After attending Obama’s Wednesday night GOP schmooze-fest with the rest of “yesterday’s mashed potatoes,” Sen. Lindsey Graham sneeringly called Sen. Rand Paul’s epic filibusterridiculous.” The South Carolina senator’s latest absurdity landed him a spot on many conservatives’ laminated you-know-what list.

Grassroots conservatives have finally had enough of Graham and his pal John McCain. Calls to #PrimaryGraham are ramping up and at least two South Carolina bloggers — GayPatriot’s Bruce Carroll and RedState’s Ben Howe — expressed interest in becoming a pesky thorn in Graham’s way-too-comfortable side.

On Friday, Townhall.com editor Katie Pavlich tweeted that she’s “semi-seriously considering” a future run against Sen. McCain in Arizona. With South Carolina conservatives buzzing about unseating Graham, looks like it’s time for the #GayPatriotForSenate trial balloon:

So, what can we expect from Senator GayPatriot ?

Whether #GayPatriotForSenate will evolve into something more than a hashtag remains to be seen. But tongue-in-cheek or not, conservatives on Twitter love the idea and the endorsements are rolling in.

https://twitter.com/IngloriousJ/status/309736581948928000

Uniting Gamecock and Tiger fans? Now that would be impressive.

We’ll leave you with this teaser:

  • Billie Slash

    Graham would make a great spokesman for ‘Depends’, and McCain for ‘Fix-O-Dent’, because they surely can’t speak up for Americans. Lets give them both new careers.

    • Miss Clairee

      Heh!
      Graham is good at “how to suck up to rich Suuuthunahs” and McCain is good at straddlin’ the fence, then tippin’ over to the liberal side to get votes! Ugh! They have GOT to go. Go @GayPatriot!

    • Miss Clairee

      Heh!
      Graham is good at “how to suck up to rich Suuuthunahs” and McCain is good at straddlin’ the fence, then tippin’ over to the liberal side to get votes! Ugh! They have GOT to go. Go @GayPatriot!

  • no good deed

    I will donate to anyone who seriously tries to unseat Graham and McCain in the primaries. The Republican party in general will not see another dime from me. I will donate to individuals.

    • Gregg Hammerquist

      Good. That’s how it should be.

    • Terry

      I was at a Romney/Ryan rally the day after Ryan was announced. With checkbook in hand, I asked a staffer how I could contribute to them. Was told I couldn’t, but I could write my check out to the GOP. Closed that puppy up, right quick, with a polite “no, thank you”. They were backing ancient ex-Gov Tommy Thompson for open senate seat. Everyone knew he didn’t have a chance, and lose, he did. Hell, I held my nose to just vote for him. Stupid, Stupid GOP better get on the tea party wagon, fast.

      • kim

        I refuse to donate to GOP I am sick of their wihy washy pandering and attacking of conservatives. we don’t need the regressives, we’ve got enough enemies in this party

      • kim

        I refuse to donate to GOP I am sick of their wihy washy pandering and attacking of conservatives. we don’t need the regressives, we’ve got enough enemies in this party

    • Matthew Koch

      But, but, but, I thought conservatives hated gay people!

      That’s it! You’re just pandering aren’t you?!

      You crafty pigs you won’t get away with it!

      This is obviously a plot by Bushcheneyhitlerburtonmonkeymcstupidhead!

      • mdtljt

        Rats!!! You beat me to a similar post by 2 hours, Matthew…GOOD ON YA!!!

      • Steve Criscuoli

        now THAT was funny …. #Bushcheneyhitlerburtonmonkeymcstupidhead

      • Steve Criscuoli

        now THAT was funny …. #Bushcheneyhitlerburtonmonkeymcstupidhead

      • Miss Clairee

        Conservatives don’t hate gay people. We hate stooopid people. Graham and McCain have to go (they’re both in bed with Obama anyway!) Yuck! Need my mind bleach!

        • des111168

          We don’t hate gay people, but conservatives… real ones, anyway… don’t accept the behavior as normal.

