On his radio show today, host Michael Savage claimed that if Mark Sanford was a Democrat, he wouldn’t have been with a woman. Savage said that if Sanford was a Democrat, “He would have been on the Barney Frank side of things.” You just like Republicans Larry Craig and Mark Foley were.
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Savage said, “Thank God he is with a woman that’s all I could say when I found it out. I said the reason he is with a woman is he is a Republican. In other words if it was Democrat, he probably would have been not with a woman. He would have been on the Barney Frank side of things.”
It seems to me that all the recent Democratic sex scandals have involved men with women, except for McGreevey in New Jersey. However on the Republican side, just in the last few years there were gay sex scandals involving Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and Ted Haggard. This doesn’t even include all of the gay Republican officeholders who are afraid to come out, because it will likely cost them their careers.
We get it Savage. The Democratic Party is the party of homosexuality. He can keep repeating this on the air, but it doesn’t make it true. If Sanford was a Democrat, right wingers like Savage would be playing up the immorality of his actions, while claiming that he should be removed from office for disappearing from his state. Most of all, nobody should tell Savage that their are gay people in the GOP.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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