Usually the month of August is a time when things slow down as people take vacations prior to the beginning of school. In addition, the heat has kept nearly everyone camping out in a nice cool room to soak up the AC. However, this August was much more interesting than in prior years. We had the debt ceiling debate that affected our nation’s economy, the credit rating downgrade by S&P, followed by the earthquakes and Hurricane Irene that have struck our country. However, these events have drawn attention away from the other events that occurred this month—specifically, more sordid tales of Republican hypocrisy.
Article by Alex Campbell of the Indianapolis Star
“Emails shared with The Indianapolis Star suggest that state Rep. Phillip Hinkle -- responding to a local posting on Craigslist -- offered a young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel.
The emails, sent from Hinkle's publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for "a couple hours of your time tonight" and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 "for a really good time."
The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man -- who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old -- says, "I need a sugga daddy."
The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.”
Hinkle is a Republican who is against same-sex marriage and recently voted to pass a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. Maybe we should give some credit to the representative for being an “equal opportunity employer” since the young man involved in this scandal is African-American. For further details on this HYPOCRITE, including Hinkle’s e-mail communications please read the following stories.
Article on Wikipedia
“In August 2011, the senator [from Puerto Rico, Robert Arango,] was involved in a scandal following the publications of a series of nude/sexual pictures from a gay mobile dating site called Grindr that went viral after media exposure. In one of the pictures a man appears on a bed in a doggy-style position, showing his nude backside to a mirror. The senator has not confirmed or denied whether or not he is the man in the photographs. In an interview, he has stated that pictures of his body have been taken to document the progress of a weight-loss regimen. The pictures are a focus of debate in the Puerto Rican media. The media coverage has proliferated into the US media with special focus on the Republican senator's long stand against same-sex marriage and homosexual adoption rights.
In August 28, 2011, he resigned from his senate position after meeting with current Senate President, Thomas Rivera Schatz. Governor Luis Fortuño and other New Progressive Party leaders publicly stated that resigning was the right thing to do, if Arango was not able or willing to explain his connection to the pictures.”
What explanation are you expecting from a man that posted nude pictures of himself on a gay dating site? Arango campaigned for George W. Bush and is noted for his opposition to gay adoption rights and sexual harassment laws. For further details on this HYPOCRITE please read the following story.