          • Angie

            Ah yes, the “real” conservatives, here to declare loudly how much “more conservative than thou” they are. Pfft. Get over yourself.

          • des111168

            Get thee to the Libertarian Party if you insist on cutting the social leg from the stool. Because if you do, you aren’t conservative, in any way, shape or form. I’m tired of “conservative” being morphed into “anything not liberal”.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Guess what? Gay Patriot is a true conservative. You are against him and MM & Ben Howe are friends with him. I know what side I am choosing. Good luck with your intolerant ‘hate-fest’; let us know how that works out for you…

          • Biscuits

            He’s not a true conservative. To try to say, “you have to agree with this person or you are against this other person because they are friends” is as stupid as it comes.

            Bullying people by calling them bigoted and intolerant because you don’t have a rational argument is a liberal tactic.

            Bottom line is, anyone who defines themselves first and foremost by where they like to put their sexual organs is not conservative and is a narcissist.

          • Angie

            Everything you wrote to Patrick Dennehy — pure projection. You’re the one acting like a prog — especially the hysteria raising the “bullying” card. Every disagreement people start yelling the other one is “bullying.” Grow a spine for the love of God.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            He uses that name to raise awareness that not all gay’s are liberal. He is anything but narcissistic…read his blog

          • Angie

            Can’t read either, huh? No one said “cut the social leg” out of anything — I’m tired of people like you thinking “social issues” are the only leg. Gay Patriot is for civil unions (not marriage) but more importantly, allowing the states to decide via citizens voting on the issue, not courts or the federal government deciding it & imposing their will on the people. That’s my position too — but that’s not good enough for you, oh no, you are so “conservative” you want the federal government to control the issue and force *every* state to have the same law *you* want on the issue. Because you’re the “real conservative* — yeah, right.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            They hear/read ‘gay’ and their brain shuts off. If they actually took the time to read his blog, they would see he’s a conservative through and through.

            Yes I am the one that’s irrational, illogical, and uses poor arguments.

      • Miss Clairee

        Conservatives don’t hate gay people. We hate stooopid people. Graham and McCain have to go (they’re both in bed with Obama anyway!) Yuck! Need my mind bleach!

      • NRPax

        Matthew, did you forget Big Oil and Big Pharma in that last sentence of yours? And why did you leave out the Koch brothers?

        Mind you; I’m still giving you an A for that.

    • waltzingmtilda

      Got yet ANOTHER letter from the RNC today, telling me they hoped I hadn’t given up on the party, as they hadn’t received any money from me this year. Nor will they. I may send in the envelope with a letter detailing exactly why they will not be getting anything from me.

    • waltzingmtilda

      Got yet ANOTHER letter from the RNC today, telling me they hoped I hadn’t given up on the party, as they hadn’t received any money from me this year. Nor will they. I may send in the envelope with a letter detailing exactly why they will not be getting anything from me.

    • $23629333

      Does it matter if the person who “tries to unseat Graham” has little chance of winning the Senate seat for the Republicans?

      You don’t have to be Kreskin to foresee how Bruce Carroll’s candidacy – assuming he defeated Graham in the primary – might cost the Republicans the seat. A “parachute candidate” – from Pennsylvania – with assistance and financial support from outside South Carolina might not be embraced by the folks who tend to vote for the GOP.

      Then – yes – there’s the problem social conservatives might have with Carroll’s candidacy.

  • CatHerder

    Some of these old-timers (and I say that as should, being one myself) need to gracefully retire. Most of them haven’t had an original thought for years. If we intend to maintain a strong conservative presence in government, we have to have some new blood, some fresh faces with new, invigorating ideas.

  • bossmanham

    I’d support GayPatriot if he promises not to push the homosexual marriage agenda.

    • Zane Henry

      He’s stated, many times, that he supports civil unions and protection of religious liberties. He’s one of my favorite people on Twitter. I like the cut of his jib.

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        Serious, whats “cut of his jib” mean? , never mind found it.

