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GOProud Unveils Television Advertising Campaign Targeting Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer and Congressional Democrats

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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, unveiled an unprecedented television advertising campaign targeting Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressional Democrats. “For the first time ever a national gay organization is airing a television advertising campaign going after Democrats,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director. “This advertising campaign highlights the embarrassing and arrogant approach of Democratic leaders in Washington, and reminds voters that the record of this Democratic Congress is a dismal one.”

The 30 second spot, entitled “The Real Democrats of Washington, D.C.” will begin airing on Monday in California, Massachusetts, Hawaii and New York.

The spot highlights three Democratic politicians: Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Senator Barbara Boxer of California, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, also of California.

“Barney Frank is an absolute embarrassment,” said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board of Directors. “He represents the worst kind of Washington politician. A man who treats his constituents with contempt, who gleefully acts as an attack dog for radical left-wing special interests, and whose demeanor is more appropriate for a trashy reality show than for the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.”

“Barney’s pal Barbara Boxer not only treats her constituents with contempt, but actually dressed down a United States General during his testimony before the Senate, scolding him for referring to her as ‘m’am’ rather than Senator – a title she says she has ‘worked so hard for,” continued Barron. “The American people deserve better than that type of arrogant behavior from their elected officials.”

“It’s not just the contempt and arrogance from Washington Democrats – it’s the total failure of their policies,” said LaSalvia. “On election night in 2006, Speaker Pelosi crowed about how voters had voted for change by electing Democrats and now we see what that ‘change’ has brought us – out of control debt, runaway spending, and the loss of millions of jobs.”

“This advertising campaign will show the American people what the real Democrats of Washington, D.C. are all about and make it clear, that under Democrats, reality bites,” concluded LaSalvia.

 

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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24 Comments

  1. Great ad

    Comment by PatriotMom — October 22, 2010 @ 8:21 am - October 22, 2010

  2. “For the first time ever a national gay organization is airing a television advertising campaign going after Democrats,” – I believe so. I’m trying to remember an LCR ad that went after Democrats. Umm… still trying…

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — October 22, 2010 @ 9:53 am - October 22, 2010

  3. Not any different than a political ad of old, it could have been made by any one of 100 groups, and shown anywhere in this country — and so what was the point? Since it’s a gay group, shouldn’t they be talking to gay voters? For instance, since Pelosi is in SF and it’ll take a significant number of gay votes to get her out, shouldn’t an ad by a gay group point out clearly that gay people should not vote Democratic? Like: “We gay folks are losing out on Pelosi’s policies too. Be a gay Republican. For your pocketbook.” Now that’s an ad that would make me proud, and smile.

    Comment by Jim Hlavac — October 22, 2010 @ 10:43 am - October 22, 2010

  4. Hmmmm. GOProud is making itself known through this ad. It will hardly convince any gay left winger no matter what the ad says. So, why not show the rest of the voters that there is a GOProud and they stand for sanity?

    I like the ad and I think it does a great job of presenting GOProud. It is a great career move for the organization and sane gays.

    Comment by Heliotrope — October 22, 2010 @ 11:03 am - October 22, 2010

  5. Speaking of Her Speakerness, keep an eye on her GOP challenger, John Dennis. He is definitely making inroads into her campaign:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/GOP-challenges-Pelosi-in-deep-blue-San-Francisco-1293244-105478378.html

    Any SF readers out there who live in Pelousy’s district, please consider a vote for Dennis. Let’s drain the swamp!

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 22, 2010 @ 11:09 am - October 22, 2010

  6. Here she is telling Charlie Rose there’s no way the Republicans will do better than the 30 seats the Democrats picked up in 2006, and she will still be speaker in the next Congress.

    Most sane people think Nancy Pelosi has a better chance of being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue than being speaker next year.

    Comment by V the K — October 22, 2010 @ 11:17 am - October 22, 2010

  7. Most sane people think Nancy Pelosi has a better chance of being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue than being speaker next year.

    BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — October 22, 2010 @ 11:48 am - October 22, 2010

  8. Awesome ad!

    Comment by Leah — October 22, 2010 @ 11:56 am - October 22, 2010

  9. Great stuff! Great job GOProud!

    Most sane people think Nancy Pelosi has a better chance of being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue than being speaker next year.

    Ewww, highly unpleasant imagery….must…not….vomit.

    Comment by American Elephant — October 22, 2010 @ 12:48 pm - October 22, 2010

  10. “Most sane people think Nancy Pelosi has a better chance of being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue than being speaker next year.”

