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Dan Savage rips gay GOP group: ‘Sanity and motives’ of any gay Republican are ‘suspect’

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Columnist Dan Savage slammed the Log Cabin Republicans in The Stranger on Monday and Tuesday, rebuking the idea that their advocacy of LGBTQ rights is taken seriously within their party.

“You can back the GOP or you can advocate for equal rights for LGBT people,” he wrote. “You can’t do both at once—and anyone who claims to be doing both is lying.”

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The fact that the party adopted a comprehensively anti-gay platform for this year’s Republican National Convention, Savage argued, was proof that the GOP has only gotten worse on those issues in spite of the efforts of the Log Cabin group, which he described as “the most ineffectual political advocacy org this side of NAMBLA.”

“The sanity and/or motives of any queer person who belongs to today’s GOP are suspect—same goes for yesterday’s GOP and most likely tomorrow’s GOP,” he said.

On Tuesday, Savage addressed a reader who accused him of being unfair toward Log Cabin president Gregory T. Angelo.

“Gregory shouldn’t be mad at me for calling bullsh*t on the entirely futile efforts of LCR, Paul, and you shouldn’t be mad at me for pointing out the futility of their efforts — or the futility of your partner’s efforts, for that matter, to ‘put a face on gay Republicans,'” Savage said. “You should be mad at Republican leaders — leaders who have f*cked your community over at every turn — and mad at the very real bigots ‘within the rank and file’ of the GOP.”


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REVEALED: Kayleigh McEnany called Biden a ‘man of the people’ who connects better with the ‘middle class’ than Trump

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is a loyal mouthpiece for President Donald Trump, both in presidential policy and against his political opponents in the election campaign. She has echoed Trump's attacks on Joe Biden, calling him a "radical socialist" and using monikers like "Sleepy."

But on Monday, CNN unearthed audio of McEnany from 2015 during an interview on New York AM970, in which she offered a very different view.

"I think the Republicans run into a problem if it is Joe Biden and if it is maybe a Trump on the other side," said McEnany. "Because Joe Biden, one of the things he is remarkable at is really kind of being a man of the people and resonating with middle class voters. Feeling like — coming off as human. His gaffes — as much as we make fun of them — to a certain extent they make him look human. So not, since he's likable."

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Trump whines that he shouldn’t be blamed for ‘Lock Her Up!’ chants — as his supporters chant it

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President Donald J. Trump refuted responsibility for his rally cries of "lock her up" during a campaign stop in Martinsburg, Penn. Monday.

"Lock her up," the crowds chanted. To which Trump replied, "Now [the chants] are happening with [Joe] Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say, 'lock her up,' they always blame me and I have nothing to do with it."

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After the crowd chants "lock her up!" for Hillary Clinton, Trump says "now [the chants] are happening with Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say 'lock her up,' they always blame me & I have nothing to do with it." pic.twitter.com/SjKrfadJIv

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‘Segregated South type behavior’: Americans are furious at ‘scared’ Texas’s Gov. Abbott deploying Guard troops to the polls

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced that he is deploying troops to the polls in the state, something that a president can't even do because it can suppress the vote.

“The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election,” San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday.

It sent people into flames of rage claiming that it was an example of a Republican governor behaving like a segregationist from the 1950s.

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