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Hillary Clinton Talks Up Gay Rights to Ellen


Hillary Clinton visited the post powerful lesbian in America today and reiterated her commitment to gay rights: "We just have to make this much more fair." (Is it too much to ask for just fair?) Also on topic were healthcare, the tight Democratic race, "manhandler" Chris Matthews, and discussion of Clinton's distant genealogical relation to Angelina Jolie and Madonna, supported by comparative photos (below).


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  1. Hillary ALL THE WAY!!!

    Posted by: Eric | Apr 7, 2008 10:07:55 PM

  2. I was surprised to read her blog on M a r r y M i l l i o n a i r e . C o m. I don’t understand why she write blog on a celebrity dating site. Does she feel lonely and want to date with someone?

    Posted by: etete | Apr 7, 2008 10:11:44 PM

  3. The bottom line is that, just like Obama, she doesn't support gay marriage, and she didn't do much to talk her husband out of passing DOMA and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

    This is all just lip service, because the most important topics that any president is going to have to deal with in his/her first couple of years in office are the war and the economy. Sorry, but gay rights aren't at the top of the list.

    Posted by: Steven | Apr 7, 2008 10:14:19 PM

  4. What an incredible, warm, open and intelligent woman Hillary is. She would probably be one of the best presidents of our lifetime. But oh no, some arrogant jerk with no policies wants to still the spotlight. Well, this isn't your year BO and will never be. Pissed? Jealous? Yes. This was supposed to be Hill's year and not some young, cocky and yet another male with hardly any experinece. I URGE all Hill Voters to vote for McCain. 2012 will be Madame Presidents Year.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 7, 2008 10:15:09 PM

  5. Everyone knows that DOMA and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" were compromises that had to be made in order for 8 years of a Democratic presidency. Without Bill Clinton, we would still be held back for more years.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 7, 2008 10:20:10 PM

  6. Can't I just have my Hillary-loving without the above poster's Barack-hating?

    I just love her. I always have and I always will. I think she would make the best president we've ever had.

    Posted by: Jeff NYC | Apr 7, 2008 10:20:53 PM

  7. Did I listen correctly, did she just promise to cure cancer? That bitch's desperation level is off the charts!

    Posted by: Butter | Apr 7, 2008 10:22:47 PM

  8. Mike

    A vote for McCain is a vote against gay intrests, against women, against minorities etc.

    The SUPREME COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!remember, they are there for life

    Especialy since I hope that Hillary is Obama's first apointment to the supreme court.

    Like Hillary herself said "this is not a coronation.........."

    There is no her year / his year BS.

    In america we have this little thing called democracy not divine right rulership.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Apr 7, 2008 10:49:41 PM

  9. For those who contend that Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell were enacted by the Clintons in order to protect the GLBT community is about as absurd and dysfunctional as claiming that your boyfriend beats you because he loves you.

    Remember that Hillary was a Barry Goldwater Republican before she converted to the Democratic Party, and I still think that she is a Democrat in name only. For goodness sake: the Clintons fired the surgeon general Jocelyn Elders because they were freaked out by the doctor's frank discussion of masturbation. Talk about knee-jerk Republican attitudes by the Clintons.

    And if Hillary is the fighter and the leader that she claims to be, then why didn't she stand up to those bullying Republicans who purportedly forced the Clinton hand into signing DOMA and DADT?

    The only thing sadder than a self-loathing gay Republican is a self-deluded gay Clinton supporter.

    Posted by: History of Gay Bars | Apr 7, 2008 10:52:45 PM

  10. the last time hill was on ellen, the season premiere in new york, i was in the audience.

    she was friendly and chatted with audience members during commercial breaks while ellen was off having her make-up touched up and talking to her staff. hillary even danced during one commercial break.

    i've heard her speak a number of times to date, and i think she's eloquent, chooses her words wisely, and is quite intelligent. it is, of course, your prerogative to call her a bitch, but i personally would not.

    believe it or not, that's my objective opinion. as for my vote, i'm on the fence. i think she and obamarama would both be fantastic presidents, and i think the most important thing is that a democrat is elected.

    Posted by: tobethatguy | Apr 7, 2008 11:00:39 PM

  11. @ToBeThatGuy

    I agree that it's important to have a Democratic president; however, why on God's green earth do you believe that Hillary is really a Democrat other than in name only?

