New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino pandered to a group of orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn. Paladino promised to veto marriage equality legislation. (Source)
Paladino, in a show of manly pride, combined with the natural orator he is, boasted that he did not, in fact, march in this year’s gay pride parade. Good for him.
Instead, Paladino made funny faces at the marchers.
Carl Paladino said “We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts, who seek to target our children and destroy their lives….”
And I think he’s correct, except when I read Paladino’s statement, I can’t help but think of Republicans instead of gay people. We must stop the pornographers and the perverts… (if this list gets too long, you can simply skip past it to the very end because, I assume, you get the point)
*Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child. (Recovering Liberal)
*Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency. (Recovering Liberal)
*John Scmitz, right-wing republican congressman, who had had his committee chairship taken away from him in the California State Senate after issuing a press release attacking Jews, feminists and gays. Forced out of office in 1982 for having an adulterous affair and fathering two children out of wedlock with one of his students. He was caught because his baby was admitted to hospital for having hair tied so tightly around his penis that it was almost severed. His daughter, Mary Kay LeTourneau, was convicted of having an adulterous affair with one of her students, and giving birth to two of his children. (Exit Stage-Left)
*Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after “sexually explicit” emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy. (Exit Stage-Left)
*Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail. (Exit Stage-Left)
*Republican fundraiser and Bush pioneer, Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos. (Exit Stage-Left)
*Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer. (Exit Stage-Left)
*Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page. (Exit Stage-Left)
To say a pre-requisite to being a full-fledged Republican would mean you have to be a ‘pervert’ would be too much. So, I won’t say it.
This list is barely a handful of what you might find when you search Google for ‘famous republican perverts’, and if you want to say how unreliable the Internet is, and the misinformation floating around, you can double and triple check these claims.
Are the gays really the perverts, Carl Paladino? Is the gay lifestyle what America really needs to worry about? If you, sir Paladino, are worried about gays being pornographers and perverts, it is only because they’re repressed gay Republicans.