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Voted "other," but only because to call it "bad" is to assume that it did not do what it was intended to do. That is demonstrably not true. Rather it was an almost stereotypical example of what such events are for. Specifically, a tiresome combination of a sort of smarmy sentimentalism, moral exhibitionism and generalized self-pity tarted up as a political rally and opportunity for people who are largely in full agreement with one another to "debate" the issues.In this it was a symptom of the populist age. Intellectually vapid with a noise level inversely proportional to its intellectual depth.Perhaps its most iconic moment was when Democratic presidential candidate, former Rep. "Beto" O'Rourke announced that he would support the abolition of the tax exempt status of churches that fail to recognize LGBTQ rights in some not fully defined way.The message: "Believe as we believe and adopt the officially approved ideas or we will punish you." It will be, to say no more, interesting to see if Mr. O'Rourke will take that method to African-American Baptist churches. They, no doubt, having attained their civil rights - including the right to worship as explicitly stipulated in the First Amendment - if the African-American community will take that well.Suffice to say, the problem with the LGBT forum was not that such community does not have its valid concerns. Rather that it was not really intended to discuss those issues. (Indeed, one wonders if representatives of "LGBT for Trump" - believe it or not, such an organization exists - were invited to the forum.) Instead it was merely a morality play. Inoffensive on its own terms but, as I say, symptomatic of a culture that has substituted sentiment for thought, spectacle for analysis. This beyond its attempt to gin up the LGBTQ segment of the Democratic party base and give the Democratic presidential candidates a chance to demonstrate their open mindedness - so long as everyone believes as they do.So, par for the course. Not really useful in any intellectually serious way, but politically it did what it was meant to do. Whether that be "good" or "bad" being to some extent dependent on the eye of the beholder as well as based on the degree to which you prefer serious political discussion to simple entertainment, such as it is.
It was about average. The DNC trying to pander to part of their base for votes. I wouldn't have voted for President Obama, but I'm thankful for the LGBT legislation he pushed through for myself, and for the idiots who don't realize that the rights are already protected by the Constitution. However, in 2020 I will not, not be voting- and cast my Trump. This party is full of loons and at least in terms of the health of the country, the Republicans are the lesser of two very great evils.
Trump is remarkably average for modern presidents- albeit tremendously vocal. He's not doing anything Obama or Bush hasn't done or tried in the past. I like him on a lot of things I don't like him on a lot of others. Same with Obama same with Bush. He has my vote in 2020. He's earned it this time.
I’m all for gay marriage but I don’t think that religious organizations should be force to Marry them so pretty much fuck Beto O’Rourke if heWant to start a culture war so be it. Gays can easily go to another organization we need to respect the right of the religious and homosexual which may meen gays need to go to another church bakery or flower shop
I didn't watch but heard all the important stuff. Democrats are going down. Especially because of what Beto O'Rourke said about revoking the tax-exempt status of religious institutions—colleges, churches, and charities—if they opposed same-sex marriage. And Cory Booker attacked religion and claims that terror attacks are white supremacists. And other ridiculous things.
This town hall is literally ensuring that Trump is going to be re-elected. I went from so so to absolutely disliking Trump. I’m a swing voter. But absolute insane radicalism of the modern socialist party (excuse me Democratic Party) is going to force my hand in the other direction. But having insane radical oppressive ideas like removing the tax exempt status from churches and CHARITIES who don’t comply with same sex marriages is a recipe for a long GOP dominated White House. Most people are not okay with that. You young atheists might be, but this is going to make many people very upset, including swing voters. The thing is many churches are already performing same sex marriage even though it’s a blatant violation of scripture. Democrats really do not need to do anything anyway. In 15 years everything will be what they say they wanted. But pushing crazy ideas for the sake of pushing them is going to backfire. It already did once in 2016. It’s going to happen again in 2020.
The Democrat LGBTQ town hall handed Trump so much ammunition that even the leftwing/super-gay rag The Stranger is calling it a mistake:www.thestranger.com/.../the-winner-of-the-lgbtq-town-hall-donald-trumpThe Demunists all distinguished themselves by proving how far they were willing to bend over to bow to tranny madness.
It just makes me wonder just how many democrats are hypocritical enough to say people should have freedom of sexuality but not freedom of religion.
Hahaha! That's too funny!
Perfect. Lmao. It’s hilarious because it’s true.
Just another example in the DNC's quest to divide people into warring subgroups in order for the DNC to gain and maintain power.
Harris : my pronouns are she/herDumb seals in the audience : clapCuomo: mine too.Best moment of unintentional hilarity.
Does it not become a competition now? "Who's got it worst?" Only the most oppressed shall speak
By doing this, the DNC continues to divide the populace into subgroups instead of talking about individuals. Yeah that hypocrisy will beat trump!
Did you drop your Scrabble tiles again? I'm just kidding. I didn't know there was one.
It was bad- independent
They said it was pretty damn bad.
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