From a post entitled “Odd Quote of the Day“:
From the Advocate, regarding Tennessee’s hate law that repealed gay and trans protections in Nashville:
Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese released the following statement: “Discrimination should have no place in the Volunteer State and the Chamber [of Commerce]’s opposition to this law sent a strong signal that corporations are on the leading edge of positive change. In contrast Governor Haslam has put discrimination ahead of the state’s values and even business interests by signing this horrible legislation.”
Corporations were also on the leading edge of making this entire thing happen.
As for the Chamber, it held its statement until 20 seconds – literally 20 seconds – before the governor signed the bill into law, making it utterly worthless. Hardly a coincidence or a “strong signal.”
But par for the course for what the Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool considers to be substantive progress.
I guess the only question now: Exactly how many sides does Joe Solmonese’s mouth have?
A sidenote: Do go over to the page at The John’s site which contains this post. There are a dozen or so comments thus far and perhaps the kindest one toward HRC was:
Wow. If nothing else, we now have a very clear example of just how badly compromised HRC is.Anybody want to start a pool as to how long it is before we hear them cozying up to the AFA or FRC?