Gay Republicans Now Fundraising For Scandal-Ridden AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu

In the fantasy world Republicans live in, a closeted sheriff accused of threatening to deport his Mexican ex-amigo if he spoke about the relationship doesn’t make you a pariah—it’s the stuff of heroism!

Buzzfeed reports that the Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona have decided to throw Paul Babeu, the scandal-plagued sheriff of Pinal County, a big fundraising party. Only $1,000 a ticket (no dinner, either)!

Where’s it all going down? At the house of fellow scandal-ridden gay Republican, Jim Kolbe, of course!

Here’s the text of the letter (and here’s a jpg):

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu is a rising star in conservative politics. Chosen “Sheriff of the Year” by the National Sheriff’s Association in 2011, Babeu has gained prominence for his work securing the border and reforming law enforcement in Pinal County.

An Iraq War veteran, Babeu served for over 20 years in the Army National Guard. In his race for Arizona’s 4th Congressional District, Babeu has won the support of leading Republicans and was warmly welcomed at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year.

In short, Sheriff Babeu is a successful conservative Republican. He is also gay.

Sheriff Babeu follows in the tradition of many conservatives who have stood up in communities, town halls, and in Congress for what’s right for the American people. Following in the mold of the late Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), Arizonans have long supported the best candidate for office, regardless of their sexual orientation, including Log Cabin member and longtime Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ).

Simply by being who we are – unapologetically pro-gay and unapologetically conservative – Log Cabin Republicans like Sheriff Babeu are helping to secure the freedoms America stands for, and that’s something we can all be proud of.

Proud of? This is the stuff of pride? Ugh. Vom.

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  • Bi-Coastal

    Good for him. We need more voices on BOTH sides of the aisle.

  • hf2hvit

    Gay republicans…what a bunch of self-loathing sick fucks

  • I get it too


  • Jamie

    Not everything about government is a social issue. Financials play a big part too. Conservatives have a lot of different views on how to spend money.

    Maybe he’s a-okay with small government, and less money in social services.

    I am gay and I am fiscally conservative. That doesn’t make me a self-loather. I just don’t personally support paying for public schools when I have no children, and because I went to a private school. I also don’t believe in huge increases for financial assistance.

    Unfortunately in America there just doesn’t seem to be a good mesh of socially liberal/fiscally conservative candidates.

    So maybe he’s one of them! :)

  • Nick

    You have never heard of the Libertarian party?

  • Bi-Coastal

    @hf2hvit: “Gay republicans…what a bunch of self-loathing sick fucks”

    . . . kind of like straight, white Democrats? Or—wait—that’s different, right? Right? Because you liberals are so all-inclusive (as is evidenced by your compassionate “sick fucks” comment). What a laugh we get out of people like you. Please, continue to entertain.

  • Robert in NYC

    @Nick: Yes, the party that believes DOMA is fine if states so legislate for it which means no federal recognition of same-sex civil marriages because they don’t like big government.

  • WillBFair

    Both parts of the argument are false. These gay conservatives obviously don’t know what social conservatism means.
    And the fiscal conservatism is another grotesque fraud. They’re happy with their own tax breaks and subsidies, and they don’t mind spending the government into receivership on phony wars and military spending and financial bailouts. They just don’t want a dime spent on anyone else.
    Jamie who doesn’t see the extreme value in public education but is smug about his private school is a perfect example. Hopelessly ignorant.

  • ousslander

    Because he did not go on CNN or People magazine and proclaim his homosexuality, he is a big closet case. Why should I believe some jealous drama queen ex about the threats.

  • Jamie

    I’m not ignorant or smug. I was stating a fact on why I can’t justify funding something I never participated in.

    I live in a progressively conservative province in CANADA, they balance the budget but don’t threaten to take away my right to marry someone of the same gender. I am not happy with my tax break because I am middle class – I get screwed over too, I am not part of the 1%. And I certainly do not condone any war that’s currently happening.

    Please don’t try to group all people who don’t agree with your own political beliefs as ignorant and smug dickwads. They’re not all trying to destroy your liberties.

