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August 30th, 2012
12:22 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Jimmy LaSalvia and Joel Stein on gay Republicans; Rudy Guliani on the GOP ticket's foreign policy experience

Wednesday, during a live midnight show of "Piers Morgan Tonight" inside the Republican National Convention, Piers Morgan sat down with GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia and Time magazine columnist Joel Stein. The gentlemen discussed the GOP's appeal to gay voters despite their stance on social issues:

"Gay Americans are living in the Obama economy," explained LaSalvia. "And that’s the reality that all voters are facing when they go into the voting booth."

LaSalvia told Morgan that he is a supporter of the GOP ticket even though the platform is against gay marriage and most gay rights. He noted "the issues that are front and center in this election are the same for all Americans including gay Americans."

Stein was not surprised by the number of gay Republicans represented at the RNC. "There are more gay Republicans than you think," Stein told Morgan. "The fight here at the Republican National Convention is between the Right and the Very Far Right," explained Stein. "It’s a bit of a fight even among the gay Republicans."

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani also joined Morgan at the CNN Grill and addressed the perceived lack of foreign policy experience on the Romney-Ryan ticket. "They [Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan] certainly have a lot more than Barack Obama did when Barack Obama got elected president. He had none," said Giuliani. "Mitt Romney’s been an international businessman and he’s been all over the world."

"I think the best president of the second half of the 20th century, the most effectual on foreign policy, had no foreign policy experience - Ronald Reagan," Giuliani continued. "He was just a damn good leader. And I think Romney and Ryan have that quality."

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  1. Mike

    LaSalvia: You make me sick. How much are you getting paid to be a turn-coat? Get some c@hones and stand up for equality you worm. Treat me with respect and THEN we can talk about who's got the better plan for the economy.

    August 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joel

      If you had bothered to read what LaSalvia had to say, you would realize that he is not a turncoat. You are operating under the false assumption that all gays should be Democrats. What he is saying is that the economy is more important than marriage equality right now. Unfortunately we have a 2 party system and one has to choose between the two. The choice is do I choose for my own benefit or the benefit of society, even at the cost of a temporary harm on myself.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • demrules

        Yes, but they are living under pretense. Being a part of a party that promote "family values" while denouncing gays rights to live their lives as they will, is nothing more that self suppression. Yes the economy is very important, but no Republican candidate will ever take the time to extend individual rights to gays still making them feel like they are the outsiders within their party. While evangelical preachers, within the Republican party, are preaching angry anti-gay sermons- these guys just sit quietly in the crowd feeling uncomfortable.

        September 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • demrules

        P.S. Within the Republican party are many other parties, i.e. Fiscal conservative, Social conservative, Evangelical conservative, Far Right, Tea Party...well you get the idea.

        September 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Terry broberts

        haha! Imagine delaying civil rights in the past because the economy was deemed more important. First of all, neither Romney nor Obama alone can do much for the economy anyway. But you're too ignorant to realize that. This issue doesn't effect me personally but it's a REALLY silly argument to ask Gay people to put aside their struggle because Romney will ensure they are employed. lol idiots...

        September 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chut Pata

      Understand this. In real world when there is choice between living a dishonorable but comfortable life, and an honorable but discomfortable life, there would be always be two kind of people. Remember that during the time of slavery, the house slaves did not want the slavery to go away. In India, some people still remember the days when we were British slaves, and those house slaves lived comfortable lives. These people are ok to be called an abomination, as long as the government will give them tax breaks.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dann

