This came to Dan and I last night from a reader who has been hostile to us since GayPatriot was born:
I am rather puzzled by the amount of outrage. I would not have minded if the youtube questioners from the democratic version were Republicans. Or even republican plants for that matter. I have heard [Gen.] Kerr speak in person, he also works with SLDN, and he seems like a decent guy.
What alternative exactly would you propose? That questions can only be asked of Republican candidates by loyal Republican questioners? We are electing the President of the United States, not the President of the GOP. So long as the questions asked were fair and were not biased in of themselves I really don’t think you have much to complain about. If you can provide examples to the contrary please do so. CNN should
have vetted better though.
Besides which, as a general principle I think its better that candidates answer questions from hostile audiences. The answers they give are usually much more illuminating of a candidates views than the organized PR pablum that campaign stops are.
And now Bruce apparently wants to excommunicate Kerr from Log Cabin or the GOP or both.,. Its never much of a surprise anymore how swiftly Bruce turns on someone once they doesn’t pass his particular idealogical fatwa. Kerr republicanism doesn’t fit Bruce’s idea of ideological purity. But Bruce’s idea of a GOP Big Tent is increasingly looking about the size of a handkerchief.
Never mind that Kerr spoke only about DADT and that as a retired General he has more practical knowledge of DADT than Bruce ever will. Next thing you know Bruce will be trying to send people to jail for naming their
teddy bears Hillary. I should send him a Hillary Care Bear. That ought to give him some doozy nightmares.
You are so tunnel-visioned and clueless…
I could care less if Democrats questioned Republicans and vice versa. It is probably a good thing.
But in the DEMOCRAT YouTube debate… all of the questioners reinforced the Democrat/liberal point of view…. they were affirmations.
In the GOP YouTube debate… they were planted Democratic party operatives, sympathizers and volunteers and were not identified as such…. and were challenging the candidates, not affirming their positions as in the Democrat debate.
[Critic’s Name Withheld] — I know you can’t possibly understand this… but it is a question of simple fairness and fair play.
YOU think the news operations of NYT CNN MSNBC NBC ABC etc, etc are NOT tainted in their reporting with a liberal perspective. The CNN/YouTube debate put the truth to that lie in your head. But you are too myopic to see it.
Do you really think the Stonewall Democrats would allow a person on the steering committee of Mitt Romney to stay affiliated with their DEMOCRAT political organization?
If you do, you are not only clueless, myopic, partisan and ignorant…. you are insane and a danger to yourself.
Dan is welcome to add his response…. I didn’t feel it was appropriate for me to post it.
One editorial side note on my part…. is Kerr’s conduct of withholding information, being a plant, and supporting Clinton & Kerry while being a member of Log Cabin (Republicans) consistent with the ethics & values he learned in the US military? Or did coming out as a gay man somehow trash all of that teaching about respect, honor and dignity?
Finally, GP Community Terms of Conduct are null and void when emails are sent to me directly…. in this particular case by an individual I’ve repeatedly asked to stop emailing me. Just so ya know.