Mitt Romney, in a prerecorded message for the Values Voter Summit:
"We will uphold the sanctity of life, not abandon or ignore it. And we will defend marriage, not try to redefine it. We need a President who understands that we will not have a strong economy unless we have strong communities and strong families. This isn’t conjecture or some quaint belief, it’s evidenced by a Brookings Institution study that Rick Santorum brought to my attention some time ago. For those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and wait until they’re 21 until they marry and then have their first child, the probability that they will be poor is 2 percent, but if those things are absent, the probability of becoming poor is 76 percent. In short, culture matters, and as President, I’ll protect our culture and preserve the values of hard work, personal responsibility, family, and faith."
So, what he’s saying is “Women? I’ll be telling you what you can and cannot do, and Gays? You will never have marriage equality in this country. And Rich Folk? I got your back.”
President Barack Obama, on Mittsy's many gaffes of late:
"What people want to know, though, is you're not writing off a big chunk of the country. This is a big country. And people disagree a lot but, one thing I’ve never tried to do and I think none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic....There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims. There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something....We’ve got some obligations to each other, and there’s nothing wrong with us giving each other a helping hand so that that single mom’s kid, even after all the work she’s done, can afford to go to college.”
While he wants to help those 47%, Mittsy doesn’t want to be bothered.
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, The View’s resident wingnut, as always, beating the GOP drum and agreeing with Mittsy:
"I also think there's a general feeling that with more and more people becoming dependent on government that by next July we could perhaps be celebrating "Dependence Day" and not "Independence Day" in this nation."
Hasselbeck, who never met a Republican for whom she wouldn’t goosestep—remember her rabid adoration for Mama Grizzly Bore™--spewing doom and gloom for the country, because that’s how the GOP likes it: fear-based voting.
Reichen Lehmkuhl, realty show famewhore, on the demise of Logo’s The A-List:
"As much as I will miss the illustrious and fabulous life of an 'A-list reality star,' being public, being subject to the small but progressive, loud and proud, 'gay hate and take down other gays' judgment machine, and being the target of gossip from the flawless corps of amazingly accomplished, secure, sassy, role model bloggers—and don't forget the very brave commenters on those blog stories; all winners—of the gay media hate-o-sphere... the dignity department of my soul tells me that it's time for a new direction. I will, of course, also miss having the few worst moments of my life put on screen each week, with all 900 recorded hours of my best, positive, happy, benevolent, successful, charitable, fun, and loving moments vanishing, hidden as if they didn't exist, and swiftly deleted from any sort of public view whatsoever."
Funny, he takes to the media to complain about his treatment in the media, which he sought, and fought for, and probably used to pay for his Grindr account.
Rupert Everett, who once said gay actors should stay closeted, rearing his ugly head again:
"[My mother] thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her. I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads. Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion. I’m not speaking on behalf of the gay community. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m part of any 'community.' The only community I belong to is humanity and we’ve got too many children on the planet, so it’s good not to have more."
So, children of single parents are just so unlucky and sad? Divorced parents should give their children to two-parent, opposite-sex couples? And so should a parent whose spouse has died?
You say you belong to the community of humanity, and yet you denigrate parts of that community regularly.
You should sit down unlike Madonna needs another gay stereotype for a movie.
Louise Pratt, Australian Labor Senator, who has a transgender partner, on the need for marriage equality:
"I am one of those hundreds of thousands of Australian citizens who knows that the laws of our nation hold our capacity for love and for commitment to be lesser because of the gender of our partner...One of hundreds of thousands of Australian citizens who knows that the laws of our nation say we are less deserving of rights, respect and recognition. We know that those ideas are not true and that the laws that reinforce them are not right. This debate has a personal impact for me...I think it is one of the bitterest, bitterest ironies of this debate that historically gay people have been stigmatized as promiscuous and immoral while being denied by the law the right to demonstrate the importance and consistency of their relationships in the way that any other Australian can. Think about that."
Equality isn’t much to ask for, and yet many people just don’t get it.
Barney Frank, on Mittsy’s foot-in-mouth issues:
"Mitt Romney’s attack on the moral character of disabled veterans, elderly and disabled Social Security recipients, and hard-working Americans in low-wage jobs because they do not pay income taxes is especially galling given the great energy he has put into evading income taxes on his very high income. Many of those whom Mr. Romney impugns pay a significant portion of their income in payroll taxes which support Social Security and Medicare. And until Mr. Romney stops hiding his own tax records, we can speculate that those people pay a higher percentage of their income in these taxes than Mr. Romney does on his foreign accounts, tax shelters, and other evasive devices. What Mr. Romney has done is to make clear – although he had not intended to be so public about it – the philosophical rationale behind efforts of the Romney-Ryan ticket to weaken the Social Security and Medicare safety nets."
Mittsy has one agenda, and he’s had it his whole life: make Mittsy rich.
And that’s what he’d do if he was ever elected president.
Ozzie Guillen, Miami Marlins manager, on Toronto Blue Jay’s Yunel Escobar’s three game suspension for a homophobic slur:
"I think he just did it for fun. I know he didn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings. Nobody is that stupid. In my house, we call (each other) that word every 20 seconds. I've got three kids. For us, it's like 'What's up, bro? What's up, dude?' It's how you say it and to who you say it. But that's our country. We have to respect this country. Sometimes for us it's funny, for other people it's not."
Ozzie? You’re an idiot. Even after your own troubles--you called a reporter a 'fag'--you still don't get that it isn't right.
Saying What’s up, fag is not family friendly, unless your family is the Westboro Baptist Church. I hope your children grow up top love their father, but understand that he is a complete moron.
Well I, for one, will not stand for it.
Chris Kluwe, football player, LGBT ally, my newest hero:
"Every time you propagate the message that being gay is to be less than human, that same sex marriage cannot be as filled with love and laughter and tears as heterosexual marriage, that gays don’t deserve to pass a legacy on to their family, you quicken that howling storm and sweep away a tiny bit more humanity from the world, drive one more child to contemplating the cold razor’s bite, or the yawning abyss of the overdose because they simply cannot deal with the unceasing assault upon their psyche.
Well I, for one, will not stand for it.
I will not stand for a world that demeans those it finds ‘different’ or ‘gross’. I will not stand for an ideology that promotes slavish adherence to a single arbitrary standard, that sacrifices children on the altar of oppression and control. I will not stand for one more RED TINGED MUSHROOM CLOUD second of people thinking that they have the right to live someone else’s life for them, for the complete lack of empathy so often shown in our society. I stand for gay marriage. I stand for the end of segregation. I stand for a woman’s right to vote. I stand for equality under the law, for treating others how I want to be treated, for the fundamental human right to live a happy life free of tyranny. I stand for my children."