One of the strangest lines of attack against Donald Trump is that he is a homophobe. Yep – the same man who was heartily cheered during his RNC acceptance speech for championing the rights and safety of gays and lesbians.
His compassionate comments right after the Islamic terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Florida couldn’t solidify that stance any further. To top it all off, Trump’s campaign was loaded with gay support, particularly from outspoken and outrageous Milo Yiannopoulos, who was the most visible.
Now, as Jay Caruso of Red State points out, gay activists are really overplaying their hand, picking the dumbest fights with Trump over non-issues:
For all the times I have criticized Donald Trump on the pages, democrats and liberals are making it very easy for me to defend him now that he has won the election (…)
Take Ken Blackwell for example. Trump asked Blackwell to lead his to lead his domestic transition team. The left has immediately started howling, zeroing in on some of the positions Blackwell has on issues, such as gay marriage.
The hysteria centers around the fact that Blackwell thinks being gay is a choice. So? Also, despite the fact the Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage is a constitutionally protected right, Blackwell still supports traditional marriage. So? Blackwell sits on the board of The Family Research Council. So? The left points out the FRC is considered a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC has about as much credibility as Monopoly money has value with the Federal Reserve. It is a lame attempt at a smear campaign, nothing more.
Caruso goes on to highlight Blackwell’s impressive resume. He’s held a loaded number of positions, from the mayor of Cincinnati to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
And, incidentally: Blackwell is African-American.
Aren’t these leftist attacks on the man racist? That’s what they’ve been telling conservatives who dared to criticize Obama’s policies for eight years.
But of course, with liberals, it’s always different when they do it. They can’t explain quite why, though. You just have to take their word for it. They are so much smarter than you and me.
Credit: Red State