When it comes to outing politicians as gay, there is no one with a better track record that Mike Rogers. Rogers, who for years ran the much-feared Blogactive.com website, has outed Congressmen Mark Foley, Larry Craig, David Dreier, and Edward Schrock, among many others. Ken Mehlman, for example.
Rogers was also featured in Kirby Dick’s Magnolia Pictures/HBO documentary, Outrage, which highlights several of the above politicians, along with others, and Capitol Hill staffers, and their anti-gay work.
So when Mike Rogers says that a well-known conservative Republican U.S. Senator is gay, look at his track record.
And what does Rogers say?
Well, this morning Rogers said that the junior Republican senator from Wyoming, John Barrasso, “had the chance to come out as gay.”
— Michael Rogers (@MichaelRogersDC) September 29, 2013
“When reached for comment, Rogers who has had a 100% record on outing closeted GOP politicians replied: ‘My tweets stand on their own,’” Will Kohler, of Back2Stonewall, first reported.
Barrasso has a long record of voting for anti-gay and anti-women legislation and voting against women and the LGBT community. If it’s pro-LGBT, Barrasso is against it. It’s it’s pro-women, Barrasso is against it.
“I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense,” Barrasso said in 2004, the Washington Post reported. “In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an ‘A’ rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life.”
And yes, he was bragging. Those comments are on his application to be appointed to the U.S. Senate after the death of Sen. Craig Thomas. It worked. And he hasn’t changed.
Barrasso, who earned a zero percent rating from HRC, voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He also voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women this year, which includes protection not only for women, but for “underserved populations” including sexual minorities and Native Americans. And he voted against the bipartisan expanded background checks bill that 91 percent of all Americans support.
Sen. Barrasso is also the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, which pretends to be a legislative think tank, publishing policy papers like “Obamacare Exchange Opens Door to Fraud and Identity Theft,” and “Democrats Target Family Farms for Death Taxes.”
Image: Senator Barrasso and wife Bobbi wave to folks during the 2010 UW Homecoming parade in Laramie, WY. Photo via Facebook
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