I’m starting to see a pattern here.

Carl Paladino to Andrew Cuomo, 9/20/2010.

“So Andrew, for the first time in your life be a man,” the letter concludes. “Don’t hide behind daddy’s coattails even though he pulled strings to advance your career every step of your way. Come out and debate like a man.”
Rand Paul to Jack Conway, 10/12/2010.
“Step up and be a man, take a chance, say you are for something.”
Sharron Angle to Harry Reid, last night.
Man up, Harry Reid. You need to understand that we have a problem with Social Security,” she said.
Sure, the notion that Democrats are effeminate wimps that can’t be trusted to lead the country is an article of faith among wingnuts. But to have it hurled by the likes of Angle and Paul, who can’t quite summon the courage to face the press, is just a bit much to take.

UPDATE

You can see how effective this “Democrats are fags” attack is with wingnuts — just look at this giddy, giggling Amen from the Anchor Baby.