I was in Lexington last weekend with some friends who are very plugged into the Kentucky political scene and they told me this is pretty well known throughout the Ky political world. I know lots of Republicans are closeted gays but I'd never heard this one before.
McConnell is one of the most dishonest, corrupt, sick fucks in the Senate. And he's virulently anti-gay.
Of course, there's also Craig, Graham, and everyone's favorite dungeon master, Orrin Hatch. Someone told me another prominent Republican senator from the south is also gay, but I'm not sure who. Wouldn't be surprised if there were more than one, actually.
But McConnell? That's just disgusting.
Well that explains why he's so bitter. Imagine being a gay man and looking like that.
For what it's worth, I know a gay guy who was in a limo with Orrin Hatch and who put his hand on my friend's knee (and not just a friendly pat).
I'm convinced it's a nasty nest of closeted vipers.
He must have been a long-term bottom and used to getting his face pressed against things. That might explain how it has ended up looking as it does - all smushed.
He is so ugly it is mathmatically impossible for him to be gay. Sorry, your side will have to keep him!
Congressman Tim Scott.
All those GOP closeted fucks need to be OUTED now!
There is probably a secret underground sex bunker on capitol hill patronized 100% by closeted Republican politicians. Would that they were ALL outed today!!!
He even looks like an old maid.
It's an open secret in political circles. He's marriage, conveniently, to the butch Elaine Chao.
His first wife is a professor at a women's college (Smith, I believe).
Not surprised if true. Repressed, closeted gay men have proven over and over again to be our biggest enemies. It is kinda expected at this point.
So is she a closet lesbian or just a willing straight beard who is allowed to have a bfriend on the side?
It's interesting how we try and paint our villians as being gay.
r13 you are an idiot.
R13, sometimes sadly they do it for us.
Umm, regardless of whether or not this Mitch McConnel thing is true our villians often are closeted gay men. It is sad that is the case, and no one wants it to be true, but it is.
I mean Ken Mehlman, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard and George Rekers are all nationally famous for that reason and there are plenty of other ones we know about. It is a real phenomenon the we as a gay community have to accept.
WE don't TRY and paint them as gay.
They very typically ARE gay. R13 are you a closet-case defender? Or still in the closet yourself?
Or are you just an idiotic straight person who doesn't know what you are talking about?
R13, perhaps you just didn't FINISH your thought. As it stands, you sound like an idiot. MANY closeted politicians have voted and continue to vote against gay rights, gay interests while they cower in the closet, hinding behind their (clueless or not) wives, the bible and whatever other cover they can duck under. What ARE you, headless?
How about something a little younger and hotter? Paul Ryan - now that's a tasty piece.
Marcus Bachmann, looking for more activities when traveling with Michelle
r7 is right.
OUT THESE FUCKERS!
It's different for private people, or even celebrities since coming out is tough.
But it will always be tough if the FUCKING LAWMAKERS DON'T GIVE US EQUAL RIGHTS.
These men are despicable and should be OUTED as hypocrites.
And then watch the world change -- for the good. Which would even include them having better lives for themselves.
Ryan pings, fwiw.
And he's married to an Asian woman. This ties nicely into that recent thread about WM/AW couples.
Do you think so R22?
Marcus B, vaseline in the left hand, lowering pants with the right
We have one out here in California named David Drier and it's kind of pathetic how he continues to dodge all the questions about his private life while he supports every nasty Republican backed legislation possible.
They need to be Shunned.
A few years ago, a political blogger said a gay male escort was about to come forward to out McConnell, but it never materialized.
Certainly Barney Frank knows who is and isn't gay. Why doesn't he out them as a last kiss to his years in Congress?
I wish he would R27. He's retired now and I don't see why he does not. Nothing on this thread remotely proves that McConnell is gay sorry to say. It's all bullshit until you can site something concrete and true.
Has anyone ever seen the creepy old Aussie film "Everlasting Secret Family"? All these revelations call it to mind.
I have been hearing this about McConnel for ten years or more. I'll bet he's been blackmailed a few times by the party and local warlords.
I think Graham hasn't had sex for ten years or longer (except with his hand).
R30 I love that movie! I wish more people had seen it. It's really rather remarkable, and way ahead of its time.
[quote]It's interesting how we try and(sic) paint our villians(sic) as being gay.
What's really sad is that for every one of these closeted queens, there are a dozen gay staffers eagerly doing the Republican Party's bidding in Washington.
They work for Anti-Gay Republicans, help further their agenda, even draft and try to pass legislation that works against the Gay Community, and apparently don't give it a moment's thought.
