But now just a month after Tisei skipped the state Republican convention to protest his party’s anti-gay marriage stance, will be fundraising with Frank Guinta, a New Hampshire politician with links to the Tea Party who himself opposes gay marriage and is anti-abortion through the newly formed joint fundraising committee called the New England Majority Fund.
Tisei said it was no big deal on Thursday that the issue boiled down to convenience.
“There are individuals who know both Frank and myself, who want to have an event for the both of us,” he said. “Establishing a joint fundraising committee for the event is the cleanest way to do it, logistically.”
Obviously integrity is an inconvenience to Tisei. And the Victory Fund also it seems.
The Victory Fund a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT politicos in public office has joined in the chorus of Gay Inc. organizations that are in a politically correct tizzy that Frank as of late has been calling out “gay republicans”.
Barney Frank opposes the election of gay Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei from his home state of Massachusetts. ‘‘The fact that Richard Tisei is openly gay is a good thing,’’ Frank said in a conference call with journalists, the Associated Press reports. ‘‘The problem is that it is of no use to us.’’ Frank said Tisei’s first vote as a Republican would be to reelect John Boehner as House speaker, and Boehner would not let pro-gay legislation, such as a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, come up before the chamber.
Victory Fund CEO Chuck Wolfe (pictured above left) issued the following statement:
“As a nonpartisan organization working to bring LGBT voices to the table on both sides of the aisle, we disagree with Congressman Frank’s assessment of Richard Tisei, an openly gay, socially progressive Republican.
Just as Congressman Frank was able to help persuade Democrats to turn away from an anti-LGBT record over the more than 25 years he served as an openly gay member of the House, we believe Richard Tisei’s personal influence in the Republican caucus has the potential to change the hearts and minds of colleagues. That is how real change begins.”
• Tisei voted against final passage of the bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (H. 5427. Roll Call #483 on 10/23/89)
• Tisei voted to prohibit the Department of Social Services from placing children in its care with gay or lesbian foster parents. (Massachusetts State House Roll Call Vote #94, 5/17/90)
• Tisei voted against a bill to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodation, and insurance in Massachusetts. (HR 3123 and Roll Call #701 on 9/23/85)
It is absurd for the Victory Fund in 2012 to support someone just because they are gay and not because of the issues at hand. If a person supports a party with a platform like the Republicans, a platform includes anti-women, anti-gay and anti-minority planks even if they are “gay” they shouldn’t be supported with “gay money” and should not be endorsed by any self respecting LGBT group.
The absolute proven joke of bipartisanship after these 12 years is well proven. And for the Victory Fund to fall into such an asinine strategy by backing a “gay republican” just because he is “gay” over a proven straight progressive Democrat who is 100 percent behind LGBT equality is insulting not only to the Democratic party but to the LGBT community.
Eager to soothe jagged relationships with an impatient gay community, the White House is dispatching two senior members of its personnel office, as well as Fred Hochberg, the chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, to hold a workshop with gay rights leaders and donors in town for the annual Victory Fund Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference. A workshop will include advice from White House officials on how to “enhance your application and boost your chances for nomination or appointment,” the conference program promises
Isn’t that so nice of Obama and the White House. Now the well-heeled, elitist professional LGBT Advocates in Gay Inc who do jack shit can learn how to become a Presidential appointee! And the Victory Fund is selling the tickets separatelyy at only $99.00! (Sold Out)
Yes for the one time low price of $99.00 you can learn how to become a Presidential Nominee by just selling out your people and their rights