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NY primaries pit anti-gay Republicans against pro-gay incumbents

Timothy Kincaid

September 13th, 2012

There’s nothing that angers an anti-gay more than a pro-gay Republican. They consider it traitorous for someone who runs as a conservative or a Republican to vote for equality and they vow revenge.

The National Organization for Marriage has, for example, made it a high priority to “punish” those Republican legislators that voted for marriage equality. The top article in the NOM blog today is:

We promised that we would hold accountable all the politicians in Albany who betrayed us on marriage. We have delivered on our promise to not let the actions of those who flip-flopped and voted against the will of the people be forgotten.

We have fought the good fight, in the name of honor and integrity across New York State—but today we need your help to finish the job!

Today is Primary Day in New York.

But NOM is not alone. Primary opponents too have taken up marriage as an Alamo cause. Though perhaps not exactly wisely.

One rabble rouser who wants to see Sen. Grisanti replaced decided that the smart way to attract people to his arguments is to email them gay porn. Matthew Ricchiazzi, some bisexual dude who unsuccessfully ran for Buffalo mayor (and who evidently opposes equality) sent out this:


Yeah, that wouldn’t have been my first choice of campaign literature but I get the impression that he’s not very bright.

And then there was Juan Reyes who decided that Republican NY city councilman Eric Ulrich was too friendly with gay people. So he sent out this:

That didn’t exactly go as planned. As a result, Rudy Guiliani, who had stayed out of the race, endorsed Elrich.

After seeing what his campaign has done, which is disgusting, Juan doesn’t belong in politics. I don’t know where he belongs, but he belongs someplace else… I find these attacks, the gay-bashing attacks, childish, silly, and a real indication you don’t belong in public service.

It will be interesting to see how the primary goes.

UPDATE: Both Grisanti And Ulrich won their primary races tonight.

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StraightGrandmother
September 13th, 2012 | LINK

Well Sen. Grisanti WON, so Suck It NOM

jerry
September 13th, 2012 | LINK

I thought the add against Grisanti had one line of humor. At least it gave me a laugh.

At the bottom it closed with “this ad is paid for by the committee to save the Erie Republican Party”

I wondered if they hoped to save the party from any sanity.

Lucrece
September 14th, 2012 | LINK

I wish political fliers sent to me included images from Corbin Fisher more frequently lol!

Maybe those fliers will work rather well for the GOProud crowd. Draw attention with hot manplay, and close the deal on them with some self righteous Republican purist talk.

MattNYC
September 14th, 2012 | LINK

That was hot!

Methinks Mr. Ricchiazzi pulled that out his personal library…

tristram
September 14th, 2012 | LINK

News reports indicate that the guy, Matthew Ricchiazzi, who produced and distributed the anti-Grisanti flyer is given to erratic (not erotic, but maybe that, too) behavior and was apparently operating on his own and out of anger at having been dismissed from or turned down for a position with the Grisanti campaign.

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