I just can’t vote for a gay Republican…

I just can’t vote for a gay Republican…

I’m sure Carl DeMaio is a perfectly nice man, however, I will not be voting for him here in San Diego, come June 3, 2014.

It has absolutely nothing to do with his gayness or lack thereof. If you listen to the arguments flying around San Diego, for me, it has to do with him being a Republican.

Carl DeMaio
Carl DeMaio

From what I have read, Carl DeMaio is not a moderate Republican — he’s a hard-core, no minimum wage increase, lower taxes for the wealthy, outsource everything sort of Republican.

When he was running for Mayor of San Diego, Mr. DeMaio asked a crowd gathered at an event by the Republican Party if they were: “…ready to make San Diego the Wisconsin of the West?” — referring to the battle Wisconsin was waging over unions representing public employees.

Now Carl DeMaio is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s a fiscal conservative Republican, and that is why he won’t have the vote of this liberal Democratic lesbian.

And I don’t like the fact that he won’t really talk about LGBTQ issues – saying instead that the fiscal issues are more important.

So I will have to hope that if he does get elected he will vote on the side of supporting LGBTQ issues … but, then again, we all know that the words “gay” and “Republican” mix about as well as oil and water.

My feeling is this… I don’t want any LGBTQ person voting for Carl DeMaio simply because he’s gay. You know what I’m talking about… the whole “I don’t really know anything about Carl DeMaio, but I’m gay and he’s gay, so I’ll vote for him” kind of thing.

I didn’t do my homework the last election, and the lesbian I voted for turned out to be a Republican. A Republican Lesbian? Who knew there even was such a thing?

Since that election I’ve done my research on the candidates who do not have an “R” or “D” or I behind their name!

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Bottom line is this: If you agree with everything Carl DeMaio says he wants to do when he gets to Congress, then by all means proudly cast your vote for him. This is your right… your responsibility as an American citizen.

If, on the other hand, you do not agree with Carl Demaio’s ideology, then do not cast your vote for him. It’s really that simple.

But please do not be bullied or taunted or forced into casting a vote for anyone you don’t want to, or because you’re gay, and he’s gay. Read and learn about the candidates and know who has contributed to their campaign.

Always, always “follow the money,” for that will lead you to who and what the candidate is beholding to.

Educate yourself and be an informed voter. It’s your vote, it’s your future.

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