  • WillBFair

    You say you’re a fiscal conservative, but wish to cut spending that benefits others, not yourself. You mention huge increases in financial assitance, but not the trillions of dollars that are being held out of circulation by a heartless financial class. The selective concerns are illogical in someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative. But that’s typical of the GOP.
    I’m also a fiscal conservative, but I follow the Clinton model of making government more efficient, and investing in key industries and services that improve living standards and make the economy grow. It’s a fair approach that balances all groups.

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    it’s hilarious because all the “gay republicans” who are….uh…unapologetic (HAHAHA!) were all DRAGGED KICKING AND SCREAMING FROM THE CLOSET!

    these aren’t empowered strong gay men, these are cowardly wimps who got publicly Outed.


    gay republicans like to pretend the problem is “illegal immigrants” (read: Poor Brown Folks)when statistical reality shows the problem are the rich white men who are ensuring that they pass less in taxes than their employees, and that they’re allowed to deny jobs to Americans so they can open a factor outside the US where they can pay the workers in pennies.

  • LittIe,Kiwi

    fun fact – you gay conservatives can never, ever, put a face to your comments and show the specific pro-LGBT Work that your own white Conservative families are doing.

    no wonder you’re so mad at us gay liberals. our families actually love us and visibly support us.


  • Jamie


    I don’t think that’s fair… The support and love of a family has nothing to do with political affiliation.

  • doug105

    @Jamie: If you had thought maybe you would be less selfish about helping others.

    And in the US with the rethug party being half owned by the worst christianity has to offer yes it sort of does matter.

    A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.
    Richard Whately

  • peter

    I am gay and I live in Arizona, Babeu, does not and never will speak for me or my friends, I find him a hateful, nauseating and deceitful chameleon, who now seems to be trying to metamorphose into a gay rights activist and martyr. It’s tawdry political ploy that none of us should buy into.

  • jason

    Well, I’ve seen gay people fund-raise for that fake gay advocate Barack Obama. Misguidedness is not reserved to those who raise funds for Republicans.

  • DouggSeven

    @Jamie: Don’t try to make the Canadian conservatives the same as US ones. I am a Canadian too and our conservatives are more liberal that US democrats. Canadians as a whole have something that half the US population doesn’t have, and that’s compassion for their fellow man, regardless of political affiliation.

  • doug105

    @jason: better a fake gay advocate as you call him, then one that keeps on throwing $10,000 donations to NOM and the Massachusetts Family Institute and the last one has been a yearly thing for him.

  • Freddie

    On behalf of all gay libs/lefties I’d like to apologize for the unbearable smugness of Little Kiwi. What I’m sure he meant to say was that while he disagrees with your conservative politics, he is aware that you need two parties on board in order to advance the LGBT rights movement and sees no conflict between liking dick and wanting lower taxes.

  • Riker

    @LittIe,Kiwi: Mon petit kiwi, just because somebody likes smaller government and lower taxes for everyone doesn’t make them a terrible person. I’m a (moderate) Republican, and my views on the nature of government and the economy don’t automatically come with views on social issues. There are a lot of other Republicans who feel the same way I do. Unfortunately, for now the religious right still controls far too much of the party, so we have to do the best we can until their influence wanes again.

    Also, its nice that you have such a wonderful, accepting family. Not everyone does, and rubbing their noses in it is a pretty awful thing to do. I’m sure my parents would be showing support if they could.

  • tjr101

    Did the invite for this fundraiser also mention that “proud” and “out” Sherrif Babeu had a relationship with a minor at the school he once worked at in Massachusetts?

  • Riker

    @tjr101: He didn’t have a relationship with a minor. The person involved was above the age of consent in Massachusetts. Slightly creepy, sure, but nothing wrong with it.

  • Mikel D McGrew

    @Bi-Coastal: Self-loathing is never attractive – or productive. When it comes to moral issues, there aren’t two sides to the question and the Log Cabin folk are on the wrong side.

  • Storm

    “Bottom of the Year” would be more honest. This jerk wasn’t a Log Cabin member at all until he needed the protective cover of a gay group. Now he’s sucking any dick he can find, including Jim Kolbe’s, to divert attention from the fact that he was a major closet-case queen and still would be if not for the vengeance of “la esposa.” And Log Cabin, of course, is willing to step right up and pull down their zippers.

  • mike

    I think he’s kinda cute.

  • Nick

    @Robert in NYC: lol you got me there, all I knew was that they were better than the GOP. Apparently not by much.

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