But WHY r35? They make zero sense in so doing...especially now, in 2012. (I can almost make sense of it 50-100 years ago, but not now.)
I guess thats why he always sounds like hes gaging on a load of cum
Money and power, R36. That's all most people care about and fuck anyone or anything that gets in their way to obtaining their objectives.
The queen of all homophobes, Rick Santorum, had an openly gay chief of staff during his reign named Robert Traynham, a black man no less. Go figure.
Hey now...would a gay man marry an Asian woman?
If he were a Democrat, Rove would have him followed 24/7 to get evidence of the gay.
r39, don't underestimate envy or jealousy. These 'old school' closet cases cannot stand that new generations may have the chance for a happy openly gay life which these old school closet cases chose not to have (by being peer pressured into the closet by their parents, society, and/or religion).
If 'I' had to go through closet case hell, I make damn well sure everybody else has to go through the same! Everything else would NOT be FAIR to ME!
It's All Star Wrestling. If the polls suddenly indicated that sucking cock was as popular with the voters as guns, they would be tripping over each other to proclaim themselves queer as three dollar bills.
In discussions here of closeted Republicunts, McConnell's name has invariably popped up, so I'm not surprised that OP's contacts confirm it. As far as Orrin Hatch, with with all the jet-beaded recticules that I've watched fall from his mouth on CSPAN over the years, I'm not surprised.
"If 'I' had to go through closet case hell, I make damn well sure everybody else has to go through the same!"
Bingo! You've just explained the words and actions of the entire Catholic Church hierarchy and its clergy. These deeply closeted fags gave up their true selves for a life of misery and expect everyone else in a similar situation to do the same.
Fuck 'em all right up the ass.
McConnell is also virulently against campaign finance reform. He loves the Koch brothers, Citizens United, Swiftboat style politics and corporate superpacs.He's a racist, too. A vicious slug. Vermin. The biggest pigfucker in the bunch.
I don't want him to be gay. He is a self-loathing closet case who is probably a pedophile not a gay man. There is nothing decent, or noble, or fine in him. He can't
be gay. He's some twisted, disgusting filth.
I can almost understand the greed and hunger for power some politicians have but Mitch McConnell is one of the few that seems to just radiate with genuine evil.
Makes sense to me. The people who have actually committed the worst acts against gay people (murdered them, legislate against them, appreciate hate for them - declare "appreciation days", etc.) have been closeted gay men. It's sickening, but this is reality. Not heterosexual males, but closeted homosexual males.
I heard he dresses up in drag and takes it in the ass.
Those that worked around this hypocrite, greedy and worm fuck know he's gay. This goes back to when he was County Judge of Jefferson Co. (Louisville). He does a great job of hiding it but bet your ass this hypocrite is gay as the day is long. Elaine Chow is a front, and a slag too, talk about a set up to allow two greedy fucks to sap the government all the while calling for less government is the epitome of modern day politics. Kentucky and it's electorate are dumb as rocks and hypocrites. If they knew this bastard was a queer he'd be done in Kentucky.But they are too stupid, hell looked who they sent to DC in 2010, Rand Paul, that should prove enough right there how stupid the dumbasses are in Ky.
The number of gay republicans in the senate and house is staggeringly high. Not sure why this is, but something about being a closeted politician and being gay seem to go together. A Freudian shrink could probably have a field day with these guys.
But there are different kinds. Remember Oregon's Senator Packwood, who everyone knew was gay but wasn't outed till near the end of his career? He was actually a pretty good guy. But Craig, and Hatch, and McConnell are really, really bad guys. I can't think of a single closeted gay politician who stands for anything other than corrupt, homophobic, vicious politics.
Then again, maybe that's just because ALL republicans stand for that now. And Democrats don't have to be closeted.
I think that they choose to take those primal urges and channel them into something else all-encompassing, R51 - politics. There were quite a few closeted scientists and artists back in the day too (Gerard Manley Hopkins comes to mind), and luckily, their need to distract from their sexuality produced beneficial effects for society.
Packwood was gay? Since when? I thought he had to resign because a dozen or so women came forward together about his sexual harassment of them over a long period of time.
We don't want him. He is so very ugly, outside and (especially) inside. If the god I grew up with is right, he is going to burn in hell for the rest of time when he dies.
R51, you meant Mark Hatfield, right? Bob Packwood was, well, a notorious pussyhound.
Can we get that Hustler guy on this?He seems to enjoy outing Republican hypocrisy.
