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Haven’t We Always Suspected Rep. Mark Kirk Was a Homogay?

The “Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk is gay” rumors that professional politico outer Mike Rogers is pushing aren’t new, kiddos. Rogers, who says he has two sources from Kirk’s college days confirming his sexuality, and who claims Kirk outed himself to Rogers in 2004, was actually beat by Andy Martin, who tried taking the U.S. House seat Kirk now occupies. Remember the January smear campaign where Martin was running radio ads claiming Kirk “surrounded himself with homosexuals”?

Kirk’s sexuality is only news now because, despite a very gay-friendly voting record (yes ENDA! no to marriage bans!), he made the mistake of voting against adding the DADT amendment to the Pentagon’s spending bill — though he did vote for the spending bill after his colleagues overruled him and attached the compromised repeal to the bill anyway. It cost Kirk the endorsement of HRC and now, his private life.

But for Illinois’ larger Republican voting public, perhaps Kirk’s sexuality isn’t his real problem — but his “misstatements” about his military service, pulling a Richard Blumenthal.

Or you can combine the two and get Kirk, a Naval Reserve officer, in trouble under DADT?

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  • Cam

    Well, if he lies about one thing he’ll lie about another. Let this be a warning to all of those closet cases in Congress. Vote against gay rights and SOMEBODY from your past, your staff or a surprised one night stand WILL out you. The past where all of you self hating closet cases would wink at each other at parties as your two “Girlfriends” chatted at the bar are over.

  • James_From_The_Great_City_of_Cambridge

    If Democrats minimize their losses this fall, then great! But even if they don’t, watching the GOP train-wreck is clearly going to be fun, fun, fun!! In Florida, there’s no way Rubio isn’t gonna go after Crist. He’s definitely the next to be outed and that will cause a bigger explosion than this Kirk one will. Let’s not forget Graham from S.C. who isn’t up for re-election but teabaggers are crazy enough to go after him in an election year as well. Out all the hypocrites. Mike Rogers apparently knows about some Blue Dogs who vote against us and I hope he outs the shit outta them too…

    “We both are very well aware of a stinking conservative Blue Dog who’s in the closet.”

  • ossurworld

    Homogay? Is that a tautology?

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