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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Let me point out some serious immorality

From the NY Times 'The Caucus' Blog

March 14, 2007, 6:40 pm
Clinton Ducks Answer on Whether Homosexualty is ‘Immoral’

By Patrick Healy

Asked if she believed homosexuality was immoral, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton declined to answer the question in a television interview this morning and said it was for “others to conclude.”

General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a recent interview that he personally believed homosexuality was immoral and that this view was a factor in his opposition to gays serving openly in the military.

Mrs. Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports allowing gays to serve, which would amount to a change in her husband’s “don’t ask don’t tell” policy. She has also been aggressively courting gay voters and groups in recent weeks. Some gay groups have been critical of Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to support gay marriage, however, though she does support civil unions.

Asked on ABC News today if she agreed with General Pace’s view that homosexuality was immoral, Mrs. Clinton said: “Well I’m going to leave that to others to conclude.” She added, “I’m very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can.”

Senator Clinton, it is immoral for you to not answer a simple question about whether you agree with General Pace, while you cultivate gay votes and dollars.

Shame on you. Until you can answer that question, stop soliciting HRC donations.

I am (already) so weary of her poll-driven, word-smithed campaign.

Eva adds - the comments are interesting:

March 14th,
7:00 pm

The more I see Hillary, the less I like her. Not that I liked her much. But her blatant political over-calculations are getting tiresome.

— Posted by Thomas
March 14th,
7:06 pm

Just once to be nice to gays and lesbians…what can we say…it's one of those things we'll never know…

— Posted by David Modeny
March 14th,
7:12 pm

HRC's answer to Pace's idiotic slur is so utterly predictable. HRC is such a human salamander. She should be renamed the "Zelig" candidate. Next she'll be seen growing a long beard & sporting a yarmulke in Jerusalem.

— Posted by Sandman
March 14th,
7:14 pm

Now I'm beginning to wonder if it isn't possible that Pace's comments weren't set up by Karl Rove.

Something tells me Hillary's position of not taking a side on whether homosexuality is moral or not, there's no way it's going to wash, and it actually provides further ammunition for those who have already been making the case that she can't take a courageous stand on anything.

— Posted by Erik W.65

Clinton has now clarified, and Obama steps in it.

They asked Joe Solmonese from the Human Rights Campaign for comment:

Joe Solmonese, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization, said he was concerned about the initial responses of both Democratic senators, and compared their comments unfavorably to the rebuke by a Republican senator, John Warner of Virginia, who said he "respectfully but strongly" disagreed that homosexuality was immoral.

"It is a problem, and we’re going to reach out to both of those campaigns Thursday and ask them to clarify their answer," Mr. Solmonese said.

Earth to Joe Solmonese, by having HRC allowing candidates treat gays as ATMS means we'll get lots more of these comments from candidates in the mainstream media. Sure they'll say different things at the HRC black tie fundraisers. That's not where most gays are going to be getting their news.

The let's just work with Democrats and ignore the Republicans strategy is working so well, isn't it Joe?


DavidD said...

hypocrisy on gay issues by a democrat? I can't imagine THAT happening... what a fucking bitch

Eva said...

That is pathetic... What about the morality of her pathetic husband?

Markh said...

It should not be considered an act of courage to disagree with General Pace.

What IS courageous is to court votes and money from the homos, and then not be very clear on the 'morality' question.

That sort of shape-shifting takes enormous courage.