Larry Flynt always promises but never delivers.
Well there you go. If OP says he knows someone from KY that knows, well that's it. Case closed. What a crock of shit.
R51 here, and sorry guys. Got it wrong. Yes, I meant Hatfield, not Packwood. Or Packfield. Or Hatwood. Lots of Hatwood.
I really don't get one thing. In this day and age - internet, cellcams, cams of all kinds that are very easy to hide, how can ANY of these people not be exposed? Especially the ones that are virulently anti gay (or any cheating, lying, hypocritical politician), why do their sexmates shut up about it? Do they pick very young, stupid, ignorant twinks that have no idea who they are or what they stand for? Are they afraid of them? Are they paid so well it's profitable for them to shut up?
Unless any of them is sexually inactive, which I don't believe, how can it be?
Paul Ryan is NOT a tasty piece of anything.
He's just a plain old piece of shit.
I never get the lust at DL for these ReThugs, even if some of these ReThug men are good looking, which Ryan and his creepy bug-eyed stare are not, their politics instantly make them vile and disgusting vermin!
Like the Christian Church the Republican Party is a gay Satanic cult like cabal and their main goal is world domination and as a side project making homosexuality special where they can have all the fun with their homosexual urges while the common people are supposed to fear homosexuality like it's Satan or a liberal socialist personified. Homosexuality should only be a treat that the higher ups enjoy.
Why are all the Repug closet queens soooo hideous?
R58, the self-loathing republican, always seems to appear on all these threads. Probably works on DC. Probably closeted. Probably works for McConnell.
I don't know, dahling... he never sucked MY cock!
Jim Kolbe repug congressman from Arizona came out near the end of his career only because someone was prepared to out him.
When he retired from the house he was replaced by Gabby Giffords.
[quote] And he's virulently anti-gay
Anyone who is virulently anti-gay is gay. It's a fact. A lot of people hate other types of people. But someone who spends their own time actually obsessing about that and acting out on it has mental problems or is self loathing. He's both. But it's really his homosexuality and the fact that he won't accept it that have caused him to develop a mental illness
Check out his top staff. Telling.
R64 I'll tell you something you've probably heard a million times....Wrong Again!!! Never voted Republican in my life. Don't work in DC, not closeted. The only thing I loath is stupid assholes like you.
McConnell has been sleeping with one of his senior staff for years.
How is Bob Packwood not a porn star's name?
r60, because he might not be currently living a gay lifestyle. That is why they speak so vehmently about gay being a choice, and how just because you have the urge, you don't have to act on it. How would they know? They know because they are chosing not to act on their gay attractions. But usually it just too much to deny and they end up in some humiliating, embarrassing situation, exposed.
"McConnell has been sleeping with one of his senior staff for years."
Wasn't David Dreier also fucking a staffer?
Tons of staffers on capitol hill are big queens. Even the most homophobic, right-wing members of Congress have gay staffers. George "Macaca" Allen was known for having tons of gay staffers.
But r72 what is the "gay lifestyle"? One is gay only of they admit it/have gay partner they live with/shag only guys? I'm not even talking about "gays in denial" who don't act upon it or very rarely do - I think those must be very rare.
I was talking about those that frequently/quite often have sex with men/have longer relationships with male partners. How is it most of them keep it secret from the public their whole lives or most of their lives? Do they pick idiots that don't know shit? Do they pick ambitious young guys and bribe them with money and jobs? Do they threaten them with death or "you'll never work in this town (or any town) again"?
HOW is it not more of them are exposed?
My only surprise here is how much some of YOU bitches are surprised at this news. I figured it was already well-known on DL that ol' Mitch and Orrin are geriatric closet cases. As already noted, it's an open secret in moneyed Kentucky circles.
R60 For many, at this point in their lives, the libido is not that strong.
Still, they ymay have dalliances while on trips abroad; have long term F-Buddy friends who are themselves married and closeted (or they may have sex once or twice with the occasional ambitious, junior staffer).
Remember a few years ago, when his top flying monkey resigned to be a lobbyist, and Mitch gave this tearful goodbye speech on the Senate floor? You just know Mitch was praying for the guy to come busting into chambers with a boom box held over his head.
When he [Dreier] almost became the majority leader of the House in 2005, he was denied the position by the most right-wing republicans because they said his views were "too moderate."
When asked if David Dreier was passed over for the job due to his "moderate" views, openly-gay Democratic Congressman Barney Frank told the press:
"Yes, in the sense that I marched in the moderate pride parade last summer and went to a moderate bar."