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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If he had come out then, I believe his political career would have been over. What I didn't like was his pushing anti-gay themes during 2004, but that is in the past. And he still does hold some sway in the Republican party, which he just said he was going to use to campaign for getting the GOP to recognize that gays are welcome in the party.
    What I bolded contradicts this:
    This would offset some of the thoughts of independents that the GOP is hostile and bigoted, which it really is not.
    BTW, there is a book out that is several years old that outlines all the hypocritical anti-gay politicians who are actually gay. Ken Mehlman is feature in that book. Again - the book is several years old. Ken Mehlman's gayness was about as covert as Ellen's and kd Lang's.

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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If he had come out then, I believe his political career would have been over. What I didn't like was his pushing anti-gay themes during 2004, but that is in the past. And he still does hold some sway in the Republican party, which he just said he was going to use to campaign for getting the GOP to recognize that gays are welcome in the party.
    What is an anti-gay theme?

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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Or, maybe, you can take him at his word:
    Yes we will take him at his word. He was too afraid previously but after getting support from friends and family finally came out of the closet.

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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Can't say I do.

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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Its only funny when they get caught. If they have the stones to own up to their own identity, than its something we should be supporting them for.

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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Yes we will take him at his word. He was too afraid previously but after getting support from friends and family finally came out of the closet.
    So much for taking him at his word. Why the hate?
    It's not "tolerance" if you already approve of what you purport to "tolerate."

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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Why? In what way could this damage the GOP?
    It could give ammo to the Dem's, distract from the message... namely provide a distraction.

    I'm looking at things from a purely... political lens mind you.
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    Re: Ken Mehlman reveals he's gay

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Its only funny when they get caught. If they have the stones to own up to their own identity, than its something we should be supporting them for.
    After they made oodles of money promoting an anti-gay agenda? I'm sorry, but Mehlman did not have to take his "journey" by walking on the backs of other gays. Frankly, I don't know who is a worse breed of human being: the bigot or the person who isn't a bigot, but uses the bigotry of others in order to make money and push a political agenda (regardless of whether or not they actually believe in said agenda).

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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    I have said this before in topics like this: It ain't none of our business who he sleeps with. I don't need to know what politicians are gay, I don't care if they are gay, it is entirely irrelevant to anything. What matters is what a politician does, not who they sleep with.
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    Re: Bush-Cheney campaign manager, ex-chairman of Republican Party set to come out as

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What is an anti-gay theme?
    Anti-same sex marriage, using religious imagery to demonize gays, being against LGBT rights, etc.etc.
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