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  1. Alex Parrish says

    Any gay person who works for a vile homophobe like Rick Fecal Santorum is clearly and actively doing damage to the LGBT community and richly deserves to be outed. It is astonishing to me that any adult could be so self-hating and self-delusional as to not see that damage Santorum has done and plans to do to gay people. Disgusting!

  2. You don't have to be crazy, but it helps says

    This sounds like a case for Marcus Bachmann. Quick someone make an appointment for him.

  3. Gay American says

    Hmm I wonder how supportive of Santorum he’d be IF you replaced all Ricky’s ANTI-GAY BS, with ANTI-Black BS? what a self-loathing scumbag (who NEVER had to FIGHT for His RIGHTS as a Blackman)

  4. andy says

    Wow this is the first case I’ve seen of a double Uncle Tom. A black man working for a racist and a gay man working for a homophobe. I wonder who hates this traitor more, me or himself.

  5. Rob says

    pathetic – I would feel sorry for this tortured and self-hating man if he wasn’t actively causing harm through whatever desperate need for approval is motivating him.

  6. Robert in NYC says

    A severe case of Stockholm syndrome. Gay republicans are replete with it. Amazing how they vote for and support their oppressors.

  7. Troy says

    ‘Senator Santorum is a man of principle, he is a man who sticks up for what he believes in, I strongly do support Senator Santorum.'”

    By that criteria, he would support every whack job dictator and klan wizard that ever existed.

  8. HadenoughBS says

    I heard this interview on SiriusXM driving home yesterday. I was amazed that Traynham was in such denial about Santorum’s positions BEFORE he revealed to Matthews that he is a gay man. Then I was double-amazed. Since I only heard the audio, I also didn’t realize at the time that Traynham was African-American. Knowing now that he is and he STILL worked for racist Santorum, I don’t know what to think! How can a gay black man stoop so low to work for and support a racist homophobic bigot like Santorum? It truly boggles the imagination. Perhaps he’s a brother from another planet who doesn’t understand human interactions here on Planet Earth!

  9. Gregoire says

    I see somebody with a mental illness, of the stripe we would normally lock away if they were standing on a street corner, throwing feces at people. In a sense, that’s what he’s doing, in a slightly nicer outfit.

  10. jamal49 says

    Big Gay Girlfriend of Colour sure is in denial about his former boss-man Santorum. BGGOC seems o not be listening. Denial is a mental disorder of those who will not face the hard truths of about the object of their affection/obsession that said object loathes their very humanity and will support any effort-legal or otherwise-to eradicate them. BGGOC is a very, very, very sick man. I pity him. I also think he needs to have his @$$ kicked from one end of his refrigerator to the other.

  11. paul says

    he worked for santorum for ten years and doesn’t know where he stands on gay sex, DADT etc ? This guy is complete and utter liar…or he is quite simply the most brain dead stupid cretin i have ever had the misfortune to listen to.

  12. paul says

    I’m beginning to think that Republicanism is a cult…they literally brain wash people into believing complete and utter untruths.

  13. Bob R says

    Judas. Quisling. Kapo. History is filled with sad and despicable characters who for personal or financial gain are willing to betray their friends, nation or people. If there is a hell, the lowest parts are reserved for pathetic creatures like Traynham. A pox on him and his ilk.

  14. Rocky Falco says

    I have said this before “Once the Christian Right-White Wing-nuts have taken away our rights, who will be next… The Blacks?”

  15. chasmader says

    A (double) self loathing gay black man.

    No doubt he gets into really twisted sex. “Power Bottom” might even be to vanilla for his tastes.

  16. Chris says

    While I find Santorum’s social views vile, a couple important points:

    1. Traynham is correct Sanotrum is generally highly-principled, and it’s reasonable to respect someone like Santorum (and George W Bush) who are good, decent people who stick to their principles. We can and should RESPECT them and their views, even if we STRONGLY DISAGREE with some of their views.

    The bigger problem I have with Santorum (and with most Christians and Muslims) is their compulsion/obsession to force others to live by their religious beliefs.

    Santorum has every right to not use contraception, and to prevent his kids from using contraception. But he has no right to tell anyone else how to live their lives.

    Chris Mathews got into that a bit, suggesting Santorum would turn the US into a “Theocracy”…but he unfortunately didn’t explore this point further with Traynham.

    2. In defense of Traynham working for Santorum…I find quite often someone who is generally opposed to something they don’t fully understand (like gays), or is prejudiced against a group of people (blacks, women, gays, jews) is often fine with an individual. So…while Santorum seems prejudiced against gays…he might seem very caring and accepting to a gay individual he knew.

    So…Traynham might be too-close to Santorum to offer an objective view on how Santorum feels about gay people in general.

