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.
Sounds like a fraud. I was graduated from the columbia university graduate school of journalism with a ms, and all of the classes were pass fail. I suppose they may habe changed it but when I was there, there was no way to declare somebody as second in his class.
I don’t think anyone would confuse a Catholic priest for a Protestant fundamentalist, though conservative Catholics do have some things in common with us:) But fundamentalists have never supported religion as an arm of “social justice” as a movement.
June 26, 2011
Frank Brunis Week in Review column debuted Sunday and surprise! it was all about being gay in America.
You also haven't seen any one-armed Serbo-Croatian lesbian discus throwers at any of the DNC functions.
Where's the outrage, Frank?
Truer words were never spoken, these people are absolutely fixated on their disgusting sexual acts. I suppose every deviant is fixated with the subject of their deviation, but so far, they don’t all base a political movement on it. Though no doubt that’s in the works.
Rutherford is state treasurer. Jesse white is secretary of state.
In March, Bruni devoted a column to a former classmate providing a pat liberal morality lesson that seemed a lot like an invasion of doctor-patient privacy, then attacked Newt Gingrich and insulted Gingrich’s wife. Today Bruni, who is openly gay, goes after Palin’s oldest daughter for hypocrisy and being a bad mother, after Bristol had the audacity to blog her opinion on gay marriage (she’s against it):
NYT writers ought to read Leviticus 18:22.
Did Columbia J-school discourage caps and correct spelling and grammar during the period of your attendance?
Explains a lot.
I'd be puking my guts out, too, if I ate what he does.
Had they had one, they would have been accused of having a token “gay” in a party that has only a handful. They would have been accused of trying to make it appear the party was welcoming to them.
Don’t even bother trying to explain the situation to them. You are automatically wrong, no matter what.
“Do you still beat your wife” is a fair question compared to the crap the dems pull.
3 words: e.e. cummings
3 words: e.e. cummings
Thank you for using the correct English term instead of the liberal cover word.
“Bruni is openly gay. He has struggled with his eating and bulimia”
So he’s mentally ill. Most homosexuals are.
That apparantly means there are more problems the man has with things going into his mouth.
That is unkind about Cardinal Dolan. I have no idea if what you suggest is true and don’t care, as long as he is keeping his vows of celibacy. I don’t recall him playing any sort of identity politics the way the Democrats do. Of course any blacks, women or homosexuals that are conservative and that don’t play the Democratic victim class grievance card are by definition not real minorities anyway, but honorary members or at least lackeys of the hated white persons ruling class.
Excluded from inclusion? How about the Khalidi tape the LA Times has on 0bama?
How about Auchi?
i’ve been told that the “male” partner in a gay relationship do hate women. the effeminate men love women (ie they love Barbara Streisand, etc)
Ok, where are the Pro-Life, Pro-Military, Pro Fiscal responsibility speakers at the Democrat Convention?
Stop the presses! Close the bridges! Turn off the lights! Lock all the doors! It's a bad nightmare from a black and white television world!
Those priggish, regressive republican men are heterosexual! And the narrow minded women are all breeders! It's absolutely disgusting!
That would be 2 letters and a word.
This poof slams the RNC platform as being “regressive” and then wonders why he and people of his ilk aren’t represented onstage?
Maybe it is because of the nonstop screeching, whining, and complaining.
Earth to NYT: The majority of people in America are more than fed up with your gay agenda.
Let Rosie give the nominating speech for Osama.That'll do *something* for his poll numbers!
Hey Bruni! The neighbors are having a barbecue and they didn’t invite any homosexuals to speak! Get over yourself.....the sun came up this morning and nobody had to know your opinion about it.
Frank,you're a perverted tub of lard.
Listen, Frank, you’ve got your party, we’ve got ours.