Yee Blasts “Offensive” Republican Party Platform

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Published on August 29, 2012 with 12 Comments

California Senator Leland Yee. File photo by Luke Thomas.

August 29, 2012

Calling its platform “offensive”, California Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement today in response to the Republican Party platform approved this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

“The Republican Party has adopted a platform that is not only counter to American prosperity, but it is counter to the ideals of our nation. They are wrong on issues of tax fairness, marriage equality, voter suppression, gun control, abortion rights, the environment, immigration, health care, and education.

“It is offensive to allow the rich to get richer while the poor get poorer; to deny individuals the right to marry; to prevent women from having control of their own bodies; to enact laws to suppress the votes of young people and the disadvantaged; to oppose the assault weapon ban; to degrade our environment by drilling off our coast and in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge; to preclude schools from offering family planning education, and to refuse a reasonable path to citizenship.

“I look forward to next week when the Democratic Party will adopt a platform that helps uplift our society and respects our diversity, as opposed to one that is backwards and, regressive.”

  • Lerey

    dipshit

    • Bob In Portland

      Thank you, Lerey, for stating the Republican platform in one word. And, Karl Baldwin, thank you for again showing why Republicans always lose the women’s vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655128712 Karl Baldwin

    OMG, is he still talking? someone stitch his vagina shut!

  • Ralph E. Stone

    A nice summary of the GOP platform.  

  • Howard Epstein

    Flash for Leland:  The Republican Party doesn’t care what he thinks.  

    He must be desperate for publicity if this is all he has.

    • http://twitter.com/generic_ generic_

      Sour grapes?

  • Troy Osborne

    Leland Yee ???? Wrong again. It’s time for real leadership. ????Dems politics of political divisiveness paranoia, fear-mongering=ULTIMATE FAIL.

  • http://twitter.com/pinkbarrio rosa barrio

    “I look forward to next week when the Democratic Party will adopt a
    platform that helps uplift our society and respects our diversity, as
    opposed to one that is backwards and, regressive.”

    Yes, that will certainly happen.  Just as it has been with Obama and he’s the candidate Yee will be supporting.  Isn’t that insanity?  Doing
    the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?  Yee is concerned about “backwards and regressive,” from the Republican Party yet under the Obama regime and D and R congress the U.S. will have up to 30,000 (armed) drones spying domestically in coming years.  I’m
    not sure what kind of change Yee is looking for.

    A party platform is one thing.  Reality/policies are another.  Is Yee completely unaware that Mr Hopey-Changey has continued and expanded the
    backward and regressive REPUBLICAN Bush regime’s agenda?  Where has Yee been not to
    know that?  Not paying attention since Mr Change took office like the
    other Obamabots?  Ask them anything in detail about what their savior Obama has done, and one gets a blank stare.  They haven’t a clue what he’s done and they don’t care.    To them as with the Republican supporters, it’s between corporatist pro-war D and R and those two corporatist teams and that’s it.  Insanity.

    This is more of that “Change we can believe in”:

    ACLU trashes Obama over indefinite detention and torture acthttp://rt.com/usa/news/obama-detention-ndaa-aclu-303/

    As U.S. Escalates Pakistan Drone Strikes, Expansive “Kill List” Stirs Fears of Worse Civilian Toll
    http://www.democracynow.org/2012/6/5/as_us_escalates_pakistan_drone_strikes

    The US Military’s Secret Military Operates in 75 Foreign Countries
    http://www.envirosagainstwar.org/know/read.php?itemid=12469

    These policies aren’t “backward and regressive” Leland Yee?

  • http://twitter.com/pinkbarrio rosa barrio

    Well that’s very R-partisan.  In reality, both of the pro-war, corporatist teams do that.  That’s being objective.  And both corporatist parties/teams are responsible for where we are today.  “Real leadership” is a thing of the past in a corporatocracy which is what we have today in the U.S.

  • http://twitter.com/pinkbarrio rosa barrio

    In response to Troy Osborne (I clicked the Reply button but Disqus puts the comment up here):

    Well that’s very R-partisan.  In reality, both of the pro-war, corporatist teams do that.  That’s being objective.  And both corporatist parties/teams are responsible for where we are today.  “Real leadership” (as I think you’re using the term) is a thing of the past in a corporatocracy which is what we have today in the U.S.

  • Soppy

    Phuuck U Yee you hypocritical terrorist gun runner. Hope you’re executed you stinking chinese egg roll.

  • redc1c4

    where do i sign up to have the good Senator get me some of those machine guns & rocket launchers he was smuggling?

    what’s good enough for his tong buddies is good enough for me.