Why Losing the GOP Primary Has MN Sen. Paul Koering Fleeing Politics (And the GOP)

Having lost yesterday’s Republican primary, openly gay Minnesota Sen. Paul Koering says his political career is over after serving two terms. Does it have anything to do with his porn star date?

Koering lost to Paul Gazelka, who now heads to the general election. But Gazelka insists he didn’t engage in any negative campaigning against Koering, especially with his decision to take adult performer Brandon Wilde out to dinner; Gazelka appears to be telling the truth. But Koering isn’t just done with politics. He’s done with the Republican party.

Koering begrudges the Minnesota GOP for asking local sheriffs for his law-enforcement records in July. He said the state GOP is imposing an increasingly exclusionary “purification process” on members.

“The party that I’ve called home for 14 years has kind of, in essence, went off the cliff,” Koering said. “I always tried to stay with the party to hopefully be a voice of reason within the party. But I found through this campaign that that doesn’t work anymore.”

But one thing the St. Cloud Times doesn’t mention in Koering’s defeat is the porn star controversy. Koering, who dropped out of Minnesota’s governor’s race because he found his sexuality stood in the way of GOP support, unintentionally gave the ultimate middle finger to the state’s staunch social conservatives, who might have tolerated Koering’s sexual “preferences,” but couldn’t stand for him so, ahem, flagrantly dating a man who has sex on camera for money. (To be fair, it was Wilde who first spoke publicly about the date; Koering confirmed it.)

So there goes a gay politician running from a Republican party that wouldn’t have him. Inclusivity abounds!

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  • Black Pegasus

    Like “Oh My Gawd”!! The Republican Party won’t fully
    accept me because I like having Sex with other Men,
    and I enjoy dating Gay Porn Stars!

    This is an OUTRAGE!!

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    Really? Can you come up with any examples of Republicans who won elections after dating straight porn stars? Paul Koering had no trouble getting re-elected as openly gay Republican in 2006. The real problem is he voted for unsustainable government spending, like a typical libtard.

  • Ogre Magi

    Love those tiger paw titty tats!

  • whatever

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon: David Vitter fucked a prostitute (illegal!) while wearing diapers and he pretty much has a clear path toward re-election.

  • Brandon H

    Those are bear paws Ogre Magi. I would guess because he’s into bears (if Koering is any indication).

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    @whatever: Touche! I concede GOP voters have ways to go to accept LGBT. That’s why it is important to support groups like GOProud to change Republican Party from within.

  • Cassandra

    “a typical libtard”

    The moment someone resorts to name-calling, it is clear they have no valid or fact-based argument to present.

    And since the insult “libtard” is a play on the offensive pejorative for the mentally handicapped ‘retard’, GOProud Tea Party Homocon has shown that he/she is a real Republican.

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    @Cassandra: Bravo! I guess ‘libtard’ term hits too close to home ?!

    You need to get educated about the meaning of this word

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    As repetitive as it sounds, it stands for “liberal retard.”

    A libtard wants to live in a fantasy world (in which life is the way that they WISH IT WAS) as opposed to dealing with life the way it actually is.

    (This explains the religious fervor that many of them demonstrate when it comes to smoking pot).

    The most idealistic libtard envisions a time when science/technology and Socialism will eliminate all poverty, hunger, war, disease, injustice, unemployment and prejudice. (It is a nice pipe dream but human nature will forever stand in the way of that goal).

    Most libtards subscribe to the notion that “people are basically good”, and build their foundation for activism and “improving the human condition” on that faulty premise. Because they deny the facts about human nature, their “reasoning” is diametrically opposite to common sense (blue states vs. red states).

    The reality that people have different initiative levels, are basically selfish, and often work for their own interests before helping others, puts a libtard’s panties in a wad. So, when citizens will not voluntarily comply with various libtard prescriptions for “the common good”, then laws must be passed, or force used, to MAKE them comply. (It is the gradual path to totalitarianism).

    Likewise, his/her naïve cries of: “can’t we all just get along?” and “there is nothing worth dying for” are red flags for anyone with a clue.

    Metaphorically speaking, a libtard is a sheep who thinks that their grasp of diplomatic nuance or metaphysical sensitivity will prevent their flock from being devoured by the world’s Islamic/Communist wolves. When America, the sheep dog, responds to wolf attacks, the libtard judges these defensive actions as offensive and wolfish.

    Since libtards are unable to recognize our enemies for what they are, they cannot be trusted to safeguard our future.


