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John McCain's New Gay Problem

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Greco, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    Poor John McCain, he just can’t catch a break.

    Two of his biggest supporters now have the stain of the Republican agenda of hating and bashing gays. Republicans are renowned for their intolerance of gays, which is ironic considering the massive volume of gay Republicans that seem to be outted on a daily basis. But the new Republican gay issue affecting McCain is due to the actions of South Carolina.

    Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican – South Carolina) has been one of John McCain’s staunchest defenders. Right on the front page of Senator Lindsey Graham’s official website he proudly proclaims, “The South Carolina state dance is The Shag.” Whenever John McCain has one of his frequent senior moments it’s his good pal Lindsey that leads the “what the Senator meant to say” damage control squad. Lindsey, who has never been married, and always appears a bit swishy and swarmey, is from the state that has been spending tons of those Republican tax dollars on an international ad campaign proclaiming “South Carolina is so gay.”

    No, they don’t mean “happy”, they mean GAY, as in Gay Pride Parades, Village People, the Republican Senator Larry “Wide Guy” Craig kind of gay.
    The official South Carolina ad campaign has been dubbed “the gayest ever mainstream media advertising campaign”. Wow, those South Carolina Republicans really know how to promote themselves. Their ads advertise their “gay beaches”, with the claim, “There’s nowhere quite like South Carolina”.

    A spokesman for Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who had been mentioned as a possible running mate with John McCain, said the governor agreed that the posters were “inappropriate.” Yeah, he says that now, after the campaign already went global and his state government already spent their tax dollars on it.

    Andrew Roberts, the chief executive of the travel agency, Amro Worldwide, said, “The campaign was designed to send a clear message to everyone who sees this campaign that it is long past time that ‘so gay’ should be used as a negative phrase of disapproval.” “We think it is just great to be so gay,” said Roberts, who called the campaign a success, having reached more than 2 million people in London alone.

    State tourism officials said in a statement that “it sends a powerful positive message.” “For our gay visitors, it is actually quite wonderful for them to discover just how much South Carolina has to offer — from stunning plantation homes to miles of wide sandy beaches,” the statement said. Gay tourism is a $64.5 billion market in the United States, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association estimates, and more than 75 cities around the world have gay-themed campaigns that create no controversy.

    Did you even know there was such a thing as the “International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association”? I’ll bet Lindsey Graham did.

    Apparently this is a big issue in South Carolina. One high school even formed a Gay/Straight Alliance Club at Irmo High School and locals feared it implies that students joining the club will have chosen to or will choose to engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, opposite sex, or members of both sexes.

    Such attitudes remain prevalent in the state, said Warren Redman-Gress, executive director of the South Carolina Alliance for Full Acceptance, a gay and lesbian advocacy group. He praised the motives behind the campaign. Redman-Gress said. “I get calls regularly, people want to know before I come and spend my hard-earned money, my souvenir dollars in South Carolina, is it a place where it is OK for me to be gay?

    “The answer is yes and no,” he said. “You live on the edge with the simple fact that you can come to South Carolina, spend your money getting here, and someone can come in and say, ‘I’m sorry; you can’t stay here because you’re gay.’”

    Gee whiz, I guess that would rule out South Carolina from ever hosting the Republican National Convention. Big bummer for Lindsey Graham.
     
  2. Mr. Shaman

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    Wake me up if this guy does something other than copy and paste... :(

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    Greco, you donated too early man...
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  4. Greco

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    Well there you go again, back with your lie about cut and paste. Apparently it seems quite daunting to you to formulate a thought and then commit it writing, but it's not so hard for most folks.
     
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    Whew...

    When I read your title I thought that John McCain was caught smoking crack in the back of a limo while getting oral sex.

    Thank god its not that bad!
     
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    I was thinking the same...:mad:
     
  7. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    "I was thinking the same..."

    Once again proving the merits of the adage that simple minds have simple thoughts.
     
  8. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    Just how advanced is a mind that plagiarizes the work of others? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Greco

    Greco New Member

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    Well for starters, it wasn't plagerized. But how simple is a mind that that's baffled by anyone's ability to express written thought?
     
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    Greco is right, just ask joe bidden
     
  11. Frolicking Dinosaurs

    Frolicking Dinosaurs New Member

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    I googled and found the OP only in places where Greco himself had posted it. Do you have any proof that Greco did not write this? if not, grow a pair and apologize.
     
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