As amazing as it may seem, this was Karen Bass's (D-LA) response to the question, "How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?" (h/t NBer Gary Hall):
The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: "You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair.
This was a quote from a LATimes article here:
She's also a supporter for the NO on 8 crowd and takes it out on her constitutes here:
What do you make of the anger in the gay community about African Americans and Proposition 8 -- and vice versa? When gays talk about marriage as civil rights, some African Americans say, "Whoa, don't go there."
Trying to say, "What you went through is the same thing we're going through" -- that's what African Americans have a hard time with. Race -- you can't really mistake who I am. I most certainly didn't support Proposition 8. Every time marriage equality has come up, I've voted for it. I've contributed financially. [But] if you look at people's struggles, you have to respect them for their uniqueness. You can't say they're all the same. And I also think, within the general generic gay community, they need to lift up the black gay community. I know that black gays and lesbians [have] felt very disrespected.
Karen, the Black community has felt for years the breaking down of families because of welfare and the single parent family. Males don't stay with with mother of their children. They don't have to share in the responsibility of raising the child.Liberal policies have given single mothers money to raise the children. (No need for father to stay and help.) Gay Marriage breaks down Traditional marriage by abandoning traditional roles of a Mother and a Father to raise the child. The Black community does not need more reasons to break families apart. They are not bigots or Anti gay.