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Another Republican US Senator has been outed

Sen. John Barrasso, (R) WY.

Outed by Mike Rogers today.

His voting record is terrible -- gets a ZERO from HRC.

by Anonymousreply 8210/07/2013

Another damaged, self-loather!

by Anonymousreply 109/29/2013

Speaking of unfortunate surnames ...

by Anonymousreply 209/29/2013

Why did Mike Rogers sell his other site, for what millions? RAW story? Now he's got another site? Is the OP Mike, no one knew where Mike went after he took the money and ran.

by Anonymousreply 309/29/2013

Twice married, three children.

by Anonymousreply 409/29/2013

Is he cute?

by Anonymousreply 509/29/2013

Barrasso is gay?

by Anonymousreply 609/29/2013

A public denial similar to Senator Wide Stance's, replete with wife-beard by his side, in 4..3..2..

by Anonymousreply 709/29/2013

Here is Mike Rogers on twitter, handle is MichaelRogersDC

He sounds unhinged, not saying he's not right but he's getting into ridiculous twitter fights with people & he sounds like a 3 year old on it.

by Anonymousreply 809/29/2013

I can't wait for the news services to pick this up Monday!

by Anonymousreply 909/29/2013

[quote]He sounds unhinged, not saying he's not right but he's getting into ridiculous twitter fights with people & he sounds like a 3 year old on it.

Well, of *course* he's unhinged. He's like many of our own DLers who are absolutely OBSESSED with the idea of outing closet cases, particularly closeted Republican politicians. Mike's just amped his crazy up a few more notches than anyone on DL, to the point of actively *investigating* gay allegations. (It can't be *that* hard to figure this shit out. We already know from, well, every political sex scandal ever that politicians are brazen and without shame when it comes to fulfilling their extramarital sexual needs, and they're not exactly careful when they do it. See, e.g., middle finger-waving Anthony Weiner.)

I'm merely disappointed that it's not a higher-profile senator. I honestly don't think I've ever heard of this guy until tonight - not surprising considering he represents one of the lowest-populated, least-important states.

by Anonymousreply 1009/29/2013

He actually voted to fund Obamacare

by Anonymousreply 1109/29/2013

[quote]A public denial similar to Senator Wide Stance's, replete with wife-beard by his side, in 4..3..2..

But is there proof with this one? In the case of Senator Larry Craig there was a police arrest with legal charges.

by Anonymousreply 1209/29/2013

I'm actually pretty damn surprised. He's kind of cute, sure, but what a fucking asshole. He deserves to have his life completely ruined.

by Anonymousreply 1309/29/2013

Somebody smells freshly baked cookies...

by Anonymousreply 1409/29/2013

He's from Wyoming. No way can he come out.

by Anonymousreply 1509/29/2013

According to VoteSmart (sorry, I'm a political scientist and find this fascinating):

[quote]John Barrasso. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle:It's Barrasso. 23 June 2007. "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."

[quote]Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010."

[quote]American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010."

[quote]John Barrasso. Video: U.S. Sen-WY Debate: Barrasso vs. Carter. 21 August 2008. "I voted against gay marriage. To me, marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman, and I will continue to vote that way."

by Anonymousreply 1609/29/2013

By the way, this asshole voted "Nay" when The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Bill came up for vote in the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 1709/29/2013

[quote]I can't wait for the news services to pick this up Monday!

Won't happen without proof.

by Anonymousreply 1809/29/2013

R13 He we are again. A gay man (presumably,) writing on a gay site, positively giddy with the idea of using all our gay power to destroy a gay man for being gay. And given his obsessiveness with this particular thread, R13 R14 R16 R17 , you can be sure he doesn't get it.

by Anonymousreply 1909/29/2013

Fuck you, R19. It's one thing to be closeted; however, it's quite another to be in a position of power and actively work to deny gays and lesbians equal rights. I wouldn't say I'm giddy about this revelation, but I'm definitely not ambivalent. I'd like to hear his side of the story...and not a half-hearted denial either.

It's not like anyone should have much sympathy just because he's in Wyoming. The guy grew up in Pennsylvania, went to school in DC, and did his residency in New Haven...he chose to move to Wyoming and pander to an anti-gay majority for votes.

by Anonymousreply 2009/29/2013

Here's the thing, he voted FOR Obamacare, he's toast in his next election anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2109/29/2013

[quote] By the way, this asshole voted "Nay" when The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Bill came up for vote in the Senate.

And both he and Matthew Shepard are/were residents of Laramie, Wyoming. Interesting...

by Anonymousreply 2209/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 2309/30/2013

What a vile asshole. Why did he think he'd be able to hide his sexuality as a public figure? He's part of the Senate leadership too. The guy is fucked.

by Anonymousreply 2409/30/2013

Another vile, self-loathing, closet-case, Rethuglican piece of shit.


