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Romney Ariz. campaign advisor quits after announcing he's gay (Sheriff Paul Babeu)
CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | February 18, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 02/18/2012 6:30:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

An Arizona co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign resigned after announcing that he is gay.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was forced to come out after allegations that he dated a Mexican immigrant and hosted a pornographic online profile.

The Romney campaign said they received a call from Babeu and accepted his resignation.

"Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign so he can focus on the allegations against him. We support his decision," spokesperson Ryan Williams said.

Arizona is holding its primary on February 28, and all four candidates will be in the state Wednesday for a CNN-sponsored debate.

The Phoenix New Times reported Friday that Babeu's boyfriend "Jose" said the sheriff has an online pornographic profile he refused to take down. He also threatened "Jose" with deportation if he told anyone of their relationship....


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Issues; State and Local
KEYWORDS: arizona; babeu; homosexuals; immigration; leftistprogaganda; romney; smearcampaign Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can this be? I thought the “polls” are all saying that Americans now love the heck out of “gay” people. Is somebody lying again?


2 posted on 02/18/2012 6:44:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (You can only shovel so much crap into a melting pot before you have nothing but a pot full of crap.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well this could be a ‘fun’ debate.... Mr. Romney are you for the homosexual agenda? Mr. Romney should illegals be given special residency status for sex?


3 posted on 02/18/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Barf alert.
Geeeeeeeez.
4 posted on 02/18/2012 6:46:25 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The issue he’s quitting over isn’t that he’s gay, it’s that the ex lover says he threatened him with harm if he ever dared reveal their relationship.

The fact that he’s now know to be gay is what forced him to “come out” as a gay.

Not why he resigned.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

know(n) to be gay


6 posted on 02/18/2012 6:50:06 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: cloudmountain

It’s more complicated. Babeu is running for Congress from my District against arguably the most Conservative member of the Arizona State Senate, Ron Gould.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 6:50:09 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Babeu’s boyfriend “Jose” said the sheriff has an online pornographic profile he refused to take down. He also threatened “Jose” with deportation if he told anyone of their relationship..Good luck with that.This falls under case by case study.Ask Sheriff Joe about how well Obama listens to deporting illegals or Gov Brewer.threatened “Jose” with deportation , just another scam or shakedown.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 6:56:32 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
...after allegations that he dated a Mexican immigrant and hosted a pornographic online profile.
I only date women, I guess I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body!!!


9 posted on 02/18/2012 6:57:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Hildy; Just mythoughts

This:

Ariz sheriff says he’s gay ***after misconduct claims***

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2848489/posts

Having to come out as being gay could be an issue in his campaign in a conservative area, but the reason he resigned as Mitt’s co-chair was because of the misconduct allegations which are covered at the link.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 6:58:26 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

11 posted on 02/18/2012 7:01:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Left wing paper outed him and funny thing it happened right after he supported immigration enforcement efforts and went after Obama on the issue. I’m sure that was just a coincidence. BTW I thought it was wrong to “out” people. That’s what the left used to say. It’s OK though if the guy is a conservative.


12 posted on 02/18/2012 7:13:13 PM PST by airedale
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To: txrangerette
This: Ariz sheriff says he’s gay ***after misconduct claims*** http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2848489/posts Having to come out as being gay could be an issue in his campaign in a conservative area, but the reason he resigned as Mitt’s co-chair was because of the misconduct allegations which are covered at the link.

WOW, this guy is quite the multitask-er. Gay sex with an illegal boyfriend, sheriff, Mitt Romney's campaign adviser and running for Congress.

13 posted on 02/18/2012 7:19:50 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
YIKES!!!! You scared me good with that poster!!
14 posted on 02/18/2012 7:48:55 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; ...

He resigned not because of the gay thing, but because he threatened to deport his ex-lover, who is an illegal alien. You can’t make stuff like this up.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 9:31:27 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: airedale

“Left wing paper outed him and funny thing it happened right after he supported immigration enforcement efforts and went after Obama on the issue. I’m sure that was just a coincidence. BTW I thought it was wrong to “out” people. That’s what the left used to say. It’s OK though if the guy is a conservative.”

I don’t have a problem with him being outed. If he didn’t want to be outed, he shouldn’t have been in’d. I’m glad he’s outed now, before he (maybe) eventually got to the US Senate and made a mess of stuff there, as in LG.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 9:45:25 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Clintonfatigued
He resigned not because of the gay thing, but because he threatened to deport his ex-lover, who is an illegal alien. You can’t make stuff like this up.

A far-left newspaper can make it up. Here is the proof they published that Babeu threatened to deport him...

Paul Babeu's Mexican Ex-Lover Says Sheriff's Attorney Threatened Him With Deportation

In one series of texts Jose provided, the sheriff himself appears to be threatening his former lover:

Babeu: "You can never have business after this and you will harm me and many others in the process . . . including yourself & your family."

Babeu followed with: "And you say you have loved me? Papi . . . this is no good."

Jose responded: "Good threats. Wont work. Im already hurt me . . . and you didn't care."

Then later:

Jose: "Dont threat me. Thats illegal. Im just speaking . . . true."

Babeu: "You have crossed the line. Better get an attorney. You brother will also be contacted."

Soon after, DeRose sent an e-mail directly to Jose ordering him to "cease and desist."

Babeu contended during the press conference that his attorney was contacting Jose and Jose's lawyer about Jose's tampering with campaign websites, that there were never any threats about Jose's getting deported -- but Jose and Weiss-Riner dispute the sheriff's claim.

I don't see any threat to deport him in that.

17 posted on 02/18/2012 10:29:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Babeu has been a great favorite among the crackpots. You know, the ones who makes serious conservatives look bad as often as they can. The Left will use this to attack us. I think the Romney support revealed what a fraud Babeu was. His homosexuality has just crushed his career as a commentator on FOX and would-be leader of the grass-roots anti-Obama movement in this country.


18 posted on 02/19/2012 9:12:12 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Count me as a crackpot then. I think the border should be tightly controlled, illegal aliens don’t belong here and psychotic drug cartel employees should be hammered when they operate on U.S. soil.


19 posted on 02/19/2012 2:57:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

He/she said, he/she said...


20 posted on 02/19/2012 5:47:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eerie.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Hildy
It’s more complicated. Babeu isWAS running for Congress from my District against arguably the most Conservative member of the Arizona State Senate, Ron Gould.

There...fixed it(I hope).

22 posted on 02/21/2012 11:51:27 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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