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Mitt Romney's Arizona Co-Chair quits and admits he's gay

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis whole thing is kind of over- blown and ridiculous...much of It unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo





    Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate..

    But the Repub loudmouths who called for Weiner's resignation are making excuses for Baboner and trying to brush this under the carpet.

    Typical Repub hypocritical double standard!
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:06 PM GMT

    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?

  • coolarmydude Posts: 8856
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis whole thing is kind of over- blown and ridiculous...much of It unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo


    I think more than anything it's just shocking that a politician isn't smarter to know that posting something on A4A or Facebook from his own account is bound to come back and bite him in the ass. The one good thing that might come from this is that it should, at least for a little while, wipe away that smug arrogance Babeu is known for. ("Senator, you're one of us.")
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis whole thing is kind of over- blown and ridiculous...much of It unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo


    I think more than anything it's just shocking that a politician isn't smarter to know that posting something on A4A or Facebook from his own account is bound to come back and bite him in the ass. The one good thing that might come from this is that it should, at least for a little while, wipe away that smug arrogance Babeu is known for. ("Senator, you're one of us.")


    Gotta agree with that. I'm nobody and there are no picks in existence that I would be ashamed that my mom would see
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?



    As I've said before, no it's not. Babeu is not married, and [so far] there is no evidence of lying. Got it?
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis whole thing is kind of over- blown and ridiculous...much of It unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo


    I think more than anything it's just shocking that a politician isn't smarter to know that posting something on A4A or Facebook from his own account is bound to come back and bite him in the ass. The one good thing that might come from this is that it should, at least for a little while, wipe away that smug arrogance Babeu is known for. ("Senator, you're one of us.")


    That line now seems so funny.

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    coolarmydude said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThis whole thing is kind of over- blown and ridiculous...much of It unsubstantiated rumor and innuendo


    I think more than anything it's just shocking that a politician isn't smarter to know that posting something on A4A or Facebook from his own account is bound to come back and bite him in the ass. The one good thing that might come from this is that it should, at least for a little while, wipe away that smug arrogance Babeu is known for. ("Senator, you're one of us.")


    That line now seems so funny.



    That is funny..

    John McCain is a fucking scumbag
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    bwinter00 said
    meninlove said
    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?



    As I've said before, no it's not. Babeu is not married, and [so far] there is no evidence of lying. Got it?






    WRONG.

    Weiner was married and was cheating on his wife behind her back.
    Baboner was in a MONOGOMOUS relationship and was cheating behind his bf's back.
    Same deal.
    Cheating.
    Lying.

    And there's solid proof that Baboner is lying.

    Baboner claims that he only had a business relationship with the ex-bf but there are text messages and pics that prove that they were lovers.

    Got it?
  • coolarmydude Posts: 8856
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    bwinter00 said
    meninlove said
    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?



    As I've said before, no it's not. Babeu is not married, and [so far] there is no evidence of lying. Got it?


    Marital status is irrelevant, considering that Weiner and his wife are still married and just had a baby together. But I have to agree that "Babonergate" is not the same as Weinergate. It's far worse because Babeu supposedly used his political connections and his official position to carry out a personal vendetta (sounds like Palin, all of a sudden).
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    It's worse in that I suspect there will be internal witchhunts throughout the party to weed out the risks (aka gay people).
  • coolarmydude Posts: 8856
    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    meninlove said It's worse in that I suspect there will be internal witchhunts throughout the party to weed out the risks (aka gay people).


    The following has been repeated by many sources:

    It's wasn't immediately clear if Babeu's admission would hurt him politically, but his primary opponents came out swinging.

    Babeu is taking on an incumbent tea party Republican who switched districts, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, and state Sen. Ron Gould, a conservative from northwestern Arizona, in August's 4th District primary.
    Gould said he believed Babeu's posting of pictures on what the lawmaker called a "homosexual hookup website" were a "Congressman Weiner type of moment."

    "The real issue here is the poor judgment of a government official, posting those kinds of photos on a public website," Gould said. "I think that shows a lack of good judgment."

    He also said he believes Babeu's sexual orientation would hurt him in the district. Gould sponsored Arizona's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, an amendment he said drew extremely strong support in the rural counties he and Babeu seek to represent.

    "This is about an abuse of power, a misuse of public trust, bad judgment and the continued use of official resources for personal and political gain," Gosar said in a statement that noted the location of the press conference and the large gathering of uniformed sheriff's personnel at the event.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    meninlove said It's worse in that I suspect there will be internal witchhunts throughout the party to weed out the risks (aka gay people).


