Our friends at GOProud remind us that Jim Messina, the man President Obama tapped to head his reelection campaign produced a gay-bashing ad in 2002 against Montana Republican US Senate hopeful Mike Taylor:
The ad was roundly condemned by gay rights groups as anti-gay.
According to an article in The Nation, Messina “touted the ad as the way to do politics in the West.”
“The fact that Obama would select a campaign manager who practices the lowest kind of character assassination politics is outrageous on its own – the fact that he would then turn to the gay community and bankroll this kind of campaign is beyond the pale,” said GOProud Board Chairman Christopher R. Barron.
Despite Messina’s notorious reputation for the Montana ad not a single national gay group has spoken out about this hire by Obama until now.
Seems for those gay groups, all’s fair when advancing a Democratic candidate.
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