    You mean Rachel Maddow was unavailable?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;-)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — October 22, 2010 @ 2:29 pm - October 22, 2010

  11. GoProud wastes its members’ millions on juvenile name-calling ads against Congressional Democrats, while Congressional Republicans are the reasons for huge deficits, lack of progress on key legislation, & anti-gay laws still in place at federal & state levels.

    Comment by Bob — October 22, 2010 @ 2:59 pm - October 22, 2010

  12. Wake up GoProud !!
    DOMA & DADT are still law & ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) is not yet federal law–BECAUSE OF Congressional Republicans!!
    Gay-teens are being bullied into suicide. Where are Republicans’ messages on bullying? The old slogan, “Silence=Death”, applies now against Republicans who are not taking steps to stop anti-gay bullying.

    Comment by Bob — October 22, 2010 @ 3:01 pm - October 22, 2010

  13. is not yet federal law–BECAUSE OF Congressional Republicans!!

    Uhhhhm, how exactly is it Republicans fault when Democrats have held a filibuster proof majority for the past two years?

    Comment by American Elephant — October 22, 2010 @ 5:27 pm - October 22, 2010

  14. Oh, by the way, Obama is also

    1. fighting to preserve DADT
    2. fighting to preserve DOMA
    3. EXPANDING federal wiretapping powers…

    Comment by American Elephant — October 22, 2010 @ 5:29 pm - October 22, 2010

  15. AE, don’t forget that Obama also didn’t put any executive pressure on Reid’s DADT debacle.

    But hey, the kicked puppies of the gay left keep coming back to the democrats, thinking that the kicks are love.

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 22, 2010 @ 5:50 pm - October 22, 2010

  16. Gay-teens are being bullied into suicide. Where are Republicans’ messages on bullying? The old slogan, “Silence=Death”, applies now against Republicans who are not taking steps to stop anti-gay bullying.

    Aw, cheese, we’re back to this crap? If you liberals have such great ideas, why can’t you defend your flippin’ ideas on their own merits instead of putting out this drama queen, “If you oppose our agenda, you want kids to get beat up and die” bullcrap. Cut the crap and man up, already.

    Comment by V the K — October 22, 2010 @ 6:06 pm - October 22, 2010

  17. This ad rocked. Common sense rocks. Less federal government dictating rules and regulations, taxing and taking our money from the local community, let the people decide in each state what they want. The chain order should be people in town or city first, state second, federal last. GO SEAN BIELAT!!!

    Comment by diana peckson — October 22, 2010 @ 8:05 pm - October 22, 2010

  18. V the K,

    Again though that statement shows the divisive nature of liberals. The troll’s not worried about bullying. He’s worried about gay bullying. “My group alone, screw anyone else.”

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 23, 2010 @ 10:29 am - October 23, 2010

  19. Awesome ad! Thanks for posting that! Loved it!

    Comment by runningrn — October 23, 2010 @ 4:00 pm - October 23, 2010

  20. What a sick & sad ad. Great way to display GOProud’s HATE for its own!!

    I thought that good manners dictate that family fights be kept within the family & not displayed to the entire world. Other enemies of gay people, that is anti-gay type…s other than GOProud itself & its members, are lovin’ the in-fighting & will take advantage of it to the fullest extent they can.

    Thanks, GOProud, for making it even harder to be gay in America in 2010 & beyond. I would’ve hoped that such a result would be contrary to GOProud’s mission statement. Let me ask a few simple questions. What kinds of species attempt to attack & kill their own, including their young ones? Yep, I guess GOProud members say, “who cares if this ad–or news about GOProud’s self-hating members–pushes a few gay teens over the edge to the point of committing suicide? They were gay, so no big loss, right?” !! GOProud-types are just like Pat Robertson or the Mormon Church’s top leaders, in that sense — but only worse because of GOProud’s members’ particular self-destructive pathologies.

    Let me please suggest that GOProud change its name to what it really is. GOProud needs to drop the “-roud” (that is, drop the “proud” part of its name). In my opinion, its members are not proud; they’re GOP (warts & all — including the hatred, ignorance, Machiavellianism, greed, denial & negativism (being against anything that’s not like them, for them, or will bring them more money.)

    My parting thoughts to GOProud members: “Enjoy the life you’ve CHOSEN!! Your Republican friends say you chose to be gay & separately you chose to be Republican. It’s got to be a mental disorder, as your R friends say. I guess the Republicans are right on that, with respect to your members! ‘Proud’ of yourselves?”

