrassing, and difficult to explain away situations. They are full of self-loathing and hiding and pretending. Layers upon layers upon layers of levels of stupid settles into a stratified cake of lying and politician ooze. I know perhaps the gay thing wasn’t so electable in the past and thus wasn’t a big political positive but hey, we’re growing up as a society and putting on the big boy boots. Not too long ago, black people, Hispanics and women weren’t so electable, either. Perhaps it is time to consider moving and running in liberal districts instead of living with your ambition and personal hate…

Just a thought.