    The Clintons enacted the most homophobic federal legislation in decades through DADT & DOMA; the Clintons are hawkish on foreign policy, and they both supported the invasion into Iraq; they both are big capital punishment supporters (in fact, in Bill's 1992 run he returned to Arkansas to oversee the execution of a mentally retarded black man to show America what a red-meat kind of guy he was; the Clintons repeatedly have been anti-union through their negotiations in free trade agreements such as NAFTA; and the Clintons do not believe in campaign finance or other government reforms, disclosure requirements or transparency in government.

    With all due respect: exactly what is it about Hillary that establishes her qualifications as a standard bearer for the progressive values we hope the Democratic Party to represent? When I see the Clintons I see Republicans in Democratic clothing.

    Posted by: History of Gay Bars | Apr 7, 2008 11:15:28 PM

  12. I think she will win ,she is a great woman,support her.
    many supporters of her playing on a tall dating site~~~~ Tallmingle.c o m ~~~~ often talked about the votion,especially those models.

    Posted by: cora | Apr 7, 2008 11:29:55 PM

  13. great

    but this 'mo is still for obama

    Posted by: steve | Apr 7, 2008 11:46:26 PM

  14. Don't Ask Don't Tell.

    Is that better than "ARE YOU A FLAMING FAGGOT!?" when you enlisted?

    Is it better than what there was?

    In the early 1990's, what the fuck did you want from Bill and Hillary?

    Armies of men dressed in drag, hangin out of tanks, with guns painted colors of the fuckin rainbow?

    Some of you must either be really damn young, or blatantly stupid.

    The culture of the 1990's barely allowed don't ask don't tell...and you ungrateful fuckers are calling this intelligent, articulate woman a "bitch."

    You should be so proud.

    Posted by: Destardi | Apr 7, 2008 11:53:30 PM

  15. the one thing I love about Hillary is she loves her gay's. The one thing I hate about Obama is he fears even the mention of the word gay in public. He will only target gay's behind closed closet doors.

    Hillary wins not because she supports the LGBT community she wins because she supports everyone in this county equally!

    Posted by: danny | Apr 7, 2008 11:59:02 PM

  16. How people can support Obama and his race baiting ways is beyond me.

    A clue here...the same..the SAME media that has given the shrub coverage for the past 7 years, without raking him over the coals for his failed policies (unless you're wealthy), is the SAME media that has given Obama a pass on all of his closeted shit..

    Seriously. The same people people who bitched about the media (if you're into politics, and not just part of an obama shortlived fad) for the past 7 years, are now sucking up everything they have to say about Obama..and don't see anything wrong with it.



    Yea, whatever obama...

    But I'm just another typical white person...a cigar chomping cracker.

    his supporters are wearing blinders the size of Divine's fat ass. Good luck with supporting someone you truly don't know anything about...

    Posted by: Destardi | Apr 7, 2008 11:59:45 PM

  17. @Destardi

    Actually, now that you mention it, I indeed would like to see "[a]rmies of men dressed in drag, hangin out of tanks, with guns painted colors of the fuckin rainbow?" Very evocative of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert which is among my favorite movies. But of course, my flame does burn rather bright.

    Posted by: History of Gay Bars | Apr 8, 2008 12:00:01 AM

  18. What on earth is wrong with making it a goal to cure beast cancer in the next decade? Geez. The level of hatefulness from some of these commenters is over the top. Why so much vitriol for a woman who has done so much for our country and for women? If you dont have anything nice to say, then STFU.

    Posted by: Hype | Apr 8, 2008 12:02:58 AM

  19. I've been staying away from the political discussions lately for my own sanity but I have to point out something that I believe people are missing in this interview.

    Please pay close attention to the words used in Hillary's statement. Listen to what Senator Clinton SAYS and DOESN'T SAY in the interview; not what we wish she said or what we hope she meant or what we think she said and meant but what she ACTUALLY said.

    Here is her quote, "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that people like you and Portia and others have a chance to have, you know, rights to be able to go to the hospital, to inherit property, to make sure that you can list somebody as a beneficiary on an insurance policy".

    So, according to her statement:

    1) She wants people like us to have a chance to have rights to be able to go to the hospital.

    There is no gay person in America that doesn't have the right to be able to go to the hospital. Gay people go to the hospital every day in America.

    2) She wants people like us to have a chance to have rights to be able to inherit property.

