Closet Gay Anti-Gay Conservative–Another One

So, yet another anti-gay conservative/republican (often interchangeable, but not necessarily so) has been found to be gay.  Senator Roy Ashburn was arrested on a DUI (that’s great!) after leaving a popular gay bar in Sacramento, CA with “an unidentified man” in the car with him (LOL).

Interestingly, Ashburn, a married father of four, has a long history of anti-gay (read SELF-HATE) voting habits.  In my mind, that this continues to happen, bolsters the claim that sexuality is not something that is chosen.  It is innate, and trying to fight against who you actually are can be as difficult as trying to reverse the flow of your own blood. 

Even more interesting is what’s written on Ashburn’s governmental website:

Roy Ashburn represents the 18th Senate District, the largest in California, encompassing Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and San Bernardino Counties.

In the tradition of Ronald Reagan, Senator Ashburn is a true reformer and a champion of openness, accountability, and bi-partisanship. Following 12 years as a Kern County Supervisor and six years in the State Assembly, Roy has brought to the State Senate his measured and balanced approach to problem solving. He has earned the respect of his fellow legislators as evidenced by his many key assignments. He serves on the powerful Joint Rules Committee; the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which is responsible for holding state agencies accountable to the people; and the Little Hoover Commission, tasked with streamlining government. He also chairs the Select Committee on Defense and Aerospace in California, is Vice-Chair of the Public Employment and Retirement Committee, and serves on the Transportation and Housing and Revenue and Taxation Committees…Senator Ashburn has a degree in Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield. He is the father of four daughters, Shelley, Shannon, Stacy and Suzannah, and a proud grandfather of two.

(emphasis added)

Wowsers!  He really needs to be the agent of change that rewrites that bio!


One thought on “Closet Gay Anti-Gay Conservative–Another One

  1. “Family Values” California state senator representing Kern County, Republican Roy Ashburn (guess how he votes on gay issues?), goes to a gay bar near the Capital, picks up a scantily clad buddy, gets drunk, drives and receives a DUI. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. They are good at “Follow the Leader”. They listen to their dullard leaders Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim that government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go. I guess Ashburn is the first on the list “2010 Republican Summer of Love”. Remember last year list of “2009 Republican Summer of Love”: state assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire (AKA Bridget Keeney). Do I hear Tammy Wynette, “Stand By Your Man” playing in the background? I remember not so long ago that other Orange County song favorite, “Stand By Your Tan” (for Tan Nguyen). But that’s another Orange County fool.

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