If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   "I'm embarrassed to call myself a Republican right now"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 178
    More: Obvious, Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud, Republican, CPAC, Margaret Hoover, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Dixiecrat, Martin O'Malley  
•       •       •

8263 clicks; posted to Politics » on 16 Mar 2013 at 11:24 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



178 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-16 05:05:38 AM
 So now Jimmy figures out that his party hates him? A bit slow on the uptake that one is.
 
2013-03-16 05:13:44 AM
Now?

It's been pretty bad for 20 years, at least.
 
2013-03-16 05:50:28 AM
Well, most Republicans are embarrassed that you call yourself one, as well. Maybe you should find a party that isn't full of hateful, small-minded bigots.
 
2013-03-16 07:02:29 AM
just right now?
 
2013-03-16 07:23:05 AM
The Republican party hates gays. You are gay. Why  is this a shocking revelation?
 
2013-03-16 07:54:59 AM
I'd be embarrassed if I were  Republican right now, too.
 
2013-03-16 07:56:03 AM
It's like a jewish nazi. Do you hear what their saying? At the very least they would have you put in a institution.
 
2013-03-16 08:06:35 AM

johnryan51: It's like a jewish nazi. Do you hear what their saying? At the very least they would have you put in a institution.


Reagan closed them all, so they'll just have to be released onto the streets, homeless.
 
2013-03-16 09:01:38 AM
So is being republican like race or something and you have no control over it?

/registered republican till 1999
//bailed on the crazy 15 years ago
 
2013-03-16 09:04:38 AM

m3000: The Republican party hates gays. You are gay. Why  is this a shocking revelation?


i911.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-16 09:28:37 AM
That's ok, most Republicans I know have been calling themselves Independent or Libertarian since '06 or so.
 
2013-03-16 09:45:37 AM
I understand people having many conservative values and beliefs. The thing is though the GOP has very few teuly conservative values and beliefs right now.

And why the hell would anyone identify with a group that displays so much hatred toward you?
 
2013-03-16 09:55:11 AM
Someone asplain again why a party that excludes so many wonders why they get so few votes?
 
2013-03-16 10:15:21 AM
Because only the living and legal vote for them.
 
2013-03-16 10:22:40 AM
FTA: Asked why GOProud endorsed candidates like Mitt Romney, who supported an constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, said that was old news.

AKA, "inconvenient to admit".
 
2013-03-16 10:24:04 AM

IronTom: Because only the living and legal vote for them.


What is this I don't even
 
2013-03-16 10:33:06 AM
My fellow Republicans,
Last night I kissed a man named Terry. Greg, you were on break at the time. And I learned something...

We're wrong about gays. I was wrong...

and I taught my boy wrong.

It turns out that being gay is not a choice. It's true. Believe me, I tried, and it didn't work. The Log Cabin delegates trying to get in tonight didn't choose to be gay, but they did choose to be Republicans.

Even though, as Republicans, we used bashing them as the backbone of our last presidential election, they're still sticking with us. By God, these people love America as much as they love brunch.

You know what else is a choice? Being a Democrat. Democrats weren't born Democrats. They chose to be Democrats. I'm not telling you to stop hating. I just want you to hate where hate deserves. Hating gays is hate we could be using on the Democrats!

We shouldn't discriminate against gays. We should get more of them to be Republicans. They're supporting the economy by buying high-end appliances and teacup poodles.

Do you want manufacturers of super-tight T-shirts to go out of business?

No!

Would you forsake Socrates, Plato and Grandpa Walton?

No!

There's room for everyone. We all belong in the GOP. So come on, David Geffen, get on board Nathan Lane, come on, Johnny Depp...

Really? You would have thought with the tiny glasses.

So come on, L.A. Sparks, come on half the population of Palm Springs. Oh, who are we kidding, come on all of Palm Springs. Come on, Anne Heche, you confused son of a biatch. Come under the big tent. The Grand Ol' Party just got grander.

In the words of the Founding Father of the Republican party, Abraham Lincoln, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." And that house, my friends, will be resurfaced with an aged-lime wash and flipped for a profit!


 ibdp.huluim.com
 
2013-03-16 10:39:48 AM
Um, perhaps its because nearly all of the democratic party has become Diet GOPTM and the republicans have gone to GOP X-TREMETM

Perhaps its the lefties in the US who should be a little embarrassed.
 
