Is he still hot or not. Since you found out he is a Democrat or Republican?

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    Nov 03, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    So with all the political talk on this site. Have you change the way you think about the guys you thought were hot.

    Since you found out he has completely different political views. Or does that matter to you?


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    Nov 03, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    No it would not. I dated a guy of Irish Catholic background for six months who was a true socialist (not an American's definition of a socialist). He came from "working class' roots, I came from a background of professionals. We used to have some very heated discussions, but we still loved each other.

    I think differences actually make the relationship more interesting as long as you can respect each other's opinions. Too many similarities with my partner and I would be bored.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 03, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    Not in the least... political affiliation has no bearing to me in any way, except for 2 points

    1. Does he have a basis for his views based on his own beliefs and is he articulate on those positions

    2. Is he reasonable? Major point. If I find someone is not flexible, not reasonable.. basically "non thinking" meaning "brainwashed", I find it very unattractive... also to find that someone would place his political views in front of a friendship. Its a total turn off.
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    Nov 03, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    yep. sorry (not really). it does matter. i guess i could still fuck a republican, but i wouldn't use lube.
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    Nov 03, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    I am one of those guys who needs a little more than a hot body to really want to fuck them. A political disagreement wouldn't make them less hot, but supporting McCain-Palin is a total boner killer.
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    Nov 03, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    I doesn't matter to me at all how someone votes. I feel that people are entitled to their vote and opinions. Although with some of these people on the boards that like to spit venom like they do, that for me speaks more volumes about how unattractive they are to me.

    Go to rallies, show your support, give money, give time, but stop the hate. This is the type of person that will end up being lonely and complaining until the day they die about how society has done them wrong.

    I could care less if someone is voting based on a poor belief system, they are entitled to it and that is not of my concern. However, when one poster responded to me that he was always right and I was wrong, I usually think that those people are best to be left alone permanently and when they grow up and become an adult, and appreciate a difference of opinion for what it is, then they can be included in my life. Otherwise I have to be above it and treat them more as a troubled person. Still reach out but be guarded.
  • Koaa2

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    Nov 03, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    To me it would.

    I think the difference of ideas, beliefs and moral thinking would be in such conflict that it just wouldn't work.

    I think a good fuck would work, as long as they kept their mouths shut.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 03, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    Absolutely....It speaks about values and the way you treat people and the world around you
    Not the least it tells how curious you are about the world and for the life of me how you consider yourself conservative after the hell we've been put through the last 10 years
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    GQjock saidAbsolutely....It speaks about values and the way you treat people and the world around you
    Not the least it tells how curious you are about the world and for the life of me how you consider yourself conservative after the hell we've been put through the last 10 years


    Because people just do. If you can't get past that then there is nothing wrong with that. Date within your comfortable means. I am saying I could date someone that wasn't of the same belief system as me. It comes down to how they treat me as a person and how they also treat their fellow man.

    So if GQjock was a murderer I would have to say no, but if he was as adamant as he is now but still loved me as a person I would support his right to have that opinion and I would hope he would do the same.

    I just worry about my views though and how I use them to make a better life for myself and those around me. More people have found me attractive because I have a strong will and a good heart. The politics be damned.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidyep. sorry (not really). it does matter. i guess i could still fuck a republican, but i wouldn't use lube.


    No lube...now you're talking!

    I'm dating a registered republican at the moment and am pretty sure he voted for the democratic ticket. If he's voted for the republican ticket, that's none of my business. A person's political stance does not make them any hotter or less hot.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    I don't find gay GOPers attractive because I get the overwhelming sense that there is some significant inner turmoil going on. Then I think I can see this turmoil in their eyes. It's almost an instant turnoff.

    I'm not proud of it and it probably isn't fair, but it is where my mind goes each time.

    Don't bother arguing it either, because you cannot make someone like you.
  • metalxracr

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    Nov 03, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    I'd rather them be republican than have NO political affiliation. I don't understand people who don't pay attention to politics at all.

    But honestly, political affiliation doesn't bother me at all.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:42 PM GMT
    Would depend on WHY he's a Republican. If it's just because he's selfish and doesn't want to pay taxes, or is overly worried about the reproductive matters of others...we'd have problems. If he was for small government, free markets, etc...then we'd just have healthy debates.

    I suppose that means I'd consider an Arnold Schwarzenegger/Alan Specter/John McCain (before he went crazy) Republican, but not a Tom Delay/Pat Buchanan/Larry Craig Republican.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    I think it's unfair to veto someone solely because of their political persuasion. Differences of opinion are healthy and are often the sorts of things that add interest to a relationship.

    WHY a guy believes what he believes is often more important than WHAT he believes. Did he pick up all of his ideas from his parents or formulate them himself? Can he use reason and logic to explain his stances or is it all angry repetition of something he heard on talk radio? I think that the level-headed conservatives in the gay community deserve some credit for going against the grain. They may be wrong as hell, but it's admirable that they're holding to their opinions and not surrendering to groupthink.

