In a previous post, I noted how that (D) after a candidate’s name renders him “immune to criticism from gay political organizations.” Well, it seems that an (R) after a candidate’s name opens her up to censure, misrepresentation and ridicule from Joe Solmonese, the president of the largest such organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
This is a guy who invites a man with a record of vicious anti-Republican rhetoric onto his radio show to discuss the Republican National Convention. And now he calls the Republican vice presidential nominee “Caribou Barbie” (about 8 minutes into the second video).
Can you imagine the reaction if the head of conservative organization had said something similarly demeaning about a Democratic woman at a major event? Solmonese made this comment at HRC’s Annual National Dinner this past weekend.
His speech was full of other such mean-spirited barbs against Republicans. It’s clear that Solmonese is a Democratic partisan first and foremost.
It’s time that our community recognize HRC for what it is and call out its president for his narrow partisanship. Under Solmonese, HRC has become little more than a gay auxiliary of the Democratic National Committee.