        • mdtljt

          Not from a coastal state, are ya Tangchung? That’s ok, Sweetie, we love ya anyway…keep the awesome comments coming…I LOVE ‘EM!!!!

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            Midwest, thought it was ghetto rap saying.

          • WisconsinPatriot

            The land of hot and cold………Illinois/Wisconsin…….Michigan/Indiana

          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            And road construction.

        • thetreyman
          • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

            Thank you.

      • bossmanham

        I can’t support any active govt support of the homosexual lifestyle. It’s not only immoral, it’s counter productive to the state, as they get absolutely nothing out of a homosexual relationship. With real marriages, they get new taxpayers. That’s literally the only reason for the state to foster sexual relationships.

        But I can get behind him probably on nearly everything else. And that would be fine. I just worry there’s a movement to legitimize homosexuality in the GOP.

        • Bristel

          Yes, just try “delegitimizing” me. We’ll see how far that goes.

          • bossmanham

            You’re homosexualITY itself? I don’t even know what it means to deligitimize a person. You might try this again.

          • Bristel

            I don’t think attacking the substance of my message is working.

          • bossmanham

            I don’t even know what you’re talking about.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I’m with you Tim! Sexual orientation and politics isn’t black and white. Being gay doesn’t automatically make you a secular (re)progressive. Conservatives are starting to “get it” and that’s a good thing.

        • Lord Foggybottom

          How about you support government getting out of marriage altogether? That way this stupid gay shit can finally get out of the GOP for good.

          *EDIT* Since it’s unclear to some what I meant by “stupid gay shit”, let me rephrase and say: some of you conservatives need to stop hating on gays because they’re gay. If you think they’re going to hell, that’s THEIR problem, not yours. Stop acting like liberals and mind your own business. You object to liberals taking away your freedoms? Stop trying to take away theirs.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Do you want to edit and *rephrase? I think a better course of action is to embrace conservatives regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation…

            EDIT: upvote

          • Lord Foggybottom

            I agree, and if government was out of the marriage business then gay marriage would be a non-issue because the government wouldn’t get to decide who gets married and who doesn’t.

          • Lord Foggybottom

            I agree, and if government was out of the marriage business then gay marriage would be a non-issue because the government wouldn’t get to decide who gets married and who doesn’t.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Do you want to edit and *rephrase? I think a better course of action is to embrace conservatives regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation…

            EDIT: upvote

          • Bristel

            I think you want to say “fabulous gay shit” instead… And it’s not YOUR party, it’s all of ours. All conservatives. Not just a part of it, not matter how “conservative” you purport yourselves to be.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I think Foggy ‘gets it’. Some others in this thread, not so much. Keep fighting the ignorance one post at a time… Doing my best over here; it’s a tough battle.

        • MaryKay

          Gay people adopting orphans helps society.

          • bossmanham

            As debateable as that is, it has nothing to do with their sexual relationship.

          • des111168

            Really, just join the Democratic Party and get it over with.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Counter productive to the State via non biological breeding? How Mao of you….

          • bossmanham

            Being realistic isn’t akin to being communist.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Counter productive to the State via non biological breeding? How Mao of you….

        • Miss Clairee

          What do you mean by “legitimize homosexuality?” Are you saying homosexuality isn’t legitimate/doesn’t exist? I have a few gay friends who would beg to differ! Welcome to 2013, hon! Gay people and homosexuality does exist…..has existed for a long, long time; despite the fact your eyes have been closed.

          • bossmanham

            Just what it says. You don’t as a society endorse the behavior. Clearly it exists or I wouldn’t be talking about it. That’s silly to say.

    • MaryKay

      There are almost none of us politically incorrect gays who think gay marriage is as big an issue as debt or taxes, including for gay people. So I don’t know what you mean by push.

      • bossmanham

        Sure you know what I mean by push. If you’re not about trying to advance “homosexual marriage” then great! I’ll work with you all day long.

