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Maine GOP Warns Voter Registration Is Evil Homosexual Plot

This campaign ad was obviously not designed by a gay man.The loony hillbillies of the Maine GOP have had a hard time convincing residents to back them in their opposition to a statewide referendum measure that would permit Election Day voter registration, so their latest strategy has them running ads ominously informing the citizenry IN SCREAMING ALL CAPS that anyone who supports the measure, known as “Question 1,” is in fact a flaming member of Team Homo, because voting rights are super gay. Real heterosexuals hate democracy.

More on this homophobic weirdness from the Sun Journal:

The chairman of the Maine Republican Party is defending a print advertisement that singles out a gay rights’ group’s involvement in the effort to retain Election Day registration.

GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said the ad, which was circulated by more than 25 community newspapers, was designed to “educate” the public about EqualityMaine, one of the advocacy groups involved in the coalition that wants to retain the state’s 38-year-old EDR law. However, members of the coalition say the ad is designed to mobilize opponents of same-sex marriage and marks yet another example of Webster and EDR opponents’ attempts to distract voters from the real issue of Question 1.

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Oh those crafty homosexuals, “first they came to redecorate,” etc. [Sun Journal via TPM]

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241 comments

  1. ibwilliamsi

    This from the fuckers who have been actively recruiting voters in the churches for the past 35 years. How much money did they spend on that?

      1. Cash4HoboBeans

        Methinks going to church can be an indication of sexual orientation–if you're a Catholic priest, at least

      2. Herring_Burnit

        Yes. You don't have to *do* anything to be gay, but in order to be a churchgoer, you have to — surprise! — go to fucking church.

        These people are so fucking hateful, that I can't WAIT till they've extinguished their contribution to the gene pool and died the ignominous death they deserve.

  2. Indiepalin

    And let's not forget to vote out those lesbian rino Maine senators: Susan Collins and Oympia Dukakis.

    1. V572625694

      Ha ha, you mean "Olympia Snowe," who sounds like some sort of ice goddess but is actually from Brooklyn or some damn place.* And Collins has Diane Rehm's Disease which it isn't appropriate to make fun of except for the fact that as a US Senatorette your job is to talk, and having that kind of herky-jerky hitch in your oratorial gitalong is like being a one-legged placekicker, if you know what I mean.
      ________________
      * Well I just checked and she's actually from Maine so never mind.

      1. Indiepalin

        No, I want Olympia Dukakis and her elderly nympho persona to get voted off the show "Bored to Death".

        1. V572625694

          Really more for her DINO/RINO vacillation than her odd talk. Yes being a swing vote allows her to harvest much personal glory, air time, and pork for the Pine Tree State, but it’s pretty ugly when you just see it like that.

          1. Herring_Burnit

            Yah. She keeps dipping her toes in the shallows and then playing shitty little games with both sides and with the people of her state. If only Mainiacs weren't quite so Maniacal, they'd break down and find themselves a decent Democrat. But then again, this is the state that elected that revolting pig Paul LePage.

  3. HempDogbane

    This is blatantly unfair in singling out gays. Nazis and Commies also prefer same-day registration.

          1. Herring_Burnit

            Even looks like him sort-of-kinda, except Gaius Baltar is, of course, handsomer. Eric looks like he was shoving a barbed-wire-sheathed dildo up his rectum all night long till it got stuck and now he can't quite sit down comfortably.

  4. flamingpdog

    The ad does not mention Election Day registration. It also doesn't disclose who paid for it. Webster said none of the Maine GOP's campaign material contained a disclosure line, which according to the state's Ethics Commission, is not required by law.

    He added that he had a relative who was gay. "How they live their life is none of my business and I have no problem with them being part of the democratic process. It’s just that people have a right to know whose funding this effort, who is involved in this campaign."

    I give up. These clowns aren't even trying to make sense any more…

  5. SorosBot

    Those nefarious gays might actually want the right to be treated the same as everyone else under the law, how horrid!

    1. Herring_Burnit

      Imagine that, they want HUMAN rights! How dare they think they're HUMAN?

