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New Ad Goes After Liz Cheney's Alleged Support for Gay Rights: VIDEO


The American Principles Fund PAC has begun running an ad in Wyoming targeting Liz Cheney's run for the U.S. Senate, the L.A. Times reports:

The spot features clips of Cheney from a 2009 appearance on MSNBC — identified as "the go-to network for Barack Obama and Washington’s liberal elites" — in which she expressed opposition to a constitutional amendment banning the marriage of same-sex couples and support for a State Department move extending benefits to the same-sex partners of Foreign Service employees.

The spot, which ends with the tag line "Wrong for Wyoming," takes a generous share of creative license. Cheney provoked a sisterly spat by declaring in August her opposition to same-sex marriage.

Said Cheney in August:

“I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage, [I believe] the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.”

Liz's statement provoked her married lesbian sister Mary to respond on Facebook: "For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage....Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families — regardless of how they look or how they are made — all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other."

A tough sell in Wyoming.

Watch the anti-Cheney ad, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Liz Cheney? C. R. U. N. T.

    Posted by: Geoff | Oct 7, 2013 8:48:34 AM

  2. She threw her sister under the bus for nothing.

    Posted by: Zack | Oct 7, 2013 9:34:59 AM

  3. While this ad is disgusting on many levels, I don't think we need another Cheney in Washington. We are still cleaning up after the last one.

    Posted by: UrbanMike | Oct 7, 2013 9:41:58 AM

  4. Didn't seem to bother Mary much when she was handling bush/cheney and its anti marriage constitutional amendment

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Oct 7, 2013 10:46:04 AM

  5. Poor Liz -- she was trying so HARD to do the gay bashing, but it didn't come out quite right. And now she's being tarred and feathered as a gay rights supporter?


    Posted by: Randy | Oct 7, 2013 11:41:11 AM

  6. Well said, Rick Scatorum. Mary's just as loathsome as the whole lot (though arguably Lynne, who feigned indignance for political points when John Kerry noted her daughter's sexual orientation during a 2004 debate despite the fact that Senator Kerry's record on gay rights was unimpeccable and she and her husband had never met an anti-gay extremist they wouldn't embrace, is the most disgusting of the group).

    Posted by: Patric | Oct 7, 2013 12:57:59 PM

  7. The sole funder of this ad is Sean Fieler, head of Equinox Partners, a hedge fund. Here's what he thinks: "The problem with gay marriage ..." Mr. Fieler said, "is it promotes a very harmful myth about the gay lifestyle. It suggests that gay relationships lend themselves to monogamy, stability, health and parenting in the same way heterosexual relationships do. That’s not true." Nuff said.

    Posted by: John | Oct 7, 2013 8:55:05 PM

  8. Mary, it's a damn shame that your sister clearly doesn't love you back.

    Posted by: FFS | Oct 8, 2013 3:12:58 AM

  9. Wyoming is a relatively inhospitable place for gay men and women to live -- as demonstrated by these two candidates in a heated primary race, each attempting to demonstrate they're the more extremely anti-gay. It's ironic and sad to watch them play to the bigotry of Republican voters. But it's sadder still to see some hedge fund guy try to make the point that Liz is not anti-gay enough. While she's pathetically un-supportive on the gay marriage issue, this ad is low. It may actually backfire and help her. God forbid.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Oct 12, 2013 3:44:18 PM

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