Gay GOP Candidate Fred Karger Called “Idiot,” “Pathetic,” Slutty In Utah

Gay Republican Fred Karger is still out there campaigning for President, even though there’s no way he’ll got nominated. Certainly not with the nasty reception he received in Utah, where he was campaigning in advance of the June 26 primary.

In the Beehive State for a few days last week, Karger glad-handed GOP leaders and encouraged Mormons to step away from fighting marriage equality. (Karger is a strong critic of the LDS’ involvement in the Prop 8 vote.)

While there, Karger met Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings, and they seemed to hit it off. Billings even took one of Karger’s bumper stickers and Frisbees.

But when he got it home, Billing’s wife had a conniption and threw the political memorabilia in the garbage can. Nanette Billings then fired off an email to Karger, calling him “a radical idiot” and saying “thank goodness” he “cant procreate.” In speaking with Yahoo News, Mrs. Billings said, “My feeling is the only reason he’s running for president is to find more [sexual] partners… To get more people on his bandwagon.”

On his bandwagon—is that a euphemism?

Billings doesn’t think she did anything rude or unbecoming a political spouse:

“All I did was go on his site and say, ‘You’re pathetic.’ We’re a very conservative state in Utah, very family-oriented. So he’s picked a state just to cause ruckus. He’s not thinking of family, he’s thinking of himself. He’s not running for president to fix something in the country—he’s thinking of his own personal agenda, period. And I was just letting him know that I think he’s an idiot to think of running.”

In other news, GOProud director Jimmy LaSalvia claims conservatives are beginning to support the LGBT movement.

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  • 1equalityUSA

    Maybe he can be the Republican’s Ralph Nader, siphoning off small portions of votes every election until his own sleazy party wants to have him buried in a shallow grave.

  • Jorval

    Okay so let me see if I understand this…

    Some delusional fool who is gay has decided to run for President on the Republican ticket and travels to Utah (one of the most conservative states) and is surprised because he doesn’t get a good reception?

    Sounds like an idiot to me.

    It would be like an African American walking into a KKK meeting and telling them how they should support Obama…

  • LaTeesha

    He’s quite handsome in person, even if a tad clueless.

  • greybat

    Was she wearing a bonnet at the time?

  • Belize

    I didn’t know that JayKay tried to run for office. Jason must’ve been his campaign manager. Don’t worry boys. I’m sure you’ll have better luck next year.

  • nature boy

    Actually I admire him for having the courage to take his battle where it is most needed. Sometimes continuing to engage with and challenge homophobes actually speeds up the pace of change. It’s certainly easier and safer to withdraw to where you are more accepted, but I think his actual reasons for doing this campaign, if you take the time to look into them beyond Queerty’s shallow mention, are admirable and legitimate. (As long as he does not go on to support or vote for Romney in the election!)

  • KJ

    Karger is far from being an idiot. However, me thinks the Lady Billings protests doth protest too much.

  • Derek

    He seems like a very admirable and competent person. He is taking steps by campaigning and he knows he won’t actually succeed. He’s just making baby steps towards more people accepting homosexuality.

    Republican does not automatically mean HATE GAYS the way the Ku Klux Klan automatically means hates non-protestant-whites.

  • Hi There I'm Tom

    So, are gay people automatically supposed to be Democrats or something? Are gay people supposed to be single issue voters for their entire lives? Do we ignore every other issue that both Republicans and Democrats stand for and continue to be shocked that gay men too have opinions about economics and foreign affairs? Some of you folks have gone off the fucking deep end and probably don’t know shit about politics……you just know you’re supposed to hate Republicans. I’m not even a Republican but some of you are complete cringe.

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  • houtx48

    shannon take some x a n a x you need it. Quit being so r a c is t against whites .

  • Lance

    I agree with Tom. I’m not a Republican but if this guy wants to run as one and happens to be a gay man, I really don’t care.

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