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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Rotten Rudy flips on civil union stance

The femme fatal in this picture is none other than Rudy Giuliani. Many of you are aware of his longtime stance in support of civil unions. If you aren't, click HERE for the December 2003 audio from the gay satellite channel SiriusOutQ. In 2004, in an appearance on The O'Reilly Factor, he stated "I'm in favor of … civil unions" and went on to explain why: "Marriage should be reserved for a man and a woman. That's why you have civil partnerships. So now you have a civil partnership, domestic partnership, civil union, whatever you want to call it, and that takes care of the imbalance, the discrimination, which we shouldn't have."

Many people on both sides of the aisle surmised that his stance on this issue would "not play well in Peoria" and would eliminate any chance he had at the GOP nomination for president. True conservatives certainly wouldn't support a candidate who has been so vocal regarding GLBT American's rights. Apparently, Rotten Rudy agrees and has now come out against civil unions. Reacting to the New Hampshire legislature's passage of a bill that would legalize same-sex unions in the state, Giuliani stated that the bill went too far and that he could not support it.

A spokesperson said "Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly. In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it."

First of all, stop calling him "Mayor Giuliani", he's not a mayor and he was a horrible one when he was in that position. . .just ask a New Yorker. But that's another tale entirely. Rotten Rudy, you can't support the rights of GLBT citizens throughout your entire political career and then drop that support at the eleventh hour in an attempt to gain favor with the conservative base! While I realize their gullibility after enduring their actions during the last two presidential elections, I simply cannot believe that even this self-centered flock of sheep can look you in the eye as you disavow your lifelong position on this issue in a feeble attempt to win their support.

Even Republican pollsters are dumbfounded by this flip. You see, after enduring 6+ years of "W', even
their bullshit detectors are going off! Let's see here. . .often showed up at public events in drag while mayor of NYC, lived with an openly gay couple after announcing his divorce plans to his wife via a press conference, and now claims he can't support civil unions. BULLSHIT!

Not only have you alienated the members of the GLBT community who might possibly have supported you, but you're displaying that old "finger in the wind" mentality that conservatives always seem to spend so much time ranting against. Way to screw it up two ways at the same time! Up until now your biggest worry had to be that the false "America's Mayor" image would be destroyed by the real details of your actions during that horrible event. Silly little things really. . .placing your emergency command center in the basement of a building that had already been a target in 1993. . .storing huge tanks of diesel fuel under that same building for emergency power. . .allowing emergency communications control to be placed in that same site. . .in case any of you reading this are among the slow crowd, we're talking about the World Trade Center here!

Rotten Rudy thrives on the images of himself roaming Manhattan that terrible September morn, looking all heroic and engaged. Truth of the matter is that he was roaming the streets because he had nowhere to go due to his absolutely horrid management skills and poor decisions! His "emergency command center" was the target and he had nowhere to go - all emergency communications were routed through that same center, and were down. As a result, emergency responders were unable to communicate with each other or the outside world. Information that would definitely have saved the lives of these brave men and women couldn't reach them!

Rotten Rudy had a lousy approval rating in NYC and was to be voted out of office in a special election that was to have been held during the attack that day. That election was canceled, and he rode the wave on the backs of our dead. Let's make sure that doesn't happen again. . .

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Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

My freaking fear is that "America's Mayor" will tap in the fear of both sides of the aisle and rob Dem votes. I cannot stand that phony SOB. America needs to hear about his awful record in NYC, his marriage and subsequent annulment to his cousin, his trying to evict Donna Hanover from Gracie Mansion, his shacking up with a gay couple during his divorce, his support of Ralph Reed during his Lt. Governor race, his responsibility for the death of fireman during 9/11 and all the other flip-flopping and incompetent actions and get that Ghoul the hell out of the race.

title="comment permalink">April 29, 2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

Don't worry Pursey, Giuliani like McCain is managing to destroy his chances of getting the nomination. I'm putting my money on Mitt. ;-)

title="comment permalink">April 29, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

I'm not sure Rudi, John or Mitt will get the nom. Don't be surprised if Fred or Newt ends up being at the top of the Rethuglican ticket.

title="comment permalink">April 29, 2007 5:08 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Robert - If either of those two win, and there's no changes to the current White House visitor's list, we'll find out if Jeff Gannon prefers eye of newt or gopher holes. . .;)

title="comment permalink">April 30, 2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger Parson said...

Not long ago, Rudy said something like, remember 9/11?, that is what your will get if the Democrats win in 2008.

I can't find it, but I know I read it and Bill Maher mentioned it the other night. Bill also mentioned a few other points you brought up about him.

title="comment permalink">May 01, 2007 1:57 AM  
Blogger Hill said...

I'm sorry, but every single time I think of Rudy I cannot help but think of him in drag. So how are the wingers spinning that little ditty?

title="comment permalink">May 04, 2007 9:16 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Parson - That's pretty close to what he said.

Hill - Selective memory.

title="comment permalink">May 04, 2007 10:01 PM  

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