    Comment by Bob — October 23, 2010 @ 4:23 pm - October 23, 2010

  21. Gay-teens are being bullied into suicide. Where are Republicans’ messages on bullying?

    Republicans are uniformly anti-bullying. I remember conservatives roundly condemning bullies like Dan Savage, Michaelangelo Signoreli, Perez Hilton, and all the other LEFTY fascists who bully, harass, and out people who disagree with their fascist politics.

    Can you imagine the impact that has on gay teens? That “their own species will attack and kill their own” if you dare disagree with them!

    The left always has and always will be the bullies because it is ONLY the left that wants to take property and usurp power that does not belong to them.

    As George Washington said, Government is NOT reason; it is NOT eloquent; it is FORCE.

    Bullies force.

    Comment by American Elephant — October 23, 2010 @ 4:44 pm - October 23, 2010

  22. The negative responses to my earlier posts show respondents’ lack of knowledge about:
    1. how the federal government & Congress operate in the US;
    2. my well-documented & long-term Web campaigns against bullying, including bullying against youths (straights as well as GLBTs) and bullying in the workplace;
    3. themselves & their own self-centered natures, which compelled one respondent to assume without asking, or looking at readily available & plentiful Web documentation, that I was acting like many Republicans who show concern for “My group alone, screw anyone else”;
    4. the irony of wrongly concluding that my statements about bullying show the “divisive nature of liberals” when GOProud’s ad (& GOProud itself) proves the “divisive nature of Republicans”;
    5. the naivety of concluding that there is something wrong or shameful about divisiveness within a party or political group;
    6. my sufficient defense of what I stated in my comments “on their own merits” and the appropriateness & direct relevance of my comment about the absence of Republican politician statements against bullying, in light of recent teenage suicides;
    7. the simple-minded and incorrect attack on my comments about bullying as somehow inferring or stating that “[i]f you oppose our agenda, you want kids to get beat up and die” and the juvenile comment stating that my comment about bullying was unmanly, with the respondent’s comment: “bullcrap. Cut the crap and man up, already”; and
    8. the fact that the last comment posted immediately above restates the point I made in my last post above (that GOProud was attacking its own), when that respondent, incorrectly in part, stated: “Can you imagine the impact that has on gay teens? That ‘their own species will attack and kill (sic) their own’ if you dare disagree with them!” (AE: please tell me about the time(s) that a spokesperson on the left “killed” a gay public figure on the right, as you said they did.).

    In sum, the negative responses above were completely ineffective (and often outright contrary to well-accepted facts) in their attempted criticisms of, or rebuttals to, my comments. Thus, all my comments stand unopposed.

    Furthermore, the negative responses certainly speak volumes about the people who provided them. The responses will remain on the Web FOREVER, even if this host site or the respondents delete them here–given new applications & technologies that record and preserve every nano-second of every site on the Web. Those responses thus become part of the respondents’ and GOProud’s legacies. Something else that GOProud can be proud of, I assume. LOL

    Comment by Bob — October 23, 2010 @ 6:45 pm - October 23, 2010

  23. Spending gay money to defeat people like Barney Frank and Barbara Boxrer and Nancy Pelosi is absurd.

    These folks have been championing gay rights for many, many years.

    They voted AGAINST the federal marriage amendment, a GOP led effort which tried to put marriage equality permanently out of the reach of millions of gay Americans.

    Instead, gay folks should be sending money to help SUPPORT Boxer, Pelosi and Barney Frank.

    One more thing. I live in Hawaii.

    Republican Rep. Charles Djou, despite voting against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, is NOT a friend of the gay community here. He said he agrees with the recent decision of Republican Governor (Linda Lingle) to veto the civil unions bill which the Hawaii legislature recently passed.

    His Democratic opponent (Colleen Hanabusa) supported the civil unions bill and she voted in FAVOR of it while in the State Senate. She is the one who got my contribution and who will get my vote.

    Comment by Joe O'Brien — October 25, 2010 @ 6:30 am - October 25, 2010

  24. Poor poor bob,

    He really does believe that people should group themselves and be monolithic.

    “GOProud attacking their own.”

    “Attacking Democrats” (Hmm, so he’s saying the monolithic gay hivemind of ‘their own’ should blindly vote democrat. Damnit Dan, get back on his plantation!)

    And of course, unlike the conservative posters (a plurality of which are gay) he ignores any evidence of the Democrats hanging him out to dry on all his pet peeves (DOMA and DADT being passed/signed by Democrats, Obama spending *no* blood or treasure to repeal either). But hey, kicked puppies always crawl back to their owners, looking for that love that never comes.

    Comment by The_Livewire — October 25, 2010 @ 10:55 am - October 25, 2010

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