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  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • What If a Republican Congressman Got Outed and Nobody Cared?

    01/07/2014 9:22:48 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/06/14 | David Weigel
    <p>On Friday a producer and former CBS reporter named Itay Hod put up a Facebook post intended to out Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. The tabloid media, for years, has played a game with the young Republican—wink-wink stories about his photoshoot for a men's health magazine, the sexy celebrities he follows on Twitter, stuff like that.</p>
  • Tom Ridge Pushes Back On Gay Issues In GOP With Plea For “Practical” Tolerance

    10/24/2013 12:53:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — As the federal government continues to face fallout from the shutdown that came to an end last week, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security secretary, is pointing the Republican Party in a different direction on Wednesday night. Speaking to the LGBT group, Log Cabin Republicans, at the group’s Spirit of Lincoln Dinner, Ridge told BuzzFeed he is bringing a message not just of inclusion on the group’s issues but that he plans to give a more broad address, urging the party to take a path that could be fairly characterized as the anti-Tea Party approach....
  • Peeking Into Gulfstream Of Abercrombie CEO: Clothing boss has exacting standards on his luxury jet

    10/19/2012 5:03:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 18, 2012
    When traveling in the corporate jet, the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch makes it clear that he has stringent requirements for his luxury travel. Those needs span 47 pages in a remarkable “Aircraft Standards” manual that covers everything from the underwear male cabin staffers must wear (boxer briefs) to the seating plan for the dogs of A&F chief Michael Jeffries, 68, and his boyfriend Matthew Smith, 49.
  • Obama gets airborne bear hug

    09/09/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 71 replies
    <p>FORT PIERCE, Florida — President Barack Obama reputedly loves nothing more than a good old campaign trail hug -- but he may have got more than he bargained for Sunday.</p> <p>Obama was lifted at least a foot in the air in an intense bear hug by hulking pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer, during a bus tour of Florida.</p>
  • Coulter: Paul Ryan is the perfect fit

    08/18/2012 4:09:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    foxnews.com/ ^ | August 18 2012 | Ann Coulter
    I think Paul Ryan is the perfect spec I didn't see it until Romney did it. I said -- Romney he'll make the right choice and I was right he made the right choice it's a beautiful synergy is the perfect combo platter there. And there were many -- predicting he'd go safe there's a bold -- to this decision here's a here's my take on us. He said. We're gonna take on your economic ideas your failed policies we're gonna offer a bold alternative. Video at link
  • Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger gets a rough welcome in southern Utah

    06/13/2012 10:27:48 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 14, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Although Mitt Romney has virtually locked up the Republican presidential nomination and all of his serious challengers have conceded the race, presidential candidate Fred Karger is still out on the trail campaigning. Karger, a gay Republican running an issues-based campaign to change attitudes within the GOP about same-sex marriage, took his efforts last week to Utah, which holds the nation's last primary election, on June 26. Karger spent four days in the state, meeting with local Republican leaders and urging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to stop funding efforts against gay marriage. (Prior to launching his presidential...
  • Sen R Arango [Progressive Party] Explains Why There Are Naked Pictures Of Him On A Gay Hook Up Site

    08/27/2011 6:32:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/26/2011 | Mediaite
    Well, it looks like we have a new Anthony Weiner in town. A Puerto Rican TV show called Dando Candela presented Republican Senator Roberto Arango with naked pictures found on the Internet that they claimed were of him. He wouldn’t deny the allegations, saying he had taken photos like that but only to document his weight loss. Of course, that doesn’t explain the fact that the pictures were found on Grindr, a hook up site for gay and bisexual men.
  • "The Real Housewives" Official Chat Thread

    09/26/2010 6:39:02 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Self ^ | 9/26/10 | Self
    By popular demand, here is THE REAL HOUSEWIVES official chat thread on FreeRepublic.com. NETWORK: BRAVO TV. Check your local listings at www.bravotv.com THE REAL HOUSEWIVES ARE: ATLANTA ORANGE COUNTY NEW YORK NEW JERSEY D.C. BEVERLY HILLS D.C. IS CURRENTLY ON-AIR, THURSDAYS AT 9PM. ATLANTA'S NEW SEASON WILL GO ON-AIR STARTING ON OCT. 4TH. BEVERLY HILLS PREMIERE SEASON WILL GO ON-AIR STARTING ON OCT. 14TH.
  • Florida Gov. Crist shifts support on gay rights issues

