The LCR published a full page ad in The New York Times slamming Sen. Chuck Hagel. Chuck has been ridiculed over anti-gay statements he made 14 years ago. These statements focused on James Hormel, who was being considered for a diplomatic post during the Clinton years.
Chuck said (at the time):
"They are representing America [as ambassador]. They are representing our lifestyle, our values, our standards. And I think it is an inhibiting factor to be gay — openly, aggressively gay".The ad's focal point is this:
“Chuck Hagel: Wrong on gay rights, wrong on Iran, wrong on Israel. Tell President Obama that Chuck Hagel is wrong for Defense Secretary. Help us create a stronger and more inclusive Republican Party.”The reason why I find this interesting is how strong they are against Chuck. This is the same group that endorsed Romney for President. The man who signed a marriage pledge and flip-flopped on gay marriage and gay rights.
Now all of a sudden they are strongly against a man who said some mess 14 years ago? Chuck has apologized for his statements, however Romney has not apologized at all on his stance against us.