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Paladino: Cuomo Isn't Showing Enough Support For Gay Rights

10:22 pm - 10/15/2010
Just days after Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino attacked his Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo for attending a gay pride parade, his campaign sent out a campaign e-mail that that calls into question Cuomo's own support for gay rights.

Paladino's e-mail references other New York Democrats recently speaking out in support of gay rights, but quotes a recent New York Times article that said "the state's most popular Democrat, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, was all but invisible" when the same sex marriage bill was faltering in Albany.

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Earlier this week, Paladino was caught on video saying "that he doesn't want children 'to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. It isn't.'" The next day he criticized Cuomo for taking his children to a gay pride parade where there are "men in Speedos, grinding and doing things to each other."

Here's the full e-mail, called "Cuomoland: Andrew's words v. deeds":

Andrew Cuomo says "Gay Marriage is the civil rights issue of our time" (New York Daily News, Oct 15, 2010)

"As a landmark gay marriage bill hurtled toward an uncertain vote last year, New York's Democratic leaders scrambled to corral support. Gov. David A. Paterson delivered impassioned speeches, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand headlined a giant rally and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn shuttled back and forth to Albany to lobby lawmakers.

But the state's most popular Democrat, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, was all but invisible.

He was asked by those pushing for the measure to call three wavering senators. He never spoke with two of them, their aides said, and did not reach another until after the senator had voted -- against the bill.

In the end, none of the three senators supported the bill." (The New York Times July 8, 2010)

The TPM Poll Average shows Cuomo leading Paladino 54.3%-38.2%.


this bitch...
romanshoes 16th-Oct-2010 02:59 am (UTC)
evewithanapple 16th-Oct-2010 02:59 am (UTC)
. . . well. That takes . . . something.
papilio_luna 16th-Oct-2010 03:01 am (UTC)
squid_ink 16th-Oct-2010 03:02 am (UTC)

oh Carl
haruhiko 16th-Oct-2010 05:56 am (UTC)
___closetome 16th-Oct-2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I took me a minute to get it but when I did I loled.
popehippo 16th-Oct-2010 03:04 am (UTC)
fofomazuzu 16th-Oct-2010 03:04 am (UTC)
And you are, jackass?
freebacon 16th-Oct-2010 03:04 am (UTC)
what is he even talking about anymore
mollywobbles867 16th-Oct-2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Here's how it works, Carl: You can't call out how much anyone else isn't supporting gay rights when you say shit like how you don't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. It isn't." So kindly, STFU and STFD.
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 03:10 am (UTC)
(i read this in Kurt's voice)
fruhlings 16th-Oct-2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
ahahaha, me too!
gmth 16th-Oct-2010 03:10 am (UTC)
maxvinyl 16th-Oct-2010 03:11 am (UTC)
oh so he only cares about gay rights when it can serve to make him look good
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
i want to make a blanket statement about politicians here...
maxvinyl 16th-Oct-2010 03:14 am (UTC)
lmao TRUE
free_spoons 16th-Oct-2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Sir, please die in

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stereosymbiosis 16th-Oct-2010 03:23 am (UTC)
hahahahaha A+
jaded110 16th-Oct-2010 03:24 am (UTC)
papilio_luna 16th-Oct-2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Nice work, would lol again!
rosicrucian this thread vs. op16th-Oct-2010 03:36 am (UTC)
free_spoons Re: this thread vs. op16th-Oct-2010 03:47 am (UTC)
I also know that when ever I read about Paladino, I want to empty
rosicrucian Re: this thread vs. op16th-Oct-2010 03:49 am (UTC)
castalianspring 16th-Oct-2010 03:47 am (UTC)
roseofjuly 16th-Oct-2010 04:02 am (UTC)
actourdreams 16th-Oct-2010 06:04 am (UTC)
thecityofdis 16th-Oct-2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
I cackle hysterically every time somebody whips out this reference. I can't help it, it's a reflex.
perfectisafault 16th-Oct-2010 03:34 am (UTC)
lol wut
beestings 16th-Oct-2010 03:44 am (UTC)
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roseofjuly 16th-Oct-2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Love Zoe Saldana
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juliet316 16th-Oct-2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Hey buddy, stop digging yourself an even bigger hole than the one you're already in.
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
he can't seem to stop. i think he has a tick.
juliet316 16th-Oct-2010 04:02 am (UTC)
Or acting like a classic politician in trouble. Say or do something stupid? Just contiue to dig that grave.
roseofjuly 16th-Oct-2010 04:04 am (UTC)
LOL when you said that I was thinking a tick, and I thought you were referring to the tick burrowing a hole into like his leg or something and I was like "Ah! Clever." But you actually meant something else. LOL.
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 04:08 am (UTC)
i was going to say 'does he have Tourettes?' but i didn't want to offend anyone.
goblinthebamf 16th-Oct-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
lol this fucking guy...

at this point, I want him to keep talking and keep showing his true colors, he's going to drive every progressive and moderate registered in NY to the ballot, which Cuomo's lackluster campaign wasn't going to do.
escherichiacola 16th-Oct-2010 03:53 am (UTC)

you're gonna lose
suave_badass 16th-Oct-2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Ugh he is so nasty looking I can't even. He needs to DIAF already.
juliet316 16th-Oct-2010 04:03 am (UTC)
He looks like he could pass as Pope Benedicts younger brother.
la_sabre 16th-Oct-2010 05:07 am (UTC)
OMG I totally see that. Or his ~secret son~.
everythingonit 16th-Oct-2010 11:52 am (UTC)
mindrtist 16th-Oct-2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's what I said on another post. I can't find the pic I used that looks exactly like him, but yeah... scary.
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 04:05 am (UTC)
i think the 'DON'T TREAD ON ME' flag really highlights the bags under his eyes
peacetrains 16th-Oct-2010 04:13 am (UTC)

I don't know if this is him backtracking or what...?
lovebats 16th-Oct-2010 04:16 am (UTC)
angry_chick 16th-Oct-2010 04:48 am (UTC)

Edited at 2010-10-16 04:48 am (UTC)
ajerseything 16th-Oct-2010 06:55 am (UTC)

i can't wait until this creep crawls back under whatever rock he slithered out from under
everythingonit 16th-Oct-2010 11:51 am (UTC)
mindrtist 16th-Oct-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
I just don't... I just think... WHAT?
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