Tag: New York Senate

Desperate and Disgusting, Cont.

by on Mar.13, 2010, under New York, Politics

Hiram Monserrate is essentially running on pure gay-baiting. There’s nothing else for him. Mind you, he voted for gay marriage a couple of times.

Via Joe. My. God.

The “Si se puede!” at the end is in part because Monserrate, having been booted from the Democratic party, is running on the newly invented Yes We Can! party line. He’s also stolen Obama’s logo, against the wishes of the DNC.

Fortunately none of this BS seems to be working, as Peralta leads by 45 points in the latest poll.

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Disgusting and Desperate

by on Mar.09, 2010, under New York, Politics

It takes some balls, after being expelled from the NY State Senate for lying about assaulting your girlfriend, to try to regain your seat through naked gay-bashing. Hiram Monserrate is truly just vile.

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What the Hell Was That?

by on Dec.03, 2009, under New York, Politics

For a complete analysis of what happened in today’s gay marriage vote, including political pressures and whose district is winnable in a primary and whose isn’t, you can’t do better than Gatemouth. He has his own axes to grind (as will be apparent), but he knows the contours of the landscape better than anyone.

One point he makes (one that is really so obviously true I feel I should have seen it myself) is that at least some of the difference between the support Tom Duane and his cosponsors thought they had and the support they turned out to have can probably be put down to Doug Hoffman. When Hoffman, running on the Conservative line, forced Republican State Senator Dede Scozzafava out of the special election race to fill Kirsten Gillibrand’s former House seat, blogospheric liberals smirked, then cheered when the Democrat in the race ended up winning the seat. Well, the major issue with which Hoffman cudgeled Scozzafava was her support for gay marriage. She was forced out as a distant third in a race that she should have won easily.

Apparently the rest of New York’s State Senators noticed.

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