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Tim Kaine Is Answering Questions About LGBT Issues? This Should Be Good

Five thousand folks wrote in to the DNC’s Tim Kaine asking how Democrats are going to deal with LGBT issues. He “answered” some of them, which for a high ranking official whose job it is to maintain the party line means he gave vague talking point-y answers.

Yes, this is the same Democrat who, while governor of Virginia, signed into law a bill defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Tim doesn’t even support civil unions, telling the AP in 2001, “I have never said I supported gay civil unions, gay marriages. I do believe that people shouldn’t be kicked out of their jobs or discriminated against because of who they are.” (But he does want gay and lesbians protected in the workplace … somehow … with “civil benefits”.)

As we wrote in January 2009: “Tim Kaine is polite and nice to gays, but lacks the political fortitude to stand-up to anti-gay measures; he really is the perfect person to run the DNC.”

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Aug 3, 2010
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  • 18 Comments
    • Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com
      Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com

      Kaine is A LIAR! He declares that “no change” can happen “overnight.”

      1. Obama could legally end discharges in no longer than it would take him to pick up a pen and sign an Executive Order until “repeal” happens. [See federal law 10 USC 12305.]

      2. He could take TWO MINUTES to order his DOJ to stop defending DOMA and DADT in court. NO, they are NOT “required” to.

      3. Then take two more to tell Pelosi, Reid, and all Congressional Dems that he expects ENDA and UAFA passed THIS session. No one has more power in the Party than their sitting POTUS. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/06/21/obama

      FIVE MINUTES, tops.

      Aug 3, 2010 at 10:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Anyone wanna guess where the next solicitation for cash from the DNC that I find in my mailbox is gonna go?????????

      Aug 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      The more I research Tim Kaine, the worse he looks. And sounds.

      WTF are “civil benefits”?

      @Michael: let me try this question again: if DADT gets repealed, what will happen service members who got kicked out? Can they re-enlist.

      @Playful Well: I sent back the DNC letter, with the written annotation “addressee unknown” I wanted to write more but spi.kes in blood pressure are bad for the skin :-D

      Aug 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Obama had the final say on the appointment of Kaine as head of the DNC by Obama. Kaine is anti-GLBT, a creationist, anti-choice and a right wing religious nut.

      Kaine supervises the CoS of the DNC, Leah Daughtry. She used DNC funds to pay for anti-GLBT anti-choice christian propaganda. She and the DNC lost (settled) a lawsuit by the former head of the DNCs LGBT outreach program who claimed his firing was discrimination.

      Daughtry, who was retained by Obama, is an ordained pentecostal bigot who opposes same sex marriage. So is his campaign director of ‘religious’ outreach (read bigot outreach) Joshua Dubois. He successfully pulled a lot the bigot vote back from the Republicans and was rewarded with the job of directing the White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Now he does what Rove used to do for Bush, bribe mormon, catholic and evangelical pulpit pimps to tell their herds to vote Democrat.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pat Duffy
      Pat Duffy

      Just another reason to feal justified in my Belief that Obama always was just a Politico, not like many of my Progressive friends who saw him as Morgan Freeman in his role as God…

      Aug 4, 2010 at 6:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      To repeat this message, press 2
      To hear other LGBT support options, press 3
      If you have any questions, press 4
      For Spanish, press Cinco
      If you are unsatisfied, press 92543094995943980

      Aug 4, 2010 at 7:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Obama likes Tim Kaine. In fact, Kaine was once on Obama’s short list to be vice president. They’re political twins, if you will and this says it all.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 7:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      With “friends” like Tim Kaine and his chief of staff Leah Daughtry, who the fuck needs the GOP/NOM/Faux News/Tea Baggers?

      No $$$$ to the DNC; send contributions only to outspoken LGBT supporters. DNC thinks its perfectly reasonable to accept money from LGBTs and send it to very anti-gay party members. Well fuck that.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 8:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      Perhaps they’re trying to get back the bigoted cracker breeder goyim who used to be a huge base of their party pre-1970s. He’s one of the ones who never left.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      Bill, No.4….You’re absolutely right about that. I called the DNC several times and wrote a letter to Kaine telling him what I thought of him and the DNC as well as asking for my name and address to be removed from their mailing list. That was in January. To date, I’m still being bombarded with solicitations, so I put them back in the mailbox indicating “return to sender, not interested”. When I got phone solicitations from any candidate, my first question is….”are you supportive of same-sex marriage” If this answer is no, then they don’t get my vote. We should all be very selective this November and beyond when it comes to any candidate. Don’t let any of them take our votes for granted, let them earn it first.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B.
      Ted B.

      While I respect that many here hate the GOP, but WHY do you continue to slavishly support and give money to a DNC that basically doesn’t treat you any better the the GOP when it comes to substance? Yes, the GOP rhetoric is harsh and wounding while the DNC sends you bigots to make soft, cooing noises in your direction while picking your pockets…but what have you actually gotten for your time and money being the DNC’s Gay-ATM?

