A Not So United Coalition

More Mayor Pete from the twitterverse:

Slow news cycle for gay political news, so we’ll turn again to Mayor Pete’s historic run and the challenges he faces.

The LGBTQ left is growing more deranged:



Republican presidential candidates often garner over 20% of the self-identified gay vote per exit polls. George W. Bush got 21% in 2004, in an exit poll of LGB voters, down from 25% in 2000. John McCain hit a high point of 27% in 2008, while Mitt Romney won 23% in 2012.

Donald Trump drew about 14% LGBT support. I think he’s likely to do better in 2020, but we’ll see (adding “Ts” and “Qs” provides a different voter pool than LBG, so that’s a factor). In any event, he has more gay support than the LGBT media is willing to acknowledge.

13 Comments for “A Not So United Coalition”

  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Slow news cycle for gay political news …”

    What? Carl DeMaio (the Harold Stassen of conservative homosexual politics) isn’t running for Congress this time around?

    … so we’ll turn again to Mayor Pete’s historic run and the challenges he faces.

    The interesting question is not so much the challenges he faces, but how he faces them in the coming months.

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  2. posted by Jorge on

    The interesting question is not so much the challenges he faces, but how he faces them in the coming months.

    Oh, so we are predicting he will increase his SC African American voter pool above 0%, are we?

    I don’t know. I think Bloomberg’s gonna steal it.

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  3. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Oh, so we are predicting he will increase his SC African American voter pool above 0%, are we?

    I’m predicting nothing.

    What I’m interested in is whether he learns and grows in understanding, as Jack and (particularly) Robert Kennedy did over the course of their political careers, and if he learns and grows, what direction that growth will take — whether his path will follow that of Jack Kennedy, who developed a cerebral understanding, or of Robert Kennedy, who developed a empathetic understanding.

    The different between the Kennedy brothers can be seen in RFK’s remarks on the death of Martin Luther King in Indianapolis during the 1968 campaign. JFK could not have displayed the displayed the empathy and sorrow so evident in RFK’s remarks that night, because his understanding was cerebral rather than empathetic.

    If I had to guess, I’d guess that Mayor Buttigieg’s response will be cerebral rather than empathetic, because cerebral is what he is.

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  4. posted by Edward Brown on

    1. Mayor Pete’s campaign has made some foolish mistakes, that didnt help in their efforts to appeal to undecided minority voters. he is learning.

    2. i hear lots of talk about the “gay vote” and it almost always addresses the cultural, soco-economic and, yes, political diversity involved.

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  5. posted by Edward Brown on

    Also many gay news items are unfolding. If you are having trouble finding them, you aint looking very hard.

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    • posted by Jackson on

      Yes, so many progressive microaggressions and leftwing grievances of the kind that fill LGBTQ media, despite being of little consequence. Indeed, Stephen should devote his blog to them, just like all the other LGBTQ websites!

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  6. posted by Edward Brown on

    I am talking about serious gay news stories. I was not talkimg about minor tiffs.

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  7. posted by Edward Brown on

    Such as, off top of my head, two gay Saudi journalists forced to seek asylum because the Saudi government will kill them.

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  8. posted by Edward Brown on

    The Salvation Army needs to do a much better job explaining its ‘evolving’ policy with regards to LGBT people. Its a fairly new set of changes and people have a reason for not trusting a group that once campaigned for antigay criminal laws.

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  9. posted by JohnInCA on

    According to the Salvation Army, it’s “ludicrous” to remember that happened.

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  10. posted by Edward Brown on

    I was referring to a case in the 1980s, New Zealand i think.

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    • posted by JohnInCA on

      Yeah, that’s a fun one. To be clear, I wasn’t saying the Salvation Army is reasonable here, I was just pointing out their faux outrage over people having eyes, ears and memories.

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