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Party of asses gets one more

by Jeremy Hooper

Homepage ImageHawaii state senator Mike Gabbard, a primer:

-- In 1991, he co-founded an organization called "Stop Promoting Homosexuality"

-- A few years later, founded and chaired another organization called the "Alliance for Traditional Marriage"

-- Is on record as saying that he views homosexuality as unnatural, as well as morally and spiritually repugnant

-- Told a Honolulu Weekly reporter in 1999:

"One morning I woke up to a world in which an unnatural, unhealthy, immoral activity, which was taking thousands of lives, was being portrayed in the media as moral, natural, healthy and normal,"... "I believe that all of our problems — be they environmental, crime, health, economic, wars, etc. — can be traced to people holding on to and living by [a] hedonistic and therefore selfish world view. ... This is why [homosexuality] is such an important issue to me."


"I am accused of being a hatemonger, but I’ve never given anyone AIDS," ... "I’ve not hurt or killed anyone. Whereas homosexuals, supposedly the great lovers of mankind, continue to engage in activities that are ripping each other apart physically and mentally."

-- Hosted a local cable-access show called "The Gay Deception," on which he vehemetly lashed out against homo-gays

-- Led the charge to pass a gay marriage-banning amendment to the Hawaii state constitution

-- Is not only opposed to gay marriage, but also civil unions, domestic partnerships, and any other form of same-sex couple recognition

So what is Mike Gabbard up to now, you ask? Why he's switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democratic, natch!

WHAT THE HUH?!!!!!?!?!?!?!

Yes, proving that one doesn't necessarily have to be invited to the party to join it, Mr. Gabbard has now taken his gay-detesting behind to the land of the donkey. Which is kind of annoying on the face, considering the direction in which we'd like to see the Democratic party head. However, there is a bright side: If you need to locate Tammy Baldwin or Barney Frank while in attendance at the Democratic National Convention, you will only need to listen for Mr. Gabbard's ear-shreaking cries of "BURN SINNER!" to find them.

Sadly, we're not even sure we're joking about last part! But what's even sadder? We ARE sure that we're not joking about everything else!

Sen. Gabbard bolts GOP for Democratic Party [Honolulu Advertiser]

***Loads of background on Gabbard's vehemence: The Gospel According to Gabbard [Honolulu Weekly]

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Your thoughts

Maybe the Hawaiian Republican Party should try running a socially inclusive candidate to run against Sen.Gabbard.

Sometimes if you want power you have to think outside the box.

Posted by: Matt from California | Sep 3, 2007 12:03:24 PM

This sort of thing happens all the time. The politics of the parties are interchangeable. There are cosmetic differences to be sure, but basically Republicans are baboons in people suits (with a totalitarian christian attached at the hip) and Democrats are Republicans in drag.
Their sole substantive difference is the fight to see who’ll will win and go to the head of the line where billionaires make deals and pass out bribes.

Posted by: Bill Perdue | Sep 3, 2007 5:58:03 PM

"Republicans are baboons in people suits (with a totalitarian christian attached at the hip) and Democrats are Republicans in drag."


Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 3, 2007 7:28:06 PM

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