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Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

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Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:21 pm

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Re: The gay-baiting Tommy Thompson campaign

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:35 pm

The Thompson campaign is now in the denial mode.

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson's political director says he was not representing the Thompson campaign when he circulated a video through email and Twitter that shows Democrat Tammy Baldwin dancing at a gay pride event.


Decades ago when Tommy was running for governor, his campaign HQ in Madison suffered minor damage in a "fire bombing." Seems an over eager YAF volunteer was behind it, seeking sympathy for his campaign. Gotta watch those zealots.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:41 pm

More from that State Journal piece:

Nemoir's Twitter account, on which he says his posts "do not represent the views of clients or organizations with whom I might be involved," has since become private. "The tweet was personal as the Twitter account signifies," Nemoir said in an email to the State Journal.


Wonder if Charlie Sykes knew Nemoir's tweet was personal and private when he retweeted it to his 10,231 followers. That's how I learned about it.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Meade » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:56 pm

Will you be satisfied if Thompson condemns the director's act and fires him?
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:00 pm

I'm sure his lacky will fall on his sword. SOP.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Meade » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:05 pm

Does this mean Tommy Thompson is an LGBT hater?
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:16 pm

Meade wrote:Does this mean Tommy Thompson is an LGBT hater?

Who knows what he really believes? He has changed many positions he was held dearly in the past, all in the name of political expendency. He needs to appease the Tea Partiers. Trains, health care, etc.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Kenneth Burns » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:45 pm

It's amazing how times change. In the old days they used to kick people out of the State Department for dancing to "Wonder Woman."
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby david cohen » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:59 pm

I don't know if Testosterone Tommy is an LGBT hater, but he tempestuously tapped tons of trim in his tenure.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:03 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
Meade wrote:Does this mean Tommy Thompson is an LGBT hater?

Who knows what he really believes? He has changed many positions he was held dearly in the past, all in the name of political expendency. He needs to appease the Tea Partiers. Trains, health care, etc.


I don't claim to know what is in Tommy's heart. But I do know that his brother Ed took public positions opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation. So I suspect Tommy is not a hater. Remember, he had to pretend to be much more of an extremist than his previous record would indicate in order to survive his primary. The real Tommy is not a nut....he just chose to play one on TV in order to win an election.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:13 am

david cohen wrote:I don't know if Testosterone Tommy is an LGBT hater, but he tempestuously tapped tons of trim in his tenure.


Several people have mentioned this to me in connection to Nemoir's gay baiting. It's interesting that this topic is floating around out there, but I'm not sure how it relates to Baldwin's being a lesbian.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby Bland » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:20 am

gargantua wrote:I don't claim to know what is in Tommy's heart. But I do know that his brother Ed took public positions opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation. So I suspect Tommy is not a hater.
Huh? What do Ed's positions have to do with his brother's?
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby rabble » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:46 am

Bland wrote:
gargantua wrote:I don't claim to know what is in Tommy's heart. But I do know that his brother Ed took public positions opposing discrimination based on sexual orientation. So I suspect Tommy is not a hater.
Huh? What do Ed's positions have to do with his brother's?

Oh crap that's right. It's the Republicans who glory in guilt by association. The Dems aren't even supposed to mention the politics of the people with whom the candidates surround themselves, have carefully vetted, grew up with, and spend most of their free time with. That doesn't have anything to do with the candidate's political positions.

Not unless it's something the Republicans don't like. THEN it's front page stuff.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby wack wack » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:56 am

Meade wrote:Will you be satisfied if Thompson condemns the director's act and fires him?


Nothing short of Thompson dropping out of the race and fully endorsing Baldwin will suffice.
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Re: Tommy Thompson's gay-baiting political director

Postby jjoyce » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:07 am

Nemoir is always quoted as the Thompson campaign spokesperson until today, when someone else assumes that role so Nemoir can be portrayed as going rogue or whatever.
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