Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Gay replaced by anti-gay

Ken Mehlman's out as RNC chair, and Mel Martinez is in. The Advocate had this to say about him:
- He scored a 0 on the Human Rights Campaign 2006 scorecard measuring support for equality and fairness in the 109th Congress.
- He is an ardent supporter and cosponsor of the antigay Federal Marriage Amendment.
- Martinez has been on the record opposing Republican senator John McCain’s states' rights stance on the marriage issue, saying, “It isn't good enough to say, 'Leave it up to the states. If we leave it up to the states, we will see the erosion of marriage that we've seen by activist courts, which we otherwise will not see if we protect the institution of marriage at the federal level.”
- He attacked his 2004 Republican primary opponent for supporting hate-crimes legislation, accusing him of catering to the “radical homosexual lobby.”
- He ran a 2004 campaign that was so antigay and divisive that Florida governor Jeb Bush called on him to stop the attacks. As a result of his tactics, the St. Petersburg Times revoked its endorsement after Menendez sent a mailer against his opponent calling him “the new darling of the homosexual extremists.”

The pro-gay GOP days are over now that the gay godfather is out, and the Republicans can do what they do best: demonize the gays and do jack taco in Congress.

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