Now that George Barker’s comments regarding teaching “alternative lifestyles” to schoolchildren have been pointed out to voters, the Razing Kaine crowd has sprung into action. They’re outraged that someone might have the temerity to point out that mandating that public schools teach the children in their care about the “GLBT lifestyle” with your tax dollars regardless of whether parents consent to this kind of indoctrination. Blinded by their outrage, hilarity quickly ensues.
Instead of trying to explain that George Barker’s comments might have been taken out of context, or were inaccurately reported, instead they trumpet George Barker’s close relationship with the Virginia Partisans Gay & Lesbian Club, trot out a few references to homophobia, and start trying to rally campaign contributions from the homosexual lobby.
George Barker is one of Virginia Partisans’ endorsed candidates and is one of the key races in the effort to retake the state Senate from the Republicans. VP’s PAC has already donated more to Barker’s campaign than to any other candidate in our organization’s history. But we need to do more.
– VA Partisans Gay & Lesbian Club “Call To Action”
Now if this district encompassed Alexandria, maybe this kind of rally the un-troops tactic might work. But the 39th Senate District is a pretty different place. I sorta doubt making this a referendum on teaching schoolchildren about being gay is going to work all that well.
Interestingly, this “Call To Action” enumerates a couple of other candidates that the Virginia Partisans are focused on supporting at the end:
This is our one final push to get out the vote by phone banking for not only George Barker but also Steve Heretick, Bruce Roemmelt, Janet Olezek and Jeanette Rischell (sic).
Hmm, I guess Bruce Roemmelt and Jeanette Rishell are still on this team. Has anyone asked what legislative agenda they’ve promised the Virginia Partisans Gay & Lesbian Club so that they would be among the five races chosen out of 140 state legislative races being held this year? Would it be anything like George Barker’s support for GLBT indoctrination in our schools?
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