    There isn't a gay person in America who doesn't have the right to inherit property. Gay people inherit property every day in America. Last year I inherited property from my grandparents and upon my parent's death I will inherit property from them. My sexuality has nothing to do with my ability to inherit property.

    3) She wants people like us to have a chance to have rights to be able to make sure that we can list somebody as a beneficiary on an insurance policy.

    There isn't a gay person in America that can't list SOMEBODY as a beneficiary on an insurance policy, in fact a gay person can list ANYONE as a beneficiary on an insurance policy.

    Once again, I'm only dealing with what she ACTUALLY said. I think she is a VERY intelligent woman who is well aware of what she says and how she says it. I don't think her choice of words was an accident at all. Through word play, she gave the impression that she was offering something profound, groundbreaking and courageous when what she actually offered is nothing that doesn't already exist.

    It seems that Ellen and some people here ate all this up, hearing what they wanted to hear instead of what was actually said.

    Posted by: Zeke | Apr 8, 2008 12:15:02 AM

  20. When the Clintons as King & Queen of Arkansas (famous for its squirrel pot pies) executed Ricky Ray Rector -- a mentally retarded man -- my heart warmly melted: yes, those two are great Democrats who represent the most progressive values of our party.

    I further was truely inspired how Hillary served as a tireless advocate for women and children during the ten years as the billing partner of the Rose Law Firm.

    I hope that she wins the Presidency because otherwise the Clinton legacy is at risk, and that probably would impact the Clinton earning power and cash flow. And without those multi-million dollar investment partner fees received by Bill, then Hill will have to resort to playing the cattle futures market again.

    And what a feminist Hillary is: wasn't she just classy when she took on Jennifer, Paula & Monica as lying sluts!

    God bless Hillary, and her unique brand of progressive Democratic values!

    Posted by: History of Gay Bars | Apr 8, 2008 12:16:09 AM

  21. Intresting observation Zeke

    To the others, Only 1 Person dropped the b word. I am an obama supporter and even at my worse I have never called Hillary a B. No need to compound the error of 1 person by comiting the error of hyperbole.

    To Butter
    Calling Hillary a B does not help Obama at all. In fact it turns off Hillary supporters. We have a common enemy in McCain.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Apr 8, 2008 12:22:22 AM

  22. To the bullshitter several comments above bashing Hillary for being a 16 year old Goldwater Girl, give me a break. It was the MLK assassination and the 1968 RNC convention that made her switch from being a soft Republican (having been brought up in a core Republican family) to a Democrat through and through. If she had even a speck of loyalty to the GOP then or after, she wouldn't have been staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee's Watergate investigation.

    Posted by: Brandon | Apr 8, 2008 1:39:58 AM

  23. @Brandon

    If you think executing mental retards, invading Iraq, enacting DOMA & DADT, lobbying for NAFTA, sitting on the board of WalMart, firing surgeon general Jocelyn Elders, and being one of the most corrupt politicians of modern history make Hillary a good Democrat then why don't you just get honest with yourself and join the Republican party and stop deluding yourself into believing that you hold progressive Democratic values.

    Posted by: History of Gay Bars | Apr 8, 2008 3:39:29 AM

  24. Hillary has sway with elderly, white women, and working-class voters.

    Once again, the short-sighted radical left takes perverse delight in destroying their own city walls. Nevermind that the GOP barbarians are camped outside the gates.

    Look Che Guevera t-shirt wearing Obamanistas, it doesn't matter whether you love or hate the Clintons' centrist DLC / Blue Dog Coalition policies. Hillary might have lost this nomination battle, but she certainly still has enough loyal troops to make your life miserable.

    So, lefties, you can either play nice with Hillary (and behave like a gracious winner). Or you can send her folks over to McCain and lose in November. Your choice.

    Posted by: John | Apr 8, 2008 4:01:09 AM

  25. Zeke,

    What Hillary has said, is that she wants everyone to be able to visit their partners in the hospital. I have lived through the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and let me tell you there were many of us who were not allowed to visit the hospital to see our lovers or partners by the family of our partners. We shared common property that we bought together, but the "family" was able to get our partners possesions because we were "not blood related." We were not allowed to be able to be listed on insurance policies, so therefore many people sold their insurance policies. All I can say is "You had to be there." Now that domestic partnerships are here (which incidentally had to be amended to allow people to inherit) it is better for us. Give Hillary a break. She is working for us.

    Posted by: Amoforhillary | Apr 8, 2008 6:12:13 AM

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