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Fox’s Dana Perino exposes libs who got vicious with gay Republican running for Congress

Lib hypocrisy when it comes to blacks and women who step off the reservation is legendary – just look at Ben Carson or Sarah Palin.

But let any member of another favored group – like the gays – step out of line, and the attacks are just as fierce.

collage0428perinodimaeoJust ask Carl DeMaio.

As reported by Fox News host and former Bush press secretary Dana Perino, DeMaio is a successful San Diego businessman running for Congress as an openly gay man – normally the kind of candidate to make the libs swoon.

Except DeMaio is a Republican – and hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.

As Perino writes, the lefties went straight to the stereotypes they’re constantly bemoaning to hurt the rogue homosexual:

One false attack drew the attention of the San Diego Ethics Commission. An anonymous left-wing group funded a SuperPac and sent mailers of DeMaio Photoshopped next to a drag queen to neighborhoods with a majority of elderly and African-American voters, knowing that such a photo would depress support for DeMaio.

When DeMaio sought help from the local gays he’d championed as a member of the San Diego City Council, Perino writes, he got turned down with a weak excuse, “it’s complicated.”

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It’s “complicated” because hypocrisy usually is.

It’s “complicated” when Democrats who pretend to champion women actively join in when a woman like Sarah Palin is savaged repeatedly – and in blatantly sexual terms, by comedians, entertainers and even the news media.

It’s “complicated” when black conservatives like Carson and Clarence Thomas are assailed as “Uncle Toms” by other blacks infuriated that black America isn’t the monolithic ideological base shysters like Al Sharpton pretend it is.

It’s “complicated” for liberals when they’re confronted with people like Palin, and Carson and now Carl DeMaio as he tries to become the Republican nominee to challenge first-term Democrat Rep. Scott Peters.

Regardless of the media portrayals, Perino writes, Republicans as a party have moved beyond the stereotypes of race and sexuality. Can Democrats do the same?

Don’t bet on it.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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