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.