From sporting teams to religious leaders to business heads to celebrities, almost every single American of note has rallied to participate in the "It Gets Better" campaign aimed at stopping suicides of young people - especially young LGBT citizens. In a sense it has been this generation's "We Are The World" effort. Those who have participated have given new hope and new life to young people who faced only darkness and an end to life.
"Inspiring" is the word that comes to mind when you watch each and every ad. This week saw baseball's Baltimore Orioles urging LGBT youth to hang in there and it will get better. Oh my God, if only I had such videos when I was growing up my life might have so much more light in it. Dan Savage and his partner shepherded the early stages of the campaign but it clearly was more than two men fighting to save lives. Their vision became a national phenomenon that belonged to everyone.
That is unless you are a Republican Party strategist in Washington. Starkly noticeable this week was the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation doing an "It's Gets Better" video without Republican Senator Scott Brown. Anyone with a third grade education would notice his absence. Was he busy? Camera shy? Lost directions on the way to the shoot?
Nope, he stayed out of it because the atrocious decision makers in the Republican Party have decided to do a McCarthy-like witch hunt on Dan Savage. In the process, they are doing everything they can to discredit what should be a source of pride for American. Listen to what the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NSSC) said when the obvious was pointed out that Senator Scott Brown was not in the tape.
If, as the old saying goes, you’re known by the company you keep, then the voters of Massachusetts deserve to know who Democrat Party operatives are teaming up with to spread outrageous attacks on Scott Brown’s character.
It’s truly reached a new level of desperation in their efforts to tear down Scott Brown, but we look forward to hearing whether state and national Democrat leaders agree with Dan Savage’s long history of lewd, violent and anti-Christian rhetoric. Given their press conference call today, one has to presume at this point that they do.
The Republican Party has not had one national elected official participate in an effort to save young people's lives and their statements are an attempt to put a 'chilling effect' on the "It Gets Better" campaign. The party has a lot to be shamed of these days but this is a disgusting and outrageous new low even for them.
Shame on them. Shame on them