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Gay community pushes Mark Kirk out of the closet
Republican News Watch ^ | June 1, 2010 | Doug Ibendahl

Posted on 06/01/2010 3:34:32 PM PDT by DesertRenegade

We knew this was coming, but some Republicans chose to keep their heads in the sand.

As we reported over the weekend, Mike Rogers of BlogACTIVE.com wrote on Saturday that Mark Kirk is definitely gay, and promised to follow up with more details.

Rogers has now done just that. His follow-up story is here: Truth or Consequences.

We find Rogers’ reporting very credible and frankly it just confirms what’s been widely rumored for years.

From Rogers’ article:

In an effort to move the base in Illinois Senate race, Kirk decided to tack right and that means throwing the gays (like him) under the bus. And once he voted that way, the phone began to ring. Not one or two, or three but 5 separate individuals contacted me about the now divorced Mr. Kirk. (Mr. and Mrs. Kirk were married from 2001 to 2009, the marriage produced no children.)

Within hours of the DADT repeal vote I was contacted by two people who knew Kirk from his college days.

“In law school in DC everyone knew Mark was gay,” the first source told me. I explained that the information was intriguing, it would not be enough to go on. He continued, “But I had sex with him a number of times.” Well, now we’re onto something I thought. “Could someone verify for me that you knew Kirk and went to school with him?” I asked. “Yes” was the swift reply. “Could you recall personal details about Kirk that others may not know?” “Yes,” he said.

And he did.

The next source claimed to have gone to undergraduate school with Kirk. I asked for proof that he and Kirk were in school together and once that was shared with me, I met with the source. The source introduced me to a man whom had also been friends with Kirk college. They both shared with me their interactions with Kirk, including one sexual in nature. The source who claimed to have sex with Kirk described personal details about the House, um, er, “member.” The description was the same as the first source.

And in DC, Kirk wasn’t all THAT closeted. You see Mark Kirk told me he was gay. Before I had BlogActive, I had a life in Washington. As a fundraiser I raised major gifts from $5,000 to over $1,000,000… You don’t do that kind of work at a keyboard, you do it at events with attended by people with money. The movers and shakers and their friends.

It was early 2004 when I was at a social gathering on Capitol Hill. I’m guessing there were 35-40 people present, including the guy who brought me as his guest. While the party was no means a “gay” party, I’d guess that of the men at least 75% were overtly gay. The others present were either straight men or their women friends.

It was at that party that I met Mark Kirk. I was introduced to him by the person I came with and at the time did not realize he was a member of the House. As my friend walked away, Kirk asked me if the man who introduced us was “single or attached.” When I said that he had a partner Kirk replied disappointingly, “oh, well.” At the end of that interaction I walked away and didn’t think much of it at the time.

Then Kirk became a hypocrite. Kirk voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, despite his being a closeted gay man in the military. As a Commander in the Navy Reserves Kirk has voted to keep a policy that if he were investigated under he would be tossed.

Recently we learned that it’s just not about his being a closeted gay man that Kirk lies about; he has a habit of making up awards supposedly given to him by the Navy.

Nice try, Mark. The gig is up.

Doug Ibendahl is a Chicago Attorney and a former General Counsel of the Illinois Republican Party.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aids; homosexualagenda; markkirk; rino; sodomite
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Most people who live in Kirk's district have heard for years that he prefers men. It was a big mistake for the Illinois Republican Party to not step in support a true conservative instead of this Rino. Kirk has now made it that much harder to get that seat - ala Mark 'sicko' Foley.
1 posted on 06/01/2010 3:34:33 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade
that means throwing the gays (like him) under the bus.

Not every homosexual believes in the same thing.

2 posted on 06/01/2010 3:36:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: STARWISE; onyx; penelopesire; maggief

oh boy!


