The Week In Comments

Is it Just Us or Are Queerty Readers Hating on the Republican Pres Candidates?

Time once again for the Queerty weekend post, with some of the most compelling, thought-provoking or just downright bitchy comments that came directly from you, the Queerty readers!

One of the hottest topics of the week was the crazy antics and comments from  Republican Presidential candidates like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. In the battle to beat Obama, do any of these elephants have what it takes?

Here’s what made us ponder or giggle to ourselves in the office:


1) Please.. no male is that squeaky clean. However, if a bankrupt spoiled frat-boy cokehead can be elected president twice, then Rick Perry is a shoo-in.ron on Rick Perry Reassures Supporters Than None Of His Old Hook-Ups Will Out Him.


2) Oh good, I wasn’t sure about her stance on these subjects. —Kyul serves a healthy dose of sarcasm in Michele Bachmann To Reaffirm Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice And Anti-Islamic Platform In Florida


3) Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitutional Amendment and any Federal “marraige ban”—there are now gay marriages. And such a law and amendment as NOM envisions is, in fact, a Bill of Attainder, which is very unconstitutional. For such a law and amendment will meet the criteria of the Supreme Court’s long held ruling in Lovett from the late ’40s, which held that a law which specifically targets a few people, levies a penalty—and does so without judicial proceedings—is a Bill of Attainder.

What will happen to these [gay] marriages? Will they simply evaporate? Will the parties to the contract be hauled into court and made to “divorce”? Will they get a letter from the new, um, “Gay Czar” or the newly created “No Gays In America Office”? Or perhaps a personal letter from the president, “Oh, I’m sorry, screw you.” Or will the couples be arrested for some crime?

It’s so phantasmagorical at this time, like a John Waters’ absurdist comedy horror flick. Meanwhile, it’s highly unlikely (though not completely,) that two-thirds of Congress will authorize the language of such an amendment, and even more unlikely that three-fourths of the states will okay it. So some how I’m sanguine. On the other hand, we could just set up a 24/7/365 cordon of gay folks around the White House until they cry Uncle, if it comes to that. But I do love being so special as to get such a “right” as an amendment against my happiness. Ahem. —Jim Hlavac sets the record straight in Rick Perry Signs NOM’s Marriage Pledge, Proves He Can Spell His Name.


4) I don’t understand this penis-describing standard that people who want to out gay Republicans have come up with! You can get three or four people to give the same description of a dick pretty easily. And,  whatm is someone supposed to do go on TV and say, “Ha, my dick is cut and bends to the left. You were totally wrong!”? That’s idiotic. —LukeM tries to calm the gay witch hunt in Is Rick Perry A Coked-Up, “Rampaging Bisexual Adulterer” Or Is Robert Morrow Just Nuts?


5) She’s just digging herself a bigger hole. Almost as big as Marcus’ hole —hf2hvit calls out the crazy couple in Michele Bachmann To Reaffirm Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice, And Anti-Islamic Platform In Florida




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  • Little Kiwi

    You show me a gay republican with a pair of balls and I’ll show you a unicorn.

    legions of white homosexual males who desperately try to survive life by showing their families and communities how “not like those awful liberal lefty stereotypical gays” they are by being wimps and sucking up to the wrong people for the wrong reasons.

    barf. in other news, my Canadian ass is delighted to see the GOP debates. this should be HILARIOUS.

    meaningless buzz terms VS already-discredited soundbites! YAY!

  • Riker

    @Little Kiwi: I’m a gay Republican from a family of Democrats, and I have the appropriate number of testicles. Believe me, I just checked about 5 minutes ago. You can come over and check for yourself, if you like.

    Aside from that, I’m not a typical stuffy churchgoer. I queen out. I dress in drag. I drink, fight and fuck more than I probably should.

    So don’t try to put me in a neat little box.

  • Little Kiwi

    Prove it. Got a link your own webpage? ;-)

    to be more specific, whom did you vote for in the last Presidential Election? Thanks. :D

  • Little Kiwi

    and just so you can get your hypocritical lying ass in check, i’m not the one putting you in a “neat little box” – your chosen party is. Remember? You’re an evil homosexual and you don’t deserve Equality. They put you in a box. You vote for them anyway.

    and i call your bluff.

  • Riker

    @Little Kiwi: Last PResidential election I voted for Obama because I bought into the whole “hope and change” mantra. My views have evolved since then, unlike those of our President. In 2010, i voted Republican for all my county and state legislature, a mix of county judges, and Andrew Cuomo for governor. I have no regrets about any of my choices, as Cuomo is a fiscal conservative which is what I care about most. I will probably vote for him ext time, too. In 2012, I plan on voting for, in order of preference:

    1. Fred Karger
    2. Ron Paul
    3. Mitt Romney
    4. Barack Obama

    As far as me personally, I left a comment on your blog with my facebook link.

