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Gay Republicans Rising
Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 29, 2010 | Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Posted on 08/30/2010 9:18:58 AM PDT by jackspyder

NEW YORK – Will the Republican Party follow Ken Mehlman’s lead and step out on gay rights? Historian Timothy McCarthy imagines a future where the GOP starts talking like Harvey Milk.

Every queer knows that some of the biggest homophobes are closet cases. Simply recall the names of Mark Foley, Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, or George “rent-boy” Rekers. The latest Republican to move from the closet to the Log Cabin is Ken Mehlman, the architect of George W. Bush’s successful 2004 reelection campaign and former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Judging by the current political climate, Mehlman’s coming out may not be an aberration for Republicans. It could actually point the way toward its future.

Last week, Mehlman, whose “lifestyle” has long been an open secret in Washington, made waves by finally acknowledging his homosexuality to The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder. “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” Mehlman said. “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey…” In coming out, Mehlman also joined a growing chorus of GOP power players—among them Dick Cheney, Laura Bush, and former McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt—who now say they support the right of same-sex couples to get married. But Mehlman is going even further, raising money and assisting one of the main groups responsible for the (so far) successful court challenge to California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 ...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; culturewar; gay; gop; homosexualagenda; infiltration; lavendermafia; mehlman; prop8; republicans; samesexmarriage; steveschmidt
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1 posted on 08/30/2010 9:19:01 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

“Will the Republican Party follow Ken Mehlman’s lead and step out on gay rights?”

They do and they will do it without me.


2 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:33 AM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: jackspyder

they suck.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 9:21:50 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (old dog. new tricks.)
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To: jackspyder

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2580106/posts


4 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:04 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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To: jessduntno

They do and they will do it without me.

I second that notion


5 posted on 08/30/2010 9:22:45 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: jackspyder

Whatever happened to you people just wanting to come out of the closet?? That was sick enough. Give and inch take 10 miles. Judgement day is coming. GO BACK IN THE CLOSET. DEMORALIZATION=first steps of communism.Take the illegal muslim fraud in the whitehouse with you,evidently this is his sick game also,


6 posted on 08/30/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT by watchdogmom
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To: Morpheus2009
I second that notion

And I third it! In a Conservative Christian Republican party, there is no room for homosexuals. While I know plenty of Conservative homosexuals, even they're quick to point out how they're unwelcome in the Evangelical caucus.

Homosexual Republican is a contradiction.

7 posted on 08/30/2010 9:24:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: pastorbillrandles

great tag-team post :-)


8 posted on 08/30/2010 9:25:57 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

The day the Republicans officially join the Democrats in pandering to the squalid grievance industry, which is dividing and ripping the country apart, is the day I will register with a third party.


9 posted on 08/30/2010 9:26:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jackspyder
Divide and conquer. Look what happened to the Catholic Church when the queers were let in the door. Look what happened to the public schools. Thank God the little boy scouts stuck to their guns.

No, the right doesn't need them. We're much better off if they remain a burden for the left instead.

10 posted on 08/30/2010 9:26:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jackspyder

The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.


11 posted on 08/30/2010 9:26:10 AM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: jackspyder; Liz; maggief; calcowgirl; indylindy; Protect the Bill of Rights

George W.Bush won re-election in 2004 IN SPITE of Ken Mehlman. Mehlman continued to dismantle the GOP and drove conservatives away so John McCain, Rudy Giuliani or some other RINO could win the nomination. He managed to do that, and the result is Barack Obama. Thank Ken Mehlman.


12 posted on 08/30/2010 9:27:15 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: jessduntno
"They will do it without me" as well and I daresay millions of registered Republicans.

The GOP will become a party of "special interest" groups at it's peril!

Sounds more and more like there is a major divide in this country between conservatives and liberals (read: people who believe in our founders' vision of America and those who don't.)

13 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:00 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: jackspyder

Hell no!


14 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:23 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: jackspyder

Well this should be an interesting thread....I heard the distant pounding of running feet as the FR apologetics prepare to type out all the virtues of gays and how their lifestyle doesn’t bother them etc etc.... I’ll get the popcorn prepared


15 posted on 08/30/2010 9:28:56 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Morpheus2009

No, do not the let the degenerates take over the leadership of the GOP. Instead, focus on purging them from the ranks. Let them know that they will be voted out in PRIMARIES if they continue on this path. Do not give in to the queers, No Retreat, No Surrender!


16 posted on 08/30/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: jackspyder

17 posted on 08/30/2010 9:31:39 AM 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: jackspyder

Conservatives are having to fight a lot of different paths of attack from the left.

