Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When Wing-nuts Eat Their Own: Border Militia Group "Outs" SC's Lindsey Graham at Teabagger Rally

When radicals start cannibalizing their own, it's a major sign that their movement is in its final death throws. That's what happened in Greenville, SC over the weekend when  William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) addressed a Tea Party rally. Gheen says that the only reason Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has reached across party aisles to work with Democrats is that he's being blackmailed because he is secretly gay.

Graham, a "confirmed bachelor", has been the subject of rumors and speculation for years over his sexuality due to his effeminate demeanor and single status. Graham voted for the "Defense of Marriage Act" and has received a 0% rating on LGBT issues from the Human Rights Campaign.

However, not satisfied to simply diss Graham in front of ravenous teabaggers, Gheen sent out the folowing statement via mass e-mail:
The national border security organization known as Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is officially calling for US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to make his homosexual lifestyle public knowledge in the interest of political integrity and national security...

"US Senator Lindsey Graham is gay and while many people in South Carolina and Washington DC know that, the general public and Graham's constituents do not," said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. "I personally do not care about Graham's private life, but in this situation his desire to keep this a secret may explain why he is doing a lot of political dirty work for others who have the power to reveal his secrets. Senator Graham needs to come out of the closet inside that log cabin so the public can rest assured he is not being manipulated with his secret."
In the following video clip from the Tea Bagger event, Gheen compares Graham to Barney Frank, saying at least Frank is not hiding and can't be blackmailed. Let's hope the circular firing squad continues.

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