An enterprising gay activist recently showered Newt Gingrich with glitter at a book signing.
After the book signing, Newt was going to attend a fundraiser dinner for the Minnesota Family Council, an anti-gay group.The glitter-bombing was a protest of this candidate’s bigoted politics.
Of course, people are already starting to whine about ‘divisive tactics’ that won’t “win over conservative hearts and minds.” Some have even gone so far as to call the glitter bombing “violent” or “terrorism.”
All I have to say to that is gosh, I would love to be so sheltered that having glitter dumped on me would be the worst act of violence I could imagine. It must be great to have no experience with life-threatening assault. It must be amazing to walk down the street hand-in-hand with your significant other without having to worry about being attacked as “faggots.” It must be incredible to be able to use a public bathroom without the fear of being brutally battered for being transgender.
Newt Gingrich and people like him don’t have to worry about misogynistic, racist, homophobic or transphobic violence. And when the glitter hits the fan, they have handlers to help clean them up.