        Understand THIS. Your analogy about slavery in the U.S. or in India is COMPLETELY ABSURD in 2012 America. LGBT people have freedom to openly live and love and be hired in any job in this country right now and you know it. If you think that the ability to have a marriage certificate is the most important election issue in 2012, you have that right. Given how few LGBT people have any intention of living in a faithful marriage, the fight for marriage rights seems more than a little hypocritical. Nonetheless, straight people who have no intention of being faithful have the right to be married and someday gay people who have no intention of being faithful will have that same right. I consider it laughable that the right to have this certificate is more important than any of the other issues facing this nation (debt, education, healthcare and welfare reform and foreign policy relations). Telling an LGBT person that if they chose to prioritize any of these other issues they are living a 'dishonorable' life could be the biggest pile of horsedung I have read this entire election year. They are not self loathing. In fact, the reality is Obama's policy of leaving marriage rights to the discretion of the states is IDENTICAL to Romney's. So there is NO superior alternative on this particular issue. Given that reality, LGBT people who want to be sure the country has jobs for fellow members of the LGBT community might be considering that Romney's focus on fiscal solvency offers the promise of a healthier future than Obama's failed leadership policies.

        August 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Arthur Holmes

        What slave do you know or heard of that did not want slavery to go away. It is azz holes like you who make stupid statements with no verification that cause so much mistrust in this country. Do you realize how hurtful and humiliating slavery was and how it still affect our people. Make your point using some other example because that dog won't hunt and it is mean.

        August 31, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Chut Pata

        @Arthur Holmes. Obviously you are not African American, just pretending to be. Otherwise you would be aware of an African American terms "Head N*****" and "House N******". In India the term was "Kala Angrez" (Black Britisher). These people were against freedom and helped the rulers preserve slavery. LGBT people rights are not recognized by Republicans. RNC passed the resolution against Civic Unions, let alone gay marriages, while the GOPride watched it shamelessly.

        August 31, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
      • 1225

        Dann, Why does Gay rights vs. Straight rights have anything to do with faithfulness? Missed your point. Why don't you all realized that Obama had such a tough job from the start because according to the Department of Labor statistics (which CNN reported), hundreds of thousands of jobs were being lost as Obama took office and the trend continued into the millions, all caused by Bush? It takes years to overcome that kind of loss.

        August 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike

        @Dann, the analogy is not absurd in the least. "LGBT people have freedom to openly live and love and be hired in any job in this country right now and you know it". What I now is that in 29 states in 2012 America, you can be fired legally simply for being gay. " In fact, the reality is Obama's policy of leaving marriage rights to the discretion of the states is IDENTICAL to Romney's"? You are either a liar, or completely misinformed; Romney opposes gay marriage AND civil unions. Yes, he SAYS he'll leave it to states to decide, but he supports DOMA, which is a federal level law, which strips states' rights to decide on the issue. These people have no respect for themselves or they wouldn't support a party that actively works against a part of who they are. That is a VERY dishonorable life for which they should be ashamed, just like house slaves who actively helped to keep their masters in power. Brush up on your history and you'll know that many house slaves did so, just like GOProud is doing now, fools that they are.

        September 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence

      Oh shut up! We love being Conservative. At least they don't steal our money like the liberals do. All the liberals want is for everyone below them to stay poor and dependent on the government. I like working hard and keeping most of my money. I don't care that I'm going to marry my partner. We can get a civil union that lets us have the same rights and privileges that a married couple have.
      If the only reason NOT to vote for a good Conservative is because of him/her not agreeing to pass the Marriage law, you're CRAZY!
      liberals are killing our great country! The liberals are the true fascists! PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS!

      August 31, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chat Pata

        If you love being conservative, then approach Michelle Bachman and ask for her magic trick she calls "Pray Away the Gay". For Republicans, you are sick people who needs to be cured thru prayers. Get it.

        August 31, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
      • NLuu

        ditto Lawrence..this administration will bring this country down because they have no idea what they were doing in the past 4 years, I was hoping 4 years ago thing will change for the better and not worst. My friend lost her job since Obama was up and now she still can't fine a job even with a master degree. Client is right, if the person doesn't know he must go, let the business man runs this country. Politic is just like a box of chocolate, you never know what you would get but with Romney and Ryan, we have better hope. Stronger country, stronger economy, stronger morale, I'm tired can we just vote now. I'm not even a republican but I will vote for a mormon man that has a tracked record of success, not a clueless lawyer and his staff..

