Politics & Public Opinion
Where has the love gone?
In June 2015, Indiana then-Gov Mike Pence was asked about Pete Buttigieg coming out. Pence response: 'I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. We have a great working relationship, and I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.' https://t.co/VwNjnejPTm
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 8, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 8, 2019
If I saw a restaurant owner refuse to serve a gay couple, I wouldn't eat there anymore. http://t.co/QCAPBfnJzL
— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) March 30, 2015
Pence said he and Buttigieg "worked very closely together when I was (Indiana's) governor, and I considered him a friend."
"And he knows I don't have a problem with him," he added. https://t.co/xVkMhPDFbp
— Dan Merica (@merica) April 12, 2019
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) April 14, 2019
Why Democratic Party thought leaders and the media elite are embracing him, and why they moved quickly to tamp down the left-progressives that didn’t find him sufficiently intersectional.
When they murder in packs like animals, you do, and if you don't, you're a fool. https://t.co/uZ37vewRxT
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 6, 2019
Calling members of a gang that has beheaded people and ripped out hearts “animals” should not be controversial.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) April 6, 2019
Now do babies in the womb, Pete. https://t.co/Yv7ERGdPSM
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) April 6, 2019
You support late term abortion. Sit the heck down. https://t.co/aF6Rb0Jqgq
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 7, 2019
The Human Rights Campaign is promoting legislation requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. HRC, in doing so, takes note that some employees without paid sick leave are LGBTQ.
The issue with HRC pursing a broadly progressive agenda is that when it fundraises among Republicans, it presents itself as a group focused on LGBTQ-rights advocacy. Yes, the Log Cabin Republicans support a broadly conservative GOP-driven agenda. They’ve got the name “Republican” upfront, and their mission is as much about lobbying support for Republicans as it is about lobbying Republican support for LGBTQ legal equality. The same was true, in reverse, with the now-defunct Stonewall Democrats.
But HRC was founded with a nonpartisan mission and for many years held to that in its congressional endorsements and fundraising (before it started supporting presidential candidates). If that had remained true, the Stonewall Democrats wouldn’t have been rendered redundant, and HRC would not have turned into an adjunct of the Democratic party.
More. From Equality California:
“Enacting gun safety reforms [sic] at the federal level is a top priority for Equality California. LGBTQ people and our allies are often the targets of bias-motivated gun violence.”
And since no LGBTQ people or allies use guns to defend themselves from hate crimes, no problem there.
THANK YOU to @realDonaldTrump and the entire administration for standing with the worldwide LGBT community and for launching a global effort to end the criminalization of homosexuality.
We stand with you and are here to help in any way we can!https://t.co/QRQBsE85D4
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) February 19, 2019
Are you freaking kidding me?!? Progressive LGBT media is an absolute joke. https://t.co/ZbZuSTSKP5
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) February 20, 2019
HRC thread here. Takes until tweet 6 before it gets to their reaction to the day’s news, and even then doesn’t quite manage to reach the “begrudging and lukewarm” threshold. https://t.co/jsBgQIfWTT
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) February 20, 2019
This is how a “non-partisan” “advocacy” organization with no clout, no relationships with Republicans, and absolutely zero pull with the White House reacts to what should be welcome news to anyone. https://t.co/VyKPY1pwVU
— Gregory T. Angelo (@gregorytangelo) February 19, 2019
I am delighted to see that my article on US government campaign to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe is currently the 4th most read article on @Jerusalem_Post website. @RichardGrenell is spearheading the campaign. https://t.co/uDOz3uvpJf
— Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) February 20, 2019
Like other progressive movements, LGBTQ activism has wedded itself to the cultural and financial elites. Recall the Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment was delivered at a gala LGBTQ fundraiser in Manhattan featuring Barbra Streisand. The fundraiser reportedly brought in around $6 million, with ticket prices ranging from $1,200 to $250,000, with many paying $50,000, according to reports, which at the time I wrote about here.
(An earlier version of this post erroneously led with an article on George W. Bush instead of George H.W. Bush; IGFCultureWatch regrets the error.)
I hope that sharing power in a divided government will make Democrats less likely to continue inciting mob hatred of anyone who dares commit the heresy of disagreeing publicly with progressive and identitarian dogmas. But I’m not hopeful.
Via Tucker Carlson:
Last month one of my children was attacked by a stranger at dinner. For her sake, I was hoping to keep the incident private. It’s now being politicized by the Left. Here’s what happened: pic.twitter.com/rwNoFYxMFv
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 11, 2018