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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

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To: onyx

Never trust a homo. They seem to be unable to prevent themselves from always getting caught up in one of these scandals. Their lifestyle becomes a deviant compulsion which invariably leads to trouble.


51 posted on 06/01/2010 4:58:59 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

This is just another in a long list of reasons why it would be better for the GOP to disappear. Instead, it looks as if the 2010 and 2012 elections will return us to the same stasis we experienced before Obama—only with much bigger government firmly entrenched.


52 posted on 06/01/2010 5:03:26 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: onyx

Interesting read. Can the GOP hold a special primary and get another candidate if Kirk drops out now? The dems do it all the time.


53 posted on 06/01/2010 5:06:45 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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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."

Why is this hypocritical? Mark Kirk may believe that it it better for America that homosexuality is not open in the military. Basta. I've just gained respect for Mark Kirk to take that position.

Now, what bugs me about Kirk is that he's one of the 'knee-cap and tax' Treighters. He voted to vastly increase the costs of energy, create a huge slush fund by reason of a hoax; global warming.

Here's a word to Leftwingers: Righties could care less, who you pork in bed. No one cares. Just shut up about it, it's called TMI. Okay? Got it? The Left believes their own propaganda that conservatives are anti-black, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-minority. Sorry, Lefties, you're the racists.

54 posted on 06/01/2010 5:07:05 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: DesertRenegade

Did Obama invite him to the signature ceremony for the GLBT Pride Month proclamation?


55 posted on 06/01/2010 5:10:59 PM PDT by tweeb
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To: x
The "gig is up"?

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

I agree, let's call a spade a spade.

56 posted on 06/01/2010 5:29:13 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: DesertRenegade

Ah, who is Mark Kirk and why should I care what he sucks on?
Just asking.


57 posted on 06/01/2010 5:39:50 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: bwc2221

As someone who lives in Wisconsin, I challenge your assertion. Feingold and KOHL?


58 posted on 06/01/2010 6:20:15 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Mr. K
So what’s wrong with being gay?

You have just summed up the problem the Republic faces in one question. I am speechless.

59 posted on 06/02/2010 9:55:00 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: RatsDawg
why oh why couldn’t have this stuff came out before the primary?

You are kidding, right?

60 posted on 06/02/2010 9:56:04 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Mr. K
So what’s wrong with being gay? Think about it this way: if a man is erotically excited about the fecal waste canal of another male, do you really want such a man making critical legislative decisions?
61 posted on 06/02/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

IT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION- THE LIBS *LOVE* GAYS UNTIL THEY SPOT A REPUBILICAN ONE, ESPECIALLY ONE WHO IS *NOT* A LIBERAL

READ AN ENTIRE RESPONSE BEFORE YOU RESPOND TO ONE SENTENCE OF IT


62 posted on 06/02/2010 11:10:58 AM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: Mr. K

Sorry about that, I thought you were defending the lifestyle. If people want to call me a “homophobe”, I have no problem with that. I just don’t want to elect someone to an important position if they have such serious personal problems. I cannot just look the other way and vote for a man who embraces abject degeneracy.


63 posted on 06/02/2010 11:46:29 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: Snickering Hound; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I found an image that would really fit this situation but it would be inappropriate to post.


64 posted on 06/02/2010 3:31:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: neocon1984; Extremely Extreme Extremist; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; rabscuttle385
>> 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). <<

Neocon1984, you need to pay closer attention if you live in Kirk's district and don't realize the reason he publicly repudiated his cap n' treason vote. I have (on numerous threads that you were part of) talked about how he made it clear at the time of the cap n' treason vote that he had "read the entire bill" and NO qualms about voting for it, saying his main reason for supporting it was because it would lead to "energy independence". He even admitted on a radio show that voted in favor of the bill even AFTER the MAJORITY of calls to his office from constituents were AGAINST the bill the final week of passage.

