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April 11, 2007

Roseanne Apologizes: I Only Meant Those Brother-Humpin' Gay *Republicans*!

Oh, it was a slur only against Republicans? Never mind then!

My Bad.....

I deeply regret that I have offended gay people. I said things that I do not really mean, before I had thought them through... I was wrong and I seriously apologize!

Call me up today and let me have it! I will apologize and try to make clear what I really meant to say... which was that everybody needs to unite right now, and step outside of their own neighborhoods, groups, races and classes to stop Bush's war on our country and our people. I love gays and I hate division. I am just a big idiot with a big mouth sometimes. I will learn to be more careful! Please forgive me, I am so sorry!!!!

What I Meant To Say:

The leaders of gay groups need to align with the leaders of Acorn, and other groups of poor and desperate Americans and fight against those who oppress all of us!

I have met too many gays who are Republicans, and I cannot understand how they could choose that!

Let's all leave our own bedrooms, kitchens, neighborhoods and groups and meet each other to form a diverse army that stands for Democracy and Economic Justice!!!!

(Again I apologize for any pain or hurt I have caused those whom I have always loved and befriended).

Well played, Roseanne. I mean, it's complete nonsense -- your problem was obviously with left-leaning gays for concentrating too much on their own agenda rather than fighting harder for the broader leftist economic agenda -- but by just claiming you were talking about Republicans, all will be forgiven. The gays who matter -- leftist gays -- will just say "Oh sure, we hate those guys too."

But it the claim of what was meant does not track with what was actually said at all:

Never once in my 54 years have I ever once heard a gay or lesbian person who's politically active say one thing about anything that was not about them. They don't care about minimum wage, they don't care about any other group other than their own self because you know, some people say being gay and lesbian is a totally narcissistic thing and sometimes I wonder. I've never heard any of them say anything except for 'Accept me 'cause I'm gay.' It's just, it's screwed. It's no different than the evangelicals, it's the same mindset. They want you to accept Jesus and you guys want us to all believe it's ok to be gay.

First of all, she said all gays. She said she "never once" heard a gay express a single political thought apart from one on gay issues.

Second of all, it doesn't even make sense if she was addressing Republican gays. Republican-leaning gays are the least strident on sexual issues, by and large -- if the leftist gay agenda was that important to them, they wouldn't, couldn't be Republicans. So she's was, um, what? Telling Republican gays to stop focusing only on gay issues (which they don't) in order to dedicate themselves to other political issues they care about -- issues on which they completely disagree with Roseanne?

Yes, that's right. Her claim is that she was merely telling Republican gays to stop talking about an issue on which Roseanne agrees with them in order to pursue issues on which they disagree with her? She thinks Republican gays are in the party for our stance on gay issues, and if they just stop pushing that Republican sexual agenda, they'll dedicate themselves to raising taxes and social spending?

Please. Not even Roseanne is that stupid.

But apparently she thinks her audience is. And, guess what -- she's right.



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