        September 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • keeth

        Prove it.

        September 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott bartle

      This is clearly why this argument has no weight, as he said in the interview, this election is about jobs, there are none...24 million people on unemployment. Being gay will not feed you, being gay will not put a roof over your head...of course you could be just like most people today and take my tax dollars in welfare and decide not to work or share in the values of this great country. Stop trying to change who we are...just so you can be happy....what makes you think your better than anyone else....we are all equal...did you not hear anything that was said over the last 4 days...grow a pair!

      August 31, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chut Pata

        By Conservative philosophy, being gay is an abomination. When someone is an abomination, he/she will be discriminated for jobs. In any case, Romney is Mr. Outsourcing, and would ship even more jobs to India.

        August 31, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
      • nluu

        That's isn't true that being gay and you will be discriminated for a job. Romney's campaign's spoke person is gay and he gets his job. In this country if you work hard and willing to work hard you get a job whether you are gay, straight, Christian, or non-Christian. C'mon now, don't trust Obama, he uses every technique to get your votes for his own party benefits..not for you straight, gay, Christian or non-Christian, legal or illegal. Let's us do it the right way, vote for Romney and Ryan set gay no gay aside, let have first thing done first and worry about other thing later. This is for USA for heaven sake.

        September 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bully

      I am not surprised by the bully named Piers Morgan, in the interview with Gay republicans he did nothing but bully his way to getting his sound bite...he should be ashamed of himself, but that is what liberal news people do...their agenda is to make others (non-liberals) feel small, but all he did was show people how foolish he is....Piers your out of touch...go back to England...

      August 31, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • NLuu

        wow..bully, you spoke my mind. Pier is nuts, he should go back to England and continue his singing-contest show. He wanted to make GOPround looks small. It's courageous for GOPround to stand up to say something this person thought it was right. It takes alot of courages for one to stand up against his own flesh and spoke up and his belief in GOP. Pier is a racist against gay and GOP.

        September 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • MGS

      "You can't get a date without a job". My God, I originally thought he was doing a good impression of Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, he was not. You actually tried to tie dating to the economy by virtue of "a job". Do you think I am as stupid as believe such an idiotic statement?

      The Republicans are so out of touch with reality. They are trying to make the economy the main issue of this election when EVERY (and I mean EVERY) independent indicator that is NOT funded by the RNC has not only proven that the stimulus packages Obama put together prevent a deep-seeded depression such as the one in the 30's, and that our current economic state is on the upswing. Economists in already named it – "The Great Recession".

      They also fail to realize that greedy corporate CEO's and other corporate leaders they call their friends caused the Great Recession. Need we remind you of Enron and who was heavily invested in it? Need we remind you of Countrywide and who was heavily invested in it? These are the people you think can save an economy that has already turned the corner and is prospering in small steps once again?

      PUHLEESE.......

      August 31, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. MJ in Green Bay WI

    I agree with Mike ... I think freedom and liberty for all should be part of this party if it really ever expects to get backing from gay Americans. This is the party that says they are for individual liberty and freedom - but they simply want to tell everyone who doesn't bow to their wishes what to do and what to think.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. NOBAMA2012

    Here is an important finding of the House Judiciary Committee...

    Beginning in 2011, the Committee has learned that Obama administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security started to include numbers from the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its year-end removal numbers.

    The ATEP is a joint effort between ICE and Customs and Border Protection that transfers illegal immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border to another point along the Southwest border for removal. But it is illegitimate to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the Southwest border as ICE removals. There are no penalties or bars attached when illegal immigrants are sent back via ATEP and they can simply attempt re-entry.