      • Miss Clairee

        Yep B.P.M.! The Left just uses it as a tool to propagate the fallacy that conservatives hate gays. Again, conservatives (as a whole) do not hate gays, blacks, Asians, or any other minority. We do however, have a very strong disdain for stooopid people, which generally covers most liberals! I am a fan of @GayPatriot. Would love to hear what else he has to say.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Then you really don’t know his stance on gay marriage, do you? He has, quite correctly, noted that civil unions are the ideal solution to protect the First Amendment rights of all parties concerned.

      • bossmanham

        Civil unions would be state recognition and support of the behavior, which I don’t think should happen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Then you really don’t know his stance on gay marriage, do you? He has, quite correctly, noted that civil unions are the ideal solution to protect the First Amendment rights of all parties concerned.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    I’d have to learn more about him but so far so good. Graham has to go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      I agree, I am trying not to get ahead of myself. I’ve literally been depressed since Nov. so it’s been a very exciting week. I’m totally jazzed, invigorated, and fired the **** up!
      Just started reading his blog; impressed thus far.

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        Same here, November really depressed me. I was so excited during the filibuster and so ticked at graham and McCain “trying” to insult everyone.

  • http://www.theretiredbabyboomer.net/ Dave

    I hope they can find someone who can beat Graham this time. Not someone who popped up on Twitter with promises. It will take a strong candidate to beat Graham. Graham is vulnerable, even before his dinner date with Obama and blowup with Sen. Rand Paul. McAmnesty can be beat!

  • Kabong30

    If this is the real deal expect as large a donation as I can muster. Conservatives need to get past this barrier. So many of my gay friends are essentially conservative but they can’t vote for people who essentially express nothing but hate for them.

    • bossmanham

      Part of the issue is people like you spread this lie that people that disagree with their behavior hate them. That’s nonsense and a lib tactic that we should be above.

      • Kabong30

        It isn’t a tactic it’s an observation. For every person I know who is like me and is fine with gay folks I’d say I see 3 that call them pole smokers, and other horrible things. I’m glad you’re not one of those, it’s still an issue that needs to be dealt with. I’m not above telling the truth as I experience it.

        • Lord Foggybottom

          All of my friends are conservative and every single one of them is in favor of gay marriage – including me.

          Actually, I’m in favor of government getting out of marriage so anybody can do whatever the hell they want, but you get the picture…

          • MaryKay

            Are you actually my neighbor in Foggy Bottom?

          • Lord Foggybottom

            is this the appropriate thread in which we should be discussing bottoms? methinks not!

          • bossmanham

            1) The conservative label seems to be misplaced then and 2) so? You’re wrong to support it.

            Supporting real marriage is in the state’s interest insofar as they’re interested in new taxpayers. That’s the only reason they would have to advance benefits to married people. I think that’s fine if they’re sensible benefits..

            But homosexual relationships give nothing to the govt. So it makes no sense to offer them govt benefits. This is disregarding the many moral issues with the behavior.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            Homosexuality is not a “behavior” or a “lifestyle”. jussayin.

          • bossmanham

            Sure it is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            nope. but I will excuse your ignorance…

          • bossmanham

            While not attempting to correct it…well how helpful.

            But I stand by it until you can argue otherwise.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Click the links below. Gay’s have about as much control who they are attracted to as you or I do. (Hypothetically) So, I am born attracted to women and because that’s not accepted ‘in your world’, I should just be celibate the rest of my life?? What kind of logic is that. I agree men and woman were meant to form unions and procreate. Not everyone came into the world that way, so we should just deny them love and happiness…pffft

          • bossmanham

            If you’ll read another comment I made, you’ll see how that doesn’t matter.

          • des111168

            Prove it. Where’s the “gay gene”? Not circumstantial evidence. A direct link to a cause. Prove it.

