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    Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials - Yahoo! News

    Associated Press Writer Andrew Miga, Associated Press Writer 38 mins ago

    WASHINGTON Rep. Barney Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, says he'd rather see gay rights supporters lobbying their elected officials than marching in Washington this weekend, calling the demonstration "a waste of time at best."

    Frank said in an interview with The Associated Press that he considers such demonstrations to be "an emotional release" that does little to pressure Congress.

    "The only thing they're going to be putting pressure on is the grass," the Massachusetts Democrat said Friday.

    Thousands of gay men and women are expected to gather for Sunday's National Equality March.
    They cannot do both? Obama has been way too slow on pushing for gay marriage and ending DODT, so doing everything possible is what gays and their supporters should be doing.
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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Lobbying is a far more effective strategy than protesting. Ideally the system would be reformed to change that, but as of today, it is the way things stand.

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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Lobbying is a far more effective strategy than protesting. Ideally the system would be reformed to change that, but as of today, it is the way things stand.
    True, but the protesting does not hurt, and it's not like you cannot do both.
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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Well if Barney Frank wants to be "lobbied" they can always "lobby" him at his house.



    Prostitute's Disclosures Washington post.


    "Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress, confirmed Friday that he paid Gobie for sex, hired him with personal funds as an aide and wrote letters on congressional stationery on his behalf to Virginia probation officials"
    Thank you

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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    Well if Barney Frank wants to be "lobbied" they can always "lobby" him at his house.



    Prostitute's Disclosures Washington post.


    "Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress, confirmed Friday that he paid Gobie for sex, hired him with personal funds as an aide and wrote letters on congressional stationery on his behalf to Virginia probation officials"
    Beat me to it.
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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Marching is better as an awareness campaign, but congress won't pay attention to marches unless half the nation has taken to the streets.

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    Re: Rep. Frank: Gays should lobby elected officials

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    Well if Barney Frank wants to be "lobbied" they can always "lobby" him at his house.



    Prostitute's Disclosures Washington post.


    "Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress, confirmed Friday that he paid Gobie for sex, hired him with personal funds as an aide and wrote letters on congressional stationery on his behalf to Virginia probation officials"
    This has what to do with gay rights and gay right advocacy? Is that somehow supposed to make Frank wrong, or right? Does it serve any purpose other than just smearing Frank?
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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