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Gay Old Time At Mar-A-Lago

The Christian Right MAGApalians' favorite president just hosted a Log Cabin Republican gala at his Florida home, celebrated what he called 'our movement'
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I'm old enough to remember the image above in 2017, when then-President Trump met in the Oval Office with conservative Protestant leaders -- men who would become among his greatest public supporters, seeing in Trump a God-ordained secular political savior. To be fair, Trump turned out to be a lot better than I expected him to be, from a Christian point of view, especially in his judicial appointments. But I wonder how the old-school MAGApalians regard this report from Politico. Excerpt:

Hundreds of guests in tuxedos of all styles — sequined, quilted, velvet — and colorful gowns sipped on Trump-branded champagne and martinis. Between courses of steak and bite-sized Key lime pie, they danced to “YMCA” and “Macho Man,” the disco anthems at Trump rallies.

Thursday night’s Log Cabin Republicans’ “Spirit of Lincoln” gala in the main ballroom of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beachfront club was a joyous celebration of gay rights and — in a case of ironic timing — the historic same-sex marriage law signed by President Joe Biden days earlier.

The long-planned event in honor of the conservative LGBTQ organization’s 45th anniversary brought in Republican notables like former Ambassador Ric Grenell, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), former State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, who emceed the evening in a feathered turquoise gown, and former GOP gubernatorial candidate from Arizona Kari Lake, who was swarmed by guests eager to meet her and take a photo.

But the main attraction, obviously, was Trump. He received a standing ovation after delivering an enthusiastic affirmation of gay rights not often heard in the GOP.

“We are fighting for the gay community, and we are fighting and fighting hard,” the former president and 2024 candidate said. “With the help of many of the people here tonight in recent years, our movement has taken incredible strides, the strides you’ve made here is incredible.”

Trump hosted a Mar-A-Lago party at which he identified the LGBT rights cause as "our movement". [Apologies: I thought Morgan Ortagus was a man.]

Somebody's being made a fool of here, and I don't think it's the Log Cabin Republicans. Monsignor Johnny Rotten [sorry, misidentified him in first version] has a message for MAGApalians:

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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
I'll be surprised if Mitt Romney doesn't similarly engage, since he just voted along with more than a dozen other Beezle-bublicans and all the Demoncrats to codify homosexual couplings as completely good and equal. What will Desantis' stance be? As you pointed out, it is claimed that 70% and growing of the population support all this. In a decrepit democracy, as Musk advocated, the voice of the people is God. Let's be realistic, in our Sodom, no one gets elected without being at least a little bit pregnant with perversion support. The only political choices we have, are for more, or more and more and more.
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    Fran Macadam
    Fran Macadam
    I'll be surprised if Mitt Romney doesn't similarly engage, since he just voted along with more than a dozen other Beezle-bublicans and all the Demoncrats to codify homosexual couplings as completely good and equal. What will Desantis' stance be? As you pointed out, it is claimed that 70% and growing of the population support all this. In a decrepit democracy, as Musk advocated, the voice of the people is God. Let's be realistic, in our Sodom, no one gets elected without being at least a little bit pregnant with perversion support. The only political choices we have, are for more, or more and more and more.
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    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Theodore Iacobuzio
    The point about the love-that-dare-not-speak-its-name-fest down in Palm Beach is that it was gratuitous. This buffoon just could have kept his mouth shut. What do you want DeSantis to do? Make a speech saying sodomy is a mortal sin? SSM is the law of the land. I don't like it and you don't like it but I very much doubt you're going to see Sam Brinton in a DeSantis White House.
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      The love that once dared not speak its name is now shrieking it from the rooftops to high heaven.
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      Brinton might not be in a Biden WH either.
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    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Theodore Iacobuzio
    What I can't unsee is Romney (wearing a mask outdoors) in the summer of 2020 marching in the Square Formerly Known as Lafayette. The TV reporter, ready with the tough questions, asked why he was there. Romney pulls the mask down.

    "Because Black Lives Matter."

    That's more nullity in a clip than the universe can support, I've always thought. It cracked slightly at that moment.

    Yep, the Mittster's on board.
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      Jonesy
      Jonesy
      He’s the worst. I hate that the midterms weren’t a blowout so we would no longer be beholden to him, Collins or Murkowski.
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JON FRAZIER
JON FRAZIER
Trump has always been gay friendly. This should be about as surprising as cats liking catnip
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    Fran Macadam
    Fran Macadam
    The YMCA theme is a giveaway.
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    Fran Macadam
    Fran Macadam
    What's the reference to Fred and Barney, and the cat who put him out for the night?
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    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Theodore Iacobuzio
    This is true.
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Fran Macadam
Fran Macadam
Log rolling!
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    Theodore Iacobuzio
    Theodore Iacobuzio
    I've always though Richard Carpenter's "The logs on the fire/Fill me with desire/For you" is the weirdest lyric in any Christmas song ever ("Merry Christmas, Darling").
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      Fran Macadam
      Fran Macadam
      The original non-slang usage of the demeaning insult "faggot" was that of burning pieces of bundled sticks used as firewood in a fireplace.
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