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Richard Tisei, Openly Gay Republican, Picked for GOP Ticket in Mass. Gov.'s Race
cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2009 | Stephanie Condon

Posted on 11/23/2009 2:49:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

A Republican political hopeful interested in serving as governor of Massachusetts announced Monday he has chosen Richard R. Tisei, an openly gay state legislator, to be his running mate in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

"Want you to be the first to know: I've chosen State Senator Richard Tisei as my running mate," Republican Charles Baker wrote on his Twitter account. "Excited about this team."

In the photo at left, Baker stands to the left of Tisei outside the civic center in Wakefield, Mass.

Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and a former adviser to two Republican governors. He has known Tisei for years, the Boston Globe reports, and Tisei's years in the state legislature will make up for Baker's limited political experience.

Tisei, who the Globe called an "only-in-Massachusetts character," publicly disclosed his sexuality to the newspaper last week, though it was widely known.

"It is not exactly a news flash," he said. "I don't think people really care these days."

Tisei played a key role in retaining marriage equality in Massachusetts. In 1986 he told the Globe, "I broke people's preconceived notions about what a Republican is... We have to go on breaking the stereotypes."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: baker; charlesbaker; gayvote; gopprimary; homosexualagenda; ma2012; rinos; tisei
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1 posted on 11/23/2009 2:49:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Gentlemen...this party needs an enema”


2 posted on 11/23/2009 2:50:45 PM PST by Crim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I won’t be voting for Baker.


3 posted on 11/23/2009 2:51:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Crim

“Baker stands to the left of Tisei”

Said it all for me.


4 posted on 11/23/2009 2:52:05 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe they can get Adam Lambert to campaign for them.


5 posted on 11/23/2009 2:53:24 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not surprising. Mass Republicans are the ones who voted for Romney and his pro gay agenda.


6 posted on 11/23/2009 2:53:26 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing, they have learned. /yoda


7 posted on 11/23/2009 2:54:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: DannyTN

First stop on Sarah Palin’s 2010 Chicken Dinner Circuit!

(/sarc)

But seriously, it’s probably the only kind of ticket that can win in the People’s Commonwealth.

Best,

Chris


8 posted on 11/23/2009 2:55:14 PM PST by section9
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My grandmother and aunt lived in Wakefield most of their lives. They were both Republicans and both liked Tisei. I can only wonder what they would think of this disclosure.


9 posted on 11/23/2009 2:57:21 PM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Crim

Frankly I don’t give a damn whether someone is homo or hetero and I don’t think anyone else should either.

It’s all about the issues! But I don’t live in Mass (thank God!) and I would think a true conservative would have no chance in Hades with that brainwashed bunch up there.


10 posted on 11/23/2009 2:57:53 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: DannyTN

Barney is delighted.


11 posted on 11/23/2009 2:58:44 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Tisei played a key role in retaining marriage equality in Massachusetts. In 1986 he told the Globe, “I broke people’s preconceived notions about what a Republican is... We have to go on breaking the stereotypes.”

I thought stereotypes were bad and always wrong?

Funny, I know nearly all of the “Republican Stereotypes” are and none of them are capable of being broken by someone who plays in fecal matter. A s*#@ lover. Deny it all you want, that is what they are and what they do.

Imagine if people other than homosexuals announced their sexual proclivities. “Politician announces his favorite position is (insert sexual position here).” We’d all think he was crazy...


12 posted on 11/23/2009 3:00:21 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hey look... RINO * 2


13 posted on 11/23/2009 3:01:29 PM PST by sten
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To: GatorGirl

>Frankly I don’t give a damn whether someone is homo or hetero and I don’t think anyone else should either.

Uh no.
Frankly, I do give a damn and I think everyone else should as well.


14 posted on 11/23/2009 3:01:48 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: GatorGirl

Also, I have no control over what Republicans in another state do with their votes. They are free to choose whomever they want to represent them. I, on the other hand, will do everything I can to prevent my money from funding the campaign of RINO’s in other states. That is why I give my out of state money directly to candidates or conservative organizations like Club for Growth.

I am not going to complain about what Massachusetts Republicans do or don’t do. They are free (for now anyway) to choose whom they want. Just don’t whine to me and expect the federal government to bail your ass out when your state government fails.