[quote]Here we are again. A gay man (presumably,) writing on a gay site, positively giddy with the idea of using all our gay power to destroy a gay man for being gay.

No, not for being gay. For being a weasel and a hypocrite. You want to live in the closet? That's nice for you. But you don't get to live the lie and actively work against the LGBT community. Being gay or lesbian isn't a choice, but whether to be a closet case is. Bare Ass is merely going to pay the price for his unfortunate decision.

by Anonymousreply 2509/30/2013

outing anti-gay politicians is fair game. whether our resident closet-case defenders can see that or not.

by Anonymousreply 2609/30/2013

I had no idea outing some hateful closet case requires "all our gay power," as r19 suggests.

That you for that cowardly perspective, r19.

by Anonymousreply 2709/30/2013

So much for the outing, where are the hustlers and hookups?

Documentation, Mary, we need documentation!

by Anonymousreply 2809/30/2013

They better have receipts, because this works in his favor:

[quote]Barrasso has three children — Peter, a graduate of Georgetown University; Emma, a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; and Hadley, a recent high school graduate.[18] He is divorced from Linda Nix. On January 1, 2008, he married Bobbi Brown

[quote]On August 11, 2007, during Cheyenne's annual Race for the Cure, Barrasso and Bobbi Brown, herself a breast cancer survivor and at the time, the state director for Barrasso's state Senate offices, announced that they would marry. Once the two were engaged, Brown resigned her position in Barrasso's state Senate offices.[19] They were married on January 1, 2008, with their children in attendance in Thermopolis.[20] Brown has a 16-year-old daughter, named Hadley, from a previous marriage. Barrasso has two children, Peter and Emma, from his previous marriage to Linda Nix.

by Anonymousreply 2909/30/2013

[quote]He actually voted to fund Obamacare

Then he's straight.

by Anonymousreply 3009/30/2013

Yeah -- I don't see any proof except for gayface.

by Anonymousreply 3109/30/2013

right. just like MY children prove without a doubt that I am 100 percent straight!

by Anonymousreply 3209/30/2013

[R19] You are the fucking asshole land [R20] is correct. It isn't about being gay and closeted, it is about being gay and working to undo other gay people while you HIDE IN THE FUCKING CLOSET.

Stay in your closet your whole life for all I care as long as you aren't a traitor to the rest of us.

by Anonymousreply 3309/30/2013

...and mine!

by Anonymousreply 3409/30/2013

,,,and MINE!

by Anonymousreply 3509/30/2013

So he got married to an employee the year he decided to run for the US Senate? Hmmmmmmmmmmm...

by Anonymousreply 3609/30/2013

r29 cracks me up.

by Anonymousreply 3709/30/2013

He's on Facebook. Here's a pic from his page, celebrating a football victory with some, uh, buds.

by Anonymousreply 3809/30/2013

His life is an evil fortune cookie

by Anonymousreply 3909/30/2013

This is the song that was playing in Senator Barrasso's head while he was sandwiched between two cute college guys...

by Anonymousreply 4009/30/2013

what a queeny old tool.

by Anonymousreply 4109/30/2013

Rogers is such an embarrassment. He frequently "outs" people with no evidence, and it's only if ACTUAL journalists do the work and get real evidence that it sticks. Rogers "outed" Larry Craig, but only had anonymous sources and rumors. It wasn't until the Idaho Statesman found out about the arrest in the mens room that Craig was outed in any meaningful way. But Rogers still takes credit. (I'm all for his attempts to out hypocritical politicians. I just think he does it ineffectively.)

by Anonymousreply 4209/30/2013

Is this a teaser article? Where's the back-up?

You can say Lindsey Graham is gay until the cows come home and nothing sticks because there is no proof.

Deliver the goods, Mr. Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 4309/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 4409/30/2013

Is this the Senate seat Liz Cheney is trying to get?

by Anonymousreply 4509/30/2013

No, R45. Liz Cheney is going for Mike Enzi's seat.

by Anonymousreply 4609/30/2013

WAIT, Bobbi Brown is his wife? The Cherry Pie Bobbi Brown who was involved with or married to Jani Lane & Nikki Six???

by Anonymousreply 4709/30/2013

Wait, ok different Bobbi Brown. But I'm pretty sure THAT Bobbi Brown is a righty these anyways, as is Nikki Sixx.

by Anonymousreply 4809/30/2013

He looks like the love child of Rick Santorum and some dog Rick Santorum fucked.

by Anonymousreply 4909/30/2013

Dammit, couldn't it be someone attractive for once? I mean, I know the Senate isn't crawling with hot men, but come on!

