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Brian Schweitzer: Eric Cantor Set off my "Gaydar"
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Posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is many things, but circumspect is apparently not one of them.

Schweitzer, a Democrat who's said he's mulling a presidential bid in 2016, offered a colorful appraisal of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the soon-to-be former House majority leader who was defeated in a primary election last week.

"Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this...men in the South, they are a little effeminate," Schweitzer told National Journal's Marin Cogan in an interview the night of the election. "They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say -- and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right -- but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting."

Schweitzer also weighed in on the controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. He panned Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as a hypocrite for criticizing the programs after they became public despite her already-deep knowledge of them.

"She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, 'I'm a nun,' when it comes to this spying," he said.

He quickly added, "I mean, maybe that's the wrong metaphor--but she was all in!"

Play VIDEO Could a red state Democrat run for president in 2016? Schweitzer would face very steep odds to claim the Democratic nomination in 2016 if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also launches a bid.

Since he left the governor's office last year, though, he's carved out a unique space for himself as an often-irreverent, straight-talking alternative to the Clinton juggernaut.

Last December, discussing ongoing tensions in the Middle East, Schweitzer subtly dinged Clinton for supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq during a speech in Iowa.

"Now maybe we're going to make the right decision, or maybe we're just going to go to war again," he said. "And the reason why I'm in Iowa, in part, is I'm asking you to pick the leaders who are not going to make those mistakes."

In a recent interview in Time Magazine, Schweitzer also looked suspiciously at Clinton's ties to the financial industry. "You can't be the candidate that shakes down more money on Wall Street than anybody since, I don't know, Woodrow Wilson, and be the populist," he said.

He advised Democrats to pick their nominee in 2016 carefully, asking whether they want leaders who will "roll over and get scratched on the belly by corporations like a fat dog."

And despite Clinton's growing support within the party, he insisted he could win if he decides to run.

"If you wanted to make a big machine that matches the machine that is likely to be built around Hillary then you would have to have started eight years ago," he explained. "But if the outcome is always known with a superior, slow moving army, then we would still be part of England and we would still have a king. And Hillary would be president, or whatever you have under a king, but certainly it would not have been Obama."


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; cantor; gay; gaydar; schweitzer; va2014
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1 posted on 06/19/2014 12:07:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Wow. Pretty low. I am glad Cantor is gone but to disparage him with something like this is beyond politics. What is he doing looking at guys for anyway? Perhaps he may be light in the loafers himself and hoped that Cantor is too. Democrats are mentally deranged big time.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 12:09:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: nickcarraway

“...men in the South, they are a little effeminate”

LOL Ha ha ha ha ha..... NOT!!!!!
Men from NY are effeminate! Southern men are rough, tough guys, real men! You have to be born in NY to be a feminine “man” LOL


3 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: nickcarraway

Rinos are effeminate. Now wonder democrats are turned on by them.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:22 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: napscoordinator

Exactly. Glad he’s gone but ... what a tool.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: nickcarraway
"Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this...men in the South, they are a little effeminate," Schweitzer told National Journal's Marin Cogan in an interview the night of the election. "They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say -- and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right -- but my gaydar is 60-70 percent. But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting.

What the f*ck was this even supposed to mean? Cantor is a dope, but what posses a grown man to even make a statement like this?
6 posted on 06/19/2014 12:10:48 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: nickcarraway