3 posted on 06/01/2010 3:37:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: DesertRenegade
Crist/Kirk 2012: It'll be FABULOUS!!
4 posted on 06/01/2010 3:37:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: nickcarraway

I have nothing against a homosexual who keeps his lifestyle to himself. But Kirk is exactly like Charlie Crist - a limp wristed RINO through and through.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

Myabe he’ll hire Massa to be on his staff.


6 posted on 06/01/2010 3:39:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: DesertRenegade

Dog bites man.


7 posted on 06/01/2010 3:39:28 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe the same group will also bring obama out of the closet. The larry sinclair fling that obama had is known by many, and what is good for kirk is good for the obama.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 3:40:36 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: DesertRenegade

Crist appointed his buddy as his senatorial seat warmer.


9 posted on 06/01/2010 3:40:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DesertRenegade

Its OK for the community to out anyone with an R but they protect the closet of people like Kagan.


10 posted on 06/01/2010 3:41:12 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: DesertRenegade
So what’s wrong with being gay? The liberals only seem to hate Republican gays.

Maybe you can be gay and STILL not feel the laws and customs 100’s of years old should be changed?

Maybe you can be SMART about being gay and not think you have to come swishing out of the closet OR into the military (if you want to live in a good and safe country)

Being gay AND being against “dont ask dont tell” are NOT mutually exclusive. (or hypocrtitical) Are gays too stupid to see that (I dont think it is a gay/stupid thing only a liberal/stupid thing. )

11 posted on 06/01/2010 3:41:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: DesertRenegade

So, he lied about his military record and he’s gay.

Wonderful. Boy, we Republicans can really field some winning candidates can’t we?


12 posted on 06/01/2010 3:41:37 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: DesertRenegade

I worked with a gay guy who was a good conservative. He never talked up gay marriage or any of that crap. He just lived his life, did his job, and voted Republican. He didn’t keep his life a secret—but he didn’t make it the focus of his life either.

I don’t think he was a chameleon either, changing his actions to fit the people around him. He was genuinely conservative in his politics AND he happened to have a boyfriend.

I perhaps belabor this point to merely point out: it is not impossible to be gay and conservative. I have witnessed it first hand. The guy disdained liberalism, because he worked hard for everything he had, and didn’t feel like having the government redistribute his wealth. We really didn’t talk much about social issues, but he wasn’t vehement about any of them; I suspect he was generally supportive of the conservative positions on them.

I think Kirk ought to be judged like anyone else: his positions on the issues and competency.

For instance, Bill Clinton was not a homosexual, but I still don’t want him back in power. Same for Jimmy Carter.


13 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:02 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: DesertRenegade

Maybe this same reporter should talk to Larry about a wild limo ride...or maybe follow-up on an unsolved murder of a choir director. Nah!


14 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:10 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: DesertRenegade
Go homosexuals!! Whoo-hoo out this socialist scumbag!!

Think I'll rent "The Birdcage" tonight and sip a rainbow-colored drink...

15 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: DesertRenegade

Add this to Kirk faking his military record, why oh why couldn’t have this stuff came out before the primary?


16 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:44 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: DesertRenegade

This is the candidate who was backed by the Republican “leadership” in the primary. This is what they wanted. A gay pro-abortion socialist.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 3:45:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Socialist/Jihadist Obama Boats: Blockade running in support of terrorists since 2010.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think Kirk ought to be judged like anyone else: his positions on the issues and competency.

Sure, let's judge Kirk on the issues:

- Pro partial-birth abortion
- Pro gun control
- Pro cap and tax
- Pro big spending
- Pro endless war
- Only voted against Obamacare at last minute

I don't want this socialist POS anywhere near the Senate.

18 posted on 06/01/2010 3:46:17 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bingo.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 3:46:42 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: DesertRenegade
18 Pictures, Images and Photos

And the Illinois Star Trek curse continues. Republican's shouldn't even run a candidate with a Star Trek last name...

20 posted on 06/01/2010 3:46:59 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Nor anyone with the last name “Ryan.”


