Skip to comments.First Print Story on the Outing of Congressman David Dreier on the Internet
Posted on 09/27/2004 9:48:51 PM PDT by watchout
First Print Story on the Outing of Congressman David Dreier on the Internet
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- San Gabriel Valley Congressman David Dreier is the latest GOP member to be outed as a homosexual Republican by Mike Rogers, former development director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and his blogactive.com Web site. Doug Ireland, longtime radical political journalist, media critic and self-described purveyor of "investigative opinion," defends the outing and assesses Dreier's political future in this first discussion of the outing in the print media. Already Ireland's story has caused a stir. Several radio stations have called Ireland for comment and many are debating whether Ireland should have kept the story on the Internet. "I have not the slightest doubt that the outing campaign initiated by Mike Rogers' blogactive.com and supported by Raw Story's reporting is accurate in exposing Dreier," Ireland insists. "Moreover, in the course of reporting this story, I talked to a gay member of Congress who has observed Dreier in gay behavior and is 100% sure, as this member told me, that Dreier is gay. And, clearly, Dreier's demagogic political homophobia justifies reporting the outing campaign targeting him."
It's been suspected for years, and Drier has never made sexuality a central tenant of his personna.
Only Democrats are breathless over this, the party of openness to sexual orientation.
Who gives a rats arse? If the guy is a good Republican in casting his congressional votes, he can be getting frisky with Fido every night for all I care. I'll take a gay Republican over a straight RINO any day of the week.
I meant that figuratively, of course.
I don't know about this. Sounds far fetched. I guess we'll wait for Drier's response.
So let me get this straight (cough)--when a congressman keeps his provate life to himself, that's bad. When he has a prostitute (which is an illegal profession) using his house as a bordello (which is illegal)...he's a hero. Riiight.
If he is or he isn't I couldn't care less. It's his voting record I'm interested in.
Ah...suddenly character doesn't matter??
The problem is that Dreier is a RINO who opposes a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and he also has a horrible record on illegal immigration. That's just for starters.
Can you think of a more Orwellian phrase than "investigative opinion"!?
THAT should be the issue then. I couldn't care less about his private life, so long as he chooses to keep it private.
Liberal activists like to have everybody neatly categorized, and for them, gay equals activist equals liberal. Their big problem is that many gays aren't liberal or activist about it. Some are deeply private people who feel that their private practices are none of anyone else's business. This doesn't fit with their idea of the world so they call it hypocrisy even if this guy hasn't sponsored legislation which would persecute homosexuals. If he simply failed to support the radical left homosexual agenda, then they will call him a hypocrite.
This is not anything new. I don't care if he's gay, I don't care if he's straight. In a libertarian world I wouldn't have to KNOW either way. It is a private thing and none of my business.
But for liberal groups, conservative blacks, latinos, gays, jews, and immigrants do not compute. They feel ENTITLED to these demographic groups.
Is Henry Hyde a RINO because he opposes such an amendment?
I am kind of surprised, but agree, who cares. He does dress well;)
I thought he was going out with Bo Derek??
Who gives a rat's ass which team Drier bats for? At long as it isn't shoved in my face, I don't care. It's none of my business, nor do I want it to be my business.
he was doing her beading ;-)
Appears to be nothing here.
Sink, I hadn't heard that about Hyde. Do you have a link/proof that Rep. Hyde is against the marriage amendment?
Are you also against it??
" NOBODY CARES THAT DAVID DRIER IS GAY!!! "
What if his boyfriend is on the federal payroll?
Brad Smith, Dreiers chief of staff with whom he is said to have lived, is paid an unusually high salary relative to the chief of staffs of other powerful congressmen, including Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
What if Dreier was living with his female chief of staff pulling down the big coin? No one would care? LOL
You're right. To a liberal, a Republican is ignorant and thoughtless. But a gay Republican is a heretic. No wrath is greater than that directed at a heretic.
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