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Monday, September 10, 2012

Insanely Homophobic Mailer Slams New York Republican for Voting for Gay Marriage

Posted by on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

This mailer from The Committee To Save The Eric County Republican Party slams Republican state Sen. Mark Grisanti for voting in favor of legalizing gay marriage last year by basically sending gay erotica to Republican voters in the district. It also calls Grisanti and his ilk who voted for same-sex marriage "political whore$."

It's disgusting, it's transparently bigoted, and it's wrong. This is the kind of thing that's scaring people away from the Republican Party in droves.


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Zebes 1
Yowza! Don't vote for Republicans, they want to put gay erotica inside your mailbox whether you asked for it or not.
Posted by Zebes on September 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 2
Holy hell. That is completely batshit insane.
Posted by Julie in Eugene on September 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Hilarious! And who's all them in those stills, huh?
Posted by gloomy gus on September 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM · Report this
Ernie1 4
So that's how they plan to "save the Eric County Republican Party"? Good luck with that.

My favorite part was the address side of the mailer: "Make sure your son says "Thank You, Mark Grisanti!""

So are they implying, to the Republitard recipient, that their son has just been waiting around for this guy to get elected so they can start having the hot gay sex that is illustrated in the flyer?

I can barely believe this is even real...
Posted by Ernie1 on September 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM · Report this
Catherwood 5
@4: well, it's SLIGHTLY unreal, in that it's not "Eric" county, but "Erie" county, which includes Buffalo (where I grew up in the dim and distant past). Maybe that sheds some light on the matter; I dunno.
Posted by Catherwood on September 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM · Report this
They can't have licensed those images. Doesn't it sound like the copyright holder has a pretty good cause of action against them?
Posted by Brian Murphy on September 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 7
Wait, so whom should I vote for to get some of that gay porn in the mail?
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
Zebes 8

Oh man. "Gay porn studio sues Republican PAC over unlicensed distribution of erotic materials." That would be the best headline ever.
Posted by Zebes on September 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
wingedkat 9
Zebes, Brian, @6 and @8, we need to make this happen.
Posted by wingedkat on September 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 10

I thought that as well. But even those goofballs can't be that stupid (was my thought process anyway) leading me to wonder if those are a couple of the candidates staffers that agreed to "pose"? Which would be just as funny, in my humble humble anyway.
Posted by mikethehammer on September 10, 2012 at 3:51 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 11
@10 - Sure they can be that stupid. If only we knew who "they" were. If the images are properly licensed, it should be easy enough to find out who owns the images, and hence, who licensed them. If they are stolen, well then, when the source of the fliers is discovered, we'll have that headline.
Posted by MacCrocodile on September 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
There's an update which suggests the mailer might be the work of some freak named Matthew Ricchiazzi.
Posted by Joe Glibmoron on September 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM · Report this
I'm not gay, but I'll say those boys are pretty hot. Right? If they're going to send out gay erotica, at least it's good gay erotica.

But yeah, it's understood that Republicans *never* support gay anything, almost by definition. The fact that these New York State Republicans did is sort of unexpectedly ground breaking and it would send out a strong message if their careers survived it.
Posted by floater on September 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
Obama fails to support gay marriage until after North Carolina outlaws it, Democrats like Barbara Mikulski, now the longest serving Congresswoman, remain in the closet, and the GOP does crap like this. That's why I vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and why I am running as a Libertarian for Congress.
Posted by Bruce Majors, Libertarian for Congress on September 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
No one ever sends me political spam with pictures as sexy as those ones. I must be on the wrong mailing lists.
Posted by F. Manley on September 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
rob! 16
I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I don't recognize the models in that flyer. Given the number of porn blogs that pass beneath my scroll wheel, I expected to at least be able to give their current noms de porn.

Time to up my game!
Posted by rob! on September 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM · Report this
Ernie1 17
@5 yeah, it does shed some light on the matter. I was just quoting the name as it is written in the post, and the linked article, and assumed that it was some backwoods rural county. Now I'm even more surprised that they would so stupid as to send out those mailers in an even remotely urban area.
Posted by Ernie1 on September 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM · Report this
the idiot formerly known as kk 18
Umm, any evidence at all that this was mailed, let alone by anyone connected by the Republican Party?

Time for updates and retractions. Seriously.
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on September 10, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this
They look Bel Ami-ish (not "Amish", mind you), to me.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on September 10, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Newest update:
As speculated, the photographs are stills from gay porn company Corbin Fisher, as reported at The Sword.
Posted by gnossos on September 10, 2012 at 6:58 PM · Report this
I don't believe it - I found the sources of both images in less than 5 minutes. I captured both images and plugged them into Google's Image Search page and got a match in the first page of results for each. Image search technology has come a long way.

Here are the image sources I found:……

Now we need to see if Corbin Fisher licensed the images or if they were used without permission.
Posted by Brian Murphy on September 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM · Report this
nicholaus 22
Having grown up in the Buffalo area, I can't say I'm surprised. There's a good reason I don't live there anymore.
Posted by nicholaus on September 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM · Report this
rob! 23
Ekssssssellent, @21. Corbin Fisher and attorney Marc Randazza (for parent company Liberty Media) are highly protective of their stock-in-trade (trade-in-stock?). I doubt if it's actionable if the flyers were never actually sent, though.
Posted by rob! on September 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 24
Wow! If that's what gay marriage looks like in Buffalo, I'm moving there tonight.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on September 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM · Report this

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