    The following has been repeated by many sources:

    It's wasn't immediately clear if Babeu's admission would hurt him politically, but his primary opponents came out swinging.

    Babeu is taking on an incumbent tea party Republican who switched districts, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, and state Sen. Ron Gould, a conservative from northwestern Arizona, in August's 4th District primary.
    Gould said he believed Babeu's posting of pictures on what the lawmaker called a "homosexual hookup website" were a "Congressman Weiner type of moment."

    "The real issue here is the poor judgment of a government official, posting those kinds of photos on a public website," Gould said. "I think that shows a lack of good judgment."

    He also said he believes Babeu's sexual orientation would hurt him in the district. Gould sponsored Arizona's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, an amendment he said drew extremely strong support in the rural counties he and Babeu seek to represent.

    "This is about an abuse of power, a misuse of public trust, bad judgment and the continued use of official resources for personal and political gain," Gosar said in a statement that noted the location of the press conference and the large gathering of uniformed sheriff's personnel at the event.






    Even if Baboner is able to withstand these attacks from members of his own party and get the Repub nomination - it will make him a very weak nominee for the Repubs in the general election.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    He surely was cheating on his bf if he had this pic on a gay hook up website

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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    bwinter00 said
    meninlove said
    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?



    As I've said before, no it's not. Babeu is not married, and [so far] there is no evidence of lying. Got it?






    WRONG.

    Weiner was married and was cheating on his wife behind her back.
    Baboner was in a MONOGOMOUS relationship and was cheating behind his bf's back.
    Same deal.
    Cheating.
    Lying.


    When I said "lying", I didn't mean in the context of a relationship. Anthony Weiner straight up lied for several days to the public following the revelation, claiming that the sexual pictures were a result of his Twitter account had been hacked. That is inexcusable (at least by my standards) and the primary reason why he needed to resign. Can you get that through your head?

    On the other hand, Babeu came out immediately and didn't try to cover up anything. Weiner behaved like a coward; Babeu behaved honorably given the circumstances. Got it?


    And there's solid proof that Baboner is lying.

    Baboner claims that he only had a business relationship with the ex-bf but there are text messages and pics that prove that they were lovers.


    *citation needed* Where did Babeu claim that he only had a business relationship with Jose? In the press conference that Babeu held after the story ran, he acknowledged a relationship with Jose. You can watch the press conference right here:
    http://www.sheriffpaul.com/todays-press-conference/

    So much for your "solid proof" icon_rolleyes.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    ReadyBuddy saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/ariz-sheriff-says-hes-gay-misconduct-claims-210811315.html
    ....and has a Mexican immigrant ex-boyfriend who is giving him hell, He's a hottie too .... didn't know they made Republicans this hot.


    Is the mexican boyfriend with the blurred out face supposed to be the hot one? Either that or you have low standards.
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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    bwinter00 said
    RickRick91 said
    bwinter00 said
    meninlove said
    "Babonergate is the same deal as Weinergate.."

    Interesting, isn't it?



    As I've said before, no it's not. Babeu is not married, and [so far] there is no evidence of lying. Got it?






    WRONG.

    Weiner was married and was cheating on his wife behind her back.
    Baboner was in a MONOGOMOUS relationship and was cheating behind his bf's back.
    Same deal.
    Cheating.
    Lying.


    When I said "lying", I didn't mean in the context of a relationship. Anthony Weiner straight up lied for several days to the public following the revelation, claiming that the sexual pictures were a result of his Twitter account had been hacked. That is inexcusable (at least by my standards) and the primary reason why he needed to resign. Can you get that through your head?

    On the other hand, Babeu came out immediately and didn't try to cover up anything. Weiner behaved like a coward; Babeu behaved honorably given the circumstances. Got it?


    And there's solid proof that Baboner is lying.

    Baboner claims that he only had a business relationship with the ex-bf but there are text messages and pics that prove that they were lovers.


    *citation needed* Where did Babeu claim that he only had a business relationship with Jose? In the press conference that Babeu held after the story ran, he acknowledged a relationship with Jose. You can watch the press conference right here:
    http://www.sheriffpaul.com/todays-press-conference/

    So much for your "solid proof" icon_rolleyes.gif








    Total bullshit.

    Here is a link to all the facts re: this case.
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-02-16/news/paul-babeu-s-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriff-s-attorney-threatened-him-with-deportation/2/
    Educate yourself.