    When ATEP removals are subtracted from ICE’s deportation numbers, the 2011 removal total would drop from approximately 397,000 to roughly 360,000 and the 2012 removal total would drop from about 334,000 to around 263,000 (annualized this is estimated to be a drop from about 400,000 to 315,000).

    This means that ICE removals for this year will be about 14% below 2008 (369,000) and 19% below 2009 (389,000). So it is officially proven that while the Obama regime touts themselves as historic immigration enforcement achievers, the truth is they have cooked the books and broadcast this lie to the American public. They have done this with the full assistance of liberal media like CNN, ABC, and the Huffington Post which you can count on not to report the revelations contained within these reports!

    If anyone tells you that Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than any prior president you tell them that is a lie and that removals for 2012 are down 14% below 2008 levels before Obama took office!

    It is terribly unfortunate that American citizens have to form a political revolt against the powers that be to try to stop the invasion of our homeland. We must face powers that have used their influence to corrupt our own government and mass media against the best interest of the American public and against the truth.

    Very few things in America can improve for us while such lies as these stand as truth.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • whatdidhesay?

      If you think this is the biggest lie running around out there, you don't watch Fox News (Faux Noise)!

      August 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joel

      Reported. Not germane.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chat Pata

      House is occupied by Republicans. They throw a wrench in every Obama program that he promised. The crimes of house are the crimes of Republican party. Why are you blaming Obama for their sins?

      August 31, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Johnny

    Gay Republicans, its like an African American joining the clan.. Wake up and demand equal rights! If you think the Republicans care about anything but your vote, you are fooling yourself!

    August 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. whatdidhesay?

    You have to love Teapublicans. They can contort and rationalize their way around anything. Last night on The Daily Show, Herman Cain said that the reason polls show there is no black support for Romney/Reps is because when the pollsters call blacks who support Romney there is noone home because they all have jobsand are at those jobs working. Republicans-Party With The Fringe On The Top. If a woman could register her uterus as a corporation Teapublicans would never pass abortions laws.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ImIrish

      Hello?! I am a woman, and I am opposed to abortion.

      Contrary to what most Democrats would have you believe, there is no war on women, and you can't bunch all of us into uninformed liberals. Some of us actually do have brains, and those of us who do are Republicans.

      By the way, did you ever notice how much better-looking Republican women are, as a whole, than Democrat women? It doesn't really mean anything, but it is very interesting.

      August 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • whatdidhesay?

        Thanks for validating my original comment. Sounds like you are contorting and rationalizing.

        August 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • whatdidhesay?

        Didn't you mean "as a Hole?

        August 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Zebula

        I'm fairly liberal but I, too, am against abortion. I, too, have a brain and realize that a woman has the right to do as she wishes with her own body, including zipping up her legs if she doesn't want to get pregnant. Once she is, it's not about her body anymore. It's about the fetus. Abortion should not be an easy form of birth control. As for looks, humans are pretty ugly in general.

        August 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chut Pata

        Next poster boys of Republican party would be people on welfare to show GOP cares for poor people, and transfering their welfare to corporate subsidies is a proof of that love.

        August 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. arthurb3

    They are so blind! They cannot see that the republican's want to invalidate their relationships and relagate them to third class citizens. No suviorship rights to their assests with partners and not even hospital visitation rights! Just to name a few.....

    August 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. vince

    I think it really comes down to this: the GOP is a party exclusion (therir platform makes this quite clear), whereas the Democrats try to be the party of inclusion (welcoming everyone). I personally find it hillarious when Republican women speakers talk about how wonderful their conservative values are, when it was this same style of conservative values that kept women from the right to vote int the first place (women got the right to vote in the US less than 100 years ago). Until the US people rediscover the art of compromise and moderation, things are not going to get better no matter who is President....

