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Houston biggest US city to elect openly gay mayor(Why she won: Hint, it's not that she's gay)
mywa7y ^ | 12/13/09 | MONICA RHOR

Posted on 12/14/2009 6:00:13 AM PST by bestintxas

Edited on 12/14/2009 6:02:13 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff.

Parker defeated former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote Saturday in a race that had a turnout of only 16.5 percent.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anniseparker; bluezones; culturewar; homonazi; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homosexualagenda; houston; lesbian; lesbonazi; lesbonaziagenda; lesbonazimayor; lesbonazism; mayorparker
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The single biggest reason she won is her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer.

Does this pedigree sound familiar to anyone?

The backlash is coming as a tsunami.

1 posted on 12/14/2009 6:00:13 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

I thought it might be that she knew where the city’s money was being spent and ran a campaign on reform and cutting costs.


2 posted on 12/14/2009 6:02:34 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: bestintxas

“her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer. “

Strike 3 LOL!


3 posted on 12/14/2009 6:04:31 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Eagle Eye

I agree. I have family in Houston, they say she ran a good campaign.


4 posted on 12/14/2009 6:05:41 AM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: Eagle Eye
Voter turnout....less than 150,000 in a city of approximately 3,000,000.....

Most voted none of the above......

Houston, the new 2nd City of San Francisco......

5 posted on 12/14/2009 6:05:48 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: bestintxas

That and that only 16.5% bothered to vote.


6 posted on 12/14/2009 6:06:50 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: bestintxas
If that's true, Republican candidates should all vow to cast their democrat opponent as a community organizer. At the very least, it will have the democrat party distancing themselves from the vile affiliation. At the best - victory.
7 posted on 12/14/2009 6:08:10 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
“her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer. “

Lesbian hillary would beat barry in an election today.
8 posted on 12/14/2009 6:10:56 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: bestintxas

So, is she a Gay Libertarian or Conservative?


9 posted on 12/14/2009 6:11:23 AM PST by Little Ray (Cheney / Norris in 2012!)
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To: bestintxas

The single biggest reason she won is her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer.


There were more candidates in the race originally and this was the run off. These two got something like 26-29% of the vote each in the first round.

The sad thing is that any candidate that had the backing of 10% of the registered almost 1,000,000 voters could have won this race easily.


10 posted on 12/14/2009 6:13:29 AM PST by deport (79 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: bestintxas
"The single biggest reason she won is her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer. "

I don't think either of those attributes will be a big advantage at the polls anymore, thanks to the kenyan.

I would think touting that one is a "community organizer" would be the proverbial "kiss of death" for office seekers...just sayin'
11 posted on 12/14/2009 6:14:07 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: bestintxas
I think it's because Houston is in dire money straits and the voters picked a fiscal conservative over a connected city contractor. Metro and The Sports Authority are bleeding Houston dry. If I lived in the city I'd have voted for Annise Parker.
12 posted on 12/14/2009 6:14:45 AM PST by dblshot
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To: bestintxas

dont be racist..its not because he was black..its because of the community organizer...


13 posted on 12/14/2009 6:17:47 AM PST by dalebert
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To: dblshot

It’s a shame that some “conservatives” were less interested in, at least some, fiscal restraint than in trying to prevent a gay woman from becoming mayor. Better to let the corrupt and connected Democrat “community organizer” win than the lesser of two evils.

And the SoCons wonder why many of us don’t think they’re interested in our cause.


14 posted on 12/14/2009 6:22:59 AM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: dalebert; bestintxas
dont be racist..its not because he was black..its because of the community organizer...

The color Houstonian voters were focused on is green, not black or white.

I've lived in plenty of places in my 55 years. You won't find a more diverse or welcoming state than Texas.

15 posted on 12/14/2009 6:24:28 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: cbkaty
Houston, the new 2nd City of San Francisco......

Nope, that would be Austin.

THE most socialist/liberal city in Texas, bar none.

16 posted on 12/14/2009 6:26:17 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: bestintxas
I live just outside Houston, so I could not vote. Most republicans I know that voted in the run-off voted for Parker because she was perceived as being fiscally conservative. The race was touted as the runoff between the lesbian and the black guy.

Incidentally, Parker is not one of those Drew Carey-looking butch dykes. I assume she's the "wife" in her lesbian "marriage".

17 posted on 12/14/2009 6:33:42 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Pray for Obama--Psalm 109:8)
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To: unixfox
and yet...and yet....there is a remnant of righteous there...

..just as there are in your city, my city, all cities.

Don't be so quick to judge.

18 posted on 12/14/2009 6:35:50 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: dalebert

Houston was very nearly bankrupted by Lee Brown. Although I don’t live there, I think that Houston wasn’t buying the “elect a liberal black mayor so you can be a world-class city” line anymore. Brown, BTW was the candidate of the downtown business interests. Another indication of what geniuses Ken Lay and his friends were.

Parker is bad news, but slightly less bad than Locke.


