Let’s just say this doesn’t surprise me in any way whatsoever. Every time a right winger like Andy Martin sees a closeted gay man who is not anti-gay they take the low road.
Mark Kirk’s latest HRC Rating is 89%. In fact, in the 110th Congress he was the number two GOPer in the House in support of LGBT equality, right behind Chris Shays. Not bad at all. Shays was defeated in the November 2008 election, meaning that Mark Kirk is the most pro gay Republican in the federal government. I don’t agree with a lot of Kirk’s stands, but I do agree with him on gay rights. It’s interesting to see Kirk’s rating at 89% and Jerry Nadler’s at 90%. (Update: I think I did a poor job of sounding as sarcastic as I meant this. Of course Nadler is one of our greatest heros! And Kirk’s support of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is inexcusable.)
In a sign that the 2010 primary season is beginning to heat up, and is likely to get ugly, a Republican candidate for the Senate has ‘accused’ a rival Republican of being a closeted homosexual.
Andy Martin, a journalist from Illinois with a long history of controversial anti-Semitic remarks and the man credited with starting the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim, released an ad Monday in which he cited ‘rumors’ that Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) is gay.
‘I am fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk,’ Martin, who is running for Obama’s old seat, says in the ad. ‘Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a ‘solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.’ Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club. Lake County Illinois Republican leader Ray True says Kirk has surrounded himself with homosexuals. Mark Kirk should tell Republican voters the truth.’