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Virginia GOP Picks Candidate to Replace Congressman(Gay baiting alert)
aolnews ^ | 9 1 2004 | BOB LEWIS, AP

Posted on 09/01/2004 8:12:57 AM PDT by freepatriot32

RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 31) - Republicans selected state Del. Thelma Drake Tuesday to replace U.S. Rep. Edward L. Schrock on the November ballot, a day after he dropped out of the race amid claims that he is gay.

The Republican Committee for Schrock's district gathered Tuesday to hastily vote for a nominee who could take on Democrat lawyer David B. Ashe in the Nov. 2 election. Drake, a real estate agent, is a reliable member of the state House's conservative GOP majority.

Schrock, 63, a married retired Navy captain who was popular among conservatives, cited unspecified ''allegations'' for his surprise decision Monday

A Web log recently published claims that he solicited sex with another man on a gay phone dating service.

Schrock, an outspoken foe of gays in the military and supporter of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages, did not address the allegation in a five-paragraph statement announcing his decision Monday. He said he would not comment further.

The GOP controls eight of the state's 11 U.S. House seats, and Schrock's decision to withdraw two months before the election threatens to narrow that margin


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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hmmm do i detect a little hypocrisy from the left? its totally out of bounds to critisise someone for being gay.Unless your a democrat running against a republican then rumor mongering to destroy a canidates chancing of winning an election is totally fine huh?Is that how it works ?
1 posted on 09/01/2004 8:12:58 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32

I think the guy who resigned is the hypocrite.


2 posted on 09/01/2004 8:18:05 AM PDT by jern
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To: freepatriot32; JohnnyZ; fieldmarshaldj; Coop; Clintonfatigued; zbigreddogz; Gabz; ...

From the discussion the other day, I think Del. Thelma Drake was the best choice. She's conservative, well known in the district, knows the issues that affect the district's residents, will certainly defeat that pro-abortion Ashe fellow who is running for the Democrats, and will give us yet another pro-life woman in Congress. Bob McDonnell can still run for AG in preparation for a later run for the U.S. Senate or the governorship.

Any word on whether Democrat Congressmen Rick Boucher of the 9th CD or Bobby Scott of the 3rd CD will be outed as well? Or do these gay activists only ruin the lives of Republicans? Tell you what, if voters in the 9th CD (where Bush got over 54% in 2000) knew that Boucher is gay (as the middle-aged lifelong bachelor is alleged to be), ex-NASCAR official Kevin Triplett would almost certainly win the seat for the GOP, even if Boucher quit and was replaced with a strong candidate. And even in the heavily Democrat, black-majority 3rd CD, I don't think that Bobby Scott could be reelected if he was outed as gay; we are running our best candidate there ever, former Del. Winsome Sears, a black conservative woman who has won tough elections before, and if Sears can get 35% of the black vote she would win the election.


3 posted on 09/01/2004 8:37:33 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: jern
Do you know the guy who resigned?

I do...and he isn't gay.

4 posted on 09/01/2004 8:43:10 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Without giving too many details, I've worked on a challenger race against Boucher (several years back). We had a pastor tell us that Boucher propositioned one of his members.

"Could" be just a rumor. "Could have been" a set up.

Boucher will hold that district because he does take care of his constituents. And because he's got the coal unions in his back pocket.

I've not heard other rumors about Bobby Scott...


5 posted on 09/01/2004 8:44:16 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (John Kerry LIED and good men DIED for your right to vote against him.)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

Why did he resign?


6 posted on 09/01/2004 8:44:33 AM PDT by jwalsh07 (Donate to the Swifties, once again serving the nation selflessly)
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To: jwalsh07
There has to be other issues.

He hasn't talked with anyone about this yet. Scrock comes on WNIS 790 every Thursday at 7:30am, if you are in the listening area, we may have an answer. Schrock was already thinking about retiring several weeks ago.

7 posted on 09/01/2004 8:48:05 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Do you know the guy who resigned?
I do...and he isn't gay.


This is a point that the MSM never wants to address. They don't want to believe that 'gay' can simply be a transient deviant behavior, and not a lifelong orientation.
8 posted on 09/01/2004 8:49:25 AM PDT by beezdotcom (I'm usually either right or wrong...)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

There is a recording on audiotape. He hasn't tried to deny it. Apparently people knew about this when he ran for Congress in 2000. All signs point to the story being true and Schrock removing himself from public life with his dignity intact.


9 posted on 09/01/2004 8:50:37 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: beezdotcom
I am in the 3rd District, so I couldn't vote for him. But I live close to the 2nd and I attended some of his conferences.

What I don't understand is, he talked negatively against gay marriage, and the alternate lifestyle.

Meeting the guy, and seeing his family relationship...you would have never known, or thought that there was any tendencies.