    09/14/2010 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    mcclatchydc.com ^ | Sept. 14, 2010 | Beth Reinhard
    Continuing his makeover from Republican to independent U.S. Senate candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist on Monday affirmed his support for civil unions, adoption by same-sex couples, and doing away with the military's ban on openly gay soldiers. Equality Florida, the state's leading gay rights group, called Crist's statement on a range of gay issues "the most comprehensive, pro-LGBT equality stand of a sitting governor in Florida's history." Crist's Democratic opponent for Senate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, called it "too little too late." He and the Republican nominee, Marco Rubio, noted the governor had backed a 2008 amendment to the state constitution...
  • Ken Mehlman Courting Controversy

    08/30/2010 9:58:38 AM PDT · by MoHamhead · 7 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 8/27/10 | Christopher Berenger
    Ken Mehlman, George W. Bush's 2004 election campaign manager and a former Republican Party Chairman, has just revealed he is gay, according to Newsweek and a variety of other media outlets. His disclosure has angered some gay and lesbian same-sex marriage activists, upset by his tacit support and silence during the "values" political drive of 2004, when Republican strategists like Karl Rove pushed same-sex marriage bans across 13 states that year, as USA Today reported. Others are hailing his recent self-outing as being potentially helpful to the efforts to end Proposition 8 and the court case being driven, in part,...
  • Ann Coulter vs. WND and the right’s new priorities

    08/21/2010 6:20:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    An intra-conservative war broke out this week between Ann Coulter and WorldNetDaily after the site disinvited the well-known writer from a conference it was hosting after it learned that she had agreed to speak at a similar event sponsored by gay conservatives.Coulter had agreed to be a featured speaker at “Homocon 2010,” an event put together by GOProud, a group of conservatives and libertarians who are gay or support gay rights, a position which WorldNetDaily saw as improperly validating “a brand of materialistic libertrianism” according to the site’s editor Joseph Farah.“Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense...
  • Ann Coulter slams Farah as 'swine,' 'publicity whore'

    08/19/2010 10:43:44 PM PDT · by StrangeFeathers · 238 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    MIAMI – Conservative superstar Ann Coulter launched a verbal assault on WND Editor Joseph Farah today, calling the veteran journalist "swine" and a "publicity whore" after she was dismissed as a keynote speaker for the news site's upcoming "Taking America Back National Conference" here. "[F]arah is doing this for PUBLICITY and publicity alone," Coulter wrote in an e-mail to the Daily Caller, a political site founded by journalist Tucker Carlson.
  • Ann Coulter Applauded by Young Conservatives for 'HomoCon' Speech

    08/19/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/19/2010 | Matt Lewis
    News that conservative columnist Ann Coulter would speak at "HomoCon 2010," an event organized by the conservative gay group GOProud, prompted conservative outlet WorldNetDaily to drop her from speaking at one of its upcoming events. Coulter defended her decision to accept the invitation, saying, "They hired me to give a speech, so I'm giving a speech. . . . I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them. I speak at Harvard and I certainly don't endorse their views." But while she may have lost a WND speaking gig over it, most young conservatives I spoke to...
  • WorldNetDaily Dumps Ann Coulter from Miami Conference

    08/19/2010 7:41:23 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 251 replies
    It's disappointing to see that conservative writer and speaker, Ann Coulter, has decided to accept a speaking gig next month for a so-called “conservative” homosexual group called GOProud at their New York conference, Homocon. Ms. Coulter had been scheduled in the lineup of speakers for WND's Taking America Back Convention in Miami on September 16th through 18th. But when it was revealed that she had agreed to headline the homosexual conference on September 25th, Joseph Farah of WND had a "gut-wrenching" choice to make: take her or leave her for the WND convention. He left her. Mr. Farah said the...
  • World Net Daily Shows Intolerance, Boots Ann Coulter For Speaking At Conference for Gay Republicans

    08/18/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 160 replies
    [I'll say up front I'm in disagreement with the "LID" on this one]: "World Net Daily has decided to drop conservative pundit and author, Ann Coulter as the keynote speaker for WND's "Taking America Back National Conference" next month. Because of her plan be the keynote speaker at "HOMOCON," an event put together by GOProud the first genuinely conservative group for gay Republicans." "WND Editor Joseph Farah reports this exchange with Ms Coulter: 'Asked by Farah why she was speaking to GOProud, Coulter said: "They hired me to give a speech, so I'm giving a speech. I do it all...
  • Homocon 2010: What is the point?

