Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gaypatriot.net - Nothing But A Sea Witch (and don't trade your voice!)

I've been considering all the recent and prolific hyperventilation over on GayPatriot.net lately by Dan Blatt. I couldn't understand so many posts, so quickly, rambling with little focus about such a weird mix of topics fully critical of Democrats and liberals and yet so not based in quantifiable reason. I mean I've come to expect this from them over the years but there's occasionally some introspection. But now I think I see what this latest outwardly directed angst is all about. This isn't really a critical inquiry of Democrats and liberals, this is a grand game of distraction!

When you're a spoke in the wheel of the party so at fault for so many things and so in the doghouse with the American public, what's the best way to work back into the good graces of the political landscape? Distraction of course. What GayPatriotWest/Dan Blatt is essentially doing is throwing up a huge smokescreen to obfuscate the past and make it possible to regain enough credibility to be taken seriously. And I see this to be a pattern there. He did the same thing after President Bush slipped so much in public approval. The president suddenly was not a true conservative and GayPatriotWest's support for him since his first election evaporated into a NQOKD sentiment - don't hold GayPatriot.net accountable for the situations in which we found ourselves. Gay marriage was repealed in California, but don't hold GayPatriotWest's ignoble sympathy of Yes on 8 accountable, hold the gay leadership in California accountable. The economy has been driven into the ground with year's worth of recovery ahead, but don't hold GayPatriotWest's support of a Republican administration and legislation accountable, blame the current president for actually pointing out how we got here in the first place. Do anything but actually hold GayPatriot accountable.

And it's a condition the entire Republican party has adopted. The phony outrage over issues that they deliberately ignored or even overtly supported for years is nothing but an attempt to win back some shred of credibility. The posing, the grand gestures, the constant attacts on Democrats and liberals... it's not meant to correct anything. It's not meant to improve the condition of America and put the country back on track for future prosperity for effective leadership in the world. The only thing this current round of showmanship aims to achieve is to get the American public to believe there's reason to listen and believe Republicans in the first place.

[In homage to GayPatriotWest's trying mythology allegories] I'm reminded of the song "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from Disney's The Little Mermaid. The sea witch Ursula sings:

I admit that in the past I've been a nasty.
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, a "witch."
But you'll find that nowadays, I've mended all my ways,
repented, seen the light and made a switch!
True!?! Yeeeesssssss.
True? NO! Ursula the sea witch goes on to explain that she's only helping others from the goodness of her heart, those "poor unfortuante souls" and that's there's really nothing in it for her. "Yes, I've had the odd complaint; But on the whole I've been a saint." GayPatriotWest's voiciferous ramblings are designed to help you forget their current main interest, namely self-preservation and restoring Republicans' and conservatives' presence in government and access to power. They want you to forget about how they rolled over the American public for years. They want you to trade your voice for shiny, empty promises. And GayPatriotWest/Dan Blatt will do everything he can to help that effort, until it's too late. At that point he'll just wash his hands of the whole affair like he's always done in the past.

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