“Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties. That is how he paid for his drugs,” says one.
The Loon Star State certainly lived up to its reputation on Super Tuesday â€” and not just because GOP Sen. Ted Cruz won Texas’ Republican presidential primary. Â
A state school board candidate who believes President Barack Obama once worked as a male prostitute advanced to a runoff, while an anti-Clinton conspiracist and author who claims President George H. W. Bush is a “homosexual pedophile” and killed President John F. Kennedy (or at least knows who did) was elected chair of the local Republican Party in Austin. Â
Meanwhile,Â an openly gay Republican county clerk in East Texas was defeated by a candidate with an extensive criminal record, after local media declined to report on her rap sheet. And GOP congressional candidate Michael Bob Starr, who was attacked by opponents for participating in military LGBT Pride runs while commanding an Air Force base, finished in third place and out of the runoff in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, according to preliminary results.Â
Retired teacher Mary Lou Bruner, who recently doubled down on her claim that Obama “has a soft spot for homosexuals” because he spent years as a male prostitute in his 20s, captured 47,536 votes â€” the most among three candidates â€” in the race for the District 9 seat on the State Board of Education,Â whichÂ sets curriculumÂ standards for public schools throughout Texas.Â
Bruner believes Obama is a “homosexual/bisexual”.
She’ll likely be on the Texas State Board of Education. pic.twitter.com/RgvyR99mOv
â€” Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) March 2, 2016
She also believes it “is a goal of United Nationâ€™s agenda 21 and the One World Order to reduce the population of the world by 2/3.”
And Robert Morrow, who’s said Bush, Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio are all gay, captured 54 percent of the vote in his bid to become the next GOP chair in Travis County. However, immediately after Morrow’s victory, the vice chair of the Travis County GOP vowed to prevent him from taking over.Â
â€œWe will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account,â€ Matt Mackowiak told The Texas Tribune. â€œIâ€™m treating this as a coup and as a hostile takeover.â€
â€œTell them they can go fuck themselves,” Morrow responded, before taking the Tribune‘s reporter to task for not saying the “N-word” when asking about his use of the racial slur on social media.Â
Lamar County Clerk Russ Towers, who proudly issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, would have been the first gay Republican candidate elected to public office in Texas history, after being appointed to the position last year. However, Towers was narrowly defeated by Ruth Sisson, who ran on a platform of “family values” but has written 44 bad checks totaling over $2,000, in addition to allegations that she tried to stop her daughter from dating a black man.Â
â€œI kind of lose faith in humanity that they would hire a thief over me, but whatâ€™s done is done,â€ Towers told me, calling the local media’s failure to report on Sisson’s rap sheet “unfair.”
In the West Texas congressional race, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson, who ran a disgusting ad accusing Starr of being supported by the “radical gay lobby” â€” which he said includes The New Civil Rights Movement â€” was the top vote-getter in Congressional District 19. Robertson advances to a runoff against Jodey Arrington, who narrowly edged out Starr for second place.Â
Fortunately, the news was not all bad in Texas on Super Tuesday.
Pioneering LGBT state Rep. Mary Gonzalez, (D-El Paso), survived a challenge from an anti-gay candidate who’s under investigation for voter fraud. And Dave Wilson, a longtime anti-gay activist in Houston, captured just 12 percent of the vote in his bid to unseat Democratic state Rep. Jessica Farrar, a staunch LGBT ally.Â
Moderate “establishment” Republicans also fended off tea party challengers in several key races for Texas House, which amounts to a major victory for the LGBT community heading into next year’s legislative session.
But in a sign of how bad things have become in some parts of the state, rabidly anti-LGBT state Rep. Debbie Riddle, who believes public education “comes from Moscow” and has warned about “terror babies” launching sleeper cells, was defeated by a candidate who painted her as too liberal. Â
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Watch: Herschel Walker Says if Georgia Voters Don’t Elect Him They Won’t Even ‘Have a Chance to Be Redeemed’
Herschel Walker is now suggesting the souls of Georgians are in the balance, and if they don’t elect him to the U.S Senate they will not even “have a chance to be redeemed,” a Christian religious belief about being delivered from sin by God. Walker is also suggesting his right-wing son, who turned against him this week after reports he paid for an abortion, is a member of “the left.”
Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, Walker told host Brian Kilmeade, “If we vote for the people on the left, like the guy I’m running against,” Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, “you’re not going to have a chance to be redeemed. He’s a minister and he don’t believe in redemption.”
“Right now, they’re trying to destroy America, they’re trying to destroy Georgia. It ain’t gonna happen on my watch,” the Trump-endorsed GOP nominee said.
Kilmeade asked the embattled Senate GOP candidate why his son, Christian Walker, is “doing tremendous damage to you.”
Walker served up a confusing claim, suggesting his popular right wing social media influencer son is actually a liberal.
“Well, the damage he’s doing is letting people know that the left will do whatever they can to win the seat.”
“I told you when I got into this race, I’m gonna win this seat,” Walker continued, as he played the religion card. “People see someone seated here in front of you right now that have been redeemed. And I want America to know, I’m living proof that you can make mistakes and get up and keep going forward. But you can only do it in this country right here. But you can only do it, if we get this election correct this coming November.”
Christian Walker, once his top supporter, this week blasted his father in several online videos and tweets after The Daily Beast reported the former NFL star turned Trump-endorsed MAGA politician had paid for an abortion for one of his girlfriends.
