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Can I mark it “none of the above”?

Timothy Kincaid

October 22nd, 2012

Ain’t ‘bama grand? Where else can you have an elected official implying that even though he’s the (newly re-partied) Democrat, he’s a better candidate because he’s only a raging homophobe and not one of them there homoSEXshulls himself. From the Facebook page of Alabama State Rep. Daniel Boman (D-Sulligent):

Who would you vote for on Novemeber 6, 2012 between the following two candidates:

1) A republican who is a homosexual who has a voting record of voting AGAINST ALL homosexual legislation. Further, this particular homosexual congressman has ALL homosexuals working on his congressional staff

OR

2) A democrat who is a straight male, but has no voting record for or against homosexual legislation.

And, though he don’t come right out and say so, I assume that good-ol’-boy Boman ain’t got him no homoSEXshulls on his staff, no sirreee bob.

Now Boman’s claims that it’s all hypothetical and he’s not trying to imply anything about his opponent, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville). So if you want to know if Aderholt is a homoSEXshull, call him and ask him. And while Aderholt’s record is about what you’d expect from an Alabama Republican (vile), he did at least have a good come-back: (AL.com)

Contacted for a response to Boman’s tactics, Aderholt’s campaign offered only this: “When someone is making a fool of himself, we hate to interrupt,” said Aderholt campaign spokesman Brian Rell today.

But don’t you go thinking Boman’s a hater. No, no. He thinks that being one of them homoSEXshulls should disqualify a person from holding public office, but only if they are conservative. Ya know, cuz that not just homoSEXshullism, that’s not just an office full of them there homoSEXshulls for your staff, that’s downright homoSEXshull hypocrisy. Lordy!

But back to the question.

Who would I vote for? Neither. Or maybe I’d just mark the ballot “the biggest homophobic asshat in the race” and let them argue over which one I meant.

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tim
October 22nd, 2012 | LINK

Based only on the creepiness level of that candidates family photo – I wouldn’t vote for him.

I voted “write in candidate” on my absentee ballot three times this year – which is a new record. Sometimes there really is no choice.

Michael
October 22nd, 2012 | LINK

In Alabama, the differences between Democrats and Republicans are minimal. Basically, they are all conservative. “Liberal” is used as a common pejorative.

Snowman
October 23rd, 2012 | LINK

Where do they find these people?

At least the opponent seems smart enough to recognize that someone is making a fool of himself, and maybe even is smart enough to capitalize on it a little, hence the comment.

Neon Genesis
October 23rd, 2012 | LINK

I voted for our gay-friendly Green Party candidate for state senate this year.

m
November 21st, 2012 | LINK

That last sentence in the article is gold.

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