By Javier Manjarres
During the annual ‘Champions of Equality’ gala put on by the non-partisan group SAVE Dade, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson was honored with the first LBGT (Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender) “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” award for his past efforts to help repeal the controversial policy governing homosexuals serving in the U.S. Military that was signed into law under Democratic President Bill Clinton.
While SAVE Dade Executive Director CJ Ortuno told the Shark Tank that the event was officially non-partisan, and did not not mention any particular political party in his remarks, he did slide in some eerily familiar progressive Democratic talking points and slogans such as-
“You are voting for the young lesbian migrant worker.”
” Be a part of a campaign, and vote for change.”- C. J. Ortuno, SAVE Dade
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was also on hand to lend support to the equal rights movement, and in her remarks she told the story about how her young daughter smacked down an equal rights bully on her Twitter page. Wasserman Schultz later listed all of the ‘equal rights’ accomplishments during the Obama administration. Wasserman Schultz brought her daughter to the event.
I see a tweet from my daughter Rebecca, that says “when the guy in my PE class says he wouldn’t be sad if gays didn’t exist, hashtag you are the worse, hashtag shut up”. –Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Wasserman Schultz’ remarks come on the heels of President Obama’s much hyped “evolution” on same sex marriage where he credited his two young daughters for influencing him to change his position on the issue in advance of his re-election bid. Many in the political world believe that Obama is pandering for votes by using his children to run cover for his decision, and it appears that Congresswoman Schultz is following his lead.
Wasserman Schultz is running for re-election this year and will likely be facing off against Republican grassroots favorite Karen Harrington who is the clear front runner in her contested primary race to defeat Wasserman Schultz. Harrington holds a with a 5-1 advantage over her nearest Republican opponent.
Are President Obama and Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz pandering for votes with this political maneuver?
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