Blogger who outed Larry Craig now dragging another GOP homophobe Senator out of the closet
Michael Rogers of RawStory and BlogActive has made a name for himself as a reliable “outer” of anti-gay legislators who want to have their hot gay sex and ban it too. So far, he has brought us both GOP Rep. Ed Schrock, who was caught leaving sexxxy messages for other men on a gay hook-up service in 2004, and of course, the testimonies of several men who had engaged in some airport bathroom sexy times with Sen. Larry Craig. Not to mention David Dreier, Mark Kirk, and a host of others.
This past June, Rogers announced that he had confirmation that at least three publicly anti-gay politicians were, in fact, gay themselves. He gave them ample time to come out themselves, of their own volition. However, months passed and not a single toe dangled out of the Congressional closet. So, here we go:
— Michael Rogers (@MichaelRogersDC) September 29, 2013
Rogers doesn’t tend to leak information like this unless it is *seriously* backed up by lots and lots of evidence. So I think we can say for sure that one or more of Barasso’s lovers in the night time has come forward.
He appeared on Fox News Sunday this weekend to repeat a bunch of ridiculous urban myths about single-payer health care and the Canadian health care system.
Barrasso, a twice-married Presbyterian with three children, has voted against the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. He has also bragged about his votes against gay marriage.
Said Barrasso in 2004: “I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense. In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”
Let me be clear: I don’t believe in outing people unless they are actively and publicly working to oppress other gay people. If that’s the case, all bets are off. In general, the personal lives of politicians who go about trying to regulate the personal lives of others are absolutely fair game.
Once the phrase “family values” leaves your dry, withered lips, you had better be 100% perfect. You cannot have secret gay sex, you cannot cheat on your wife (What up, Gingrich!), you can’t watch porn, your kids cannot have pre-marital sex (Hello, Ms. Palin!), you don’t get to have a life-saving abortion (Mrs. Santorum), and, in fact, you should probably steer clear of any position other than missionary. Just to be safe.
When you do that, you don’t get the privilege of “failing” without being called out as a hypocrite. I could care less what my elected officials do with their genitals, so long as they’re not building a career on telling me or my friends what to do with ours. That is when we have a problem.