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Goodbye, Graham? Blogger Bruce Carroll (The Gay Patriot) to announce final decision on Senate run
twitchy ^

Posted on 03/27/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT by Perdogg

LIVE TONIGHT AT 9PM EASTERN -- a special "announcement" edition of The @gaypatriot Report on @the405radio #tcot #SCsen #GP14— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 27, 2013


To campaign or not to campaign?

Earlier this month, Carroll, the Twitterer formerly known as @GayPatriot, resigned his position at GOProud to focus on a potential run against Sen. Lindsey Graham. It looks like he’s finally made a decision, once and for all.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014midterms; 2016election; brucecarroll; election2014; election2016; gaypatriot; goproud; homosexualagenda; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; rinokeywordcowards; sc2014; southcarolina

1 posted on 03/27/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: upchuck

ping


2 posted on 03/27/2013 1:26:15 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

So the primary would be a contest between an openly gay man, and this new challenger?


3 posted on 03/27/2013 1:27:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Hahaha


4 posted on 03/27/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Perdogg

Seems like a move to inoculate Graham against a possible mid-campaign outing. I don’t believe he’s in SC GOProud and he really opposes Graham.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 1:29:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Perdogg

So... gay = twitter & blogger.

Gosh. Who would have guessed?


6 posted on 03/27/2013 1:31:46 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Perdogg

I’ll take a conservative gay over a RINO any day.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 1:32:33 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

“I’ll take a conservative gay over a RINO any day.”

Here’s a small interview. I hope he takes him on along with others. I want Graham gone.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/03/12/republican-operatives-move-to-primary-senator-lindsey-graham-r-i-related/


8 posted on 03/27/2013 1:36:58 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Perdogg

Good. The more the merrier in the 2014 SC GOP primary for Senate. We need to get enough candidates in that primary to keep Lindsey from reaching the 50% level he would need to avoid a run-off. Then, in the runoff, Lindsey later gets his ass handed to him by the conservative who places 2nd in the primary.

This would be déjà vu — just the way Ted Cruz sent GOPe favorite David Dewhurst packing. Sweet!!!


9 posted on 03/27/2013 1:37:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Da Coyote

I have no vote there but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the guy push a gay agenda if he won. After all, its important enough that he chooses to make it a defining feature of who he is.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Just thinking a bit into the future, if this guy really is a conservative who just happens to be gay, imagine Sarah Palin coming in and endorsing a Gay Conservative Republican. And suppose he wins, South Carolina (SOUTH CAROLINA!!) would have two conservative senators, one black and one gay. Liberal’s heads would explode. And Palin would just love to needle the liberals on that one.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 1:45:37 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: House Atreides

“We need to get enough candidates in that primary to keep Lindsey from reaching the 50% level”

Good plan!


12 posted on 03/27/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

We know who Graham has become, and BC bills himself as a “consistent Constitutional Conservative”, so why not give him a chance and get rid of Graham once and for all.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 1:47:59 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: Da Coyote
Nope .. neither one.

What one doesn't do, the other does and after all is done .. we lose.

no

14 posted on 03/27/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: izzatzo

“so why not give him a chance and get rid of Graham once and for all.”

I’m all for it. Graham is one of the worst republicans in the senate.


15 posted on 03/27/2013 1:49:48 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706; House Atreides; cripplecreek; Dr. Sivana
Two lavender queens in one primary (does South Carolina have some problem of which we outsiders are not aware???) means an excellent opportunity for an actual conservative who knows what goes where to be nominated and elected, thereby improving the Senate and causing pain to McCain.

Let's spare Sarah the pain of having to support a lavender queen for the Senate.

16 posted on 03/27/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: Boogieman

Boogieman, we finally agree on something!


17 posted on 03/27/2013 1:55:54 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely correct. I too have no vote and have nothing against him personally, but I doubt I would vote for him. Should he be elected I strongly suspect voters would see a sudden and abrupt shift in his priorities. Sorry, that is a risk I would simply not be willing to take. The unmitigated damage would be catastrophic, in my opinion and not worth the risk.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 1:56:39 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: BlackElk

I don’t care if the guy is gay or not but the fact that he uses it to define himself makes me suspicious. Pinal county sheriff Paul Babeu is a solid border control conservative who happens to be gay. The only reason we know about it is because the gay reich outed him during his senate run. He certainly doesn’t introduce himself as Paul Babeu, gay Sheriff.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t get too excited.

Last time, Graham has a few who indicated some interest in running against him. They dropped out long before any serious threat was even mounted. That will happen again, probably.

Graham, like his old buddy, has been in politics long enough to know how to dig dirt and silence opposition. Ironically, sadly, the best chance SC had to get rid of him is to vote for the Democrat.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 2:02:15 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Perdogg

Sorry, but he isn’t just gay, he’s a GAY ACTIVIST. No way that a gay activist can be a real conservative. He may favor lower spending, but obviously his primary concern is “gay rights,” and that has proven to be absolutely endless.

In other words, we’ve got two losers in the race.


21 posted on 03/27/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Boogieman

Excellent.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: izzatzo

If there were such thing as a truth in advetising law for politicos most of them would be buried under the jail and Graham would be in the deepest of holes.


23 posted on 03/27/2013 2:12:10 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: House Atreides

Since SC is among the most religiously conservative states, someone would have to get better than 40% to keep Graham below 50%.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 2:22:37 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Cicero

“No way that a gay activist can be a real conservative.”

Absolutely right. A real conservative wouldn’t define their identity based on their sexual proclivities, nor would they expect everyone else to accommodate them.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 3:35:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg

I’m not voting for graham or for a queer....what the hell has happened to our political system...I’m getting close to sitting it out....this is starting to be a waste of time.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 5:06:54 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

he’s decided not to run.


27 posted on 03/28/2013 4:27:43 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: cripplecreek
I may be wrong but I remember the facts about Babeu somewhat differently. I welcome any correction.

Unless and until being a homosexual is accepted by nearly all of society (which God forbid), those who seek positions of public authority while practicing homosexuality present problems. Their understandable desire to hide their perversions from public scrutiny subjects them to being, as you put it, "outed" by "the gay reich." Nominating more conventional persons helps to avoid such controversies. It would also help if we could avoid nominating the straight though quite adulterous likes of former SC governor Mark Sanford who had a similar desire to hide his relationship with the Argentine bombshell while claiming to be hiking the Appalachian Trail (while actually canoodling with Ms. Argentina).

Secondly, Sheriff Babeu was running for Congress and not the Senate.

Thirdly, Babeu was driven from the race by the revelation that he had an "illegal alien" Mexican young sweetie of the same gender stashed in Mexico for the time being during his race for Congress.

Personally, I care little for this business about "illegal aliens" but Babeu dug his own grave as to unconventional sexuality AND as to hypocrisy on the "border control" issue.

Don't you think that a state GOP like that of South Carolina, conservative as that state is, can do an awful lot better than either Lindsay Light Loafers Graham or Bruce Gay Patriot Carroll as a United States Senate candidate??? If not, we are all wasting our time. The party and the nation are utterly finished in that event.

28 posted on 03/28/2013 3:37:08 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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