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NYT Says Gay Pride Rallies = Obama Rallies

From the Advocate New York Times:

Seeing an Obama Army in Gay Pride Legions

By JEREMY W. PETERS
June 24, 2012

… Mr. Levine was one of hundreds of Obama field staff members and volunteers who fanned out at a dozen gay pride celebrations across the country over the weekend with a meticulous set of marching orders from the Chicago campaign headquarters: Get names, cellphone numbers, and e-mail and home addresses. But most important, get commitments to volunteer.

At times, the parades could have been confused for Obama campaign rallies. In Chicago on Sunday, 300 of his campaign staff members and volunteers marched down Halsted Street through the heart of the gay district to chants of “Four more years! Four more years!” Along Fifth Avenue in New York, a group of about 200 Obama supporters who walked the parade route were cheered by crowds waving powder-blue “L.G.B.T. for Obama” placards, referring to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. “Obama! Obama!” the onlookers cried.

This would actually make a great campaign commercial — for the GOP.

While gay men and lesbians have been one of the most reliable Democratic voting blocs, supporting Democrats over Republicans by a ratio of about three to one in recent elections, the Obama campaign is capitalizing on what its strategists say is a perfect election-year opportunity. Just over six weeks ago, Mr. Obama declared his support for the right of gay couples to marry, which strengthened his political potency among gay people

The Times pretends that it was just a lucky break that Obama just happened to ‘evolve’ on same-sex marriage right before ‘gay pride’ month.

Now, campaign officials and other top Democrats said this was their best chance yet to convert enthusiasm among gay men and lesbians for Mr. Obama into more than just votes.

“It’s like shooting fish in a barrel this year,” said Steve Elmendorf, a Democratic consultant who supervised the field operation for Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign in several battleground states…

What an excellent simile.

Over the coming weeks, the campaign will begin contacting those who signed its commitment forms to try to recruit them for any number of jobs like making phone calls or getting on a bus for a day trip to swing states like Pennsylvania.

Gay pride marches are the Democratic Party’s equivalent of Tea Party rallies

How true. And how surprising that The Times would admit it. But, being the homophiles that they are, they don’t even see how this might rankle some people.

BTW, what exactly has Obama done for homosexuals, except ruin their economy just like he has ruined the economy for everyone else?

These efforts come at a critical time for gay civil rights, one that gives Democrats an opportunity to make the case that the differences between the two parties on gay issues could not be starker

And the public’s opposition to same sex marriage could not be more obvious. Having voted it down whenever and wherever it is place on the ballot.

In New York on Sunday, the Obama contingent was tame compared with other parade participants. There was no stereo blaring Whitney Houston or the Weather Girls, and no float festooned with rainbow streamers or muscled go-go boys. But that did not dampen enthusiasm on the sidewalks, where people were grabbing Obama Pride stickers by the handful

Oh, yeah, gay pride floats are considered to be outrageous because of their Whitney Houston music. (Check out some of the photos of Zombietimes, if you want to see some gay pride photos.)

Diane Rose, a 51-year-old psychotherapist from Harlem, said she voted for Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential election and considered herself a Republican. But as she marched in the parade with her lesbian partner, she paused briefly from handing out Obama stickers to ponder her change of heart. “Doing this,” she said, referring to his embrace of gay rights, “especially as an African-American Christian, he took a bold stand and risked losing a big constituency.”

Isn’t it amazing how our news media is always able to find Republican converts to Obama.

We have never met one. But maybe we don’t go to the right parades.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 25th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “NYT Says Gay Pride Rallies = Obama Rallies”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Pedobears ride Obama like a wild stallion of Hope and Change.

    At least that was The Rumor out of Chicago when bath houses were hot and being straight was not.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    SMACKS OF DESPERATION!!

    This is like when your football team is already out of the playoff hunt, and the coach just lets the 2nd or 3rd stringer QB go in and run a bunch of stupid trick plays, triple reverse flea flickers, it doesn’t matter, the season is a WASH OUT anyway, why not try to do something zany, or set some stupid NFL record to make a name for yourself?

    OBAMA thinks the same way. He knows he is in for a major DRUBBING, so he is thinking, “Hey, at least I will do something historic with the gay community, at least someone will love me for some reason.”

    Look at all the acceleration and attention he is paying the lowest common denominator in our society these days. He keeps going down and down and down until he finds a sect of voters who are on par with his morals, and will accept him no matter what. –As it turns out, the people who are sexually obsessive-compulsive (and at least 20 other defects in the DSM IV) love the guy!

  3. Anonymoose says:

    Oh boy………………..you know, I say go for it. Obama will guarantee every pride marcher in the country will vote for him, and a fair number of the sympathizers.

    The rest will question, that okay, he pulled out the marriage trump card, but the country is still down the tubes and people can’t get jobs.

    And nothing will sell Democrats more to the undecided/swing voters than a gay pride marcher calling them up at dinner wanting them to vote for Obama. Even better if they go door to door in uniform.

  4. fallingpianos says:

    Pride goes before the fall.


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