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Author Topic: A gay guide to the GOP  (Read 1316 times)

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Offline Dachshund

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A gay guide to the GOP
« on: September 21, 2007, 07:37:41 AM »


What is a right-leaning homosexual to do in this presidential election? Start by taking a closer look at the candidates in the Republican field. There is substantial variation, and not just in their positions on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Call it the Giuliani-Keyes Spectrum of Gay Friendliness. On one end, there is Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor who has lived with gay friends, favors gay domestic partnerships, and sometimes dresses in drag. At the other end, there is Alan Keyes, who calls lesbians "selfish hedonists," even though his only daughter is a lesbian. There exists, shall we say, a veritable rainbow of variation in between.



http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/09/21/gay_gop/
« Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 07:44:19 AM by Dachshund »

Offline woodshere

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 08:57:31 AM »
I am so glad I don't have to struggle with that decision.  I get to choose from a group who like us, they really like us.  They come to our parties, take our money, tell us how much they support us, are dedicated to making advances in hate crime legislation, prohibiting discrimination on the federal level, support domestic partnerships and want to increase funds for HIV/AIDS .  However when the rubber meets the road have a difficult time finding the fortitude to actually get anything done.  It really is a sad state of affairs.  But I'll take Hillary & Company over Keyes & Company any day.

I don't care if the Republican candidate is the most gay friendly and supportive choice of all candidates, I will never vote for that candidate due to the overall characteristics of the Republican party.

Just my thoughts,
Woods
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 09:36:14 AM »
In the South, you my friend are what we proudly call "Yellow Dog Democrats." We would vote for a yellow dog before we would vote Republican. Woods, I think we should get married and make babies.

Offline woodshere

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 10:15:20 AM »
In the South, you my friend are what we proudly call "Yellow Dog Democrats." We would vote for a yellow dog before we would vote Republican. Woods, I think we should get married and make babies.

But who will be the top.

Seriously, I know people think it is small minded to feel this way.  And the "I don't vote parties I vote for the best person"  crowd think I am just plain stupid.  But when I oppose a party on virtually every issue and then you add in the value that is placed on me as a gay man, how can I vote for a candidate of that party that for some strange reason I think is the best choice.  The simple fact is that scenario will never happen.  I thought it could almost happen with Rudy, but then he has done so much back peddling and catering to the religious right, that I slap myself to have had such a thought.
"Let us give pubicity to HV/AIDS and not hide it..." "One of the things destroying people with AIDS is the stigma we attach to it."   Nelson Mandela

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 11:06:28 AM »
I've never voted for a Republican for anything in my entire life of voting.  And as far as Rudster Giuliani goes, I personally lived under his tyranny already for eight years and I really don't relish doing so for another eight years.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline dtwpuck

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 02:11:09 PM »
Let's see... um  I don't care
Republicans can't manage the economy.  (Cutting funding and not cutting spending... good move).
They can't manage a war.  (obvious)
They are more corrupt than Democrats ever were.
They like to wag the moral finger at everyone.
And, as a party, their platform is very anti-gay. 
Sorry, but wouldn't matter if a Republican were pro-gay.  They all suck.
Floating through the void in the caress of two giant pink lobsters named Esmerelda and Keith.

Offline MSPspud

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Re: A gay guide to the GOP
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 02:25:00 PM »
And the "I don't vote parties I vote for the best person"  crowd think I am just plain stupid.  slap myself to have had such a thought.

Amen.  You should almost always vote for the party platform. 

 


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