Journalist Savage, Democratic Donor, Advocates Death for PA Green Candidate
While the GOP has to put up with the ranting of Ann Coulter, the Democrats are blessed with gay journalist Dan Savage, whose weekly sexual advice column runs in many alternative newspapers. Savage is so keen to elect a Democrat to replace the truly nutty and homophobic Rick Santorum, he advocates violence against a Green Party leader in Pennsylvania and Green voters.
In an interview with a writer from the Daily Pennsylvanian last week, Savage had this to say about a Green Party candidate: "Carl Romanelli should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there's nothing left but the rope."
If Savage ever tires of his writing career and life in Seattle, he might consider joining a political supremacist group. I hear they still exist in Texas and always need new recruits to spew hatred against people they don't like:
In June of 1998, a sadistic murder of a middle-aged black man from Jasper, Texas, rekindled memories of lynching practices from the blood stained American past. James Byrd, Jr., 49, was beaten savagely to the point of unconsciousness, chained to the back of a pickup truck by his neck, and dragged for miles over rural roads outside the town of Jasper. It is believed that Byrd survived through most of this experience, that is, until he was decapitated.
Here's what ran in the Daily Pennsylvanian, along with a link to the interview with Savage advocating death and violence against Greens:
Columnist says candidate should be 'dragged behind a pickup truck'
By Stephen Morse
DailyPennsylvanian.com, October 12, 2006
For those who need a primer on the senate race before watching the film, here are the players discussed by Mr. Savage:
Sen. Rick Santorum: As the senate's number three man, he is either hated or loved, depending on who you ask. Santorum is known as a quintessential right-winger.
Bob Casey: Son of former Pennsylvania governor Bob Casey Sr. and currently running against Santorum for his senate seat.
Carl Romanelli: Though he was tossed off the ballot two weeks ago by Commonwealth Court Judge(and former Democratic State Senator) James R. Kelley, Romanelli is still fighting a legal battle to get back on the ballot. Romanelli has little political experience. Democrats tend to hate him because should he be allowed back on the
ballot, he could serve as a 'spoiler' for the Republicans. It is widely known that individual Republicans provided the financial support to get Mr. Romanelli's campaign off the ground.
Some of Savage's quotes from the Daily Pennsylvanian interview:
- "Carl Romanelli should be dragged behind a pickup truck until there's nothing left but the rope." (2:41)
- "The Green party and its supporters are tools and fools for the republicans and the radicial right." (2:50)
- "Any progressive who votes for a Green anymore after Nader and now Romanelli is a fucking idiot and should be beaten with sticks." (3:05)
- "Romanelli may want to 'rim my ass three times a week, that doesn't make him better for me. And it doesn't make his presence on the ballot better for me than a Casey victory." (3:31)
- "Mr. Romanelli should go fuck himself." (4:00)
- "If Carl Romanelli gets back on the ballot, someone should run him over with a truck." (5:22)
And people say the GOP is intolerant! Donors like Dan Savage, who only give to Democrats, could teach the Republicans in how to be accepting of political opponents. Savage's donations, as posted on Newsmeat.com:
SEATTLE, WA 98122
LAMONT, EDWARD M (D)
Senate - CT
NED LAMONT FOR SENATE
SEATTLE, WA 98122
CASEY, BOB (D)
Senate - PA
BOB CASEY FOR PENNSYLVANIA COMMITTEE
Seattle, WA 98122
BURNER, DARCY (D)
House (WA 08)
DARCY BURNER FOR CONGRESS
Seattle, WA 98101
KERRY, JOHN F (D)
KERRY VICTORY 2004
(Photo credit: Jori Klein, Philadelphia Daily News.)