Tuesday, May 20, 2014

#1048: Dan Ramos

Dan Ramos, not to be confused with the Ohio representative, was for a while the Democratic county chair in Bexar County, Texas, and a virulent bigot. In a 2010 interview with the Current, Ramos blamed homosexuals in the party for undermining his authority and for the poor election results in Bexar County in 2010. “They are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions,” said Ramos. The party has apparently been a bit divided over Ramos since he was elected to office in 2010, but Ramos, at least, is convinced that his chief detractors are all homosexuals.

Ramos opposes homosexuality on religious grounds and doesn’t believe gay-friendly Democrats reflect the values of Bexar County voters. “I liken them to the Tea Party – the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party – because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”

So no, the hysterical anti-gay bigots are not all rightwing. On the other hand, Ramos was promptly removed from his position in 2011 due to his hateful lunacy, whereas Gerald Allen and Paul Broun are still going strong.

Diagnosis: Village idiot. Probably neutralized by now.


  1. For the R's

    Michael Reagan (for advocating the execution of anti Iraq War protestors for "treason")
    This person named Marshall Rosenthal deserves an entry based on this unhinged screed alone: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/never-again-a-response-to-the-mass-wind-turbine-syndrome-report/
    Erik Rush (possibly the craziest man in America; tough competition with Bradlee Dean, Alex Jones, Jim Garrow, and Jeff Rense)
    Representative Mike Rogers
    Sandy Rios
    Harry Riley of Operation American Spring
    Wayne Allyn Root
    Lew Rockwell
    Laurie Roth of RenewAmerica
    You appear to have missed Burt Prelutsky
    Robert R. Reilly, who thinks gays are worse than murderers

    1. Most of these are good. I have, however, not been able to find Michael Reagan advocating the execution of anti-Iraq protestors for "treason" (I may not have looked well enough). I *have* found him, in a burst of rage apparently, calling for the execution of *Mark Dice* for treason due to Dice's attempts to promote the idea that 9/11 was an inside job. Though crazy, I am not that alone qualifies. Of course, Reagan has said a couple of things that are obnoxiously stupid regarding taxes and suchlike, and he trots out the usual silly anti-marriage-equality arguments, but it seems a bit half-hearted ... I think I am going to chew on this one until round 3.

      And yes, I did miss Prelutsky, so that's another candidate for Round 3.