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Mark Foley?

When they're out to get you they're out to get you. At least that's what Mark Foley could have said at his press conference, then promptly resign.

The troublesome part is the few in the gay community who didn't want him to leave Congress because he was making sexy talk with House interns online, but that he should resign because he was a closeted gay who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, and that he wasn't a sponsor of the repeal of the ban on gays in the military.

I hope we can establish some standards when it comes to anybody fratenizing with House interns, whether they are Republican or Democrat. The witch-hunt by gay Joe McCarthies suggest as long as gay Democrats vote the way the gay community wants them to vote, they will be protected even from the most raunchiest of accusations. Remember the Gerry Studds and Barney Frank gay scandals?

The more interesting part is what the Miami Herald reported: In 2005, HRC gave Mark Foley an 88 out of 100 score on gay issues, making him one of the highest-ranked Republicans in Congress.


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Oct. 4th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Jesus, Dale
Is your head so far up the rights ass that you have lost all reasonable thought? The more I read of your blog lately, the more I wonder about you and your capacity for rational thought.

Gerry Studds eventually realized he couldn't win re-election and quit. Barney Frank ended up owning up to his affair and everyone moved on. In both cases, once they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar, they came out - and they were philandering with legal-aged boys.

Mark Foley has been hiding in his closet all this time voting against his own kind. It's not a matter of your party, but when you vote against the LGBT community while you're flirting with pages and more than likely fucking and sucking other men, you'd better hit the road. That would go for Democrats as well.

Foley is a disgrace. He keeps coming up with new excuses for his actions - he's an alcoholic, he has mental health issues and now he says he's been molested by a clergyman - where does it end? He's playing off every right-wing stereotype in the book. He's not doing the LGBT community any favors. You disappoint me by defending him and blaming this on a gay democratic witch hunt.

The LGBT community has supported many gay Republicans - Jim Kolbe, Steve Gunderson, Steve May, and even me. The Victory Fund endorses gay republicans every year. The real enemy here is the closet.

Turn off FOX news for a few minutes, pull your head out of your ass and stop defending this fool. You sound no different than Richard May when you talk this way - not someone I'd think you want to be compared to.

Oct. 4th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Jesus, Dale
Gerry Stubbs didn't quit when he got censured by the House. In fact, he went on the win a few more re-elections well into the 1990's. Barney, the purple dinosaur Democrat, has always been hands-off whenever he gets into trouble, sort of gay Kennedy 'get out of jail free' guy. Both guys did not resign their post when they got caught. Definitely a lower standard for Democrats.

I didn't defend Foley. But I do question the McCarthyism of some in the gay community thinking that all we have to do is weed out the closeted Republicans (and hopefully locally closeted Democrats) and we'll always get what we want.

Of course kicking out somebody with an 88 HRC rating and possibly replacing them with someone as low as ZERO HRC rating is good gay strategy too.

With up to two-thirds of the voting populace approving anti-gay marriage state amendments it's nice to know the Democrat gay community has it's eyes on the prize, choosing revenge over progress.
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