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Friday, May 28, 2010

Dave Reichert: Anti-Gay Bigot

Posted by on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Congressman Dave Reichert, who represents the socially moderate but fiscally conservative 8th District, voted last night to maintain "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the ban on gays in the military. (The majority of the house voted to repeal it.)

So today, Equal Rights Washington, the state's largest gay-rights group, is setting its sights for the mid-term election on Reichert, who represents the district southeast of Lake Washington. "We always believed he was against gay rights" says Josh Friedes, director of Equal Right Washington (ERW). "This was such an easy vote for Reichert because overwhelmingly, 70 to 80 percent of Americans support repeal of DADT, and the 8th Congressional District is more socially liberal than most of America. This was not only a vote against the gay community but a vote against his own district."

ERW doesn't usually endorse in congressional races, leaving that to national groups. But the organization—feeling political power as leading player in the fight to approve Referendum 71 last year—might make an endorsement of Suzan DelBene, the Democrat challenging Reichert this year, says Friedes. "If he won't support us on something as simple as DADT," he says, "it bodes poorly for our ability to work with him in the future to end [the Defense of Marriage Act], which is really the vote where the 8 Congressional District will be very important."

"We are so outraged by this vote," Friedes adds, "This is the vote that shows his true positions."


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Baconcat 1
I'm shocked.
Posted by Baconcat on May 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM · Report this
furburger 2
I guarantee that guy is gay. Look at him.
Posted by furburger on May 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM · Report this
vooodooo84 3
I want to "shat" on Reichert too
Posted by vooodooo84 on May 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM · Report this
misterlevitan 4
i will shat a vote for Reichert
Posted by misterlevitan on May 28, 2010 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Vince 5
Plastic faced, right wing bone-head. It's never progress, for these jerks, it's always status quo.
Posted by Vince on May 28, 2010 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Dominic Holden 6
@ 3, 4) Thanks and fixed. Although that typo was really divine.
Posted by Dominic Holden on May 28, 2010 at 10:18 AM · Report this
vooodooo84 7
I really didn't want you to fix it
Posted by vooodooo84 on May 28, 2010 at 10:26 AM · Report this
vooodooo84 8
@5 Status quo ante bellum for most of these reactionary pricks
Posted by vooodooo84 on May 28, 2010 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Andy Niable 9
He can certainly (partially) redeem himself by voting for ENDA (but not holding my breath on that).
Posted by Andy Niable on May 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 10
Total gayface. That pic just screams "Truckstop Cocksucker."
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on May 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Bill W. 11
It's time to say goodbye to Reichert. I will do my part to see he is not re-elected, how about you?
Posted by Bill W. on May 28, 2010 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 12
Man, I look at that picture and all I can think is, "Cock-a-doodle-doo!"
Posted by Bauhaus I on May 28, 2010 at 2:36 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 13
When did Steve Carell's hair turn white and eyes turn blue?
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on May 28, 2010 at 2:41 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 14
what important to conservatives is the conserving. it doesn't really matter what it is as long as it doesn't change.

Posted by Max Solomon on May 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM · Report this
rob! 15
He needs to let someone else do his eyebrow plucking. Achieving symmetry is hard.
Posted by rob! on May 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM · Report this
Steven Bradford 16
But he caught the Green River Killer! He deserves to be congressman for life! Never Forget.

Or something.
Posted by Steven Bradford on May 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM · Report this
welcometothemurk22 17
@6 Dominic, I thought you had mispelled the verb "shatner".

Re Reichert: He is so distinguished-looking.
Posted by welcometothemurk22 on May 28, 2010 at 4:05 PM · Report this
David K 18
red alert!!!! gay face, with died eyebrows and everything.

another 'case' to file under the freudian rubric: reaction formation.
Posted by David K on May 28, 2010 at 5:47 PM · Report this
If you don't like what he just did [vote to keep DADT as the law of the land], the very best thing you can do is support his opponent any way you can.
Posted by FightBack on May 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM · Report this
Tomec 20
I realize this is an insult to Leslie Nielsen but this guy kind of looks like Leslie Nielsen. Only thing is, Reichert isn't funny at all. This man is deffinately an insult to his constituency and the entire state of Washington. Let's all hope he doesn't serve another term.
Posted by Tomec on May 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM · Report this
Dom, you precious little tool-

when you call any and everybody who disagrees with you a *yawn* "ANTI-GAY BIGOT!#@!" you reveal yourself as an immature hysterical little prick.

We realize you've learned it from Danny but, gawd child, surely you don't want to grow up to be a shrieking prejudiced old queen like him?

We've told you before but we'll repeat; if you were a smart lad you'd take a few years off from shilling the homoliberal gospel and write for a real paper in some small town. Obits, school board, Rotary Club stories. Learn the old 'who,what,when,where,how...' of reporting and how to spell names right and how to at least pretend you are objective.

You're young and still have a chance to make a decent reporter out of yourself if you were ever exposed to any actual journalism.

Think about it.....
Posted by DOMINIC HOLDEN: Biased HomoLiberal "News" Whore on May 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM · Report this
Def. gay airport cock sucker, but not in real life, natch.

Saw him in an interview all tanned and it looks like he shaves his chest, but not gay.
Posted by Lylalovesyou on September 30, 2010 at 8:22 PM · Report this

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