Sunday, March 29, 2015

George "The Fraud" Stephanopolous Grills Pence On RFRA

The irony in watching ABC News' George Stephanopolous, a former attack dog media spinner for President Bill Clinton, grill Gov. Mike Pence on his decision to sign Indiana's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRF"). While Stephanopolous, a closeted homosexual, was flacking in the Clinton administration, President Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") to bar recognition of same-sex marriages, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which statutorily recognized the military's policy of barring gays from serving in the military and this now condemned law known as RFRA. To this day, Bill Clinton remains the only president in the history of the United States to sign into law discriminatory laws against gay people. The hypocrisy of these people is beyond the pale. Gov. Pence handles himself well under questioning by the faux newsman. As I've said on numerous occasions, I don't believe a federal or state RFRA law is needed; however, I won't stand by and watch as a bunch of carnival barkers commandeer the public stage and make this law out to be something it has never been since the federal law was enacted more than two decades ago. Yep, there's truly a sucker born every minute.


Anonymous said...

I am no fan of Mike Pence, voted for him once for governor and probably will never cast a vote for him again, but I agree with you, Gary, that Pence handled himself well against the liberal Democrat media apparatchik George Stephanopolous' one-sided, bait-trap questions. The simple truth for many of us gays is that Freedom Indiana's vile, deceitful media effort regarding the RFRA is what provided Mike Pence and the State Legislature with the high road on the issue that they never could have achieved on their own if it had it not been for the deception and hate FI conducted in its landslide campaign loss and plummeted media image among Hoosiers where RFRA is concerned. As a long-time member of the local gay community, I am dismayed and disgusted with the face of intolerance and bullying and hate that this Freedom Indiana group falsely portrayed us gay, lesbian, bi, and transgendered persons to be.

That George Stephanopolous is a closted gay is news to me and as a gay person I don't care at all one way or the other except that some of us actually have the courage to be who we are; what is NOT news to me is that Stephanopolous is a shallow, liberal Democrat hack who himself is intolerant of others and who shoots questions from the safety behind the mike and the camera that are inherently unfair to the interviewee. But this is the tactic of liberal Democrats... lie, distort, deflect.... shout and curse and shut dissent down any way possible.

Finally, I've recently been discriminated against because of my sexual orientation and even my HIV status (and by an attorney, no less!), BUT I AM ALSO DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY FREEDOM INDIANA and my entire community when I and my like-minded LGBT friends are ostracized and attacked for holding political views other than the "accepted" politically correctly line of left liberal Democrat views.

I am weary of out gay left liberal Democrat career politicians, some on our Council, who use marches and walks expressing "outrage" against lawfully enacted legislation (I am not saying I agree or condone but hey, it's lawful legislation) to further their political careers with gays and lesbians and "the poor" and "the children". Why can't we unite as a fabric of all communities rather than put up walls of intolerance?

My experience with liberal Democrats and socialist left of center liberal Democrats is that they are the most unhappy people on the face of the planet and they are always "angry" and unhappy about almost anything and everything.

The self-elected people at the very top of Freedom Indiana are seeing the fruits of their negative diatribes filled with intolerance, bullying, and hatred come home to roost. And they have no idea why that is so.... which is the most disappointing aspect of all.

Anonymous said...

There are myriad Hoosiers who've never heard of Freedom Indiana who are appalled that Gov. Pence refused to say in that Stephanopolous interview whether it should be illegal under state law to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Isn't he supposed to be governor of ALL the people of Indiana? Not just those who are as narrow minded as he is?

His national aspirations are down the drain.

Gary R. Welsh said...

I don't want to burst your bubble, but I don't think anyone seriously considered Pence presidential timber.

Anonymous said...

I am mad that Mitch Daniels did not get anywhere this much media attacks even though he is much worse than Pence! If you will let me put on my tinfoil hat for a minute here. I am starting to think the whole reason behind getting Pence to be governor is so he could take the hit for Daniels errors.

Anonymous said...

My how the pendulum certainly has swung on this issue! So ironic gay rights activists are now demanding the very thing they preached against not too many years back. Their message used to be one of tolerance and the need for people to be respectful of others' lifestyles, choices and beliefs. Now it has morphed into a demand to ostracize anyone who doesn't share their views. They were right then; they are wrong now.

Anon 12:40, I'm glad to hear there are more reasonable and tolerant views out there than the ones I hear in the news today.

Sir Hailstone said...

"I don't think anyone seriously considered Pence presidential timber."

Besides Mike Pence himself and the hangers-on who thought they could ride his coattails to a job in the West Wing ... We will never again see a President come from Indiana.

Presidents come from big electoral states. Obama - Illinois, Bush41/43 and Johnson - Texas, Reagan and Nixon - California. Carter and Bill Clinton were oddities - Carter rode the post-Watergate resentment of Government into the White House in 1976 and Clinton took advantage of a sour economy in 1992 plus a third party candidate in Ross Perot that tipped the election in Clinton's favor.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Advance Indiana! Good to know there is another source of truth, especially when it comes to Indiana.
A listener mentioned your blog on Rush a few minutes ago, and you should be expecting an avalanche of new views, etc.
Good job covering this story!!
Indiana Jan

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:25 - the straw man of the war on religion (christians mostly, but not exclusively) is getting ponderous. No one is forcing you to hang with gays, marry gays, get an abortion, drink alcohol, bear false witness, sacrifice animals or bow to idols. Church properties aren't subject to property tax, even though some congregations are into open political advocacy, on both sides. I see no evidence to "ostrasize" anyone - passage of this ridiculous bill and others demonstrates great deference to the religious squawkers all over the country. The republican majority seems intent on finding problems that don't exist to fashion their little version of heaven on earth, to the detriment of those who aren't buying in.