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John McCain Again Turns to Homosexual Mark Buse to Lead Re-Election Campaign

Sen. John McCain has enlisted the support of Mark Buse, his gay Senate chief of staff, to lead his Senate re-election campaign. Remember when Buse, a former lobbyist, was outed as a homosexual (by his ex!) back in 2008 during McCain’s presidential campaign, and everybody LOST THEIR SHIT? Including outing sportsman Mike Rogers? Because, how dare this Gay support such a rabid anti-gay politician, and such?!

Here is a YouTube clip of Buse and his ex-boyfriend Brian Davis playing house in 2000, with requisite techno music.

By:           editor editor
On:           May 23, 2010
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  • 25 Comments
    • Jimmi
      Jimmi

      A lot of gay men are voting republican these days, at least in our area. An owner of gay Bar was quite open about his support for Bush/Cheyney iin ’04 and McCain/Palin in ’08. As Gay Activism dies and becomes more polite political PACS–we see more homophobia from the inside.

      May 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Pathetic and disgusting. McCain “depends” on Buse trusts his instincts and intellect in a political campaign yet still feels he would be unfit to serve in the military. And denies Buse the right to marry who he wants and employment protections………..

      And for a paycheck Buse will work to keep him in office, working against his own community………. is no different than George Reekers, without the cock for hire.

      May 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 2 · PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS wrote, “And for a paycheck Buse will work to keep him in office, working against his own community………. is no different than George Reekers, without the cock for hire.”

      This analogy is a bit backwards – Buse (with two exception) is no different than the rentboy carrying Rekers luggage (or, as Steven Colbert said, “helping Rekers lift his sac[k].”) The exceptions are (a) that Buse is doing nothing illegal whereas the rentboy might have and (b) the rentboy in Rekers’ case didn’t know about Rekers’ background until the affair became public.

      To be fair to Buse and McCain, however, while McCain may spout homophobic statements for public consumption or cast votes against gay rights when he thinks it will keep his constituents happy, he isn’t going out of this way to introduce homophobic legislation. Both of these two probably view it as just marketing – saying whatever they think will help win an election.
      George Bush did the same thing – supporting an anti-gay constitutional amendment before the 2004 election and then dropping the whole thing afterwards (the fundamentalists merely voted for him – it was his rich campaign donors he was beholden to and their agenda was to get rid of any regulation that made it harder for them to make obscene profits).

      May 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      There is only one cure for a Kappa, and Buse deserves it.

      May 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @B: The analogy simply is that both Buse and Reekers engage in activities which cause harm to the Gay community………..Buse without a rentboy at his side……….

      May 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 5 · PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS wrote, “@B: The analogy simply is that both Buse and Reekers engage in activities which cause harm to the Gay community………..Buse without a rentboy at his side……….”

      … Buse works for McCain. Rekers did not work for the rentboy.

      Regardless, all Buse is doing is trying to keep a doddering old guy in office, and if McCain is replaced, it will be with someone who is far worse for the gay community: McCain’s opponent J.D. Hayworth is the guy who said, “You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage — now get this — it defined marriage as simply, ‘the establishment of intimacy,’” followed by “I mean, I don’t mean to be absurd about it, but I guess I can make the point of absurdity with an absurd point, I guess that would mean if you really had affection for your horse, I guess you could marry your horse.” You can read about him at http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34424.html .

      The objective is to win, not “get” some guy you don’t agree with by getting someone even worse as a replacement, and you are losing track of that. If Buse helps McCain win the primary, that is a good thing – it eliminates chances of a real homophobe (McCain’s opponent) from being elected.

      May 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SugNight
      SugNight

      This video is living proof that not all gay men know how to decorate. Bravo for busting more stereotypes!?!?! At least Buse has that to his credit!?!?

      May 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gridlock
      Gridlock

      1) Working for the GOP is unconscionable.

      2) That being said, working for the Dems isn’t much better considering President Fierce is doing everything he can to screw us over on rights (see: DOJ full throated defense of DOMA and DADT in court despite not being required to do so)

      3) That tattoo is just… what is that. What is that mess. Really. All you’re missing is the barbed wire around the bicep. Seek lasers.

      4) Your place looks like Home Depot threw up on its walls, died, came back long enough to fart up that furniture, and died again.

      May 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      QUEERTY has managed to illustrate once again how brain-dead its rating policies are, censoring No 3 due to 4 people having “issues” with the truth – that Buse’s role is more analogous to Reker’s rentboy/”sac[k] lifter” than to Reker himself, with the proviso that the rentboy did not know what his employer did until after the trip.

