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  •  Log Cabiners (none)
    get a lot of press, but they have a tiny membership when compared to groups like the HRC and the NGLTF. There are very few gays and lesbians who are republican. If Bush thinks the Log Cabin vote will help him -- he's out of his mind.
    •  One Million Homos (none)
      Believe it or not, Dumbya got one Million gay/lesbian votes in 2000 (based on the exit polls).  Yes this was only 25% of the gay vote, which is predominantly Democrat.  

      But I know Plenty of well heeled gay/lesbian folk who not only got a big tax cut from Dumbya, but are just fine with our taking it to the "terrorists".  Substantially all of these people (including myself) turned off from him after his support of that Ridiculous Amendment.

      Pull a few of them back in the tent and it might tip the balance in states where there is less than a percent between Kerry and Dumbya.  

      Columbus Ohio has a Huge gay population.

      Miami has a Huge gay population.

      It's crass, smarmy, and totally cynical but some people might fall for it.

      Let's put America on a no CARB diet come November -- No Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld or Bush!!!

      by jimsaco on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 01:42:47 PM PDT

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      •  No self respecting GLBT person (none)
        would vote for Bush/Cheney after the proposal to enshrine our oppression into the Constitution.  That killed any support they might hope to get.  If Uncle Tom's Log Cabin Republicans are behind Bush's statement, then they are utterly dishonoured, and might as well just crawl back into the closet with Fred Phelps and the other genocidal maniacs.

        Sorry, I'm just kinda pissed about this.  If Bush truly is gay-friendly, then where is his cajones in standing up to the gay bashers of the religious right?

        "The state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Trudeau

        by fishhead on Tue Oct 26, 2004 at 04:32:10 PM PDT

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        •  He has no cajones. (none)
          Laura hides them in her pill box next to the Zanex.  Actually, there is a frightening number of (un-self-respecting) gay people who STILL support Bush even after the Oppression-Enshrining Amendment.  I've had online piss-outs with several of them.  They basically say (after litanies about how wise the Iraq war was) that both Bush & Kerry oppose gay marriage, and at least Bush is honest about it.  (??!)  Yeah, whatever.  Now he's just as floppy as Flipper himself.

          The litmus test isn't KKKarl Rove's gingerly crafted press conference blurb.  It's the amendment language itself, which still clearly states "Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status OR THE LEGAL INCIDENTS THEREOF be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."  (emphasis mine)  This is pure Bush Opportunism, just like his faith based initiative - say one thing to the cameras to sooth any concerns (oh yes, ALL religions will be included!) then do something else entirely (90% of actual funding under that program went to conservative Christian groups).

          The fact that he hasn't caved to right-wingers' demands to proclaim us fire-breathing demons, and prefaces his "protect marriage" remarks with vague Sunday school talk about respecting all individuals ... only says that he's walking a political tightrope, not that he actually gives a damn about us.  Remember he refused to say gayness was not a choice.  As the 1st commenter here said, his months-long dirty work stirring up hate is already accomplished - now he's trying to have it both ways.  Screw him.

          BUSH -- So Wrong, and Yet So Reich !

          by perryNYC on Wed Oct 27, 2004 at 11:51:29 AM PDT

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