No, it is not THAT kind of STD, instead it is the newest Liberal Malady I have diagnosed. Here is the case that led to the diagnosis
The gays are angry at two of their own, Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, for hosting a Ted Cruz reception at one of their hotels. Weiderpass is pictured above with Cruz in a photo from his Facebook. They are calling for a boycott of all his properties even though he has been a staunch advocate for the cause of the gay community and gay marriage for years:
MEDIAITE – The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island.
Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass (pictured with Cruz), two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate. During that meeting, they mainly discussed foreign policy, while alluding to a possible shift (or private opinion) in Cruz’s thoughts about gay marriage. Nevertheless, the fact that they held a reception (not a fundraiser) for Cruz, a staunch opponent to same-sex marriage, was enough to tick off the gay community.
Within hours, a Facebook page calling for the boycott of the Fire Island Pines Establishments and the Out NYC Hotel, all owned by Reisner and Weiderpass, gained more than 2,500 followers, its wall filled with angry messages blasting the two for selling out their ideals.
“Weiderpass, an out gay man, held a ‘reception’ this past weekend for Senator Cruz,” said the first post on the page. “The question, among so many others, is, WHY???!!!”
“It was arranged to help Cruz get major donors to his campaign,” wrote another. “Claiming it was anything else is pure bullshit. Pure. Bullshit.”
Sooo, understand here folks. The very same bullies who want to see Americans business owners run OUT of business for not wanting to cater a Gay wedding are now seeking to hurt openly Gay men who fully support Gay marriage because these men did business with a Conservative. Hypocrisy anyone? From the same mouths we hear calls for tolerance, now comes cries to punish those that act in a tolerant fashion. Senator Cruz had a fitting response
“It speaks volumes that the New York Times considers it newsworthy that a Republican who believes marriage is between a man and a woman would meet with people who hold a different view. The purpose of the meeting and the primary topics of conversation were national security, foreign policy, and America’s commitment to standing with Israel. On the subject of marriage, when asked, I stated directly and unambiguously what everyone in the room already knew, that I oppose gay marriage and I support traditional marriage.
“One person further asked how Heidi and I would react if we found out one of our (4 and 7-year-old) daughters were gay. My reply: ‘We would love her with all our hearts. We love our daughters unconditionally.’
“A conservative Republican who is willing to meet with individuals who do not agree on marriage and who loves his daughters unconditionally may not reflect the caricature of conservatives promoted by the left, but it’s hardly newsworthy.
“I know it’s been a long time since we’ve seen it, but this is what it means to truly be a ‘big tent Republican’ instead of a panderer. I’m happy to go anywhere to anyone to champion conservative values. We’re not always going to agree on everything, and I’m not going to change my fundamental values. But at the same time, I’m hoping to offer enough bold leadership on a broad slate of issues that many voters will decide we agree on far more than we disagree.”
In short Senator Cruz is truly tolerant, and displays the value and worth of sincere tolerance. Those who are now outrageously outraged are the very opposite.
Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Governor Scott Walker, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Governor Bobby Jindal take part in the New Hampshire Republican Party’s “First in the Nation” leadership summit in Nashua, NH. Streaming begins at 9:00am eastern time.
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Super PACs backing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president of the United States are taking in a “record haul” that is “eye-popping,” Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin writes.
“Ted Cruz’s presidential effort is getting into the shock-and-awe fundraising business,” Halperin wrote.
An associate of the Texas senator, a recently announced presidential candidate, tells Bloomberg that a cluster of affiliated super-political action committees was formed only this week, and among them they are expected to have $31 million in the bank by Friday. Even in the context of a presidential campaign cycle in which the major party nominees are expected to raise more than $1.5 billion, Cruz’s haul is eye-popping, one that instantly raises the stakes in the Republican fundraising contest.
The rate at which the outside Super PACs pulled in $31 million to back Cruz, Halperin wrote, “is remarkable” adding that there “are no known cases in which an operation backing a White House hopeful has collected this much money in less than a week.”
What’s more, Halperin notes, this $31 million off the bat in the first week of these Cruz Super PACs is just the beginning.
“Those involved in the Cruz super-PACS say many of his biggest financial backers haven’t yet made contributions to the new organizations and are expected to do so in the coming months. By law, super-PACS can accept unlimited contributions from individuals,” Halperin wrote.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) documents show that attorney Dathan Voelter – a Cruz friend and longtime backer – will serve as treasurer of what Halperin describes as “the cluster of new super-PACs.”
“All three PACS have a variant of the name ‘Keep the Promise,’” Halperin wrote.
A document prepared by the super-PAC organizers says they “are committed to raising the resources necessary to promote Senator Cruz in his efforts to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.” The document quotes Voelter as saying, “We’re just getting started… Our goal is to guarantee Senator Cruz can compete against any candidate. Supporters of the Senator now have a powerful vehicle with the resources necessary to aid in his effort to secure the Republican nomination and win back the White House.” The document describes those “leading the financial charge” as “a group of close, personal friends of Senator Cruz, who share his conservative vision for America.”
This effort will ensure that even though former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may be able to out fundraise Cruz, the Texas senator will have enough funding to wage a fair battle. Because of this kind of effort, Cruz – who the Wall Street Journal reported last week raised about $4 million for his campaign in its fledgeling first few days – will absolutely be there on the main stage competing with Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and other heavyweights until the last man. And he just might, as Halperin previously said, become the Republican nominee.
“According to the source close to Cruz, more than $20 million of the $31 million is expected by Wednesday, with the rest due in by the end of the week. Those cash figures could not be independently confirmed by Bloomberg, and sources declined to provide financial documents to support the claim,” Halperin wrote.
The group does not plan to reveal the names or number of donors until they are legally required to do so, at the end of the FEC reporting period on July 15. According to a person familiar with the workings and financing of the new super-PACs, many of the donors are former backers of George W. Bush and [former Texas Gov. Rick] Perry. Bush’s brother, of course, and Perry himself, are seeking the White House now, which makes Cruz’s coup that much more impressive. A Houston-area associate of Cruz’s has led the effort to pull together the donors, many of whom are Texans and New Yorkers.
The three Super PACs are named: “Keep the Promise,” “Keep the Promise II,” and “Keep the Promise III.”
“Keep the Promise can provide the ‘appropriate air cover’ in the battle against Senator Cruz’s opponents in the Washington establishment and on the political left,” the document the group gave to Halperin says. “We plan to support the effort of millions of courageous conservatives who believe 2016 is our last opportunity to ‘keep the promise’ of America for future generations.”