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Barney Frank says Mitt Romney’s election would be ‘serious setback’ for LGBT community
Boston Globe ^ | 09/27/2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 09/27/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Representative Barney Frank declares that Mitt Romney’s election would be a “serious setback” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in a new video being released Thursday by a pair of liberal super PACs.

Frank, the first member of Congress to marry a same-sex partner, is the most prominent figure to tape an interview for the “Mitt Gets Worse” project, launched in July by the Courage Campaign Super PAC and American Bridge 21st Century. “Mitt Gets Worse” is a collection of video testimonies from people critical of Romney’s record on LGBT issues, who argue the Republican presidential nominee would make life worse for sexual minorities, if he were to win the White House.

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Romney and Ryan couldn't ask for a better endorsement.

They should send Bawney a Thank You bouquet.

1 posted on 09/27/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The PooPoo pirates will be devastated.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

http://thehill.com/video/house/258901-barney-frank-pot-brownie-made-me-sleepy

Barney Frank: Pot brownie made me sleepy.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 1:55:52 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One has to ask, what positive contribution has this obese, cheese eating surrender monkey really given us?(cheese eating surrender monkey is not what I wanted to call him)


4 posted on 09/27/2012 1:58:18 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

..And this is bad because....?


5 posted on 09/27/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Keep giving us more reasons to vote for him, idiot.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 1:59:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Oh well, another good reason to vote for Romney.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 2:00:13 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Is that ALL Frank thinks about, LGBT?

Sheesh, what a one track mind!

8 posted on 09/27/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ya think! Bawney will have to go back into the woodwork/closet or whereever he came from!


9 posted on 09/27/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If it makes Fwankie panic, then it must be good.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 2:03:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Nuke Mecca.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Yeah, but Barney has to know his criticism of Romney is going to help Romney, so why is he doing it? Possibilities:
11 posted on 09/27/2012 2:03:30 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Other than the fact that they all - er - have different sexual predilections than the majority of people, how is this a single, monolithic community. What else do these people have in common?

If that’s really enough, what does that say about them that their entire life is about their sexuality?


12 posted on 09/27/2012 2:04:48 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A setback I fully support!


13 posted on 09/27/2012 2:05:58 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They forgot the Q in LGBT


14 posted on 09/27/2012 2:05:58 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obama should appoint Frank the Czarina of Perverts.


15 posted on 09/27/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by Leep
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don't be so hard on him. New brides sometimes misplace their political awareness shortly before their wedding night.

16 posted on 09/27/2012 2:06:45 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hell, let’s make THAT into a commercial. Romney might just win Massachusetts with such a spot!!


17 posted on 09/27/2012 2:09:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Barney Frank is a serious setback.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or he will sign a bill making ss marriage legal in all 50 states. Guess which is more likely?


19 posted on 09/27/2012 2:10:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: sportutegrl

I would dare say using Marijuana is one of the LESS risky activities Bwarney has been involved in......


20 posted on 09/27/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Normal” people will likely see that as a “win win”.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 2:14:12 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Romney was very pro-gay as Governor. Even signed proclamations praising childrens gay rights movement (NAMBLA sponsored no doubt)


22 posted on 09/27/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
When Obama was against gay marriage, he did not say a word. Obama gave him the wink. Liberalism is a horrible disease.
23 posted on 09/27/2012 2:15:29 PM PDT by rjones42
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I think the gay community needs more support from the Republican Party and I would be a voice in the Republican Party to foster antidiscrimination efforts,” http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/record/RomneyLogCabinLetter.pdf

“I’ll be better than Ted Kennedy on gay rights,” and he added, “There’s something to be said for having a Republican who supports civil rights in this broader context, including sexual orientation.”

So what’s Frank complaining about? It probably will hurt Romney in the long run, because there is a lot of support for homosexuality among the young.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Sexual minorities”? Oh, that’s rich. Let’s lump them in with the guys trying to mate with corpses and knotholes in the fence. Thanks Barn!


25 posted on 09/27/2012 2:20:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GeronL

Romney was very pro-gay as Governor. Even signed proclamations praising childrens gay rights movement (NAMBLA sponsored no doubt)

 

Yeppers....


26 posted on 09/27/2012 2:39:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

and Paul Ryan openly said a Romney admin is not going to bring back DADT


27 posted on 09/27/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No Rump Ranger, Sharia Law will be a major setback for you deviants. And its coming this way with a muzzie in the White Mosque.


28 posted on 09/27/2012 2:43:08 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GeronL

And that really pissed me off. It’s as if they WANT to lose.