    In a large nutshell, a libtard’s goal in life includes one or more of the following:

    –the establishment of a Socialist “utopia” (a.k.a. a global nanny state)
    –“benevolent” totalitarian control of the world’s population through any means necessary
    –ever increasing government micromanagement of private enterprise (a.k.a. clueless meddling)
    –the adoption of laws, treaties and tax regulations that hinder America’s competitiveness
    –the usurpation of the legislative process, at all levels, through judicial fiat
    –the filing of specious law suits in order to thwart the will of the people (e.g. Calif. Proposition. 187)
    –the promotion of the tyranny of the minority
    –the filing of specious law suits to shakedown corporations for cash (under the guise of “social responsibility”)
    –the disproportionate taxation of citizens “who have more money than they need”
    –the redistribution of wealth from producers to non-producers (under the guise of “fairness”)
    –the banning and confiscation of all privately owned guns (even though it has lead to genocide)
    –the abolition of all private property rights
    –the destruction of all national sovereignty (America first, of course)
    –the destruction of Capitalism
    –the establishment of one religion (with no personal accountability), OR the abolition of all religion
    –the appeasement of Islamic radicals and their American front groups like CAIR (see: Religion of Pieces)
    –the regulation, or banning, of all opposition media (under the guise of “fairness”)
    –the appeasement of Communist dictators and their American front groups
    –the further insertion of Socialist ideology and indoctrination into public school curricula
    –the purposeful “dumbing down” of the masses through inane public school curricula and pedagogy
    –mass thought control through “speech codes” and political correctness
    –the further promulgation of the homosexual/pedophile agenda
    –the teaching of HATE (superficially disguised as “Women’s Studies”, “African Studies”, etc.)
    –the legalization of marijuana (“far OUT, man”)
    –the establishment of world wide socialized medicine (under the guise of “fairness”)
    –the conservation of the environment over the conservation of the American economy
    –the demonization of attempts to make English America’s national language
    –world peace (which genocidal dictators define as: “the absence of conflict”–dead men cannot resist your brutal oppression)
    –the conservation of the environment over the conservation of humanity
    –the promotion of abortion as birth control, eugenics, and teaching the theory of evolution as fact (even though the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics precludes it from the get-go)
    –the abolition of individual freedom

    Not surprisingly, there is a thread of anti-Americanism that runs through these ideas. A libtard cannot stomach the idea that America, despite its faults, is the greatest country in the world. As such, he/she sees it as their duty to tarnish the country’s current and past image using all available means including: cherry picking facts and using innuendo, half-truths, lies and fabrications (see: Rathergate).

    Libtards’ actions undermine America’s educational system, economy, criminal justice system, military personnel, sovereignty, security, and freedoms. Meanwhile, they try to fabricate a moral equivalence with rogue nations like China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Somalia and Sudan. (But don’t question their patriotism).

    NOTE TO ALL MALCONTENTS: If America is truly evil, please pick yourself a better country.

    If the health care system in Cuba, Canada or Great Britain is superior to America’s, then you are free to leave. If the crime rate in China, North Korea or the Magic Kingdom is so much lower, then you too are free to leave. Not enough hedonism for you? Then try Amsterdam, Bangkok or Tijuana.

    If life in general is better in Sweden, The Netherlands or Switzerland then WHY are you still here??? You talk big, but you lack the courage of your convictions. So do humanity a favor–shut up and move away.

    Otherwise get a real job, and get a life, because you obviously have WAY too much time on your hands.


    Because most libtards are pantheists (New Agers), agnostics, atheists, liberal Jews, liberal Catholics, or have otherwise turned their backs on Jehovah, they lack true spiritual fulfillment. In order to try and fill that void, and “to make a difference”, they work for the causes listed above. A pretty complete listing can be found at

    A libtard will participate in protests, rallies, marches, bike rides, etc. in a feckless attempt to change whatever supposedly needs changing (see: muckadoo). Their desire to revisit the “glory” days of the 60’s is sometimes a driving force. Regardless, the end result is usually the same: nothing actually changes.

    But, since a libtard wants to be rated for his/her good intentions, versus actual results, they leave these activities with a feeling of success “because they have raised awareness” or “let their voices be heard.” Post-protest gatherings often feature excessive drinking, drug abuse, and impromptu fornication to celebrate the “victory.”

    Because conservatives take responsibility for themselves and their children, have real jobs, under gird the economy, and value their time, their counter protesting is often negligible.