    August 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. DF IN CHICAGO

    I THINK GAY REPUBLICANS ARE LIKE THE JEWS SUPPORTING HITLER.
    HE HELPED THE GERMAN ECONOMY TOO,BUT LOOK WHAT HE DID TO THE JEWS.
    I THINK THEY ARE FOOLING THEMSELVES. ANY PARTY WHICH OFFICIALLY
    THINKS GAYS ARE ABNORMAL ,IS NOT FOR ME OR ANY SENSIBLE GAY PERSON.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ImIrish

      That really is a vile thing to say.

      Wow, just wow (and I certainly don't mean that in a positive way!

      August 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • whatdidhesay?

        You're republican, we wouldn't expect anything positive from you.

        August 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Zebula

        Unfrtunately he's right.

        August 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NOBAMA2012

    Bottom line is ... calling a spade a spade! You have Obamacare looming. You have taxes expiring. You have a president clearly anti business, anti free-enterprise, believes NO ONE accomplishes anything without Big Government. A president's whose favorite past time is stirring the class-envy pot, a president who won't budge one iota on development of natural resources, a president whose latest fans are the lunatic’s from Iran and Venezuela, a president clearly doing a rendition of Tricky Dick's ‘duck & cover’ for his Watergate buddies, a president who encourages the Fed to print worthless money further devaluing an anemic dollar,....
    Don’t hold your breath people. This so-called recession is a slam-dunk to morph into a full-blown Depression if our Kenyan Socialist is re-elected. You surely WILL get what you ask for!

    August 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • YSOBAMA2012

      NOBAMA2012, your piece is totally and completely lies, mischaracterizations , at the least, and obviously and blatantly nonsensical about the records of the administration. You blame Mr. Obama for everything wrong with the economy even though the Republicans blocked every proposal he set forth to help the economy. Yes, Republicans in congress are responsible for the current economic debacle this country is in. In business science, the criteria for judging the performance of a manager are: How does the said manager effectively utilize the factors under his/her control and how does he/she prepare to tackle those factors he/she does not have control over (systematic factors)? If you understand our economic system, you should already know that the Federal Reserve rather than the president is mainly responsible for the growth of the economy and it is primarily assigned the duty to handle unemployment, the safety of the banks, inflation and ....
      Therefore, only the Feds can use national funds ,without going through congress, to stimulate the economy. On the other hand, the President will have to go through Congress to spend any money to revitalize the economy. However, the present administration has been serially hampered by the republican Congress by refusing to work with the president to small help needed. Thus, my opinion as financial authority, Congress is the one who failed the American people and not the president. The Republican Congress bears the sole responsibility of the present unemployment. The question, " where are the Jobs" should be directed to the Republicans and not the president.

      August 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • LindaPP

        I'm with you. These people who blame this President for everything make me sick! No other President has had to suffer all the bs this one has. Gee, I wonder why? Oh I'm sure I know. No other President has been called anti-american, anti-this and anti-that like he has. You people in the Republican party call yourselves smart? No you aren't. You just want the White House to be just that. White. BTW, I'm white!

        September 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • prs

      Did you go to school beyond the 6th grade??...

      September 1, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Michael

    GOProud is and always has been a joke. They're nothing but a group of self-hating gays that cares more about their wallets than their rights, or human rights in general, for that matter. Look up what Malcolm X said about the "house n3gro" and the "field n3gro." GOProud is the "house n3gro" of the republican party when it comes to gay issues.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joel

      Wrong, try again. There are many more issues than the equality issues. We have a 2 party system, so one is forced to choose between 2 packages of ideas. It is better for gays like myself to choose which package benefits society as a whole, even if we have to accept that that delays a benefit for ourselves.

      August 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • nluu

      Hey Michael..guess what, you are wrong...watch the video again, how about that. Go read 7 habits of highly effective people and learn "First thing First." Gay issue is nothing comparing to our country is encountering this crisis. When this country is down, it affects, gay, straight, Christian, Islam and everyone who lives here in the USA.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. rob

    They can't say its about the economy when they deep conservative base uses abortion and gay rights as a means to get voters. As a gay man I find the words spoken by the guests on the show shameful. They are keeping the rights of people denied by electing a party that doesn't support their own being. I understand what he is saying by trying to fix the economy but social issues such as abortion and gay rights are used as a tool hidden behind money and marketing.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Jimmy3

    How they can subjugate denial of their basic civil rights to the furtherance of greed is beyond me.

