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(Huffington Post)   This week's Republican who bribed guys to cover up a gay affair is **spins the wheel** Charlie Crist   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 111
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2012-06-09 09:44:29 AM
Are there really people that think he is straight?
 
2012-06-09 10:31:21 AM
I'm sure he'll come up with another convenient girlfriend or fiancé like he does for most elections.
 
2012-06-09 10:32:08 AM
Maybe he's "just bi?"
 
2012-06-09 10:33:19 AM
Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt
 
2012-06-09 10:33:45 AM
Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.
 
2012-06-09 10:34:58 AM

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Really, it does. Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.
 
2012-06-09 10:37:09 AM

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..
 
2012-06-09 10:43:38 AM
Why don't these people just admit that they are gay, bi, whatever? It's 2012. Most people don't give a crap anymore. I know Wade Davis just came out, but when will an active athlete be open?
 
2012-06-09 10:46:03 AM

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?
i.huffpost.com

That's the face of a man who wants a woman RIGHT NOW. Definitely not gay.
 
2012-06-09 10:48:46 AM

ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.


Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.
 
2012-06-09 10:50:30 AM
JERRY JERRY JERRY
 
2012-06-09 10:51:32 AM
[Obvious]
 
2012-06-09 10:56:50 AM
www.sourceradio.com

"Jesus, Crist"
 
2012-06-09 10:57:56 AM

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


Oh please.
 
2012-06-09 10:58:52 AM

Tax Boy: "Jesus, Crist"


Nice!
 
2012-06-09 10:59:22 AM

pgh9fan: I know Wade Davis just came out, but when will an active athlete be open?



Probably a few weeks after never -- or as long as there are locker rooms.
 
2012-06-09 11:04:04 AM
Charlie Crist is gay?

No whey, man. There's never been any hint or allegation to that effect about him.


Just knock me over with a feather boa.



This changes everything. I'm voting for Obama now.
 
2012-06-09 11:05:20 AM

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Agreed.

Snarfangel: How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?


Gay people don't always look gay and straight people don't always look straight. This was a bigoted comment and you should feel like a bigot.

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


fark you. That's all your comment warrants, but I'll give it even more: fark you, asshole.

He's not part of the bigot wing of the GOP. Leave him alone. Even if he is in the closet, and I'm not saying he is, that's his choice. Not cool, guys. Not cool.
 
2012-06-09 11:06:50 AM
The money changing hands thing turns this into something cheap and tawdry.
Why didn't he just blow them?
 
2012-06-09 11:08:01 AM
Yeah, that's not suspicious at all. A guy who was literally run out of his party for being moderate and accused of being gay over and over again is facing what looks to be extortion by someone trying to paint him as gay?

Shocker. The reality bubble the right wing lives in is so strong that they're literally extorting people to match their world-view now.
 
2012-06-09 11:10:20 AM

tomWright: OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


I want your whole family to die. Because you said this stupid, stupid thing, I want them all to perish in agony.
 
2012-06-09 11:13:11 AM
Occasionally I see a Republican congressman publicly state that his party is wasting time and energy and alienating voters by opposing equal protection for gays; I think the guys that do this are probably straight.

The Republicans that scream for gays to be squashed like bugs I expect spend all of their off-time intimately joined to three other guys.

Hairy ones, at that.
 
2012-06-09 11:13:29 AM
lol
 
2012-06-09 11:14:24 AM
I first read that as Chris Christie.
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-09 11:17:03 AM
Everyone knew this. Hell, he used to have his sister chaperone his dates (I know a close friend of the family from back in the day).
 
2012-06-09 11:21:19 AM

thurstonxhowell: Snarfangel: How can you look at his picture and think otherwise?

Gay people don't always look gay and straight people don't always look straight. This was a bigoted comment and you should feel like a bigot.


I apologize. I should never have assumed Charlie Crist was gay.
 
2012-06-09 11:25:57 AM

tomWright: lol


indeed.

/BURN! FOREVER! RAR!
 
2012-06-09 11:27:57 AM

spankymacfarland2001: I first read that as Chris Christie.
[farm1.static.flickr.com image 500x312]


You're not alone. I even went so far as to look at the picture in the article and wonder if he had lost a ton of weight.
 
2012-06-09 11:33:17 AM
Outrage (2009)

Just watched this movie on Netflix, I thought it was pretty good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049400/

/totally gay
//closet case
///internalized homophobia anyone? :(
 
2012-06-09 11:48:58 AM

mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?


Republicans did; then again, they deny reality at every turn.
 
2012-06-09 11:51:55 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-09 11:54:41 AM

TravisBickle62: Except that's not what the article says, looks like an extortion attempt


Actually, it looks to me like the "extortion attempt" is his attempt to defuse the allegations. It's basically what almost every politician does at first when confronted with allegations of secret gayness, shout "he's lying!"
 
2012-06-09 11:58:29 AM

tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.


Nicely played, sir.
 
