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HRC Gives Democrats A Pass Where Republicans Get Excoriated: Being Gay Is a Choice

Joe Solmonese brought out the Human Rights Campaign’s biggest weapon — its press release mill — to attack Colorado Senate candidate Ken Buck in a 400-word statement after the district attorney called homosexuality a choice and compared it to alcoholism (as awful things we might be somewhat genetically predisposed to). But when Valerie Jarrett, the White House senior advisor and recent HRC National Dinner guest, conveyed the exact same sentiment in a Washington Post interview, HRC was completely silent. (Jarrett has since, uh, clarified her comments.) Why the different approaches to public figures making gross misstatements? Because one of these individuals is a Republican, and the other is a Democrat, and Solmonese & Co. knows which party is its master.