    08/17/2010 9:07:32 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 17, 2010 | Christopher Taylor
    The right leaning, gay political action group, GOProud have launched their first annual meeting called Homocon 2010. Right Wing News is among many more conservative blogs and websites to sponsor the event, which features a striking poster and Ann Coulter as a keynote speaker. John Hawkins at Right Wing News announced the event this way: ...when GOProud split off from the Log Cabin Republicans because they wanted to create a genuinely conservative group for gay Republicans, I thought it was an extremely positive development. That doesn't mean I agree with GOProud on every issue, but as Ronald Reagan said, "My...
  • First Rush, then Coulter, and Now Glenn Beck ... What’s Happening?

    08/14/2010 4:09:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 856 replies
    Life Site News ^ | NEW YORK, August 12, 2010 | Commentary by John-Henry Westen
    Friday August 13, 2010 First Rush, then Coulter, and Now Glenn Beck ... What’s Happening? Commentary by John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor yesterday, famed conservative Fox News host Glenn Beck may have shocked many Americans by noting that he was not very concerned about homosexual 'marriage.'O’Reilly asked Beck, “Do you believe that gay marriage is a threat to the country in any way?” Beck replied, “No, I don't,” adding sarcastically, “Will the gays come and get us?”  After being pressed again on the question, Beck said, “I believe -- I...
  • Coulter to Keynote for Homosexualist GOPride

    08/12/2010 9:41:35 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 270 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | August 11, 2010 | By James Tillman
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- GOProud, which bills itself as the "only national organization representing gay conservatives," has announced that well-known conservative author Ann Coulter is headlining their first annual "Homocon." The announcement shocked both advocates of traditional family values and homosexualist advocates of "gay rights," who have previously attacked Coulter for her supposedly homophobic language and beliefs. Christopher Barron, Chairman of the Board of GOProud, said he could think of no "conservative more fun to headline our inaugural party then the self-professed ‘right-wing Judy Garland’--Ann Coulter." Judy Garland is an icon among homosexuals. “The gay left has...
  • What Homocon is all about

    08/25/2010 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 117 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    There's been some confusion about this event next month called Homocon, sponsored by GOProud, which bills itself as a Republican and conservative "gay" group. At first glance, the group's platform may have some appeal to conservatives – and I have no doubt that some of the group's members actually vote Republican. "GOProud represents gay conservatives and their allies," claims a mission statement on the group's website. "GOProud is committed to a traditional conservative agenda that emphasizes limited government, individual liberty, free markets and a confident foreign policy. GOProud promotes our traditional conservative agenda by influencing politics and policy at the...
  • Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay

    08/25/2010 6:25:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 8-25-10 | Marc Ambinder
    Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay. Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview. He agreed to answer a reporter's questions, he said, because, now in private life, he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage and anticipated that questions would arise about his participation in a late-September fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that supported the legal challenge to California's ballot initiative against gay marriage, Proposition...
  • What Cheney Did To Conservatism

    04/23/2009 10:15:32 AM PDT · by steve-b · 50 replies · 1,476+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/22/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    The assertion of total power through unchecked violence - outside the Constitution, beyond the reach of the law (apart from legal memos from hired hacks instructed to retroactively redefine torture into 'legality') - will be seen in retrospect as the key defining theory of Bush conservatism. It ended with torture. Why? Because reality may differ from ideology; and when it does, it is vital to create reality to support ideology. And so torture creates reality by coercing "facts" from broken bodies and minds. This is how torture is always a fantastic temptation for those in power, even if they first...
  • Romney mailing goes after rivals on gay marriage