It was only MONTHS later, in response to statewide conservatives screaming hell and promising to take Kirk out in the Senate primary, that the proud socialist flip-flopped out of FEAR of losing a contested GOP primary. He then changed his "reasons" for voting for the bill and retroactively claimed he did so only because "my constituents demanded" it, DESPITE POLLS SHOWING A MAJORITY OF 10TH DISTRICT VOTERS OPPOSE CAP N' TRADE.

AT NO TIME IN THE PAST DECADE KIRK HAS BEEN IN OFFICE, DID HE REPUDIATE HIS LEFTIST AGENDA BECAUSE HIS REPUBLICAN CONSTITUENTS COMPLAINED ABOUT IT.

If you can think of any examples, feel free to cite them. Put up or shut up. You know damn well his cap n' trade flip-flop didn't come about until he was an announced statewide candidate and sweating bullets from the rest of the Illinois electorate threatening to hold him accountable. Has Kirk repudiated his vote in favor of slaughtering the unborn while they're being born because the vast majority of voters oppose it? Has Kirk admitted he was wrong about opposing the Iraq surge because the public now realizes the Iraq surge strategy worked? No, because Kirk was UNCONTESTED in GOP primaries at the time of those otherwise career-killing votes. He lied to GOP voters and screwed them over with impunity, and HE WILL NOT ADMIT WRONGDOING TO THIS VERY DAY BECAUSE HE WAS NEVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR BEING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY.

Furthermore, you need to pay attention to the FACT that Kirk has already repudiated numerous "promises" he made to conservatives while facing a contested Senate primary. He's already tossed his "pledge" to lead the fight to repeal Obamacare under the bus, actually saying he regrets that pledge and that legislation is "settled law" for the foreseeable future. He's repudiated his pledge to support "the Republican position" on Gitmo, and voted with the RATs to close Gitmo (indeed, he's flip-flopped on the Gitmo issue at least 3 or 4 times now). Kirk has proven he will say anything to get elected. Given that track record, what makes you CERTAIN Kirk won't flip-flop on cap n' treason again when he's in the Senate and can do whatever he wants without facing voting for another SIX years? What convictions does Kirk have that he wouldn't change to increase his clout in Washington?

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

What else are you distorting, "neocon"? You're clearly ignoring the reason and timing of Kirk's flip-flop on cap n' treason to make it sound like he cares the opinions of GOP voters, when you know Kirk happily sided with Pelosi over the past decade and NEVER listened to his own base until he faced a statewide primary.

Isn't it a bit misleading to claim Kirk reaches out to conservatives and obeys constituents on the basis of ONE thing he did out of desperation, and ignoring his track record of being on the wrong side of the history the OTHER 95% of his career?

Are you also selling the media kool-aid and repeating Kirk's talking points about how he's "socially moderate, fiscally conservative, and an expert in military affairs"? Would you have us believe that Kirk is "thoughtful" and a "taxpayer's watchdog". Because no matter how much Kirk and his supporters would like his believe these things, his record since 2000 shows otherwise.

What makes Kirk any different from a "lefty nihilist"? I dare you to list his positions on issues of importance to conservatives and show me what distinguishes him from a typical RAT. Sure, he supported us a handful of times like tax cuts, Iraq war authorization and against Obamacare. Guess what? So did many card-carrying RAT Congressmen like Chet Edwards and Stephanine Hersch. They're still lefty nihilis on the MAJORITY of issues, as is Mark Kirk. Mark Kirk votes like a Democrat, he should have the guts to call himself that.

In fact, many loyal Madigan Democrats are not as liberal as Kirk. One of them in my state Rep, and I live in a district that gave Obama 60% of the vote, just like Kirk's district! Yet my RAT state Rep. isn't in favor of late term abortion, "transgendered rights", voting to the left of Obama on envirowackoism (as is the case for Kirk and his Sierra Club rating), and doesn't have an 100% rating from the ACLU (indeed, my Democrat State Rep. attacked his Republican opponent in 1998 for agreeing with the ACLU on abolition of the death penalty). Clearly even the RATs in my region don't "have to" be far-left moonbats to "win". What's Kirk's excuse?

65 posted on 07/08/2010 10:15:40 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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