If you’ve ever wondered if Joe Biden and Barack Obama were having mad gay sex with each other who would be the top, a community member speculates.
As some one who has been in fandom for a long time, that such a community exist doesn’t really surprise me. There were communities for slashing John Kerry and John Edwards back in 2004. I’ve seen some Al Gore slash dating back to 2002. There was Obama/Hillary Clinton het smut from early in the primaries. But still, even given that, I’m still a bit surprised given the polarization regarding the election in parts of fandom where claiming you were a McCain supporter or that you weren’t planning to vote for Obama could lead to some social problems on some message boards. (The inverse is likely true. It just didn’t happen as much in my corner of fandom.) Barak Obama at some point became kind of sacred as a result, very much a symbol of hope and change. Given that attitude, slashing Barak Obama just surprises me… And that there isn’t more backlash against this community because of that level of sacred also surprises me. But maybe it has managed to avoid that backlash because it just hasn’t drawn the attention of those who would protest loudly about it.