Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein reports that Floridian citizens have received a robo-call blasting McCain competitor Mitt Romney for promising gays “special rights”. Here’s the text:
Mitt Romney thinks he can fool us. He supported abortion on demand, even allowed a law mandating taxpayer-funding for abortion. He says he changed his mind, but he still hasn’t changed the law. He told gay organizers in Massachusetts he would be a stronger advocate for special rights than even Ted Kennedy. Now, it’s something different.
It’s tempting to dismiss this as primarily primary shenanigans, but National Stonewall Democrats’ Jon Hoadley thinks otherwise:
Sometimes McCain gets a pass because he wasn’t a staunch supporter of the federal marriage amendment, but he showed his true colors when he campaigned…to pass the marriage ban in Arizona. When the community is looking at McCain, they need to look at the true record he was adamantly opposed to one of the groundbreaking victories in 2006.
Stein rightly points out that McCain – also known as The Hulk – has flip-flopped on marriage just the same as Mitt. McCain promised in 2004 that he would not endorse a federal amendment against gay marriage. That stance shifted two years later when McCain said otherwise to the late Jerry Falwell.
It’s worth noting that openly gay Republican John Kolbe dismissed the call as a simple “statement of fact,” not “gay-baiting”. True or not, it’s the motive that counts.
Michelangelo Signorile just played the recording. Disturbing.
Why are Republicans so primitive and hate-filled?
oh, and what totally pissed me off was, “He told gay organizers in Massachusetts he would be a stronger advocate for special rights”
SPECIAL RIGHTS!!!! When did EQUAL become SPECIAL? grrrrrrr!!!!!!!
gay as life
The only problem I have with it is the word “special.” Otherwise, yes, it is just a statement of fact.
If you go gay-baiting in Florida, what do you catch? Okay, I’ll answer my own question. Gov. Charlie Crist.
M Shane Walsh
Becca: one of the things we’ve learned from the Bush/Rove regime are the dynamics and power of the politics of fear/hate. If you referance: Bush/facism you will see the many commonalities between our current government and those of the worst tyranies in history including Hitler, Mussolini, Franco&Suharto. Think of what happened since the deceptionof 9/11.
Fear and hatred give ignorant , frightened people a target.
BTW Speaking of pink! a little bloodpressure and that redneck face make his facewe a real flag. Needs better make up!
Governor Charlie Christ’s closeted homosexuality is well-known, even in Ocala. We should commence a hands-across-America tribute for McCain’s “Lying In Wake” inevitabilty if he even makes it to the nomination (his teeth are already gone) as we pay tribute to the DEATH of the GRAND OLE PARTY and the Corpse they are tossing up the MALL. The question remains is by how much will any Democrat beat the Cadaver-In-Hope. McCain is the Bob Dole “Fall Guy” and even Rove knows it. Like, die already you sad panderer of your failed Presidential run.
Becca, we are “Special” to each other but “Fear-mongering” for the Republicans who are desperately clutching at straws when the Democratic House is made of Bricks.
In another slap against gays, once divorced McCain mentions “protection of the sanctity of marriage” in that robo-call.. How is divorce protecting the sanctity of marriage.
Link to the McCain divorce
BREAKING NEWS: Presidential hopeful John McCain just died in his Florida Hotel Suite from Old Age which is believed to be the Coroner’s findings. I feel bad for what I said previously.
CORRECTION: They found a pulse. He’s alive! He’s alive! But dead in the electorate’s radar.
Casper the ghost, oh these fucking republicans will do anything including bending over to backwards to get there grubby little hands on what’s left of Washington.
He should be careful though, he got bitch slapped by a little girl in New York and drag queens will kick the little old mans ass!
i want a McCain/Crist ticket, Old Smokey and the Ass Bandit!
He should be careful though, he got bitch slapped by a little girl in New York and drag queens will kick the little old mans ass! i am a girly gay,my profile is on gaysinglehunt.com where i look for gay partner
LOL. I am going to probally vote Democratic for the first time in the general election, first I need to vote for Ron Paul in the primary.
Absolutely hate the new format/design.
Kevin, now I know I’m not the only one who’s not thrilled with new format and design. Eeeech.
I don’t like it either. I liked it the old way better. The site is much slower now.
dislike the new format too.
By the way, Queerty, it’s Jim Kolbe, not John.
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