      Aug 4, 2010 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • disgusted gay american
      disgusted gay american

      until the president takes “God out of the Mix”..when it comes to the RIGHTS of LGBT Americans the DNC gets NOTHING from me.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Syl
      Syl

      @Ted B.: All Americans, queer and straight, conservative and liberal, need to stop giving these bastards their money and their votes. As long as they have a duopoly, and as long as they have groups that they can count on to always vote for them (gays and minorities for the Dems, rich people and religious wackos for the GOP), there’ll be no progress. If the Dems had to compete for our votes, they’d be falling over themselves to repeal DOMA, DADT, and pass at least a civil unions law on the federal level, because they’d know that if they failed to do so, their competitor party would. They had no competitor, so they know they’ll get the GLBT vote no matter what they do.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hunter Faulkner
      Hunter Faulkner

      While I’m also very angry about the administration and the Democrats in general have handled gay issues, there is one thing I have to point out. The marriage ban that was enacted in Virginia did not need a signature from then Governor Kaine to become law. The law is an amendment to the Virginia Constitution and became law after being passed by a majority of Virginians. His signing or not signing would have had no affect on the new law.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • joedee1969
      joedee1969

      He has been no friend to the unemployed either:

      http://americaspeaksink.com/2010/08/tier-5-a-glimmer-of-hope-for-the-99ers/

      Aug 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon
      Devon

      @Hunter Faulkner:

      So even though it would’ve become law with or without his signature, he still chose to sign it.

      Gee, that makes it much better.

      Aug 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      @Queer Supremacist: This is the voice of the real queerkapo.

      @Bill Perdue: Funny how some of my anti-anti-gay beliefs overlap with yours yet I, not you, am the psychopath.

      How do you tell a good post on Queerty? By how many people voted thumbs down on it.

      You really need your head bashed in. Take your hate speech to Stormfront where it belongs, donal1944.

      1 1

      Aug 6, 2010 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      and this @Bill Perdue: and this Below are excerpted remarks by the KAPO, His full are very long and very sociopathic. But, if you have the stomach for check them out at http://www.queerty.com/jerusalem-mayor-yitzhak-pindrus-plan-to-tackle-gay-pride-20100729/ )

      No. 10 • Queer Supremacist
      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

      There are no “Palestinians”. You’re nothing but an Arabist pig defending filthy genocidal homophobic Muslim camel fuckers, while perseverating (sic) (sick) discredited Stalinist tropes like a severely autistic parrot…

      Take your pro-Muslim blood libel elsewhere or I will report your IP address to the FBI for treasonous activity.

      The land of Israel belongs to the Jews, including the parts illegally occupied by goyische breeder terrorists. They have more of a right to exist than the United States…

      (I consider all heterosexual sex acts rape)…

      The only thing keeping Obama from becoming a dictator are the constitutional separation of powers…

      On the other hand, Israel’s founding, in a location where there was a Jewish state before the convicted thief Jesus and the child rapist Muhammad were even born, was to protect Jews from further hate crimes from heretic goyim (all gentile religions are heretic… Israel needs … to do whatever it takes to protect innocent people from being brutally murdered by terrorist scum who worship convicted felons like Jesus and child molesters like Muhammad.

      And the first equivocation of Zionism (that’s with a capital Z, for the rest of you Pan-Arabist scum) with racism by the United Nazis, I mean the United Nations…

      Uganda has no right to sovereignty. Iran has no right to sovereignty. Iraq has no right to sovereignty. Afghanistan has no right to sovereignty. Jamaica has no right to sovereignty. Saudi Arabia has no right to sovereignty. Zimbabwe has no right to sovereignty. The Vatican has no right to sovereignty…. China has no right to sovereignty…

      If the majority of the gays turn against Jews I will become celibate and actively homophobic.
      2 for 10 against

      Posted: Jul 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm • @Reply • [Flag?]

      No. 11 • Bill Perdue
      @Queer Supremacist: Who let you out of your sty, racist.
      8 for 0 against
      Posted: Jul 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm • @Reply • [Flag?]
      No. 12 • Jadis
      @Queer Supremacist: You are everything that’s wrong with the world.
      6 for 0 against

      Posted: Jul 31, 2010 at 10:37 am • @Reply • [Flag?]
      No. 13 • ron
      @Queer Supremacist: Holy shit! You must be as exhausted from that tirade as I am from reading it! You, sir, are full of shit……
      6 for 1 against

      Posted: Jul 31, 2010 at 10:46 am • @Reply • [Flag?]
      No. 14 • L.
      @Queer Supremacist: You’re not getting paid by the word, I hope.
      3 for 1 against

      Posted: Jul 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm • @Reply • [Flag?]
      No. 15 • Queer Supremacist
      By the way, your ad hominem attacks have done nothing to disprove everything I said.

      Yes, I am a proud bigot. I am bigoted against the enemies of the Jews. I am bigoted against the enemies of the gay community. I am bigoted against people who hate me and want me dead for a “being crime.” I am bigoted against land robbers and genocidal maniacs. I am bigoted against people who worship thieves and child molesters.

      Queerty is the Gay Stormfront. Heil Hitler and Heil Muhammad.
      0 for 5 against

      Aug 6, 2010 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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