This is how they think they are going to get LGBT Floridians to vote for Republicans?
Funded by the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans, the ad calls for LGBT voters to support the Republican Party because of its support for Israel. Israel, according to the flyer, is the “one beacon of hope in the Middle East protecting our communities human rights.” The ad further insinuates that President Obama will impose sharia law on the United States in a second term. The full ad as published in the Florida Agenda, an LBGT newspaper (see right photo).Classy, guys. Real classy.
Can someone explain to me what the hell the Benghazi attacks and Israel have to do with why LGBT folks should vote Republican?
More below the fold.
Pro-gay groups from both parties have condemned the ad. The National Stonewall Democrats released the following statement:If this is the level of depravity so-called gay-friendly Republicans are comfortable with I'd sure hate to see the level of depravity that proud gay-hating Republicans are capable of.The Log Cabin Republicans of Florida have cravenly disrespected the life and legacy of a United States civil servant with this ad. Put bluntly, they have crossed the line of civil discourse and good taste by including an image of the corpse of slain US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens being carried through the streets of Benghazi, Libya. …ThinkProgress.org
It is simply unimaginable to me how any political message, let alone the muddy and ludicrous message of this ad, in any way justifies disgracing the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his country. This level of depravity and moral indifference must not be allowed to enter our political discourse.
FAIL. On so many levels.