Comedienne Joy Behar made a truly revolting observation Thursday about gay Republican group GOProud's endorsement of Mitt Romney for president.
Substitute-hosting for Eliot Spitzer on Al Gore's Current TV, Behar asked her gay guests, "Could it be that the GOProud guys are just attracted to Mitt Romney's sons?" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JOY BEHAR, HOST: Do you think Romney will ever get the gay vote? I don't think he’s going to get it any way.
HOWARD BRAGMAN, REPUTATION.COM: No, I don’t, unless his sons do a spread in GQ shirtless, and then I think it’ll be fine.
BEHAR: Could it be that the GOProud guys are just attracted to Mitt Romney's sons Matt, Mutt, Tag, Tip, Tack, and Bashful? Do you think that's the issue?
BRAGMAN: I would love a magic underwear photo shoot. I think we could…
BEHAR: What is that, anyway? Haven't they seen “The Book of Mormon?” They call themselves gay and they haven't been to “The Book of Mormon?” Unbelievable.
This is wrong on so many levels.
First, Behar and her guests were diminishing the intellectual capacity of gay men by suggesting they'd throw their support behind a candidate out of mere attraction. That doesn't seem to be a very tolerant liberal position, does it?
Far more important was the disrespect being paid to Romney's children.
Imagine for a moment Malia and Sasha Obama were over the age of eighteen, and conservative commentators on Fox News for example discussed the two of them doing "a spread in GQ shirtless."
The Left and their media minions couldn't ask for apologies and repercussions quickly enough.
But as we've seen in the past two election cycles, mocking the children of Republican candidates even in a sexual way is completely acceptable.
That now includes gay jokes directed at Romney's sons.
Is there no floor to the indecency?