2012-06-09 12:00:20 PM

runnenat: Outrage (2009)

Just watched this movie on Netflix, I thought it was pretty good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049400/

/totally gay
//closet case
///internalized homophobia anyone? :(


Thanks for the note. The movie is on Netflix Instant Queue if anyone wants to check it out. It's by the guy who did This Movie is Not Rated, Kirby Dick.
 
2012-06-09 12:00:52 PM
I'd be more concerned about the allegation that he tried to run people over with a golf cart.
 
2012-06-09 12:06:08 PM

tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.


5/10. You're getting bites.
 
2012-06-09 12:16:47 PM
I heard he used to be a pilot for John Travolta.

It was very lucrative.
 
2012-06-09 12:22:10 PM

Rwa2play: tomWright: ghare:
Crist would have been outed before this if he was gay.

Not necessarily. remember Jim McGreesy?

OK, McGreevey was a Dem so had press protection that a Rep would not get.

But McGreevey spent years married, (2 times), had two kids and could have continued like that for years or decades. He only came out because he made bad decision to appoint his gay lover to an important government state office that required national security clearance he could not get, which even the NJ press could not ignore. And that is saying a lot. If he just kept it quiet, he would still be on the down low.

5/10. You're getting bites.


The sad thing is, it's the truth:
Golan Cipel controversy

McGreevey's Homo/Bi-sexuality was a studiously ignored topic in NJ politics for years. Even now openly gay politicians face tough problems with public acceptance in the majority of the country, back then, (not that long ago) it was worse. Reporters and party insiders on both sides knew about it, but kept mum. Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.

If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.
 
2012-06-09 12:23:00 PM

ghare: Maybe he's "just bi?"


No such thing. Either you suck dongs or you don't.
 
2012-06-09 12:26:10 PM

tomWright: f he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't.


Yes, it's a huge conspiracy.

tomWright: Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.


LOL!
 
2012-06-09 12:34:36 PM

X-boxershorts: mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?

I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..


23% "roughly coincides" with 35%??

do you know how I know that you don't know the meaning of both "roughly" and "coincide" ?
 
2012-06-09 12:36:54 PM

King Something: Except he's not a Republican anymore.

He got kicked out of the Party in 2010 before the election for daring to shake President Obama's hand rather than spit in it.


Actually he left the party because he knew he didnt have a chance in hell of winning the Senate nomination over Rubio and ran as an independent.

Also, Crist being gay was about the worst kept secret in Tallahassee.

Greer also left threatening messages on Rick Scott's voicemail. That guy is a piece of work.
 
2012-06-09 12:38:57 PM
Whether he's gay or not, threatening to ask questions at a deposition is hardly evidence of anything but a sleazy attorney.

If fact, it just leads me to think his client is guilty.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:24 PM

tomWright: If he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't. Hell, even my gaydar went off every time I saw him, and mine is usually off because I don't care.


You don't care so much you had to run in here with a false equivocation.
 
2012-06-09 12:39:27 PM

pgh9fan: Why don't these people just admit that they are gay, bi, whatever? It's 2012. Most people don't give a crap anymore.


Yeah, you're right. No one cares anymore. In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage actually thought they were voting for American Idol.
 
2012-06-09 12:40:58 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: X-boxershorts: mrshowrules: Are there really people that think he is straight?

I'd estimate that a random sampling would find that some 23% of the electorate still clings to this belief.

Oddly enough, that would roughly coincide with George W Bush's approval ratings as his 2nd term ground to a close..

23% "roughly coincides" with 35%??

do you know how I know that you don't know the meaning of both "roughly" and "coincide" ?


Bush hit new lows of 28% in 2008. I don't know where the hell you got your numbers from.
 
2012-06-09 12:41:48 PM

ImpendingCynic: In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage


[citation needed]
 
2012-06-09 12:42:27 PM

ImpendingCynic: Yeah, you're right. No one cares anymore. In fact, the residents of the 30 or so states that banned gay marriage actually thought they were voting for American Idol.


That wouldn't be far from the real truth. Most who voted for such bans have little or any clue what the hell it actually meant.
 
2012-06-09 12:42:51 PM

Fart_Machine: tomWright: f he had been a Rep, he would have been outed as a hypocrite by some activist-reporter. But he wasn't.

Yes, it's a huge conspiracy.

tomWright: Dems had a popular guy with McG, and didn't want the negative reaction from the voters and the Reps didn't want to be called bigots.

LOL!


Conspiracy? No. Just a matter of not being mean to those you agree with. He may have been a hypocrite, but he was their hypocrite.

And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots, like democrats do not like to be called soft on crime.

Whether the label is true or not, and to what degree, is irrelevant.
 
2012-06-09 12:44:34 PM

tomWright: And yeah, republicans do not like to be called bigots


Yeah, you're right. They just talk about how they are allowed to be intolerant because religion. But they don't want to be called bigots?

Come on. Get real.
 
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