            You can’t. Scientists have looked for years, and they can’t find one.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            YOU DID NOT READ THE ARTICLES

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            nope. but I will excuse your ignorance…

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            No it is not. If you have ever taken the time to actually get to know a gay person, they would be the first to tell you that in no way would they have “chosen” to be gay with the prejudice they have to endure. They know it at a young age, their parents know it at a young age.
            It’s perfectly within your right to not accept it, and I by no means think the church has to change their stance on it, but the fact of the matter is two gays marrying does not affect your life in any way. And I am sorry, the “sanctity of marriage” argument is a cop out when you have people that have been through multiple divorces and are serial cheaters.
            As Patrick said below there are many gay couples that are much more committed than hetero couples. They deserve the same rights the rest of us take for granted.

          • bossmanham

            I don’t particularly care if it’s a choice or not. I actually don’t think it is. But even inborn inclinations toward vice does not mean we should suddenly accept that behavior.

            I’m not saying to hate them or relegate them as the dregs of society. But I can’t and won’t endorse their behavior if they choose to give in to their temptation.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            I know you’re not saying that- it’s just the way you were brought up by your parents, or the church. But there comes a time in life where we have to admit to ourselves that not everything we were taught as kids was the truth or right. Interracial marriages were at one time illegal and considered immoral. IMHO this is the same thing.

          • bossmanham

            Um…your parents being wrong on some things mean nothing. If I thought they were wrong about this I’d discard the belief. Simply, they aren’t.

            And this is nothing like interracial marriages at all.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            Again, you are entitled to your opinion. And yes, it is like interracial marriages in the way that at one time they were considered immoral. If your argument is that they cannot produce kids, what about infertile women?

          • bossmanham

            A lot of things were considered moral or immoral at one point and they don’t make good analogies for homosexual marriage. Biologically, interracial heterosexual activity still makes sense. Homosexual activity doesn’t, no matter what the race.

            Infertile women: The incidental does not change the in principle definition of something. In principle, only a man and a woman can conceive of children. The incidental issues of infertility do not change that fact. Ergo, the definition of marriage does not change.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            In the Christian church, yes. There are people who are not Christians in this country. And if you want them to have tolerance for your Christian views, you need to have tolerance for them.

          • bossmanham

            You sound like a lib dude. Toleration is much different than active endorsement.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            You are full of assumptions. Not a dude. I am a woman who has been happily married for 28 years and I am an independent voter who believes in marriage equality. Not everything is so black and white bossman.

          • bossmanham

            Dude is gender neutral. My assumptions about you aren’t relevant anyway. And morality IS black and white.

          • bossmanham

            How about an actual argument?

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            Not this one. It’s all subjective, depending on your beliefs.

          • bossmanham

            That’s not true either. It’s either wrong for me to continue to call for not recognizing their relationships and behavior as legitimate, or it’s wrong for them to engage in that behavior. If it’s all relative, then I don’t understand why you’ve been defending them.

          • des111168

            That’s because libertarians ARE liberals. They just want lower taxes.

          • bossmanham

            You sound like a lib dude. Toleration is much different than active endorsement.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            In the Christian church, yes. There are people who are not Christians in this country. And if you want them to have tolerance for your Christian views, you need to have tolerance for them.

          • bossmanham

            A lot of things were considered moral or immoral at one point and they don’t make good analogies for homosexual marriage. Biologically, interracial heterosexual activity still makes sense. Homosexual activity doesn’t, no matter what the race.

            Infertile women: The incidental does not change the in principle definition of something. In principle, only a man and a woman can conceive of children. The incidental issues of infertility do not change that fact. Ergo, the definition of marriage does not change.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            No it is not. If you have ever taken the time to actually get to know a gay person, they would be the first to tell you that in no way would they have “chosen” to be gay with the prejudice they have to endure. They know it at a young age, their parents know it at a young age.
            It’s perfectly within your right to not accept it, and I by no means think the church has to change their stance on it, but the fact of the matter is two gays marrying does not affect your life in any way. And I am sorry, the “sanctity of marriage” argument is a cop out when you have people that have been through multiple divorces and are serial cheaters.
            As Patrick said below there are many gay couples that are much more committed than hetero couples. They deserve the same rights the rest of us take for granted.

