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(Yahoo)   Openly gay, pro gay marriage, pro choice Republican running for Congressional seat in Massachusetts. Yes, you read that right   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2012-06-05 08:59:01 AM  
FTA: "Is the GOP ready for its own gay candidate?"

I assume the author meant 'ready for its own openly gay candidate?'
 
2012-06-05 09:08:43 AM  
Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.
 
2012-06-05 09:16:24 AM  
"I consider myself a live and let live Republican. I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom," Tisei says.

If the GOP actually took this stance nationwide, and not just in bathroom stalls, they'd be beating the democrats in most elections.
 
2012-06-05 09:20:45 AM  
"I consider myself a live and let live Republican. I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom,"

So you're the one....
 
2012-06-05 09:26:09 AM  
Yeah, MA Republicans are generally less insane then their counterparts in other parts of the country... Still not going to vote for any of them ever again. If you got the stink of the GOP on you, you're telling me you don't give a shiat about people like my family in the lower middle class.
 
2012-06-05 10:25:23 AM  
"I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?

I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom," Tisei says. On social issues he says the parties needs to "have advocates on both sides of the isle or you're never going to have true equality."

Someone should tell him he's not a Republican.

But on economic issues like health care, Tisei is lock step with most Republican candidates. "Definitely repeal it, I think it's a job killer....it's going to bankrupt the country." he said.

Oh, there we go. Yeah, cuz before that bill was passed this country's finances were fabulous.
 
2012-06-05 10:27:44 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?

I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom," Tisei says. On social issues he says the parties needs to "have advocates on both sides of the isle or you're never going to have true equality."

Someone should tell him he's not a Republican.

But on economic issues like health care, Tisei is lock step with most Republican candidates. "Definitely repeal it, I think it's a job killer....it's going to bankrupt the country." he said.

Oh, there we go. Yeah, cuz before that bill was passed this country's finances were fabulous.


I bet that's exactly the word he'd use to describe it, too.
 
2012-06-05 10:53:24 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican. I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom,"

So you're the one....


I was going to say, "He's ideologically consistent. He's farked."

We do need some trailblazers, though.
 
2012-06-05 11:24:25 AM  

Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.


Even LePage (what I've seen of him, anyway) isn't derp-set-at-11 retarded. He so far seems pretty fair...relatively speaking. And of course, people like Collins and Snowe have always been more rational. Collins is even supported by some LGBT groups, IIRC...

Cythraul: But on economic issues like health care, Tisei is lock step with most Republican candidates. "Definitely repeal it, I think it's a job killer....it's going to bankrupt the country." he said.

Oh, there we go. Yeah, cuz before that bill was passed this country's finances were fabulous.

I bet that's exactly the word he'd use to describe it, too.


lulz.
 
2012-06-05 11:25:00 AM  

RINO!!!

 
2012-06-05 11:27:52 AM  
How long before Rush and the other talking heads tear him apart and drive him from the party?
 
2012-06-05 11:29:13 AM  
It doesn't matter if this single representative is openly gay, pro gay marriage, and pro choice. He will be subsumed into the national party and the national party's agenda, which is opposed to all of those things. All he is is a vote for a Republican Speaker.
 
2012-06-05 11:29:16 AM  

Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.


So why the hell haven't they jumped a sinking ship and switched over to being Democrats or some third party that doesn't have quite as sordid a history, like Nationalist Socialist or something.
/spot the heavily applied sarcasm
 
2012-06-05 11:31:35 AM  
He's running on a platform of self-loathing and Stockholm Syndrome.
 
2012-06-05 11:31:43 AM  
On social issues he says the parties needs to "have advocates on both sides of the isle or you're never going to have true equality."

Isle of Man?
 
2012-06-05 11:32:19 AM  
Isn't this guy just a Libertarian?

And he also appears to be clueless. Obamacare is the GOP's dream health plan for the country. It farking came straight from the Heritage Foundation. Requiring everyone to carry private health insurance will do the opposite of bankrupting the country - it should be a massive cost saver and the CBO has always taken that position. I still feel that Single Payer can save the whole country a ton of money by instituting cost controls over an industry that quite frankly does not follow capitalistic rules at all.
 
2012-06-05 11:33:03 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?


*narrows eyes*

what did you call me?
 
2012-06-05 11:33:06 AM  
I don't care how moderate they are. They're still going to jump on board the GOP crazy train once it comes time to vote, if they want to keep their jobs.
 
2012-06-05 11:34:29 AM  

what_now: Don't Troll Me Bro!: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?

*narrows eyes*

what did you call me?


A robo! You know, a robot hobo?
 
