COMMENTARY | The Democratic Party is the party of racism, homophobia, and sexism where it comes to conservative minorities, gays, and women. Recent history is replete with examples.
First up is the case of Alan Webber, a Democrat vying for the nomination to face Susana Martinez, the current Republican governor of New Mexico, in the fall. According to the Weekly Standard, Webber recently declared of Martinez, “We need to send her back to wherever she really came from.” According to her biography, that would be El Paso, Texas, but the implication is quite clear. It would be even clearer had Webber been a Republican speaking of a Hispanic Democrat.
Next we have the case of Carl DeMaio, who is running for Congress in that great, tolerant state of California. DeMaio is openly gay and a fiscal conservative. He has also been the subject of vicious, homophobic attacks, not from the usual suspects on the religious right, but from the left, according to Fox News. One attack consisted of a photoshopped picture of DeMaio that made him appear to be standing next to a drag queen that was mailed to elderly and African American voters. More recently his campaign office was vandalized, with computer screens smashed and phone cords cut.
As for liberal sexism, we can go no further than Sarah Palin, the one public figure to be obscened on national television by a so-called comedian and an intellectual leader of the Democratic Party, Bill Maher. Palin’s sin has been to not only be conservative while female, but to be rather good at it. No one since Reagan has been such a target of attacks, smears, and lies than has Palin and no one since Reagan has prevailed so mightily despite them. A folksy, attractive governor known for taking on special interests would be box office gold were there to be a D next to her name. But since there is not, it is “Palin, delenda est.”
It can be argued that the left is universal in the depth and breadth of their hatreds. They don’t like white, male, straight conservatives either. Just ask George W. Bush.