April 27, 2012

Former ALEC Chairman Responds To Criticism With Homophobic Slur

Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-GA)

The corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) does not handle criticism well. In a Marietta Daily Journal piece today, a number of Georgia legislators defended their membership in the corporate lobby. One in particular, Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R), a former national chairman of ALEC, bitterly lashed out at the ALEC critics at Better Georgia. He called Bryan Long, executive director of the organization and a gay man, an “Occupy pansy“:

Mr. Long doesn’t like free speech, doesn’t like advocacy for anything other than what he wants. The majority of the citizens in this county and this state are going to agree with the principles of ALEC. Again, back to the founding principles of this country. I’ll stand them up against his tent principles all day long. I’m not afraid of some Occupy pansy sitting in a tent without a bath, I’m sorry.”

It’s extremely disturbing that the former national chairman of ALEC would rather respond to well-reasoned criticisms of his organization with homophobic slurs  than anything of substance.

 

  • Oh Meouch! Another republican weasel shows his true colors.

  • R S

    He’s a southern Republic. Kinda makes this anti-climactic.

  • Typical right wing coward.

  • Bill49259

    We need to get Walmart an Exon out of ALEC then it will be in big trouble.

  • This shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s a well-known trick of the Right Wing that when they can’t counter-act an argument with facts and the truth, they simply attack the opponent or, in other words, if they don’t like the message, they shoot the messenger.

  • MariaEC

    Stay classy, Teapublicans.

  • Just another smart-ALECk.

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