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  •  To answer seriously (0+ / 0-)

    It wasn't Stinewall Dems that protested him. It was outside grassroots activists. Stonewall extended the ill-advised invitattion. He had no business being there. And the grassroots wasn't afraid to tell him so.

    But Stonewall, as an arm of the Dem party, apparently are Dems first LGBT second, and as such, are happy to shill for any Democrats, no matter how shitty they've been on LGBT issues for two decades.

    @AlmightyGod Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

    by Scott Wooledge on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 05:10:10 PM PST

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    •  I don't know how they are in NYC (1+ / 0-)
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      but here in Cleveland, Ohio the Stonewall Dems are not going to put up with any old crap the party wants them to support, like a homophobic, anti-gay marriage demagogue for statewide office. Yeah, it took us six months to get her off the ticket, but together the LGBT community and women got rid of her. (She was also an anti-choice radical who supported a "fetal personhood amendment" and opposed stem-cell research and pregnancy prvention.)

      Stop Rob "The Job Outsourcer" Portman. Jennifer Brunner for Senate

      by anastasia p on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 05:14:39 PM PST

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      •  Stonewall Dems in NY split (0+ / 0-)

        Quite some time ago, and an alternative group formed: The Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats.

        The reason? Stonewall were too conservative. Some said they were willing to shill for any stupid Democratic candidate, even if they were crappy on LGBT issues. You know, like Ford.

        Their meetings are not very big and they are not a grassroots force like the Empire State Pride Agenda. I rarely hear from them at all. They seemed rather disconnected from the NY Marriage Equality vote, as though nothing was going on.

        @AlmightyGod Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

        by Scott Wooledge on Mon Mar 01, 2010 at 05:18:30 PM PST

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