    August 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. FedUpWithLiberals

    Barack Obama:

    Alias Barry Soetoro pawns himself as Barack Obama, the humanitarian, the POTUS, the campaign for hope and change. But we know better. Barry is a radical Marxist who was raised by Communist parents and Communist grandparents. His mentors were known Communists, his contacts in college were strictly Marxists supporters, Marxist professors and a group of Pakistani activists as stated in his book, “Dreams from My Father”.

    Barack Obama, tell us about Frank Marshall Davis or Bill Ayers. Surely you remember Mr. Davis. After all, your mother knew him all too well. Mr. Ayers, a known terrorist, responsible for at least a dozen bombings, helped your early Illinois campaign by raising money, thru his organization Underground Weather. Tell us about your trip to Pakistan (’81) with Pakistani Wahid Hamid.

    Share with us your ideals of socialism; after all you’re a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), referred as the “New Party”. Please tell us why you have been influenced by the writings of Karl Marx, the prelude to Communism. Share with us your association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Do you justify this man’s message by condemning our country by saying, “God bless America? No, God Damn America?” Was this a forethought supporting your belief in Marxism?

    Are these the individuals who have inspired you to public office? Are these the individuals who have inspired you to plot against the United States? Are they the people for whom you’ve entrusted your Muslim faith?

    Please tell us why you mocked the Holy Bible and Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount”, calling the sermon a radical message. You have mocked Christianity and this country. Barack Obama, you have betrayed this nation and all its’ people. Your skin is dark because of your race, but your soul is darker because of your deception.

    United States of America………………you didn’t build it Barack Obama.

    August 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rock

      Blah, blah, blah.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • whatdidhesay?

      Someone stopped taking their meds.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • MJFL35

      you're an idiot

      August 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shar

      What are you talking about? Are you saying the candidate who wins must be a Christian. Is Mitch Romney a Christian?

      September 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • sissy75

      i agree with this whole heartlly. i feel he is the antichrist. He has an agenda to destroy America and turn it into another russia or communist nation.I think we need someone in there that realizes what it is to be on welfare and living from day to day paycheck to paycheck.He needs to go and don`t let the door hit you in the butt.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. heretodayand tomorrow2

    Welfare????? Wasn't the bailout of corporate America by the tax payer a form of welfare????
    Did they accept the welfare??
    Before you respond with (they paid it all back) lets look at that.... If they paid it all back, why are the republicans going around saying that the bailout did nothing but add to our debt.... If it was paid back then it would not add to our debt...

    August 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • whatdidhesay?

      Now you're nitpicking and using factual information. You can't do that to Teapublicans, they only understand lies and hyperbole.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Katharina

    So shocked over the dreadful display of Clint Eastwood!!This could cost Romney the ??? Eastwood is not an icon.I had thought him rather clever formerly.now I am no longer a fan!! Disgusting behaviour!! Really sad to go to this level of nastiness and poor taste!! Shame on you!!I much prefer Obama more mthan ever now!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sammy

      If Romney was clueless about yesterday blunder, his forigen issue blunder how can he get elicited ? The American voters are not that stupid.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • d'ep

        Sadly, yes they are.