      Rick Perry is now frothing all over Pox Ooze about how we need to reinstate DADT. I swear I will stamp his nuts flatter than paper if he tries that shit.

        1. Herring_Burnit

          If any one of those little pishers says doodly to me about it, I swear, I'm gonna grab their tongue, pull it right out of their mouth, and spit on it. What the FUCK is wrong with these people? It's none of their goddamn business who I'm fucking. I'm guessing they're not getting enough, or they wouldn't be so anxious to be sticking their noses up all our underroos.

    1. Herring_Burnit

      Well, there's that, and champagne brunches, mani/pedis, converting straight people, working out, a two-martini-and-salad lunch, lounging on the beach checking out all the boys pushing a nice basket … a faggot's work is NEVER done!

  6. Antispandex

    Team Homo…am I supposed to be afraid of that or not? I like to be up to date on all of my fears.

    1. Herring_Burnit

      Depends, hehe. If you like fucking people who have the same configuration you do, no need to be afraid. OTOH, if you normally worry that strange people will anally rape you with barbed-wire-wrapped dildos smothered in HELLFIRE chilli sauce, I'd say don't stop running till you reach Missouri.

      1. chicken_thief

        Hm, a friend of mine is wondering what the safe word is. You know, if he were willing to give that second possibility a try.

        Thanks!

        ~Marcus

  7. Schmannnity

    Why is the Maine GOP opposed to easier registration? Haven't they heard there are no Blacks in Maine?

    1. Negropolis

      But, didn't you hear? They gots them sneaky Canadans sneaking across the border producing ridicluous amounts of voter freud.

    2. chicken_thief

      Team Homo asks that you not diminish their status as the group most feared just because there are no blacks, brownz, muslins, or real live Freddie Krugers in the state. I mean, seriously, how often do the geyhs get to be "Most Feared".

  8. Barrelhse

    I was beginning to get nervous about the Mainers, happy to see that Common Sense prevailed and the Fascists got a good drubbing.

    1. GOPCrusher

      The main supporter of the Arizona No-Browns Allowed Law is getting recalled, too. Tea Baggers are blaming it on increasing numbers of illegals crossing the border to vote in the recall election.

  9. ProgressiveInga

    When Election Day Voting is outlawed, only outlaws will be……gay…..?

    I'm just as confused as GOP Chairman Charlie!

          1. not that Dewey

            See, I thought that once an idea like that had been parodied on the Simpsons or in Office Space, it should be off-limits as an actual idea for a real business name. Guess I was wrong.

    1. not that Dewey

      In fact, John Kasich extended an extremely gracious concession to his opponents, and didn't even accuse anyone of election fraud. I couldn't believe it.

  10. ThundercatHo

    Oh, I get it now. Team Homo. So that's what they mean by playing for the other team. Do they sell numbered jerseys and such?

  11. Negropolis

    There is a squeaker of a recall going on here in Michigan. In some non-descript district in suburban Flint, reports are out that "family value" conservative Paul "Babby-Daddy" Scott is going to get recalled 50.5% to 49.5%. Please let this be true, lord. This "young gun" is repugnant.

      1. Negropolis

        Michigan Radio is confirming that the unofficial tally shows Paul losing by 232 votes:

        Rick Pluta just called in to say that Michigan State Representative Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) has been recalled. Scott conceded defeat saying his campaign did their best, they came up short, and that he will not rule out running again in the future.

        Scott is the first sitting state lawmaker to be recalled since 1983.

        Oh, happy day! I know this only makes a little dent in their numbers, but it better be a wake-up call. What's notable about this is that this is a pretty solidly red, Republican district. It's also a suburban district, meaning that they are generally not crazy about the GOP on social issues. Let this be a warning to all suburban Republicans in Michigan that there seats are just as vulnerable, next year. There ill-gotten gains are showing themselves for what they are.

      1. Negropolis

        He was an actual young gun. 29 years of age. First elected to the state house two years ago. He was one of those "our blacks are better than their blacks" characters, and apparently a close ally of the governor's.

          1. Negropolis

            With them having to backtrack on their "License to Bully" bill the other day, and now this, they better back-the-fuck up is all I have to say. All this gay bashing and poor bashing and union bashing better fucking stop, or they better get sneakier about it.

