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Another Gay Hillary Supporter Against Obama

It seems now that not a day goes past without my learning of yet another gay Hillary Supporter ill at ease with his party’s presumptive presidential nominee. This trend of gay Democrats opposed to Obama seems has become a national phenomenon.

A reader just alerted me to a Washington Blade article reporting that one of the organizers of the grassroots anti-Obama group Party Unity, My Ass is a gay man.

Will Bower, a D.C.-based a Huffington Post columnist “who strongly supported Sen. Hillary Clinton during the primary and remains a registered Democrat” believes “Barack Obama is an anti-democratically chosen candidate.” Like many disgruntled Democrats, he is currently “planning to vote for McCain.”

May this trend continue. And given Obama’s recent arrogant antics, it looks like it will.

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  1. The Obamination has been trying to pre-empt all criticism – of this and other kinds – by implying that anyone who would criticize or not support him must be a Rethuglican “racist”.

    I hope 51% of the American people aren’t stupid enough to fall for that.But as I’ve said before, if they are, oh well – it’s out of my hands.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 24, 2008 @ 9:12 pm - June 24, 2008

  2. Every democrat I know is voting for McCain. It seems that the media refuses to accept the multitude defecting.

    We supported Hillary Clinton, because she was the best candidate. Pundits think we’re sore losers and we’ll come back to the fold.

    I’d rather have a war hero, who loves this country than a radical fool who has a questionable background and friends.

    Comment by Kbentleyis — June 24, 2008 @ 9:17 pm - June 24, 2008

  3. ILC – just think how awful the next four (or, God help us, eight) years of will be when every freakin policy dispute or debate is framed in racial terms.

    “Responding to the GOP effort to add “fish” to the list of agricultural commodities (26 USC Sub A Ch 2 § 1402 ), a White House spokesperson charged Sen. Leghorn(R) with disrespecting the President because of his skin color”

    And just think of Michelle as First Lady.

    Comment by Robert — June 24, 2008 @ 10:36 pm - June 24, 2008

  4. I don’t have to think of it. We’ve already seen what it looks like.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — June 25, 2008 @ 12:53 am - June 25, 2008

  5. 1: Well, people were stupid enough to fall for George Bush, so anything can happen, can’t it?

    I’m wondering how these folks will plan to vote if Hillary Clinton is made the VP running mate…..

    Comment by Kevin — June 25, 2008 @ 6:46 am - June 25, 2008

  6. I know if Hillary Clinton is VP, I can suck it up and vote for that ticket..and its not really going to matter in the end. Even if some dems defect, which is what usually happens, the Obama campaign is not really worried about it. They can make up any defections, or this is the hope, with increased turn outs of African Americans and Youth voters.

    Hillary Clinton on the ticket just unites or keeps from election altering defections by women, not to mention would be the best VP canidate of all… Obama has already begun to make up ground with women with Hillary’s endorsement and it will continue once they begin to campaign together.

    McCain seems to have his own base problems and he will needs to fix those by the convention if he hopes to win.

    Comment by darkeyedresolve — June 25, 2008 @ 11:07 am - June 25, 2008

  7. Isn’t it great how anecdotal evidence can confirm anything you want to be true?!

    Comment by Erik — June 25, 2008 @ 4:44 pm - June 25, 2008

  8. I”ve been following this Hillary-supporter-now-McCain-suppoter since it started and it seems pretty wide.

    What comes down to is this:

    They think Obama is completely unqualified to be President. They think he and folks at DNC thuggishly got him coroneted. That Obama hates America and is a liar. And would be a disaster as President.

    Everything that I think too. I think Hillary should be McCains running mate. And this is from someone (me) who cant stand Hillary.

    Comment by Vince P — June 25, 2008 @ 8:56 pm - June 25, 2008

  9. This website seems to be the central clearinghouse for all Dem groups who oppose Obama

    http://www.justsaynodeal.com/

    Comment by Vince P — June 25, 2008 @ 8:57 pm - June 25, 2008

  10. This is from something called gay wired:
    http://www.gaywired.com/PrintFriendly.cfm?ID=19266

    According to a recent report from Keen News Service, gay Republican voters helped George W. Bush win Florida in 2000. Exit polls showed 44,723 gay-identified voters cast their ballots for Bush in Florida that year when only a razor-thin margin separated him and Democrat Al Gore.