21 posted on 06/01/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: DesertRenegade
Then Kirk became a hypocrite. Kirk voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, despite his being a closeted gay man in the military. As a Commander in the Navy Reserves Kirk has voted to keep a policy that if he were investigated under he would be tossed.

Oh, that's right. There's only one permitted viewpoint on DADT within the Gay community. You couldn't have a diversity of opinion on that matter.

So, when they couldn't blackmail him into switching his vote by threatening to out him - they outed him. Nice!

TS

22 posted on 06/01/2010 3:47:46 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: DesertRenegade
Source 1, source 2, source x

I don’t know if the guy is gay or not but stories like this is BS. From what I’ve heard about the guy he doesn’t “tack” right at all. I’m so sick of liberals I want to vomit, all I've ever heard about him is that he's a RINO. Probably perfect for Illinois.

23 posted on 06/01/2010 3:51:49 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: Mr. K

“So what’s wrong with being gay?”

I may be out of touch with current political correctness - but in my opinion any man who finds some kind of erotic attraction to the filthy waste elimination canal of another male has a serious mental illness. Plus, once Kirk embraces the lifstyle, he will become a tool of the homosexual militants just like Roy Ashburn is now doing (eg gay marriage).


24 posted on 06/01/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: RatsDawg

Faking the military record doesn’t seem to be hurting Blumenthal much, sadly. But they will make it a big scandal for Kirk.

As much as the thought of his lefty crook opponent being in the Senate angers me, it looks like Kirk’s very liberal voting record means we don’t lose much if he gets defeated. It’s just very sad. This race was winnable. A 51 seat majority for Republicans could have been possible but it looks less likely now.


25 posted on 06/01/2010 3:54:24 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: hoosiermama

Gads...not again. I am no fan of Mr. Rogers(who is a lying partisan blackmailer)...but good grief.....can we ditch the two faced liars in our own party for cryin out loud?!

It would be one thing if the guy was elected as an openly gay republican, but to lie about it and get elected as something he is not hurts our whole party.


26 posted on 06/01/2010 3:55:25 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: chicagolady; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; PhilCollins

Ping.


27 posted on 06/01/2010 3:55:43 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: nickcarraway
"Not every homosexual believes in the same thing"

Of course not, but enough do that it's fair to generalize.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 3:56:53 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“it is not impossible to be gay and conservative”

The reason why it’s so hard to believe is that every time one of these groups surfaces like ‘Log Cabin’ or ‘GOProud’ and claims to be conservative - almost immediately they start pushing the same old gay agenda of homosexual marriage, prancing fruit soldiers, indoctrination in schools, etc. Their lifestyle choice always seems to eventually become their first priority.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 3:57:20 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

I’ve heard lots of things about lots of people. I hate the tabloid trash reporting. Why not demand names of the accusers?

The author doesn’t understand the “don’t ask” part, just wants to tell. “If there’s an investigation . . .” wouldn’t be allowed under “don’t ask.”


30 posted on 06/01/2010 3:59:16 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think Kirk ought to be judged like anyone else: his positions on the issues and competency.

He's an ultra liberal bastard on every single issue.

31 posted on 06/01/2010 3:59:36 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: DesertRenegade

Is it remotely possible these folks are lying ?


32 posted on 06/01/2010 4:01:36 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: I see my hands

Irrational.


33 posted on 06/01/2010 4:03:42 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Graybeard58

Thanks for the heads up. Would he be worse than the D? Is there a chance in HELL that a write in conservative could win in Illinois?


34 posted on 06/01/2010 4:04:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Didn’t know all that EEE.

So why is he even an R?


