So, it's pretty obvious that Mittsy will be the GOP whipping boy, er, nominee for president, and, of course all of his rivals for the office have long since dropped out of the race.
Well, except for openly gay Republican Fred Karger. He's still in it, despite the chance that he doesn't have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the nod. But Karger is still running, and on an issues-based campaign to change attitudes within the GOP about same-sex marriage. And just recently his quest took him to, of all places, that hot-bed of LGBT-friendliness, Utah, which holds the nation's last primary election on June 26.
Karger spent four days in Utah, meeting local GOP leaders and urging the Mormon Church, AKA the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to stop funding efforts against marriage equality. Back in the day, Karger founded a group called "Californians Against Hate," which focused on Mormon involvement in the campaign to pass Proposition H8, but that's neither here nor there, it's just background fodder.
The story is that, while in Utah, Fred Karger met with Washington County GOP Party Chairman Willie Billings, whom Karger called "welcoming" and "friendly." In fact, after their meeting, Karger gave Billings some of his campaign treats, like Frisbees and t-shirts.
Nice gesture, except.....
When Willie Billings took the souvenirs home, his wife, Nanette Billings, our ISBL Asshat of the Week, threw them all in the trash and fired off an email to Karger, via his website:
Wow. I know. Such a lovely woman with quite a grasp of spelling, eh?
First off, Nan...may I call you Nan? Even though I have far filthier names to call you running through my head? Its Frisbee, not frisby, Get a fucking dictionary if you can take the time to pull your fat head out of your overly large ass, m’kay?
Secondly, WTF is a “conseritave”? Is it from the Latin for ‘douchebag with a first grade education’ because that’s what it reads like?
Thirdly, you mindnumbingly dumb wingnut, Fred Karger actually can procreate, and, well, sad to say, so can you, and you probably have, which means there might be an entire litter of your ilk rummaging through the Utah landscape.
I don’t know which sickens me more, her spelling incapability, the fact that she has no idea what an apostrophe is, or the fact that this woman has access to the outside world, and that the outside world wants to hear from her.
See, following the news of her nasty email, Billings spoke via phone with Yahoo News, saying, "My feeling is the only reason he's running for president is to find more [sexual] partners...to get more people on his bandwagon. All I did was go on his site and say, 'You're pathetic.' We're a very conservative state in Utah, very family-oriented. So he's picked a state just to cause ruckus. He's not thinking of family, he's thinking of himself. He's not running for president to fix something in the country—he's thinking of his own personal agenda, period. And I was just letting him know that I think he's an idiot to think of running."
And Nan? You say you're about family and then you spew hate. You aren't about family or family values, because, if those vile rantings of yours are "family" values, then I feel sorry for your family. And I feel sorry for your husband, who seems to at least have an open mind when it comes to Fred Karger, in particular, and the LGBT community in general.
Your impression of us is all based on what your disgusting narrow, pea-brained--though I think a pea is far bigger than your brain--mind can conjure up. And to couch your particular brand of bile in conservatism, or religion, or, for the love of the goddess, even family, is the lowest of low.
Nan, you need to find out why you are so hate-filled, why you have no acceptance, understanding, tolerance, for any person who might be different than you.
Failing that you need a long time, or a lifetime time-out.
For his part, Karger says he was shocked at the email, but that it underscores the reason he traveled to Utah in the first place: "This is what the Mormon church preaches to its members. This is not some isolated woman in Utah."
All the scarier, eh?