Thursday, September 15, 2011

What LGBT voters can learn from Jews

The recent Republican victory in New York has Democrats on red alert. According to an article in today's New York Times,
Sensing trouble, the Obama campaign and Democratic Party leaders have mobilized to solidify the president’s standing with Jewish voters. The Democratic National Committee has established a Jewish outreach program. The campaign is singling out Jewish groups, donors and other supporters with calls and e-mails to counter the Republican narrative that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel.
Can anyone imagine this happening if Jewish voters in that district had done what the queerer-than-thou activists keep telling us to do, which is to support Team Blue no matter what? While I do not agree with all of the expressed reasons for voting for Turner, those reasons do not change the fact that if politicians see no political downside to ignoring us, they will ignore us.

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