        September 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ed Dever

    Piers, don't be such a pessimist, Clint Eastwood was hilarious, I loved it

    August 31, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Goose66

    Why must all gays be Democrat? Why do all liberals believe, like Piers, that all gays must care only about gay rights? Is there something about being gay that means I can't have interests, beliefs, or an ideology that is counter to Democrats and president Obama? Must every gay person be pigeon holed into going along with only one party and ideology in this Country? Come on, folks, try to have an open mind.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. DF IN CHICAGO

    DEAR CONSERVATIVE REPUBILICANS. I HAVE TWO WORDS FOR YOU. FIRST ,THE
    F-WORD. NO NOT THAT ONE. FACIST! SECOND, THE L-WORD. NO NOT THAT ONE.
    LOSERS! YES A PARTY OF A BIG TENT. A BIG CIRCUS TENT. FILLED WITH
    ELEPHANTS AND CLOWNS.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rae

      Hi DF in Chicago,
      I am a republican that fully supports gay rights, including the right to marry. It might surprise you to know there are many republicans who hold this view. At times I think the media keeps that information in the closet. Its not the kind of news they want to report. DF i couldn't care less if you think all republicans are fascist looses. But you are wrong. Believe it or not, many people are able to embrace both sides of an issue. More should. If for no other reason than to remain respectful of their fellow human beings.

      August 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. olga R.

    Go AWAY Rudy Giuliani !

    August 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Go away

    Rudy Gilliani and Romny .... Go away please. Stop making such a fool of American voters.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. DF IN CHICAGO

    HI RAE , I HAPPY TO HEAR YOU SUPPORT GAY RIGHTS AND I'M SURE MANY
    REBUBLICANS DO. BUT OFFICALLY THE PARTY IS ANT-GAY . IN THEIR RETHORIC,PLATFORMS ,LAWS ETC. THE ONLY REASON I SAID THAT THE PARTY
    WAS FASIST AND LOSERS, I BEEN HEARING AND READING COMMENTS CALLING
    DEMOCRATS LOSERS,MAXIST ,SOCIALIST,COMMUNISTS ETC.. IF THE
    REBUBLICAN THINKS DEMOCRATS ARE TOO FAR LEFT TO BE CALLED MAXISTS.THEN
    I THINK THE REPUBICANS ARE TOO FAR RIGHT TO BE CALLED FASICSTS.I ALSO
    BELEIVE PEOPLE SHOULD EMBRACE BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE.I ALSO BELIEF
    PEOPLE SHOULD COME TOGETHER ON COMMON GROUND FOR THE BETTERMENT
    OF THE COUNTRY. BUT AS LONG AS PEOPLE WILL DO NAME CALLING.YOU HAVE
    TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.

    September 1, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Fl dude

    Very interesting to read the thoughtful comments from GOPers, some of them gay. Then the critical responses are rather childish, reverting to vulgarity, name calling, including calling people idiots or worse for not believing the way they do! There are VERY few responses that are well thought out arguments. Just angry statements. Reminds me of watching Bill Maher. Ever notice that when a conservative makes a point that seems to be a good one that old Bill – and many of the bloggers here – resorts to name calling and vulgarity. Hey, I'm not a Puritan. I sometimes use that language too. But to expect that comments like "they are idiots", "you must have pulled that one out of your a–", or similar retorts is a thoughtful reponse that deserves consideration is... well it is idiotic! oops, fell into the liberal mold there!

    September 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • daninsac

      Was there supposed to be a point to your mindless rambling?

      September 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. bglundi

    As a gay guy these guys makes me sick. VOTE EQUALITY; ALL THE WAY.

    September 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Pacifist

    Why can't we all get along? Come on, you guys....