      Meanwhile, as they dump on Buse and McCain, they are completely oblivious to McCain’s opponent J.D. Hayworth who really made some homophobic statements, basically comparing same-sex marriage to a marriage between a man and a horse.

      Don’t shoot yourself in the foot. The best outcome is for McCain to win the primary and lose in November to a gay-friendly candidate, rather than giving someone like Hayworth a chance to end up in the U.S. Senate.

      May 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      @B: I totally agree about the process. Lets set aside the content for a moment. The whole idea of hiding someone’s comment because it isn’t popular is ALL bad. Just think of how unpleasant ‘dealing with the gays’ is for some political groups. I bet they would LOVE to hide the gays. (due to low rattings). Personally, I like a decent argument. There used to be a commentator here who was pushed or scarred away- Tracer. I disagreed with almost everything he said, but I wasn’t afraid to read his comment.

      May 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      Like it or not, McCain is the lesser of 2 evils matched against the “homophobier” Hayworth.

      Whoa, did i just make up a word *or WHAT* ?!!

      Across the board, the Reps AND Dems are scurrying like boll weavils in an icestorm
      trying to deal with the TeaPartiers. That’s causing a heap of insanity among even moderate candidates becauise they dont know whether to ZIG or ZAG.

      @Gridlock: Co-sign on the tattoo & furnitures. The scariest part of Buse is that he’s willing 2 “sleep with the enemy” just to stay warm. Vile vile vile scary man.

      May 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      I find it so interesting that the LGBT community so quickly attacks any Republican or conservative for their same-sex marriage views WHEN our dear President, Obama, has NO desire to extend this right. In fact, he defends DOMA in the courts, delays DADT and makes promises after promise. Our Democratic legislators are barely better. with massive majorities for the past 1.5 years you would THINK that more would have been done for equal rights.

      Wake up – Obama is not a fierce advocate for LGBT rights. He’s barely better than McCain. Obama does NOT support same-sex marriage.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmi
      Jimmi

      @Gridlock: Love it! This guy is just another Typical clone.

      May 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chapeau
      Chapeau

      As long as the the GOP plank remains homophobic and anti-gay .. I cannot see how any self-respecting homo would vote with them .. let alone help put them in power. How low does your self-esteem have to be – or else how greedy?

      May 24, 2010 at 4:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j
      j

      @B: I think its rediculous that you’re suggesting that just because mc cain isn’t the WORST homophobe that it is somehow an excusable thing to work for him. Frankly I find it strange that no one else has challeneged that argument yet.

      May 24, 2010 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)
      DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)

      LOL…. at other stories we talk about not judging, and here we are judging.

      I don’t agree with his politics, but how many folks here are actively engaged in the political process? Just curious. If anything, this ought to inspire or infuriate you to do something in November.

      May 24, 2010 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WalkderDC
      WalkderDC

      B- once again, you have taken every single opportunity in unrelated posts to try to defend Rekers and attack anybody else who helped expose him, so I think you need to recheck your priorities.

      As for Mark Buse. McCain has said that he doesn’t even think that gays should be allowed to adopt. Funny how he thinks that gays are too disgusting to care for a child and yet he thinks that they are ok to hold his very political future in their hands. He is in the toughest reelection battle of his life, and he puts his trust in somebody that he thinks should have no rights? He reminds me of the families in the 1840′s that would have the black nanny raise their kids, but would have never considered voting for her to have rights.

      McCain is an entitled spoiled aging child, and Mark Buse is more of a prostitute than anybody in the “Escort” ads in the back of magazines.

      May 24, 2010 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      @jeffree: The Teabaggers are going to be the bestest present our side has ever recieved from the rightwing nutbags. They are so smitten with anyone having the backing of these lunatics that no one is even bothering to put these candidates thru the vetting process. Even in a state like Kentucky its gonna be hard for someone like Rand Paul and his nostalgia for the days when Blacks had separate water fountains, and couldn’t sit at the white soda fountains to get elected. In NY district 28 the teabaggers were behind a candidate so far off the charts to the right, most of the Repugnaticans simply didn’t vote and a Dem was elected for the first time in decades. People are sick of the gridlock and partisanship in DC, and its gonna be tough to keep control of both houses. But they keep pulling more Rand Pauls out of their ass and things look good for our side……………

      May 24, 2010 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Milkman
      The Milkman

      What a douche.

