Letter to the editor - Washington Post
Mr. Meyerson assumes that gay Americans are politically myopic. National exit polls for the November election showed that 31 percent of voters who identified themselves as gay voted for Republican candidates in House races.
Liberals would like to believe they own the gay vote, as if gays were a monolithic voting bloc whose sole, overriding concern is gay marriage and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Gays are heads of families, professionals and business owners, and issues such as national security, sane economic policy and halting the rapid growth and overreach of government rank far ahead of gay issues for many, though the importance of gay issues can't be discounted.
The Tea Party movement has three core principles: Fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets. While individual Tea Partyers may embrace a wide range of views on social issues, the movement has risen to power because it has formed around this very narrow range of principles most critical to the survival of our nation at this precise moment in history.
Fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets are the principles highlighted in each and every tea party event that I've attended.
I'm a dumb ass conservative, gun toting, God clinging, hillbilly. Maybe one of you sophisticated coastal, liberal types can tell me what makes those principles anti gay and/or racist.