2013-03-16 10:44:43 AM
Gay Republican = I care more about my bank account than I do about my rights.
 
2013-03-16 11:01:45 AM

Krymson Tyde: I understand people having many conservative values and beliefs. The thing is though the GOP has very few teuly conservative values and beliefs right now.

And why the hell would anyone identify with a group that displays so much hatred toward you?


I've got a Southern gay friend who loves Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan. He's very into the Tea Party bullshiat and thinks Obama is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country. (And Mexicans. Don't forget the Mexicans.)

I have tried to talk to him about his counterproductive political affiliation, but he refuses to discuss politics with anybody who didn't vote for Romney. So we just don't talk about it.

Actually, it's been a long time since we've talked about anything. I really hate how people have started defining and isolating themselves along political lines over the past several years. I don't think it's accidental though. I think it's exactly what our puppetmasters want.
 
2013-03-16 11:19:35 AM

people: Um, perhaps its because nearly all of the democratic party has become Diet GOPTM and the republicans have gone to GOP X-TREMETM

Perhaps its the lefties in the US who should be a little embarrassed.


Which parts are Diet GOP? The gay marriage? The tax raises for the wealthy 1%? The gun control?
 
2013-03-16 11:20:17 AM
You're simply pretending to be ashamed.  If you really were, you would have left the party.  You just simply don't want to criticize the party, so you choose the fraud of embarrassment to criticize without actually criticizing.
 
2013-03-16 11:30:38 AM
A moment of clarity from a gay Republican? Well, we'll see, depending on whether he decides to leave the party or double down.
 
2013-03-16 11:31:25 AM
The Democratic Party used to be anti-gay, too.  It took decades of hard work by gay Democrats to change that.  I think it's important that gay Republicans are trying to turn their party around.  Why have only one gay positive party when we can have two?
 
2013-03-16 11:32:17 AM
THEN STOP.

I did. Didn't want  them representing me any more, so after 20 years of membership I quit the party. It's not that hard, just... do it. Gay rights are hardly the only position the GOP has their heads up their asses about. How wrong the party is on the obvious stuff (gay rights, civil liberties, drug policy) is to me a good indication of how wrong they are on the stuff that's more complex (the economy).
 
2013-03-16 11:32:25 AM
Who knew that gay people sometimes can live in denial, and overcompensate by trying to be "normal"?

EARTH TO QUARZ...GOP HAET U
 
2013-03-16 11:32:57 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Which parts are Diet GOP? The gay marriage? The tax raises for the wealthy 1%? The gun control?


He might have meant "Diet GOP" as in "A true centre-right conservative party," which would be pretty accurate.
 
2013-03-16 11:34:34 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: He might have meant "Diet GOP" as in "A true centre-right conservative party," which would be pretty accurate.


... Oh, who am I kidding, he's a BSABing idiot. :P
 
2013-03-16 11:34:57 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-16 11:37:27 AM
I'll start voting republican as soon as candidates start looking less like bible thumping asshole bosses and more like intellectuals who are conservative fiscally, supportive of the middle class and small businesses but dont give a damn how you live your life.
 
2013-03-16 11:37:49 AM

mongbiohazard: THEN STOP.

I did. Didn't want  them representing me any more, so after 20 years of membership I quit the party. It's not that hard, just... do it. Gay rights are hardly the only position the GOP has their heads up their asses about. How wrong the party is on the obvious stuff (gay rights, civil liberties, drug policy) is to me a good indication of how wrong they are on the stuff that's more complex (the economy).


Actually, it takes a real dumbass to try to defend the Republicans as being right on anything nowadays.  That a political party could take positions on every single goddamn issue that run contrary to the interests of the American people is surprising enough, but that they have so many people kissing their asses for it --begging for more-- is truly disheartening.

/Whatever happened to Kansas?
 
2013-03-16 11:38:08 AM
FTFA: "People aren't going to vote for you if they think you hate their family and friends."

We don't THINK the GOP hates our gay friends and family members.  We farking KNOW the GOP hates our gay friends and family.
 
