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Homophobic Rep. Allen West and Potential VP Pick Won't Have Gay Marriage Discussion on CNN: VIDEO


Congressman Allen West (R-FL), an outspoken opponent of 'DADT' repeal who has said that being gay is a choice comparable to choosing the flavor of one's ice cream, refused today to have a discussion with CNN's Kyra Phillips about marriage equality, accusing her of trying to lead him down a "rabbit hole".

West has been rumored to be on Mitt Romney's short list for VP.


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  1. Wow, as bad as Obama not wanting to have the discussion on gay marriage and equality.

    Sad how both of them hate gay people, ya know?

    Posted by: Alan | Apr 6, 2012 1:02:39 PM

  2. incorrect, Alan.

    you can google as hard as your little fingers can type ,but you will find ZERO bigoted, prejudiced anti-gay comment from President Obama.

    None. None whatsoever. Therefore, your statement is empirically false

    I know this is a devastating thing to accept, but the truth is just this, Alan - President Barack Obama, the black Democrat you've been brought up to loathe, has more respect for you as a gay man than your own white republican family.

    i'm sorry to break this news to you.

    you have my sympathy.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 6, 2012 1:07:52 PM

  3. Kiwi: Here's a brainteaser for you... Is there an endless supply of trolls on this site or just ONE troll with an endless supply of screen names?

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 6, 2012 1:11:48 PM

  4. Who says that Allen West is on Romney's short list? Allen West would add nothing to the Republican ticket. Why, he couldn't even bring Black votes to the Republi....

    .... on second thought, yes, Mittens, put Allen West on your ticket.

    (just don't remind Mittens about other Black Republicans who rarely get more the 18% of Black votes)

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 6, 2012 1:16:52 PM

  5. RyaninSacto - just one, most likely. You can tell because the comments all come from the same place of willfully ignorant cowardice.

    every time a gay man says "Obama hates gay people! He hasn't done anything for us" that gay man reveals a sad defense mechanism - the lies he must convince himself are true in order to get through the day to day reality that the white, "Christian", conservative/republican world he's been brought up to worship considers him a shameful embarrassment.

    President Obama has no anti-gay, prejudicial bigoted comments floating around. He's on the right side of history. You see a lot of conservative homosexuals insisting that Obama has done nothing - they say this because the reality that a black democrat has done more for them than their own white conservative families is not only a kick in the b**ls, but a real knife in the heart, too.

    it must be awful to grow up to hate __________ only to realize, one day, that _________ has done more for you than you'd like to admit.

    oh well. not my mess! :-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 6, 2012 1:18:13 PM

  6. OK - another politician who spews hate and then REFUSES to discuss their views. Bachmann, Santorum, now this tool.

    Posted by: PDXBLUEYES | Apr 6, 2012 1:18:43 PM

  7. Gotta say it, nothing he said was out of line. There ARE more important things than gay marriage going on right now.
    What sideswiped me is the Obama/gas price issue. It's got nothing to do with the President, regardless of party. It's called capitalism.

    Posted by: Lonewolfen | Apr 6, 2012 1:20:41 PM

  8. 'Rabbit hole...'? How does he know the nickname for my- oh, nevermind. LOL

    Posted by: Drew | Apr 6, 2012 1:21:16 PM

  9. Kiwi, there is definitely a template that gets used time and again that goes something like this:

    Step 1: Claim that Obama's failure to do EVERYTHING on the LGBT wish list is the same as doing NOTHING.
    Step 2: Further claim that Obama therefore "hates gays."
    Step 3: Any time a Republican is clearly being hateful of gays, claim that "this is just the same as Obama. they both hate gays."

    You can see it play out time and again in the comments here. It strikes me as nothing more than a disingenuous ploy to both absolve Republicans of their opposition to LGBT rights and to lessen LGBT support of Obama. It's ridiculous though because LGBT people, as a group, are ridiculously over-educated and know that the smear of Obama as anti-gay doesn't match up with his record. So, at most, it's just an annoying - yet apparently permanent - feature of the comment threads.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 6, 2012 1:30:44 PM

  10. reducing it to "gay marriage isn't that important of an issue" undermines the reality of what "the issue" is, too.

    it's not just about marriage. it's about a culture, and country, where anti-gay discrimination is still written into law and policy, and thus a culture of prejudice continues. Closet Culture continues.