    That same year, while exit polls across the country found about one in four gay-identified voters cast their votes for the Republican, the gay voting block was big enough to help Gore win Wisconsin, according to Keen.

    With the Log Cabin Republicans already on track to endorse McCain this year, the Obama campaign must hope to match if not improve upon on Gore’s performance with the LGBT community in 2000.

    Further, as he seeks to consolidate the support of gay and lesbian voters, Barack Obama must also address an unprecedented rift in the Democratic Party that has spawned a grassroots effort to rally support around Sen. John McCain among some Democratic constituencies.

    Over the weekend, following Sen. Clinton’s concession speech, a number of online blogs, websites and PACs joined forces and formed http://www.JustSayNoDeal.com, a coalition of Democrats bound by a singular desire to defeat Obama in the general election.

    A collective of defiant former Clinton supporters calling themselves names like PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) PAC, NoWeWont.org, DONE (Democrats Over Nominating Elitists) and ObamaWTF.com, JustSayNoDeal claims to have millions of supporters (though the number cannot be verified) and it’s representatives have begun making the rounds on conservative chatfests like Hannity & Colmes.

    Comment by Vince P — June 25, 2008 @ 9:04 pm - June 25, 2008

  11. I know. If your friends are doing it or you see it on TV, it’s gotta be widespread. Polls like this one (http://rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/california/election_2008_california_presidential_election) be damned! Obama doubling his lead over McCain to 28 points in gay-friendly California? That has gotta be wrong. And those Quinnipac polls from last week showing Obama leading in Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio? All wrong. Not to mention the national polls. They’re worse than the Washington Nationals. Clinton supporters will never vote for a man like Obama who shares 98% of her views. NO! NEVER!

    Comment by Erik — June 26, 2008 @ 3:41 am - June 26, 2008

  12. 1: Well, people were stupid enough to fall for George Bush, so anything can happen, can’t it?

    And if that doesn’t inspire you to vote for Comrade Obama, nothing will. Goes to show he’s COUNTING on the ASSumed stupidity of Americans.

    I’m wondering how these folks will plan to vote if Hillary Clinton is made the VP running mate…..

    Do you really see those two egos working together? C’mon.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 26, 2008 @ 5:08 am - June 26, 2008

  13. As a 110% Hillary supporter, I will hold me nose and vote the dem ticket if she is the VP nominee.

    If she is not on the ticket, I will happily vote for McCain! My finger is ready to click the McCain donate button as soon as Barack The Pied Piper Obama officially announces someone other that Hillary for VP!

    –rd84

    Comment by ReaganDem84 — June 26, 2008 @ 2:34 pm - June 26, 2008

  14. I don’t think that the Hillary supporters will vote for McCain in any larger numbers than all the people (Limbaugh, Dobson, Coulter, et al.) are likely to vote for Obama. Plenty of people mouthed off on both sides and will take it back well before November. It’s only June, after all. Most people will come to their senses and not vote for someone who is against 75-100% of what they believe in. And that goes for both Democrats and Republicans.

    Comment by Houndentenor — June 26, 2008 @ 8:34 pm - June 26, 2008

  15. It’s only June, after all. Most people will come to their senses and not vote for someone who is against 75-100% of what they believe in.

    The issue is larger than just affinity of ideals.. it’s qualifications and basic trustworthiness.

    Obama has neither.

    Comment by Vince P — June 27, 2008 @ 8:40 am - June 27, 2008

  16. Obama is still the inexperienced pop idol he was when I decided to support Hillary. Hillary is not going to be on the ticket. I hope we can send a message to the DNC that they blew it. NOBAMA!

    Comment by Lesley — July 29, 2008 @ 8:59 pm - July 29, 2008

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