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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:27 PM

Florida GOP Group Uses Image Of Dead Ambassador’s Body In Obama Attack Ad

Source: ThinkProgress

A Florida chapter of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans has published an attack ad against the Obama administration that prominently features a picture of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya last month. Accompanying the picture, taken just after last month’s assault, is the claim that the President refuses to protect gay and gay friendly Americans against “Islamic radicalism.”

Funded by the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans, the ad calls for LGBT voters to support the Republican Party because of its support for Israel. Israel, according to the flyer, is the “one beacon of hope in the Middle East protecting our communities human rights.” The ad further insinuates that President Obama will impose sharia law on the United States in a second term. The full ad as published in the Florida Agenda, an LBGT newspaper (see right photo).

In making its assertions, the ad perpetuates two rumors surrounding the death of Ambassador Stevens. The first, that the group shown in the picture was proudly dragging his body through the streets, has been roundly debunked. Translated video of the moments captured in the picture shows that the group was taking the Ambassador to the hospital for treatment. The second is that Ambassador Stevens was himself gay, an unsubstantiated claim that right-wing blogs have seized on to claim that the Obama administration “needlessly enraged the passions of protesters” in the Middle East.

Pro-gay groups from both parties have condemned the ad.

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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/12/1003451/florida-gop-ambassadors-body-in-ad/



Never doubt Republicans' ability to act even more disgusting...

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highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
Liberalagogo Oct 2012 #1
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2012 #24
Liberalagogo Oct 2012 #26
SoapBox Oct 2012 #2
Enrique Oct 2012 #3
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #4
jsr Oct 2012 #5
Kali Oct 2012 #11
dsc Oct 2012 #13
FiveGoodMen Oct 2012 #6
BVictor1 Oct 2012 #9
Comrade Grumpy Oct 2012 #7
wicket Oct 2012 #8
Andy Stanton Oct 2012 #10
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #21
classykaren Oct 2012 #22
defacto7 Oct 2012 #12
truebrit71 Oct 2012 #14
ieoeja Oct 2012 #15
DinahMoeHum Oct 2012 #16
Skittles Oct 2012 #17
tomm2thumbs Oct 2012 #18
KamaAina Oct 2012 #19
KamaAina Oct 2012 #20
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #23
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. And this is why

Gay Rethuglicans are some of the most fucked up people on the planet.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:50 PM

24. That's right, just take a look at ole kkkarl rove; mean, ugly, nasty

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:57 PM

26. Rove does NOT

play for MY team!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:32 PM

2. No low, is too low...when you are a Puke'n Bagger.

And to think, they are Holy and Pious Christians too.

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The first three of the Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.

2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

http://www.ratical.com/ratville/CAH/fasci14chars.html

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:32 PM

3. am I the only one confused by this?

Funded by the Broward County Log Cabin Republicans, the ad calls for LGBT voters to support the Republican Party because of its support for Israel.

wtf does LGBT have to do with Israel, and wtf does Chris Stevens body have to do with Israel?

I never had a strong feeling either way about the Log Cabin Republicans, now I think they might be even worse than Republicans in general.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:35 PM

4. Simple, he was gay. "Mooselims" hate gays and Israel. Israel loves teh gays. Or some shit like that.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. Log Cabin Republicans sure are evil fucks

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:05 PM

11. expecting logic from repukes

is as ridiculous as being a gay one.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:34 PM

13. because Israel is the only country in the ME in which gays can live openly

and given the country they are in it is more than likely many of the readers of the ad are Jewish. So it makes sense to put Israel in the message. I think the ad is a bad ad which backfired but Israel is a true friend of gays in a part of the world with very few.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:37 PM

6. There's nothing wrong with being gay.

There's everything wrong with being GOP.

Republicans suck; Log Cabin or otherwise.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:39 PM

7. Stay classy, GOP.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:44 PM

8. GROSS

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

10. Self Hatred Anyone?

Why would someone be a member of a political party that despises them?
I agree, these folks are seriously messed up.

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

21. Stockholm Syndrome

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

22. Kinda like a African American Mormon

Being a member of a church you had to sue to be a elder in.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:28 PM

12. Using such imagery

is more than distasteful. It's disrespectful to the diplomats family and loved ones. How dare anyone use something like that for political grandstanding. It is counterproductive to LBGT causes. I'm beginning to believe the Log Cabin Republicans aren't even gay, just paid dummies of the repugs for propaganda purposes.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:42 PM

14. They do know that the gop wants them all dead or "cured" right?

I mean, they KNOW that, right?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 02:48 PM

15. Just remind people of those 2004 Democratic ads highlighting Bush's failure to protect us on 9/11.


Or, rather, the non-existance of such ads.


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

16. Log Cabin Republicans = Chickens For Colonel Sanders

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:14 PM

17. he must be their new dead guy

their old dead guy was from "Fast and Furious". Thousands of war dead do not count.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:24 PM

18. Log Cabin Republicans = Damaged Goods


They need help. I pity them and wish them lots of productive therapy.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:30 PM

19. Of course Stevens was gay

he was from the Bay Area.

Everyone knows all 6 million or so people in the Bay Area are gay.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:31 PM

20. Why on Earth would the Florida Agenda accept this bilge?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 05:21 PM

23. Sickening. nt.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:57 PM

25. Figures.

It's what they do.

Bastages.

Edited to add this is in no way a disparaging reference to the GLBT community, but to those damned Republicans. I am so SICK of their hate-mongering and utter willingness to exploit anyone and anything to feed their mindless followers.

Ugh.

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