Beloved congressional bear Brian Sims has NO PATIENCE for the garbage coming out of Mike Pence‘s mouth, and he’s letting the world know in no uncertain terms. In a fabulous op-ed for Philly Magazine, Sims launched into Pence, tearing him to shreds for his terrible policies.
“The most extreme pick for vice president in a generation,” Sims calls him, and it only gets better from there. Sims points out that Pence’s “no gays allowed” bill cost the state at least $60 million (some estimates put it at $250 million) by alienating businesses all over the world. “Welcome to the Trump-Pence GOP, which continues this divisiveness,” he says.
There are plenty of direct threats posed by Trump and Pence–even though Trump claims to be a “friend” to the gays, he’s anything but. He’s opposed to gay marriage; he’s said that he’d repeal Obama’s nondiscrimination orders; and the last time he said anything positive about LGBT rights was 2000.
And Pence has made a career out of hurting LGBT families, either by protecting straight-segregated lunch counters or by palling around with ex-gay advocates or by opposing repeal of DADT.
And what’s worse, Sims says, is that they’re fostering a climate of hatred and division, even when they’re not talking about queers. Trump’s antisemitic dog-whistles are one example; his proposal to ban Muslims is another; and Pence’s disinterest in hate crime protection is yet a third. Says Sims:
With all of the hatred swirling, it is even more imperative that we elect a president that will fight for our community and equality for all. Here in Philadelphia, we’ll be supporting a candidate for president that will fight for every community. Hillary Clinton is the fighter we need.
He’s right, of course. Hillary may not be as perfect — and nobody is — but she’s the only person running for president who has a shot at actually improving the lives of LGBTs.
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Brian Sims is your typical politician and only cares about himself and not the so called LGBT community.
Who do you care about? Obviously not the LGBT community since for you it’s a “so called” LGBT community which sounds like something Ann Coulter or The Church Lady would say.
@ErikO: you are either crazy or just another troll. He IS gay himself and cares about all of us.
Has Pence had homosexual relationships? I would say “no” based on what I know right now.
Screw you Mike Pence
Voting for a politician because he/she panders directly to you is the very definition of selfishness.
Trump isn’t anti-gay. Sorry Brian. I guess you didn’t watch the RNC. Pence, on the other hand, is no friend to the gay community.
of course gay republicans defend trump and pence. gay republicans come from bigoted families who can barely tolerate the gay sons they wish they’d aborted.
gay republicans toe the line in order to get a pithy amount of conditional tolerance.
and if any of the cowards in here want to prove me wrong – post a video of you with your amazing GOP families, talking about how you’re working to promote LGBTQ-equality within your republican circles.
you won’t, of course. you’re all wimps.
have a nice monday!
@myrdraal2001: Yes he’s gay but he does not really actually care about anyone but himself as he’s a politician.
Mike Pence will hopefully drag Trump with him, to the dump. I watched him sign an anti-gay discrimination bill into law in Indiana, only to change it when Indiana started losing a lot of money from business that boycotted Indiana or threatened to move out.
@desertboy: Trump said he would overturn SCOTUS marriage equality rulling, but we really don’t know what Trump will do as we are not in his interest other than to say he will protect us. I ask how, by putting us in prison to keep outsiders from us?
Am I missing something about Sims’ op-ed, because it seemed neither “fabulous” nor “epic” to me. It seemed more like a recap.
If you want “FABULOUS” or “EPIC,” please see Ken Burns and his commentary on CNN regarding Donald Trump.
I hate to continue to be negative about Queery—but damn, you guys suck more and more each day.
@AtticusBennett: Yup, agree,wish I could give you 5 stars!
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