WATCH: Barney Frank Accuses Romney Of Trashing Gays, Minorities For Political Gain

“If you want to sum up his evolution on LGBT rights, ‘Mitt Gets Worse’ is a very accurate phrase,” says Rep. Barney Frank for Mitt Gets Worse, an “oral history project and rapid response campaign that aims to educate voters about Mitt Romney’s extreme anti-LGBT agenda.”

Frank recounts how Romney came onto the scene in 1994, claiming he would be a better supporter of LGBT rights than then-Senator Ted Kennedy, then observes that Romney “has never been in favor of any legislation or executive order” to advance LGBT rights.

Since it’s pretty much a matter of public knowledge that Mitt would shuck his children of the corn for power, Frank dismisses Romney’s words as a ploy to garner votes, before comparing him to another man of intractable ambition and immovable hair: George Wallace.

“I’m not sure that George Wallace really hated black people and I don’t know that Mitt Romney really dislikes gay people. They were both consumed by ambition and willing to trash minority groups and appeal to prejudice against them for political advancement.”

Does this mean Gary Sinise is going to play Mitt Romney in a TV movie too?

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  • viveutvivas

    Well, Barney, you can hardly point a finger, given that you were willing to throw trans people under the bus for political gain (with ENDA).


    Being black, left-handed or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls — all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

    The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 … against gays – depict: “P” … “priestly rules” & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds … to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public — but to priests. Leviticus was written long after Moses — 600BC.

    There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity and other religions. Our early human ancestors; on this earth … go back more than 6 million years … 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews. Christianity is basically a 2012 year old fictional cult.
    In the year 300 AD when Emperor Constantine, who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity!
    Christianity is a fantasy; which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world.

    It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy. To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.

    The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to priests only … refuse to remove this stigma … maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!


    The Tripoli Treaty of 1797 between the US and the Barbary States, unanimously approved by the US Senate on June 10, 1797, specifically states that the US is NOT a Christian nation. At that time, the US government was still dominated by those who are referred to today as the “Founding Fathers”. ARTICLE 11: As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion…!
    John F. Kennedy September 12, 1960, address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association: I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute–where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote–where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference–and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.
    Separation of church and state was enshrined in the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
    What the religious radicals don’t tell people, and what, tragically, many Americans apparently don’t know, is that when it comes to determining what the laws of the United States mean, the only document that matters is the Consti-tution. The Constitution, a completely secular document, contains no references to God, Jesus or Christianity.


    Romney & Ryan; should be committed … to an asylum — for the religiously deranged!
    Whatever happened to “separation of church and state”…? USA is becoming so corrupt – that it can’t even see the forest — because of the homophobic religious “trees of hate” …! Who is to protect minority rights when the majority of religious wackos are trampling over the rights of others.
    To see the religious lunatics try to manipulate government and our lives — is shameful. Someone left the door of the asylum ajar — the religious extremists are loose & they are all in the Republican Party!
    The Republican Party have become the party of hate and bigotry against gays — when human rights should be their mantra. Being black; left-handed or being gay is just as natural! The Republican Party is being manipulated by extreme religious wackos — who are destroying the integrity and compassion of the United States. They should be referred to as … The Party of Hate! Whatever happened to Love Your Fellowman? Kids are being bullied and committing suicide while the adults are basing their hateful beliefs on a fictional character! Religious insanity has overcome the United States!

  • tidalpool

    I am not in the least concerned about Romney’s personal feelings about homosexuals. I can assume his declared beliefs based on his religious values.
    I do very much care about how he views the constitution, the rule of law, equality for all. I care about the relationship we have with our allies, and our enemies, I care about controlling our borders, and protecting the value of our votes. I care aboth those who can not feed thems selves, or provide homes, or even access decent health care. I care about Jobs, and a healthy economy. I care about decent thoughtful actions rather then presidential fiats.
    I am a man, who also happens to be gay. I also have a business where people depend on me. I owe others money, I want to be able to keep my word, and pay them back. I want it to be safe to walk thru my village w/o some flash mob punching old ladies, and kids on bikes. I do not want to see thugs taking over a mom n pop store because they can.
    I am not voting for Obama. He had 2 years of being able to do anything. he failed on all counts. For me, Romney represents life hope, not gay hope, but the hope one must have to get up, go to work, pay a bill, be able to keep your home, to be safe from law breakers. I am voting for him. Obama had his chance, time for a change.

  • Freddie27

    @tidalpool: When Romney pushes through an amendment to the Constitution you claim to love banning marriage for you, when he vetoes a bill that would stop you being discriminated against, when he restores Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and fires thousands of out LGB soldiers, when he appoints Justices to the Supreme Court who reverse Lawrence and restore the sodomy law for your state of Texas, I hope you feel proud.

    When Romney initiates war with Iran and begins sending thousands of troops to fight and die in another neocon Middle East war, when he pushes back the 2014 date for leaving Afghanistan and allows hundreds more Americans to die, when he intervenes in Syria allowing yet more Americans to die, when he revokes all of Obama’s good work and makes the US’ image worse than under Bush, I hope you feel proud.

