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GOProud Endorses Romney: ‘Light Years Better Than President Obama’

by David Badash on June 20, 2012

in News

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GOProud, the gay Republican Tea Party group, today “enthusiastically” endorsed de-facto Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, claiming the 65-year old is “light years better” than Barack Obama. Mysteriously, GOProud and its two co-founders, Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron, neglected to mention that Romney is against same-sex marriage, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the repeal of DOMA, does not support an inclusive ENDA, and this week appeared with some of the most virulently anti-gay religious icons of the Republican Party and proclaimed straight parents are better than gay parents.

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Exposing their real agenda — being perceived as a source of financial capital – Lisa De Pasquale, interim Chair of the GOProud Board of Directors said in a statement, “GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.”

“The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President,” De Pasquale, the former Director of CPAC, added.

“Most gay Americans – like their straight counterparts – are not better off than they were 4 years ago,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud Executive Director.  “The truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too.”

Today, Bloomberg News reported on an in-house Bloomberg Poll that found that “Forty-five percent of those surveyed in a Bloomberg National Poll say they are better off than at the beginning of 2009 compared with 36 percent who say they are worse off.”

“President Obama and his friends on the left want this election to be about divisive social issues, because the President’s record on jobs and the economy is indefensible,” LaSalvia’s statement added.  “At this critical juncture, we need a President with the experience and expertise to turn this economy around.  Someone who knows how the free markets work – former Governor Mitt Romney is that candidate.”

President Obama, in fact, has decided to act in areas like women’s reproductive rights, civil rights for LGBT Americans, and implementing some of the policies the DREAM Act would have created had Congress done its job and passed it. President Obama also has overseen an economy produce 27 straight months of positive job growth.

“Not only does President Obama not understand how the free markets work – he is openly hostile to free market capitalism,” LaSalvia’s statement continues. “President Obama’s repeated attacks on Governor Romney’s private sector record underscore this President’s fundamental lack of understanding of how our economy works.  Instead of demonizing free markets, President Obama should be focused on creating an economic environment that encourages free market investments and creates jobs.”

As the top image, right, shows, the DOW under President Obama has risen an amazing 54.66%. Under President Bush, the DOW dropped 21.78%.

“For far too long, the gay left in this country has been allowed to dictate what they believe qualify as ‘gay issues.’  We think that jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues,’ and on every single one of those issues, Mitt Romney is light years better than President Obama,” said LaSalvia, who does mention that GOProud doesn’t agree with Romney on all issues.

While “jobs, the economy, healthcare, retirement security and taxes are all ‘gay issues’,” too, certainly, the chart above, “Obamacare” — aka the Affordable Care Act — the fact that President Obama has lowered taxes to rates not seen in six decades, and a host of other achievements, make it clear Jimmy LaSalvia, needs to do his homework.

The Advocate notes:

The statement did not mention Richard Grenell, the openly gay national security spokesman who resigned from the Romney campaign in May after an outcry from religious conservatives led by the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. Grenell denied that his sexual orientation played a role in his departure, but the tumultuous episode raised questions about the extent to which the candidate would associate publicly with gay advocates.


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DeGuyzinMS June 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I think that purging a certain sector of voters as is being done across the country is just another kind of witch hunt the GOP embraces. Instead of purging that certain sector of the population who by all accounts, are pretty stable folks, maybe we can have all the other voters go through a series of tests to determine if they understand the electoral process. A MENTAL evaluation if you will. Evidence of the votes cast during the mid terms proves that they don't have the country's best interest at heart. They elected a GOP controlled Congress that has failed and have thumbed their noses at the very people that elected them into office. Where are the jobs? Obama can't do it alone, and Romney?.That's the best they have to offer.

Mykelbarber June 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm

These white, rich, male gay GOPers are some fucked up mental cases.

Scott_Rose June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Every LGBT American, qua LGBTer, is better off now under Obama than they were under Bush. That LaSalvia doesn't acknowledge that, shows the bankruptcy of his political notions and affiliations. "Trickle Down" is a trick; 1% bullshit, that hasn't worked before, and never will work, except for the 1%.. For a gay person to support Romney, represents a treacherous betrayal of one's fellow LGBTers.

beckyjuro June 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Personally, I find it difficult to take as credible the words of anyone who's telling me I should vote for a candidate who has already promised to do everything he can to make things harder for me and my family like Mitt Romney. For those of us who have greater concerns than simply saving a few bucks on tax time, those of us for whom the lack of basic civil rights protection in 34 states can and do have a major impact, there's only one reasonable choice, re-electing President Obama.

I'll be the first to admit that Obama's far from perfect on LGBT issues, but I'll take his positions over Romney's any day of the week. At least with Obama there's hope of moving forward and things getting better. With Romney, there's nothing but the promise that he'll work to make things even worse for us. For the majority of working class LGBT Americans, this is a complete and utter no-brainer.

qxroper June 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

seems like this is also motivated by racism.

Buffy June 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm

When you value your money more than your life, of course Romney is the better candidate.

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