Friday, November 30, 2007


This article just appeared, and it deals with Gay Republicans trashing Mitt Romney. Unless the recent revelations concerning Giuliani gain considerably more traction, Romney is sure to lose the nomination but, as I've said for the past year and a half, I believe Giuliani will be the next President of the U.S.

This is a frightening prospect for me, but so would Clinton's election to that office be frightening to me. As far as I'm concerned, the only person of substance, and the only person, besides Mike Gravel who, unfortunately, is not a household name, who truly favors and vocally supports full and equal civil rights for LGBT people, and is not a two bit political hack, is Dennis Kucinich, and it is a testament to the obtuseness of all Americans, particularly LGBT Americans, that they have not strongly supported his candidacy, and have relegated him to an "also ran."

He doesn't deserve that kind of treatment from those whom he supports, and for whose sake he staked his political future! Frankly, I seriously question many, if not most, LGBT people's commitment to full and equal civil rights!

I'm taking this opportunity to reprint a post I made on my blog and on Pam's House Blend last May entitled, "The Pathology of the Gay Conservative," that I think is appropriate in this context.

The post is here.
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genevieve said...

This is an important election coming up. It is important to know the issues and discuss them, see where the candidates stack up and know what they positions and voting records are.

I am a transgender person who interested in many other issues besides trans issues. Voting for someone to keep someone else out is not thoughtful or shows insight about what is at stake.

The advice I give is to vote for the person you believe will best represent the country.

Jerry Maneker said...

I agree, Genevieve. It seems to me that the person who can best represent the whole country is not a political hack who will say whatever it takes to get elected to office, but someone who seems to really believe in what he/she is saying. As far as I can tell, Kucinich (and Gravel) is the only person who deserves all of our votes if we are truly progressive; want to change the course of this country politically, economically, and justice wise; want to have full and equal rights for LGBT people. As I wrote, the fact that the LGBT community hasn't come together and push for his nomination, speaks poorly for their desire to acquire full and equal civil rights; shows their obtuseness regarding what is at stake in this election; shows betrayal of the candidate who is fully behind the acquisition of full and equal civil rights for LGBT people.