          • Lord Foggybottom

            Going out to dinner every night is a lifestyle. Getting drunk every night is a lifestyle. Being straight is not a lifestyle, and neither is being gay.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            bingo!

          • des111168

            Oh for God’s sake. Literally. Everything we do is a choice, including sex. And feeling a compulsion to do something doesn’t make it virtuous or normal. Ask Gamblers and alcoholics.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Every person is sexual (execpt in very very rare cases) by nature, not every person is an alcoholic or gambler; wtf are you talking about??

          • des111168

            Is every person compelled to have sex with the same gender?

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            nope, approximately 5-10% of the population is…

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            So do you believe left handed people are just rebellious right handed people?

          • bossmanham

            Playing semantic games isn’t really particularly helpful in this debate. Call it what you will, it doesn’t change anything.

          • Lord Foggybottom

            Going out to dinner every night is a lifestyle. Getting drunk every night is a lifestyle. Being straight is not a lifestyle, and neither is being gay.

          • bossmanham

            Sure it is.

          • des111168

            Of course it is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy
          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Gays can be in relationships based on fidelity and life long commitment just like everyone else…

          • Guest

            Like the way you think PD!

          • des111168

            Doesn’t make it marriage, and it’s not the same as a man and a woman joining in union. You can try to obfuscate that all you like, but reality is what it is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I think I see the confusion…bossmanham either deleted or edited his post. So, the post I actually responded to isn’t there anymore.

            I am not trying to say monogamy, commitment, or fidelity is synonymous with marriage. My question to you is – why is it not the same thing as a man and a woman (outside of religious ceremony and genitalia)?

          • des111168

            Because it isn’t, and that’s reality. Really, the liberal-like attempt to remake what IS into what we WISH is getting pretty tiring here. Marriage is the union of a man and woman. Always has been, always will be. You can get a judge to say up is sideways, but that doesn’t make it so.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            That’s your answer..’because it isn’t’; First off, you didn’t come close to answering my question. Secondly, When did I say that I am trying to change the definition of marriage??

            I love how you come in here, telling us what is and isn’t a ‘real conservative’. I don’t know what you call yourself but I don’t want to be that. It’s people like you that lets the Left propagate and perpetuate the myths about Conservatives (guess they aren’t myths because you actually exist). Projecting your beliefs without even making anything close to a compelling argument. Dictating how we should think, feel, and act. Your lips to God’s ears??

            Telling @twitter-587086805:disqus and Bruce they should leave ‘your party’ because they don’t think the exact same way you do. Angie is a much more valued member of this community, than you are, I can tell you that right now. You know what you sound like? Wait for it…an intolerant liberal!
            I think, I can speak for the majority of people here when I say; F*** off you ignorant ***hole

          • des111168

            “F*** off you ignorant ***hole”

            No. And you’re classless, as well as liberal.

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            I am so beyond done with you…I am conservative, catholic, pro-life, pro-small government. I am just a rational independent thinker who isn’t stuck in the dark ages. I say to you good day, sir. God Bless.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            There was also a time ( pre-1967) that interracial marriage was illegal. Are you saying that should have never been overturned by the Supreme Court?

          • des111168

            I’m saying you should drop the pretense of being a conservative.

          • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

            When did I ever say I was conservative? lol.

          • bossmanham

            That’s never been a reason that the govt should endorse and foster a behavior. Why would they care who loves who?

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            Gays can be in relationships based on fidelity and life long commitment just like everyone else…

          • Lord Foggybottom

            Gay people don’t pay taxes? They don’t adopt children who will grow up to pay taxes? Lesbians don’t have babies who will grow up to pay taxes? Huh?

            How about we just stop with the government benefits? John and Abigail Adams weren’t subsidized – why are we?

          • bossmanham

            Them paying taxes is irrelevant. Adopting kids also has nothing to do with their sexual relationship, and it’s bad to teach kids that a perversion is normal.

