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GOProud Endorses Djou for Congress

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 8:06 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections,GOProud

This comes from the “Bruce Is About A Week Behind In Email” file:

GOProud Endorses Charles Djou (R) in Hawaii’s 1st  Congressional District

 Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director “Charles Djou is a limited government, free market conservative who supports policies that will improve the lives of all of the people of Hawaii, including gays and lesbians.”

 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, GOProud the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, announced their board voted unanimously to endorse Republican Congressional candidate Charles Djou in Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.  “Charles Djou is a limited government, free market conservative who supports policies that will improve the lives of all the people of Hawaii, including gays and lesbians,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud.

GOProud’s Executive Director, along with the Board’s Chairman, met with Djou in Washington last week.  “Charles Djou is an impressive candidate who will make a tremendous member of Congress,” continued LaSalvia.  “Charles opposes Democratic efforts to expand discriminatory government run healthcare, supports lowering taxes on all Americans, supports repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, understands the importance of fighting global extremism and opposes any effort to federalize marriage through a Constitutional amendment.”

“I want to thank GOProud for their endorsement of my campaign for Congress,” said Djou.  “I want to be a Congressman all of the people of Hawaii – including gays and lesbians – can be proud of.” 

Djou faces two Democrats in the vote by mail special election which begins on April 30th and concludes on May 22nd.  This election will fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. Neal Abercrombie (D-HI).

If you’d like to help Charles Djou get elected to Congress, and help break the Socialist Democrats’ control of America  — feel free to donate!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Calling All Cars! Calling All Cars!

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:59 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: Blogging

Wow. I’m showing my age with that headline. That’s the old way that police dispatchers used to radio the cars on the streets in the event of a major crime.  Think James Cagney movie.  No, young people, he’s no relation to Cagney & Lacey. 

Oh, well.. they were female detectives on CBS. 

Oh… CBS… you see that was a broadcast network that was popular once.

But I digress.  I’m looking for one or two volunteers to help with the blog.  My biggest need right now is a researcher.  Someone who can follow up on leads and do research for blog posts both for me here at GayPatriot and over at BigJournalism.com.

My second request — someone with knowledge of video graphics & editing.

The pay will be the same as Dan, Nick and I get — the pleasure of our creativity being acknowledged.  (Actually, since 2004, I’ve experienced a net loss in pay writing at GayPatriot!  Ah well…)

Any takers?  Please email me:  bruce@gaypatriot.org

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Americans’ Negative View of Obama’s New Kind of (Chicago) Politics

Both Instapundit and the Washington Examiner link today what is perhaps the most important poll in the aftermath of the health care vote. And our critics’ hope for a changing views of Obamacare, notwithstanding, this doesn’t look particularly good for the Democrats. In fact, it looks downright bad.

From Byron York, commenting on the latter web-site:

The poll asked, “Regardless of whether you favored or opposed the health care legislation Congress passed this past week, do you think the methods the Democratic leaders in Congress used to get enough votes to pass this legislation were an abuse of power or were an appropriate use of power by the party that controls the majority in Congress?” The results: 53 percent say the Democrats’ methods were an abuse of power, while 40 percent say they were appropriate.

Breaking down the results by party, 86 percent of Republicans say the Democrats abused their power, while 58 percent of independents agree. Nineteen percent of Democrats say their own leaders abused their power, while 70 percent say Democratic methods were appropriate.

That ain’t the only thing Gallup found.  According to Greg Sargent (H/t Glenn):  “more Americans blame Democrats than Republicans or conservatives for the rash of violence that greeted the passage of the reform law.”  Guess Barney’s bellyaching did cause the movement in public opinion the unhappy Democrat expected.

York adds, “The new numbers suggest that the public remains troubled by the tactics used to pass the unpopular health care measure.”  Guess we just don’t like Chicago-style politics, not matter how they’re dressed up.

You’re Not Going To Like This…

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 1:57 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: Free Speech

Fred Phelps can go to hell. He’s likely the most vile person living currently in the United States and his presence here is an embarrassment. Likewise, the celebrity bestowed upon him by the media gives him much more status than he deserves. His rantings and anti-homosexual, anti-American, anti-taste shenanigans are anathema to everything any decent American believes.

That is why he should win in the US Supreme Court when the suit brought against him by Albert Snyder makes its way to them.

(The background on the story is all over the Web and cable news, so I won’t belabor it.)

It’s exactly the disgusting nature of his comments that demand the defense of the First Amendment. In an era when the President of the United States uses the drama of his State of the Union Address to attack and lie about the Supreme Court for upholding our right to speak (and publish books) about candidates running to (allegedly) represent us in government, it is incumbent on us as Americans to defend all political speech, ESPECIALLY that with which we disagree. Without that, our First Amendment means nothing.

That said, the premature ruling that Snyder pay the lawyer fees for this troglodyte is asinine. I’m glad to see many people stepping up to assist Snyder so he doesn’t face the $17,000 bill he can’t afford. Frankly, though, I believe he should drop his case, lest the unintended consequences result in a further abridgement of our right to free speech.

Now… Let The Flaming Begin!

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, hunkered down at TML)

UPDATE: P.S., I know this is very controversial and perhaps even inflammatory. This is my opinion, and doesn’t necessarily reflect Bruce’s or Dan’s view.

Fiorina Supporter Tom Coburn Backs Marco Rubio

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:57 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections

Having long since found a Senate candidate in California, my gal Carly Fiorina, every conservative’s favorite Senator Dr. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma!) has now found a candidate in Florida: that good man “is endorsing Marco Rubio“:

“From the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to the ‘Woodstock Museum,’ I’ve fought all kinds of wasteful spending throughout my career. But in my lifetime, I’ve never seen as wasteful a spending project as the failed $787 billion stimulus bill that Marco’s opponents supported. I have full confidence Marco will stand against costly disasters like the stimulus bill and government-run health care,” Dr. Coburn said.

And it looks like the Oklahoma Republican will soon have a candidate to back in the Evergreen State.   A county Republican leader in Washington State reports that the man who won that state’s governor’s race in 2004 (until ballots were suddenly found in heavily Democratic King County) is expected to announce against Patty Murray:

[Dino] Rossi was in Washington, D.C., last week meeting with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and also visiting with Republican senators who want to win back a few seats from the Democrats.

With RealClearPolitics having recently moved the California Senate race into the Tossup category, Rossi’s announcement should also cause similar movement for the Washington State race, especially given the Republican’s lead in a recent matchup.

If the Republicans, as did the Democrats in ’08, run the tables on the close Senate races, we’re looking at a 10-seat GOP gain — and that’s not including Wisconsin or the Gillibrand seat in New York.

I Hate His Hair, But Nick Gillespie Is Right Again

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 12:38 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: Big Government Follies

Keeping in theme with my recent post about how Reason can save Cleveland, here’s another excellent video by Nick Gillespie(who looks WAAAY too much like someone we’d rather forget) and the folks over there on the rising of the public sector:

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

Did Barney “Differentiate” Himself from these folks?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:22 pm - March 31, 2010.
Filed under: Bush-hatred,Democrats & Double Standards

If not, then, by his standards, we can safely deem them representative of the Democratic Party:

(H/t: Instapundit.)

But, Jim, by Barney’s Standards they do

Over at Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft headlines a post, Oh Brother. Alan Colmes Says Code Pink Radicals Do Not Represent the Left.

Now, remember, how Barney lectured us Republicans on our need to “differentiate” ourselves from “from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.

Well, since neither Barney nor any senior representative of his party has differentiated himself from Code Pink’s latest antics, we can safely assume, given the standards to which the mean-spirited man from Massachusetts holds Republicans that he must also hold his party and their ideological confreres to that very standard.  Therefore, Alan Colmes is wrong.  We haven’t seen any prominent liberals differentiating themselves from Code Pink’s interruption of Karl Rove’s talk in Beverly Hills, therefore it’s safe to say that Code Pink does represent the left.

Comment of the Day Week Month Year

JervisTetch writes:

Cheney is undoubtedly the most pro-gay VP of all-time. Why? The answer is simple, silly: he’s the most anti-terrorist president of all-time.

We too wish that great and good man was president, Jervis.  🙂

In standing up against terrorism, Cheney was standing up for a lot of gay men and lesbians — and not just his daughter.