    It is not that they don’t care about their causes; they just understand that 1968 tactics are useless. Likewise, their sense of self worth does not come from how well they perform at work, or in life, but from a realization that they have been given a good and satisfying destiny that no one can take away.

    With all of this in mind, may we NOW question a libtard’s patriotism???
    “You are listening to CNN, the Communist News Network.”

    Anchorman: “Good morning, I’m E. Feet Liberal. Our top story, disastrous former mayor of Cleveland, Dennis Cucinich, has been appointed to head the newly created Department of Rainbows, Unicorns and Dandelions. When told of his appointment, Cucinich remarked,

    ‘As former ambassador to the Crab Nebula, I am looking forward to bringing my diplomatic expertise to the problem of terrorist, er, civilly challenged attacks on our planet. I even stopped by a gift shop on Alpha Centauri and bought a new pair of rose colored glasses!’

    We now go to Chip Onner-Shoulder for a live report.”

    Womyn Reporter: “Thanks E. Secretary Cucinich wasted no time in convening a meeting with top terrorist, er, civilly challenged leaders and their fellow travelers from CAIR. Among the items on the agenda were: convert to Islam or DIE, the institution of Shari’a, the obliteration of Israel, and bringing them the head of Jerry Springer on a stick. Let’s listen in.”

    Cucinich: “There there Abdul, why don’t we all take a ten minute break and go to our ‘happy places’?”

    Terrorist, er, Civilly Challenged heathen: “You’re a clueless libtard. Death to those who insult Islam!”

    Cucinich: “Now now Abdul, I know that the civilly challenged have legitimate grievances, but America has a Band-Aid big enough for any third world boo boo. Hey what’s that under your dirty nightshirt?”


    Womyn Reporter: “Oh my Gaia! That man just detonated an explosive vest. He must have been a Mossad agent. I’ll try and get a comment from CAIR’s spokeswhore. Excuse me sir, was this the work of Israeli intelligence?”

    CAIR Spokeswhore: “Of course it was you decadent whore! And how dare you show your ankle in public! Now kneel down and receive your beating.”

    Womyn Reporter: “But I thought Islam was the Religion of Peace!”

    CAIR Spokeswhore: “It IS. And if you call us violent, we’ll kill you!”

    Womyn Reporter: “Can we stand in a circle and sing Kumbayah?”

    CAIR Spokeswhore: (smacks forehead) “ALLAH no!”

    Womyn Reporter: “Can’t we all just get along?”

    CAIR Spokeswhore: “Yes, when you’re dead.”

    Womyn Reporter: (backing up) “Stay away from me you seventh century, scum-sucking pig dog, and put DOWN that scimitar! Hellllp!”

    Anchorman: “Chip! Chip are you still there? Well, we seem to be having some technical difficulties with Chip’s mic.

    In other news, the Sierra Club is lobbying Congress to develop wind-powered commuter jets. Club spokeswhore Molly ‘Bean Sprout’ Jones commented, ‘They’re already up in the air; so what’s the difficulty?’”

  • Annah Barnes

    Beware of swindlers!

    Be informed that model Enyta Romo is a swindler, and has worked along with Nicole Rollolazo in scamming so many amateur fitness models who travel to Los Angeles. Romo is currently living with Tyler Sarry, a fitness model who recently moved to the area. She loves to invite amatuer fitness models to her place in Los Angeles for ‘fun’ and she steals all their money. She has scammed so much people in Venice Beach and has continued to scam many other victims near Beverly Hills.

    Four friends of mine have been victimized by these two women, and they have stolen over $50,000 and both have disappeared. Please beware of these two fitness models, namely Enyta Romo and Nicole Rollolazo.

  • Dan

    Politicians and porn stars (potahto vs. potato) – they both take money to screw people.

  • WalkderDC

    He went out on a date with a porn star and thought it wasn’t going to effect him? The GOP is homophobic, but they will always support their good little sell outs who keep it hidden. Going out with a porn star, who no doubt will run right to the press for publicity was stupid. But even stupider was thinking that the part would still support him once his big case of GAY made the news.


    So ummm, I guess he hit the “paws” button on his career??? :p

  • Zach

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon:

    Good luck on that one. Why would gays even bother with the GOP at this point, anyways? It’s going to implode within the next 10-15 years, just as the conservative wing of the Democrats splits off.

  • Ogre Magi

    @Cassandra: but Cassandra, those are your people! The republicans are the party of christianity! You god may decide to punish you if you speak ill of his chosen people!