15 posted on 11/23/2009 3:02:51 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: GatorGirl

I’m glad it matters to me whether or not you play in fecal matter or if you’re many times more likely to be a carrier of disease. Its cool you don’t mind the whole anal sex/disease vector thing though.

Would you give a damn if your male child’s baby sitter was a male homosexual? Or would you still be cool with it?


16 posted on 11/23/2009 3:02:58 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Crim

“Gentlemen...this party needs an enema”

17 posted on 11/23/2009 3:04:41 PM PST by blues_guitarist (Obama is a putz! One black man's opinion . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope they lose.


18 posted on 11/23/2009 3:06:56 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: GatorGirl

I’m with you. I’ll judge someone by the issues.


19 posted on 11/23/2009 3:08:37 PM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s Massachusetts.


20 posted on 11/23/2009 3:10:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: DannyTN

Or possibly behind him.


21 posted on 11/23/2009 3:10:34 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: GatorGirl

Issues like same sex marraige?


22 posted on 11/23/2009 3:11:25 PM PST by Crim
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tie him to Romney and watch Willard sink like a stone.

It's probably looney-tunes like him who are pushing for "Gay Marriage" so much.

Cheers!

23 posted on 11/23/2009 3:12:38 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is there NO ONE SANE in MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNMENT????

Baker....you are an IDIOT! NO ONE DECENT is going to vote for your ticket.....you are TOO STUPID TO WIN.

24 posted on 11/23/2009 3:13:12 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GatorGirl
Check out this commercial for a Kennedy Senate replacement in the upcoming special election here in Massachusetts.

The linked one below is a few months old. The latest ones are rather left to this one. I mean really astonishingly more left.

Unbelievable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sUEto4dyY0

25 posted on 11/23/2009 3:13:18 PM PST by Radix (Obama represents CHAINS for posterity.)
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To: Spike Knotts

Nice straw man. I was talking about politics.


26 posted on 11/23/2009 3:13:26 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Spike Knotts

Nice straw man. I was talking about politics.


27 posted on 11/23/2009 3:13:33 PM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are seven open gays in the Mass State Legislature. Tisei is the only Republican. It looks like he came out just recently, though he was so in favor of gay marriage that there were rumors beforehand.


28 posted on 11/23/2009 3:14:44 PM PST by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As a Mass. resident, I can vote against Baker in the primary and for former independent turned Republican Christy Mihos, whose dubious participation in the last race allowed Deval Patrick to win.

If Christy loses the primary, I suppose I can vote for independent Tim Cahill, a former democrat who now claims to be an independent fiscal conservative.

I had thought Cahill was the ringer in this race, entering it to allow mini-Bama Deval Patrick to win ala Clinton with an under-50% majority. Now I’m wonder if it isn’t Charlie Baker who is the plant.

One day I’m moving outta here...


29 posted on 11/23/2009 3:14:57 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: GatorGirl

Well, good thing the homosexual lobby isn’t political, or my question would be relevant. Nice dodge.

I’ll just mark you down as being firmly on the side of the fecal lovers.


30 posted on 11/23/2009 3:17:18 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: GatorGirl
I don't care either. However, I will say that we have not had the best luck with gay republicans sticking to republican principles.
31 posted on 11/23/2009 3:17:52 PM PST by kara37
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To: GatorGirl

I agree GatorGirl. If they do their job, they’ll sexual preference doesn’t
bother me. As many homos and lesbians as there are (and it surprised me as to how many there are) it doesn’t make sense that they not have a life, as long as they keep their exhibitions private as much as heterosexuals are required to do.

I personally think mothers of homos and lesbians were subjected to something that made babies sex go haywire through no fault of either. Who knows what this guvmint has subjected us to over the years. Now we have more who knows what from other countries to contend with as well.

Us conservatives have got to quit casting those stones and get with the times .


32 posted on 11/23/2009 3:18:38 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: section9

Which says that’s there no winning in Mass.

As long as they keep the Massholes south of the NH border, I’m fine with that.


33 posted on 11/23/2009 3:19:12 PM PST by benewton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Watch it with big tent pole thingy , Massachusetts GoP.


34 posted on 11/23/2009 3:20:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“Us conservatives have got to quit casting those stones and get with the times.”

What times would those be? Rome, circa 400AD, in the bathhouse? I think we’ve already seen how that ended.

