It’s Come To This

Philadelphia politician bags on rival for Democratic nomination by claiming he’s faking being gay:

Veteran Rep. Babette Josephs (D., Phila.) last Thursday accused her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz, of pretending to be bisexual in order to pander to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters, a powerful bloc in the district.

“I outed him as a straight person,” Josephs said during a fund-raiser at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, as some in the audience gasped or laughed, “and now he goes around telling people, quote, ‘I swing both ways.’ That’s quite a respectful way to talk about sexuality. This guy’s a gem.”

Kravitz and Josephs are duking it out for the Dem nomination to run for the Pennsylvania State House.   Thus the protected classes purity test.

Kravitz, 29, said that he is sexually attracted to both men and women and called Josephs’ comments offensive.

“That kind of taunting is going to make it more difficult for closeted members of the LGBT community to be comfortable with themselves,” Kravitz said. “It’s damaging.”

But others said the remarkable quarrel itself was a sign of progress.

“We’ve hit a new high point when candidates are accused of pretending to be gay to win a seat,” said Mark Segal, publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News and a pioneering civil rights advocate.

It’s nothing new, of course; Bill Clinton pretended to be black, and Joe Biden pretends to be handicapped.

12 thoughts on “It’s Come To This

  1. My God, these people just keep re-inventing the concept of “gutter dweller”.

  2. I want to state for the record that Berg is not an authentic lesbian. All that talk about Scarlett and Marisa is just a front for his closet heterosexuality.

  3. It’s typical of the Democrats to have to categorize and stereotype based on things that have nothing to do with the issues. Pay no attention to the vision of our founders, vote for purple trannys!!!

  4. I guess if this were to happen anywhere outside San Francisco, it would be in “the city of brotherly love.”


  5. Frankly bj Bill is was more black than our current prez. Born poor to a young mother and abusive father, so abusive that he dropped his real fathers name for his stepdad’s. Didn’t go to an elite prep school and wasn’t an affirmative action admission to an Ivy League school. Seriously, think about it.

  6. Ben, you want to really piss of a lefty, bring up Obama’s background:

    His skin has a darker hue because his biological father was a visitor from Kenya, but……Obama was raised on the beaches of Hawaii by his lily-white bank President grandmother. He is a descendent of slave owners.

  7. “He is a descendent of slave owners.”
    I thought that side side of Obama’s family were Jayhawkers.

  8. This raises an interesting point, so let’s throw a little chum into the water and see if RickDFL or DG bite….

    Suppose, arguendo, that Taylor Swift were to insist that she is an African-American, and accordingly demand various benefits and accomodations on that basis. Exactly who is to say that she is not, and why would we give thir claim any more creedence than hers?

  9. This would be a great excuse for Angry Clown! “I’m not Gay! I’m just faking it for political reasons! I really hate tea-bagging well-oiled, muscular young men!”

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