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  •  Sorry but any gay who voted for Bush (0+ / 0-)

    can't be blamed on Gore. The evidence was there and if anyone failed to see the truth or voted some kind of fucking protest, gay or straight, they got what they deserved.

    Gays like straights, black or white are responsible for their vote and blaming Dems for no organizing is a cop out. You sound like a reasonable man. Something tell me you got it right.

    •  tommy2tone (0+ / 0-)

      there is no blaming on anyone... organizing is not just convincing people to vote but identifying them and getting them to the polls.  The black vote in Florida was quite organized in 2000 and they (even with the suppression) got their voters to the polls.  Alot of Dems worked (I had freinds working down there)  It was helped by Democratic funding... in 2008 Obama realized what I just said in my analysis and sent personally his deputy campaign manager to Florida for that election (a gay man)  and they put money and energy in organizing the gay community ...getting folks who were going to be out of state, etc, to send in absentee ballots. Lots of stuff goes into get out the vote.  .  The percentages are not always based on the absolute number of gay and lesbians but the number that voted.  If in a very democratic city, there is no get out the vote campaign, then there will be less in your Dem bloc.  I am not saying that the same number of gays voting for Bush would have been different.  I am saying that had Dems did in 2000 what they did in 2008, the percentage of the bloc and votes for the candidate would have been more.  So yes, I blame the Dems (maybe not Gore himself)  of 2000 for not putting more resources into that election to get the vote out in the gay community.  This is one plus one electoral politics.  

      Pass new laws to end media monopolization now.

      by john from vermont on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 11:21:45 AM PST

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