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The Verdict on Maloney – Gay City News

The Verdict on Maloney

October 17, 2013

To the Editor:

What do you expect? (“Sean Patrick Maloney Draws Fire for Budget, Obamacare Votes,” by Andrew Miller, October 16-29). We gays are the last Uncle Toms in the world. Long as the people in power deign to acknowledge our existence, we will bow and curtsy. That Maloney was even allowed to attend an Empire State Pride Agenda dinner is disgusting. But remember how the Human Rights Campaign folks flocked to the White House for a cocktail reception shortly after Obama said during his first term that he wasn't ready to support gay marriage? I'll bet Jeff Soref and his buddies were all there, sipping Cosmos and standing in line for a handshake with a man who said he wasn't ready to consider them his equal.

Henry Scott

 

October 17, 2013

To the Editor:

Straight progressives are better than gay conservatives running as Democrats. Let's hope someone challenges him in the primary.

Paul Halsall

 

October 17, 2013

To the Editor:

The Victory Fund could care less about progressive issues. They are a one-issue, arrogant organization that no one listens to. They have demonstrated a break with the nation's civil rights coalition and with labor unions. They accept money from Wal-Mart and tout them at their annual so-called Leadership Community. Their executive director, Chuck Wolfe, blasted and tried to marginalized gays against Quinn but the LGBT community voted overwhelming against Quinn, which demonstrates that they only represent themselves and are not a force to be taken seriously. Obviously, health care and the poor are other issues they are not concerned with.

Allen Roskoff

 

October 17, 2013

To the Editor:

Contrary to the impression this article gives, Sean Patrick Maloney's district is NOT gerrymandered. Nor is Dan Maffei's. Yes, most congressional districts are, and in the past New York’s have been. However, in 2012, our famously dysfunctional Legislature could not reach any agreement on congressional district lines, so the federal courts re-drew the lines in a way generally considered to be fair and non-partisan.

Bill Brina

 

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