Hostile and Gay Baiting Ryan Sorba: The Future of the Republican Party?

This is what an authoritarian looks like, and he may represent the future of the Republican Party:

Sarah Palin’s VP pick for 2012? More on this California crank here. The anti-humanist turn in conservative politics is breathtaking. What is happening to the Republican Party?


About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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12 Responses to Hostile and Gay Baiting Ryan Sorba: The Future of the Republican Party?

  1. Frightening.
    The booos were refreshing although.

  2. andrewclunn says:

    Yes, the numerous and continuous boos take a video that would be scary and make it refreshingly pleasant.

  3. Denton says:

    Bingo. $arah Palin / Ryan Sorba 2012. Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood and the Pathological Homophobe. You betcha!

  4. santitafarella says:


    “Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood!” That was funny.

    Don’t cry for her, Argentina.


    • Denton says:

      The dollar sign (i.e., $arah Palin) was intentional, too. I’ve never see anything like it, but then, $arah Palin is just about the most shameless individual to appear on the national scene in my lifetime (circa 1966).

  5. santitafarella says:


    You realize that putting a $ sign on $arah Palin will just make Ayn Rand groupies swoon and flock to her as well.

    I think $arah might well walk all over us liberals if we’re not careful. Nancy Sinatra seems to channel her here:


    • andrewclunn says:

      Woah woah woah. As a self-described Ayn Rand groupie, I’m not going gaga for Sarah Palin even if she starts quoting John Galt. I know when rhetoric is just spoken to gain support. She’s a puppet with no understanding of what she’s saying. She doesn’t actually understand the views she claiming to hold (Much like Bush Jr…)

  6. Denton says:

    Believe me: I’m not unconcerned, but with every new appearance, Palin’s approval numbers decline. Her speech to the Tea Party convention was just nasty — even more outright mockery and catty bitchiness than her speech to the 2008 GOP convention — and I don’t think she would be able to campaign for herself. Think of all the video that’s out there – quite a collection of $arah at her worst. But it would not surprise me at all to see a reprise of her in the VP slot come 2012. They wouldn’t dare put her at the top of the ticket, but they loved what they THOUGHT she brought to the table for John McCain. And let’s face it: $arah Palin is a myth: Republicans love her for what they THINK she is. It’s all about projection.

  7. santitafarella says:


    I could be reading it wrong, but I think that if the economy double dips into a deeper recession or a terrorist incident occurs, then the Republican Party is going to put forward a far right fundamentalist in 2012. I think that there is a moral and intellectual perversity at work in the Republican Party right now that makes the most irrational and ridiculous person the most logical pick for base voters. And I really think that we’re witnessing the emergence of a major American political party committed to crude authoritarian modes of being in the world and to anti-intellectualism. I hope I’m wrong.

    Pat Buchanan’s 1992 Republican convention speech represents no longer the fringe of Republican sentiment, but the norm. Even if Palin is not the final pick, her very presence in the field will drive the rhetoric in her direction: gay people will routinely be referred to as “sodomites” among Republican candidates, torture will be “keeping us safe”, war will be “peace”, America will be “a Christian nation” etc. etc.

    The crudeness is accelerating. We are moving into a period of disturbingly anti-humane and anti-humanist politics.


    • Denton says:

      I disagree only on one point: I think that with the arrival of $arah Palin on the stage of the Republican Convention in 2008, we MOVED into a period of disturbingly anti-humane and anti-humanist politics.

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