Thursday, February 25, 2010

Harold Ford Enters the Lions Den

New York Senator maybe-wannabe Harold Ford Jr. spoke to the Stonewall Democrats at NYC's Gay and Lesbian Center last night, and things DID NOT go smoothly for the slimeball from Tennessee.

According to Daily Kos:
If he had supporters, it was not evident. Many people held picket signs, with words like "Anti-gay liar," "Liar," and "Snakeoil Harold." If not for the efforts of organizers, it would have devolved into a real scene.
The loudest applause came when Lt. Dan Choi expressed support for incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. He told Ford he seemed to be asking our community to "fire her" to reward her for her fierce advocacy.
Ford didn't do himself any favors by asking a questioner to clarify what "Lawrence v. Texas" was. Ladies will be glad to hear the room was equally activated when Ford tried to distance himself from his pro-life past.
The session was brief, lasting just 20 minutes. It appeared to be cut short when the room burst out in chants of:
"Anti-choice, anti-gay, snake oil Harold, go away."  

In other news, "New York resident" (cough, cough) Ford has NEVER filed taxes in New York (only in Tennessee), even though he claims to have moved to Manhattan 3 years ago.

Can you please leave now Harold? Kthxbai.


kayce. said...

dear god what i wouldn't GIVE for a video of these proceedings!

kayce. said...

dear god what i wouldn't GIVE for a video of these proceedings!

kayce. said...

oops ~ double-commenting... sorry, the page was loading slow and i clicked twice b/c i'm impatient like that. well, 3rd time's the charm, i guess: i came back to tell you that b/c of you, i submitted the original daily kos story to gawker ~ let's see if it gets picked up (they'll hunt down the video, i'm sure). ^_^

David Dust said...

Kayce -

Here is the video:



Robguy said...

I've wanted to like the guy since I saw the commercial with the white woman. He hasn't made it easy. I think the best I can hope for is that he will give other politicians pause before they vote against our rights because it seems the popular thing to do in their districts. There will come a day when they'll regret those decisions.

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