Those Lying, Gay Bashing Republicans
Lies and innuendo aren’t GOP values, at least not after Republicans are caught using them.
The Ohio Republican Party fired one of its top staffers Thursday for sending a mass e-mail that questioned the sexual orientation of Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland and his wife.
Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett fired Gary Lankford, a Christian home schooling principal and former director of the Ohio Restoration Project, after The Toledo Blade reported details from Lankford’s e-mail to “social conservatives.” In the missive, Lankford questioned Strickland’s credentials as a Methodist minister and criticized his work ethic. Also, Lankford alleged that Strickland and his wife lived in different states and linked to an Internet site that claimed Strickland is gay.
Lankford encouraged e-mail recipients to pass it along to others.
This all occurred during the same week that conservative columnist and mini-skirted attention monger Ann Coulter went on TV and accused former President Bill Clinton of having latent homosexual tendencies. Observers must begin to wonder about the Republican Party’s continual fascination with the gay lifestyle, and if that also denotes latent behavior of some sort.
A few days after the e-mail was publicized, Bennett fired Lankford from his post as the state party’s “social conservative coordinator.” Bennett said he was “a little slow to react to this,” which he blamed on a bout of pneumonia.
Earlier this year the campaign of Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, paid Lankford $15,000 during the primary for “voter contact” efforts.
Here’s a biblical reminder for Lankford and his ilk: Thou shalt not bear false witness.
— Kevin Osborne