Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean fired the party's gay outreach adviser Donald Hitchcock on May 2 less than a week after Hitchcock's domestic partner, Paul Yandura, a longtime party activist, accused Dean of failing to take adequate steps to defend gay rights.
But hey, half my family was in favor of Dean's presidential bid. Even if primary voters didn't agree the guy was presidential timber, he couldn't be so clumsy as to say something incredibly nonsensical and condescending when he's addressing a dependable voting bloc. Right?
“I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties,” Dean said. “When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews.”
DEAN. "Hey! Jews! You feel comfortable?"
JEWS. "Um, yeah, man. We're good."
DEAN. "And that's what makes us different from the Republicans!"
GAYS. "...hey, man, if you're getting stuff, we could use a couple beers over here."
DEAN. "YOU'RE FIRED!"