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  1. antb says

    Congratulations to John Tierney.

    Mr. Tisei: why did you think anyone in their right mind would vote for a man who allied himself with a party that thinks he should be a second class citizen? It calls your judgment into question.

  2. JohnAGJ says

    Pity. The GOP could use a whole helluva lot more openly gay politicians and straight allies to moderate it’s absurd far-right platform on social issues. Still, at least an anti-gay politico didn’t win instead.

  3. Rick says

    “Mr. Tisei: why did you think anyone in their right mind would vote for a man who allied himself with a party that thinks he should be a second class citizen? It calls your judgment into question.”

    My God, people like you are pathetic. The original purpose of the gay movement was to make sexual orientation a non-issue so that all of us could pursue whatever interests and social affiliations and ideologies we wanted to AS INDIVIDUALS, without homophobia getting in the way of it.

    But for some of you, enslaving gay people to liberal orthodoxy and affiliation to a single party has become the overriding goal, to the point that you actively cheer on the defeat of an openly gay man whose positions on all gay-related issues are the right ones……in favor of a corrupt straight man……..and do so for no reason other that the straight guy has a D next to his name and the openly gay guy has an R next to his name.

    And even apart from the twistedness inherent in that mindset, it is a politically stupid position because without bipartisan support, no gay rights legislation has ever passed any legislative body and none ever will……and because if there is no outreach to Republicans and no seat at the table among them for gay people, we will be consigned eternaly to the partisan ghetto, with all the consequences that will come from that.

    Sick and truly stupid people some of you are, indeed.

  4. says

    What desperate pettiness to suggest Lynn somehow ‘stole’ the election. It has a Republican mayor — in a strong mayor system — for heaven’s sake!

    Tisei needs to face the fact that he lost the Lynn vote by 3:1 because he would have caucused with tea partiers and supported tea party policies, not the pro immigration reform, pro affordable health care and pro blue collar positions Lynn residents desperately care about.

    John Tierney fights for our district and has been a stalwart defender of GLBT rights. Tisei would have hurt our district and helped empower a party that’s inhospitable to gay rights.

  5. chuck says

    Demand a re-count of every election where a Tea Bagger lost! There is no way that God would have allowed all of those Communist, Muslim, Kenyan-followers to win!

  6. EchtKultig says

    Wow. The trolls are back from their slumber! At least they gave us a few hours of peace!

    “Mr. Tisei: why did you think anyone in their right mind would vote for a man who allied himself with a party that thinks he should be a second class citizen? It calls your judgment into question.”

    Exactly, it makes sense to those of us who are not brain damaged.

  7. Diogenes Arktos says

    Don’t forget the numbers angle. Tierney caucuses with the Democrats and Tisei would have caucused with the Republicans. With so much in DC these days on a strict party line vote it’s better to have a Democrat. Tisei was delusional: he should have accepted the fact that he would have had one arm permanently behind his back.

  8. Rick says

    “Don’t forget the numbers angle. Tierney caucuses with the Democrats and Tisei would have caucused with the Republicans. With so much in DC these days on a strict party line vote it’s better to have a Democrat. Tisei was delusional: he should have accepted the fact that he would have had one arm permanently behind his back.”

    This is a perfect example of the lack of political sophistication on the part of most of you. No bill PASSES without bi-partisan support, in the absence of super-majorities.

    The total absence of gay people among House Republicans will ensure that we have no seat at the table and that Republicans–who still have a 40-seat majority–will have no incentive to even listen to us or consider our issues….and they will therefore be able to kill every gay rights bill that comes along without it even getting out of committee.

    In the Senate, the demise of moderate Republicans such as Scott Brown–which so many of you misguidedly have cheered on–will likewise mean that polarization becomes total and gay rights issues get no hearing whatsoever. Without the “cover” provided by having 7-8 colleagues willing to buck the party leadership–as happened in the case of DADT repeal–the few Republican moderates left wil not be willing to risk alienating that leadership to side with Democrats in attempts to break filibusters…..which means that as long as there are even 40 Republicans in the Senate, all gay rights bils can be filibustered to death….and will be.

    And this situation will persist for decades, since the political map is such that Democrats will never get more than 60 seats in the Senate.

    So the net effect of your having shot down all gay Republicans and all moderate Republicans in favor of Democrats will be that the gay community becomes ghettoized in one party and will accordingly be incapable of any legislative advancement for as long as that situation persists, since the Republicans that are left will be without any moderating influences and can therefore operate as a machine to destroy any bill that comes along without any hesitation.

    Fools you are, truly.

  9. Bingo says

    Tierney is a good man and a fine ally. This made my night.

    Those Victory Fund tweets on behalf of Tisei ticked me off so much I gave Tierney money.

    Nice of Victory Fund to identify good gay candidates. But we need to review their endorsements with care.

    Because it remains true: gay republican = Jewish Nazi

  10. Shame on you all says

    shame on all of you. Tisei ran a great campaign and I wish he was elected. He stood with the people of the district – not the special interests Tierney supports.

  11. Anonymous says

    I really wanted to see Richard Tisei win. Why are people insulting him for running as a Republican? How do you expect the Republican Party to change without people inside the party trying to change it? I think you people WANT the Republicans to be the party of homophobes because you disagree with their other issues…

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