Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain Uses Robo Calls To Gay-Bait in Florida

Same song different singer. John McCain is using a robo-call to pull a gay-baiting trick on Romney in Florida. It’s the same kind of tactic that was used to torpedo McCain in his last run for the White House.

The call goes like this:

"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."

That line “Special Rights” is the code word used by the Republicans whenever they want to target the GLBT community. They figure that any rights awarded to gays or lesbians must be “special” and therefore worthy of contempt. IN the GOP vernacular, only rights that are given to citizens of heterosexual orientation are human rights. Anyone else is asking them to bend the rules.

This is the old tyranny of the “norm” that permeates GOP thinking. If you vary from what they consider the normal state for human beings, that is white, Christian and heterosexual, then you are “abnormal”. It is an old illusion and it’s time to stop it in its tracks. That McCain is using this kind of crap is proof that he is wrong for America and very wrong for GLBT Americans.

I sincerely hope the Republican voters of Florida can see through this crude and bigoted attempt. But then again, if they did, they might decide to vote Democratic!

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