      May 24, 2010 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 12 · CJ
      I find it so interesting that the LGBT community so quickly attacks any Republican or conservative for their same-sex marriage views WHEN our dear President, Obama, has NO desire to extend this right.
      _______________

      Nobody on this post is defending Obama. And the fact is, McCain has publicly stated that gays shouldn’t adopt children, shouldn’t be allowed to marry, is actively fighting against DADT so I’m curious, why are you trying to defend him? Obama gets attacked plenty on here and yet every single time there is somebody who’s views are worse and they also get attacked we get a bunch of people trying to say that we shouldn’t attack them because Obama doesn’t support marriage rights.

      If you want to defend McCain because you like him, go ahead, but don’t try to defend him by saying he isn’t that bad.

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      and

      No. 16 · DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)
      LOL…. at other stories we talk about not judging, and here we are judging.

      I don’t agree with his politics, but how many folks here are actively engaged in the political process? Just curious. If anything, this ought to inspire or infuriate you to do something in November.
      _______________________

      DR. Nobody on this site really seems to talk about not judging except for the Mormons that come on here to attack us, and then scream and cry that we are “Judging” them when we call them bigots. We judge all the time. As for who is engaging in the political process? Probably 80-80 percent of the people on this board from the DC area. It’s a company town and it’s hard to get away from it. ;) Trust me, Buse doesn’t need the cash, he is from a wealthy family in AZ, has been lobbying for years, and came back to be McCains cheif of staff because they’ve always worked together.

      It shows how divorced from relatity McCain is. If something isn’t all about him he doesn’t notice it. One of his closest advisors is gay and it never occures to him that “OTHER gays should be treated as human. AS for Buse, just because he drove the getaway car doesn’t excuse him from his part in the robbery.

      If you want to defend McCain because you like him, go ahead, but don’t try to defend him by saying he isn’t that bad.

      May 24, 2010 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)
      DR (the real one, not the guy who made post #12)

      @Cam:

      I’m defending Buse, not McCain. And if you don’t think folks on this site, myself included, engage in judging, I think you need to reread some of the comments posted here.

      May 24, 2010 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 17 · WalkderDC wrote, “B- once again, you have taken every single opportunity in unrelated posts to try to defend Rekers and attack anybody else who helped expose him, so I think you need to recheck your priorities.”

      No. rather you are simply a liar. I merely pointed out that in an analogy someone else made, Buse should be mapped to the rentboy instead of to Rekers because (a) it was McCain and Rekers who are pushing an anti-gay agenda and (b) Buse worked for McCain while the rentboy worked for Rekers, so both were employees of people with homophobic positions (McCain most likely to pander and Rekers for reasons best left to his shrink).

      What is interesting is the violent reaction of some to the truth being pointed out. They don’t even want to hear that McCain’s opponent is likely to be far worse, as evidenced by his comparison of same sex marriage to a marriage between ahuman and a horse.

      Grow up guys. If you want to win, you need to stop hating the “enemy” as individuals and instead concentrate on winning the “war”. All you are doing is forming the proverbial circular firing squad.

      May 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Irks
      Irks

      Buse can work for whomever he wants to. The majority of my straight friends & family do not believe I should have the same rights as they do. This happens no matter how hard I try to explain to them why.

      May 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 15 · j wrote, “@B: I think its rediculous that you’re suggesting that just because mc cain isn’t the WORST homophobe that it is somehow an excusable thing to work for him. Frankly I find it strange that no one else has challeneged that argument yet.”

      How clueless of you! In this case, the homophobe worse than McCain is the one running against McCain in a primary.

      It should be pretty obvious – the optimal strategy is to dump the worst homophobes in the primaries to reduce your risks of a disaster in the senate, where one more homophobic Republican would allow them to block all progress by filibustering, and then pick the candidate most supportive of gay rights in the general election.

      May 25, 2010 at 1:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 10 · Fitz wrote, “@B: I totally agree about the process. Lets set aside the content for a moment. The whole idea of hiding someone’s comment because it isn’t popular is ALL bad.”

      It would be less of a problem if QUEERTY had three categories, “agree”, “disagree”, and “no redeeming social value”. It’s reasonable to filter out homophobic rants and comments consisting of nothing but mindless insults or obscenities. It’s not reasonable to filter out comments because a few people don’t agree with some point – if you do that, you create an “echo chamber” where people hear only what they already believe, so things that people are missing never get heard.

      That “echo chamber” effect is one of the reasons Obama had his campaign headquarters in Chicago – inside the “Beltway”, you can get a very distorted picture that has nothing to do with what everyone else in the country is thinking.

      May 25, 2010 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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