I guess they figure us stupid conservatives are going to stay on the plantation, no matter what.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Representative Barney Frank declares that Mitt Romney’s election would be a “serious setback” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans

Barney....is your SPOUSE running a BROTHEL out of your house??

Frank, the first member of Congress to marry a same-sex partner,

Wow... what an HONOR...

most prominent figure to tape an interview for the “Mitt Gets Worse” project, launched in July by the Courage Campaign Super PAC and American Bridge 21st Century.

Courage?? What Courage?? The COURAGE to be DUMB?

AMERICAN BRIDGE 21st Century?? Now that is a BRIDGE to MARXISM!!!

30 posted on 09/27/2012 3:03:45 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: frogjerk
LGBT = Q.

I think I remember that from algebra class.

31 posted on 09/27/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Barney believes an Islamic supporter is better for gays.

How sweet

32 posted on 09/27/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: GeronL
Romney was very pro-gay as Governor. Even signed proclamations praising childrens gay rights movement (NAMBLA sponsored no doubt)

Link? Especially for that second sentence.

33 posted on 09/27/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All the more reason to elect him ...


34 posted on 09/27/2012 3:32:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Barney Frank says Mitt Romney’s election would be ‘serious setback’ for LGBT community

Good!

Because the "LGBT community" IS a serious setback for civilization and normal American Society.

35 posted on 09/27/2012 3:43:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: DannyTN; nickcarraway; GeronL; DBrow; Responsibility2nd

Romney was not only NEVER for gay marriage, he tried to get a Protection of Marriage amendment on the state ballot.


The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that the state had to allow gays to marry. Romney led the effort to get a Protection of Marriage amendment on the state ballot so that the citizens could overturn the court. The state legislature stalled on allowing the amendment, so Romney led a rally in Boston demanding that the people be allowed to vote on it. In the end, the Democrat legislature voted down the amendment and wouldn’t allow it on the ballot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Massachusetts


Need further proof? Part of Romney’s speech at the rally:

“Legislators so energized to protect the newly discovered gay right to marry had no compunction about trammeling the long established, constitutional right of the people to vote.

The issue now before us is not whether same sex couples should marry. The issue before us today is whether 109 legislators will follow the Constitution.

Tomorrow, I will send these 109 a copy of the Constitution and of their oath of office.

And this week, we will file an action before the courts, calling upon the judiciary to protect the constitutional rights of our citizens.

Let us not see this state, which first established constitutional democracy, become the first to abandon it.”

http://illinoisans-4-mitt-romney.blogspot.com/2006/11/mitt-romney-remarks-111906-democracy.html


Further proof - the left’s protest against Romney’s Protection of Marriage amendment:

Rally Against Romney “Bigot!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaLsE-y1TQE

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36 posted on 09/27/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Tamzee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2937224/posts?page=31

Romney-Ryan support gays in military


37 posted on 09/27/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

No, he did not say he supports gays in the military.

What he said is this:

“I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat,” Ryan told WPTV Saturday, when asked about the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves.”

“I think this issue is past us,” he added. “It’s done. And I think we need to move on.”


We allowed a Kenyan communist to take over the White House... of course damage was going to be done that is going to be difficult or impossible to reverse. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was overturned and NOW THEY TOLD. You can’t “untell” something. Hopefully something can be done legislatively to reverse all this, but an executive order trying to magically go back to their homosexuality being secret is over.


38 posted on 09/27/2012 4:50:40 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Tamzee

You are correct, he made that distinction when he promised the gays that he’d do more for them than Kennedy would. He favored (favors?) “civil unions”.

Gotta wonder, though what would have happened had he not ordered the Town Clerks and JP’s to start issuing marriage licenses to gays. That came straght out of the executive office. The MA supreme court had no power over him, and their order was for the legislature to “do something”, which they refused to do.

The court could do nothing to the legislature if they did not comply, in fact, that came up when the legislature refused to vote on the citizen ballot initiative.

Water under the bridge, now, though.


39 posted on 09/27/2012 5:02:04 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dirty trick number 4,318: Reference everything about your opponent as a “setback”. Reference everything about the person you support as “progress” or “moving forward”.

JoMa


40 posted on 09/27/2012 5:50:19 PM PDT by joma89
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Now the gays want sex in the barracks

I guess we should mandate homosexuality

Yes we can undo it or there is no point in this election


41 posted on 09/27/2012 7:21:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Yes we can undo it or there is no point in this election

I certainly hope so. The "Dream" from his "Father" was to destroy this country and I think we've only seen the tip of the iceburg of his plan.

42 posted on 09/27/2012 7:47:00 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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