    the fight for marriage equality is not just a fight for legal paperwork - it is indeed part of the fight to end anti-gay prejudice in culture. and that won't come as long as bigotry remains codified into law.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 6, 2012 1:39:41 PM

  11. He's 100 percent right. The numbers released today are horrendous with numbers of people unemployed. And gas at an all time high. It's like wanting to discuss abortion on 9/11. It's not really #1 on the hit parade you brain dead liberal CNN bimbo.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 6, 2012 1:46:11 PM

  12. Happy Passover too, Congressman West.

    Posted by: Commenter | Apr 6, 2012 1:50:38 PM

  13. We're way off topic here. The fact that mouth-breathing homophobe ike West won't go near Teh Ghey shows how powerful we are. Attacking us is a losing proposition and even this freak knows it.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Apr 6, 2012 1:52:03 PM

  14. if unemployment is so bad then how come the GOP hasn't done anything to increase jobs, and are instead wasting time, money and energy on attack LGBT Equality and Women's Right to Choose?

    you wanna see who doesn't care about The Economy? look at all the nonsense the GOP has done in the last 2 years.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 6, 2012 1:56:36 PM

  15. Yes, I want to see Romney pick a black man as his running mate. We will then see, again, how cynical the Republican party is - as if an idiot like Alan West could compare to or draw votes from Barack Obama. (Another Hillary vs Palin moment)

    Posted by: mike128 | Apr 6, 2012 2:10:46 PM

  16. It's funny to me when people in the States bring up the gas issue "gas at an all time high" etc. I think Americans need to learn or come to the realization that gas prices are not only rising in the USA but around the world. Gas prices in the USA have nothing to do with your POTUS.
    Meanwhile this Allenn West is a real wanker.

    Posted by: Oliver | Apr 6, 2012 2:13:05 PM

  17. Did you hear what he said? There's a boat building company that went from over 100 down to 30 employees. People are scared. Keep thinking like this woman and the WH talking points that you're going to cover it up
    with race wars, which are coming.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 6, 2012 2:18:30 PM

  18. I agree Mike128... that's exactly what I thought... McCain picked Palin as a running mate to say "Hey, we've got women, too! Vote for us, not Hilary", and look how well that turned out for them. This time, they're thinking of trotting out an African-American to go black vs. black with Obama... it's obvious, pathetic, cynical and doomed not to work. Have they learned nothing in four years?

    Posted by: GraphicJack | Apr 6, 2012 2:20:02 PM

  19. Markus: Horrendus? Dial it back a little. Unemployment is still higher than we would like, but it actually ticked down another tenth to 8.1 and is at the lowest it's been since 2008. You seem to be a GOProuder, so there's probably no reason to try to reason with you on this, but why don't I just link to a picture for you?


    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 6, 2012 2:24:50 PM

  20. Markus: Race wars? Oh lord. Somebody is having a fever dream.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Apr 6, 2012 2:26:02 PM

  21. Classic trick of changing the direction of the question he wants to go into, just like Michele Bachmann did a million times. A homphobic thug and hypocrite like West makes the antigay statements to a receptive crowd, then refuses to own up to them when confronted. If this guy wasn't in politics he'd be torturing suspects in a police station.

    Posted by: Jim | Apr 6, 2012 2:58:44 PM

  22. Clearly the reason that Mr. West doesn't want to bring up gay marriage is not because of his enlightened sense of priority. That has never stopped them before; Bush successfully used gay marriage as a wedge issue in the 2004 election while we were in the middle of 2 wars in Afghanistan.

    The reason Mr. West is so terrified of discussing gay marriage is because gay marriage is simply no longer a topic that will help the Republican Party.

    Posted by: moony | Apr 6, 2012 3:20:34 PM

  23. well, the thing is these bigots have no problem discussing "gay stuff" when they're surrounded by fellow Conservatives at a good-ol' town hall rally.

    "gays this! gays that!"

    then they get on TV

    "oh, i don't want to talk about this, it's not important"

    translation: I only talk about gays when i'm in the presence of the stupid people who make up the majority of my party's base.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 6, 2012 3:25:27 PM

  24. The guy's a loose cannon. The last thing Romney needs. I think Romney listens to his people more than McCain listened to his. He won't make that big a mistake.

    Posted by: doesn't matter anyway | Apr 6, 2012 3:56:44 PM

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