Like someone else said, he looks like the love child of Santorum and a dog.

by Anonymousreply 5009/30/2013

Huh, R50? Are you casting porn? What the fuck difference does it make if he's hot or not?

by Anonymousreply 5109/30/2013

It determines my interest level. If you think it's going to make any change in anyone's politics, you're kidding yourself.

by Anonymousreply 5209/30/2013

Take him... TAKE HIM!

Just don't look my way, boys.

by Anonymousreply 5309/30/2013

[quote]So he got married to an employee the year he decided to run for the US Senate? Hmmmmmmmmmmm...

What's wrong with getting married the year you expect to run for major office?

by Anonymousreply 5409/30/2013

No evidence of this claim. Sounds like a straight up lie to destroy the Senator. Rogers should apologize and face legal consequences for lying on this man.

by Anonymousreply 5509/30/2013

r55, be gone.

by Anonymousreply 5609/30/2013

R25 Of course not foe being gay. But we're going to USE HIS BEING GAY to injure and hopefully destroy him for his beliefs. It should work .. usually does anyway.

by Anonymousreply 5709/30/2013

How do we know he's gay?

Because I said so!

by Anonymousreply 5809/30/2013

Barrasso is being outed as a HYPOCRITE. He is gay and yet voted against rights for other gay people who are not fortunate enough to be rich and powerful like he is. Barrasso traded his integrity for a political career, and if he is exposed for doing so, then he it's well-deserved.

Barrasso is cheating not just gay people, whose rights to live honestly he has fought at every opportunity, but he also is cheating the "family values" voters who helped put him in office believing that he shares those so-called "family values" when he in fact only wants their votes and campaign contributions, not their "values."

by Anonymousreply 5909/30/2013

The trolls here should remember that you're on a gay website. Calling someone gay is not an 'accusation' or an 'allegation.' There is nothing wrong with being gay. Calling someone gay is not an attempt to 'destroy' them.

by Anonymousreply 6009/30/2013

I'm on board with outing hypocrites (straight or gay). But I disagree on outing all closet cases because out gays want them to be out.

Ultimately everyone has their own journeys to follow and we should leave them to it, except when they're actively, unquestioningly hurting the lgbt community like in cases of anti-gay politicians or preachers.

I see the mainstream media is not picking this up, and probably for good measure. There's nothing to back up MR's claims.

by Anonymousreply 6109/30/2013

r60, in this case, Rogers certainly intends to destroy, embarrass, or shame his targets. He is not being benevolent with his actions.

by Anonymousreply 6209/30/2013

Rogers is not responsible for Republican attitudes toward gayness, R62. That's their own fault.

by Anonymousreply 6309/30/2013

Grandma at r61, no one is advocating outing ALL closet cases, just the hypocritical politicians.

Yes, we're all on a journey. It had just better not be on the backs of our brethren.

by Anonymousreply 6409/30/2013

thank you r64.

by Anonymousreply 6509/30/2013

Without proof, the mainstream media will not touch this.

by Anonymousreply 6609/30/2013

Well this story went nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 6710/05/2013

Let's hope he overdoses with a trick, then.

by Anonymousreply 6810/05/2013

Of course it didn't, R67. You need PROOF for something like this. Otherwise the media won't touch it.

by Anonymousreply 6910/05/2013

Sen. Barrasso did NOT "vote for Obamacare"! Where are you getting this?

by Anonymousreply 7010/05/2013

On September 30, 2013 Rodgers also outed U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith, Tea Party Republican from Nebraska. The article has a picture of Mr. Smith, sitting next to Aaron Schock looking at Mr. Smith with the most dreamboat look. Too funny.

by Anonymousreply 7110/06/2013

r58, Mike's always right. Just ask Ed Schrock, Ken Mehlman, and Larry Craig.

Regarding Adrian Smith - he was outed on the datalounge years ago, when he first ran for congress. Someone posted here that he had a bf who was a flight attendant. I think the bf lived in Denver. Smith is a fundie who attended Liberty University and co-sponsored an anti gay marriage bill in the Nebraska legislature.

by Anonymousreply 7210/06/2013


by Anonymousreply 7310/06/2013

Adrian Smith, the look of smelling cookies...

by Anonymousreply 7410/06/2013

^ Miss Smith Goes to Washington!

by Anonymousreply 7510/06/2013

I wish him the best.

by Anonymousreply 7610/06/2013

But with whom has Miss been?

by Anonymousreply 7710/06/2013

Have these guys responded to being outed? Are they just ignoring it?

by Anonymousreply 7810/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 7910/07/2013

r79, who are you talking about? Smith? Barrasso?

by Anonymousreply 8010/07/2013

Barrasso, R80

by Anonymousreply 8110/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 8210/07/2013
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