Linda McMahon on Principles & Values
WWE was provocative, but provided 700 jobs & work ethic
In pointing out his own business experience, Westby criticized McMahon's WWE ties. He said he's helped create "real jobs, not men bulked up on steroids, not women prancing around in bikinis"--an allusion to WWE's history of sexually provocative skits and
past pattern of steroid abuse.
McMahon defended WWE, the company she launched with her husband, Vince. "WWE has almost 700 jobs today,'' she said. "I'm very proud of earning my money the old-fashioned way, [through] hard work, a great work ethic.''
Source: Hartford Courant on 2012 CT Senate GOP primary debate
, Apr 19, 2012
OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race
Shays questioned McMahon's conservative credentials in light of her big spending, $50 million, during the 2010 race she lost to Richard Blumenthal. McMahon strongly asserted how her 2010 campaign spending "was my money" and chided
Shays for voting for earmarks like the notorious Alaska bridge project. "Congressman Shays, $50 million pales in comparison to the 'bridge to nowhere' that you voted on as a congressman for $200 million."
Source: Connecticut Day on 2012 CT Senate GOP primary debate
, Apr 19, 2012
Blumenthal insults millions of WWE viewers by dismissing WWE
Instead of putting an end to all the talk about steroids and the WWE, this debate re-energized the issue. Blumenthal brought up dead wrestlers, "the death clause," and steroids, slamming McMahon repeatedly on the history of her company. McMahon repeated
her theme that this election is about jobs and that Blumenthal knows nothing about how to create them.
It didn't work. This will be remembered as another fight over WWE and McMahon's defense of her company's questionable behavior. "I have fought to
protect children from abuse and neglect,'' Blumenthal said. "My opponent has marketed sex and violence to children. There have been seven dead wrestlers since she started this campaign.''
To this, McMahon replied that the "consequence of death is a ver
sad thing... those consequences were not the result of ring performance."
McMahon concluded, "You can always change the channel. It's insulting to the millions of people who watch WWE each week to suggest that it is less than quality entertainment."
Source: Hartford Courant coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate
, Oct 12, 2010
Endorsed Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights.
McMahon is endorsed by by the Log Cabin Republicans:
Log Cabin Republicans is the nationís largest gay and lesbian Republican organization. Log Cabin was founded to battle the nationís first anti-gay ballot measure -- Californiaís Proposition 6 in 1978. We enlisted Ronald Reagan to publicly oppose the measure, which was then defeated. Since then, Log Cabin Republicans has grown and expanded to become a leading voice on the national stage on behalf of the mainstream concerns of the gay and lesbian community.
We care deeply about equality and we hold Republican views on crime, fiscal responsibility, and foreign policy. We believe in individual rights rather than group rights. We believe in limited government rather than big government. We believe that free markets lead to free people and that all Americans should be able to participate fully in the political process.
We represent the next generation for the gay and lesbian community. No longer will we be told where we must live, how we must dress, and how we must vote.
Now there is a political alternative. We know that we will move ahead only when gay people are honest about who they really are. And as the far right continues its drive to dominate our Party, Log Cabin Republicans joins other mainstream Republicans on the front lines of the battle for the Republican Partyís future.
Mission StatementThe mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party for the equal rights of all Americans, including gay men and women. The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans derives from our firm belief in the principles of limited government, individual liberty, individual responsibility, free markets and a strong national defense. We emphasize that these principles and the moral values that underlie them are consistent with the pursuit of equal treatment under the law for gay men and women. We believe these same core principles also best serve the best interests of the gay community.
Source: Log Cabin Republicans web site 00-LCR0 on Nov 7, 2000
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