Democrat-Republican is obvious, but this new drive for “libertarianism”, “fiscal conservatism only” “call a truce on social conservatism until we solve our problems”, etc, is the marriage of a blatant “left wing, anti-social conservatism/anti-religion, economics only” fifth column with the old “indifferent to social concerns, economic only” Rockefeller/Romney wing of the GOP.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 9:32:12 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: jackspyder
I think if there are any homosexuals in the Republican party right now, they should resign immediately. I'm sure they have pensions waiting for them.
The Republican party has been dwindling for years because they've joined the dark side, one by one, too many times. If they wish to remain a viable party, they've got to clean up their act and start flying straight.

19 posted on 08/30/2010 9:32:48 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Outlaw Woman
Well this should be an interesting thread....I heard the distant pounding of running feet as the FR apologetics prepare to type out all the virtues of gays and how their lifestyle doesn’t bother them etc etc.... I’ll get the popcorn prepared

Yep, there seems to be a real push to get us to see how harmless they are and how they share so many of our values.

Total bunch of Garbage!

The Godless, share nothing in common with those who choose to honor God!
20 posted on 08/30/2010 9:33:18 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jackspyder

Thank you- it sure is a sad topic though isn’t it?


21 posted on 08/30/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT by pastorbillrandles
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To: rarestia
In MA, Republican and Democrat politicians used to compete to get on the cover of The Boston Pilot. Now they compete to get on the cover of Bay Windows. Do they think trading the Catholic vote for the Gay vote is a winner? And how far will they turn on the Catholic vote to satiate the Gay vote?
22 posted on 08/30/2010 9:33:31 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day; pissant; Eaker

You may find this of interest.


23 posted on 08/30/2010 9:33:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: massgopguy

While my local parish doesn’t espouse Liberal talking points, I know of several Catholic diocese that support/supported pro-choice candidates. The Catholic church has its own problems. That includes politicians like Pelosi and Kerry who want to have it both ways.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 9:36:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: TommyDale; jackspyder; Protect the Bill of Rights
You got that right, TD.

Mehlman's contempt for Republicans was on-display. He was the stalking horse for the "Destroy Republicans" crowd----religious cleansing of the party was at the top of their agenda. These savages liked nothing more than to kick so/cons to the curb.

BACKSTORY In one example that has never previously come out, on June 8, 2002, the Washington Post and other publications began reporting that a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill had found a computer disk in Lafayette Park across from the White House.

On the disk was a PowerPoint presentation that Rove and Mehlman had given to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in the 2002 mid-term election. As outlined in a series of subsequent press disclosures, the presentation reviewed prospects for individual candidates, including which ones might lose.

The vaunted secrecy of the Bush White House had sprung a leak. According to the Mehlman aide who was in charge of the mechanics of the PowerPoint presentation, the talk was given to a chapter of the California Lincoln Club at the Hay Adams Hotel across from the White House. The aide hooked up his laptop computer to the projector.

"At that time, I used to bring a floppy disk in case there was a computer problem," said the aide, who agreed to tell me what happened without attribution to him. "I took the disk out of my pocket and put it in a folder I was carrying with Karl's hard copy of the presentation. I left the folder on the projector; I'm certain the disk was still in it." The aide said the disk was not lost in the park. "My belief is that someone in the room took it from the folder on top of the projector," he said. "I did leave it there unattended after I tested the projector for a minute or two. I think I went to get a diet Coke."

When the details of the PowerPoint presentation hit the press, Mehlman asked the staffer about it. He said he took full responsibility and offered to resign. But both Mehlman and Rove supported him.

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Mehlman was sucking up to gays even though he now says he "just found out" he was gay (cue hysterical laughter).

When the details hit the press that the top secret PowerPoint presentation given to a chapter of the (gay-centric) California Lincoln Club, Mehlman said he took full responsibility, and offered to resign.

GWB would not accept his resignation.

Besides, Kenny had just heard there was a half-price sale on satin sheets and down-filled duvets at Bed, Bath and Beyond........and he was anxious to get there before the doors opened.

Plus he had to spit-shine his penny loafers.

25 posted on 08/30/2010 9:40:08 AM PDT by Liz
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To: jackspyder

Not this homosexual CRAP again! One guy comes out and the homosexuals and their useful idiots act like the Republican Party just endorsed “gay marriage.”


26 posted on 08/30/2010 9:42:04 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: SoConPubbie

We’ve been infested with the ideology lately and even though some are newer members alot of the ‘tis ok with me’ attitude is coming from FR veterans.

One of the main problems (imho) is that people don’t seem to discern or acknowledge that it’s a deviant lifestyle and an abomination to God. To openly endorse it is to invite the wrath of God (which...I expect anyday to tell you the truth).

And people wonder why America is having problems.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 9:47:10 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Well this should be an interesting thread....I heard the distant pounding of running feet as the FR apologetics prepare to type out all the virtues of gays and how their lifestyle doesn’t bother them etc etc.... I’ll get the popcorn prepared

I wish FR had a "like" button cuz I'd definetly click it for your post!

