Last night was a better-than-I-expected discussion on the 2006 election at the New School. It was, predictably, incredibly slanted, but there were some very smart people on that stage, and I enjoyed the discussion and the conversations that spilled out into the post-talk reception.
One of the discouraging things to me about events like this is the constant referral to Democrats as "we." When I saw that the title of the program was "Victory 2006," despite the fact that seven states passed Constitutional Amendments banning same-sex marriage, I knew I was going to get another ear load of it. There is this callous misunderstanding among so many gay Democrats that every gay person bleeds as blue as they do. Of course, these are the same people who insist that we refer to our "community" as "Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex," making sure that everyone feels represented. But I don't feel represented by all of these gay political leaders who insist on pretending that gay Republicans are rare people who have simply lost their way.