GOP Chairman Who Apologized For GOP Racism Comes Out As Gay

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    That shouldn't surprise many people.
     
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    Let me get this, pardon the word, "straight".

    He was Bush's campaign manager when Bush ginned up the Republican base with threats of "gays are destroying marriage and the family" and "gays are a danger to the future of American"?

    And he just found out he's "gay"?

    I hope he stays a Republican. They deserve each other.
     
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    Bush"s religious advisor was gay.

    His favorite press corp guy had a gay escort service.

    Hmm seeing a pattern here.
     
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    I wonder how long it will take for the GOP to realize that gay people are everywhere and they aren't going away. Why, one could even be their next door neighbor, or their child's school teacher, and probably their priest.
     
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    I wonder how much he cringed when the gay jokes were flying around him.

    This crap makes me sick....we are the family values party...we are the family values party....

    Sickening.
     
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    and Mehlman got a free pass from the media. They ask everyone the most personal questions, but they feared the right wing attack that would have come if Mehlman was asked about being gay as his party was dissing gays.

    Mehlman was the head (ahem) of the anti-gay party.
     
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    Well, we certainly know how to pick them.
     
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    My issue with Mehlman is his denial. He's a liar:

    Mehlman acknowledged to Ambinder that had he been open about his sexuality earlier, he might have tried to push back against parts of the national Republican agenda, including efforts by former Bush adviser Karl Rove in 2004 and 2006 to put same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot in states across the country:
    "It's a legitimate question and one I understand," Mehlman said. "I can't change the fact that I wasn't in this place personally when I was in politics, and I genuinely regret that. It was very hard, personally." He asks of those who doubt his sincerity: "If they can't offer support, at least offer understanding."​
    44 - Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman: I'm gay

    like most all conservatives, power was more important to Mehlman than honesty, integrity, civility and responsibility.
     

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