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(Gallup)   Ric Romero hands in the latest polling results on the political leanings of the LGBT community   (gallup.com) divider line 53
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2014-07-30 05:57:44 PM  
I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-30 06:06:49 PM  
Ric Romero was a flight attendant. He's probably one of them.

/DNRTFA
 
2014-07-30 06:09:37 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


Ugh.  I still find the position absolutely repugnant.  There really aren't particularly good reasons to support the Republican party anyway, but LGBT Americans should be especially wary of Republican politicians and politics.  I can't believe the number of gay Republicans is as high as 21%.

In my personal opinion, those people should be ashamed of themselves.
 
2014-07-30 06:10:50 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


I still can't see how that along could overcome the fact that the GOP think of LGBT folk as less deserving of civil rights.

What good are lower tax rates if the economy is going into the shiatter?
 
2014-07-30 06:13:50 PM  

SphericalTime: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

Ugh.  I still find the position absolutely repugnant.  There really aren't particularly good reasons to support the Republican party anyway, but LGBT Americans should be especially wary of Republican politicians and politics.  I can't believe the number of gay Republicans is as high as 21%.

In my personal opinion, those people should be ashamed of themselves.


My second explanation was that they already are.
 
2014-07-30 06:45:55 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


Probably racist, too.
 
2014-07-30 07:00:57 PM  
Yeah, I'm guessing LGBT folk are generally for the party that  doesn't want us treated like garbage, beaten, jailed and forced into religious conversion?

<click>

Well, you don't say.
 
2014-07-30 07:44:27 PM  

SphericalTime: I can't believe the number of gay Republicans is as high as 21%.


Maybe that's the percentage among Republican politicians...
americablog.com
On second thought, that's probably an understatement....
 
2014-07-30 07:54:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-30 08:19:25 PM  
Democrats: Come as you are.

Republicans: Come as we are. Better yet, don't come at all.
 
2014-07-30 08:19:30 PM  
Wow, are tax cuts that important to them?
 
2014-07-30 08:21:01 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


Not necessarily, in the case of one of my co-workers he was simply Filipino. He wasn't rich by any means, actually he and his family was pretty poor. But they were die hard patriots and saw the Republicans as the embodiment of "American Ideals(tm)". Loved that America fought to protect Freedom abroad, and hated Mexicans coming over the boarder.

He would also dance around in shorts (always shorts!) to Barbara Streisand and Cher.
 
2014-07-30 08:21:09 PM  
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2014-07-30 08:25:43 PM  
This just leads credence to the theory that there always seems to be around %20 of any group of people that are absolutely farking nuts.
 
2014-07-30 08:26:06 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


I know a couple gay Republicans who are in it strictly for the racism. But that's ok, there's plenty of homophobia in the black community so it equals out.
 
2014-07-30 08:38:09 PM  
They might be the sort of conservatives who think one's sex life is on one else's damn business and not a matter for politics. As P.E. Trudeau said "The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation." and he would have known all about that. Both ends of the political spectrum could stand to abide by his maxim, which along with the metric system, is among the few things on which I agree with the late Liberal prime minister.
 
2014-07-30 08:47:09 PM  

Skink Wrangler: They might be the sort of conservatives who think one's sex life is on one else's damn business and not a matter for politics.


Except that's the opposite of the Republican party platform. If that's their "reason" then it's moronic, because there's only one party who finds it anyone's business what people are doing with their naughty parts and it's not the Democrats...
 
2014-07-30 08:47:18 PM  

Skink Wrangler: the sort of conservatives who think one's sex life is on one else's damn business


See also:  Bigfoot, cheap gasoline..
 
2014-07-30 08:52:30 PM  
This just in: party platforms differ by region.

Republicans in the Northeast are a totally different breed than those in the midwest or south.
 
2014-07-30 08:52:31 PM  
20 years from now we're going to see billboards claiming "HARVEY MILK WAS A REPUBLICAN"
 
2014-07-30 08:52:52 PM  

EngineerAU: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I know a couple gay Republicans who are in it strictly for the racism. But that's ok, there's plenty of homophobia in the black community so it equals out.


