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The Family “Research” Council’s Parallel Universe

Jim Burroway

September 17th, 2009

The Family “Research” Council has just sent out an action alert, trying to get folks to sign up for a live webcast of the “Values Voter Summit” beginning tomorrow. They promise an exciting lineup of speakers. See if you can spot the error:

This webcast will feature our stellar lineup of speakers, including:

  • House Speaker John Boehner
  • Former Governor Mitt Romney (Mass.)
  • Former Governor Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
  • Governor Rick Perry (Texas)
  • Governor Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)
  • Senator Mitch McConnell
  • Rep. Eric Cantor
  • Rep. Mike Pence
  • Former Miss California Carrie Prejean
  • Best-selling author, Joel Rosenberg
  • Star Parker
  • Phyllis Schlafly

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Richard Rush
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

One error I see is that John Boehner is not House Speaker, but is House Republican Leader.

Piper
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

^^^Ditto^^^ I was just going to post what you just posted Richard.

Christopher Waldrop
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

And you both beat me to it. Maybe they’re thinking ahead, assuming Republicans will win back the house in 2010. Counting their political chickens before they hatch.

And is that Joel Rosenberg the same guy who wrote the series of fantasy novels about a group of college kids transported to an alternate universe where the Dungeons & Dragons game they’ve been playing is real? If he is, then he should be right at home in the Family Research Council’s universe.

Mark
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

Haha… yes… FRC suffers from same-political-party attractions and fantasies by which they idolize other same-political-party operatives in compensation for their own perceived inadequacies. This psychological disorder thereby distorts the healthy complementarity of the two party system. Political reparative therapy is needed quickly.

Jadvar
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

Republicans will win back the house in 2010 if the numbskull Dems still have not revoked DADT, DOMA, or enacted ENDA. None of which seam likely.

I don’t see why any LGBT American should support the Dems or the Repugs. They are equally bad (one indifferent, one hostile) to our cause. It’s time to start voting and supporting a third party or we’ll never see any substantial change in DC.

Mykelb
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

JADVAR, I agree with you. The GATM is closed until the Respect for Marriage Bill, ENDA, Military Readiness Act are all enacted.

Polaris
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

Mark

SPPA, that is awesome! Im so going to use that if you dont mind. I couldnt stop laughing.

Leonard Drake
September 17th, 2009 | LINK

Jadvar,

I truly don’t know how I feel about this, especially on the state and local level where I live: Arizona.

While indifference is terrible, at times, I would prefer political indifference (read: inaction) to outright political hostility (read: negative or reverse action). There have been many times when I have been tempted to vote Green Party or some other third party which have reflected my liberal views. However, living in Arizona, this vote would practically be a shoo-in for the more conservative Republican candidate at the local, state, and Federal levels.

In essence, by voting this third party, I would be making my individiual statement, but in so doing, I would be simultanously throwing away power to an otherwise “indifferent” LGBT voice and giving that vote to a potentially negatively-influenced, anti-LGBT conservative voice.

Oh, what to do? Is the power of “one-voice” third party vote worth practically guanranteeing a more potentially dangerous voice in legislative and executive positions?

The most practical solution would be what does not exist: bloc parties, wherein Green and Democratic parties (or Democratic Libertarian; Republican Libertarian, etc…) would combine powers and vote in bloc, similar to what exists in Canada and in other countries. I don’t believe this can/would occur here due to either Constitutional and/or historical decree, but I am not sure.

tavdy79
September 18th, 2009 | LINK

Counting their political chickens before they hatch.

— Christopher Waldrop

Counting them before the eggs have even been laid, you mean! The 2010 campaign hasn’t begun yet.

Mortanius
September 18th, 2009 | LINK

I am glad to see that backwoods Indiana is going to be represented here aka Mike Pence. We had a special session to pass a budget and the Repugleneocons put on to be addressed is yet another ban on gay marriage (we already have one but they feel it isn’t strong enough). He was also at the 9/12 Great White Hope Rally. Indiana’s tourism slogan should be “Welcome to Indiana…Welcome to 1950″

Mark
September 18th, 2009 | LINK

@Polaris. Thanks and no problem. lol. I did 1.5 years of reparative therapy several years ago so I feel like I have a masters in it. This website and Daniel Gonzales were a big help after I “declined to continue pursuing that lifestyle.”

Joel Rosenberg
September 19th, 2009 | LINK

And is that Joel Rosenberg the same guy who wrote the series of fantasy novels about a group of college kids transported to an alternate universe where the Dungeons & Dragons game they’ve been playing is real?

Nope. That’s Joel C. Rosenberg. I’m the one who wrote those books.

Christopher Waldrop
September 19th, 2009 | LINK

Nope. That’s Joel C. Rosenberg. I’m the one who wrote those books.

Holy mackerel. Loved The Silver Crown, Mr. Rosenberg.

Joel Rosenberg
September 19th, 2009 | LINK

:) Thank you. I’m kind of fond of it, too.

WMDKitty
September 19th, 2009 | LINK

@Joel Rosenberg — What are the titles of your books? I love fantasy novels, and am always on the lookout for something new to read.

Joel Rosenberg
September 20th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks for asking; you’ll find a pretty complete bibliography at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Rosenberg_%28science_fiction_author%29

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