Skip to comments.Excluded From Inclusion (NY Times questions the absence of gay speakers at the GOP Convention)
Posted on 09/02/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
WHAT the Republicans painstakingly constructed here was meant to look like the biggest of tents. And still they couldnt spare so much as a sleeping bags worth of space for the likes of me.
Women were welcomed. During the prime evening television hours, the convention stage was festooned with them, and when they werent at the microphone, they were front and center in mens remarks. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney both gushed about their moms in tributes as tactical as they were teary.
Latinos were plentiful and flexed their Spanish En América, todo es posible, said Susana Martinez, the New Mexico governor despite an English First plank in the partys regressive platform.
And while one preconvention poll suggested that roughly zero percent of African-Americans support Romney, Republicans found several prominent black leaders to testify for him. Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, delivered what will surely be remembered as the conventions most stirring and substantive remarks, purged of catcalls and devoid of slickly rendered fibs.
But you certainly didnt see anyone openly gay on the stage in Tampa. More to the point, you didnt hear mention of gays and lesbians. Scratch that: Mike Huckabee, who has completed a ratings-minded transformation from genial pol to dyspeptic pundit, made a derisive reference to President Obamas support for same-sex marriage. We were thus allowed a fleeting moment inside the tent, only to be flogged and sent back out into the cold.
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About the Author (From Wikipedia ):
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 with a B.A. in English. He was a Morehead Scholar and on the staff of the student paper, The Daily Tar Heel. Bruni graduated second in his class with an M.S. degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At Columbia he also won a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
From 1990 to 1995 he worked for the Detroit Free Press in an assortment of positions including covering the Persian Gulf War. In 1995, Bruni joined The New York Times as a metropolitan reporter and often wrote for the New York Times magazine and for Sunday Arts. He was promoted to the Rome bureau chief (July 2002March 2004) and worked as a reporter in the Washington, D.C., bureau (December 1998May 2002). While in D.C., Bruni was assigned to cover Capitol Hill, Congress, Governor George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, and the White House. His book Ambling into History chronicles this assignment.
Bruni wrote in Men’s Vogue of his search for a workout to combat the calories he consumes as a food writer, and in the April 2008 issue he wrote about his addiction to sleeping pills. Bruni’s book, Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater was released in 2009, and spent a week on the New York Times best seller list. Since then he has written general interest and food-related columns for the Times, in part filling the “food writer at large” role that had been unfilled since the 2006 death of the Times’ reporter R. W. Apple, Jr.
In March 2012, Bruni was awarded the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Newspaper Columnist.
Bruni is openly gay. He has struggled with his eating and bulimia
Didn’t read the article. Did the NYT happen to explain how they knew there were no gay speakers at the RNC convention?
The idiot thinks the GOP should go out of its way to offend its own base? Does he think the Democrats should do that too?
Why should the GOP go and look for someone, not because they have something to say, not because they add to the debate, not because they will energize the voting base but just because they are mentally ill with a sexual dysfunction.
Dan Rutherford is Illinois Sec of State and he was the king pin for the Illinois Romney Team. He is as gay as they come.
Gays accounted for.
Fat Little Frankie has his claws unsheathed because the skirts took over the Republican Convention. Just proves what I always say: gay activists truly hate women.
Ah, NYT, Political Correctness even in what we must believe and who must speak? Really? Says WHO? You are not the boss of us.
Another homosexual trying to make everything be about him.
I didn’t see any self admitted alchoholics or drug addicts up on stage either. What makes queers think their so damn important that they need to be showcased at a political convention?
HuhHuh HuhHuh HuhHuh bet he liked that HuhHuh HuhHuh HuhHuh .
Next question: Why no conservative or pro-life speakers at the democRAT convention?
I’d bet that we won’t see any Bible-believing Christians speaking at the ‘rat convention either. This is just their sneaky way of trying to undermine the conservative foundation of the party, just as they’ve done with every other institution they’ve infiltrated like termites.
They can always tout the presence of Cardinal Dolan at the convention.
Don't gay people have anything else to talk about? Gays are like vegetarians - all they want to talk about is their obsession. It's boring. Really. Soooooo boring. Get a hobby boys... Anything - well, anything except being vegetarian...
Hey Frank-go back to rating the best blutwurst in NYC and stay out of politics.
As I recall, you certainly didn't see any open "furries", Juggalos, goths, dwarf tossing or cosplay enthusiasts on the stage in Tampa, either.
So, your point is?
Wow, I am less opposed to gays than most freepers (but certainly NOT interested in any spats with anyone over that issue) and spent a few years in school for fashion design (which will explain previous comment), and subscribe to plenty of fashion rags, and i had no idea that there was a Men’s Vogue. Creepy.
There might BE “gays” there, but they don’t flame and flaunt it, so nobody either knows or cares.