True!  But the black homophobia doesn't have any impact on the Democratic platform, while the conservative homophobia most certainly does on the GOP's.  And given we're talking about party affiliation here, that's all that really matters.
 
2014-07-30 09:26:34 PM  

Shaggy_C: This just in: party platforms differ by region.

Republicans in the Northeast are a totally different breed than those in the midwest or south.


Hahaha, no.

The GOP has a national platform. By calling themselves republicans they're explicitly endorsing that platform. And the GOP platform is explicitly against marriage equality.

This has nothing to do with regions. Republicans everywhere are scum with regard to equal rights.
 
2014-07-30 09:27:47 PM  
What?  The party of chemical castration is having a hard time attracting LGBT voters?
 
2014-07-30 09:53:29 PM  
This is about a gallup poll, so these results may be off by 80-90 percent.  Their track record is pretty shiatty.
 
2014-07-30 10:36:34 PM  
Frank Newport is NOT Ric Romero... I was promised Ric Romero!!

/and punch and pie
 
2014-07-30 10:45:15 PM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


I met my first gay Republican last month. He said finances were more important than his rights.

He is not wealthy. And very very flamboyant.
 
2014-07-30 10:49:25 PM  
LGBTs who would support the GOP are like a flock of chickens who would support Colonel Sanders.
 
2014-07-30 10:50:43 PM  
True, the Republican party's position regarding rights of homosexuals has been lacking a bit, in that many Republican political candidates have advocate criminalization of homosexual behavior, but consider the following: one day, I may be extremely wealthy, and on that day I would prefer to have a much lower tax rate.
 
2014-07-30 10:50:46 PM  

m3000: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I met my first gay Republican last month. He said finances were more important than his rights.

He is not wealthy. And very very flamboyant.


His fortune won't save him from the ovens. A lot of wealthy Jewish people in the 1930's found that out the hard way.

(Not a Godwin if it's true)
 
2014-07-30 11:26:02 PM  

Burning_Monk: He would also dance around in shorts (always shorts!) to Barbara Streisand and Cher.


where do you work?
 
2014-07-30 11:29:32 PM  

m3000: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I met my first gay Republican last month. He said finances were more important than his rights.

He is not wealthy. And very very flamboyant.


If he thinks finance is more important that gay rights, why the hell is he a republican?  Those people have no idea how money, borrowing or taxes work.  Hell, wars are expensive, so keeping 2 of them off the books is pretty financiallystupid.  They claim they're the financially responsible party, and my niece claims she's a pretty, pretty unicorn.  Reality says otherwise.
 
2014-07-30 11:30:13 PM  

m3000: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I met my first gay Republican last month. He said finances were more important than his rights.

He is not wealthy. And very very flamboyant.


I guess he wants to make sure the 1% get their tax cuts.
 
2014-07-30 11:46:37 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [i.imgur.com image 384x189]


Oh Mister Lincoln!  You give me tha vapors.
 
2014-07-30 11:58:35 PM  

yeegrek: Wow, are tax cuts that important to them?


For me it comes down to this - the Democrats is completely ignorant of basic economics and constantly push bad economic policies. The GOP is completely ignorant of everything.

So what is one to do?

/I usually vote for the lizard people.
 
2014-07-30 11:58:51 PM  
Gee, I wonder why?? Could it be how the other side reacts to them? Acts against their interests??
 
2014-07-30 11:59:59 PM  

m3000: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I met my first gay Republican last month. He said finances were more important than his rights.

He is not wealthy. And very very flamboyant.


Only gay Republican I ever met really wasn't.

He was an openly gay man who had come out to his family about his fabulousness but who still pretended to be a loyal Republican in order to please his RW family.

Way he explained was "I knew I could come out to them as one or the other but not both".

In a weird way that made a sort of sense to me.

Openly gay but a closet Democrat?

This planet is definitely getting odder by the day.
 
2014-07-31 12:07:35 AM  

gingerjet: yeegrek: Wow, are tax cuts that important to them?

For me it comes down to this - the Democrats is completely ignorant of basic economics and constantly push bad economic policies. The GOP is completely ignorant of everything.

So what is one to do?

/I usually vote for the lizard people.


The Democrats, ignorant of economics?  Are you trolling, or stupid?
 