          2. Geminisunmars

            You mean, return to being sneaky about it. Here they thought they had a mandate to fuck us over, so they could be blatant about it. How disappointing that must be to have be a little more covert about it.

          3. horsedreamer_1

            Black? Republican? Needs a job?

            Ron Christie and Michael Steele will go to the mattresses to defend their cable news paychecks, young buck. Step off. Maybe take a job in a warehouse, or something.

          4. Negropolis

            After the high of last night, I'm having a joy hangover. I have the most sickening feeling that he'll be given some cabinet position in the Snyder administration since they happen to be allies for reasons I've yet to even begin to understand.

            The GOP is really pissed about this recall. In fact, before the recall, they were putting together punative legislation that specifically targeted the teachers union behind this recall. There are already GOP consultants saying that the gloves are off, now, and that the GOP is going to try to crush teachers into the ground for this.

          5. HistoriCat

            the gloves are off, now, and that the GOP is going to try to crush teachers into the ground for this

            Shit – you mean they weren't trying to crush them before?

          6. LowProfileinGA

            How times change. Saw Michael Steele on MSNBC last evening; he seems almost lucid compared to the prominent clowns running for the Prez in is own party/

    1. Geminisunmars

      They keep trying to pull that "personhood" crap here in Colorado. Grrrr. We've had to vote it down twice so far.

      And thanks for the beer. I'll have a double bock.

      1. Dok-cupy Everything

        Dear god–this means that gay union abortionists will be able to register to vote on election day.

          1. finallyhappy

            Except that I couldn't appear to be black, at a recent protest against an all purpose hate group- I was going to tell the local haters that I was a Muslim Latina lesbian abortion provider.

  12. SayItWithWookies

    Wow, what a crap move. First of all, you have to give garbage like that a week to get around — you don't just blast it to newspapers the day of the election. Second, you get one of your journalist friends to write a piece about how this is all part of some gay agenda and then get a couple other columnists to repeat it as though they heard it from an authoritative source. Thank goodness the Maine GOP are a bunch of rank amateurs.

    1. emmelemm

      Randomly and apropos of nothing, I received local campaign postcards/mailers in the mail today. Today! Hello, I don't get home to get the mail until 7 pm at best. And furthermore, our state is ALL vote-by-mail anyway, so I voted a week ago.

  13. fuflans

    so tomorrow we're going to be getting all sorts of media coverage of a sharp turn to the center by america's electorate right?

    yeah no, i didn't think so either.

  14. Negropolis

    Maybe, it's a little sad, but that Mississippi voted down the personhood amendment with such vigor gives me a bit of hope for this country. I mean, considering that they are probably still drowning women for being witches, down there, this is huge. lol

    That said, nothing was sweeter than that blunt-talking, smug bastard Kasich getting absolutely steamrolled for his overreach. Welcome to Ohio, fucker. Today, we are all Ohioans.

    1. fuflans

      yes. and what i really want is for fucking mark mardell on bbc to have to admit that not everything is a complete disaster for progressives. at least not today.

      that would be sweet.

    2. Guppy

      The Mississippi results are enough to make me believe in a widespread librul election fraud conspiracy.

      I mean, I could have believed a 51-49 spread either way, but these 60-40 numbers I'm hearing? C'mon, guys! You're supposed to make this shit believable!

    3. ThundercatHo

      "Today, we are all Ohioans." Yes!! Welcome Wonkateers! Woo-hoo! I've got a bar in my basement, c'mon over and we'll celebrate.

  15. SorosBot

    But how could this be an issue in Maine, home to the the Lumberjack, who is the ultimate in manly straight men? I mean, I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day. I cut down trees, I skip and jump,I like to press wild flowers. I put on women's clothing, and hang around in bars.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      But do you wear high heels, suspenders and a bra? Do you wish you'd been a girlie, just like your dear pappa? It's an important point.

