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Paul Ryan Won't Talk About ENDA

Paul Ryan won't comment on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which he voted for in 2007, and then voted to kill it:

Romney-ryanRyan's congressional office directed questions about ENDA to Romney's campaign, and Romney's campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The Log Cabin Republicans are pipe dreaming about the possibility they'll throw them a bone Writes R. Clarke Cooper in The Daily Caller:

Romney is not ready or willing to support same-sex marriage, but there are still concrete steps that his campaign can take to counter the liberal strategy of painting the GOP as anti-gay that would also provide tangible benefits for LGBT Americans. Before the president’s May announcement that he supports gay marriage, the main issue being pressed by LGBT advocates was actually workplace protections. As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to sign an executive order adding LGBT people to the list of groups federal contractors are barred from discriminating against. The White House then made it clear that no executive order would be signed, leaving 1.8 million Americans unprotected. It is wrong that federal contractors who are paid with taxpayer money are allowed to fire people for being LGBT. Romney has said that he opposes workplace discrimination. By vowing to sign an executive order preventing federal contractors from firing people for being LGBT, and joining Paul Ryan in support for ENDA, Romney can draw a favorable contrast between himself and the president.

(h/t Americablog)

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  1. "but there are still concrete steps that his campaign can take to counter the liberal strategy of painting the GOP as anti-gay that would also provide tangible benefits for LGBT Americans." LOL

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Aug 15, 2012 2:04:27 PM


  2. Paul Ryan is scheduled to speak at the Value Voters Summit (organized by the American Family Association) on September 14-16. Let's see if he has the balls to come out as anti-gay and alienate independent voters even further.

    Posted by: Artie_in_Lauderdale | Aug 15, 2012 2:05:19 PM


  3. If GOP doesn't support gay-marriage, it is anti-gay statement.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 15, 2012 2:08:59 PM


  4. LCRethuggists are fools to put any belief - much less trust - in the Teahadist-infused anti-gay homophobic Rethuggist party. As for GOPricks, I won't even go there.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Aug 15, 2012 2:09:56 PM


  5. "counter the liberal strategy of painting the GOP as anti-gay"

    No "strategy" necessary, Coop.

    Perhaps he missed the part where Mittens said he'd sign an amendment to the US Constitution - the one that's only been amended 27 times in over 200 years - to ban gay marriage.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Aug 15, 2012 2:12:15 PM


  6. If Romney has backtracked on support for even civil unions or other arrangements that would ensure even a modicum of the rights straight couples enjoy, what makes the LCR think he'll do anything to eliminate workplace discrimination.

    If the LCR were serious about painting Romney in a positive light on gay issues, they wouldn't be speculating about what he might do. They'd be asking him directly. They'd be out getting an actual response from the campaign. Sorry, LCR, but no one is going to believe you without actual statements. You can (rightfully) criticize Obama for reneging on one issue, but at least Obama made an open statement about his position on gay rights (and carried out several others). Speculation about what Romney might do (which is evidenced by nothing) isn't gonna win anyone over.

    If you want to vote for Romney, that's fine. But don't pretend that you are doing so because he's going to be the savior of the LGBT community. Just be honest and admit that you're voting for him because you're rich (or would like to be one day) and don't want your money to go to help bul a society that helps those in need and that works to build an educated citizenry. It's okay to admit that your selfish and heartless. If you actually admitted that, your goddess Ayn Rand might actually respect you.

    Posted by: John | Aug 15, 2012 2:18:52 PM


  7. GoProud isn't even invited to the Values Hate fest and those assholes are backing romney - wow

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 15, 2012 3:36:15 PM


  8. it made it easy to mark where the currently insane Ryan sold-out to the highest bidder.

    Posted by: Tarc | Aug 15, 2012 4:09:28 PM


  9. That statement is delusional enough for Jimmy LaSalvia.

    Posted by: Hunter | Aug 15, 2012 4:56:23 PM


  10. "Paul Ryan is scheduled to speak at the Value Voters Summit (organized by the American Family Association) ..."

    Given that AFA's faceperson is Bryan Fischer, I hope this helps explain TR's near obsession with him. (On the other hand, I do feel that they overdo it.)

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 16, 2012 9:20:13 AM


  11. "Paul Ryan is scheduled to speak at the Value Voters Summit (organized by the American Family Association) ..."

    Given that AFA's faceperson is Bryan Fischer, I hope this helps explain TR's near obsession with him. (On the other hand, I do feel that they overdo it.)

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 16, 2012 9:20:14 AM


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