February’s ‘Whistleblower’ is a Convenient Guide to Lies, Gay-Bashing, and Distortions Surrounding ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Whistleblower

WorldNetDaily founder Joseph Farah has published the February issue of his side project Whistleblower, which is a contains all the lies and distortions about 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal in one tidy edition.

And it has the proud endorsement of several bigoted veterans.

Check it out online here.

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GOPer Pawlenty engages in political gay-bashing on hate group radio show

Alvin McEwen from Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters sent this news about prospective GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty jumping on the gay bashing bandwagon while on the radio show of the designated hate group American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. Pawlenty uttered all the usual anti-gay talking points. And, he also said he’d reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. You know, because only 80% of the American people support ending that policy. Right Wing Watch got it on video:

Alvin provided some context and excellent commentary:

As we all know, the AFA has been called an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and mostly because of comments made by [AFA's Bryan] Fischer.

However Pawlenty was only interested in playing nice with Fischer, even to the point of talking positively of reinstating Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:

Bryan, I have been a public and repeat supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. There’s a lot of reasons for that, but if you look at how the combat commanders and the combat units feel about it, the results of those kinds of surveys were different than the ones that were mostly reported in the newspaper and that is something I think we need to pay attention to. But I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and I would support reinstating it as well.

Now why a prospective presidential candidate would grace a program from someone who voices such awful opinions is beyond me. Let’s be clear about something – if Fischer’s comments had been racist or anti-Semitic, Pawlenty wouldn’t have dared to come on his program.

But since they pertaining to the lgbt community, some folks may think that these comments and Pawlenty’s appearance on the program of the person making then are both okay.

And it’s par for the course for Pawlenty.

And, it will be par for the course for most of the GOP presidential candidates — except Fred Karger — as the campaign unfolds.




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For Iowa’s House GOP, legislative gay-bashing is top priority

Des Moines Register took a look at what issues will be hot, warm and cold in the upcoming session of the Iowa legislature. Same-sex marriage rates a “warm” — meaning “One chamber likely to approve it, but not enough enthusiasm yet in both chambers to make passage likely.”

Here’s the analysis:

Expect fiery rhetoric as Republicans call for the Legislature to begin the multiyear process that would lead to a statewide vote on same-sex marriage. The House will pass such a resolution “sooner rather than later,” said House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, the Republican who decides when votes take place. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat, has vowed to block a Senate vote on the grounds that discrimination doesn’t belong in the Iowa Constitution. Opponents of same-sex marriage, such as Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Indianola, hope to force a vote to suspend Senate rules and ask lawmakers to override Gronstal. It’s not known whether such parliamentary maneuvering would succeed, or, if a vote is taken, whether enough Democrats from conservative districts would join Republicans for approval.

That same Linda Upmeyer also hypocritically told the Register that the GOP leaders were going to focus on jobs:

Leaders of both parties will struggle to keep lawmakers’ attention on helping unemployed Iowans.

“We told the people of Iowa that we were going to focus on jobs and the economy. We’re going to do that,” said House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, R-Garner.

Politicians always speak out of both sides of their mouth. One usually doesn’t see it in the same article. But, that’s what Upmeyer did. She said the focus was on jobs — with that one big caveat: Legislative gay-bashing is really a top priority.

Senate Democrats want to stay focused on jobs:

With a slim edge in the Iowa Senate, Democrats intend to keep up the “we’re focused on jobs” mantra to avoid the social issues if they can. But certain bills could be used as bargaining chips to preserve Democrat-treasured programs such as state-funded preschool and health care for children.

How sick is that? The GOPers could use health care for kids as a bargaining chip. Wow.




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