That’s pretty offensive


7 posted on 06/19/2014 12:11:52 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: nickcarraway

~~~they are a little effeminate~~~

Gee, that sounds like a few Democrats. There’s this one guy.....


8 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:31 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

FU Schweitzer! You’re an arrogant pr*ck!


9 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:32 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe he thinks "Happy" means "Gay".


10 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:42 PM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: VanDeKoik

I thought Cantor was from Ohio.....when did Ohio become the South? That’s the Midwest.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 12:13:57 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Nevermind....I now remember Cantor is from Vagina


13 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:32 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s not Homophobic Hate Speech if a liberal does it....


14 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
I thought Cantor was from Ohio.

He was born in Richmond, Virgina.

15 posted on 06/19/2014 12:15:56 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: nickcarraway

What a loser. If they spent less time thinking about other men, nor pushing this idea it is okay, this gayness would not be everywhere that we go. These men are sickos! Gross behavior.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 12:16:24 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: nickcarraway
"How do I say this...men in the South, they are a little effeminate..."

Do tell...

17 posted on 06/19/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

Spoken like a true idiot...................


18 posted on 06/19/2014 12:17:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: nickcarraway

Brian Schweitzer sets off my loony-dar.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT by American Quilter (Scott Gessler for governor of Colorado!)
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To: F15Eagle
That's Brian Schweitzer? Really?

Looks like some kind of sniveling poofter to me.
20 posted on 06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: napscoordinator

What’s this guy ding with ‘Gaydar’ and where did he get it?................and what else does he use it for?.............inquiring minds want to know...................


21 posted on 06/19/2014 12:18:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: nickcarraway
"Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out. How do I say this...men in the South, they are a little effeminate," Schweitzer told National Journal's Marin Cogan in an interview the night of the election. "They just have effeminate mannerisms.

Whom gods destroy, they first make mad ...

22 posted on 06/19/2014 12:18:59 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Milton Miteybad

Apparently so.....

http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/billingsgazette.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/07/807db342-4233-548a-915e-004df54b5fc7/51a59d3370ac2.preview-620.jpg


23 posted on 06/19/2014 12:19:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow, Brian. You’re actually a fag hater.

Thnx for that announcement. Can’t bode well for you.

As to Cantor, he is a gentleman.

Had boo chit iideasand it was time to move on.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

What a moron..typical Democrat moron..can’t even make cognitive sense


25 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Red Badger

Liberal heads are currently exploding.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 12:20:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: buffyt

Having been born in NY, I assure you we look as fabulous in a set of 6 in. heels as any man below the MD line, though the southern boys tend to wear them more often so they beat us with experience alone.

Tho thake That you bruthe! ;)


27 posted on 06/19/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: F15Eagle

Okay...so he’s a porky sniveling poofter, then. Very good.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 12:23:06 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: buffyt

The Robertsons - Phil, Willie, Jase, and Si... all southern men... Schweitzer’s saying these guys are effeminate? Gimme a break.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: nickcarraway
why is it that the liberals take delight in 'outing' who they think is gay?

men in the South, they are a little effeminate,

I always thought that of Yankees...

30 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:32 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: GOPJ

Well, they are on TV, which is a bad sign.


31 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Southern men don’t swish they glide!/s
LOL!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9db4o8c5X0I


32 posted on 06/19/2014 12:26:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

Funny.


33 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: napscoordinator

People have had to sell major league basketball teams for saying less.


34 posted on 06/19/2014 12:30:10 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: nickcarraway
men in the South, they are a little effeminate

Libs will twist everything. Either Southern men are big hairy gun toting meanies or they're effeniate. Which is it? As for Cantor, I thought he was a gay dem when I first heard him speak.

35 posted on 06/19/2014 12:31:25 PM PDT by bgill
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36 posted on 06/19/2014 12:33:18 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: nickcarraway

Went back and read the article.

He’s actually funny and his metaphors are right on.


37 posted on 06/19/2014 12:34:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: bgill

He seems like a metrosexual Jewish guy.
I think he fell too much in love with DC.
It’s a corrosive atmosphere.
Even a lot of good folks go bad there.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 12:35:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: F15Eagle
Oh boy! Freud would have a field day with this Gomer.

So when did you first experience these feelings of deep personal insecurity?

How long have you had this attraction to stronger men? Not that there is anything wrong with that. Wink. Wink.

Tell me about your repressed anger toward these men whom you feel inferior to.

Tell me about your Dad and Mom. What were your relationships with each of them like?

39 posted on 06/19/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: buffyt

We have a guy in our office from Montana. Not what I call a man’s man either.


40 posted on 06/19/2014 12:35:25 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: napscoordinator

Schweitzer is looking to challenge Hillary for the nomination. Looks like he’s even more of a gaffe machine. Why would anyone say this? I mean, maybe about Linda Graham, but Cantor just struck me as a condescending faux-intellectual. Schweitzer (who is “okay with gay”) is much more likely to be a buttboy


41 posted on 06/19/2014 12:40:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Vendome

A ticket of him and Joe Biden would be good for a lot of laughs.


42 posted on 06/19/2014 12:44:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If these are verbatim quotes, this guy runs at the mouth more than Biden. That can’t be possible.


43 posted on 06/19/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT by stevem
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To: nickcarraway

Well.. the upside is he has NO shot in 2016. The democrat party is Hillary country.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 12:55:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: nickcarraway

Cantor GAY?... Who cares?..


45 posted on 06/19/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: nickcarraway

Totally...


46 posted on 06/19/2014 12:56:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway
Trace Adkins says, "Say whut?"


47 posted on 06/19/2014 12:57:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: nickcarraway

Say that to a Texas politican, Obamahole.

Even a limpwrist dim-bulb-crat will punch you out.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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49 posted on 06/19/2014 1:12:48 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Milton Miteybad; American Quilter
looney-dar...sniveling poofter

He's a loudmouth dipstick crap-brained megalomaniac who was finally given enough limelight (and a big enough paycheck courtesy MSNBC) to convince himself that his moronic ideas and observations actually meant something to anyone but him.

He may well be a poofter too...he's a kind of prancing ten-gallon fake cowboy which is a common enough pose for a gutless fag.

50 posted on 06/19/2014 1:19:24 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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