19 posted on 12/14/2009 6:42:03 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: bestintxas

Oh, come on......the truth is (I live in Houston) that Houston’s been a one party town for decades. The Party Elite decide long before an election who’s going to win; they give that information to the Chronicle who “endorses” the candidate, which for all practical purposes amounts to the “nomination” of the new Mayor and the election is held as a formality; it’s just a “confirmation” of the selected candidate. They know the early vote is largely Republican or other wise not Democrat; they count those votes and pony up a number of votes greater than that count for their candidate from their “machine”. That’s the real reason turn out is so low.......turnout doesn’t matter and what turnout does occur on the day of the election is selected and loaded up onto buses driven by the Acorn types.


20 posted on 12/14/2009 6:43:30 AM PST by glide625
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To: Guenevere

I’m not judging. I lived there over 10 years. It’s a first hand account. Anybody that has lived there will say the same thing.


21 posted on 12/14/2009 6:51:17 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Sans-Culotte

She is what they call a “lip stick lesbian”...


22 posted on 12/14/2009 6:53:19 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Sans-Culotte
Incidentally, Parker is not one of those Drew Carey-looking butch dykes. I assume she's the "wife" in her lesbian "marriage".

I don't think so.

23 posted on 12/14/2009 6:57:16 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Skywalk

Better to let the corrupt and connected Democrat “community organizer” win than the lesser of two evils.

How can you say such a thing? A corrupt democrap would do more long term damage. A gay conservative could promote good fiscal agendas and would be good for the public. I’d rather overlook one point (gay) than all of them (gay, abortionist, tax and spend, corruption, connected - we all know that that means -, etc etc)


24 posted on 12/14/2009 7:21:54 AM PST by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: facedown

Yerdley Smith, with hips!


25 posted on 12/14/2009 7:33:18 AM PST by enraged
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To: Skywalk

[Better to let the corrupt and connected Democrat “community organizer” win than the lesser of two evils.]

I, as a “conservative,” don’t care if she is gay, because what she does in her house is NONE of my business! But, what she is going to do with my money IS my business, so that is the topic upon which many of us “conservatives” based our votes! Since our options were either a known corrupt lawyer or a gay woman, we just shouldn’t have voted?!?! What she does in her bedroom isn’t going to affect my taxes and cost me millions in bad, corrupt business deals! But Mr. Locke is a lawsuit and tax increase waiting to happen!

I am not sure where you get your “lessor of two evils” claim from, but the last I checked, we are fall short of the One! And he who is without sin should cast the first stone! Please, get off the soapbox and get YOUR priorities straight!


26 posted on 12/14/2009 7:51:23 AM PST by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: bestintxas

While I do not understand lesbianism, I cannot figure out why we should care if the mayor-elect of Houston is a lesbian.

A few years back I had neighbors who were lesbians. They did not advertise it, and were very friendly with everyone. They kept up their yard, garden, and were fun to be with. No one cared if or what they did in their bed, as they never talked about it. They were educated and were employed gainfully.

Although I do not approve of homosexual activity, I really don’t think it affects whether someone is qualified to be a mayor - unless that person decides to abuse the position and proseletyze.

For some people, everything is about sex, which is why the AP keeps telling us that this woman is a lesbian. My local newspaper this morning ran a headline about it with the word “Lesbian” in the headlines. Goofy!!!


27 posted on 12/14/2009 7:52:43 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: facedown
That is not her current look. During the mayoral race, she looked more like this:

Maybe she softened the look to get elected. It will be interesting to see how she styles herself once she has the reins of power in her hands.

28 posted on 12/14/2009 8:06:27 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Pray for Obama--Psalm 109:8)
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To: bestintxas

I voted Locke for several reasons:

1) The Houston Chronicle endorsed Parker, and she was proud of it. Anyone proud of that endorsement is not the “conservative” they pretend to be.

2) As time went by, I could see there was a lot of money behind Parker. Given her lifestyle, it was not hard to figure out exactly where that money came from.

3) There was a major irritation factor from the Parker side by their willingness to lay siege to my telephone with all their automated messages. The one that really, really annoyed me was the 90 year old woman voting Parker because of bla-bla-bla. As if being 90 was some sort of qualification for influencing the votes of others.

4) I reasoned that I could tolerate the perceived corruption a Locke administration would represent as better than having someone committed to the gay agenda in place to further influence Houston elementary education. It was possible that Locke would have made enough of a hash of it, Leepee style, he would be tossed out next time. Locke had the feel of a “little Leepee” about him.

The election was held on a very cold, dreary Saturday – high of 49, 16 below mean – no matter what time of year, that is cold in Houston. Even with early voting, that will influence turn out.

The NappyOne


29 posted on 12/14/2009 8:07:15 AM PST by NappyOne
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To: cbkaty

How can you blame them?

Had I been a Houston voter I’d have voted for one promising more fiscal responsibility.


30 posted on 12/14/2009 8:55:51 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Sans-Culotte; facedown
This was her look at her victory celebration Sat. night. Her partner is on her right or the left of the picture.


