Lefty Blogger Outs Senator As Gay By Patterico

Outing specialist Mike Rogers has “outed” Senator Larry Craig as a closet homosexual.

And he promises more to come.

The Democrats want to make this an election about gay sex.

And people say the Republicans deserve to lose?

UPDATE: Craig denies the allegations.

UPDATE x2: I truly believe this sort of tactic is going to create a backlash. At least I hope it will. It should.

UPDATE x3: Daily Kos already has a diary on this that is linked on the front page. It has 680 comments as of 6:23 p.m. Pacific.

UPDATE x4: The Kos diary has a poll: “Do you agree with outing Gay Republicans?” It’s currently running 2032 “yes” (70%) to 848 “no” (29%).

UPDATE x5: The folks at Democratic Underground struggle to reconcile their delight at the news with their discomfort at the obvious thuggishness of the outing. They quickly find it’s easy to do, and any discomfort is quickly brushed aside.

UPDATE x6: Captain Ed weighs in:

People wonder why we don’t attract a wider range of qualified candidates for public office. Michael Rogers sets himself up as Exhibit #1. The personal and degrading attacks convince many people to skip the trouble, and the people who do dare to run for office usually wind up experiencing the ruination of their reputations in one form or other. It comes from all sides to some degree, but this ghastly mudslinging really marks a new low.

Will Democrats denounce this sleaze with the same ferocity? Somehow, I doubt it.

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