2014-07-31 12:10:30 AM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


Homer: [looks at ballot information] Hmm...I don't agree with his Bart-
killing policy, but I do approve of his Selma-killing policy.
[votes for Bob]
Krusty: Well, he framed me for armed robbery, but man, I'm aching for
that upper-class tax cut. [votes for Bob]
 
2014-07-31 12:15:47 AM  

quatchi: Openly gay but a closet Democrat?

This planet is definitely getting odder by the day.


"Mom, Dad, I'm sorry I'm gay, but I'll still vote to deprive myself of my rights and my human dignity. Deal?"
 
2014-07-31 12:22:15 AM  

quatchi: Way he explained was "I knew I could come out to them as one or the other but not both".

In a weird way that made a sort of sense to me.

Openly gay but a closet Democrat?

This planet is definitely getting odder by the day.


Listen to a This American Life episode a couple years back, "Red State Blue State." The intro is a conversation with a guy in a small Southern town who cannot come out to his neighbors as a Liberal. Even though he's an elected representative on the city council.

Even in the most regressive parts of the nation, there is some willingness to accept that gay people are actually people, but the idea that people of an opposing political stance are evil and dangerous is stronger than it's been in generations. In the wrong town or family, literally nothing could be worse than being an Obama supporter.
 
2014-07-31 01:12:32 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

Probably racist, too.


A co-worker of mine years ago was as racist a person as you could image. If something set him off every slur you know and three you didn't would spew forth. He was also gayer than an appletini served by George Takei.

/And he was from Florida.
//not so csb
 
2014-07-31 01:39:10 AM  
Seems more than a touch low.

/eff you GOP, forever.
 
2014-07-31 07:52:36 AM  
I guess some don't mind being treated like second class citizens as long as they get low taxes...

Weird, but to each their own.
 
2014-07-31 07:53:45 AM  

EngineerAU: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I know a couple gay Republicans who are in it strictly for the racism. But that's ok, there's plenty of homophobia in the black community so it equals out.


It's sad to think there are some gay people voting republican because they hate blacks, and some black people voting republican because they hate gays.
 
2014-07-31 08:27:04 AM  
The Republican "big tent" reminds me of rush week at the Omega house.  "There are a lot of great guys, so don't feel you have to meet everyone.  We just want you to enjoy yourselves while you're here.  Kent, Lonnie, I'd like you to meet Mahomet, Jugdish, Sidney and Clayton.  Have a seat, make yourselves at home, and don't be shy about helping yourself to punch and cookies."
 
2014-07-31 08:29:20 AM  
I guess that means the DemoRAT party is Bluto asking if anyone can guess what he is just before he slaps his cheeks and sends food flying in all directions.
 
2014-07-31 08:49:21 AM  

fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.


I know two gay Republicans.  They both think poor people are lazy greedy takers.  And since we live in MA they can rely on all the gay rights work Dems did over the years to protect them from homophobic derp.  It's a little hipocritical but thats Republicans for you.
 
2014-07-31 09:17:32 AM  

Xythero: fusillade762: I can only guess the 21% who identify as Republicans are rich as fark.

I know two gay Republicans.  They both think poor people are lazy greedy takers.  And since we live in MA they can rely on all the gay rights work Dems did over the years to protect them from homophobic derp.  It's a little hipocritical but thats Republicans for you.



It's like they don't understand that the GOP caters to a segment of society that actually believes that gays are an unnatural abomination in God's eyes.  If they had their way, they would make homosexuality completely illegal.

But I guess you're right - many Republicans are hypocrites that vote against their own interests for various ignorant reasons.  How else do you explain all the "limited government, pro civil liberties" tea partiers who voted for George "it's ok to torture and profile brown people" Bush?  How else do you explain states like Mississippi, where extremely poor, white voters constantly vote for Republicans?
 
2014-07-31 09:42:44 AM  
Someone needs to give these myopic queens a history lesson.

www.antinopolis.org
 
2014-07-31 10:02:59 AM  
Here's the thing... when we say gays are just like everyone else, we mean it, both good and bad. That means gays can be stupid, hateful racists who care more about money than people, just like anyone else.
 
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