If you are a liberal and you don’t like something a conservative does, your options are A) cry racism B) use profanity or C) make a death threat. A trailblazing democrat has introduced “option D,” which is calling an opponent a homosexual. This newest debate technique can’t be used by everyone, just gay people, but thankfully the innovator is a lesbian so it works out just fine.
Patricia Todd (pictured) is a former Alabama state legislator, a democrat, and a lesbian. She doesn’t like the Republican governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, so she tried to “out” her as gay. Democrats are fun, aren’t they?
Patricia Todd, the former Alabama Legislator who on Tuesday insinuated on Twitter that Governor Kay Ivey is gay, said this morning she warned Alabama politicians years ago to beware their own hypocrisy.
“I hate hypocrites,” said Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay legislator who recently moved to Orlando to work with a gay and lesbian advocacy group.
Todd in a Facebook post a couple of years ago warned she would expose politicians who do not practice what they preach, who have extramarital affairs or lead secret lives while publicly trying to hold the high ground on “family values.”
She acted on that threat Tuesday…
Unfortunately the tweet cannot be seen because Todd locked her account. This however is what she wrote:
“Will someone out her for God’s sake….I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov. I am sick of closeted elected officials,” said Todd of Governor Ivey.
This outburst was apparently because Gov. Ivey is opposed to federal grant money going to a defunct Alabama LGBT organization.
“I certainly don’t agree with the agenda or the values of that organization. The funding is federal funding. It’s been going on since 2014. There are no Alabama tax dollars involved in this federal money. It’s a mandate from the feds that monies be paid this way,” said Ivey.
It was that not agreeing with the LGBT agenda thing that made Todd call Ivey a lesbian.
Because everything is stupid, the news pressed Ivey on whether she is gay or not:
“This is a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid liberal political hack,” said Debbee Hancock, Ivey campaign spokeswoman. “There is absolutely no truth to it.”
Todd said she has long heard rumors of Ivey’s personal life. Asked if she had personal knowledge or proof, she said “ask her directly if she has ever had a relationship with a woman.”
I asked Hancock – Ivey’s campaign spokeswoman – that question this morning. She responded much as she did Tuesday.
“No. This is a disgusting lie being pushed by a paid liberal political hack. There is absolutely no truth to it,” she wrote in an email.
I already mentioned that you don’t have to worry about this being a homophobic attack, but you also don’t have to fret over this being a partisan political thing either:
Todd said it is not political because she knows a number of politicians, including some conservative Republicans, who are gay. Others, she said, have been involved in same sex relationships but do not see themselves as gay.
“It’s an identity issue,” Todd said.
See, told you. This is completely non-political. I’m sure if Governor Ivey was a democrat, Todd would have tried to out her as well. Or maybe not. I’m going to go with not.