Ahhhhhh GOP sleaze at its most repugnant: If you can’t beat your opponent based on the issues and track record, then imply that your opponent is gay. And that is what Gary Lankford, the Ohio Republican Party's recently hired "social conservative coordinator" has done in the
How low will Republicans go to try and hang onto control of
, the swing state where their machinations secured the presidency for George W. Bush in 2004? Ohio
Lower than reasonable Americans, no matter what their partisanship, no matter what their ideology, could imagine.
Gary Lankford, the Ohio Republican Party's recently hired "social conservative coordinator" this week dispatched a mass e-mail to so-called "pro-family friends" that featured his 10-point introduction to U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, the Democratic nominee for governor.
Strickland, an ordained Methodist minister who has thrown Republicans for a loop by speaking about his faith during the campaign, is running far ahead of scandal-plagued Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, the Republican nominee who gained national fame in 2004 when he was broadly accused of manipulating election processes and vote counting to favor Bush in the presidential race.
What's the GOP strategy for getting Blackwell back into the running? Imply that Strickland is gay.
Forgive me, but this so-called Party of God and Values can go to hell!
Read the whole article if you have the stomach.
Hat tip to PageOneQ