Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Mitt Romney’s Gay Problem

Is anyone else having a lot of fun watching Mitt Romney prove to the religious right that he really does hate gays as much as them? A few weeks ago it came out that he actually ran a campaign where he claimed to be more pro-gay than Ted Kennedy, and ever since then he’s been frantically trying to convince them that he really is homophobic, honest. I half expect him to be arrested beating up a gay guy coming out of a bar, smiling to the TV cameras the whole time.

Comments

  1. #1 SharonB
    December 31, 2006

    What a perfect expose of the utter hypocrisy of the Republican Right Wing: whores for votes.

    And of the perfect stupidity of the religious right to be taken in by all of it (and the cynicism of the sociopathic power addicts who lead them).

  2. #2 jba
    December 31, 2006

    With any luck this will keep him from running for president. Not that I think he would get elected… but still.

  3. #3 Mike the Mad Biologist
    December 31, 2006

    Yes. I am. And I hope they nominate him too…

  4. #4 Ron
    December 31, 2006

    I had to put up with his term as Gov here in MA. All through the election he went on and on about being a pragmatic salesman for MA and then 5 minutes after the election he is running around the country saying what freaks we are in MA. grrrrrrr. I dont expect him to win the primary, there is just too much documentation of his being tolerant. We know that the republican party feels about tolerance…they cant tolerate it.

  5. #5 Brian X
    January 1, 2007

    The only thing I liked about Romney as a governor was that he had more integrity than most. That isn’t saying much though — he’s a businessman more than a politician, and it shows. Budget cuts really do require finesse, but he did them with a machete, and ticked off enough people that incoming governor Deval “The Human Fog Machine” Patrick is already working on reversing them. And a lot of people in Massachusetts are very, very annoyed with him for slagging his own state (he was recently rumored to have said that if he’d known he was going into politics, he would have stayed in Michigan).

    And the funny part? His Lieutenant Governor, Kerry Healey, could easily have been voted down just by association. But she lost on her own merits with a campaign that looked like it was put together by Lee Atwater and Forrest Gump. (That might have been part of the reason nobody could pin Patrick down on much of anything — the main campaign issue come election day was the sheer viciousness of Healey’s campaign…)

  6. #6 Jeremy Pierce
    January 1, 2007

    I don’t see how anything he’s said has anything to do with hating gays. It’s clear that Mitt Romney does not hate gays, and so his long-standing opposition to gay marriage (which has been around since before he ran for Senate over ten years ago) is clear evidence that someone who does not hate gays can still oppose gay marriage. He’s made it clear that he’s opposed to discrimination against gays in terms of anything substantial that the government provides, including military service, employment, hospital visitation, health insurance, adoption, and so on. He does believe that homosexuality is a perversion and that marriage should be reserved for opposite-sex couples, but that very clearly is consistent with not hating gays, and it’s not something he’s just recently begun saying either.

  7. #7 raj
    January 2, 2007

    Jeremy Pierce | January 1, 2007 03:56 PM

    He (Romney) does believe that homosexuality is a perversion and that marriage should be reserved for opposite-sex couples, but that very clearly is consistent with not hating gays…

    It strikes me that suggesting that referring to someone as a pervert is not an expression of hate is sophistry, pure and simple.

    One might quibble over whether advocating discrimination without a rational basis is an expression of hate–I believe it is–but not referring to someone as being a pervert.

  8. #8 Organic Chemistry Help
    May 16, 2007

    Republicans are so stupid. We are really the moral high ground here.

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