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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Gay Bashng?

That's the excuse Newt has come up with when asked why the House didn't act promptly once they knew about Foley's fondness of young boys.

They'd be accused of "gay bashing". What an incredibly bigoted statement. Only the extremists on the right equate homosexuality with pedophilia. Most of us know better.

In other news, she who shall not be named has weighed in claiming the House must not have known about it. If they had, they wouldn't have released it so close to the election. Idiot. They didn't release it, it was uncovered by the media.

And Britt Hume has put his typical spin on the news, again equating homosexuality with pedophilia by comparing Foley and Barney Frank. (And to Bill Clinton as well). He claims the Republicans are the party of moral values because they acted promptly against one of their own. A year is prompt? By their calendar, I suppose.

Both the Frank and Clinton transgressions involved consenting adults so far as I know. They may have been stupid and even "wrong". They were not committed against minors.

How long would they have waited I wonder had the media not broken the story.

Until after the elections, at least.

All from Media Matters.

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7 Comments:

  • At Sunday, October 01, 2006 6:30:00 PM , Blogger Kris said...

    I watched Britt Hume make an ass out of himself this morning! He appeared as if he was going to cry, whenever anyone disagreed with him!

     
  • At Sunday, October 01, 2006 7:31:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    this needs to be all over- bringing home the hypocrisy of the 'party of family values.' it needs to be hammered home that this is not homosexuality- it is power invoked pedophilia- aka rape. while it may or may not have been physical- it was very much child abuse. he needs to be tarred and feathered and his face plastered among school districts just the same as anyone else.

     
  • At Sunday, October 01, 2006 7:56:00 PM , Blogger SheaNC said...

    One thing that jumps out at me regarding this is how the repukes are trying to re-frame this as a gay issue, as if homosexuality were the crime, instead of pedophilia. That says a lot about how they think - they're perfectly happy to protect child molesters, but god forbid one of their own protected perverts might turn out to be gay, too.

    I hate to lower myself to the republicans levels, but sometimes I wish someone would "swiftboat" the repukes with a media deluge about the incredible number of sexual deviants, hypocrites, and downright sick perverts in their ranks. Combine that with the comparison of who fought for their country and who is a hypocritical chickenhawk, and the peoples' hearts would be won. Even the holy-rollers couldn't stomach that... could they?

     
  • At Sunday, October 01, 2006 9:22:00 PM , Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

    What would "they" rather have us talking about, a month before election day: ONE Republican who's a pervert.....or a President who won't obey the law, and who gets us mired more deeply in Vietnam Duece, daily?

    D-i-v-e-r-s-i-o-n, folks. Sick, rotten, perverted.....and used by Karl Rove.

     
  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 12:05:00 AM , Blogger Lavender Dawn said...

    they are all in it for the power and prestige. it has nothing to do with morals. and morals by whose standards? in some countries it is immoral for a woman to reveal any part of her body.

    oh well whatever nevermind

     
  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 12:45:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    Future, etc.

    I hear you but I think we can talk about both. I'm sure there are Democrats guilty of the same practices but we don't trumpet "family values" while practicing pedophilia. They do and it's important to keep saying the word hypocrite over and over.

     
  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 5:08:00 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    haha, I had to laugh about your idiot remark re. 'she who must not be named'. Man, if you want easy employment working on tv, the formula is pretty simple to get on Fox isn't it? Personally, I'd love to be on the writers team of the Daily Show, or the Colbert show for that matter, but..that's entirely off topic, ehem..
    Ingrid

     

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