****LIKE****LIKE****LIKE****

28 posted on 08/30/2010 9:47:14 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: jackspyder
sin is everywhere and consuming our society including our leaders

They are not leaders, they are depraved, self centered, deceived, ruling class manipulators.

As always, homos are nothing but trouble.

29 posted on 08/30/2010 9:49:49 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: rockabyebaby

Tanks!


30 posted on 08/30/2010 9:54:09 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Thanks for posting that image. You saved me the trouble.


31 posted on 08/30/2010 9:55:10 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Then we need to talk about the divorce rate as well. Remember, the Bible says God hates divorce. We need to clean our own houses, too. Marriage has become a joke.


32 posted on 08/30/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Orthodox faith allows for divorce for cause.

The “fix divorce” meme is a red herring.

homosexuals are looking to mainstream because the left needs to destroy the family unit.

Homosexuals contribute nothing to societ. They are dependent on the government for special rights. Destroy marriage and all people, men women children become beholding to the government for rights.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 10:00:10 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ilovesarah2012

There are many serious issues that need to be addressed but this thread is dealing with only one.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 10:02:12 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Extremism in defense of Liberty is sometimes necessary...)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Then we need to talk about the divorce rate as well.

It's the welfare hammock. People don't have to work out their differences anymore. The ruling class has their back at everyone elses expense.

35 posted on 08/30/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: longtermmemmory

Look around. We don’t need homosexuals to destroy the family unit. We are perfectly capable of doing that by ourselves. Look at the number of children born to single women. It used to be unheard of when I was growing up. Now it’s just accepted.

I am, however, vehemently opposed to homosexual marriage and special rights.


36 posted on 08/30/2010 10:04:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Look at the number of children born to single women.

Again, it's the welfare hammock. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

37 posted on 08/30/2010 10:06:51 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jackspyder

The way this world is going it may be wise for the party to include everybody. If Biblical prophesy is right there may soon be a whole lot of Republicans missing in the not to distant future.


38 posted on 08/30/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: ilovesarah2012

What does that have to do with the subject of this thread?


39 posted on 08/30/2010 10:09:46 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jessduntno

Gays already have the same rights as everyone else under our Constitution. What they want is new rights to be discovered for their benefit alone.


40 posted on 08/30/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: concerned about politics

Perhaps, but I have known of many single mothers who had jobs and were not on welfare. Regardless, it certainly doesn’t say much for family values.


41 posted on 08/30/2010 10:14:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: jackspyder

Winner of the “Headline I Wouldn’t Touch With a 100ft. Pole Award” for 2010...


42 posted on 08/30/2010 10:14:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: trisham

It was in response to post 27.


43 posted on 08/30/2010 10:16:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: jackspyder
Won't be any "gays" "rising" in our party.


44 posted on 08/30/2010 10:17:30 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't believe in atheists. And nihilists are nothing to me.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Let them know they will be voted out in the PRIMARIES of they continue on this path.

That’s hardly an issue when you look at the statement of GOProud or the Log Cabin Republicans.

These groups are nearly obssessed with gay rights, which helps little to none, when immigration, radical islam, foreign enemies, etc., need to be addressed. I understand your concern, and agree on that. However, any person who supports illegal immigration, abortion as a highly unregulated procedure, or stimulus bill on my watch is not supported. As far as I have heard, many of these guys are also RINOs as well. They cannot be called fiscally conservative in any sense.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 10:20:08 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Let them know they will be voted out in the PRIMARIES of they continue on this path.

That’s hardly an issue when you look at the statement of GOProud or the Log Cabin Republicans.

These groups are nearly obssessed with gay rights, which helps little to none, when immigration, radical islam, foreign enemies, etc., need to be addressed. I understand your concern, and agree on that. However, any person who supports illegal immigration, abortion as a highly unregulated procedure, or stimulus bill on my watch is not supported. As far as I have heard, many of these guys are also RINOs as well. They cannot be called fiscally conservative in any sense.


46 posted on 08/30/2010 10:20:38 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Let them know they will be voted out in the PRIMARIES of they continue on this path.

That’s hardly an issue when you look at the statement of GOProud or the Log Cabin Republicans.

These groups are nearly obssessed with gay rights, which helps little to none, when immigration, radical islam, foreign enemies, etc., need to be addressed. I understand your concern, and agree on that. However, any person who supports illegal immigration, abortion as a highly unregulated procedure, or stimulus bill on my watch is not supported. As far as I have heard, many of these guys are also RINOs as well. They cannot be called fiscally conservative in any sense.


47 posted on 08/30/2010 10:21:44 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ilovesarah2012

None of your responses have made any sense.


48 posted on 08/30/2010 10:22:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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49 posted on 08/30/2010 10:22:30 AM PDT by Snardius
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To: jackspyder
Gay Republicans Rising

Gay Republicans Tumesce
50 posted on 08/30/2010 10:22:41 AM PDT by aruanan
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