Kids, its increasingly apparent that the down ticket is just as vital to a brighter future as the presidency is. Any Politician that would fall back on using homophobic fear to get into office is truly repugnant. I hope Tommy Thompson does the right thing, the clean thing and runs a fair campaign….Check out the latest update on this particular Senate race.
Cecelia, this is what desperation on the Right stinks like. Here’s the Washington Times, apoplectic at the prospect of Democrat Tammy Baldwin winning the crucial U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin, urging Republican Tommy Thompson to make Baldwin’s sexual orientation the issue of the campaign:
Ms. Baldwin’s success so far has been due to her ability to mask her hard left-wing views. She is portraying herself as a moderate liberal. In fact, she is a radical feminist who champions gay marriage, abortion on demand, government-funded contraception and war on religious freedom. She is the Sandra Fluke of Wisconsin politics—a postmodern socialist who wants government to underwrite birth control pills and homosexual unions. [...]
Ms. Baldwin has made no secret of her lesbian lifestyle. She is a vocal supporter of gay pride and the LGBT community. She told the liberal Huffington Post that her Senate candidacy is historic. Ms. Baldwin stressed that “breaking through these glass ceilings has a ripple effect.” In other words, her election would—and should—encourage other avowed gays and lesbians to enter high office. She sees herself as the tip of the spear for the LGBT community—a relentless advocate for homosexual issues. She attacks traditional marriage. She led the fight to repeal the ban on gays openly serving in the military. She consistently assaults our Judeo-Christian heritage. [...]
Mr. Thompson is a Catholic. He does not wear his faith on his sleeve, yet he should confront Ms. Baldwin about her socialist feminism. Wisconsin’s electorate needs to know just how far out of the mainstream she really is. The last thing they need is Barney Frank in a dress.
That’s just a small smattering of the vile stuff this Times columnist, and the right wing in general, is throwing at Tammy Baldwin. Expect their campaign of hate to only escalate in the final three weeks.
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos