Queerty Slams Gay Republican Group for Supporting Scandal-Ridden Paul Babeu's Congressional Campaign

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Queerty, a popular online magazine, offered commentary about a $1,000-a-ticket fundraiser that Log Cabin Republicans are hosting for "scandal-plagued" Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, summing up the situation thusly: Vom.

 

From Queerty:

In the fantasy world Republicans live in, a closeted sheriff accused of threatening to deport his Mexican ex-amigo if he spoke about the relationship doesn't make you a pariah--it's the stuff of heroism!

Buzzfeed reports that the Log Cabin Republicans of Arizona have decided to throw Paul Babeu, the scandal-plagued sheriff of Pinal County, a big fundraising party. Only $1,000 a ticket (no dinner, either)!

The Log Cabin Republicans are suggesting $1,000 donation from political-action committees, $500 for individuals, and $250 from young professionals.

Babeu certainly needs the financial boost since his campaign contributions have slowed to a trickle.

So Babeu is heading to Washington, D.C. in hopes of getting his hands on some Log Cabin Republicans' cash. Earlier this month, it was the Metroplex Republicans in Dallas hosting a fundraiser for the embattled sheriff.

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Sheriff Paul Babeu, right, poses with Vice President of Metroplex Republicans Rudy Oeftering at a Dallas fundraiser.
He reportedly raised about $4,000 from that April 7 junket, and coincidentally, met his twin -- Rudy Oeftering, vice president of the Dallas group.

As you would expect, the invite for the latest fundraiser is at the Washington, D.C. home of Log Cabin member and longtime Arizona GOP Congressman Jim Kolbe, skips over the scandals that have been dogging Babeu -- not the least of which is his remarkably poor judgement.

Alas, the invite includes a brief bio on Babeu and encourages people to step up and support his campaign for Arizona's Fourth Congressional District. Here's a snippet:

Simply by being who we are -- unapologetically pro-gay and unapologetically conservative -- Log Cabin Republicans like Sheriff Babeu are helping to secure the freedoms America stands for, and that's something we can all be proud of.

And then, from Queerty: "Proud of? This is the stuff of pride? Ugh. Vom."


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Je5ter Jackson
Je5ter Jackson

Log Cabin Republican are self loathing so of course Babeu would fit right in. It isn't like the Log Cabin Rebublicans will ever have any effect on the GOP or its values or policies. Supporting Babeu is right up their alley.

DNichols
DNichols

While Immigrants are being Murdered by Camouflaged Vigilantes in Pinal County, Babeu is doing Washington "Sleepovers"?

You know exactly what happened to the Immigrants don't you Babeu?

America has no use for you Babeu.

Certainly not in Arizona.

Babeu
Babeu

Paul is just making a joke of the gay thing. If you think this is funny Paul or if your pictures of Jose and you, the last laugh is going to be on you. To try to have a fundraiser for your campaign with gays like you represent them, then you are wide open for questions at your debates. It is not your personal business anymore. You did this to yourself. You can be asked know how long you have been on these porn sites. I know after you left your job at the Yuma border because you said you had to get back to your grave yard shift job at Chandler as a police officer. When really, it was just to get the title under your belt as President of the Union and to cause trouble. But, before you returned there, you went back to North Adam, MA and stayed at My house for a week. You paid my youngest son $40.00 to use his laptop, which I did not find out to after you left. By then, both my boys were fighting about all the porn on the laptop and who put it there. They called me while I was at the store all upset. I came right home and I told them it was not them. I told them it was their Uncle Paul. The computer was infected with all AZ naked gay porn males. I told my boys it was wrong of you to do that, especially being a police officer. It took me hours to clean the laptop. I think Paul has more question to answer to the community. Paul is a pervert, he is just taking advantage of the gay community by having fundraiser with them and out of the state. He will take anyone's money. . It is a crime what he is doing Lucy Babeu

EdnaMae
EdnaMae

I think that he actually still has a chance, he is smart enough to know
that the vote is going to be split 3 ways, which, I'm sure he loves to be in,
but, any hoo, unless the dull as dishwater dentist can make a case as to why he
should win, this churl may win the primary, and, while many hate that he is gay
and Replican, they will still vote for him over a Democrat... until the next
election, which by then, he will have some old rich man taking care of him in
DC, with papi's on the side.

He's not out of this yet, no matter how sleazy and crooked he is.

tr7fan
tr7fan

well at least hes learned to keep his shirt on
whats crazy is babeu is still ahead in the polls the last time i looked over
everyone else apparently his orientation isnt that big a deal anymore

MrIMO
MrIMO

"Jose, mi papi, come into my Log Cabin..."