10 posted on 09/01/2004 8:55:03 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: HostileTerritory
Ok, so there is a recording. If you called me on the phone, I can sound like any cartoon character you want, including clinton. (My kids love my impressions).

What people knew?

Were you here in VA in 2000 during the campaign and election? Just because he resigned, doesn't mean it's true. If an allegation came out on me, it is alledged, I would bow out to get out of the public light to keep my family from being exploited.

Notice Schrock didn't immediatly remove himself, he is in for the rest of the term.

11 posted on 09/01/2004 8:58:49 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: HostileTerritory
This really doesn't sound like Shrock, it is close, but the intonations and accent do not match...

http://www.blogactive.com/image_files/0804/audio23snt.mp3

12 posted on 09/01/2004 9:06:58 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: HostileTerritory
OK, playing "devil's advocate", I would be inclinded to believe the allegation, based only on the fact that the Republican Party has not come to his aid, for several factors:

1. The party knew and this is true

2. It's caucous time and this is a small matter and will deal with it latter.

3. Bush is cleaning House....get it?

13 posted on 09/01/2004 9:15:42 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer

I know Ed Shrock [for years] and if someone had played me that tape and asked "who is it?" I would never have guessed Shrock.

Maybe it will turn out to be him, but you never could have proved it was him by that tape. It does not sould like him at all.


14 posted on 09/01/2004 9:18:10 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
I agree with you, I like Schrock. I would have never have guessed that was his voice. I still don't believe it.

I suppose Schrock is going to hide his family from the media, a good thing, and try to come up with a plan to sue who ever is trying to frame him....I think Ashe is behind it.

15 posted on 09/01/2004 9:23:27 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: Zavien Doombringer
Meeting the guy, and seeing his family relationship...you would have never known, or thought that there was any tendencies.

That's usually how these things go down (pun semi-intended). I know people who were straight arrows, churchgoing family men, right up until the day their erotic addiction was exposed, and it wrecked their life.

That's not to say it proves things one way or the other, here. But to paraphrase the old mutual fund disclaimer, "past reputation is not necessarily an indicator of future performance"...
16 posted on 09/01/2004 9:39:30 AM PDT by beezdotcom (I'm usually either right or wrong...)
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To: brian_wilson
Ok, I am not throwing gas on you and lighting a match...but,

If you were in the service, you knew who was and wasn't..the don't ask don't tell didn't work, because habitual manerisms would root you out. Words, body language and associations in the public would tell your life style.

Schrock, a retired O-6, being in service with men over 26 years, you'd think SOMEone would have an inkling...He ran for office in 2000 and no one came forward...

18 posted on 09/01/2004 9:54:10 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: jern
I think the guy who resigned is the hypocrite.

Why?
19 posted on 09/01/2004 10:32:46 AM PDT by wasp69 (The Recipe For A Great Story: Pinch Of Cope, A Touch Of Fact, A Big Helping Of Imagination)
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To: freepatriot32
Just some general cleaning up:

1. Schrock is not gay. How do I know this? Because no one is 'gay'. People either practice homosexual behavior or they do not. Homosexuality is a behavior not a characteristic. There is however a mental disease called Same-sex Attraction Disorder (SAD). SAD is 100% curable.

2. It's been shown that sexual addiction can lead from one perversion into the next when the first perversion loses it's 'high'. That is, someone can start with mild pornography and then progress into other things that the person never would have even considered. Especially if his background includes unhealed wounds that leave one vulnberable to SAD. An estranged friend of mine went down that road. Happily married with children, then he got sucked into on-line pornography and the next thing you knew he was claiming to be gay.

So it's possible that Rep Schrock got tangled up in a sexual addiction and didn't know how to get help without ruining his reputation. Now he has the opening to get help

20 posted on 09/01/2004 1:03:34 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Zavien Doombringer

"He hasn't talked with anyone about this yet. Scrock comes on WNIS 790 every Thursday at 7:30am, if you are in the listening area, we may have an answer. Schrock was already thinking about retiring several weeks ago."



What did Schrock say this morning?


21 posted on 09/02/2004 11:38:50 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
You won't believe this...or you might.

I was talking to a co-worker yesterday, if Schrock would come on or not. I said,"if he doesn't, them I am more inclined to believe some of the allegations are true."

He didn't come on this morning and no reference to him was made by Tony Macreni (morning talk show host)as to why, actually no mention of Schrock was made at all!

22 posted on 09/02/2004 11:41:53 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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To: freepatriot32

Thelma Drake is a great choice. She has name recognition and she is a great lady. She sold me the house I now live in.


23 posted on 09/02/2004 11:42:49 AM PDT by UsnDadof8 (Virgnian by birth, Texan in my heart)
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To: UsnDadof8

did the roof leak...(/joke)


24 posted on 09/02/2004 12:35:42 PM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (I am not late for Zots, I have stealth Zot capability.....)
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