  • Little Kiwi

    Karger won’t win. Paul & Romney hate your gay ass.

    kudos to being an Uncle Tom :D

  • Little Kiwi

    your facebook link is interesting.

    your “People Who Inspire You” include Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Scott Brown.

    that speaks volumes about lack of intellect. thanks for proving me right :D

  • Jakey

    @Little Kiwi: “Karger won’t win. Paul & Romney hate your gay ass. ”

    LOL. I spent all this time trying to write a more specific comment but that really does say it all, doesn’t it. I do think you’re wrong about him not having balls, because damn, it takes balls to be gay and have those guys be your top three choices for the next president of the United States, much less brag about it.

  • Riker

    @Little Kiwi: Gingrich was there because of his actions as Speaker of the House, and I probably should have removed him when he began making an ass of himselfthis election cycle. he is now off the list in favor of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Palin…we’re not going into why shes there.

    Boehner has been a powerful speaker so far, being able to hold his own against the Senate and even the President of the United States. The man is a political genius. Why should that not be inspiring?

    Scott Brown is a New England Republican, much different from their deep south counterparts. He supports civil unions (much like our current President), explicitly said he does not wish to overturn Roe v. Wade or marriage equality in Massachusetts, opposes the Federal Marriage Amendment, and voted to end DADT. What is there to not like about him?

    You also left Ted Kennedy off the list of people who inspire me. I wonder why? Perhaps because it doesn’t fit your attempt to shove a round peg through a square hole.

  • Shannon1981

    @Riker: Newt Gingrich is a despicable adulterous, sorry excuse for a man who delivered divorce papers to his cancer stricken wife in the hospital. What is so inspiring about that?

  • Shannon1981

    He can’t speak on the sanctity of anything whilst living the adulterous lifestyle he leads. Always talking about morals and values, just like the rest of the rethuglican’ts, when he has none himself. The hypocrisy is amazing.

  • billywingart

    just remember about the snactiy of marriage – during the battle to end bans on inter-racial marriage the words used were “protect the sanctity of the white race”

    Need I say more about the bible belt republians, though I am starting to discover progressive liberal movements in of all places the southern baptist church splinter groups.

    One may even have 2.5 mil members

    I think that gay marraige or CUs or a mixture of both in the USA is unstoppable = unless hte hitlers of our country take over. BTW Glenn Beck said of the 70+kids killed in norway by that pschopath – they were hitler youth.

    the guy should be treated to the same thing the catholic church did to heritics during the anything but holy inquistion – burnt at the stake or tossed in boiling oil.

  • tjr101

    @Riker: Aside from Fred Karger( who doesn’t have a chance in hell) both Ron Paul and Mitt Romeny support DOMA and reinstating DADT. Self-hate much? A person who puts these individuals above Obama as their choice for president I highly doubt votes Democrat for any reason to begin with.
    I agree with Shannon1981, to have Newt Gingrich as a person to admire is barf inducing and delusional. Apart from his blatant homophobia and disregard for his lesbian sister’s right to equality, he was a disastrous speaker of the house much like the present one we have.

  • Riker

    @tjr101: Our current speaker is much more effective than Pelosi was. He even made the President practically kowtow to him and his party. Boehner is, IMO, the most powerful Speaker since Tip O’Neill, a Democrat whom I also respect and admire, clashd with Reagan.

  • Politically Incorrect Thug

    @Riker: You tell ’em, Rike.

  • Fitz

    I wont vote for anyone who is a threat to me and my family.
    I am old enough to not feel compelled (ever again) to vote for
    a lesser-evil kind of candidate.
    Local politics are all that matter anyhow… there really isn’t any
    difference between the others.
    Sure the republicans call me a pervert, but the democrats just pay lip service.

  • delurker

    Riker’s on serious drugs. Boner is in charge of a caucus he can’t control. He’ll also lose the speakership to Pelosi in 2012. The people have a whole lotta buyer’s remorse over the TP. The approval rating of Congress is in single digits. Also, Scott “the fluke” Brown will lose to Liz Warren in 2012.

  • Riker

    @Fitz: Take a lesson from Thomas P “Tip” O’Neill (a Democrat), who wrote a book called “All Politics are Local”.

    @delurker: President Obama’s Approval Index rating is -23 today, while Brown is the most popular officeholder in Massachusetts, outpolling both Senator John Kerry and Governor Deval Patrick. You have to remember that west of Framingham or so, Massachusetts is actually a somewhat conservative state. Brown’s support for DADT repeal earned him lots of bonus points with Bostonian Democrats, too. Warren won’t be as weak a candidate as Martha Coakley was,but unless a Kennedy comes out of the woodwork I see Brown retaining his seat easily.