    There are a lot of shades of purple in the gradient between red and blue and, like it or not, most people have some mix of conservatives and progressive viewpoints. It's a lot easier to find common ground than to focus on the differences.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    Zoxuss saidI doesn't matter to me at all how someone votes. I feel that people are entitled to their vote and opinions. Although with some of these people on the boards that like to spit venom like they do, that for me speaks more volumes about how unattractive they are to me.

    Go to rallies, show your support, give money, give time, but stop the hate. This is the type of person that will end up being lonely and complaining until the day they die about how society has done them wrong.

    I could care less if someone is voting based on a poor belief system, they are entitled to it and that is not of my concern. However, when one poster responded to me that he was always right and I was wrong, I usually think that those people are best to be left alone permanently and when they grow up and become an adult, and appreciate a difference of opinion for what it is, then they can be included in my life. Otherwise I have to be above it and treat them more as a troubled person. Still reach out but be guarded.




    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah... i wonder if you ever get tired of teaching people how to be as inspired as you are.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    I'll admit it...

    ...I can't deal with gay men who are republicans. There, I said it.

    Perhaps its my weakness, my immature pet peeve.... whatever you call it ... it is what it is.

    Right now I associate the republican party with pure filth, so its hard for me to respect people (especially gays who seem to not care about gay rights) who support them. Alas the GOP of 2008 is not the GOP of 1990 or before....icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    People who are unable to carry on a reasonable debate are to me supremely unattractive; those who persist in engendering negative stereotypes of gay people, those who are too bound up in themselves.... are uncool.

    None of that has anything to do with their politics.
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    He'd have to be an awesome fuck and promise not to talk about how he's turned on by Anne Coulter's smelly twat over dinner
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    Nov 03, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    RbyHussein71 saidHe'd have to be an awesome fuck and promise not to talk about how he's turned on by Anne Coulter's smelly twat over dinner


    HAHA... Ok ok, I second this response!!
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    Nov 03, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    i've had ltr's with 2 gay republicans, so i don't wanna hear any bullshit from anyone about being closed off to new ideas. both of them were mired in horrifyingly complicated identity issues, and both were utterly incapable of empathizing with others.

    i will not have it said that i know nothing of gay republicans - i know far more than anyone should have to.

    the first one i was with for 4 very long, tumultuous years. every time he opened his mouth i had to close mine. every time he expressed an opinion i could feel the fight-or-flight response in my throat. i was not allowed to disagree. his world view was ridiculously out-moded. he was xenophobic, racist, stubborn, hateful, and greedy.

    the second one i was with for 1 tortuous year. during that time he tried to brainwash me into his thinking platform - he was an elected official and was terrified not that people would find out that he was gay (because he was out), but that his lover was not a republican too. during that year of manipulation and dishonesty he cheated on me with over 30 people, stole $20k from me, gave me crabs twice, and tried to have me arrested for bad checks that he wrote. he's also hiv positive and slipped me sleeping pills so that he could fuck me in my sleep. a very charming man.

    thanks, but i've had enough of gay republicans. tell larry craig i said hello next time you suck him off in the bathroom.
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    Nov 03, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
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    WHY a guy believes what he believes is often more important than WHAT he believes. Did he pick up all of his ideas from his parents or formulate them himself? Can he use reason and logic to explain his stances or is it all angry repetition of something he heard on talk radio? I think that the level-headed conservatives in the gay community deserve some credit for going against the grain. They may be wrong as hell, but it's admirable that they're holding to their opinions and not surrendering to groupthink.



    I think this is why when posting I had to differentiate between what kind of Republican I'd abuse in bed. It's the parrots that I loathe. Real thinkers of a conservative leaning I can at least respect even as I object to their core philosophies.
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    Nov 03, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    the second one i was with for 1 tortuous year. during that time he tried to brainwash me into his thinking platform - he was an elected official and was terrified not that people would find out that he was gay (because he was out), but that his lover was not a republican too. during that year of manipulation and dishonesty he cheated on me with over 30 people, stole $20k from me, gave me crabs twice, and tried to have me arrested for bad checks that he wrote. he's also hiv positive and slipped me sleeping pills so that he could fuck me in my sleep. a very charming man.

    Ever thought of moving to Canada? The Conservatives in this country are less rigid and cleaner! (crabs twice, yuck).
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    Nov 03, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    Funny but i find many gay guys very conservative...completely independent of surface political beliefs. Having to wear a certain kind of underwear or driving only the gay approved car or believing your opinion ( which happens to be everyone else's ) is the only possible way to think is not my definition of liberal.
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    Nov 03, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    i'm lucky that's all he gave me
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 03, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    It would be virtually impossible for me to date someone that is conservative. I could respect him or be friends with him, in general, but to date him would be a lot of work. I have found that the most attractive thing about a man is his intelligence. Other than that, he's just a good fuck.