2012-06-05 11:37:32 AM  
Look buddy, good for you. You aren't a knuckle dragging troglodyte like the rest of your party. But you vote with them. Which means you're never getting my vote.

Scott Brown isn't the worst senator in the world. But I want more than that, and I live in Massachusetts, so I'm can get better* elected representatives.


*offer not valid for role of Senior Senator
 
2012-06-05 11:38:03 AM  

Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.


The owner of this car (Bill Hudak) got 43% of the vote in the last MA-6 (North Shore/Cape Ann) congressional election:

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-05 11:39:06 AM  

xanadian: Even LePage (what I've seen of him, anyway) isn't derp-set-at-11 retarded. He so far seems pretty fair...relatively speaking. And of course, people like Collins and Snowe have always been more rational. Collins is even supported by some LGBT groups, IIRC...


Are you serious? He's on a slash-'n'-burn mission against DHHS, Maine Housing, Labor, Teachers, etc. He's supported (and signed) three tax cuts that disproprotionately help Maine's wealthiest and has acted like a bully with the mouth of a drunken sailor all the while.

Though, he is certainly the exception in the NE GOP, not the rule.
 
2012-06-05 11:39:28 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican. I think the government should get off your back, out of your wallet and away from the bedroom,"

So you're the one....


His campaign song:

♫One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It's the loneliest number since the number one♫
 
2012-06-05 11:41:34 AM  

qorkfiend: what_now: Don't Troll Me Bro!: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?

*narrows eyes*

what did you call me?

A robo! You know, a robot hobo?


Oh OH I thought you said romo
 
2012-06-05 11:41:44 AM  
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2012-06-05 11:46:43 AM  
Wha? He doesn't want government interfering with individual liberties? Derpcon three, people! We might actually have a Small Government Republican in front of us, and that can't be allowed because that'll interfere with the theocratic strategy!
 
2012-06-05 11:46:45 AM  

Tyrano Soros: RINO!!!


Perhaps in Texas but in Massachusetts he is a conservative Republican.
 
2012-06-05 11:49:24 AM  

Tyrano Soros: RINO!!!


FABULOUS RINO!

 
2012-06-05 11:50:45 AM  
Nice, he gets to play the role of the token homo that the GOP points to in order to prove that they're totally not raging bigots.
 
2012-06-05 11:52:38 AM  

CPennypacker: qorkfiend: what_now: Don't Troll Me Bro!: "I consider myself a live and let live Republican.

A what now?

*narrows eyes*

what did you call me?

A robo! You know, a robot hobo?

Oh OH I thought you said romo


No offense intended, my filthy friend.
 
2012-06-05 11:55:14 AM  
OMG! A Republican who isn't a backwards bigot! We must elect this man immediately no matter how disastrous his economic policies are!
 
2012-06-05 11:55:38 AM  

what_now: Look buddy, good for you. You aren't a knuckle dragging troglodyte like the rest of your party. But you vote with them. Which means you're never getting my vote.

Scott Brown isn't the worst senator in the world. But I want more than that, and I live in Massachusetts, so I'm can get better* elected representatives.


ditto on all counts. On top of that i have to question the mindset of an openly gay person voting for the GOP. Why would you openly support people who are implacible opposed to your existence and would gladly (given half a chance) see your life criminalized and you dead?
 
2012-06-05 11:56:46 AM  

Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.


New England Republicans are indeed closer to Democrats than their fellow Republicans in other parts of the country.

I still wouldn't vote for one, because the majority of Congressional Republicans are either full Teabagger retards, or cuckolded by the Tea Party. No need to give the obstructionist, anti-gay, anti-stability, economic terrorists that comprise Republicans in Congress any more power.
 
2012-06-05 12:11:17 PM  
I'm sure he actually is in favor of gay marriage and repealing DOMA. I'm just as sure that he believes that getting rid of Obamacare, getting rid of Obama, cutting taxes to 0%, cutting out all social programs, privatizing medicare and social security, re-invading Iraq and Afghanistan, bombing Iran and Syria, outlawing abortion, enacting nationwide voter-ID laws, kicking out all the illegal immigrants, and re-animating the corpse of Ronald Reagan should come first and only then should we get around to acknowledging the civil rights of gays.
 
2012-06-05 12:14:53 PM  
I'm tempted to use gay slurs about this man so some righteous republican can point out the hypocrisy of the left that we really hate gay people or something. I've seen that comment so often in threads about the Narnia dwellers I have this strange desire to see it be a justified accusation just once.
 
2012-06-05 12:17:34 PM  

Jerkwater: On social issues he says the parties needs to "have advocates on both sides of the isle or you're never going to have true equality."

Isle of Man?