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    @Zach: I do not know about GOP in “10-15 years”, but DemonRats are imploding right now. Either way, United States is a center-right country. By aligning LGBT rights with leftards you are setting them up for EPIC FAIL, that you are getting right now from Obummer.

  • Cam

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon:

    Fine, then explain to us just who to align our struggle with the republicans when a bunch of republican Congressmen are coming out TODAY to protest the Prop 8 decision? And about how the GOP was opposed to the repeal of DADT while the Dems led by Pelosi passed it.

    After the courts take care of all of our rights and they aren’t an issue you may be able to say that people interested in the same policies could pare with the GOP but right now, why would I join a party that is actively trying to hurt me?

  • Mary T

    Is stupider a word?

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    @Cam: There are bigots in every party and it will take time for GOP to fully “come out” as supporters of gay rights.

    Note, you are not seeing party leaders spouting anti-gay rhetoric these days. The handful of GOP congressmen you are referring to are no different from Ku Klux Klan Democrats – they had a constituency, it worked politically for awhile, but then everyone got ashamed of that and apologized.

    The party leaders are not trying to hurt you, they are trying to balance existing factions to win elections. If anything with more LGBT supporters, GOP will pay even less heed to the bigots.

    Either way, gay rights are held up by bigots in both parties. If you focus on just one you won’t make much progress.

  • whatever

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon: “u are referring to are no different from Ku Klux Klan Democrats”

    Who are now Republicans. Yay Southern stategy!

  • Queer Supremacist

    @whatever: Robert “there are white niggers” Byrd was a Republican?

  • unruly

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon: Maybe you should read this page:

    See that about “traditional marriage” and the (thinly) veiled attack in the “religious liberties” section? The rejection of gays is IN THEIR PLATFORM. The bigotry isn’t just “the leaders” it is enshrined. Maybe you should read the whole platform before associating yourself with the party? (And hopefully you’re cognitive and have the contextual skills to be able to parse the flowery/stately language that is being used to espouse and enshrine bigotry.)

  • GOProud Tea Party Homocon

    @unruly: NEWSFLASH: You do not have to agree with party platform 100% to support it.

    Gay conservatives support GOP because they care about most other issues, like reducing taxes, promoting economic growth, repealing regulation, promoting strong defense and limiting government overreach. I would like to see GOP move beyond their prejudices but the only way to do that is join them and work on their hearts and minds from within.

    You should probably join GOP too, that way you’ll have a lot more impact than by chaining yourself to White House fence.

  • reason

    @Queer Supremacist: Byrd is an example of redemption that a number of individuals in this world need to pay attention to especially the religious ones if there looking for a good outcome. Even with some of the policy disagreements I had with W. Bush, I hold a lot of respect for him changing his life around from an alcoholic and sporadic dabbler in cocaine to a good father and reformed man. Robert Byrd is one of the reason that I believe in this country, no matter what mistakes were made or how you start out you can change for the better and end in a much better place. That doesn’t just hold true for individuals it is the story of our country.

    @GOProud Tea Party Homocon: You are absolutely correct we current live in a center-right country. The problem with the GOP is they are not a center-right party, and they are pushing further to the right and strongly embracing demagoguery. Center-Right was a stronger health care bill then the watered down one that just passed that was being pushed by the likes of Bill Frist. Center-Right was the immigration plan being pushed by George W. that his party killed. Center-Right is common scenes environmental policies that strike a balance between regulation and business. Center-Right is realizing that failing so many children especially minorities with our education system is a threat to our security and our ability to compete with nations like China. The fringes of both parties are toxic, but the GOP is transforming into a party of their fringe. For anyone that is paying attention they would know that the political affiliation of this country is changing rapidly as the older bigots dye off and a more liberal youth comes of age and the population of Hispanics increase. Look a little down the road and this country will be center-left, the GOP is going to drive itself out of existence by pandering to old southern white men, racist, homophobes, xenophobes, & anti-intellectuals. Obama has an opportunity to shape a party that can shift the ideology of this country and generate ideas that will take hold for centuries. The problem with Obama is he needs to stop playing Mr. Congeniality to a party that has exited the building.

  • Queer Supremacist

    @reason: Byrd was an unrepentant racist until his dying day. His phony “apologies” were for show. And his other legacy was a mountain of pork barrel spending. Alcoholism is an illness; except perhaps behind the wheel of a car, a alcoholic only hurts himself and his loved ones. They don’t go around lynching teetotalers.

