Saturday, September 1, 2007

MAMZ Confronted w/His Homophobic Essay at DailyKos

Cross-posted at Political Fleshfeast.

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Yesterday, while Markos C.A.Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) was attempting to position himself as a progressive by heralding the Iowa decision in favor or gay marriage, a courageous DailyKos participant (who had not yet been banned) posted MAMZ's 1993 essay in which he opposed ALL service by gays in the US military. DailyKos

Courageous people are starting to challenge MAMZ's bullshit, using his own words and speeches to do so.

MAMZ responded by saying that he has changed, and therefore presumably is not still the virulently homophobic reactionary Republican who was a precinct worker for Ronald Reagan and who voted for George H.W. Bush right before Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court.

There are some errors of judgment that cannot be addressed in few pithy sentences. "I haven't hidden the fact that I was a REPUBLICAN back then. And yes, by being a Republican, I held stupid-ass beliefs. Then I evolved."

He didn't hold stupid ass beliefs because he was a Republican. He was a Republican because he was a stupid ass.

If MAMZ's beliefs have changed since then, they why did he tell the Cato Institute just last year:

We can fondly look back to a time when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues. They professed fealty to state rights, spoke of shrinking the government, preserving individual liberty, and embracing fiscal responsibility. CatoUnbound, October 2nd, 2006
"States rights?" Like the right to prosecute gay sex?

WHEN did the Republicans believe in individual liberties? As I remember it, they have ALWAYS run for office against gay rights, against women's rights, against minority rights, and against the right of gays to serve in the military!

Since MAMZ admits he was a "stupid ass" when he was a Reagan Republican, and voted for George H.W. Bush, then why was he looking back "fondly" on the Reagan/Bush years as recently as last year, in his October 2nd, 2006 Cato essay?

The truth is, MAMZ has never valued the rights of the diverse coalition of the Democratic Party. That's why he said in one college essay,

"And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. THEY would never be able to escape who THEY were." The Truth About Kos.(Emphasis added.)
In fact, MAMZ never left "racism" behind. He just announced his decision to ignore, it while it continued to rage all around him, even supporting it at the ballot box and as a Republican campaign worker. And the fact that he still "fondly" remembers this political period shows that he really never did "evolve."

The more power people like MAMZ gain in the Democratic Party, the more the base constituencies of the Party, and the Party's electoral viability itself, will be "left behind."

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