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Young Republican Writer: ‘Obama’s America’ Has Become ‘United States of Gaymeria’



A writer for the New York Young Republican Club is angered that “Obama’s America” has become “Gaymeria,” all because a friend of his sent him a photo of the rainbow pride flag being flown at the U.S. embassy in London.

William Palumbo apparently isn’t happy about America’s increasing support for the LGBT community. When a friend sent him a conveniently cropped photo — showing the LGBT pride flag hanging alongside either door of the U.S. embassy in London — he went ballistic, penning what the Huffington Post labeled an “epic rant.”

In “United States of Gaymeria? U.S. Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag,” Palumbo writes,

Can I pose a serious question?  At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself?

Last time I checked, the official flag of the country was the Stars and Stripes, not the same rainbow that is found on the doors of gay bars downtown.

He explained that there was no American flag in sight.  Here’s a previous picture of the embassy, from a wider angle.  Notice the flag on the roof.  According to my friend, the only flags visible on that day were the rainbow flags.

Now, note what Palumbo — angered that not only was the gay flag was flying but the U.S. flag (supposedly) was not — didn’t do. He didn’t call the U.S. Dept. of State, or Google “US embassy London gay flag.”

But why would a low-information uber-conspiracy-pushing blogger with an axe to grind bother to do his homework when it’s so much easier to scratch an anti-Obama itch with a dubious blog post?

Dubious, because a simple Google search turned up this image, posted to Instagram, of the U.S. embassy in London flying the gay pride rainbow flags — with the U.S. flag proudly flying on the roof.

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Awww look at that! #USEmbassy #London #UK #pride #gaypride #lgbt

A post shared by Andrija Petkeviciute (@andrijamp) on

That photo was reportedly taken June 9 of this year.

The “dog ate my homework” excuse aside, or, in this case, the easier, “my friend was mistaken” excuse which Palumbo might want to pony up, here’s what else he claimed.

Barack Obama has a “strange relationship with the Emir of Qatar.” In other words, Palumbo seems to be saying that Obama is gay.

That “relationship” link comes up blank — the story seems to have been taken down, just like the New York Young Republicans Club took down Palumbo’s “United States of Gaymeria? U.S. Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag.”

Wonder why?

According to Palumbo, he’s the victim of “censorship” by the New York Young Republican Club president. 

Fortunately, Google preserved his “epic rant.”

Other concerns Palumbo chose to unleash?

Mohamed Atta, a 9/11 hijacker from Egypt, was also gay, and this is not so uncommon among jihadis.

And then this.

The “U.S. Department of State puts social policy ahead of rational and effective diplomacy,” and so, “we are all put in danger.”  

We are all punished. And that includes anyone in the United States that may own and fly their very own rainbow flag.  We are lab rats to the Obama administration, like we are to their best buddies at Facebook, who use us for psychological experiments.


Hat tip: Business Insider

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Trumps Could ‘Turn on One Another’ as Investigations ‘Go Up the Food Chain’: MSNBC Analyst



Former president Donald Trump and his family are facing “existential” threats from ongoing criminal investigations in New York and Georgia, according to MSNBC political analyst and Trump biographer Tim O’Brien.

“I think you’re going to start to see this vice squeeze in,” O’Brien said Saturday. “The Trumps will happily throw underlings under the bus as this gets hotter. I think the question is whether or not the family members will turn on one another as it goes up the food chain.”

“The Manhattan DA’s case has existential consequences to it,” O’Brien added. “Donald Trump and perhaps his children could end up in orange jumpsuits if that case goes the full route. That’s not going to be the case with (New York AG) Letitia James’ prosecution, that’s a civil case. I also think the Georgia case has an existential threat. Donald Trump acting like a 19th-century ward heeler, called up the secretary of state and said find me some votes, and there’s proof of that, there’s evidence.”

Watch the full interview below.


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Ron DeSantis Pounded by WaPo Editorial Board for Latest Attempt to ‘Poison Democracy’



In a scathing opinion piece on Saturday morning, the editorial board of the Washington Post trashed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his plan to create an “election police squad” that board suggests will be used to disrupt elections and scare voters away.

According to the board, the DeSantis proposal reeks of Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn election results at the state level with them labeling the Florida Republican’s efforts a deliberate move to “poison democracy.”

Pointing out that DeSantis wants the Florida legislature to “pony up $6 million to hire 52 people for his election police squad — which, naturally, would be under the governor’s control and would investigate allegations of election crimes submitted by “government officials or any other persons,” the editors then warned, “If Mr. Trump had his way, government investigators would no doubt be impounding Dominion Voting Systems election machines and grilling election officials in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania based on outlandish allegations about the 2020 vote. Whether Florida’s voting cops would field tips from partisans acting in bad faith or dupes who really believe that fraud is ubiquitous in U.S. elections, it is not hard to foresee them harassing election officials or voting rights groups who are simply trying to help people to vote.”

The editors added, “Mr. DeSantis’s proposal would be similar to an anti-voting law Texas lawmakers passed recently, which would threaten election workers with criminal penalties for transgressions as mild as proactively offering voters mail-in ballot applications. In both cases, the effect is to intimidate people into thinking twice about doing anything they fear state authorities might construe as illegal.”

They then concluded, “Mr. DeSantis, trying to rise from the former president’s shadow, looks as though he is trying to out-Trump Mr. Trump. Both seek to cater to a GOP base among whom fake allegations of fraud are not just believed, but considered a critical national crisis… Proposals such as Mr. DeSantis’s would only work to poison America’s democracy.”

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‘Why Is That So Hard to Answer?’: GOP Candidate Squirms as CNN Host Forces Him to Admit Trump Lost



A Republican congressional candidate from Alaska finally conceded that former president Donald Trump lost the 2020 election on Friday — but not until after being asked the question no fewer than four times by CNN host Alisyn Camerota.

Camerota was following up on a story about another candidate for Alaska’s only House seat, Greg Brelsford, who recently left the GOP to become an Independent, citing “attacks on democracy.”

On Friday, she interviewed GOP candidate Randy Purham.

“So you heard one of your opponents, who was saying that basically he’s tired of all the re-litigating of Donald Trump’s election loss,” Camerota told Purham. “Are you one of the Republicans he was speaking of who believes Donald Trump did not lose the 2020 presidential election?”

“I’m not going to say that he did not lose, but we realize there are some irregularities with the election,” Purham responded, before Camerota cut him off.

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“Just to be clear, do you think he lost?” the host said.

“Marginally,” Purham responded.

“But you believe that Donald Trump lost the election, and Joe Biden is the rightful president of the United States?”

“To a degree,” Purham said.

“Why is that so hard to answer?” Camerota asked.

“It’s not hard to answer,” Purham responded. “There’s a lot of issues that we’ve seen with the election, and we see how things are turning out right now with this administration, so —”

“But that’s different, Mr. Purham,” Camerota said, again cutting him off. “That’s different if you don’t like certain policies in the administration, it’s different than whether or not you can say definitively that Donald Trump lost and Joe Biden won.”

“I can, and I have,” Durham said, finally appearing to acknowledge Trump’s defeat.

Watch below.


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