After launching a smear ad against his opponent, Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican Senatorial candidate, Andy Martin, claimed that homosexuality isn’t the issue. However, the non-issue of homosexuality was the primary focus of the ad released by the Martin campaign. Here’s a transcript:
I’m Andy Martin, Republican candidate for United States Senator. I approved this message because Illinois Republicans deserve the truth about their candidates.
I have over forty years of experience and integrity fighting corruption, and fighting for the truth in politics.
I helped expose many of Barack Obama’s lies in 2008.
Today, I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk. Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a, “solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.” Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals.
Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth.
I’m Andy Martin a Republican you can trust for U.S. Senator.
Please vote for Andy Martin.
Paid for by Illinois Republicans for Andy Martin. [Emphasis added]
Both Martin and Kirk are running as Republicans. It’s assumed that the Republican Party homosexual club which Martin referred to in the ad is the “Log Cabin Republicans.” That is, of course, assuming there isn’t an R-Street similar to the conservative Christian group, C-Street which no-one told us about.
Martin is no stranger to bigotry and idiotic commentary. In 1983 he referred to a Bankruptcy Judge as a “crooked, slimy Jew who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race.” He is also largely credited as the driving force behind cyber-whispers indicating that Obama is a Muslim, and more recently he asserted, without any supporting facts, that Obama trained to overthrow the U.S. Government. Bigotry is no stranger to this guy.