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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:43 PM

Democrat incumbent attacks openly gay primary challenger for being a drag queen

A Democratic member of the Delaware House of Representatives says he’s sorry for lashing out at his primary challenger for hosting the drag fundraiser in October.

Rep. Earl Jaques attacked his opponent Eric Morrison, who is openly gay, after Morrison performed in drag at a fundraiser last month to help raise money for his campaign.

44-year-old Morrison is running against 72-year-old Jaques in the Democratic primary next year for his seat in the Delaware House of Representatives, which he has held since 2010.


“That’s so far off-base for our district, it’s unbelievable,” Jaques told the News Journal about Morrison’s drag fundraiser. “You wonder what the point is. You can have fundraisers, I don’t care about that. But dressing in drag? Really?”

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Jaques, a Christian who voted against same-sex marriage in 2013 and chose to abstain from voting on a bill to ban conversion therapy, went on to mention all the churches in his district and implied good Christian folk would never vote for a female impersonator.

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Reply Democrat incumbent attacks openly gay primary challenger for being a drag queen (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Nov 10 OP
LaurenOlimina Nov 10 #1
WhiteTara Nov 10 #2
dewsgirl Nov 10 #4
cwydro Nov 10 #5
DavidDvorkin Nov 10 #6
Tipperary Nov 10 #7
NYC Liberal Nov 10 #8
WhiteTara Nov 10 #10
WhiteTara Nov 10 #9
Mariana Nov 10 #11
WhiteTara Nov 10 #13
not_the_one Nov 10 #14
Bettie Nov 10 #3
NCLefty Nov 10 #12

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:03 PM

1. 72-year old Jaques...

Sounds like someone has failed to adapt to the times. I hope Morrison shakes him loose.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

2. Okay Boomer

Your time is over. Here comes the next generation of politicians. I'll bet it was a really great fun fund raiser. I love drag queen shows, personally. If you ever go to NYC, you must go to Lips

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:19 PM

4. LOL

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:24 PM

5. Not all boomers thing that way, nor do people even older than boomers.

Last edited Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:38 PM - Edit history (1)

Nice how you managed to turn a thread about a homophobic ass into an ageist slur.

This place never fails to amaze.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:44 PM

6. Sadly, ageism is acceptable on DU.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

7. It seems so. nt

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:01 PM

8. Did they say all baby boomers? The post says "boomer" - singular.

There’s also no “slur” in the post either.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:31 PM

10. Yep, she was directing that remark to a singular male heckler

who must have been of an age.

Since I'm a boomer and of that same certain age, aren't I allowed to mock myself and my generation in good fun, of course? Or am I discriminating against myself?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 02:26 PM

9. sorry to offend. That's just a meme going

around twitter. It started with a young New Zealand politician making a speech and was interrupted by some man and she briefly interjected "Okay, Boomer" into her speech as she kept on talking. I was just being twitter funny. I forget how sensitive we all are in this difficult and perilous time. I feel I can say that since I am indeed a Boomer; although I'm cheering on the next generation and of course all people my age aren't total assholes...just the white ones

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:10 PM

11. "Boomer" is not a slur. The very idea is ridiculous. nt.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:40 PM

13. Thank you for that.

I'm old. I'm a Boomer. I think I should encourage and not hold the next generation back. They definitely need to pick up the reins.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:42 PM

14. for anyone planning a party, and want to take it up a notch...

invite a drag queen. Or more than one. Then your party will become "special".

Most fun parties don't get started until THEY arrive.



edit to add, posted by a proud boomer who still lets his freak flag fly!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 01:15 PM

3. Sounds like it is time for

out with the old style of thinking and in with the new.

If Morrison can beat him, go for it.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:32 PM

12. "I'm just saying it's a little different, that's for sure." Different than what, 72 years ago?

Get off the stage.

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