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  1. Sophisticated electorate.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 14 Nov 2012, 12:14pm

    As an extremist Tea Partyer, he would have to be opposed to equal marriage and women’s reproductive rights. To this date, he has NEVER expressed his personal views, for obvious reasons prior to the election. He richly deserved to be defeated.

    There’s a message in this to all extremist conservatives. Oppose equality and you face defeat in the long run, no matter if you’re gay or straight. The electorate will make sure you never hold public office again. Take note, back-benchers.

  3. This is how he was received during a parade on July 21st.

    1. Hilariously humiliating. Who were all those morons walking with him in the Tshirts. More self-loathing Republicans. Soooo funny.

  4. Tom Cotner 14 Nov 2012, 3:16pm

    Gay people, as a rule, are not stupid. They know that voting for any republican is a vote against their rights, whether that republican is gay or not.
    Nationwide, the candidates who supported gay rights causes won out over bigoted republicans who did not. It is a small victory for us, but a significant one, and one which should be not taken lightly by those who would hold us down as 2nd class citizens.

    1. de Villiers 14 Nov 2012, 3:58pm

      I’m not sure that there is a rule as to whether gay people are or are not stupid. To suggest that gay people, as a rule, are not stupid suggests that they are superior to straight people.

      1. darkmoonman 14 Nov 2012, 4:20pm

        Nope, just means we’re generally better informed, awake, and aware. From what I saw of those voting for Romney, this is true.

  5. darkmoonman 14 Nov 2012, 4:19pm

    Gay Rethuglican? No, thank you.

  6. Gay Republicans are fake gay people who are really anti-gay Christians who pretend to be gay so they can get votes and if they get the job they screw gays. They make things confusing because they know they can. It is an old psychological trick used by scum like the CIA to confuse people and take advantage of people they want to use. NOM is doing things like this by putting fake gay Christians into the gay community so they can spy on and disrupt the gay community so they can stop gay marriage and “the gay agenday” or LGBT people. Simple put when a person is confused they can be taken advantage of. Evil people know how to confuse people to destroy them mentally. They call it psychological warfare and they are doing it today.

    1. This is paranoid and silly. There really are right-wing lgbt people. Sad but true.

  7. Craig Nelson 14 Nov 2012, 7:53pm

    He was clearly trying to milk the gay vote in San Diego to get elected in spite of his party, his policies and supporters.

    The Republicans are clearly very hostile to lgbt people generally but occasionally brook a conservative gay candidate as a cynical manouvre.

  8. Carl DeMaio – the very embodiment of the term ‘self-loathing’.

  9. Someone needs to have their “gay card” revoked.

  10. GingerlyColors 16 Nov 2012, 7:11am

    And I thought that gay Tea Party Republicans were as rare as hens’ teeth!

  11. At some point you’ve got to consider class, as in socio-economic, in this particular battle.

    He is a rich boy wannabe with all the trappings of fiscal conservatism.

    He put his wallet before his zipper. But this only covers up glaring inadequacies. Money is a poor substitute for love, generosity of heart, and community building.

    Log Cabin Republicans are rich, or wannabe rich, white guys who bemoan the loss of white male prestige.

    They will spend a lot of their ill gotten gains, or desires for such, on the shrink’s couch sorting out their diametrically-opposed alliances.

    And for what?
    Money.

    Exactly.

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