  • Riker

    @Riker: Forgot to quote the approval index for Brown. Unlike Obama, whose approval rating is taken daily, the most recent poll for Brown showed an Approval Index of +37

  • Little Kiwi

    @Jakey, it takes no balls at all to be a gay republican. it’s the opposite. it’s a complete lack of balls. and brains.

    you show me a Sarah Palin supporter who can intelligently articulate WHY they support her and I’ll show you a unicorn.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Well, it’s quite easy to like candidates for this or that reason wholly unrelated to gay stuff. Sometimes whether the economy is doing well or not might be a factor, no? Or if we’re involved in endless wars? Besides that though; it’s quite easy to be a gay Republican, even if the current crop of creeps in power are not gay friendly whatsoever; for the Religious Right has grabbed the party machinery and is pushing it to Theocracy, which may well end the party or make it a third party loser. And it was Republican Barry Goldwater who said: “you don’t have to like it, but gay Americans deserve full constitutional rights including marriage and military service,” in 1994, while Democrat Clinton was signing DOMA and DADT into law at 2 AM so no one noticed the bus being driven over us by the party that claims to Loooovvveeee us.

    For on the other hand the Democratic party gets the support of the African-American community, which is way more monolithic in it’s voting habits than gays, what with 95% of A-A’s voting Democrat, and 85% of them voting against gay issues every single time and place it comes up, and preaching fire and brimstone at us almost daily. The President meanwhile, has repeatedly said “he’s evolving” on the issue — and Vice President Biden, in his debate with Palin, was quite clear: “no gay marriage.”

    And let us not forget Democrat NY State Senator Ruben Diaz who held rallies with NOM and FRC and had preachers say gays “are worthy of death.” And no one in the Democratic party has chastised or expelled the man yet. Obama has not had a beer summit with Diaz and any gay man, that’s for sure.

    One could go on about which party is “gay friendly” and find that, well, no, neither ever was, and both are moving in fits and starts to being so, and at different paces. But I sort of like the Republican approach — to bluntly state that they will criminalize us and incarcerate us – for the lunacy will be apparent sooner — for the tautology of arresting us for being together at home and then putting us all together in jail will become apparent far quicker than any “evolving” mush from a man who is bankrupting the nation.

    That the Republicans will call this jailing of us punishment is odd, for we shall think it is the weirdest “Club Ted” ever devised by the folly of man. But it does sound nicer than “worthy of death” from a Democrat, I assure you. So I’m not sure if I should vote for either, but perhaps Libertarian party is best, for fiscal sanity and gay marriage combined.

  • Sski

    @Little Kiwi:

    First off, LOL.

    Hi, sweetheart, I’m a gay libertarian. I love capitalism. I love freedom. I couldn’t give a flying fuck what anyone else thinks of me or my political positions, family included. I’ve got a beautiful pair of balls, thank you very much. My views are genuine. Yours are forced from ignorance.

    Why the LGBT community flocks to the left is beyond me. Liberalism doesn’t fight for your rights, it fights for control. The entire left wing runs on fear. In short, they’re a bunch of pussies who never quite got they’re umbilical cords cut.

    Also, have you taken a look at your nation’s government? Holy shit what a train wreck.

  • Lefty

    I love freedom too! And the sky. I love the sky.

  • macmantoo

    I can’t see how any gay can even consider voting for the American version of Taliban. Most of us are middle class workers and the republican party not only wants to destroy our very existance but they also want to tax us more and the rich less.

    Granted the Democrats haven’t done for us as much as they preach. But who’s fault is that? That’s ours for not holding their feet to the fire. If you vote for a republican and they win, then what happens to gays is your fault as well.

  • Riker

    @macmantoo: That’s an outright lie. republicans want to tax everyone less, including the upper class. Democrats want to tax everyone more, especially the upper class. The Bush Tax Cuts which liberals characterize as “tax cuts for the rich” actually lowered taxes for almost everybody including the lower class.

  • Mav

    So…are we supposed to be *supportive* of people who endorse keeping LGBT folks as second class citizens/convenient scapegoats and literal faggots for human sacrifice?

    Fuck that, not to put too fine a point on it.

  • Riker

    @Mav: Most republican voters in my area don’t feel that way. New York and New England Republicans are a different breed, and the northeastern us is where most republican support for gay rights comes from.

  • Mav

    @Lefty: I love lamp.

  • Little Kiwi

    Riker, are you willfully ignorant or did your mom drink while she was pregnant?

  • ewe

    So gODD is obviously pissed off at Rick Perry and the Bush’s of this world since Texas is on fire rightt? where are all the fundamentalist flip tarts now? The silence is deafening.

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