    1. SayItWithWookies

      I love Walsh's argument that he's sick and tired of hearing that his ideas are idiotic and wrong — right before he says that industry only responds to government and it's never the other way around; that the government's maniacal fixation on everybody having a house is what caused the recession; and that Dodd-Frank has completely ground the free market to a halt. Good luck to his wife on getting her $110,000 of back child support from that motherfucker.

      1. GunToting[Redacted]

        Well, I think there is a grain of truth in that "home ownership is the path to prosperity" flogging, but most folks seem to forget that it was George W Bush who was the key cheerleader for this from about 2002 – 2007 or so.

  16. Callyson

    By a relatively wide margin, Mainers on Tuesday overturned a recently passed law that would have ended a 38-year-old practice of allowing voters to register on Election Day…
    With more than three-quarters of the state’s precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, the yes side was leading 60 percent to 40 percent and had declared victory. The yes side was prevailing in every county, with especially lopsided results in Portland and Bangor. http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/08/politics/ea
    As goes Maine, so goes the nation…I hope…

  17. SudsMcKenzie

    Wow, and i just blame teh gays for being better looking, fit, more fun, better cooks, snappy dressers, intelligent, and houseplant waterer's.

  18. imissopus

    In all the talk of calling zygotes humans and teachers fascistic parasites, I didn't realize that there was an election in AZ to recall Russell Pearce, president of the state Senate and architect of the infamous immigration law. And whadda ya know, Pearce is now the first legislator in AZ history to be recalled. Of course, the guy who beat him is also a Republican, but presumably he's at least less insane.

    A headline on the L.A. Times website right now: "Elections may signal a pause in conservative trend". I'd prefer the more accurate "Election results a vaguely hopeful sign that sanity is finally reasserting itself," but what the hell. You take the little satisfactions where you can get 'em.

    1. TitsOccupado

      Come on, it's Arizona. My guess is the people thought they were voting for the actual Jerry Lewis, not this new fake republican Jerry Lewis…

  19. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    I know that the last time I registered to vote, the first thing I did was go out and have a torrid affair with one of teh ghayez.

    1. BaldarTFlagass

      Bein' chased around
      By the neighbor's cat
      Well it's so lonely in the state of Maine!!

      Cagey Cretins, Blue Öyster Cult

      1. poncho_pilot

        ya know? now that i think about it, we're all Cain's victims. but some have had to deal with the gross prospects in person while the rest of us are armchair victims.

  20. BlueStateLibel

    Damn, I'm mad Mississippi turned down the personhood-begins-at-conception. It ruined my plan to: get pregnant, go to Mississippi, get arrested and thrown in jail, have my fetus sue for unlawful imprisonment = profit!

  21. Trannysurprise

    Team Homo??? OMG – Am I on it and didn't even know it?

    OK – let's calm down and simply figure out what we are to wear on my new team. I'm so excited.

  22. BaldarTFlagass

    Whoa, the Maine/Ohio/Mississippi trifecta came in whilst I slept! Far fucking out. Maybe if I go to sleep a la Rip Van Winkle, I'll wake up 20 years hence and this country will have pulled itself out of the shit.

    Nah.

    1. Negropolis

      New Hampshire libel!

      What's Maines' deal, anyway, though? Just about every other state up that way has some kind of discernable identity, and all I equate Maine with is lobster and moose.

      1. OccupytheDashboard

        Awesome seacoast, good skiing, Portland is pretty cool, Gritty McDuffs, the Atlantic Ocean, Cadillac Mountain, Camden Harbor. Our taxes kind of suck, but hey…whaddya gonna do?

      2. SorosBot

        All I equate Maine with is Stephen King, and the associated killer clowns, cars, dogs, zombie toddlers, psychic high school girls, gypsy curses, etc.

          1. SorosBot

            I had enough of the media promoting blatant lies to get the public to support a war of imperial expansion in my own lifetime, thanks.

          2. Chichikovovich

            An understandable and comprehensible reaction. (Though you might want to stop paying attention to the media for the remainder of your lifetime. Not that I have any specific idea of what the future may bring, but I have a hunch that we haven't seen the last of the whole "media promoting blatant lies to get the public to support a war of imperial expansion" thing.)

