The GOP civil war is apparently now cleaning out closets
I love it. Let them keep eating their own. At least if Matt is spending his time doing this there are many mothers who won't have to worry quite so much about their teenage daughters going to the mall with their friends.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Also...HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Plus...HA HA HA HA HA HA. (thoughts and prayers in addition)
The hypocrisy of Republicans, as usual, is breathtaking. But what about Reagan's long ago admonition to Republicans to not speak ill of their fellow Republicans? They are eating their own at this point! Where will this end?
Clearly lots of self loathing there... using his power and influence to injure people like himself is just heinous.
I saw Tim Miller's post last night and thought, "who?" about Smith. I looked around a little and saw a pic of him with Schock and thought, "oh, okay." Gaetz is slime, but I still say, "Out away!"
This hits on a couple of levels in watching the Republican in-fighting and eating their own (or is it "eating their young" as the former guy says?), which is popcorn-eating fun, but if it outs a hypocrite--even one who had been under the radar (or my radar as least)--I'm all for it.
I have evolved over time on my views on outing. Back in the days of OUTWEEK and its controversy, I wasn't out yet, so I wasn't sure where I stood, but I would sneak looks at the magazine on the newstand for all the wrong reasons--I wanted to see the more gossipy aspect of finding out who might be gay.
I think my hesitancy toward outing was fear of being outed myself. When I came out, I had less to fear and I was all for it with the hypocrites, but still protective of those who weren't ready and for whom it might not be safe.
I credit you, Michelangelo, and your book QUEER IN AMERICA for being very helpful on my journey.
As for Smith, let's see if this outing has any resonance or if it's ignored. I'm thinking it will largely be ignored. I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
As for Gaetz? He's still slime. I caught part of his interview with Ari Melber last night and I have mixed feelings about it. I like that Melber gives the other side a chance to respond, but I also hate that it can also normalize them. In the part I saw, Gaetz was coming across pretty rationally. I still had to leave the room and do something else for a bit until he was gone, so I don't know the final impression the audience was left with--or whether any lies were perpetuated.
Back in St. Olaf, er, Obama's 2nd term, there was a Rep from Illinois... damn, history does indeed repeat itself. The enemy of my enemy is my friend... and fratboy Gaetz is determined we get breadcrumbs instead of a scoop. Whew, enough damn cliches (get to poinrt, Edith). Smith opened himself to be outed and this being the 21st century, no need to be coy anymore. Nothing new about voting against your own interests to cover your lifestyle and gaining enmity from your community. Smith has himself to blame for building a not so elaborate closet. To each his own. Just consider your constituents who you are accountable to and accept your ruse is over. You take them for rubes and now they'll insure you don't represent them anymore. Hope it was worth it...
Someone please out Gaetz!!!
That's a bit rich considering Matt Gaetz adopted a teen boy not too long ago in a similar fashion to Liberace.
GAETZ: FROM ONE OF ONLY A FEW REPRESENTATIVES CAUGHT IN AN UNDERAGE YOUTH SEX SCANDAL...! GIVE ME GAYS ANY DAY!
Asking a conservative if they're gay is insulting, so next time ask them if they are straight.
My gay son tells me that folks should be looking at Lindsey Graham hiding who he is!
The democrats have to figure out a way to bring this dirty prick down. This asshole should be in jail.
Awful people whether they're outing (even though they themselves have a questionable relationship back home) like Gaetz, or voting against their own interests like Smith apparently is. So much harm from these cowards.
That said, after reading this I'm happy I now have a new vacation destination to visit in Canoa Quebrada.
Dorothy Parker put it Best long ago when she said "if you haven't got anything nice to say about anyone, come sit next to me." I personally am Schocked, Schocked! That there is hypocrisy going on in here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_A4Skusro
I hope that they eat each other alive. Gaetz is a despicable person and as is Smith. All these closeted Republicans deserve to be outed and exposed as the hypocrites that they are.
I don't know—"The Enemy of My Enemy" is still usually "My Enemy".
Personally, I'd just as soon that pedo Matt Gaetz got busted out of Congress and dressed in an orange jumpsuit just like his Lord and Master Trump needs to be!