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Gay Man Says 'Thank You' to Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Their Supporters: VIDEO


"We really need to thank them. We really need to let them know what kind of change they're bringing to America."

A sarcastic salute to the issues that were not brought up in any of the four debates,

In related news, Michelangelo Signorile sounds off in a HuffPost column about the lack of mention of LGBT issues in any of the debates:

In a Washington Post column headlined, "Silence Is Golden on Gay Issues," my long-time colleague and friend Jonathan Capehart heralds it as "a great thing" that gay issues weren't discussed in the presidential debates this year. The Human Right's Campaign's Fred Sainz agrees, explaining, "What we're seeing is proof positive that gay issues aren't the wedge they used to be and furthermore, the public has moved on."

Really? While LGBT rights now have the support of a big majority of Democrats and independents, they're far from a non-issue for the vast majority of Republicans, who oppose same-sex marriage, and certainly for the evangelical base of the GOP, which helped keep Rick Santorum competitive during the primaries.

The only reason these issues weren't discussed in the debates is because the moderators -- members of the media -- didn't ask about them. And far from a "great thing," right now that helps Mitt Romney, who is racing to the center and would rather not talk about how he's in favor of an amendment making gays second class citizens in the Constitution...

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  1. But they also didn't talk about poverty, or hunger, or global warming, or women's issues, or a lot of other things, and some of these issues actually present real national security concerns - not just a fake discussion about what weapons we should build and who we should bomb. I'm not justifying the lack of attention to LGBT issues, just saying that a lot of important stuff got ignored.

    Posted by: Butch | Oct 24, 2012 1:40:48 PM

  2. @BUTCH - Not helpful.

    Posted by: Gigi | Oct 24, 2012 3:44:19 PM

  3. It's a good point that the topics picked favored Romney. However, it's not clear if team Obama wants to talk about gay rights either.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 24, 2012 5:18:13 PM

  4. BUTCH: They discussed 2 of those 4 (3 of 4 to an extent), though.

    Posted by: Lance | Oct 24, 2012 8:48:41 PM

  5. Looks like we've found our Team LGBT starting quarterback for Sarcastaball!

    Posted by: Steverino | Oct 24, 2012 11:07:49 PM

  6. I thought he was going to say THANK YOU to politicians for being so blatantly oppressive, manipulative, and bigoted, that someday people all over the world will become utterly disgusted with it.. rediscover equality, and dismantle the trainwreck of increasingly fascist government.

    I have a dream...

    Posted by: R | Oct 25, 2012 9:08:28 PM

  7. How can I see this video? It is private. :(

    Posted by: gingerlove | May 4, 2013 11:57:48 PM

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