The saga of the senator and GOP presidential candidate's mysterious girlfriend is only getting more bizarre.
It's maddening yet actually sad that these men (Graham, Schlapp, Scott) choose to deny their sexuality and at the same time, allow and enable hatred and discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Another symptom of the disease that is the GOP.
Can't wait to see how Scott addresses this so called fiancé/girlfriend.
Who thinks Republicans are hypocrites??? I DO, I DO! Democrats don’t care about sexual orientation. We believe in privacy of personal lives unless there is something illegal to uncover. Republicans think they belong in everyone’s bedroom and women’s bodies. I laugh all the time when these so called Christians are found to be gay, or pedophiles, philanderers, etc. I agree with the woman that called your show and said there is no way Republicans would nominate a black man as their potential President. Scott is there for show, and now he is purposely being exposed. That’s how republicans work. Have a great day.
I am so grateful you put the "ambiguously gay" quote at the end.
You see, I am home sick with Covid again (not as bad, this time), and taking Nyquil (and you know what that does) and I got to that line and cannot get past it.
Four minutes on and still staring at it like it's the abyss looking into me.
Sorry, Mike, I had to stop reading--I can go no further (but I like what I read till then).
I still can't decide if I should laugh or cry.
Another minute: yes, indeed -- that line is the doorway to the abyss, it is: ambiguously gay, huh?
(I think it's the Nyquil.)
The closet for South Carolina politicians must be of the walk in variety. The level of self loathing is both sad and discouraging in this day and age, but not at all unexpected in the GOP, which always seems to find time to lecture us about the "perversity" of what turns out to be their own "lifestyle choices."
The easiest way to expose their hypocrisy is to ask the heterosexuals in the party when they chose to be heterosexual. The ultimate hypocrisy is, of course, embodied in their fraudulent "we need to get government off of our backs" faux conservatism. Turns out that the only true conservatives are Democrats who believe in the right of privacy, women's reproductive rights, and the very substantive due process rights that Clarence Thomas would do away with now that he has availed himself of of them.
I love watching pissing contests among skunks...
Being gay would not disqualify anybody's right to run for president. But being a closeted gay, one who attacks the rights of gay people, is a deal breaker.
I had read Terris' story shortly before I read your piece, Michelangelo. In the POST story, I thought it interesting that Terris didn't REALLY walk a fine line, but sort of did (if that makes sense at all) with the gay question around Scott. It had a little of a "not that there's anything wrong with it" flavor, but still stayed far enough away from it in a "no one is saying he's gay" sort of way, so I appreciated your take on it and how you analyzed and read between the lines.
It's interesting that some of the old euphemisms and excuses come into play without irony, such as "he's married to his work" or too busy to focus on a relationship. I like that you called him on that with the idea that Scott's too busy, but, gosh, the timing is suspicious for him now to suddenly start a relationship when he's probably busier than ever.
And having Schlapp weigh-in is nothing short of hilarious.
Truth be told, both Scott and Graham have given off, to me, “gay vibes.” To me, it doesn't matter, I'm just speaking the truth and it comes from having known numerous gay, lesbian, and trans people. It's not strong, just something with the way Scott speaks and carries himself.
The problem I believe with a lot of voters, even Republicans, is the idea of being closeted. Because that is living a lie in America today, and people usually do not like liars.
I really hope it turns out Tim Scott is straight. Heterosexual anti-LGBT haters are bad enough, but gay or trans (Ms. Jenner) are even worse. Nothing depresses me more than gay or trans folks who actually work against the welfare and well-being of LGBT youth, adults and families. While I understand countless LGBT Republicans have been doing this for decades, it’s so abhorrent, and makes me sick.
Whatever Scott’s sexual orientation, he better not be having sex with has this girlfriend. In fact, he better be a virgin - he’s never been married! If Scott has had sexual intercourse in his life, this fiercely evangelical, judgmental man, who wears his devout Christianity on his sleeve, would be nothing more than a hypocrite, and a FORNICATOR.
These people literally sicken me.
Their illness, promoted by the closet they occupy together--Schlapp, Scott, Graham, et al.--is contagious within the GOP.
I don't think we need to spend time worrying about a closet-case like Scott. He is not a contender for the GOP nomination. Although, I am not opposed to outing this hypocrite who votes against LGBTQIA+ issues. I feel the same way about Lindsey Graham!!
LOL OMG! I've run out of popcorn!
I can't get past the fact that Scott thought he could run for the GOP nomination to be President without a wife.
How did he not know this be unacceptable?
Why did he not have a beard in place by now?
Honestly I never even considered that Tim Scott would be gay. I don't want him to be.
Closeted RepubliKKKlans pointing fingers at each other would be enough to make one laugh out loud if it weren't so tragic.
Perhaps Matt should Schlapp Lindsey Graham for also being gay and a hypocrite?
Out them all I say, to suffer the slings and arrows of their cruel and unjust legislation that punishes innocent people just for being WHO they are!