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MSNBC Host: Outing Gays In The South Carolina Republican Party?

“You wanna meet some gay people? Go to the Republican Caucus meeting … they are throughout the Republican Party in South Carolina.”

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I was under the assumption the Overton window (c. 2023) had shifted so far to the left that garden variety homosexuality was no longer considered all that controversial.

To be clear: I’m not referring to all this non-binary nonsense – or to the recent rise in transgenderism or transsexuality (I’m with Dave Chappelle on all that).

But being gay? Is that seriously something people can still be “outed” for?

According to MSNBC host Joe Scarboroughyes. The one-time GOP congressman – a nouveau New Canaanite who ranks among the most strident voices of the far left – made some curious remarks during the latest edition of his Morning Joe program.

“By the way, you wanna meet some gay people?” Scarborough said.

“Don’t say it, careful,” his cohost, career race-baiting rabble rouser Al Sharpton, warned him.

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(As an aside … if Al Sharpton is cautioning you something you are about to say is over the top, you might want to strongly consider whether you should say it).

Scarborough was undeterred …

“Go to the Republican Caucus meeting in the United States Senate,” he said, referencing it as a venue of choice for gay meetups. “And by the way the staffers … no, no, I’m just saying. They are throughout the Republican Party in South Carolina – everywhere I go. It’s out there and people are smirking, but I’m saying …”

“I tried to save you,” Sharpton interjected.

“I’m not outing – I’m not outing anybody, I’m just saying there are gay people all around,” Scarborough continued.

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Scarborough’s references to the U.S. Senate – and to the South Carolina Republican Party – will no doubt fuel further chatter about U.S. senator Lindsey Graham, who seems to dodge the gay rumor every few years.

Graham has repeatedly denied being a homosexual (most recently in 2018, when über-liberal comedienne Chelsea Handler accused him of being a closeted homosexual).

“To the extent that it matters, I’m not gay,” Graham told TMZ in response to Handler’s tweet. “These comments – I don’t think they reflect well on her.  We’re moving on from that. Belittling people is not as fun as it used to be, and that’s a good thing.”

Agreed …

“I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men – I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge – but I ain’t available,” he famously told The New York Times Magazine in 2010. “I ain’t gay. Sorry.”

Again, I don’t care if Graham is gay … nor should you, frankly. What we should all care about is his undisciplined fiscal policy and his desire to constantly insert the United States into the center of every conflict that crops up around the globe. Graham’s rabid fiscal liberalism and “neoconservatism” (a.k.a. warmongering) are the things he should be “outed” for, not this attempted sissification from Scarborough.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.

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12 comments

PGT Beauregard III Top fan May 17, 2023 at 12:55 pm

I thought he was talking about Tim Scott. Everyone already knows Lady Graham is a homo.

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Observer May 17, 2023 at 4:04 pm

Tim Scott, the other sexually ambiguous US Senator from SC who is always a guaranteed vote for renewal of The Patriot Act. ?

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ahoy polloi May 27, 2023 at 7:04 am

joe scarbro is the rear admiral of the msnbc butt pirate ship

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Tom May 17, 2023 at 1:58 pm

First, Joe Scarboro is not far left. He only seems that way because he is a Reagan acolyte who has not moved on to crazy town with the rest of the Republican Party. He and Reagan would both be considered leftist RINOs by the Trumpublican party.

Secondly, his point was exactly the point you made (which I don’t think you actually believe), which is who cares if someone is gay? The segment started as a discussion of the case in Florida where a teacher was questioned by the Desantis Inquisition and forced to resign because she let her class watch a G-rated movie that had a gay character in it.

But that is where the right is these days. They have nothing of substance to offer the average American; so they gin up hate of marginalized powerless groups to bring their base out and keep them from focusing on the fact they are being financially screwed by the people they are voting for and who to quote Fox News, think their supporters are really dumb “cousin-f#$%@@&g” terrorists. Now don’t get me wrong, I think that is an apt description of a large number of the Maga Cult, but I do not think that applies to all Republicans.

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PGT Beauregard III Top fan May 17, 2023 at 2:05 pm

Fits – what about LOG spending $300,000 in campaign cash to pay lawyers to keep him from testifying in the GA Trump vote fraud case? Of course LOG lost, but the expenses were personal, and used his campaign fund like he uses his paypal account for Lady G dates.

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Anonymous May 18, 2023 at 8:26 am

Lady G

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Anonymous May 18, 2023 at 10:40 am

What is LOG?

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PGT Beauregard III Top fan May 18, 2023 at 11:55 am

Lady G’s initials: Lyndsey Olin Graham; LOG

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Nikki May 18, 2023 at 4:14 pm

I’m cis.

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Davey Jones May 18, 2023 at 9:49 pm

The Laurens mayor is married to one of the Peeler’s of Gaffney.

I’m not sure which one has the role of the woman, but they’re both very feminine acting.

I’ve heard that the mayor is the woman, but I can’t be sure.

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Joy Gmmon Top fan May 20, 2023 at 9:14 am

Joe S. did not tell we SC people did not already know or should have. If they don’t, they are downright ignorant. I have nothing against Gay people. However, I have never voted for either because they are against personal freedoms, except when they travel worldwide on expensive trips and galas. At least, we can still say “GAY’ in SC for a while.

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Buz June 15, 2023 at 9:54 pm

Will, isn’t “Attempted Sissification” a punishable offense under SC law?

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