    Baboner is still claiming that the only thing that the ex-bf has said that's true is the fact that Baboner is gay.
    But there are text messages and pics of Baboner fondling the ex-bf that prove that they were lovers - contrary to Baboner's lies.

    Baboner lied for 43 YEARS about his sexuality and you're all uppity about the fact that Weiner tried to cover up his pic posting for a few days?

    LMAO!

    Weiner is not the "coward".

    Baboner the closet case is the real coward.


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    QUOTE Feb 19, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidEven if Baboner is able to withstand these attacks from members of his own party and get the Repub nomination - it will make him a very weak nominee for the Repubs in the general election.


    no, there is no Democratic challenger in Dist. 4. whomever the Republican nominee is, wins by default.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    His press conference was distressing, I felt for him
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    RickRick91 saidTotal bullshit.

    Here is a link to all the facts re: this case.
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-02-16/news/paul-babeu-s-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriff-s-attorney-threatened-him-with-deportation/2/
    Educate yourself.

    Baboner is still claiming that the only thing that the ex-bf has said that's true is the fact that Baboner is gay.
    But there are text messages and pics of Baboner fondling the ex-bf that prove that they were lovers - contrary to Baboner's lies.

    Baboner lied for 43 YEARS about his sexuality and you're all uppity about the fact that Weiner tried to cover up his pic posting for a few days?

    LMAO!

    Weiner is not the "coward".

    Baboner the closet case is the real coward.

    Rick, you pushed the "lied for 43 years" thing in the other thread, too...so as soon as he exited the womb, he started hiding his homosexuality??? He's 43yo. Can we agree that there's likely a few years at the start of his life where he wasn't aware --much less hiding-- his sexuality? icon_lol.gif




    LOL

    Absolutely.
    Lets round it off to a nice round 40 years.
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    Stuuff that Rickrick91 said that amounts to:{if you are gay, you fail if you don't come out by 3 years old}


    Way to raise the bar, Rick!

    Why, I'd even say that would make our favourite "100% gold card gay" who came out as a "qualified Poofter" at the tender age of five a failure at being gay.

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  • CuriousJockAZ Posts: 18363
    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    RickRick91 said<
    Here is a link to all the facts re: this case.
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-02-16/news/paul-babeu-s-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriff-s-attorney-threatened-him-with-deportation/2/
    Educate yourself.




    Just when I thought I had seen it all with your delusional bordering on out rate laughable approach at "The Facts", you actually post a link to the Phoenix "NEW TIMES" and tell someone to "Educate Yourself". Seriously?!?! Oh, Ricky, you so funny. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    RickRick91 saidTotal bullshit.

    Here is a link to all the facts re: this case.
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-02-16/news/paul-babeu-s-mexican-ex-lover-says-sheriff-s-attorney-threatened-him-with-deportation/2/
    Educate yourself.

    Baboner is still claiming that the only thing that the ex-bf has said that's true is the fact that Baboner is gay.
    But there are text messages and pics of Baboner fondling the ex-bf that prove that they were lovers - contrary to Baboner's lies.

    Baboner lied for 43 YEARS about his sexuality and you're all uppity about the fact that Weiner tried to cover up his pic posting for a few days?

    LMAO!

    Weiner is not the "coward".

    Baboner the closet case is the real coward.

    Rick, you pushed the "lied for 43 years" thing in the other thread, too...so as soon as he exited the womb, he started hiding his homosexuality??? He's 43yo. Can we agree that there's likely a few years at the start of his life where he wasn't aware --much less hiding-- his sexuality? icon_lol.gif


    Potty training comes first
  • CuriousJockAZ Posts: 18363
    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Potty training comes first




    Shhhhhhh....Baby steps, Freedom, Baby steps...Ricky's a bit of a slow learner icon_lol.gif
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 9:03 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidJust when I thought I had seen it all with your delusional bordering on out rate laughable approach at "The Facts", you actually post a link to the Phoenix "NEW TIMES" and tell someone to "Educate Yourself". Seriously?!?! Oh, Ricky, you so funny.


    the Phx New Times consistently wins more journalism awards than any other publication in AZ. the AZ Press Club gave them 14 last yr, and they won 40 overall.

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2011-05-26/news/new-times-award-winners/
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    QUOTE Feb 20, 2012 10:55 AM GMT
    This thread and especially the pics AND HOLY SHIT THE A4A PROFILE corroborating the story are just fucking mind blowing.