2013-03-16 11:38:31 AM

Xythero: The Democratic Party used to be anti-gay, too.  It took decades of hard work by gay Democrats to change that.  I think it's important that gay Republicans are trying to turn their party around.  Why have only one gay positive party when we can have two?



Any opposition in the Democratic party was generally based on either a fear of the right wing (and appearing too liberal) or traditionalist religious resistances regarding marriage.  Democrats tended to favor civil rights for all following the modern divergence of the parties in the latter half of the 20th century.  It was possible to chip away at Dem opposition to gay rights in part because the hypocrisy of not eventually doing so was built into their liberal views on blacks and women.

Not so for the GOP.  There is very little leverage there to convince them they're being hypocritical in their exclusion of gays.  In fact, it's often cited as part of their platform, and is apparently viewed as a religious mandate that helps separate them from Dems.

So it's not the same as just getting Dems to extend the reach of civil rights efforts already in place.
 
2013-03-16 11:39:12 AM

people: Um, perhaps its because nearly all of the democratic party has become Diet GOPTM and the republicans have gone to GOP X-TREMETM

Perhaps its the lefties in the US who should be a little embarrassed.


GOP Bawndo, it's what plants crave.
 
2013-03-16 11:40:44 AM
blogs.citypages.com
 
2013-03-16 11:41:55 AM

rynthetyn: So now Jimmy figures out that his party hates him? A bit slow on the uptake that one is.


David Rakoff wrote a good essay about the Log Cabin Republicans and other gay conservatives.  Basically, there is a huge amount of cognitive dissonance there that can be boiled down to: if we work really hard and try not to offend them, we can change their attitudes!
 
2013-03-16 11:43:41 AM
People aren't going to vote for you if they think you hate their family and friends.

They don't just hate you.  They harbor a fantasy where you are an abomination to their god.  That goes way deeper than hate.  They're pretty much your mortal enemies.
 
2013-03-16 11:45:09 AM

EbolaNYC: people: Um, perhaps its because nearly all of the democratic party has become Diet GOPTM and the republicans have gone to GOP X-TREMETM

Perhaps its the lefties in the US who should be a little embarrassed.

GOP Bawndo, it's what plants crave.


It's got Election-ites!
 
2013-03-16 11:46:44 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: David Rakoff wrote a good essay about the Log Cabin Republicans and other gay conservatives.  Basically, there is a huge amount of cognitive dissonance there that can be boiled down to: if we work really hard and try not to offend them, we can change their attitudes!


Somebody needs to point out to them that black people have been trying to change their attitudes since the civil rights era, and they haven't gotten anywhere yet, as shown by the atomic derpsplosion following Obama's election.

It's like trying to teach a flounder how to count.
 
2013-03-16 11:47:46 AM

edmo: Someone asplain again why a party that excludes so many wonders why they get so few votes?


I've got this weird feeling that a lot of Republicans/conservatives have got the wrong meaning of 'right' stuck in their heads. As in, "Well, we're called the right wing because we're right!" So, going from that, it's natural that they'd be confused. "How can people not be voting for us? We're RIGHT."
 
ecl
2013-03-16 11:49:11 AM

scottydoesntknow: My fellow Republicans,
Last night I kissed a man named Terry. Greg, you were on break at the time. And I learned something...

We're wrong about gays. I was wrong...

and I taught my boy wrong.

It turns out that being gay is not a choice. It's true. Believe me, I tried, and it didn't work. The Log Cabin delegates trying to get in tonight didn't choose to be gay, but they did choose to be Republicans.

Even though, as Republicans, we used bashing them as the backbone of our last presidential election, they're still sticking with us. By God, these people love America as much as they love brunch.

You know what else is a choice? Being a Democrat. Democrats weren't born Democrats. They chose to be Democrats. I'm not telling you to stop hating. I just want you to hate where hate deserves. Hating gays is hate we could be using on the Democrats!

We shouldn't discriminate against gays. We should get more of them to be Republicans. They're supporting the economy by buying high-end appliances and teacup poodles.

Do you want manufacturers of super-tight T-shirts to go out of business?

No!

Would you forsake Socrates, Plato and Grandpa Walton?

No!

There's room for everyone. We all belong in the GOP. So come on, David Geffen, get on board Nathan Lane, come on, Johnny Depp...

