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Romney adviser to LGBT conservatives: Some decisions ‘are going to offend you’

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 13:34 EDT

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney on Monday assured a group of LGBT conservatives that the Republican presidential nominee would be successful at winning the White House in November.

Speaking at GOProud’s “Unity” event, Bay Buchanan avoided any mention of LGBT issues but warned the audience that some of Romney’s decisions “are going to offend you.”

“I wanted to let you know how much the governor appreciates all the work you have done for him and your support of his efforts,” Buchanan said. “And to let you know that we are going to win this. We are going to win this.”

She pointed to last week’s debate performance against President Barack Obama as evidence that Romney could make a strong case for turning the country around.

“It is what we need at this time: a courageous, tough leader, who is willing to take this responsibility on and make those tough decisions,” Buchanan explained. “Which I’m going to tell you now, some are going to offend me, some are going to offend you and some are going to offend the left. But the job has to get done.”

“Just expect the next four weeks, don’t think it’s going to be easy, and I can’t tell you we’re not going to make any mistakes. Gov. Romney is as human as the next guy. Paul Ryan, I’m not expecting him to make any mistakes.”

According to the Washington Blade, GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia had introduced Buchanan and reminded the audience that his organization had been the only national LGBT group to endorse the Republican nominee because “on issue after issue, a Romney administration would be better for gay Americans, indeed all Americans.”

Romney has signed a pledge from the anti-LGBT group National Organization for Marriage vowing to back a constitutional amendment outlawing same sex marriage, he opposes national adoption rights for LGBT couples and has spoken against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Watch this video from GOProud, uploaded Oct. 9, 2012.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2012

GOP Proud = Jewish Nazis.

by Anonymousreply 110/10/2012

You just have to love this: Bay Buchanon says we thank you for helping us win but we hate you and will work endlessly for your demise

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2012

[quote]on issue after issue, a Romney administration would be better for gay Americans

I'd like that moron to name just one.

by Anonymousreply 310/10/2012

African Americans for David Duke!

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2012

Romney has also pledged to launch an investigation into gay advocacy groups.

Yes, that's right. He wants to investigate groups like HRC for possible wrongdoing. This is not that far away from what's happening in Russia.

by Anonymousreply 510/10/2012

Americans are dumb. It is one of the dumbest countries in the western hemisphere. A dumb, easily swayed electorate is exactly what the Koch brothers wanted and what they have worked to get for many years. The chickens are coming home to roost as they say.

by Anonymousreply 610/10/2012

"Like the fact that I'd like to see you dead and burning in hell. No offensive!"

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2012

That's a *special* kind of crazy, R3.

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2012

It's OK, daddy! Really!

by Anonymousreply 910/10/2012

That's okay Mitt. Just tell us what to do. We'll bend over and you fuck us as long as you want. We'll take it daddy.

by Anonymousreply 1010/10/2012

These are the types of personalities who would have been cherry picked, to operate the Nazi concentrations camps in the 1940s.

by Anonymousreply 1110/10/2012

I'm never one to attack looks but this one is as ugly inside as she is outside.

by Anonymousreply 1210/10/2012

If only Hitler had told the Jews in advance, that some of our decisions are going to offend you, history would have forgiven him =)

by Anonymousreply 1310/10/2012

[quote]If only Hitler had told the Jews in advance

and the homosexuals and the gypsies.

by Anonymousreply 1410/10/2012

Her brother is even uglier inside and out

by Anonymousreply 1510/10/2012

Compare Romney to UK conservative PM David Cameron who has openly endorsed gay marriage and gay adoption, in Canada PM Stephen Harper accepts gay marriage in New Zealand conservative PM John Key has said he is not bothered by gay adoption and will support gay marriage, in Germany conservative chancellor Angela Merkel has fully accepted gay civil unions, something Romney also opposes. Romney and the GOP are not only to the right of the Democrats on this but also most other Western conservative parties too, a Romney defeat in November may be the only way to convince them of the need to modernise!

by Anonymousreply 1610/10/2012

Don't come to the defense of anti-gay Canadian PM Stephen Harper. He won his election by rallying up the anti-gay voters into the election booths. Further more, the Canadian Conservative party voted again this year, that Gay Canadians should NOT have full legal equality, even thought they can't....yet, legally over turn the Court decision, they still vote to agree to try.

