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Saturday, October 20, 2007
The Audacity of Homophobia
Barack "Audacity of Hope" Obama is traveling across South Carolina with Donnie McClurkin (who struggles, poor dear, with gay tendencies and has vowed to battle "the curse of homosexuality") in his "Embrace the Change" tour. As Michael Berube pondered in the Comments section of the Americablog post alerting me to this tired cynical retread of "Southern Strategy" politics, it's hard indeed not to wonder: "[C]an Democrats who pander to homophobes be cured of their pandering, or is it genetic?"