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Jeff Koopersmith confronts Townhall.com's relentless campaign of homophobia.
October 29, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) –It occurred to me this Wednesday that the McCain team had found a new target to go after this week. After all, telling American voters that Barack Obama was a “Terrorist”, “Muslim”, “Socialist”, “Communist”, “America Hater” – and worse, they decided to go after Gay men and women – using Rep. Barney Frank as the foil.
Both McCain and Palin choose there arenas carefully when opening their gay-bashing.
In past weeks they have attacked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, both Democrats. But this week they began attacking openly gay congressman Rep. Barney Frank – and did in places like Durango Colorado where McCain said:
"Here's what he said, my friends, and I quote, 'focus on an immediate increase in spending,' we should take him at his word," McCain went on. "And when he says there are, quote, 'a lot of very rich people out there whom we can tax,' it's safe to assume he's talking about you."
Frank yesterday dismissed McCain's words as "an appeal to prejudice" that he said reminded him of past Republican efforts to raise voter concerns about the prospect of congressmen Charles Rangel and John Conyers, who are black, becoming committee chairs.
"I'm flattered by this," said Frank, who is gay. "But I don't think I'm the single most important member of the House after Nancy Pelosi. There are also a lot of straight white men who are committee chairmen."
Most of you may not be familiar with a website called Townhall.com. It sounds kind of folksy doesn’t it? In a way it is – It’s a website created and read in earnest by bigots, hate mongers, and the most evil among us who seek to pit White against Black, American against Mexican, Church against state, Conservative against Liberal, Greed against spirit, Hate against love, Jesus against Allah, and it just goes on and on. It is a toilet bowl of loathing which sole purpose is to split the nation pitting one against the other for reasons so petty, so awful, and so demeaning that in many nations Townhall’s staff would be in prison.
Townhall.com got its marching orders from somewhere – last year. Their “columnists” and editors – who are nothing more than a paid and unpaid gaggle of Hitlerian fools who not only instruct us on how to hate, but ban anyone from complaining about it on their sick web site – sponsored by insane products you wouldn’t give to your worst enemy.
Townhall.com is a breeding ground for the nation’s chief hate peddlers. The best known among the more than 100 writers they publish are Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Dennis Prager, Larry Kudlow, William Bennett, Rush Limbaugh’s kid, Ronald Reagan’s kid – and dozens of other nobodies trained at special 6-week long “journalism” courses taught by the same gangsters or allies that publish this garbage.
John McCain and Sarah Palin can only hint at pitting us against each other. They make false claims, they sneer, they rely on the dumbest clowns on earth to vote against anything that isn’t perverted Republicanism – not true Republicanism, but the new kind – the neofascist kind which threatens to rip America apart. John McCain uses Townhall.com and other such venues to speak for him. He whispers the same hate, but they shout it.
Remember their names. Remember them well, because next year they will be attempting to take over the Republican Party. They will fail in the end, but be on guard all the same.
Jeff Koopersmith is an internationally renowned political consultant, opinion research authority and policy analyst. He has lobbied for causes including the alternative fuel sector and women's health, and is an expert on the international real estate market. He lives in Philadelphia, Washington and Geneva.