    When Romney repeals the Affordable Care Act, stripping 30 million human beings of their health insurance, taking away all hope for those with pre-existing conditions of ever getting insurance and allows prices to skyrocket, I hope you feel proud. When Romney cuts food stamps, Medicaid and welfare, devastating the poorest in society when they need help the most to fund a 10% tax cut for millionaires, I hope you feel proud. When Romney waters down the EPA, and our water and air is polluted at will by large corporations, as our lakes and natural environment deteriorate, as Romney ignores global warming and the planet heats up, with all its consequences, I hope you feel proud. When Romney appoints Supreme Court justices who aggressively restrict and revoke a woman’s right to choose, sentencing women to unsafe, back alley abortions, I hope you feel proud.

    As Social Security and Medicare are destroyed, as thousands of young men are drafted to their slaughter in Middle Eastern wars, as our climate becomes ever more erratic, as our financial system becomes ever more unregulated, as the middle class lose ground, as unions deteriorate and wages stagnate, as the civil rights movement you claim to support is setback by 30 years, I hope you can look yourself in the mirror without the disgust everyone here feels for a kapo like you.

  • tidalpool

    Good god a’mighty man, do y’all deal in only suppositions? Mr. Romney, (for example) has stated on several occasions that DADT is over, its done, it will not be brought back under any administration he might have. I have to admit I have never seen a president who could reverse a supreme court decsion, nor am I privy to what might or might not occur in Syria, or Iran or any country for that matter. Mr. Romney is a private citizen, running for office. All the rumours of war, and suggestions of war come from this administration, no other. Mr. Romney has also stated emprically, he did not understand the war in Afghanistan. The war on terror yes, but only a hand full of men support the idea of a continued war there, neither Romney or Ryan are among them. You claim to know this mans heart and mind better then any one but god. Do you actually believe the man who gives 30-40% of his disposable income to charity will cut the legs out from under our social safety net? You have no concept of how christianity works I suppose. Global warming and womens health all in one breath. What do you suppose Mr. Romney would have to do to insure an onslaught of back alley abortions? Change the law of the land? I do understand removing tax payer funds from Planned Parenthood. One of the other ‘laws of the land’ states that no tax payer dollars shall be given to any organization whose primary objective is to provide abortions. That does not prevent any liberal from donating to those organizations. Just not the American Tax dollar. You have bought into the public dialogue every dark and scary assumption the democratic reelection campaign has come up with. I do understand the need for most gay men in cities to hold up this president as friendly to gays, however I would point out the end of DADT and his acceptance of gay marraige came along after he began running for office. 3 years ago, when he had a veto proof majority in both houses of congress, nothing was done to insure equal rights for us. nada. zip. nothing. In the end, life in America will go on should Mr. Romney be elected, no gay men will be drafted, nor will they be found on the battle field. Those of us who have served in the military, and do to this day, do not refer to ourselves as ‘gay first’. rather, we are Americans who love members of our own sex. The American bit comes first, always. Lastly, I can only assume you are young, ill-educated, and have no idea what the term ‘kapo’ truely means, however, as a man of german heritage, and one whose family came here just prior to WW2, you stepped way over the line. If every member of your family had been killed for the larger part of 4 generations, perhaps you might understand the horrors that word invokes. those men, who were given the choice of life…living, breathing, eating…or death in unspeakable ways truely had no choice. its was the National Socialists way of killing them while they lived. I would hope you do not toss that horrific word out again. It has no place in America, gay or straight.

  • ScaryRussianHeather


    “Separation of church and state was enshrined in the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.'”

    You are completely inaccurate here.

    It wasn’t until Reynolds v. United States (1879) the Court wrote that a comment in a letter by Thomas Jefferson “may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the [First] Amendment.”

    In Everson v. Board of Education (1947), a decision about paying for busing students to religious schools (versus government schools)….Activist Justice Hugo Black wrote: “In the words of Thomas Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect a wall of separation between church and state.”

    Jefferson once wrote, in a LETTER “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”

    This was/is seized upon to justify activist people insisting it was the ENTIRE basis for demanding NO RELIGION be referenced EVER.

    Obvious THOSE people conveniently accept the first half of the statement and completely ignore the second half “prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.

    That was NOT The point of the founding documents, which were written to prevent a government from forcing one specific religion on people for state related things. And if taxpayers have to pay for busing students to school they should have to pay for busing ALL STUDENTS TO ANY SCHOOLS even religious ones. And certainly finding one LETTER written by ONE GUY should not be the basis for promoting this interpretation.

    Of course, the concept of taxpayers paying for busing students is constitutionally WRONG ANYWAY, and all you constitutional EXPERTS should stop promoting government seizing our assets to promote this Central Planning Big Government “Progressive” takeover anyway.

    I don’t even care about religion but I do care about political hacks pushing agendas that force me to do things that are not part of our country’s original design. Like freaking paying for crap like people’s damn kid’s school buses, breakfast,lunch,dinners and Obamaphones (formerly can be known as Bushphone, Reaganphones et al)

    When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. – Benjamin Franklin

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
    ? Alexis de Tocqueville

    Keep voting for politicians promising free crap, trading your votes for financial freebies and you will be living in tyranny.

  • ScaryRussianHeather


    Wow that’s a very dramatic lecture from the Magic Eight Ball predictions. The GOP will re-institute the draft, too?

    Last time I looked, Charles Rangel was a Democrat. A corrupt one at that. He’s the only one who ever proposed re-instituting a draft. You know our military is voluntary, right?

    And LOL claiming Obama surged the US image popularity contest you Liberals are so worried about winning. Have you watched the news the past week or so? “We are all Osamas, Obama”.

  • DarkZephyr

    @viveutvivas: So his points are invalid?

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