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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:30 PM

Righties want to recall Daniel Hernandez from a school board because he is gay. Yes really.

Daniel Hernandez Jr., the former intern credited with helping to save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life when she was shot in 2011 and now an elected member of a Tucson-area school board, is facing a nasty recall election in which his opponents are attacking him for being openly gay and for his advocacy on behalf of gun violence prevention.

The story behind the recall is the kind of byzantine saga found only in local politics. Four of the five members of the Sunnyside Unified School District, which includes parts of Tucson and surrounding areas, are now facing recall petitions – two members who faced recall for their support of an embattled schools superintendent turned around and filed recall petitions on two members, including Hernandez, who opposed the superintendent.

But the tactics being used against Hernandez are clear as day. A source in the district sends us two flyers that Hernandez’s opponents are reportedly handing out to parents dropping their children off at schools in the district. Right Wing Watch repeatedly tried to contact Marcus Castro, the manager of the effort to recall Hernandez and brother in law of school board president Louie Gonzalez, to discover whether the flyers came from his campaign, but Castro refused to take our calls.

The first attacks Hernandez for being openly gay, imploring, “Put a REAL Man on the Sunnyside Board...Daniel Hernandez is LGBT...We need someone who will support Sports and cares about our kids. We don’t need someone who hates our values.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/daniel-hernandez-former-intern-who-saved-giffords-hit-nasty-homophobic-recall-campaign

I wonder if they think Jared Lee Loughner is enough of a 'REAL Man' for them.

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Reply Righties want to recall Daniel Hernandez from a school board because he is gay. Yes really. (Original post)
ck4829 Aug 2013 OP
Laughing Mirror Aug 2013 #1
LuvNewcastle Aug 2013 #3
LuvNewcastle Aug 2013 #2
Boom Sound 416 Aug 2013 #4

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:45 PM

1. “Daniel Hernandez cares about only one things taking your guns away” (sic)

Not the brightest bunch, are they.

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Response to Laughing Mirror (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:54 PM

3. He wants to take the kids' guns away? How awful!

Everybody knows that the only way to stop school shootings is to arm the children. More guns, more peace. If you don't like it, go back to San Francisco.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 03:46 PM

2. Hernandez is LGBT? How does he manage to be all four of those?

I wish we had such talented, hard-working people on our school board.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. I'll file that one under

Damn, that's just effed up!

(It's really big file these days)

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