As an update and correction to my post below concerning the sudden screaming fits thrown by so-called "gay rights" groups and activists over John Kerry's recent statements, I should point out that the post I cited previously from Americablog was of John Aravosis's co-blogger "Joe in DC", whose remarks I previously compared with those of John's.
In the interests of accuracy, I now present: "John K. Said, John A. Said.....A Historical Retrospective".
John K. Said (in February 2004):
Presidential candidate John F. Kerry said yesterday that he supports amending the Massachusetts Constitution to ban gay marriage and provide for civil unions for gay couples......
Kerry's position is also contrary to that of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, which last month endorsed gay marriage......
Earlier this year, Kerry was the only member of the state's all-Democrat congressional delegation who chose not to sign a letter urging the state Legislature to reject a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
John A. Said ( here and here):
This woman gets it, guys. The Kerry campaign, in my view, tried very hard with today's speeches at the caucus to win over any gay doubters, and I have to tell you, they won me.
I don't care what anyone says about John Kerry - yeah, he's bad on gay marriage, who isn't?
John K. Said (August 2004):
Sen. John Kerry said in an interview published yesterday that he would have voted for the gay-marriage ban passed overwhelmingly this week by Missouri voters.
The Democratic presidential nominee, who spent parts of two days stumping across the state, told The Kansas City Star the ballot measure was the same as one his home state of Massachusetts passed a few years ago. Kerry supported that measure.
John A. Said:
Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nichts. If you want, go check the Americablog archives for August.
As a lovely consolation prize while you're there, note John's blasting EMILY'S List for supporting FMA supporter Inez Tenenbaum -- a posting which, during the height of the "outing" campaign, posts the names of two minor PR operatives and inexplicably forgets to mention the fact that the then-CEO of EMILY'S List was a gay male who claimed that gay activists criticizing his organization's support of Tenenbaum were wrong and were missing the "bigger picture".
Of course, it becomes far less inexplicable when one realizes that said gay male was Massachusetts Democratic activist and current HRC President Joe Solmonese, a former staffer of Representative Barney Frank and a close crony of Kerry campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill.
Of course, now it's 2005, and the Kerry campaign, including its officers and its check-writing capability, are long since gone, so.......
John K. Said:
U.S. Sen. John Kerry, visiting Louisiana for a forum on children's health care, criticized the Massachusetts Democratic Party for its expected approval of a statement in the party platform in support of same-sex marriage.
"I think it's a mistake," Kerry said. "I think it's the wrong thing, and I'm not sure it reflects the broad view of the Democratic Party in our state."
Looks pretty much the same as what he said last year.
John A. Said:
I've had it with this jerk. He was a lousy presidential candidate, couldn't find a consistent positio non the Iraq war if his life depended on it, and now the only consistent message he's been able to find post-election is to bash gays.
Note to Kerry: Go away. You were a crappy candidate, a milquetoast Senator (Kennedy always pulled your weight, anyway), and now you have the nerve to weigh in AGAINST gay rights in your own state? Grow a pair, buddy, then come back and we'll talk.
Funny, you'd think Kerry could have bought a pair with the tens of millions activists like Aravosis and groups like HRC gave him -- or at least a navigation system for his "journey of becoming more understanding and supporting". After all, doesn't he know they channeled all that money away from fighting the antigay state constitutional amendments he supported?
But then again.........when you're going to get the money and support regardless of what you do because of the "D" after your name (see Bill Clinton) -- why bother?