RECENT  POSTS:  » Anti-gay talker Steve Deace lets LGBT movement know: we're about to sue churches, apparently » Audio: Bored on an apparently too factual weekday, Richard Land pushes 'gays are sexually abused' lie » It seems when you equate gay folk with those who sleep with animals, it sticks; funny how that works » Video: A new low for Robert Oscar Lopez; anti-gay 'bisexual' peddles offensive claims on Bryan Fischer's show » Southern Baptist's ERLC dedicating national conference to gay people, discrimination; better luck next year, homeless » Photo: NOM thinks its discriminatory cause is young and hip; adorable » An inside look at POTUS's evolution circa 2011–2012 » More animus from Texas' key 'protect marriage' guy » GLAAD: Why would we silence unwittingly helpful voices like yours, Peter LaBarbera? » Photo: NOM fully (and finally) owning its wholly faith-driven root  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

10/10/2011

FRC clearly hates the fact that Ron Paul won 'Value Voters' straw poll

by Jeremy Hooper

There's no way that a far-right group like the Family Research Council wants Rep. Ron Paul as the Republican nominee. So it's pretty funny that Paul won the group's Value Voters Summit straw poll by a substantial margin:

Screen Shot 2011-10-10 At 9.42.32 Am

But even funnier/ more telling than the results themselves is the way Family Research Council is trying to spin them. Check out the headline they gave to the press release announcing Paul's victory:

Screen Shot 2011-10-10 At 9.44.19 Am

They make it sound as if Cain and Santorum were neck-in-neck, even though Paul beat Cain by a healthy 14% and trounced Santorum by a whopping 21%. It's just that FRC knows a libertarian-leaning Paul victory is not what their conservative evangelical base (or their organization) really wants, so they have to save face. When the least "Values Voter"-y of the field wins the "Values Voter Summit" poll, the host organization has no choice but to save face.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails