Somebody please reach out and hold me because I'm really scared right now. An anonymous tipster sent Gawker recorded audio of a robocall that's making calls and leaving messages on answering machines in Ohio right now. Paid for by JewsandChristiansTogether.org, the callers identify themselves as Brian Camenker, a Jew from Massachusetts, and Darcy Brandon, a Christian from California, and they're basically trying to spread the word that Mitt Romeny is a gay-lovin' son of a bitch who needs to be defeated, at all costs, by Rick Santorum.
As Cemenker and Brandon see it, Santorum is the only candidate who will uphold "social sanity" and prevent this whole here nation from erupting into one giant homosexual festival of gay soldiers, gay congresspeople, gay kids, and just gays, gays, gays for days, days, days!
Here are some choice tidbits from the recording:
Mitt Romney ... promoted homosexuality in our elementary schools ... supports open homosexuality in the military ... [supports] making it illegal to fire a man who wears a dress and high heels to work ... When you vote tomorrow, please vote for social sanity and Rick Santorum, not for homosexuality and Mitt Romney.
After that, you can kind of understand where Barbara Bush is coming from -- she said, "It's been the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life ... It's too ugly." That it is Barbara, that it is. There's nothing about this message that is good for Santorum, good for Romney, or good for the nation.
Because a call like this is at best unnerving, at worst totally disturbing, disgusting, and abhorrent. And I'm not talking politically -- I'm talking about my gut reaction if I were to pick up the phone and hear someone spew some homophobic vitriol into my unsuspecting ear.
But what do I know, I like a man in heels.
What do you think of this call?
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