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319 comments submitted at 19:30:45 on Jan 20, 2014 by Night_anthem

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  • mondaysucks223
  • -6 Points
  • 19:48:51, 20 January

Some of us are republican you know. You are analogous to the grandmas who see selective Pride clips on TV and conclude that the gays are possessed.

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  • Maverick89
  • 12 Points
  • 20:08:46, 20 January

I would consider myself economically conservative, not socially though.

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  • pbnc
  • 9 Points
  • 21:18:46, 20 January

We are all economically conservative, none of us is advocating wasting tax dollars - The true difference between us is what we consider wasteful

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  • Maverick89
  • -2 Points
  • 04:19:53, 21 January

I think we should bring back Reganomics.

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  • Elranzer
  • 2 Points
  • 16:55:45, 21 January

Reaganomics = Trickle-Down Theory

In the gay community, we just refer to that as "watersports"

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  • QuestionSign
  • -4 Points
  • 20:26:14, 20 January

lol then why would you be a repub?

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  • Manakel93
  • 20 Points
  • 20:01:35, 20 January

I just literally cannot fathom a gay man wanting to be a Republican.

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  • Lycanthrowrug
  • 7 Points
  • 00:22:23, 21 January

It's usually easy to understand. 99% of the time, they are white men with lots of money who want to keep as much of it for themselves as possible. Selfishness is at its core. All the rest of the talk about principles, etc... is just window-dressing.

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  • [deleted]
  • -2 Points
  • 02:10:36, 21 January

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  • DocTorrFabulous
  • 5 Points
  • 03:44:24, 21 January

TIL Liberals cannot be men or minorities, and Republicans cannot be women or minorities.

Sorry MLK...

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  • [deleted]
  • 0 Points
  • 04:22:40, 21 January

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  • DocTorrFabulous
  • 1 Points
  • 04:30:36, 21 January

I was agreeing with you homefry.

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  • Lycanthrowrug
  • -1 Points
  • 04:46:23, 21 January

Every gay Republican I know is a white male with lots of money, and they talk about things like how they resent having to pay for public schools since they don't have kids of their own. Why should they have to? I'm not generalizing in the slightest.

And I think there's a bit of a difference between the example of a poor woman trying to do whatever she can to pay her bills for the next month and a retired gay lawyer complaining about the taxes on his multimillion dollar beachfront vacation home, all the while he's donating money to politicians who do things like amend the state constitution to make gay marriage illegal and try to suppress any efforts to make life more bearable for gay students.

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  • ThePrettyGoodGatsby
  • -1 Points
  • 06:52:47, 21 January

TIL Selfishness means wanting to keep what you've earned, while it's generous to demand a share of what others have earned.

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • -1 Points
  • 20:08:53, 20 January

they don't want to be republicans. they have to be. that's how many gay guys born into GOP-households find "tolerance". not love, not acceptance, not actual support. just "tolerance".

for once i'd love to see one of these gay republicans put a face to their claims: show us what their awesome GOP families are doing to promote LGBT Equality to their fellow republicans. They're the type that will tell gay guys in a subreddit that they're republican, but won't stand in front of their fellow republicans and demand equality for LGBT people. #cowards

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  • Removalsc
  • 2 Points
  • 10:23:57, 21 January

I am. You can ask me questions if you'd like.

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • 8 Points
  • 19:58:28, 20 January

it's not our fault you suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

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  • hexagonalshit
  • 15 Points
  • 22:40:11, 20 January

You guys are such assholes. You ask for gay republicans to justify some of their political beliefs, then you guys mock and downvote anyone that comments.

It's really disappointing to see this weak level of discourse in /r/gaybros.

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  • Geekosexual
  • 3 Points
  • 06:14:05, 21 January

I would mock anyone with beliefs they cannot justify as well, or if their justifications boil down to "I love money over human rights:

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • 0 Points
  • 22:42:47, 20 January

i thought the assholes were the GOP politicians who continue to promote anti-gay bigotry in policy and culture....

...look, it's not my fault their "reasons" are too stupid for words.

Yeah. I'll mock 'em. They can take it. After all, they vote for anti-gay people who work to deny LGBT people their Equality. I thought they liked being hated - after all, they vote for people that hate them.

why would our mocking and "downvoting" bother them? they vote for politicians who work against them as gay man. they LIKE being mocked!

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  • hexagonalshit
  • 5 Points
  • 23:02:05, 20 January

So you don't care why they vote the way they do, you have no interest in talking to them, everyone just enjoys putting people down?

There are only two big tent parties in the US. If you look at it with more detail there are Republicans who support us. If I lived in NY, I'd be fucking thrilled that a few Republicans literally destroyed their political careers, so that we can have marriage equality. If I lived in Chicago, I'd be pissed at all the democrats who consistently voted against us...or the ones who are too god damn weak to even take a position.

But forget all of that. Let's not try to reach out to moderate Republicans at the State level in moderate states. We can just get equal rights through the courts...or worse yet by relying solely on sweeping consecutive Democratic victories. (Things rarely get done if you want to go that route.)

