GOP Lobbyist Pushing for Ban on Openly Gay NFL Players

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Jim Crow laws for gays. Morality laws for private businesses. What's next?



    http://www.mediaite.com/online/gop-lobbyist-pushing-for-ban-on-openly-gay-nfl-players/
     
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    domestic violence, DUI offenders, drug users, animal cruelty & murder all acceptable in the NFL, God forbid one guy loves another guy, priceless.
     
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    One of the problem I have with these idiots is that they're extremely disingenuous. Few if any of them are doing it out of ignorance. Their purpose is merely to appeal to ignorance, which makes them even worse. Aside from that, I would like to see this quote in full context. If I find it, I'll post it.

     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I never like it when politics tries to interfere with sports. Even with the steroid scandals, let the leagues handle it on their own.
     
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    This guy clearly is an idiot. Aside from the actual content of what he is proposing there is no reason for the government to get involved in hiring decisions in professional sports.
     
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    I'd like the 1 Senate member and 5 House members who are purported to support this bill to step up so they can be egged and laughed at. I don't condone public shamings but I'll make this one exception. :D

    This has clearly got to be a joke.
     
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    I love it. As long as republicans keep coming up with things like this, it makes me hopeful that voters will remember this stuff when they go to the polls....
     
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    are you aware that this is from a lobbyist & not a "republican"?
     
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    "GOP" lobbyist.

    Seriously ????
     
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    YOU could lobby the GOP w/o being a republican. most lobbyist are lawyers who pander to whomever will help them with their agenda, until a republican who is actually ready to endorse this, there is nothing to it.
     
  11. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I love it.

    Now a Republican Lobbyist isn't a Republican.
     
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    Sigh...... :rolleyes:

    Google "Jack Burkman". I'm not going to do it for you.
     
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    2 questions: why is he going to Congress to do the ban and not the NFL leadership?

    Why does he think that the NFL doesn't have morals if they allow openly gay players? They might just have different morals, which is not the same as having no morals.
     
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    I read that one, the guy seems to be a gem for sure, but he is nothing but a lobbyist, if he as a SENATOR or someone actually IN the GOVT I could see this as being an issue, just like others here I would like to know WHO is allegedly "backing" what he is proposing.
     
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    I see your point in trying to get to the bottom of exactly who this particular brand of crazy belongs to, but the current relationship between lobbyists and legislators has become so incestuous it is hard to figure out WHAT is coming from WHO ? At the close of 2013 there were something like 28.42 lobbyists per congressperson, over 12,000 of them in DC.

    Frustrated yet? LOL. Try this on for size.... Lobbying firms are trying to improve their image now by taking the "L" word out of their firms' name. Add to that the emerging, yet under-reported growing trend of "shadow lobbying", and now you've gone cross-eyed......

    Link
     
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    its a nasty business, watched a few videos from this guy, I am amazed hoe well composed he is, dude should be dragging his knuckles with the views he holds.
     
  19. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I decided to Google him to find out whether he was some fringe player.

    Apparently not ...


    It sounds to me as if he's ...
    A. publicity hungry
    B. trying to drum up a radio audience
    C. trying to drum up conservative lobbying clients
    D. hoping to get a show on Fox News
    E. all of the above​
     
  20. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Damn right they are. I started a new thread. :(
     
  21. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    To add insult to injury, the Republican lobbyist has a gay brother.


    Hey @MikeSamFootball. @Jack_Burkman is being an ass. http://bit.ly/jackassjack I'm his brother, and I'm gay and stand with you.
     
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    What dumb people don't realize is gay people already shower with you in the gym, in the army, in the NFL etc.

    Just because someone isn't open about it doesn't mean they're not gay. Just because a gay guy is showering in the same shower as you doesn't mean he's checking you out and/or wants to have sex with you.
     
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    It's not republicans....it's one. And he is an idiot. Hell, even Fox News was bashing him....that says a lot.

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    Actually that isn't all true.:cool:

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    Do you know what a lobbyist is?
     
  25. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    I love to how this is supposedly not a Republican idea... yet when it is a Republican candidate that tries to push a bill that allows people to kick out gays from JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE they love it.
     

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