35 posted on 06/01/2010 4:04:40 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: hocndoc
“If there’s an investigation . . .” wouldn’t be allowed under “don’t ask.” Actually, not true. Kirk agreed to abide by the UCMJ when he enlisted. If he is indeed a homosexual and has ever engaged in male/male sex during his entire military career - he violated the policy and is subject to discharge. There is good reason for the rule as active homosexuals put a much greater risk on the military blood supply (that's why they are totally banned from donating blood by the FDA). A lot of civilians aren't aware of these rules. If a homosexual wants to serve, they agree to be 100% celibate during the totality of their enlistments (on and off-duty time) per UCMJ Art 125 sec A.
36 posted on 06/01/2010 4:04:52 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: I see my hands

I don’t think it’s a good idea to be telling homosexuals, blacks, hispanics, whatever, “You’re supposed to be voting for Democrats, and were are going to single you out if you don’t.”


37 posted on 06/01/2010 4:05:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: DesertRenegade

I think the organizing does it—truly. Because the guy I spoke about, as an individual, was a fine person. Groupthink or liberal leadership may be the reason...


38 posted on 06/01/2010 4:05:52 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: DesertRenegade

I agree DR, it is not a question of whether or not homosexuals can be conservative. It is a matter of running for political office at all. A question of judgment and character, and as un-PC as it is to say, the truth is they have poor in both categories. That being the truth, they should not be making judgment calls (votes) that will effect the entire country. If that bothers or offends some, then they are offended by truth, and there is nothing I can do to help them.


39 posted on 06/01/2010 4:05:57 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DesertRenegade
Kirk voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, despite his being a closeted gay man in the military.

So what?

40 posted on 06/01/2010 4:06:08 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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Nice try, Mark. The gig is up.

The "gig is up"?

Is that a) an alternative spelling, b) a nautical pun or c) political correctness run amuck?

41 posted on 06/01/2010 4:06:10 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

Call me crazy, but I don’t think a man who is sexually attracted to other men should be showering and sleeping with them in military barracks. Unless of course we are going to suddenly allow normal heterosexual soldiers to shower with nude women and bunk with them. It seems pretty commons sense to me.


42 posted on 06/01/2010 4:08:12 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: nickcarraway
Me neither.

43 posted on 06/01/2010 4:08:48 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Triple E,

You need to pay attention, or stop being disingenuous. Kirk has very publicly repudiated his cap and trade vote. I have (on numerous threads that you were part of) talked about how he changed in response to constituent letters (yours truly included). While he is too liberal, he is FAR better than alexi buttboy.

What else are you distorting? What makes you different from a lefty nihilist?


44 posted on 06/01/2010 4:17:36 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: DesertRenegade

Anything...
ANYTHING at all to save the Corrupt Mobster Crook G’...

Abso-freakin’ unbelievable.


45 posted on 06/01/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: hoosiermama; penelopesire; STARWISE; maggief; everyone
HILLBUZZ HAS THE COMPLETE STORY.

Mark Kirk outed by filmmaker Mike Rogers — just as we told you this would happen. Waiting for response from Fran Eaton and Illinois Review.

Don't miss reading it.

46 posted on 06/01/2010 4:36:03 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Raycpa
"...Is it remotely possible these folks are lying..?"

Absolutely. This is Illinoisistan you know. NOTHING is beyond what a democrat is willing to do!

47 posted on 06/01/2010 4:48:37 PM PDT by skimbell (A vote for a democrat is a vote against America.)
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To: DesertRenegade
Illinois has the worst two Senatorial candidates in the country.
48 posted on 06/01/2010 4:53:07 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: DesertRenegade

I think homosexuals have deliberately infiltrated the Republican Party in order to undermine it. They have taken jobs working for conservative candidates and have run for office themselves in order to split the Christian vote away from the Republicans.


49 posted on 06/01/2010 4:54:58 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: biggredd1
I wonder if he used Reverend Rear-end Wright to set up his gay trysts like Obama and Rahm did? The lame media will jump all over this guy but they will remain totally silent on the down low homo in white house.
50 posted on 06/01/2010 4:57:10 PM PDT by peeps36 (The White House Is Full Of Hole Pluggers. It's The Chicago Way)
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