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Gay Republican mayor plans to run for congress

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  1. A gay republican?

    That’s even more pathetic than a gay Tory.

    Why would this idiot be part of a political party which clearly and openly hates him.

    He’s in dire need of heavy duty psychiatric help, I think.

    1. Being as Gay Republican is the definition of the ultimate oxymoron!

    2. That’s a very disappointing way to look at things. You have to start somewhere; the Republican party isn’t going to change overnight or disappear, so they can’t be dismissed. We should be encouraging him and other gay and gay friendly Republicans so that they can start to bring the party into the 21st century.

      If we attack the few Republicans courageous enough to be openly gay it will only make it so much harder for them – and for us.

      1. The Repubicans are an extreme right party which clearly and openly hates gay people.

        The Log Cabin Republicans are a group of rich gays who don’t mind acting as a meaningless PR group.

        The Tea Party movement is a Republican movement. These are the people who believe that the world is 5000 years old.

        A gay Republican is the equivalent of a black BNP member.

        Gay Republicans are pathetic jokes.

  2. So far, this news item has received no exposure on any U.S. gay website I follow, probably because of the politics involved.

    For those people who think that all Republicans share the same point of view as the hard-right spokesholes that loudly proclaim they speak for all Republicans, that would be a mistake- as much a mistake as believing that all gays in the U.S. should be Democrats. This is how change is affected, from the inside out. There were some Republicans who voted for the repeal of DADT, for example. That would not have been possible even a year ago.

  3. martyn notman 4 Mar 2011, 12:15am

    hes going to have to make mega compromises to stick within the Republicans stated views, let alone the wild and wacky world of Tea Party…I really cant see a path for him as a gay man within the US system….

  4. He wouldn’t really be the first. Jim Kolbe wasn’t out when he was first elected, but he went on to win re-election four or five times after being outed.

  5. johnny33308 4 Mar 2011, 4:49pm

    Sorry, but in America today, being gay and RepubliKKKan is clearly unacceptable. That is like a black man joining the KKK. Why would he even wish to do so? Self-loathing, perhaps? The RepubliKKKans openly hate and despise gays, so what kind of a screwed-up person wishes to join those who oppress his own people? It is obvious he needs some help. Very sad, really.

  6. de Villiers 7 Mar 2011, 2:14pm

    What is sad is people on the left who make adherence to such policies a condition of valid homosexuality. Which is even less liberal than the Republican party.

    The most unpleasant groups in history have always required adherence to the true politics.

  7. David, you are unintelligtnt person…. There are countless fascists, communists, atheists and orthodox men who are gays anyway….

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