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Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay Senator Elected Tonight!!!

History continues to be made!

by Anonymousreply 4111/07/2012

Has it been called?

by Anonymousreply 111/07/2012


And, marriage equality won in Maine.

Dems retain the Senate and probably increase (if slightly) the majority.

Lots of good news.

Colorado makes recreational marijuana use legal. But, seriously, since it's still illegal under federal law, will you ever really be able to legally smoke in CO?

by Anonymousreply 211/07/2012

Congrats to our first senator who's going to LEZ up the Senate!

This is dedicated to her and the equally fabulous Tammy Duckworth!

Love you both!

by Anonymousreply 311/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 411/07/2012

This is AWESOME that an openly gay person has been elected to the senate!

I never thought I'd see the day!

by Anonymousreply 511/07/2012

I wonder if departing Senator Kohl will come out now. Not holding my breath for it, but it would be nice.

by Anonymousreply 611/07/2012

3 states passed gay marriage tonight!!!

by Anonymousreply 711/07/2012

Me reaaally likey!

by Anonymousreply 811/07/2012

Now wait just a cotton-pickin' minute ....

by Anonymousreply 911/07/2012

[quote]This is AWESOME that an openly gay person has been elected to the senate! I never thought I'd see the day!

Me either.

by Anonymousreply 1011/07/2012

There are at least 6 gay senators now.

Tammy is just the only one who isn't a closet case.

by Anonymousreply 1111/07/2012

That makes her the only one who counts, as far as I'm concerned.

by Anonymousreply 1211/07/2012

Tammy is the first openly gay person to win statewide. Congrats to her!

by Anonymousreply 1311/07/2012

Who's her GF?

by Anonymousreply 1411/07/2012

New Hampshire has all female representation: Two female senators, two female house members, and a female governor.


by Anonymousreply 1511/07/2012

I remember starting college in Wisconsin not even 10 years ago and thinking it was so cool and exciting that our district's congresswoman was openly gay. Now look at this shit!

by Anonymousreply 1611/07/2012

I wonder what Larry Craig has to say about this

by Anonymousreply 1711/07/2012

Free Republic must be furious.

I took a peek in there before the results came in and they were predicting that on no account would the 'dyke' win.

by Anonymousreply 1811/07/2012

R10. Funny bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1911/07/2012

Her opponent, Tommy Thompson, based all of his TV ads on portraying her as a shrill, out of control, ultra liberal who was worse than Nancy Pelosi. Not a word on what his own qualifications might be. She has done an excellent job in the Assembly for many years, and that's what got her elected. Scott Walker must be so sad...

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by Anonymousreply 2111/07/2012

I think Tammy Baldwin and Michelle Bachmann should both enter Thunderdome.

"2 women enter, 1 women leaves"

by Anonymousreply 2211/07/2012

Congrats to Tammy. Big, historic win.

When Mika mentioned Baldwin will be the "first openly gay Senator" earlier on Morning Joe, Joe came back (not in a nasty way, just funny): "the operative word being OPENLY."

by Anonymousreply 2311/07/2012

The days of The Closet are FINALLY coming to an end.

by Anonymousreply 2411/07/2012

As I said on another post, Madison must now be the most progressive/liberal city in the country. They have both a gay male representative in the House and a lesbian in the Senate. Even NY and SF can't say that much.

by Anonymousreply 2511/07/2012

until and unless we're unashamed to proclaim, we're gay! we're gay! we're gay! we're gay!

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012

I thought this read "Tammy Brown" and was excited that a Drag Race alumna had gone so far.

by Anonymousreply 2711/07/2012

[quote]When Mika mentioned Baldwin will be the "first openly gay Senator" earlier on Morning Joe, Joe came back (not in a nasty way, just funny): "the operative word being OPENLY."

That is pretty funny, but he is the Tea Party. I can't believe the crap that's spewing out of his mouth this morning. I mean, I can, but it's like he didn't see the result of the election.

by Anonymousreply 2811/07/2012

it wasn't "close"

it isn't "half the country is happy/half the country is mad"

it was a decisive victory, and MORE than half went the right way and chose Obama.

i am sick of the right still spinning this to try to further their agenda.

by Anonymousreply 2911/07/2012

Now all the closet cases in the House and the Senate just look sadder and sadder in comparison, hiding behind their fake wives and voting against gays.

by Anonymousreply 3011/07/2012

At least there's one less closeted guy in the House, as David Dreier (R-CA) decided not to run for reelection.

by Anonymousreply 3111/07/2012

R31, Dreier's old seat was won by a Democrat, too!

Maybe David retired because he got sick of the closet and wanted to spend more time with his partner....

by Anonymousreply 3211/07/2012

So will Charlie Crist finally come out?

by Anonymousreply 3311/07/2012

R32 Do you think he'll finally come out?

by Anonymousreply 3411/07/2012

R33 Yes, and after he does, his beard ... er WIFE, will divorce him and marry Lindsay Graham (R-Closet).

by Anonymousreply 3511/07/2012

Since this is DL, could we get a roundup of the non-openly gay Senators?

by Anonymousreply 3611/07/2012

Tell em Large Marge sent ya!

by Anonymousreply 3711/07/2012

6 gay Senators? I skept. I'm sure you're including Mikulski (correctly) and Graham (questionable). Who else?

by Anonymousreply 3811/07/2012

I hope Dreier not only comes out, but calls out the Republicans for vetoing him as Majority Leader solely because of his sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 3911/07/2012

Lez it up and shut it down TB!

by Anonymousreply 4011/07/2012

r39 gives me an excuse to quote Barney Frank

[quote]When openly-gay Congressman Barney Frank was asked if Dreier was not elected House majority leader because he was too 'moderate', Frank replied: "Yes, in the sense that I marched in the moderate pride parade last summer and went to a moderate bar."

by Anonymousreply 4111/07/2012
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