It's fine to generalize in politics, but at some point stop and ask yourself what it's getting us in the long run. We can't wait for a supermajority, so why paint with such a hateful broad brush? Why not reach out to young republicans who already disagree with their leaders? Why not at least listen to libertarian and republican gaybros?

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • 4 Points
  • 23:08:11, 20 January

they enjoy voting for people who "put them down", literally and figuratively.

why aren't those young republicans doing anything? why aren't they standing up to demand equality? i'm a liberal. i stand with people that support the right things for the right reasons.

i know why they vote the way they vote. i know their reasons, which do not match their excuses for voting GOP. nuance, baby.

yes. at some point gay republicans need to stop and ask themselves "hows this working so far?"

hey, young republicans who already disagree with their leaders! i'm reaching out to you! are you ready to stand up for the equality you deserve, and refuse to compromise on it? no? ok. well. i tried.

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  • hexagonalshit
  • -2 Points
  • 23:12:46, 20 January

You've given up on the legislative process entirely, and you're relying solely on the courts for the advancement of lgbt rights in the US?

No change will happen at the state level by turning moderate republicans? Or you think the democrats can win enough to get us equality, employment protections...etc?

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • 5 Points
  • 23:26:55, 20 January

i think we've seen massive advancements in the courts. as for "change" - that will come from republicans and gay republicans showing some spine, for once. you can't claim to support LGBT Equality and then not mind when the person you vote for actively works against it

here's a fun fact - in every country around the world, look at the party that is running on the anti-gay, anti-choice bandwagons.....know what they all have in common? they're also the party whose fiscal policies least benefit the middle and working classes. I'm not kidding. And it makes perfect sense. The wealthiest citizens? they don't care about "gays and abortions" - they care about money. The people who care about abortions and gays? they're the folks who don't have a freakin' clue what "foreign policy" means, or how fiscal plans work, or tax breaks, or healthcare reform. they just know that they don't want no gays coming into their church to give their sons AIDS. or something.

in every country. you see it over and over again. the anti-gay folks vote against their own best intests - the party's that run on anti-gay campaigns do so because they cannot talk honestly to their base about the realities of what their fiscal policies will do for them - which is nothing. their policies benefit the wealthy.

so they throw in some jingoistic nonsense about "the freedom to choose! free market! liberty! blah blah BLAHH!" and the plebes are fooled

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  • hexagonalshit
  • -1 Points
  • 23:56:31, 20 January

And people who vote for democrats that oppose gay rights, do you hold them to the same standard?

Hell, you have to vote for someone. There isn't always going to be a pro-gay candidate. I voted for Obama before his position evolved (aka, he grew some balls because the polling data shifted a couple of percentage points). I could have gone green or libertarian, both of which would have been defiantly pro-gay.

Or in local races where you care more about professional experience or economic issues than party affiliation. In the last election the democratic comptroller in my town was a 22 year old kid. Or the dem. candidate for chief justice who narrowly escaped a scandal involving private prisons for teens.

People vote strategically based on all kinds of stuff. Our two party system is a shit show.

We need bipartisan support. We need factions in both parties to break away from their party. It's the only thing that will scare politicians into decent policy solutions. For instance, it's the only thing that stopped us from bombing Syria. It almost brought change on the NSA issue. It brought gay marriage to NY, and my state is on the verge of turning because of suburban republicans.

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  • MoreBroThanYo
  • -3 Points
  • 00:00:51, 21 January

people who oppose gay rights yet vote for the democrats in turn end up supporting gay rights. DUH. Janey may hate gays, but her vote for Obama means progress happened for them and that her hatred for gays isn't enough to stop her from voting for a man who has voiced support for them and their equality.. Jonnny may say he loves gay people, but his vote for McCain and then Romney means that he doesn't love them enough to make their equality a voting priority. DUH.

yes, people vote for different candidates for different reasons. at least, they should.

"bipartisan support" - neat concept. let me know when the GOP is prepared to do join in, and not scream and shout and shut the government down when they don't get what they want.

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  • Manakel93
  • 0 Points
  • 00:53:27, 21 January

He didn't justify anything- he just said he was a republican and we asked how he could reconcile that political affiliation with being gay.

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  • 1 Points
  • 04:02:16, 22 January

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  • MascBro
  • -3 Points
  • 21:01:33, 20 January

This is what liberal tolerance looks like.

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  • QuestionSign
  • -2 Points
  • 04:54:09, 21 January

look stop comparing people judging you for your actions and support of a party to sexuality etc

It is a ridiculous and asinine comparison so this victim bullshit just makes you look stupid.

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  • CSIOrange86
  • -5 Points
  • 19:56:18, 20 January

Stereotypes... hate filled, misogynistic, racist, homophobic when it comes from the right, based on "fact" when it comes from the left

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  • QuestionSign
  • -3 Points
  • 20:26:52, 20 January

wut?