Alonso Quixano
Alonso Quixano

The Dallas soirée didn’t raise enough money to justify the trip, but it did at least produce a priceless encounter between Babeu and D. Taylor Garrett, cable TV's insufferable Tea Party twink of the week. I can only imagine who he’ll bump into in DC.

narizona
narizona

Wonder who's pitching and who's catching?

DeSisto's Ghost
DeSisto's Ghost

So mark down the LCR's as supporters of institutional child abuse. Gross.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

It appears state Republicans aren't going to do much for this guy...

Pecee69
Pecee69

I commented here some time ago regarding the potential metamorphosis of Baboon into a gay rights activist and martyr. I am a gay man and I find Babeu hateful, nauseating and deceitful, he does not and will never speak for me or my gay friends.

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

As they should.  Babeu doesn't represent anyone but himself, Arizonan, republican, gay or otherwise.

He "chameleons" his views/stands/politics to whatever it's going to take to get himself elected.

Alonso Quixano
Alonso Quixano

You're mistaken about the polls.  His strategy was always pretty clearly to insulate himself from homophobia by cultivating, & making himself the champion of, even stronger enmity toward Latino immigrants.  It's true that in ethnically divided communities, voters tend to be relaxed about the peccadillos, misconduct & corruption of "their" guys, so long as they signal hostility to the ethnic enemy.  (That's why ethnically divided polities tend to be pits of bad-government failure.)   

But his strategy appears to have failed.  Nativists here have other options; in a state with a surplus of anti-immigrant politicians, he couldn't convince voters that he's the only one standing between them and the Jose Orozcos of the world.  And it turns out he's not even reliably conservative on a range of issues.  In that context, his serial official misconduct began to get traction.  His rejection by all but a few professional LGBTGOP hacks underlines the fact that more than homophobia underlies his failure.  Impressively, Babeu managed to be too creepy for Massachusetts, too sleazy for Arizona.

EdnaMae
EdnaMae

Y give me your log all night long....

EdnaMae
EdnaMae

I'm sure he got more than that chump change, they had young Latin men lined up for him, and, knowing how the GOP works, he got paid on the side a whole lot more, and, as creepy ass he is, I would not doubt if he was running around in a g-string with his 7 cut and bigger gun for them to enjoy.

Guest23
Guest23

Why? Is babeu extra gay if he is a catcher?

TellTheTruth
TellTheTruth

Paul's dream is being able to have a "double header."

Guest23
Guest23

For his current actions or when he worked for school? He may be a self hating homosexual but that doesnt have anything to do with child abuse.

EdnaMae
EdnaMae

Should he win, they will be right back in his pocket.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

 You do know that Sheriff babbling Buffoon had lived a life of a lie, up until a couple months ago. 'Deceitful'? Yes ma'am, that he is. And get this---->

Unlike Mesa PD(and the PPD?) he never bothered to show up at your gay pride in Phoenix last weekend. Yes, he's a self-loathing "gay" man.

davetheman
davetheman

Is martyn both ways? Does he do women and men?

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

 This just goes on to show you how divided the Republican element is. It couldn't get any better than this.

Kevin_4949
Kevin_4949

I agree this gay guy is crazy ...........This is no republican.....Negative  

EdnaMae
EdnaMae

That is true, hide and hate is what his whole career has been, and, he knows that in this backwater, they hate Hispanics, even the one that was topping him more than gays.

The other two chumps really must have nothing going for them if they can't be ahead of him in polls and, can't beat him in a straw poll taken at a mobile home event.

narizona
narizona


Not really sure about that .butt for sure he's playing hide the weenee!

Eric Nelson745
Eric Nelson745

Of course he didn't!  Everyone would be booing this baboon.

TellTheTruth
TellTheTruth

One would wonder about little Bryan. The penny loafers, suspenders, puffy sleeved white shirts, and that thundering voice he has.  His little tantrums when he loses in a BoS meeting.

I listened to him on K-Quack radio one night and I had to call in to tell them know they had dead air (except the listeners kept hearing a mosquito buzzing near the microphone between the commercial breaks). I was told by the producer that was Martyn.

In government and in the military you hear the term "close to the flagpole." No telling how close he was to his political partner's flagpole. And remember, Martyn has shared that Paul is his "friend for life."

Makes you wonder about all of those employees that had to volunteer for Babeu's YouTube campaign ads. It must really suck to be on the sheriff's "staff" and get stuck with those assignments.

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