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    GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    Andy Martin, a journalist from Illinois with a long history of controversial anti-Semitic remarks and the man credited with starting the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim, released an ad Monday in which he cited "rumors" that Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is gay.
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Will the Republican party fall to the New American Right, with its links to anti-semites, racists and homophobes. Or will the moderate Republicans being targeted as 'closet liberals" win the day. Supposing that the New American Right succeed in tapping into the vein of bigotry and prejudice, and the celebration of ignorance over reason, that now seems to be prevalent following the election of Obama, what would the outcome then be:

    1. A solidly extremist GOP that wins the Presidency and both houses, and plunges America into a quagmire of repression, theocracy and division, the global economy into chaos as they bankrupt the banks and the aiutomotive supply chain and the world into war as they blame foreigners for the whole mess they have created. Or.

    2. A solidly extremist GOP that never wins an election again, giving hegemony to a range of statists career Democrats, who will gorge even more on the gravy train, bankrupt the US economy, bring union demanded protectionism in to "protect US jobs", causing a global depression and then plunging the world into war as they blame China and India...

    3. A solidly extremist GOP that destroys the GOP so badly that a thrid party emerges that takes the centre ground from both parties and wins elections with 60% of the vote. But that would likley degenerate into a weirder version of 2 in the end.

    Anyway. I'm rootiong for these troglodytes to lose and for decent Republicans to win so that the checks and balances of moderate republicans versus moderate liberals can continue for some more time to come.

    The alternative is a nightmare.
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    I have heard The Illinois Republican party has denounced him.


    Illinois Republican Party Chairman Patrick Brady blasted Martin and the ad, saying, “The Illinois Republican Party disavows the statements made today by Mr. Andrew Martin in his statewide radio advertisements. His statements today are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often times hate-filled speech which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party. Mr. Martin will no longer be recognized as a legitimate Republican candidate by the Illinois Republican Party.”

    The Raw Story is a little biased, so to get the whole story I have posted the sun times website.
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    It shouldn't matter if he is gay or not unless he is bent on suppressing the rights and liberties of gays, as the GOP candidates tend to do for political sake, all the while, being a hypocrite, denying his own sexuality.

    Kind of like the governor of Florida does. He sides with his constituants, against gays, in public but most likely takes it up da butt in private. He has a wife "for show" but that guy is more queer than a 3 dollar bill. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    To me, this issue dose not matter to me. I think, it all depends, if he can do the job. What is sad to me is that someone is willing to be this low in class. This type of thing should not be an issue in my opinion.
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Eh. At least he won't be spending taxpayer dollars at strip clubs and expensive escorts!

    Gay competent or straight moron? Pick.
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    Yay! High school politics!

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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    Go GOP for denouncing him
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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    I feel for this man. I believe he honestly sees liberals, Jews, and gays as threats to this country and he seeks to protect this country from them any way he can. Regardless of how you feel about his prejudices, you have to admire his commitment. He would choose to ostracize himself in his own party rather than to compromise on his beliefs. Of course, this is just my idle speculation. But based on what I have heard of the character of the man, not being allowed to serve a a lawyer in Illinois, I believe it is likely that he does honestly believe this is the best way to serve the people of Illinois.

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    Re: GOP candidate runs ad citing ‘rumors’ opponent is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I feel for this man. I believe he honestly sees liberals, Jews, and gays as threats to this country and he seeks to protect this country from them any way he can. Regardless of how you feel about his prejudices, you have to admire his commitment. He would choose to ostracize himself in his own party rather than to compromise on his beliefs. Of course, this is just my idle speculation. But based on what I have heard of the character of the man, not being allowed to serve a a lawyer in Illinois, I believe it is likely that he does honestly believe this is the best way to serve the people of Illinois.

    Oh yes I feel for the man..... Because what my and my partner do behind closed doors is a "threat" please.... If he wanted to serve the people of Illinois he'd get his head examined...

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