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More on Gay marriage, Paladino, Cuomo, and the ridiculousness of it all

October 16, 2010

A Quinnipiac University  poll done over the last month shows only 41 percent of New York voters support same-sex marriage or civil unions. Meaning over 50% do NOT!

That percentage remains nearly unchanged from a year ago. Interestingly, Democrats, some Independents, whites and women were the strongest supporters; opposition was strongest among Republicans, men and blacks.

NOW AS TO THIS 41% WE WOULD ARGUE THE FOLLOWING; WHERE IT IS EASILY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE 5% OF THE POPULATION WHO ARE GAY ARE GOING TO GET THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, NEIGHBORS ECT, HOW DOES THE NUMBER GET SO HIGH TO 41%; WE BELIEVE IT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WHEN ASKED ARE SIMPLY AFRAID TO BE LABELED BIGOTS AND HOMOPHOBES!

 

CUOMOLAND


Andrew Cuomo says “Gay Marriage is the civil rights issue of our time” (New York Daily News, Oct 15, 2010)

“As a landmark gay marriage bill hurtled toward an uncertain vote last year, New York’s Democratic leaders scrambled to corral support. Gov. David A. Paterson delivered impassioned speeches, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand headlined a giant rally and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn shuttled back and forth to Albany to lobby lawmakers.

But the state’s most popular Democrat, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, was all but invisible.

He was asked by those pushing for the measure to call three wavering senators. He never spoke with two of them, their aides said, and did not reach another until after the senator had voted — against the bill.

In the end, none of the three senators supported the bill.” (The New York Times July 8, 2010)

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EVEN THOUGH SHOT DOWN TWICE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, STILL Cuomo Pledges To Make Gay Marriage Legal on His Watch

The safe campaign of Andrew Cuomo thought the coast was clear enough on same sex marriage for the candidate to stop by the Gay Pride dinner in NYC for a little pandering in the wake of opponent Carl Paladino’s over the top remarks on gays at a Brooklyn synagogue.
Marriage equality is going to be a big issue again in 2011 following a defeat of the measure in the Senate last year, when eight Democrats strayed from the orthodoxy to oppose the measure. With the makeup of the Senate likely to be the same or slightly more GOP, its hard to see how the measure passes…And issues like this don’t lend themselves to the usual tactic of horse trading for a new bridge civic center in exchange for a vote on a social issue.
TheDailyPolitics – NY Daily News

How Ironic, Paladino Sounds Like Obama on Gay Marriage

Posted by Matt on Oct 11, 2010 in Campaign 2010

Let’s not be too shocked that Carl Paladino’s views on homosexuality are pretty much identical to Barack Obama’s.  Both believe marriage is between a man and a woman. Both believe homosexuals should not be discrimated against. Pretty much sums it up.

As for his comment about Cuomo bringing his kids to a gay pride parade… Carl wins that one. Look at some of these pictures and ask yourself  this really what you want to expose your kids too?

Carl gets gay-trashed (by the real extremists)

Andy Cuomo, Christine Quinn lead assault on ‘extremist’

So the Post (still shilling for Cuomo) runs a story yesterday covering the Empire State Pride Agenda, the state’s largest gay-rights lobby, annual dinner event at the Sheraton Towers. They report on the bashing of Paladino over his “anti-gay” comments with not a negative word about Cuomo.

“We are looking at an extremist political agenda on the other side during this election. And you saw it this week with the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community,” Cuomo said alongside NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

Cuomo called pursuing “marriage equality” for gays “the civil-rights issue of our time.” In introducing Cuomo, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn — who is openly gay — called him a “fearless” champion of gay rights, and blasted Paladino as a “bully.”A who’s who of New York politicos was in attendance, including Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Paterson, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Democratic AG candidate Eric Schneiderman.

Paterson blasted Paladino stating that “his lips are dripping with homophobia and hypocrisy” and criticized him for taking too long to speak out and condemn the recent incident to which 2 gays were attacked and beaten in NYC by a Latin Gang.

Ironically, Cuomo launched a broader attack on Paladino’s positions on social issues. He said Paladino and his fellow Republicans “want a public referendum on racial profiling in the state of New York” by redeploying State Police to arrest illegal immigrants.

First of all we don’t recall Paladino ever indicating that he only wants to deal with one race of illegal immigrants, rather he wants to deal with the whole problem including shutting down sanctuary cities period, and he has threatened to send the state police in to deal with public officials breaking the law and their oaths of office, as much as to deal with illegals. 

As far as this whole line of thinking goes, how foolish that somehow the emphasis is on gay rights with regard to this gang violence, than it is on the gangs themselves. Special rights for gay people isn’t going to stop the gangs, their violence isn’t perpetuated just against gays by the way, and seeing the gang is a racial “latin” group in this case, maybe some racial profiling is a necessary part of taking them down.
Anyhow, Cuomo then goes on to bash Paladino’s pro-life views. We’re not sure why this is a hot topic at a gay pride dinner, seeing that homosexuals can’t get each other pregnant, why be so concerned about whether you can have an abortion on demand, which is what Cuomo and the other politicos in the room support. Maybe they were just pandering to the small cross section of bi-sexuals in the room like the sex in the city actress who co-hosted the event.

Gillibrand and Schumer then spoke to the crowd, and promised they’d work hard to see the Senate repeal the government’s “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy toward gays in the military. (neither of these 2 have ever served by the way). Schumer went on to mention the Justice Department’s decision yesterday to appeal a single activist Judge, who thinks by their court order, they can ban “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell,” and many in the crowd booed. How ironic that we feel this is one of the few things so far this Justice Dept has actually done right. Schumer called the decision “deeply frustrating,” while Gillibrand said she was “very disappointed” with the administration’s appeal.

We’ll tell you what’s frustrating; that a room full of gay activists having dinner and cocktails with their pandering political friends, think they know better what the military policy should be than the commanders and all those actually serving, and especially with regard to those engaged in battles right now as we speak. This is a delicate policy issue that affects moral, safety, command structure and unit cohesion, and it should be decided by the Military not some judge. There have always been fraternization rules for our military personnel and that includes all of them, the DADT is simply a part of it. Lastly, whats really disappointing is that there are some folks out there thinking this issue ought to take center stage when the reality is, we are at war, and we have much more pressing matters to contend with.

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