It seems like there is an endless supply of closeted gay politicians. There have to be loads of them on the brink of scandal at any given moment. Who do you think is currently closeted, and why? Place your bets here.
Do a Google search: "DataLounge" + "closeted gay politicians" + "Republicans." You'll find dozens of quite informative threads people have posted over the years. Feel free to bump one of them.
OP, just post a list of any Republican who's vehemently voted against gay rights and made it to be a dominant national issue. You'll have your answer right there.
Romney. Always thought he acted like a prissy queen during the debates, and when giving speeches.
Sen. Lindsay Graham, always identified on Wonkette as "R-Closet"
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) retiring this year
Aaron Schock, obviously.
Santorum always comes to mind when mentioned closeted (ex)politicians.
Orrin "Down My" Hatch
John "Boner" Boehner
George Bush, Senior
Schock (is it even a secret?)
I want these to be gay:
Bush Senior confirmed. Kept boyfriend in DC apt.
Boehner? I've never heard any gay/bi rumors about this orange lush.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
I hope Corey Booker
[quote]Bush Senior confirmed. Kept boyfriend in DC apt.
Bush I had a longtime mistress, Jennifer Fitzgerald, whom Hillary brought up when Gennifer Flowers was splashed all over the news. She was kind butch, though, so who knows.
As noted here recently, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) was outed by his Democratic opponent on Facebook, but his gayness has long been an open secret on the Hill and in local political circles. (My partner used to know a Republican operative who went to school with him at the University of North Alabama and who claimed to have walked in on him getting double-teamed by two black guys in his dorm room.)
He was handily reelected.
Governor Bob McDonnell likes to dress in full drag, so's the word in Richmond.
NYC's venal elf of a mayor, Mike Boomberg.
Former governor of Mississippi.
Pardoned men who worked in the Governor's mansion for the most part back when his term was almost over. They all committed unmerciful crimes, but somehow Haley felt compelled to pardon them. I think there is a reason behind that which could very well be based in something sexual in scope.
"As noted here recently, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) was outed by his Democratic opponent on Facebook"
He was outed on the Datalounge way before that.
"Adrian Smith, Republican, Nebraska 3rd District."
This guy is a real shit stain - he sponsored antigay legislation when he was in the Nebraska legislature.
omg, getting tag-teamed by two black guys!always been a dream of mine.
how does one do it?
unfortunately there are no black guys in my area!
[quote] omg, getting tag-teamed by two black guys!always been a dream of mine. how does one do it? unfortunately there are no black guys in my area!
Robert might be able to provide some pointers, so fire off an email:
Santorum likes young, twinkish black and Latino hustlers.
Eric Cantor obviously.
I'm taking a wild guess and say Larry Craig.
Michael Grimm, Staten Island and Vincent Gentile of Brooklyn.
^ Michael Grimm is a closet case? Haven't heard that before
Allen "I'm not going" West.
Why G.W. Bush, of course!
Jeff Gannon, White House correspondent and prostitute
John Thune has ties to Jeff Gannon
Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, definitely Lindsey Graham, and Tiny Dancer Joe Leiberman.
Nist if the actively homophobic ones, and the ones who are all religious and rigid. Bet Rick Santorum has gay leanings. I'm telling you the ones who give evidence of repressed behavior are usually the closeted ones.
thank you R35
Michael Bloomberg wins this thread
Republican Aaron Schock Gay?
The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down:
R53, there have long been rumors about the former British PM, Gordon Brown. Don't know how and when those rumors started.
A very poetic coupling:
Mitch McConnell and Bob McDonnell.
He is such a flamer. Didn't he get married or engaged? I feel sorry for his "wife"
[quote]the former British PM, Gordon Brown
Sexiest voice in politics, hands down.
Patrick McHenry: "Give me blowjobs or give me meth!"
Josh Mandel. I live in his neighborhood , I see him around, he used to go to my synagogue. I am telling you this is one screwed up, inthe closet gay man. I feel sorry for his rich Ratner wife. There are no signs of love and affection between these two.. Even on the campaign trail, totally unable to gaze up at him In the adoring republican wife of politician way.
Aaron Schock is such as closeted fag that it isn't even funny...
Arkansas' Tom Cotton. Never been married, serves in the senate. He'd be cute but he keeps tripping over his bigotry.
I know he's now an ex politician (& married) but I still think Patrick Kennedy is a closet case
I have it on good authority that Charlie Crist is.
I know a woman who had a romantic/sexual relationship with John Kerry in between his first and second wives.
No idea about Patrick Kennedy but there must be some gay Kennedys.