Why I Left the Right, Exhibit H for Homophobia
Illinois Republican Senate candidate Andy Martin tries to get the GOP base on his side by accusing his primary opponent of the dreaded ghey.
Here’s the transcript of Martin’s ad:
I’m Andy Martin, Republican candidate for United States Senator. I approved this message because Illinois Republicans deserve the truth about their candidates.
I have over forty years of experience and integrity fighting corruption, and fighting for the truth in politics.
I helped expose many of Barack Obama’s lies in 2008.
Today, I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk. Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a, “solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.” Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals.
Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth.
Smears don’t get much uglier than that.
Andy Martin, meanwhile, is a Birther who claims that Barack Obama is a sekrit Muslim Manchurian candidate. And that’s no “rumor.”
The most persistent falsehood about Senator Barack Obama’s background first hit in 2004 just two weeks after the Democratic convention speech that helped set him on the path to his presidential candidacy: “Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion.”