The notorious gay activist and ruthless bully behind the infamous Santorum 'Google' incident has done it again - he has called out another conservative Republican candidate with a raunchy request. This time, Dan Savage has asked for Herman Cain to choose to be gay and in fact prove it by sucking his 'd**k' in front of a waiting camera crew.
Savage's proposition came as a response to Herman Cain's appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight show on Wednesday in which Cain said that being gay 'is a personal choice.'
Cain told Morgan that 'Although people don't agree with me, I happen to think that it is a personal choice … I was born black,' and then added that his race 'doesn't wash off.'
Savage, an openly gay man and strident LGBT activist, was not surprisingly, displeased.
But it's not in Savage's nature to politely disagree with someone of a different opinion. Savage's rude request for Cain to perform an oral sex act on him is perfectly inline with his 'savage' bullying technique. Crudely harassing conservatives who disagree with him on the issue of gay marriage is nothing new for Savage.
Savage has been feted for starting the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which encourages gay teens to persevere through bullying. But again and again, he's shown himself to be a particularly nasty bully to anyone who disagrees with his gay rights agenda. On July 15, 2011, Savage declared on HBO's "Real Time" that he wished all Republicans were f***ing dead (which he apologized for), and on the same show declared that wanted to f*** the s*** out of conservative Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. In a 2010 interview with Newsweek, Savage called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a c**ksucker and declared "F**k [Arizona Senator] John McCain." (He has not apologized for any of these statements.
Savage was also the organizer of a "Google bombing" campaign against Rick Santorum, in which he redefined Santorum's last name as "The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex" and launched a website to make that definition the first that shows up on Google when searching "Santorum.
Despite this record of vulgar attacks, the mainstream media have lavished attention on Savage. He is a go-to expert on gay issues for CNN and MSNBC, which combined consulted Savage nearly 50 times in the past two years. Savage appeared most often on CNN and CNN.com, where his name has made 28 appearances - 10 of those were associated with his anti-bullying web campaign.