    I will never forgive anyone who ever belonged to the KKK. Not Strom Thurmond, not Robert Byrd, not anyone. It’s a hell of a lot different than just being uncomfortable around minorities but then learning to let go of that discomfort and judge people as individuals. Nor will I ever forgive ex-Nazis.

    Byrdbrain was also a homophobe as well:

  • Bill Perdue

    Another closeted bigot bites the dust. Both parties are full of them and their internalized homohating accouts for some of our legislative losses.

    The more of them that get exposed and driven out of politics the better off we are.

  • Phil

    He wasn’t closeted; that’s the point of the article. He went out on a date with a gay!pornstar, and then he didn’t deny it. That is pretty much as proud as you can be. I mean, hell, look at him and then look at what he got. I, for one, and impressed.

  • Bill Perdue

    @Bill Perdue: Why is QSkinhead pretending to be antiracist. He’s a total bigot.

    “Author: Queer Supremacist
    Bill Perdue: I didn’t know Nazi Quislings were a race. But just keep wishing for your anti-semitic (sic, sick) fantasies to come true, and maybe someday they’ll happen.

    Jadis, ron, L. Fuck Anyone who supports Palestinazis or Muslims is a racist, a Nazi, and, if they are Jewish and/or gay, an Uncle Tom. If you are pro-KKK, you cannot claim not to be racist. If you are pro Nazi or pro-Palestinazi (same fucking difference), you cannot claim not to be anti-semitic (sic, sick). If you are pro-Christian or pro-Muslim, you cannot claim not to be homophobic.

    Christianity, Islam and Heterosexuality are the real Axis of Evil. And unless you are actively working to stop the Christo-Islamic Breeder menace, you are enablers.

    No. 10 • Queer Supremacist
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    There are no “Palestinians”. You’re nothing but an Arabist pig defending filthy genocidal homophobic Muslim camel fuckers, while perseverating (sic) (sick) discredited Stalinist tropes like a severely autistic parrot…

    Take your pro-Muslim blood libel elsewhere or I will report your IP address to the FBI for treasonous activity.

    The land of Israel belongs to the Jews, including the parts illegally occupied by goyische breeder terrorists. They have more of a right to exist than the United States…

    (I consider all heterosexual sex acts rape)…

    The only thing keeping Obama from becoming a dictator are the constitutional separation of powers…

    On the other hand, Israel’s founding, in a location where there was a Jewish state before the convicted thief Jesus and the child rapist Muhammad were even born, was to protect Jews from further hate crimes from heretic goyim (all gentile religions are heretic… Israel needs … to do whatever it takes to protect innocent people from being brutally murdered by terrorist scum who worship convicted felons like Jesus and child molesters like Muhammad.

    And the first equivocation of Zionism (that’s with a capital Z, for the rest of you Pan-Arabist scum) with racism by the United Nazis, I mean the United Nations…

    Uganda has no right to sovereignty. Iran has no right to sovereignty. Iraq has no right to sovereignty. Afghanistan has no right to sovereignty. Jamaica has no right to sovereignty. Saudi Arabia has no right to sovereignty. Zimbabwe has no right to sovereignty. The Vatican has no right to sovereignty…. China has no right to sovereignty…

    If the majority of the gays turn against Jews I will become celibate and actively homophobic.
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    @Queer Supremacist: Who let you out of your sty, racist.
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    @Queer Supremacist: You are everything that’s wrong with the world.
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    @Queer Supremacist: Holy shit! You must be as exhausted from that tirade as I am from reading it! You, sir, are full of shit……
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    No. 15 • Queer Supremacist
    By the way, your ad hominem attacks have done nothing to disprove everything I said.

    Yes, I am a proud bigot. I am bigoted against the enemies of the Jews. I am bigoted against the enemies of the gay community. I am bigoted against people who hate me and want me dead for a “being crime.” I am bigoted against land robbers and genocidal maniacs. I am bigoted against people who worship thieves and child molesters.

    Queerty is the Gay Stormfront. Heil Hitler and Heil Muhammad.
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  • R

    I’ve lived in Sen. Koering’s district and never understood why someone being openly gay would be in a party that is openly opposed to LGBT rights. And I’m sure Brandon wasn’t the Senator’s first local date. The politician has a profile on Manhunt, and once sent me a message asking to call at his house number if interested on a “date.” (I didn’t bother to reply, in case you’re wondering.)

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