Isle of View.

And he's putting the cart before the horse on that one.
 
2012-06-05 12:27:37 PM  
A gay, pro-choice Republican? What's he worried about? It's not like he's going to knock some poor girl up.
 
2012-06-05 12:41:14 PM  
If you're gay, openly or otherwise, and you vote for Republicans, or identify yourself as a Republican......you need to take advantage of the advances in mental health the medical community has made. Don't misunderstand me; I'm not saying being gay is a mental illness. I'm saying being gay and being a Republican at the same time is. There's voting against your best interests, and then there's voting for a party that would love nothing more than to eradicate you from the face of the earth.
 
2012-06-05 01:13:39 PM  

Born to Die: Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.

The owner of this car (Bill Hudak) got 43% of the vote in the last MA-6 (North Shore/Cape Ann) congressional election:

[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x375]


Oh, I remember his campaign workers swarming all over downtown Newburyport back then. The vehicle had giant douche face on each side that looked something like this:

www1.whdh.com
 
2012-06-05 01:21:27 PM  

Tyrano Soros: RINO!!!


Stopped by to make sure this was mentioned, also want to make sure that pandering (since Obama's stance on the gays) is certainly an option as well.
 
2012-06-05 01:29:34 PM  

Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.


Yup-- "Massachusetts Republicans" are their own breed apart. It's one of the labels Gov. Romney has had to work hard to overcome (to limited success). Luckily, his multistate residency let him rely on Utah and Michigan as his home states, somehow.

More to the point, this is what some Republicans used to be about: limited government interference, supreme personal freedoms, and social equality. That combination was once the foundation of the party, and it was, for a brief time, alluring to both social liberals and social conservatives. A real Republican shouldn't care about sexual proclivities because a real Republican would know that personal lives are outwith the scope of government.

Sadly, the Bush family's successes and the resultant Teabaggers have hijacked the party so hard that this non-story now seems groundbreaking, and that party have spiralled deeper and deeper into derpitude.

Rann Xerox: FABULOUS RINO!


I think you mean:

Rinestone!




tlchwi02: Why would you openly support people who are implacible opposed to your existence and would gladly (given half a chance) see your life criminalized and you dead?


Every so often, there are people who don't believe that their personal sexual preferences are the sum total of their lives. Clearly, the Republican party has no issue with homosexuals-- they only take issue with openly gay folk. In Massachusetts, where Republicans can be more liberal than most states' Democrats, sexual bent isn't really that big an issue, and gay citizens can be whatever they want-- even Republicans. It's a great Commonwealth, it is, and much maligned for its old glory.
 
2012-06-05 01:44:19 PM  

Wendy's Chili: OMG! A Republican who isn't a backwards bigot! We must elect this man immediately no matter how disastrous his economic policies are!


Now now. Nothing wrong with a bit of positive reinforcement. Doesn't mean I'd vote for him if I lived there.
 
2012-06-05 02:15:33 PM  
Bill Weld was all that except for the gay.
 
2012-06-05 02:25:08 PM  
dailycollegian.com

Here's the 'RINO' in question.

I see the game engine has spawned yet another 'Generic_Politician_045' mob again. Yes, I'm making fun of his look. Yes, I'm shallow and pedantic.
 
2012-06-05 04:47:22 PM  
Tisei is considered by top Republicans to be one of the top GOP candidates challenging incumbents this election
Is the RNC giving money to him then, because I wonder how the Religious Right is going to feel about it.
 
2012-06-05 05:25:43 PM  

xpisblack: Sadly, the Bush family's successes and the resultant Teabaggers have hijacked the party


It started with Reagan, actually.
 
2012-06-05 05:38:04 PM  

Epoch_Zero: xpisblack: Sadly, the Bush family's successes and the resultant Teabaggers have hijacked the party

It started with Reagan, actually.


Not really. He openly courted them, but this problem is a long time coming. Eisenhower let them get a foot in the door to the White House (admittedly, reluctantly). But it goes further back than him.
 
2012-06-05 05:56:31 PM  

keylock71: Yeah, MA Republicans are generally less insane then their counterparts in other parts of the country... Still not going to vote for any of them ever again. If you got the stink of the GOP on you, you're telling me you don't give a shiat about people like my family in the lower middle class.


You? I don't care about you. Your family is cool.
 
2012-06-05 05:57:23 PM  

Born to Die: Aarontology: Republicans here in New England generally aren't the full teabagger retards that you see everywhere else.

The owner of this car (Bill Hudak) got 43% of the vote in the last MA-6 (North Shore/Cape Ann) congressional election:

[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x375]


Nice photoshop ya got there BtD.
 
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