    11/27/2007 10:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 508+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 27, 2007 | Foon Rhee and Michael Levenson
    The colorful brochure from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign looks like many of the political fliers flooding Iowa mail boxes this time of the year. But there is a difference. The piece is Romney's first to single out his rivals by name, a shift that shows him becoming more aggressive in the final weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses. The mailing juxtaposes photos and quotes from Romney showing his support for a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman with photos and quotes showing Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Fred Thompson all oppose...
  • Rudy would appoint federal judges who adhere to Conservative Principles

    11/16/2007 8:48:43 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 109 replies · 299+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani assured a conservative legal group Friday that if elected president he would appoint federal judges who adhere to their principles. He also praised a judge who declared the capital city's gun ban unconstitutional and ridiculed efforts to eliminate the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. In a speech marking the 25th anniversary of the Federalist Society, Giuliani spelled out a conservative legal agenda in which he cited Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts as models for the judges he would appoint to the federal...
  • (Lincoln) Chafee Quietly Quits The GOP (With His Tail Between His Legs)

    09/19/2007 2:52:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 690+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2007 | Bruce Landis
    Chafee quietly quits the GOP 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 16, 2007 By Bruce Landis Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — Lincoln D. Chafee, who lost his Senate seat in the wave of anti-Republican sentiment in last November’s election, said yesterday that he has left the party. Chafee said he disaffiliated with the party he had helped lead, and his father had led before him, because the national Republican Party has gone too far away from his stance on too many critical issues, from war to economics to the environment. “It’s not my party any more,” he said. Chafee’s departure...
  • How A Dark-Horse Can Win The Nomination (strategery for 2nd tier, RP)

    09/05/2007 7:23:43 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 123 replies · 1,354+ views
    How A Dark-Horse Can Win The Nomination By Thomas F. Roeser - The Wanderer PressCHICAGO — Two weeks ago I played political strategist for Ron Paul. In the old days of my mis­spent youth, when I was a hired gun political strategist working for the Minnesota Republican Party, nobody asked whom I was for. They didn’t care. My boss just showed me a candidate and or­dered me to devise a strategy for him/ her at lowest possible cost. And because I liked to continue eating, I did it.It didn’t work out too badly. Af­ter a few of us got the...
  • Pat Buchanan: "The Friends of Larry Craig"

    08/31/2007 2:04:37 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 135 replies · 3,487+ views
    humanevents ^ | August 31 2007 | Pat Buchanan
    "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state," wrote Shakespeare. Sen. Larry Craig knows today whereof the bard spoke. Rarely has a United States senator fallen so fast from grace or been so completely abandoned. As the nation now knows, Craig was arrested in June in an airport men's room in Minneapolis, charged with propositioning an undercover cop, who was on duty there because the place had become notorious.| According to the officer, Craig, in the next stall, flashed known signals of a man seeking anonymous and immediate sex. Rather than fight the...
  • Republican voters question Giuliani gun control, abortion stances

    05/04/2007 12:25:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,504+ views
    AM New York ^ | April 24, 2007 | Liz Sidoti
    HENNIKER, N.H. -- Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani defended his positions on a late-term abortion procedure and gun control Tuesday as he faced skeptical GOP voters who questioned his sincerity. "I don't think there's an inconsistency," the former New York mayor said of his long-standing support of abortion rights and his affirmation last week of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on what critics call partial-birth abortion, a measure he opposed in the past. Once an advocate of strong federal gun controls, Giuliani also disputed the characterization that he advised President Clinton on the matter, talked of leaving...
  • Rep. Peter King Endorses Giuliani

    03/08/2007 5:50:47 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 152 replies · 1,686+ views
    Rep. Peter King Endorses Giuliani Rep. Peter King (R-NY), former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has endorsed former Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President in 2008, according to the New York Daily News. This is newsworthy because King co-chaired Sen. John McCain's New York campaign in 2000.FROM THE NY DAILY NEWS: Rudy Giuliani has wooed Rep. Peter King away from Sen. John McCain. King co-chaired McCain's New York campaign in the 2000 White House race, but the Long Island congressman says he'll now be lining up other House members for Giuliani. The ranking Republican on the Homeland Security...