  17. Alex Parrish says

    @CHAZMADER Principles? Rick ‘Fecal’ Santorum has principles when it comes to telling others how to live their lives, but his “principles” fly out the window when he is defending a scumbag like John Ensign who is involved with a highly unethical extra-marital affair. Where are his principles when it comes to accepting high-paying jobs upon leaving the Senate from groups for whom he passed legislation — some of it even “earmark” legislation. It’s really “pay-for-play” and Santorum is hip-deep into it. If he is an example of someone living-up to principles, I want no part of that. The poor delusional black man defending him needs some intervention.

  18. Neil says

    This guy is just awful, dumb as a box of rocks and fighting for those that would deny him basic rights.

  19. FunMe says

    What a dumb ass! An gay uncle Tom, what a surprise. Not!

    I refuse to see the video. I can already imagine that he’s talking as if he is a slave to Santorum in more ways than one. Despicable!

  20. anon says

    It’d be nice if CM allowed his guests a chance to answer, even if they are a bit inarticulate. I think he was trying to spit out that RS is essentially playing both sides with wording that different people hear differently.

  21. Matt says

    He’s principled? How? All he does is attack gays. That’s it; if gay issues were forbidden from politics, this man would fall apart in the blink of an eye.

    There’s nothing more I hate than apologists. All you are is a sycophantic supplicant whose lack of self-respect is nauseating.

  22. BobN says

    Chris, one cannot be principled and use arguments one knows to be untrue.

    It’s just not possible.

  23. says

    “Traynham is correct Sanotrum is generally highly-principled, and it’s reasonable to respect someone like Santorum (and George W Bush) who are good, decent people who stick to their principles. We can and should RESPECT them and their views, even if we STRONGLY DISAGREE with some of their views.”

    Chris, you couldn’t be more wrong. On the contrary, we should NOT respect the views of bigots and of those who enable bigotry. We should articulately disrespect those views and stand against them. We can respect their free speech right to voice reprehensible views, but that’s a very different kind of respect. And, sorry, but on the subject of civil rights for lgbt people, Rick Santorum is not principled. In addition to his juvenile comparisons of homosexuality to bestiality and marriage equality to polygamy, he has said he would seek to invalidate the legal marriages of all same-sex couples. That means ripping up the legal marriage license of, say, 2 lesbians who’ve been together for 10 years, one of whom is dealing with breast cancer and needs spousal health insurance, the other of whom is a non-biological parent to a child Rick Santorum won’t let her adopt and who will be legally an orphan if her biological mother dies . . . yep, real principled. Don’t enable homophobes.

  24. tmj says

    I agree with most comments made here. And Santorum looks doomed, to me. But….Could we please stop saying “Gay Uncle Tom?” Would you say the same if he was Jewish? C’mon guys! He’s a dope, and that’s that, but not a “Gay Uncle Tom.”

    I thought we were more enlightened. Don’t you see how the jackbooted fascists are going to pounce on that hypocritical choice of words? How are we empowering our gay black brothers and sisters by using those words? We need, and our brothers and sisters need all the help we can get. Words are POWER. Let’s use them.

    Divisiveness is weakness, and the bad guys know that and will play us on that. Don’t give in.

  25. Randy says

    I know we just suffered through the W presidency, but can you just imagine the kinds of empty-headed fools who would fill a Santorum cabinet? Just look.

  26. Peter says

    I saw the interview and also finally read Santorum’s actual comment where he says being gay is NOT like “man on dog” and I feel like I’ve been misled about Santorum.

    He is not pro-gay, but I think a lot of people in our community just hate him and have tried to make him seem a lot more anti-gay than he really is.

  27. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    IT IS QUITE FUNNY HOW “CLOSETED” HOMOSEXUALS WORK FOR REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS AND THEN, GO TO THE MEDIA AFTER THEIR DISMISSAL. Robert Traynham WORKED FOR Senator Rick Santorum BECAUSE HE IS NEGRO AND SAW A GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY. HIS SO-CALLED CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE SENATOR DURING THE Hardball INTERVIEW IS BASED ON HIS DESIRE TO GET ANOTHER JOB IN THE POLITICAL ARENA – “TRASHING” THE SENATOR WOULD BE OF NO BENEFIT. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, Robert Traynham AND Richard Grenell [Governor Mitt Romney’s FORMER AIDE] CAN INJECT THEMSELVES WITH HIV-TAINTED BLOOD AND “SCREW” EACH OTHER INTO OBLIVION.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  28. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “FUNME,”

    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A HOMOSEXUAL “Uncle Tom” – I HAVE BEEN ONE MY ENTIRE LIFE. [Why do you think I am sexually-obsessed with caucasian males?].

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON