Libertarians (aka Tea Party Lite) Ask For The Gay Vote While The Stonewall Democrats Continue Loving Obama

The After the bid to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ failed in the Senate this week the Libertarian Party is now trying to get gay voters on board. 

Libertarian Party Chairman Mark Hinkle issued a statement Thursday pointing to the continued ban on gays serving openly in the military and a federal law that lets states not recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.  “President Obama and the Democrats had almost a year of complete control of the federal government,” Hinkle said. “They could have repealed ‘don’t ask don’t tell.’ They could have gotten rid of the Defense of Marriage Act. But they didn’t do either.” He added that “the Libertarian Party wants to break this self-destructive behavior” by gay voters who continue to support the Democrats  “like abused spouses who keep returning to their aggressors” they need to stop “handing their votes to the Democrats who abuse them.”

In response Michael Mitchell, executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats, which represents gay Democrats, said the Obama administration had done “more for the LGBT community than any other administration in our nation’s history – combined.” .”

You know Micheal thats NOT hard to do but crumbs don’t count.  And statements like that just piss us off more.  And considering that the Libertarian Party is tied to the Tea Party, I don’t think so dude.  But nice try.

IMO perhaps the LGBT Community should meld into the GREEN PARTY and help them organize and start to gain some solid ground in Politics.  Because its become very clear that BOTH Republlicans and Democrats suck.

(Yes Jason Happ and Justin Jeffre’s I did actually say that)


Will Kohler

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