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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:14 AM
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Will repubs OUT their own gay members now out of desperation?
It could happen, and I'm surprised it hasn't already. I hear rumors that heads will roll, gays will be outed to save asses and settle scores. It could get ugly.

It may be discovered that there are MANY homosexuals in the family values party, and then what?

This will be fun.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:19 AM
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1. Burst some fundie bubbles. Maybe they will learn to pay
attention and start getting their news from different sources besides the RNC.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:28 AM
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2. Lie down with dogs..
... wake up with fleas. I have no sympathy for gays who have aided and abetted their own destruction. Did they think they would not be expendable? Their bad.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:34 AM
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5. That's the saddest thing. The gays in the upper levels of the repub party
seem to have decided they were the only ones entitled to be themselves and those gays who didn't have their same access to power should be discriminated against and denied those same rights.

I guess absolutely power corrupts absolutely, for this group of high level, connected gays to turn their backs on their brothers and sisters.

MKJ
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:38 AM
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7. They probably worried about being expendable. They probably just didn't
realize that it would be Democrats that expended them. They probably worried more about RW fundamentalists destroying their careers.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:59 AM
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9. Why are you blaming Democrats for this?
The thread is about the GOP outing their own.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:26 AM
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11. You're right. I have seen so many posts here over the last few days
supporting the outing of gay Republicans that my brain must have flipped. I realize that Mike Rogers of Blogactive is not a Democratic operative.

As you can probably tell, I don't support the outing or cheering it on, but at lease we are not directly behind it. (Btw, I don't think the Repubs will out their own. They may hope to play the "We don't do that kind of thing" card later on.)
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:30 AM
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3. That will happen only in your dreams
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 06:30 AM by Poppyseedman
The rethugs don't out their own. Circle the wagons and point the guns outward. They are too afraid of being called on gay bashing. I'm sure they would like to, but don't.

Sad as it seems the only people who are outing gays are democratic operatives threatening to out gay rethugs, though their motivations may seem correct as they are outing hypocrites, as difficult as it may be in politics, peoples personal lives should be left as private.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:02 AM
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10. They're not at all afraid of gay bashing.
No, what they're afraid of is the damage that nine pissed off chiefs of staff can do to the vast array of criminal operations being run within Congress.

I don't have a lick of sympathy for gay Republicans, particularly after the 2004 election cycle successfully returned the most criminal President in our nation's history by mobilizing the hatred of our nation's smallest minds against homosexuals. It was their plan.

Now, I'm sure some of those gay Republicans with conscience left Congress in 2003 when it was evident that was the plan.

Those that did not deserve nothing but our contempt.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:30 AM
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4. If they could only learn something from that.
Oh, heads would roll if that were to happen.

The only question is...would those people actually change their thinking about GLBT people if that were to happen?
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:38 AM
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6. unfortunately, even though it might swing elections, this is a BAD thing
for the GLBT community, in my mind. First of all, there are too many people equating pedophilia and sexual predation with being gay, that's never good.
and secondly, even though it means more fundies might stay home or switch parties, its not for a good reason, it would just be a reinforcement of their homophobia.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:53 AM
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8. damned either way
if they "out" their own members as being gay - it shows that the "big tent" concept is hypocrisy...

if they don't "out" their own members as being gay - it further spreads doubt among the fundies as to the repubs "moral values" as defined by fundy standards
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