            //Lesbians don’t have babies who will grow up to pay taxes? Huh?

            No. They don’t. Not as a result of their sexual relationship, and that’s what we’re talking about the govt endorsing and encouraging.

            //How about we just stop with the government benefits? John and Abigail Adams weren’t subsidized – why are we?

            I don’t mind reasonable subsidies that make sense and profit the govt. Farm subsidies, for instance, are absolutely necessary to keep farmers in their jobs, especially when there are droughts like last year. But the government gets something from that.

          • Lord Foggybottom

            Gay people don’t pay taxes? They don’t adopt children who will grow up to pay taxes? Lesbians don’t have babies who will grow up to pay taxes? Huh?

            How about we just stop with the government benefits? John and Abigail Adams weren’t subsidized – why are we?

          • Miss Clairee

            Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto!!!!!!!!!!! Gov’t needs to stay out of social issues (including gun control.) Leave it up to the states!!!!!!

          • des111168

            Marriage is an interstate commerce issue. Congress CAN’T ignore it.

          • des111168

            Then they’re not conservative, and you should tell them as such. Maybe they’re libertarian, but they aren’t conservative. “Right wing” doesn’t necessarily equal conservative.

        • Ken Alan Draper

          yet you never hear the hateful things militant gays call straight people. it is a two way street.

          • Kabong30

            Does one justify the other?

          • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

            nope. It doesn’t…

            @facebook-1069399596:disqus Don’t you think they act that way because they have been picked on, bullied and ostracized their whole lives and are bitter…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Then your friends are negative stereotyping and generalizing. Neither should be rationalized or considered anything less than scurrilous.

  • Guest

    heck I will support anyone running against the moderate Graham. Lindsey and his boyfriend Juan McCain should sail off into the sunset arm and arm with each other.

    • Miss Clairee

      I am so ashamed of both these morons…….with their behavior and comments regarding Paul. Both their respective mothers would probably turn them over their knees and give them a good whack on the hiney regarding their antics over the past week!

      • Guest

        very well put.

    • Miss Clairee

      I am so ashamed of both these morons…….with their behavior and comments regarding Paul. Both their respective mothers would probably turn them over their knees and give them a good whack on the hiney regarding their antics over the past week!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    GayPatriot is after Graham’s seat. Heh.

    • NRPax

      Hopefully he remembers to cover it first.

  • $23629333

    GayPatriot caught my attention when he promised to “conduct my entire campaign in a transparent manner.” How can you not give a thumbs-up to such a promise?

    Here’s a suggestion. To ensure maximum media attention and exposure, conduct your entire campaign in transparent garb. Ashley Judd may be considering the very same thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    My best friend and her family live in Columbia, SC and I will definitely tell her about @gaypatriot. She’s an ex Army brat, conservative, 2nd amendment kind of girl (just like me) and can’t stand Obama or Graham. I would also consider moving to SC to support @gaypatriot.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      We are considering moving all over the place. Ha! Anywhere but here (Mass.)

  • SophieRo3

    “#GayPatriotForSenate buzz (in South Carolina)”

    An all-gay primary!!!

    • SophieRo3

      Go GayPatriot, Go!

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Whatever.

    McRINO and Grahamnesty must go by any means necessary. ASAP!

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Whatever.

    McRINO and Grahamnesty must go by any means necessary. ASAP!

  • Miss Clairee

    I’m a South Carolinian and I’m with @GayPatriot all the way! Where can I send you my money @GayPatriot? I have lots of friends on board as well!!!!! Graham has GOT to go. Need those Low-Country folks to realize this as well!

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      You can donate to his blog and maybe drop him a line.
      it’s paypal but it is what it is…

      p.s. I like the way you think, too. *high five*
      Edit: You deleted the post I was referencing? it’s cool :). I was just trying to be friendly; sry for the mutual respect 😉 *shrugs*

      http://www.gaypatriot.net/

  • Miss Clairee

    I’m a South Carolinian and I’m with @GayPatriot all the way! Where can I send you my money @GayPatriot? I have lots of friends on board as well!!!!! Graham has GOT to go. Need those Low-Country folks to realize this as well!

