The sHillary backlash continues
Blender, New Yorker, and Julien’s List contributor ‘Bean sent the Empire State Pride Agenda a kick-ass letter to thank the gay org for its decision to cease fundraising for the Clinton machine. The Senator’s ambitions have been funded with gay dollars and no commitment to full civil equality, while she coasts along the road to Republican-lite positions (See my post). The matter has stirred up lively discussion at the New York Observer.
The irony is that sHillary is probably so unpopular in flyover country that she won’t have a prayer if she got the Dem nomination anyway. That’s why you have Dear Leader calling her “formidable.” She’s the candidate they want and need to get another four years to destroy the country.
‘Bean’s given me permission to reprint his letter, which sums it all up.
Registered Democrat, Monroe County
Registered Member, MoveOn Progressive PAC
Contributor, Julien’s List (GLBT blog)
Rochester, NY 14615
Dear Empire State Pride Agenda Representative:
Today, I read this article about Executive Director Alan Van Capelle’s decision to not support Senator Hillary Clinton in any future endeavors given her stances and policies.
The article I mention is linked to a GLBT blog, Pam’s House Blend here:
Given driving out to your offices, throwing my arms around Alan Van Capelle’s neck, and intimately kissing him breathless for finally standing up to a Turncoat Liberal like Clinton would be (1) inconvenient, (2) time consuming, (3) awkward, (4) likely a tad embarrassing for all involved, and (5) a rather probable way to get arrested (although, believe me, when I read the article, doing as described *WAS* my first instinct), I quelled my enthusiasm and decided to write this note instead.
A note is more civil, after all.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for finally taking a stand for GLBT liberals – and for GLBT liberals in a state reputed for *BEING* liberal, at that.
When I first moved to New York State in 2004 from a Hate State (Ohio), I was initially impressed with Senator Clinton’s “newsmaker” face and comments.
As she started shilling for the Iraq war, defending her husband’s DOMA legislation, cheering for CAFTA in light of NAFTA as New York job losses continue, co-supporting “Flag Burning Legislation” with a GLBT-hating-and-baiting Republican nut-job from Utah, and finally saber-rattling at Iran in the pages of Salon Magazine . . . and then she has the tasteless gall to come and ask GLBT folks for votes and money?
This series of events rather left a bad taste in my mouth.
I sincerely, vigorously, unabashedly, unashamedly, and publicly thank both the Empire State Pride Agenda and Director Alan Van Capelle’s courage to stand up and say, “Hey! No more ‘something for nothing, lady!'”
Please note I copied the publishers (who are, in some degree, also my friends) on this letter: the GLBT community needs and deserves to know that (1) not only did someone finally say “Enough!” to the Spineless, Self-Serving, Democratic Turncoats like Clinton who sell out their supporters . . . but that (2) one of the GLBT people you support by your work is willing to publicly support you, too.
VERY well done – and so tastefully, too: thank you! Thank you so very much!
The only possible way I could be any happier this moment is if you managed to get the South-Central Republican-Lite Carpetbagger back on a train to Arkansas!
Cc: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, via Senatorial
‘Bean is also working with his local MoveOn organization to launch a sHillary “NO!” campaign. More on that soon.