Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Both the Republican Party and Tea Party in Nevada are in chaos after the leaking of a tape in which Sharon Angle trashes the GOP and tries to talk the tea party candidate into dropping out. Now the Tea Party of Nevada chairman has resigned. We'll get into it.

A North Carolina Republican legislator sent out an email referring to gays as "queers" and "fruit loops." And apparently that's just fine with the local party.

Mitt Romney, presidential aspirant and Big Mormon, is tongue-tied on the issue of homosexuality and whether or not one is born gay, asked to respond to Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer's recent antigay tirade. It's kind of odd and interesting, as Towleroad points out, because Romney has always been outspoken on the issue, towing the religious right line. Romney is also having to answer to "Romneycare." My how the tea party has changed the debate.

President Obama continues to try to get the base of the Democratic Party out to vote. Are activists ready to put aside anger and disappointment until after Nov. 3. We'll get into it.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - We have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks talking about some heartbreaking, tragic news stories. We've decided that we need to brighten up the news cycle. Political satirist Lizz Winstead joins us this afternoon to laugh at some of the crazier stories in the news this week. Are the Democrats going to lose as many seats as some pundits have projected? Does she think Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell is a witch? We'll discuss these stories with her today.

Have LGBT activist, the media and celebrities "exploited" the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi in a detrimental way, as charged by the Rutgers Daily Targum? Shouldn't activists use such events to drive the message about antigay hate home? We'll take your calls.

These stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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