This has been a terrible week for conservative gay-haters. First President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize precisely because he refuses to engage in the sort of vehement and rabid hatred that is directed toward him by American conservatives. The award was as much (or more) a slap in the face of the Right as is was a recognition of what Obama has accomplished so far.
The single most significant thing the president has accomplished that no other American has ever done was to end the 43-term white male monopoly of the presidency, and without bloodshed or a military coup. For that alone he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, and that's what makes the prize so offensive to the color-aroused American Obama-haters.
After that insult and injury to conservative self-and-other image(e.g. their ideation that Blacks can't do anything to deserve more recognition than whites who have done nothing at all), Obama added to Republican misery by promising to end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, (that was implimented in 1993, after Republican activist "Markos C. A. Moulitsas wrote an opinion piece opposing ALL gay service in the US military). "Is Markos Moulitsas a Closeted Gay Homophobe?" (Just asking.)
And now, to further upset the Republicans (but mostly just to assure the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals,
Tens of thousands of gay rights activists marched past the White House to the Capitol yesterday, demanding the right to marry and serve openly in the U.S. Military. Washington Post
The Republicans see their hold on the nation's insanity slipping away, and that's why they and white supremacists are talking about "watering the tree of liberty with blood." They're so desperate, they cannot even think about trying to take back the US Congress in 2010 as a solution to their grievances with the other half of America. Now, they want blood and radical transformative violence of the sort for which the Klu Klux Klan and the Nazis were known.
As John Edwards said while he was running for the Democratic president nomination, sometimes it's really hard to be "the white man." Right now, it's even harder to be a a white male supremacist anti-gay conservative color-aroused antagonist. In the face of just this week's news, they're breaking down and losing their minds.