On Saturday Romney officially announced that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be his running mate. Ryan has a long history of voting against gay rights. But of course the no self respect queens of the GOProud and the Log Cabiners, came out in full support of Ryan in which probably ended in a circle jerk, screaming “thank you sir may i have another” session.
Here is a brief synopsis of Paul Ryan’s anti-gay voting history:
He voted in favor of a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage, twice i might ad.
He voted against the repeal of Don’t ask Don’t Tell.
He supported the ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions which was approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006.
He also voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr hate crimes legislation.
He voted in favor of banning same-sex couples from adopting in Washington D.C.
The only gay legislation he voted in favor for was the Employment Non-discrimination Act in 2007, when it included protections for sexual orientation. For what reason we have no idea. I’m sure there must have been some compromise in his head.
GOProud’s cheif self loathing queen Jimmy
Sue LaSalvia, the group’s executive director, called Ryan, “a bold and inspired prick pick.”
“Paul Ryan is one of the few political leaders anywhere in the country willing to tell the American people the truth about the unprecedented budget crisis we are facing, and – more importantly – willing to put forward bold plans to put this country back on the road to fiscal solvency,” he said.
Hope you had your barf bags handy. Yes lets forget the fact that he votes against any gay rights bills.
Both GOProud and Log Cabin claim it is Ryan’s vote in favor of the ENDA as reason that Romney/Ryan ticket would energize gay Republicans.
“At the same time, Congressman Ryan’s 2007 vote in favor of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and his consistent willingness to engage with Log Cabin on a range of issues speaks to his record as a fair-minded policymaker,” said Log Cabin’s executive director, R. Clarke Cooper, who praised Ryan’s economic proposals. “Overall, while Log Cabin Republicans have not completed the endorsement process for the 2012 presidential election, this is a choice that all Republicans can be excited about, and which sends a good message about the kind of campaign Governor Romney wants to run, and the kind of president Governor Romney wants to be.”
Again this is like a skit from SNL. Ryan voted against the most important gay legislation in our country and these “embarrassment to the gay community” Use his one vote in favor of ENDA as the republican messiah to the gays? He’s a “Fair-minded policy maker”? I recommend that self loathers re-read the beginning of this post, because they are clearly missing or more accurately ignoring some important anti-gay voting facts about Ryan.
I think the GOProud & Log Cabiner’s are in need of some severe therapy. Perhaps Marcus & Michelle Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinic can help? I mean maybe they can pray the gay away.
Free advice Izzo style: You are grown men (although that may be stretching it and i’m talking the men part get over the fact that mommy or daddy does not accept you “putting from the rough” and move on. the measure of a man is not where he sticks his penis, It’s his truth, authenticity, values, morals, his respect and belief in equality for others and most importantly his own self esteem and self respect.
ps. The following quotes are from Rep. Paul Ryan the darling of GOProud and Log Cabin:
“I believe that marriage should remain between a man and a woman, and I have heard from many of the people I represent who are concerned about activist judges abusing their power and rewriting our society’s definition of marriage,” Ryan said. “I had hoped that this amendment wouldn’t be necessary, but increasingly it appears that laws such as the Defense of Marriage Act will not be sufficient to protect marriage from certain courts that distort state and federal constitutional law.”
“Marriage is not simply a legal arrangement between individuals. The institution of marriage is an integral part of our civil society and its significance goes well beyond eligibility for benefits and similar considerations. Its future should not be left to a few overreaching judges or local officials to decide,” Ryan said. “That’s why I support this effort to amend our Constitution to protect marriage.”