Yeah, we should totally get with the times. Nearly every other industrialized nation has socialized medicine. We should get with the times. Screw principles.

The Constitution could probably use a little updating too, eh? Bring it up to date, get it with the times...


35 posted on 11/23/2009 3:22:14 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: GatorGirl

I’m with you GatorGirl. Count me amongst the non-bigots who judge a candidiate by his/her stance on issues and consistent execution..


36 posted on 11/23/2009 3:27:15 PM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: bill1952

I certainly care and would never, ever vote for a homosexual.


37 posted on 11/23/2009 3:27:29 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: LostInBayport

Mihos had no impact on that race, he got all of 6%. Patrick won in a majority landslide. Slick Willard left his hapless and unqualified Lieutenant to try to hold the Governorship, and with predictable outcome, she barely got 1/3rd of the vote. He couldn’t have cared less.


38 posted on 11/23/2009 3:28:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: awake-n-angry

****Count me amongst the non-bigots who judge a candidiate by his/her stance...****

Would that be a wide stance? LOL!!!!


39 posted on 11/23/2009 3:31:36 PM PST by sodpoodle (Never give up- Keep Up!!!)
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To: awake-n-angry

Homosexual “marriage” and indoctrination of school students, being taught homosexualality is healthy and normal are major issues to me. Again, I will never knowingly vote for a homosexual.


40 posted on 11/23/2009 3:32:29 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: awake-n-angry; GatorGirl

Gay rights IS a political issue. And, unfortunately, the gay rights activists have a working relationship with the abortion lovers and the feminist activists. So you end up with unilateral divorce, gay marriage, gay adoption of little boys, and all the rest of it.

I have had a number of homosexual colleagues over the years, and have worked closely with some of them. I would distinguish between those who keep their sex life private and separate from their business dealings, and those who don’t.

Unfortunately, this guy has come out of the closet and declared himself to be gay, played a role earlier in pushing for homosexual marriage in his state, and can be expected to take similar political positions in the future.

And there’s not much doubt that he was chosen for Lieut. Gov. BECAUSE he is gay. Which throws a pretty dismal light on Baker.


41 posted on 11/23/2009 3:36:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: trisham

I will NOT be voting for Baker either.


42 posted on 11/23/2009 3:45:37 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: GatorGirl

Well, unfortunately, the homosexual agenda has made it impossible NOT to care, one way or the other. Most people would have preferred we didn’t have to, but in this age, we must.


43 posted on 11/23/2009 3:47:56 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
You may feel free to “get with the times”. As for me and mine, we will stick with reality, tyvm! Anyone who has such poor judgment in their personal lives as to subject themselves to the type of behavior homosexuals live, does no have the qualifying good judgment to make decisions that will effect my state or country.
44 posted on 11/23/2009 3:55:18 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The republican party is not just stuck on stupid, they have welding the gears locked into stupid.

Perhaps all these homosexuals infesting the country club RINOs explains why there is no support for the national republican party.

Fiorina is self destructing,

McCain is losing to an undeclared candidate,

The leftist scuzzy can’t even get more than 5% of the vote without a lie from RNC hq,

and the Senate republican leadership refuses to fight so they can sit on their fat asses and stuff their faces with a turkey dinner...

at some point the pathetic becomes criminal.


45 posted on 11/23/2009 4:00:02 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Spike Knotts
What times would those be? Rome, circa 400AD, in the bathhouse?

You need to find a stronger point. Rome in circa 400AD was thoroughly Christianized.

46 posted on 11/23/2009 4:03:19 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this the “message board” Howie Carr refers to? In any case, chalk up one for the sodomite enthusiasts within the Republican Party. Between this and Hedlund’s bastard child, the Reagan Republicans are going to be either holding their noses or just not voting at all.


47 posted on 11/23/2009 4:23:22 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: awake-n-angry

..as opposed to character and behavior?


48 posted on 11/23/2009 4:27:20 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: awake-n-angry

If this dude is conservative on the issues, who cares who he sleeps with? MA is a lost cause for republicans anyway.


49 posted on 11/23/2009 5:29:30 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: GatorGirl

One pervert in public office is one too many. A homo running for office *is* an issue.


50 posted on 11/23/2009 7:24:09 PM PST by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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