Really? You would have thought with the tiny glasses.

So come on, L.A. Sparks, come on half the population of Palm Springs. Oh, who are we kidding, come on all of Palm Springs. Come on, Anne Heche, you confused son of a biatch. Come under the big tent. The Grand Ol' Party just got grander.

In the words of the Founding Father of the Republican party, Abraham Lincoln, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." And that house, my friends, will be resurfaced with an aged-lime wash and flipped for a profit!

 [ibdp.huluim.com image 512x288]


Seth nailed that.
 
2013-03-16 11:51:13 AM
But he still calls himself a Republican, so fark him.  He can take his self-hating bullshiat with him.
 
2013-03-16 11:53:15 AM
Yeah, this is just another example of how the Republicans fetishize shame and guilt.  When most rational people feel shame, they do something to alleviate it.  Not Righties.  That's their default position.  That's normal.
 
2013-03-16 11:53:16 AM

Ghastly: Gay Republican = I care more about my bank account than I do about my rights.


Or female Republican, for that matter.

Fluorescent Testicle: whizbangthedirtfarmer: David Rakoff wrote a good essay about the Log Cabin Republicans and other gay conservatives.  Basically, there is a huge amount of cognitive dissonance there that can be boiled down to: if we work really hard and try not to offend them, we can change their attitudes!

Somebody needs to point out to them that black people have been trying to change their attitudes since the civil rights era, and they haven't gotten anywhere yet, as shown by the atomic derpsplosion following Obama's election.


And let's not forget that many Jews tried the exact same thing in Nazi Germany.

/Godwin'd
 
2013-03-16 11:58:23 AM

EbolaNYC: I'll start voting republican as soon as candidates start looking less like bible thumping asshole bosses and more like intellectuals who are conservative fiscally, supportive of the middle class and small businesses but dont give a damn how you live your life.


On the fiscal front, the Great Republican Idea is austerity during an economic recovery.

They are more retarded on economic issues than they are on social ones.
 
ecl
2013-03-16 11:58:36 AM

born_yesterday: But he still calls himself a Republican, so fark him.  He can take his self-hating bullshiat with him.


Logical Fallacy.  No party supports you or your lifestyle 100%.  Potheads vote for Democrats b/c they think they are the lesser of two evils or because SINGLE ISSUE VOTERS ARE F*CKING IDIOTS.
 
2013-03-16 12:01:13 PM

ecl: born_yesterday: But he still calls himself a Republican, so fark him.  He can take his self-hating bullshiat with him.

Logical Fallacy.  No party supports you or your lifestyle 100%.  Potheads vote for Democrats b/c they think they are the lesser of two evils or because SINGLE ISSUE VOTERS ARE F*CKING IDIOTS.


What if that single issue is whether or not you're a tool of Satan to be eliminated from society, and all the world's problems are because of your sexual identity and failure to convert to Xtianity?  I'd say that's a bit more of a dealbreaker than, say, who's more of a nazi when it comes to weed.
 
2013-03-16 12:03:18 PM
Only just now? It's been pretty embarrassing to call yourself a Republican for at least a decade.
 
2013-03-16 12:06:31 PM

ecl: born_yesterday: But he still calls himself a Republican, so fark him.  He can take his self-hating bullshiat with him.

Logical Fallacy.  No party supports you or your lifestyle 100%.  Potheads vote for Democrats b/c they think they are the lesser of two evils or because SINGLE ISSUE VOTERS ARE F*CKING IDIOTS.


I don't know about you, but if a political party believes that ~20% of their countrymen are abominations who should be cleansed from the earth, then I will never vote for its candidates no matter its stance on other issues.
 
2013-03-16 12:06:55 PM

Asked why GOProud endorsed candidates like Mitt Romney, who supported an constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, said that was old news.
"Mitt Romney is as relevant as Mike Dukakis is now," he said. "So let's not talk about the past. I know that it's embarrassing to call yourself a Republican right now. I'm embarrassed to call myself a Republican right now. The question is, 'Are we going to be able to build new coalition that can win, that includes gay people, or not? Are they going to become the Dixiecrats or are they gong to go on and win elections?'"


It was less then SIX farkING MONTHS AGO, YOU STUPID shiat.
 
Displayed 50 of 178 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report