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Mitt Romney Using Gays To Get People To Pull His Lever

Updated on September 19, 2007

Mr. Guy (Mitt) Smiley

Mitt Romney Using Gays To Get People To Pull His Lever – Don’t Get Me Started!

It was bound to happen, any of us who have lived long enough to see even one election (and its campaigning) knows that when candidates get desperate they parade us gays out in front of the "Christian" majority as a way to get votes. And so when I read online today that Mitt Romney is producing radio spots asking for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage it came as no surprise. According to an article in the Associated Press (by Mike Glover) in the radio ad Romney says, "As Republicans we must oppose discrimination and defend traditional marriage: one man, one woman..." I don't know about you but that statement seems to be discriminating to me and not in a "wow, this guy has really discriminating taste" kind of way. Mitt Romney using gays to get people to pull his lever - Don't Get Me Started!

These tactics aren't anything new and believe me when I say that at this point it's getting to the point of being cliché. True, the Democrats are doing nothing but spending most of their time on the fence (sitting side saddle) about such issues so of course, a Republican who wants to be noticed is going to come out in a big way against us gays getting hitched. What is it they say about even bad publicity being good publicity because after all, it's publicity? That's exactly what this stunt is, a way to get people to notice him for something other than being the living and breathing version of Guy Smiley from The Muppets! (Look at the picture and tell me that I'm not right about that one!) And he's not only trying to show us Democrats a thing or too but he's using it as a way to chastise his fellow Republicans with comments in the ad like, "Not all Republican candidates agree but defending marriage is the right thing to do..." Says you, Mr. Smiley and just whom are you defending marriage for and from?

Now as I've said before, I don't really know if I want to be married but as time passes I think that's mostly because I grew up during a period of time where it wasn't ever considered an option so I never had to really think about it. I don't want to go register for a gravy boat by Noritake and I don't want to wear matching tuxedos as a lispy tenor sings, "Perhaps Love." But what I want and resent not having are the rights of married people after being with the same man for nineteen years in a monogamous committed relationship. We should "oppose discrimination" Guy Smiley, well what the hell do you think you're doing?

Let's face it I don't think the good old supposed Christian white boys who run Washington are going to let a Mormon in so there's really little to worry about. It's just I'm really bored with candidates pulling this out of their closets every election like a pair of bad tasseled loafers. Will you think that I am trying to deflect the gay hate arrows when I say I think the fact that we have a war going on that no one can tell us why we're fighting, no real health care for our citizens and more foreclosures on houses than ever before as bigger problems than whether or not I can get married?

I just can't wait for this field to be narrowed down because at this point there are just way too many people "running" and not enough people standing still long enough for us to get an idea of what the hell they stand for or what they'll be doing if they get to sit in the big white house for reals.

So go ahead Guy Smiley, I mean Mitt Romney (and what the hell kind of name is Mitt anyway? Sounds like one of the few things I know of that are used for sports besides a jock strap!). Go ahead and not discriminate against us gays but give us no rights whatsoever I'm sure we can all be fine with that while you stand around feeling superior to us. But just who is going to dye that hair of yours for you and keep your wife Ann in highlights if not us gays? And believe me when I say that you won't need us in just this stereotypical way. For as my grandmother used to say, "The gays, you know they're everywhere." She was right and you're wrong but don't let that stop you from spewing your socially acceptable brand of hate and prejudice Mr. Romney in your attempt to get elected. Mitt Romney using gays to get people to pull his lever - Don't Get Me Started!

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    • sir slave profile image

      sir slave 7 years ago from Trinity county CA.

      That doesn't suprise me.

      I just wrote a piece on mitt, check it out

      "quick profile of mitt romney"

      he(along with bill frist) will never learn that the constitution has never been used to limit people's rights, just expand them!! but then again he only did a half law degree! the other half was harvard business.

      romney will use uber conservative themes, but then throw the tea party under the bus just like brown did after use. he will likely be the nominee, lets get to know em now and beat the pack!

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      stanskill 10 years ago from Greensburg, PA

      Is why you don't think you want to get married a more personal issue, or is it because the marriage isn't legal in the govt's eyes. We can certainly move to the states that allow civil unions and the like, fine, but filing won't change. Do we need this government permission to be who we are? I truly don't think so.

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco

      Such an opportunist. The only thing he has going for him are his looks.