Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New York Senate Rejects Gay Marriage

The New York Senate rejected gay marriage today, and the vote was not close.

The final count was 38-24. All 30 GOP members of the Senate voted against it, as did 8 Democrats. This shows a couple of things.

One, despite the disillusionment with the Democratic party these days over relative inactivity on glbt issues, this is why we can NEVER vote Republican. This was an anti-gay bloc vote, pure and simple, despite protestations otherwise by GOP honcho Dean Skelos.

Second, it is time to defeat Democrats that have denied us our civil rights. Prime among these is Ruben Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx), a despicable politician who was the only Democrat in debate to argue vociferously against gay marriage.

The other DINOs to vote against gay civil rights are, Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), Darrel Aubertine (D- Cape Vincent), Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens), George Onorato (D-Queens) and William Stachowski (D-Buffalo). They must be ousted through effective primary challenges. If they survive the challenge...let them try their luck without us in a general election. A message needs to be sent.

We already have way too many moderate Republicans inhabiting the Democratic party. Let's send them packing.


the crustybastard said...

You'll damn the Republican party for voting as a bloc, and say "this is why we should never vote for them."

However, you won't damn the Democrat party for their FAILURE to vote as a bloc.

Both PARTIES delivered the same result. Why is one party more culpable than the other? Because the Democrats are willing to string you along so you'll continue to vote for their candidates?

Keep doing the same thing and you'll keep getting the same result.

leliorisen said...

Since the vast majority of Democrats tend to support glbt issues, I choose to target the individual Democrats who do not support us.

What would be the point of excoriating the entire party.

I support the DNC boycott, because I despise the way corporatists have inhabited the party. Have you not seen that?

My strategy is supporting individual candidates in the Democratic party to take the party back from the moderate Republicans who now seem to run it.

You need to read my posts a little more carefully.

To just throw all Democrats under the bus, as if both parties are totally equal, is pure folly.

To withold money and support from the DNC is the correct way to go about things, while working to effect change within the party.

What exactly IS your solution?

Not vote for anyone? Flee to Canada?

If it is to vote for a 3rd party candidate, that is certainly an option I would consider, so long as it is not the Nader-type scenario of 200...which would mean doing something to insure a GOP win.

The best strategy we have at our disposal right now is getting involoved in primary challenges. Are you actively doing that?

I am.