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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:29 AM
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Exclusive: Mary Cheney gave $1,000 to anti-gay Senate hopeful
Source: Raw Story





By John Byrne

Published: August 31, 2009

Mary Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and onetime gay outreach director for Coors Brewing Company, gave $1,000 to a Republican Senate hopeful who voted against same-sex marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt children in the District of Columbia.

Cheney, 40, has a two-year old son with her partner of 17 years, Heather Poe. The donation to former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) was made in May. Portman is seeking the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) when he retires in 2011.

Cheneys donation is remarkable considering her public comments on same-sex marriage and gay adoption. In 2004, she reportedly considered quitting her fathers re-election campaign after President Bush endorsed a federal marriage banning gay marriage. In 2007, she rebuked televangelist James Dobson for comments criticizing gay couples adoption.

Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years has shown there is no difference between children raised by same-sex parents and children raised by opposite-sex parents, Cheney said. What matters is being raised in a stable, loving environment.

Read more: http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/08/31/mary-cheney-gave... /
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:43 AM
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1. Crazy.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:51 AM
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2. oh mary cheney, why are you such a greedy asshole?
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:53 AM
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3. It's Nice For Republican Gays When They Can Get the Self-Loathing to Work WITH the Fear-Mongering.
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 11:54 AM by Toasterlad
Too often they're confused about whether to just hate themselves or everyone else.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:25 PM
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9. And repubs whine and mewl everyone else wants special entitlements -- ironic, her double-standard


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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:53 AM
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4. Dupe
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 11:54 AM by Toasterlad
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 11:56 AM
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5. Weird....nt
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 11:56 AM by Captain Hilts
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:11 PM
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6. Truly the proverbial chicken planning to vote for Colonel Sanders.
:puke:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:54 PM
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11. Cannibal chickens for the Colonel!
:)

I don't know the smiley code for the crazy face. But that's what I'd put here. Weeeeeeeeeee....
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:15 PM
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7. And another thing - when Focus on the Family commented on Mary's pregnancy
words to the effect, 'how dare you artificially impregnate yourself - you will have resources that will give your child insulation from homophobia directed at his mother, and those who may look to you as a role model and follow your path are unlikely to bear children with futures as fortunate as your child's' .... THAT is the kind of bullshit Mary's money is helping to spread.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:20 PM
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8. I wonder how she makes herself exempt, apart from having family in high places.
I compliment her 17 year partnership - that's way-cool.

But she's doing herself a disservice, unless she is getting special treatment.

She should apologize to John Kerry as well. He did nothing wrong. He did not out her, she was already out - long before he said a peep in 2004.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 12:36 PM
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10. sometimes self-esteem is trumped by political "necessity"
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 01:23 PM
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12. Where does this faux on Fox get off pretending to be an
authority on national affairs anyway. She is a phony, schooled by her corrupt father and mother.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:16 PM
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13. This family appears totally dysfunctional. No one should be surprised given who is the father.
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:20 PM
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14. Projection
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 03:12 PM
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15. Weak.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 03:40 PM
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16. a version of Stockholm Syndrome
SICK FUCK
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 11:42 PM
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23. Worse, she's a Judenrat
Edited on Tue Sep-01-09 11:43 PM by friendly_iconoclast
Named after the Jews the Third Reich got to play along and run the ghettos for them, for those unaware of 20th C.
history.

Guess she never noticed that a large number of dear ol' Dad's supporters would be happy to see her locked
away (or worse) behind gates labelled "Heterosexuell Macht Frei".

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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 04:31 PM
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17. she doesn't give a shit
because the "rules" don't apply to her. Not that those rules should apply to any gay couple, but asshole repugs are doing their best. But will always make exceptions for their own.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 04:33 PM
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18. I'm sure the gay community is devastated.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 04:41 PM
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19. Portman's anti-estate tax stance trumps his anti-gay stance, as far as silver-spoon Mary concerned
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 04:42 PM by brentspeak
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 05:09 PM
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20. Well alot of gay DU'ers here get hammered
for criticizing the administration and supposedly being "one issue" voters (which is straight code for STFU). So if we are to be consistent with that line of thinking, Mary should then be commended by these same people, because she obviously supports Portman overall, on a broad array of concerns, despite disagreeing with him on gay related issues.

Good for Mary. She's not a "one issue" voter.

Right? ;)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 05:11 PM
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21. well stated.
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TokenQueer Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-01-09 04:28 PM
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22. Locking
After careful consideration, the mods have decided to lock this thread due to uncomfortable truths being rammed in the faces of homophobic DUers.

:*

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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-02-09 11:23 AM
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24. she's a revolting piece of work
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