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Colorado Democrat fires gay aide allegedly for visiting Republican office
http://www.campusreform.org ^ | january 3, 2014 | Caleb Bonham

Posted on 01/05/2014 4:31:39 AM PST by lowbridge

Tyler Drum, a 21-year-old homosexual aide to Democrat state Senator Irene Aguilar, was fired on the spot from his position in the Colorado Senate because he allegedly visited the office of a fellow college aide who happens to work for a Republican.

Drum, a 2013 graduate of Colorado State University, told Campus Reformthat Aguilar did not explain why he had been fired.

“She just said leadership was uncomfortable with me befriending Republicans,” Drum said.

Drum took the aide position after completing Colorado State University's capitol internship program, a class designed to teach students about the legislative process.

“Partisanship runs much deeper than I thought,” Drum said. “There is no real interest in compromise.”

Now unemployed, Tyler joins the over 12% of 20-24 year olds unable to find employment.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aguilar; colorado

1 posted on 01/05/2014 4:31:40 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Afraid they might wise up and leave their party I’d guess.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 4:35:22 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge

Nazis don’t share secrets...


3 posted on 01/05/2014 4:36:47 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: lowbridge

Not everything you learn in college comes in the classroom. Too bad he already graduated. Which leads to a question; why would a college grad take an intern position in the first place? Sounds like something a student would be doing as part of their course load.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 4:36:52 AM PST by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: Bernard

> why would a college grad take an intern position in the first place?

Because nothing else is available, he had connections, and the pay beats Mickey D’s?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 4:43:18 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Caipirabob

If a Pepsi driver should ever be discovered with Coke in his ‘fridge ....


6 posted on 01/05/2014 4:43:55 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: jsanders2001

“Afraid they might wise up and leave their party I’d guess.”
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Perrhaps what you said was meant in jest but you hit the nail squarely on the head. The Left is terrified and will not tolerate any other dialogue except their own The reason is simple, their positions are indefensible and they know it.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 4:53:04 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: billyboy15

“Perrhaps what you said was meant in jest but you hit the nail squarely on the head. The Left is terrified and will not tolerate any other dialogue except their own The reason is simple, their positions are indefensible and they know it.”

Democrats are like the dysfunctional family of an alcoholic or drug addict. They have “family secrets.” Those secrets must never be mentioned outside the family and are ignored inside the family; other than, “Billy, go bring daddy his ‘medicine.’” The official acted in the same way a drug abuser would react if his son befriended the kid of the cop next door.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 4:57:37 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: lowbridge

May I ask the obvious? What does the aide’s sexual orientation have to do with this story?


9 posted on 01/05/2014 4:59:53 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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I fail to see the relevance of the young man’s sexual proclivities. Is the writer suggesting that the canning is more heinous because the fellow is a homosexual?


10 posted on 01/05/2014 5:00:48 AM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: billyboy15

“The reason is simple, their positions are indefensible and they know it.”

BUMP!


11 posted on 01/05/2014 5:05:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: pluvmantelo

Diversity is a one way street.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 5:08:52 AM PST by JohnnyP
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To: lowbridge

Why is it necessary for us to know the sexual proclivities of the aide?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 5:11:17 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: pluvmantelo
I fail to see the relevance of the young man’s sexual proclivities. Is the writer suggesting that the canning is more heinous because the fellow is a homosexual?

If it had been a Republican that fired him it certainly would be.

14 posted on 01/05/2014 5:11:25 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have no idea.

However, we can use that to our advantage by taking a page out of the dnc handbook of deceit:

“The democrats hates gays!”


15 posted on 01/05/2014 5:12:33 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: montag813

I dont know. I didnt write the article.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 5:13:17 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

So typical. Freedom of assembly has no place in a lib’s sick mind.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 5:13:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: lowbridge

—so much for “reaching across the aisle”—


18 posted on 01/05/2014 5:18:07 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: Westbrook

The intern explains it all in the comments section. As to his homosexuality, apparently he once worked with Log Cabin Republicans which was found out by his employers. He also has to deny that he was a mole! Seems he was just an ordinary person interested in both sides of the issues.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 5:19:16 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“May I ask the obvious? What does the aide’s sexual orientation have to do with this story?”

It denotes his ‘specialness’ as compared to the rest of us drones.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 5:22:22 AM PST by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Anton.Rutter

Point well taken.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: lowbridge

Perhaps he has learned something about the party that professes to support him.


22 posted on 01/05/2014 5:38:52 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: JohnnyP

True.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 5:39:13 AM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: miss marmelstein

Maybe Senator Cruz can find him an interns position in his office so his education can continue to the place it should have been at school, in more ways than one.

Huge opportunity for s string of teachable moments. More to the point of Phil Robertson’s full context of his comments. Love the sinner, hate the sin.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 5:43:21 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Bernard
Drum took the aide position after completing Colorado State University's capitol internship program, a class designed to teach students about the legislative process.

Drum was not an intern. The intern program was a part of his undergraduate program. When he graduated, he was hired as an aide. That's why students sign up for intern programs. The article makes it quite clear.

25 posted on 01/05/2014 5:59:28 AM PST by centurion316
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To: lowbridge

He will still vote Democrat, I bet.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 6:08:46 AM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: miss marmelstein
As to his homosexuality, apparently he once worked with Log Cabin Republicans which was found out by his employers. He also has to deny that he was a mole! Seems he was just interested in both sides of the issues.

Giving and taking.

27 posted on 01/05/2014 6:13:49 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: montag813
Why is it necessary for us to know the sexual proclivities of the aide?

Imagine the faux outrage if a Republican had fired a gay aide for consorting with Democrats.

28 posted on 01/05/2014 6:44:31 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Westbrook; Bernard
why would a college grad take an intern position in the first place?

1) Parents willing to support him.

2) He wants to change the world.

3) Government, a la Alexandria Va., is where the money is these days.

29 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:29 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: lowbridge

Democrats, the party of tolerance, diversity and compassion.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 6:59:52 AM PST by armydawg505
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To: knarf

Actually, at least where Frito Lay is concerned, that’s absolutely true. You’d better not have any snack or drink at your desk that’s not one of their products, or you’ll be “exploring new opportunities” in short order.

Luckily for me, I love Fritos corn chips. Drinks are from parent PepsiCo. I think the only exception to that might be, or was, “Dublin” Dr. Pepper due to the local and longstanding existence of that particular soda.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:13:00 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: lowbridge

Good for the goose...

Just like bosses strolling their parking lots looking for Obammy bumper stickers because they have to trim the rolls because of Obammycare.

If you want to hang with the other guys, go right ahead, but I aint gonna pay you do it.

You are FIRED !


32 posted on 01/05/2014 7:42:53 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: lowbridge

He might have said he was recruiting.


33 posted on 01/05/2014 7:55:26 AM PST by onedoug
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To: lowbridge

Sounds like they have a few skeletons they want to keep hidden.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 10:24:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: lowbridge

The question I have is, will he continue to vote Democrat? And if so, how many times (in each election)?


35 posted on 01/05/2014 10:25:25 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: lowbridge
“She just said leadership was uncomfortable with me befriending Republicans,” Drum said.

Seems to me Tyler Drum is learning first-hand about the "tolerance" of the left! ROFL! Keep voting and working for Democrats, dumbass!

36 posted on 01/05/2014 10:27:13 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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