  • kim

    The real question #Gay Patriot, is do you have something in your closet that will jump out ala Akin to screw us up into getting Graham or a democrat? Because we do not need more Dems, and sorry, but I watched the libs run a few last election as fake conservatives, only to screw us with a lib

  • kim

    The real question #Gay Patriot, is do you have something in your closet that will jump out ala Akin to screw us up into getting Graham or a democrat? Because we do not need more Dems, and sorry, but I watched the libs run a few last election as fake conservatives, only to screw us with a lib

  • kim

    I read today that the GOP is only concerned with running in half a dzen states of the 2 Dems up for re-election
    Is there some intelligent reason they aren’t willing to push hard in the other races? Are they so positive they cannot win?
    We just need clear headed, articulate conservatives that haven’t got a lot of secrets the press will find when they go all rabid

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton
  • Carolina Mama

    I grew up in SC and have lots of family living in the state. Most of them are in the Upstate area. You’re going to have a hard time convincing them that they should support someone who is gay. Has more to do with their being highly protective of traditional marriage right now because of actions of the Obama admin than it does any bias or prejudice against someone who is gay. They may very well comes to Graham’s defense on that matter.

    With that in mind, Ben Howe might be the better choice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      I agree, I like Ben Howe a lot. I don’t know if SC is ready for a gay conservative. If he is judged strictly on policy, from reading Gay Patriot’s blog, he holds all the Conservative ideals that should get him elected.

  • Carolina Mama

    I think Ben Howe would stand the better chance of winning against Graham. Very strong Bible-belt influence in SC. Very protective of traditional marriage, especially right now with the attacks on DOMA.

  • Al_the_Fish

    Is using #TGDN a sign there will be a run, with Tod K. Helping out? Can’t wait for the 11th.

  • ceemack

    I’d happily support a gay guy over Lindsay Grahamnesty.

    The gay guy is probably a lot more masculine.

  • Biscuits

    Yeah, a person who defines themselves first and foremost by where they like to stick their sexual organ is definitely an improvement over Graham.

  • $23629333

    My hat’s off to the Democrats – conditionally. If they’re behind this effort to have Bruce Carroll run against Lindsey Graham, and – further – succeed in having Carroll succeed Graham as the GOP candidate for Senator in South Carolina, they will again set up an opponent they can defeat. After watching their success – with Todd Akin – in Missouri, I cannot disregard the possibility that their fingerprints are on this campaign.

    Yes – I know – Mitt Romney won South Carolina easily last fall. So – perhaps – we could assume that South Carolina has become – and will remain – a “yellow dog” Republican state.

    Should we also assume that those Republicans who support Graham in the primary will automatically transfer their support to Carroll, if he – Carroll – is chosen to be the Republican candidate? Assuming the Democrats’ candidate will be someone from and well known in South Carolina, is it not possible that many of these Republicans might prefer a “local” candidate to someone from Pennsylvania? Might these Republicans – and the larger group* not involved in the primaries – resent and reject the candidacy of an “outsider”? You know the Democrats would highlight both that fact and the support received from outside the state.

    Notice I haven’t even mentioned the problem small-c conservatives in South Carolina might have with Carroll’s candidacy. That problem would lead some Republicans to vote for the Democrats’ candidate, and lead others to simply stay home.

    My opinion is that the candidacy of Bruce Carroll would hand the state of South Carolina to the Democrats. If he runs, I will have to assume the no-good-nicks are involved.

    (* the folks who tend to vote for the Republicans, but are not card-carrying or otherwise active members of the GOP)

  • Old Patriot

    I think it’s time the TEA Party withdrew its support for the Rethuglycons and began running its own candidates. I will support, to the best of my abilities, any TEA Party candidate that will swear to support the Constitution, as I have done.