Democrats Call For Resignation of Texas Party Chair Who Compared Gays to Termites

A local state chair in Texas has infuriated his party with his bizarre tirade against the Stonewall Democrats, a group of Gay activists he compares to “termites.”

Via Wonk Room:

In an interview with the Current today, [Bexar County Democratic Chair Dan] Ramos blamed homosexuals in the party for both undermining his authority and for the poor election results in Bexar County in 2010. “They are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions,” he said. [...]

Ramos said he opposes homosexuality on religious grounds and doesn’t believe gay-friendly Democrats like Stonewall reflect the values of Bexar County voters. “I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”

Ramos, who is continuing to refuse to apologize for his comments, is now being asked by numerous leaders in the state’s Democratic Party to step down from his role as chair.

Via Burnt Orange Report:

County chairs and organizations across the state, including Harris County, have also denounced Ramos’ statements and actions. The Northeast Bexar County Democrats, a local Democratic organization, has created an online petition people can sign calling on his resignation.

The Dallas Voice reported that State Chairman Boyd Richie felt that Ramos possibly was in need of mental health services. “If this had only happened one time and he had made a sincere apology, then I might feel differently. But after having had the opportunity to do that, he’s only exacerbated the situation and made it worse. In my humble opinion, Mr. Ramos is in desperate need of mental health services,” said Richie.


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Stephan B.
Stephan B6 years ago

I suppose he thinks he is bending over backwards for his constituents and, surreptitiously, forwards, for his 'friend'.

Janice L.
Janice Lawrence6 years ago

Rober B: Thank you for pointing out something in the closets of homophobes! I've never seen it to fail yet! Anyone who's THAT homophobic is in the closet.

Maybe they didn't steal his thongs---maybe it was his six-inch stillettos!

Stephan B.
Stephan B6 years ago

What an irony. I oppose Ramos on religous grounds. But, then again, the Bible is the ultimate authority on bigotry and racism.

Those who condemn themselves to living by one over edited book, archaic at best, is condemned to condemn , well, EVERYONE!!

Live consistant with your times and leave ancient bigotries relegated to the past.

We can't progress by looking over our shoulders for validity of our deviant thinking of the present. Enlightenment is in the future, not in the past.

Do not give me that old time religion.

Lynnette Bower
Lynnette Bower6 years ago

Why is it these supposedly intelligent people can't seem to figure out political protocol?

Sheila D.
Sheila D6 years ago

Interesting that some people who read this actually voted to let this guy stay in office. Freedom of speech is one thing. Being in a place of power and belittling any group of people is just plain stupid. Unfortunately, that seems to be happening a lot lately. The guy really does need help, though he's not going to get it by staying in office.

trina firey
Trina D. firey6 years ago

An absolute nut!

kenny s.
Kenny Stidham6 years ago

Go to YouTube and watch "The Ally Effect". This young coach is amazing and will help make the world a better place for all gays.

Stephan B.
Stephan B6 years ago

Throughout history, a little wood has gotten a lot of people, and insects, into a lot of trouble. I think this gent has bitten off more that his constituents can chew.

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin6 years ago

Never cease to amaze me how a representative of one group of people (in this case a minority) uses his power to diminish another (minority) group and think he can get away with it! And why this characterization of gays as being blue eyed, rich whities? Doesn't he know that LGBT comes in all colors, ages, genders and socio-politic groups? Can he really be that ignorant, un-educated and blatantly racist? I guess the answers ae yes. Maybe he's trying to get the right-wing x-tian votes for himself? I just know that if he doesn't step down, the Dems are going to lose support, but he'll be worse off when lots of his supporters will turn his back on him.

Hartson Doak
Hartson Doak6 years ago

I thought that public servants were there to serve ALL the people?