The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates

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    Jul 18, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates
    Is the political viability of gay GOP candidates another sign of libertarian influence on the party?

    http://reason.com/archives/2014/07/17/the-pink-elephant-in-the-room-eyes-on-ga

    Three gay Republicans running for Congress are drawing significant media attention across the country. The three are Carl DeMaio, challenging Democrat Scott Peters to represent California's 52nd District in San Diego; Richard Tisei, challenging Democrat John Tierney again to represent Massachusetts' 6th District; and Dan Innis, challenging Democrat Carol Shea-Porter to represent New Hampshire's 1st District. (Full disclosure: DeMaio is an independent contractor for the Reason Foundation research division's pension reform project.)
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 18, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    In states where gay marriage is legal, no one cares if republicans are gay or not.

    It's really only in the states where gay marriage is illegal that it makes a difference, because it's the republicans in those states that are so vehemently against gay people.
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    Jul 18, 2014 8:01 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidIn states where gay marriage is legal, no one cares if republicans are gay or not.

    It's really only in the states where gay marriage is illegal that it makes a difference, because it's the republicans in those states that are so vehemently against gay people.


    Not just republicans - and even within the Republican party, the social conservatives. And don't forget Fred Phelps was a Democrat.
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    Jul 18, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
    Gay Republicans truly represent progress for the party.

    It's beginning to look as if at least some Republicans are ready to move from the 1950s into the 1960s.

    In 50 years Republicans will be ready to join today's Democrats.

    BRAVO!
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    Jul 19, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    Determinate saidGay Republicans truly represent progress for the party.

    It's beginning to look as if at least some Republicans are ready to move from the 1950s into the 1960s.

    In 50 years Republicans will be ready to join today's Democrats.

    BRAVO!

    If only Democrats would move into the last century on their understanding of economics, then we might have some real progress.
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    Jul 19, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    Beg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?
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    Jul 19, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBeg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?


    Yep and apparently much better than you
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    Jul 19, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBeg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?


    And after two years of Democrat control of the House and senate?

    So you never heard of Nancy and Harry?
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    Jul 19, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
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    OutdoorAdventurist saidBeg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?


    And after two years of Democrat control of the House and senate?

    So you never heard of Nancy and Harry?


    How could they possibly be relevant?
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    Jul 19, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidIn states where gay marriage is legal, no one cares if republicans are gay or not.

    It's really only in the states where gay marriage is illegal that it makes a difference, because it's the republicans in those states that are so vehemently against gay people.
    Those are primarily the southern states where the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS control the state GOP where stiff opposition to gay marriage exists.
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    Jul 19, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    freedomisntfree said
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBeg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?


    And after two years of Democrat control of the House and senate?

    So you never heard of Nancy and Harry?


    How could they possibly be relevant?


    They weren't all that relevant in spite of being Speaker and Majority Leader from Jan 2007 - Jan 2011 for Nancy and still for Harry.
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    Jul 19, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
    You know it's really hard to find other gay republicans. I am one and I truly believe all they stand for. We should be a capitalist economy but we allow government intervention and regulations because of democrats. This makes us socialist and this is very bad for our economy. I'm sorry to say but all you democrats are more worried about what time the kardashians are on and not worried about what happens with the economy. Sorry for venting lol icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 20, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    Barook saidYou know it's really hard to find other gay republicans. I am one and I truly believe all they stand for. We should be a capitalist economy but we allow government intervention and regulations because of democrats. This makes us socialist and this is very bad for our economy. I'm sorry to say but all you democrats are more worried about what time the kardashians are on and not worried about what happens with the economy. Sorry for venting lol icon_smile.gif
    I agree with the US being a capitalist economy but capitalism has been ruined not only by government regulation but even more so by supply side, trickle down economics. We need to permanently discard Reaganomics and return American capitalism back to where it was in the 1970s. While we are on the subject of democrats, we also need to strip the corrupt, incompetent democratic party of monopoly control of urban politics in older northern cities like Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and many other northern locales. These cities have mostly declined and deteriorated thanks to the democrats endless pandering to crooked organized labor and the unmotivated urban poor. All these northern cities need either moderate republicans or one of the alternative political parties to run their city governments and than you will really see these cities truly revitalizing and their populations rebounding after a 50 to 60 year decline.
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    Jul 21, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    some of the costs of 8 yrs of republican rule of VP Cheney and Prez Bush

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/study-iraq-afghan-war-costs-to-top-4-trillion/2013/03/28/b82a5dce-97ed-11e2-814b-063623d80a60_story.html


    Ernesto Londoño March 28, 2013

    The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher.
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    Jul 21, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    peterstrong saidsome of the costs of 8 yrs of republican rule of VP Cheney and Prez Bush

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/study-iraq-afghan-war-costs-to-top-4-trillion/2013/03/28/b82a5dce-97ed-11e2-814b-063623d80a60_story.html


    Ernesto Londoño March 28, 2013

    The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will cost taxpayers $4 trillion to $6 trillion, taking into account the medical care of wounded veterans and expensive repairs to a force depleted by more than a decade of fighting, according to a new study by a Harvard researcher.


