LEARN – Why The OUT 100′ Is A Flawed List Offensive To Gay Peeps – ‘Ken Mehlman’.
IT IS LIKE LETTING A CHILD KILLER BABY SIT BECAUSE HE REALIZED HIS PAST ACTIONS WERE WRONG. ‘OUT’ HAVE FUCKED UP REWARDING THIS SELF LOATHING CUNT.
He was one of the architects of Bush/Cheney’s 2004 election campaign, was chairman of the Republican National Committee and generally spent years as a closet case helping to strangle LGBT rights.
Mehlman acknowledges that if he had publicly declared his sexuality sooner, he might have played a role in keeping the party from pushing an anti-gay agenda.
“It’s a legitimate question and one I understand,” Mehlman said. “I can’t change the fact that I wasn’t in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally.” He asks of those who doubt his sincerity: “If they can’t offer support, at least offer understanding.”
“What I do regret, and think a lot about, is that one of the things I talked a lot about in politics was how I tried to expand the party into neighborhoods where the message wasn’t always heard. I didn’t do this in the gay community at all.”
What they don’t mention is that in 2004, when he was Bush’s campaign manager, the Republicans trotted out the awful beast of gay marriage in order to get conservatives to the polls. The GOP made sure there were votes to outlaw gay marriage in 11 states that year, and it passed in each state. Bush, not coincidentally, won in nine of those states, including Ohio, the lynchpin to winning the election. That means Ken Mehlman, a gay man, made sure that his people would be robbed of the right to marry in 11 states so that his candidate would win.