    September 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. S Kyle

    I have a feeling that 99% of you lack a background in higher education. Show me one thing the GOP has done since the Nixon administration to support or advance the rights of gays, women, blacks or Hispanics. There is nothing. The GOP is the party of business and business owners. Nothing else matters. And for those of you believing that gay people cannot be fired for being gay, you need to look again. Most states have "at will" employment legislation in place. Any employment protection gays might have comes from the corporate policy enacted voluntarily by their employer; it has nothing to do with law. President Obama has done more for gay rights in three and a half years than any president in this country's short history. Did you know that Mormons excommunicate gays instantly? Did you know that Mitt Romney is considered an elder in the Mormon church? He supports gay excommunication.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. DaninSac

    For gay Republicans to say that there are more important issues to deal with other than having equal rights is comparable to a Jew in Nazi Germany saying that Germany's economic problems are more important than the Holocaust, or like hearing a slave in the South saying that yes, they would like to be free, but there are more important things to worry about right now. What these misguided idiots are too blind to see is that they want to be part of the very group that would like to see them without any rights or legal protections whatsoever. I can only assume that they espouse the Republican party based on their own self-hatred. No doubt they would be vehemently anti-gay were they straight.

    September 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. nluu

    I'm perplexed to see GOProud and someone stands up against his own natural needs and do something s/he thinks it's the right thing. I'm not republican nor democrat but I applaud his self suppression endeavor. I also think that our great country has more important thing to deal with than gay right. I didn't like Morgan cut off while the person was talking about his belief in GOP that he couldn't get a marriage without a date first and that he would brought this up later once GOP is in the office, Morgan is rude and only thinks about his report delivery. I think GOPround is a strong group who stands up against their fresh to have the most important issue addressed first. First thing first...GOProud.

    from No left nor right..

    September 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Kana

    What makes them think Romney is going to do any better than Obama economy-wise? They might end up with someone who fails economically and also suppresses gay rights.

    September 3, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. LindaPP

    I am so sick of everybody talking about Obama's failed policies! How about identifying all of those "failed policies". Seems to me the President couldn't get any of those "policies" through the congress thanks to the blockage of the congressional vote. Did you all forget how we got to where we are NOW???? What the hell is wrong with the people in this country. Are you all so easily led and brainwashed? Do you REALLY believe that R/R can really create 12 million jobs??? Absurd! They are promising the moon so they can get elected, but believe me if they come in, we are all screwed! Don't believe them. They will turn on a dime.

    September 3, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. monbois

    These gay men are such sell-out pukes! They're on their knees for all the wrong reasons.

    September 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. kana

    A new CNN poll suggests that 53%-47% of Americans are better off economically than they were 4 years ago...so what's the deal?

    September 4, 2012 at 3:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Phil Esteen

    Giuliani is hilarious!

    Ronald Reagan wasn't even the best President during his badministration!

    The Great Pretender, a.k.a the Jipper, Nancy's whipping boy, Teflon-hair, His Imperial Majesty...whatever you want to call the charlatan, basically walked around the White House saying "Well" while being ascribed all levels of nonsensical attributes.

    I doubt the man could tie his own shoes.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Grackle

    Basically the gay Republicans ave made a choice. Perceived increased wealth vs. actual equal rights under the law. They choose money (because all evidence to the contrary they think Republicans are fiscally conservative) over rights.
    Finance instead of Freedom
    Money instead of Morals
    Riches instead of Rights
    I bet they would eliminate the Bill of Rights for a big enough tax break.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Civan

      umm.. why is everything about this guy alayws about him being gay? when does he or the media ever discuss anything else but that fact? He's gay, so what? millions of people are gay, more have been, and more will be for ages to come. Can we now finally talk about things that really define who they are as person? oh well, we're getting there one step at a time

      October 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Zia

    I don't know how good a leader Romney is, but he is a damn good liar

    September 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Chris

    Republicans are nothing but a fractured party... only thing they agree on is getting in the White House, When the election is over, win or lose, they'll be at each others throats again.

    Anyone who thinks giving high-enders more tax cuts will create jobs, hasn't bothered to research how many jobs have been created with these tax cuts over the past 4 years. High-enders save, invest, or contribute [to campaign funds] these tax savings – basically taking the money out of circulation. Most middle classers use the money to fill gas tanks, pay utilities/other necessities, though some will use it as discretionary funds to circulate in other sectors.

    September 8, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
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