Dec 13 2009 4:06AM Smiley N. Pool / Chronicle
Annise Parker, center, and her partner, Kathy Hubbard, left, celebrate the
election night victory on Saturday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

31 posted on 12/14/2009 9:06:31 AM PST by deport (79 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: facedown

Is she wearing a Red Chinese military uniform in that photo?


32 posted on 12/14/2009 9:07:38 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: bestintxas

“The single biggest reason she won is her only opponent is black, a lawyer and is distinguished as a commmunity organizer.”

How would you explain Parker’s victory at citywide office in, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 and 1997?


33 posted on 12/14/2009 9:25:48 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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How would you explain Parker’s victory at citywide office in, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 and 1997?

Looks to me that she can't win in even years.

34 posted on 12/14/2009 10:07:51 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: NappyOne

I also voted the same way for the same reasons you spell out.

The phone calls were so irritating that I had to tell each caller in their spiel to not call me anymore as I was supporting the other candidate.

I also asked several people who were long-time Houstonians who said Locke was supported by the business establishment, which I thought better than the support you mention in 3.


35 posted on 12/14/2009 11:00:09 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: dalebert

“dont be racist..its not because he was black..its because of the community organizer...”

So now I am racist because I voted FOR a black candidate?


36 posted on 12/14/2009 11:01:28 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: Eagle Eye

How about the fact that she got 10x as much in out of state contributions?


37 posted on 12/14/2009 11:59:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: a fool in paradise

If you say so.


38 posted on 12/14/2009 12:01:36 PM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: cbkaty

You only vote “none of the above” if you actually go to the polls and leave that office blank. Otherwise you exhibit apathy towards elections and the Democrats win because they claim “mandate” and the GOP sez “you won’t go anyhow”.

I voted for Locke although I didn’t like him. I know several of her agenda items I oppose that will probably get through. Didn’t hear Locke pushing for them (same sex benefits or green “solutions”).

I left the City Council races blank.

I voted for the City Controller.

Those “no votes” are tallied just as the candidate votes are tallied.

If you stayed home, you did not vote.


39 posted on 12/14/2009 12:03:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: Eagle Eye

A guest on Dan Patrick’s radio show (700AM KSEV) last week ran the numbers. She got something like $750,000 to Locke’s $75,000 in such donations.

If it is going to be called “historic” and her agenda is going to be “championed” perhaps the public should have been able to debate that agenda. It isn’t genetic, it is moral.


40 posted on 12/14/2009 12:05:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: Gumdrop

The out of state homosexual activists contributed to her campaign because they thought it would be good for their agenda.

I want a mayor for Houston. Not some other interests.

Brown and White are carpet bagger who blow through town now and then but do not drop anchor here or care about the city’s past or future.


41 posted on 12/14/2009 12:08:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought she ran on a campaign of fiscal responsibility not on making everyone else gay or gay tolerant.


42 posted on 12/14/2009 12:14:33 PM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Eagle Eye

And Obama ran to the center in 2008. We shall see.


43 posted on 12/14/2009 12:28:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Trust me, I was dismayed when the first thing on channel two was her speech talking about how gays can do it too....but I did like the part where she said if they work hard and if they prepare themselves for success.

At least it didn’t sound like she was going to hand out patronage jobs based on gayness.

As you said, we shall see.


44 posted on 12/14/2009 12:46:30 PM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Eagle Eye

Not so much patronage jobs. But city paid benefits for same sex partners.

Think that will reduce the city budget?


45 posted on 12/14/2009 12:49:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: Eagle Eye

I’ll add that I think she is competent to do the job (unlike say Lee P. Brown) but she has several agenda items (including “green” energy agenda items for Houston) that I oppose.

Man-made global warming is a fraud. Spending our tax dollars on such bunk is a waste of money.

It isn’t just about sex. It is about liberalism.


46 posted on 12/14/2009 12:51:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not that I had a vote in this election but didn’t seem like any other vialble choices. IMO.


47 posted on 12/14/2009 12:57:58 PM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Cyclone59

What? I was saying that from the point of view of SoCons who joined in with Locke’s campaign, as they seemingly rather would have the corrupt Democrat than a gay woman.

I am in agreement with you. I am being critical of some “conservatives” who are so involved with being anti-gay that they would rather help grow government and arbitrary power over the individual than see a gay person triumph.


48 posted on 12/14/2009 1:44:43 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Did you misunderstand me, friend?

I think I’m in agreement with you. I basically stated what I believed was motivating some social conservatives to vote for Locke, not stating my own beliefs.

I’m libertarian anyway. I don’t care for leftist gay politics but then I don’t care for leftist identity politics, in general.

The fact that someone is gay, especially if open about it (closeted could mean vulnerable to blackmail,) is of no significance to me.

If there were a Ronald Reagan II who was even more popular and he said he was gay, I wouldn’t care a jot. It’s much more important that EVERYONE be free than worry about someone’s sexual proclivities, tendencies, etc.


49 posted on 12/14/2009 1:48:59 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Skywalk

I apologize for the tone then, as I read that you were more worried about the fact that a “gay” person won, instead of a crooked lawyer. My regrets.


50 posted on 12/14/2009 1:54:42 PM PST by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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