    First, it's a "study" where other more reputable studies put it as less - and it assumes rising costs over time not actual costs.

    Second, what you should be most alarmed about is the following: "Spending borrowed money to pay for the wars has also made them more expensive, the study noted. The conflicts have added $2 trillion to America’s debt, representing roughly 20 percent of the debt incurred between 2001 and 2012." It's only 20 percent! What has the rest of the spending gotten Americans?
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    Jul 21, 2014 3:19 PM GMT
    Interesting article:
    http://nypost.com/2014/07/19/could-young-people-be-the-next-generation-of-republicans/

    How are young people turning out politically? They’re liberal Democrats . . . who sometimes sound an awful lot like conservative Republicans.

    According to a Pew survey, the “next-generation left” has a huge, generational disagreement with older, traditional left-liberals. Among the older liberals, for instance, 83% identify “circumstances” as the cause of poverty. Nexties are almost evenly split on this, with 47% blaming circumstances and 42% blaming “lack of effort.”

    Fifty-six percent of the older Democrats think Wall Street does more harm than good, whereas 56% of the younger ones think the reverse. When asked whether blacks are primarily responsible for their condition or victims of discrimination, 80% of the older liberals said discrimination. Sixty-eight percent of the nexties said blacks are mostly responsible for their status, with only 19% blaming discrimination.

    Less surprisingly, next-generation liberals tilt hugely left on social issues, and this, they say, is the reason they vote Democrat, in many cases against their stated economic beliefs. A commenter on a New York Times piece on the Pew survey ticked off a list of economic beliefs that placed him to the right of center, then concluded, “The Democrats hold onto us only because of the Republic[an] obsession with religion, sexual repression and environmental denial.”

    Another way to spin that idea is that the Democrats hold onto young voters because of the media’s successful bid to paint Republicans as obsessed with these things. (Or was 2001-2009 America a Puritan theocracy?)
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    Jul 21, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
    Newsflash: The color Pink is no longer associated with gays. It's been assigned to breast cancer awareness.

    Just sayin'. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 22, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    There are a lot of young republicans these days that are for gay marriage but their other ideals line up with the republican party. I'm proud to say I am one.
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    Jul 22, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    bk11789 saidThere are a lot of young republicans these days that are for gay marriage but their other ideals line up with the republican party. I'm proud to say I am one.
    Will all you young republicans finally have enough support to purge the GOP of all the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLSicon_question.gif
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    Jul 23, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    "The Pink Elephant" is a good descriptor of the obese Tea Party queen I encountered.

    His tee shirt read:

    "I DON'T NEED SEX...the government screws me everyday!"


    Funny and SAD. He can't see that he's screwing himself.
    His bad habits are making him FAT. It's not Obama's fault.


    LESSON: Not all Gay Republicans are fat but from the ones I've encountered, they all seem angry and naive about who they blame .
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    Jul 23, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
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    bk11789 saidThere are a lot of young republicans these days that are for gay marriage but their other ideals line up with the republican party. I'm proud to say I am one.
    Will all you young republicans finally have enough support to purge the GOP of all the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLSicon_question.gif

    Yeah we will outnumber them.
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    Jul 23, 2014 3:44 AM GMT
    OutdoorAdventurist saidBeg your pardon, mate? Do you have an understanding of the state of the economy in January, 2009, immediately following eight years of Republican control of the White House and House of Representatives, and six years of Republican control of the Senate?


    He is absolutely delusional. According to Riddler, the country was perfect when Bush left office. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 25, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    bk11789 said
    roadbikeRob said
    bk11789 saidThere are a lot of young republicans these days that are for gay marriage but their other ideals line up with the republican party. I'm proud to say I am one.
    Will all you young republicans finally have enough support to purge the GOP of all the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLSicon_question.gif

    Yeah we will outnumber them.
    Well it cannot come soon enough because the GOP is in serious danger of becoming marginal, irrelevant, and weak thanks to all the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLSicon_mad.gif