Kilmeade asked Walker if his son’s allegations – including forcing him and his mother to move to six different homes in six months, going out and sleeping with other women, and never being home to raise his own son – were true.
Walker never answered, instead, telling Fox News viewers he loves is son “unconditionally,” as Fox News repeatedly play a clip of Walker giving his son a hug and kiss at an event.
In a video posted to twitter Tuesday, Christian Walker blasted his father, saying, “I stayed silent as the atrocities committed against my mom were downplayed, I stayed silent when it came out that my father, Herschel Walker, had all these random kids across the country, none of whom he raised.”
“And you know, my favorite issue to talk about is father absence – surprise – ’cause it affected me. That’s why I talk about it all the time, because it affected me.”
“You have no idea what I’ve been through in my life,” Christian Walker added. “You have no idea what me and my mom have survived. We could have ended this on day one. We haven’t. I haven’t told any stories. I’m just saying don’t lie. Don’t lie on my mom. Don’t lie on me. Don’t lie on the lives you’ve destroyed and act like you’re some moral family man. Y’all should care about that, conservatives.”
“Family Values people: He has four kids, four different women, wasn’t in the house raising one of them,” Walker said about his father Herschel. “He was out having sex with other women. Do you care about family values? I was silent lie after lie after lie. The abortion card drops yesterday – it’s literally his handwriting in the card. They say they have receipts, whatever. He gets on Twitter, he likes about it. Okay, I’m done.”
Watch Herschel Walker’s Fox News interview below or at this link.
Herschel Walker again serves up a word salad but seems to imply his son, who is a far right social media commentator, is part of “the left.” pic.twitter.com/VAD1icdEHO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 5, 2022
Experts Sound Alarm as ‘Urgent and Heated’ Threats of Civil War Ramp Up Before Midterm Election
According to a report from the New York Times, analysts and experts who follow online trends with regard to threats of political violence are warning the U.S. is moving into dangerous territory as the 2022 midterm election day grows closer.
As the Times’ Ken Bensinger and Sheera Frenkel wrote, there have been upticks in calls for a civil war since the FBI initiated a search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort seeking stolen government documents and then again when President Joe Biden called the former president and “MAGA Republicans” a threat to “the very foundations of our republic.”
Following the Mar-a-Lago search, “civil war’ talk on conservative social media platforms more than doubled and now “experts are bracing for renewed discussions of civil war, as the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach and political talk grows more urgent and heated.”
“Polling, social media studies and a rise in threats suggest that a growing number of Americans are anticipating, or even welcoming, the possibility of sustained political violence, researchers studying extremism say. What was once the subject of serious discussion only on the political periphery has migrated closer to the mainstream,” the report states before adding, “Social media platforms are rife with groups and boards dedicated to discussions of civil war. One, on Gab, describes itself as a place for ‘action reports,’ ‘combat vids’ and reports of killed in action in ‘the civil war that is also looking to be a 2nd American Revolution.'”
According to Robert Pape, a political science professor at the University of Chicago, “What you’re seeing is a narrative that was limited to the fringe going into the mainstream.”
Kurt Braddock, an American University professor who studies the recruitment techniques of fringe groups claimed the former president is not helping matters.
“Ideas go into echo chambers and it’s the only voice that’s heard; there are no voices of dissent,” he explained before warning, “The statements Trump makes are not overt calls to action, but when you have a huge and devoted following, the chances that one or more people are activated by that are high.”
You can read more here.
‘Oddest’: Legal Experts Mock Trump’s ‘Nutty’ and ‘Doomed to Fail’ Emergency Supreme Court Motion
It weighs in at 240 pages but legal experts are still mocking Donald Trump’s emergency petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an 11th Circuit Court ruling and allow the special master to continue to inspect the 103 classified documents retrieved from him Mar-a-Lago home.
“Oddest SCOTUS petition. Very technical and not terribly logical,” observed Andrew Weissmann, an NYU School of Law law professor and former DOJ official who served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as special counsel to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The motion was addressed to Justice Clarence Thomas, who oversees the 11th Circuit courts. His wife, Ginni Thomas, is an avowed supporter of Trump and his “Big Lie” claims he won the 2020 election.
“SCOTUS should send him packing,” tweets former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, now an MSNBC/NBC News legal analyst. “No surprise here, this was why he paid former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise $3 million to sign on, no one else on his team could handle this.”
“Just watch SCOTUS turn Trump down 9-0. (Or 8-1 if Thomas dissents . . . ),” writes retired Harvard professor of law Laurence Tribe. “Will The Donald start calling ‘his’ three justices traitors? Will he say they have a ‘death wish’ as he did with McConnell?”
Weissmann took another hit at Trump’s Lawsuit, declaring it “nutty.”
“Trump argument to SCOTUS: 11th circuit had power to stay Cannon decision BUT it [could] not take the classified docs away from SM Dearie review. Nutty and if he won Dearie wd just say he won’t review the docs bc they are not Trump’s.”
University of Texas School of Law professor of law Steve Vladeck says that while the lawsuit is “not *entirely* laughable,” but he thinks “it’s both (1) doomed to fail; and (2) unlikely to accomplish much even if it succeeds.”
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says, “I would not be surprised if the Supreme Court decides not to hear it.”
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