Bil Browning

John Kerry the all-around loser

Filed By Bil Browning | May 06, 2005 3:28 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics

After reading this article, I don't think of John Kerry as a loser just for giving away an election he should have handily won; he's also a loser for back-pedaling on gay rights. I heard this story on CNN first, but couldn't find the story anywhere on the site, of course. Why they do stories on air that they leave off the site, I'll never know... Thank God AMERICAblog is around to point me to the source...

But I digress.

It seems that the Massachusetts Democratic party plans to include a plank that endorses gay marriage. John Kerry gave a speech yesterday where he said he was against the plank addition.

Kerry, who opposes same-sex marriage but supports civil unions, said in an interview with the Globe that he would prefer that the party not mention gay marriage in its platform, because Democrats continue to disagree on how to handle the issue.

"I'm opposed to it being in a platform. I think it's a mistake," Kerry said shortly after hosting a forum on his universal children's healthcare bill in Baton Rouge. "I think it's the wrong thing, and I'm not sure it reflects the broad view of the Democratic Party in our state."

Maybe if Kerry had been a little more sociably tolerable - instead of one of the countless Republicrats we've seen lately - he might have won the election. It's hard to get your "liberal" base inspired when you mimic the right-wing candidate. Again (see my post from a couple days ago), does anyone else need a better reason to support Dennis Kucinich in 2008?

John Kerry didn't lose the election because of gay rights. John Kerry lost the election because of John Kerry.

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AUTHOR: Marla R. Stevens

DATE: 5/06/2005 09:34:35 PM

It's very important to come down hard on Kerry -- if for no other reason than for it to serve as a warning to Sen. Clinton, whose opinions on the subject don't differ from Kerry's. (It's no coincidence that the Deaniac who started the 'gays for Kerry' e-mail list has now started one for Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign.)I advise thank you notes to the Massachusetts Democratic Party and letters correcting Kerry's lies to the editors of the papers in Louisiana (and any of your state's papers)that covered the rally.

AUTHOR: Marla R. Stevens

DATE: 5/06/2005 10:46:58 PM

Speaking of the outforhillary list, a copy of a very smart editorial urging the antigay bigot of a New York senator and former First Lady not to run was posted on it recently.Check it out on the St. Paul Pioneer Press' website:


DATE: 5/08/2005 11:30:07 AM

Coming back from a week in NY, I can share that few we spoke with had anything nice to say about about either of the Clintons, or John Kerry. There are many left-leaning New Yorkers who believe that Sen. Clinton needs to not be re-elected nor run for President.Any Democrat that speaks with the tongue of bitotry needs to be publically admonished.