  23. x111e7thst

    This is what comes of letting women vote. As soon as your back is turned it's that time of month and they are at the polls supporting all sorts of godless and liberal initiatives. Even Maine, Ohio and Mississippi are not safe.

    1. Chichikovovich

      I'll celebrate in just a minute – first I want to check to make sure they weren't recalling him because he wasn't punitive enough. This is Arizona, after all.

      1. not that Dewey

        You're wise to be cautious. The People of AZ passed a really weird mixed bag of sane and insane referendum items. You'd almost think there was a split electorate at work.

    1. A_Z_0_9_and_

      The punk rolled up his big blue eyes
      And said to the jocker, "Sandy,
      I've hiked and hiked and wandered too,
      But I ain't seen any candy.
      I've hiked and hiked till my feet are sore
      And I'll be damned if I hike any more
      To be buggered sore like a hobo's whore
      In the Big Rock Candy Mountains."

  24. anniegetyerfun

    This issue pales in comparison to Washington State initiative 1183, which will allow me to buy my booze in 5-gallon jugs at Costco as opposed to the state-controlled liquor stores, which has lousy hours and no parking.

    Actually, come to think of it, Costco has lousy hours and terrible parking.

    Well, fuck.

      1. anniegetyerfun

        I guess the three-mile hike to, around, and back from Costco will justify the 10 gallons of Kaluha that I intend to purchase.

  25. BaldarTFlagass

    Well, it's certainly good news all around this morning. I wonder what the over/under is on how many hours until Ken Layne posts some utterly depressing piece of information as to how we're all going to be living in dishwasher boxes soon or the EPA is being absorbed by the Chamber of Commerce or Obama is making John Bolton SecDef or something.

  26. DaRooster

    Whu, whu WHAT?!?! $141K… from a group?!?! For rights of voters?!?
    That has got to be 3-4 times what the Koch Bros. would ever give to any hateful/spitful cause right?

  27. Tundra Grifter

    Wasn't it up in Maine that the Tea Baggers trashed a school room, went through the teacher's stuff, tore down one or more posters, etc.?

  28. BaldarTFlagass

    Re: Mississippi. I bet Brad Prewitt still thinks "Nothing's fair." Maybe even more so today. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  29. DahBoner

    This reminds me….

    I just got an email from that Crafty homosexual Jewish Cabal leader Ben Bernanke, saying that 14 million had been posted to my account, and they need my account number and password to confirm.

    Think it's legit, too?

  30. Chichikovovich

    From the comments to the article:
    "The only thing this campaign has educated us on is how low and sleazy its proponents are. They are trying to win by stirring up hatred and bigotry. First it was immigrants, then it was college students, then it was Canadians and now homophobia."

    Apparently the Maine GOP hates immigrants, educated people and Canadians more than it hates gays. That's progress!

    (When I was a military cadet as a youngster I met other teenagers from across Canada. The New Brunswick cadets were always talking about how American Election Day was their favorite time of year. They would get all liquored up, then swim the St. Croix river and go vote for Democratic things. (The Democratic party would print up special waterproof voter guide sheets for them.) They didn't have Social Security numbers, Maine driver's licences, any form of proof of Maine address, and in fact every form of identification they had made it clear that they were from New Brunswick. But thanks to same-day voter registration, this was no obstacle. (Fortunately, some of the ID was in French, which made it easy to defraud honest but naive Maine election officials. The cadets were coached to say "Yes, it looks as if this is a New Brunswick drivers licence, but the French part takes it back. "Nouveau Brunswick" is French for "Correction: It's Maine, actually.") After the cadets, still dripping wet, had voted, a Democratic party official (a big guy wearing a Black Panther beret and carrying a truncheon) would give them a coin containing $100 worth of Nazi gold. (They knew because it was stamped on the coin: $100 In NAZI GOLD.) Then they would all have gay sex and go to college.)

  31. TitsOccupado

    Everyone's forgetting to mention that Sunday sales of booze will soon be legal in Georgia. I don't drink, and have never been to Georgia, but it seems newsworthy to me.

  32. DaRooster

    "It’s just that people have a right to know whose funding this effort…"

    Kinda like Citizens United huh?

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