Do not defend well documented anti-gay politicians, like PM Stephen Harper, else lose your cred.

by Anonymousreply 1710/10/2012

I wish life would be as simple as 'The Amazing Race' where you have only one label (married, divorced, gay, friends, brothers, sisters, parent/kid team, etc.). That way those log cabin gays would be forced to rather go for the 'mommy and daddy issue' or 'greedy as fuck' label instead of the 'gay' label. Really, those log cabin republicans give gay people an even worse reputation than all those meth barebackers in Treasure Island Media porn combined.

There should be a an actual Facebook group that acts as Gay Community commitee that takes away certain people's 'gay card'. You know, some One Million Moms type of ridic group putting itself out there in the media telling celebrities that their actions makes them an outcast and they better not call themselves gay from now on, or else ...

Make 'being gay' something special and with values like pride, taste, and dignity again.

by Anonymousreply 1810/10/2012

[quote]some are going to offend me, some are going to offend you and some are going to offend the left. But the job has to get done.

Says it all, really. [italic]Anything[/italic] to satisfy this charlatan's lust for power.

GOProud = moral bankruptcy.

by Anonymousreply 1910/10/2012

GOProud doesn't care about gay marriage. Yes, they "support" it, but they're not going to push for it. Even LCR is willing to do that much.

GOProud members care only about $$. The tough work for marriage equality is something they'll leave to the "liberals" and "lefties", and then take advantage of those rights when they're available. They won't lift a finger to help.

by Anonymousreply 2010/10/2012

I agree, R20, however I'd like to challenge the notion that a vote FOR the GOP = a vote FOR $$$.

The only ones who are going to financially thrive under a republican administration are the same old corrupt corporations and tax thieves.

The only "trickle-down effect" the rest of us will experience will be when they piss on us from up on high.

by Anonymousreply 2110/10/2012

Anonymous - Harper may not be as liberal as some other Western centre-right leaders, but Canada has gay marriage and he has not reversed it, a total contrast to Romney.

As his Attorney General Rob Nicholson stated: “I want to be very clear that the Government has no intention of reopening the debate on the definition of marriage.

by Anonymousreply 2210/10/2012

Gay refaglicans are to be ostracized.

by Anonymousreply 2310/10/2012

R22

Harper has not taken away Gay equality yet, but he has tried and it is still official party policy.

Check out Real Estate in Tennessee, where you are not even allowed to say the word "Gay". You will feel more at home there.

by Anonymousreply 2410/11/2012

"Romney has also pledged to launch an investigation into gay advocacy groups"

Oh, quelle horreur - did the HRC serve the gazpacho without enough ice???

What the GOP don't realise is that by attacking gay advocacy groups, they usually get replaced by ever more militant activist organisations?

Maybe we have become a bit complacent. Time to stop being grateful for the little we are given (and is so often taken away) and start taking (and outing) on our own...

by Anonymousreply 2510/11/2012

You can start by outing Paul Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 2610/11/2012

24 - Stop being pathetic, Canada has gay marriage Harper has not ended that. I was simply making the point that most other centre-right western leaders have accepted civil unions or gay marriage, neither of which Romney supports. Harper may not be as liberal as say David Cameron or John Key on the issue, but he has still kept gay marriage in Canadian law!

by Anonymousreply 2710/11/2012

A party which annually votes internally against Gay equality, is keeping anti-gay hatred empowered, financed and alive.

Harper has done nothing to keep Gay marriage anywhere. He has only repeated voted, at party conventions, that is should be banned.

Just become a US citizen and join GOP Proud already! Better still, become a Catholic Bishop.

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2012

Gay marriage is legal in Canada is it not? Harper is the PM with a conservative majority is he not? Has he repealed? No. End of conversation. I am British, and our conservative PM is openly supportive of gay marriage and several other centre-right leaders are too like John Key in New Zealand. Harper may not be so liberal, but your facts are hopelessly out of date. Indeed in 2009, Mr. Harper spoke out against a Ugandan bill that promised to dramatically toughen criminal sanctions against homosexuality, which were already illegal in the African country. “When I was at the Commonwealth conference, what was [Stephen Harper] talking about? The gays,” Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said in 2010. A mere seven years ago, the Tories were famously the opponents of same sex marriage. Now, the Harper Conservatives freely push gay rights abroad and even host an annual gathering of gay Tories and gay marriage is and remains legal. The convention did allow religious organisations an exemption from performing gay marriage, but that is hardly the same as repealing gay marriage and the position is exactly the same in the UK. It is your failure to acknowledge progress when progress has occurred which will hold back the progress of equality for at least another decade. The GOP, with the odd exception, may still have some way to go, but if you take your head out of the sand across much of the rest of the western world even conservative parties have now accepted the principle of homosexual equality!

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2012
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