Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The LCR, And Its President, Gregory Angelo, Should Take [t]Rump At His Words

So, the other day Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans … Gay Republicans, what an oxymoron … said this about Donald [t]Rump:
“He is one of the best, if not the best, pro-gay Republican candidates to ever run for the presidency. Trump would do no harm on same-sex marriage and has a ‘stand-out position’ on non-discrimination legislation."
Really, Gregory, really? I mean, I’ll take you at your word for a second, but howsabout his ideas to block the internet, his ban on Muslims entering the country, his racist anti-immigration views, his war mongering, his …. Need I go on?

Look, I’m all about the candidate who likes The Gays and wants to aid in our march toward full equality, but Gregory, honey, please, Donald [t]Rump is not that man. And, since you’ve apparently forgotten, let’s take a look back at Donald [t]Rump and his views about Gay.

Appearing on Fox News he said:
"I'm not in favor of gay marriage."
Now, maybe you could say he was just pandering to the Fox news conservative Neanderthal audience, but then he said this on  he said on Fox News.
"I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays and I think it’s great, but I’m not in favor of gay marriage."
And if that’s not enough, Gregory, howsabout the time he compared same-sex marriage to choosing the wrong kind of golf putter:
"It’s like in golf. A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."
And this from a traditional man currently on his third marriage, and yet he doesn’t think gay folks should be able to marry at all:
"I really don't say anything. I'm for traditional marriage."
But, you know, marriage equality is just not his thing, and he apparently doesn’t think about it much:
"It's never been an argument that's been discussed with me very much. People know that it's not my thing one way or the other."
“I just don’t feel good about it. I don’t feel right about it. And I take a lot of heat because I come from New York."
"I think I’m evolving, and I think I’m a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage. I am for traditional marriage, I am for a marriage between a man and a woman."
Well, one man and one woman at least on three separate occasions. But, Gregory, if that doesn’t make you understand that Donald [t]Rump is not a marriage equality guy, howsabout the time he said he wouldn’t even support civil unions:
"No and no.”
And yet that’s an about face, or in Mittsy-Speak, a flip-flop, from an earlier interview in which he said:
"I think it's important for gay couples who are committed to each other to not be hassled when it comes to inheritance, insurance benefits, and other simple everyday rights."
So, which is it, Donald? But that’s not his first flip-flop; back in 2000,  [t]Rump offered this support for amending the Civil Rights Act:
"Amending the Civil Rights Act would grant the same protection to gay people that we give to other Americans—it's only fair."
But eleven years later he changed his mind, or, devolved on the issue.

So, again Gregory Angelo, how can you say this is a man who supports the LGBT community and its causes when his own words tell a completely different story?

Oh, I keep forgetting, you’re a Republican, so making sense isn’t important to you.


the dogs' mother said...

another checkmark in the No Donald column.

Dave R said...

Doesn't Gregory Angelo look a lot like Charles Hamilton? You know? Melanie's brother? The one Scarlet married to spite Ashley Wilkes? Hhhmm, sounds like him.

Professor Chaos said...

If the best thing you can say about your front-runner is that he will "do no harm," maybe it's time to realize you've picked the wrong party.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I have never, NEVER, 'gotten' the idea of Log Cabin Republicans. I've tried at times to understand and be respectful, but have had a difficult time of it. This, however, does it for me. Donald Trump has not one single quality that makes him presidential material. Whatever your political stripes. For anyone to support him shows an unbelievable level of ignorance.... OH SHIT!!! I just deleted about another 300 words. I preaching to the choir here. Un-fucking-believable. Log Cabin Republicans? The gloves are off. You will get no respect from me ever again.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I have just been told by a friend who has a friend who met D'Chump while working for NBC. D'Strumpet is apparently charming, intelligent and knows what he is talking about.....was she talking to his stunt double?

Michael Dodd said...

As the Simon and Garfunkel song says, "Still, a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest."