Republican Politician Resigns After Grindr Scandal

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oop- they did it again. This just keeps happening, doesn't it?

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_...ican_Politician_Resigns_After_Grindr_Scandal/

    I'm beginning to wonder if there are any heterosexual Republican politicians. But hey- at least this one is kind of good looking. ;) For those of you who don;t know, Grindr is a gay pick up app for iPhone.
     
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    Surely a week or two in Marcus Bachmann's "pray the gay away" clinic would restore Sen. Arango's hetersexualness...
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    This just amazes me. Like I said, it's almost as if there are no heterosexual Republican politicians. I mean, I understand a few here and there doing this, but it seems to be an epidemic.
     
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    Gay or Straight ... it just amazes me how these politicians do not foresee posting explicit pics as a career killer
     
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    So, how is this playing on Fox news?

    How does Fox deal with these things?
     
  6. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    They don't. They ignore this kind of thing.
     
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    How is that appropriate?
     
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    Somewhat OT, but I'm working on an iPhone app that'd be sort of a Craig's List for politicians.

    Male senator from Utah area, 55, needs campaign cash and would like to meet up with a professional lobbyist, $500,000 or more, whose interests include mountain top sheering, selling off natural resources and general deregulation. Tea Party membership a plus.

    No weirdos.
     
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    Jesus, you let a gay guy take over as CEO for Apple and now there are gay apps in the app store :p

    Just wondering, has this guy supported anti-gay rights legislation in the past? He's a Republican which makes me think yes, but I'd also like to think that Puerto Rico is just far away enough from the mainland to not be taken over by the *******e wing of the GOP.
     
  14. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    What do you think?

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110828102102AA9GZG1
     
  15. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    They do it because they feel entitled to power and thus to do whatever they want. A couple of psychologists released a fascinating study along these lines last year.

    Scientific Paper
    Accessible Report, courtesy The Economist

    In short, people who have power and feel entitled to that power consistently judge other people more harshly than themselves. People without power are more likely to judge everyone equally. Strangely, people who have power they don't believe they deserve are hypercritical of themselves, judging themselves far more harshly than they judge others.

    In short, it seems to be a trap built into the psychology of dominance among human beings. I detest "evolutionary psychology" as an "explanation" for behavior because it's all just-so stories, but this is at least a fairly good story: remember that the idea that the powerful derive their power from the assent of everyone else, and the innovation of universally holding the powerful accountable for their use of power, isn't more than three centuries old. Perhaps the human brain, high on political power, automatically starts craving many of the things it proscribes for others, or vice versa.

    Honestly, it's high time that people in high office stopped thinking of themselves as "powerful" and started thinking of themselves more as hired custodians of a public trust anyway. But it's up to us to make them.
     
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    Gay until proven straight by getting caught in a straight sex scandal.

    I am going to start presuming any and all homophobic politicians and anti gay bullies as gay until otherwise.
     
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    Now he's saying he doesn't remember taking the pictures.

    What, do people normally take so many explicit pictures of themselves they can't remember them all?
     
  18. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Exactly- how do you forget taking nude pics of yourself?
     
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    Lots of Tequila... (so I hear)...
     
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    Voters need to be proactive and take full advantage of their rights and powers as citizens. Democracy requires the active participation of the voters to be effective, and I fear that Americans are becoming lazy in their citizenship. Abusive, power-hungry or otherwise badly-behaved politicians must be held to account for their misdeeeds. If we don't do it, nobody will.

    Fortunately, we have the photos with which to refresh his memory.
     
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    This isn't really about gay or straight etc.
    It's about our elected officials behaving in a way that is not in the best interest of elected officials. I don't care what their sexual orientation is or what party they represent. They represent the "people" and should behave accordingly. If they don't. Get rid of them.

    The power is still with the people. It is our fault for not becoming more involved in our nations political process.

    If you want real change get out there and do something.
    I will say something about that tea party. At least they are getting out there and speaking about their beliefs. At least the mom and pop tea partiers. NOT the corporate scum.
    Democrats should start doing the same thing.

    We had a real wacko here in Oregon that just quit too so..
     
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    lol ... bet he's also getting laughed off Grindr.

    things can really go down hill fast :cool:
     
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    Better "forgetting" than claiming his account was "hacked" and getting the FBI involved in pursing a fabricated claim of anserine proportions.
     
  24. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Such a fine distinction as to be meaningless, however.
     
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    Usually by putting a capital D next to their name.
     

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