Montrose, Meet Your New Congressman: Ted Poe, Homophobe

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Ted Poe, congressman for Montrose.
It looks like Texas just might finally have a redistricting map, after several tries.

If this one goes through, Montrose will be represented by...Ted Poe.

Now, it's not like the neighborhood has been represented by a GLBT-friendly rep prior to redistricting; John Culberson is a hardcore rightwinger whose constituents are mostly from the western parts of the city and county.

The difference with Poe, though, is Poe loves to hear himself talk, whether it's those C-SPAN speeches to an empty House or interviews on Fox.

So, Montrose, meet Ted Poe!

-- He voted against enforcing anti-gay violence as a hate crime.

-- Voted against a bill that would have made it illegal to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

-- Has a big fat zero percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record on GLBT issues. Interestingly, this ties him for second among all Texas U.S. Reps not named Ron Paul; Pete Sessions has a commanding first-place score of three percent.

-- Voted against overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

-- Supports every legislative effort to declare marriage to be between one man and one woman.

To be sure, Poe isn't the most notorious anti-gay politician out there -- he doesn't constantly throw out gay references as red meat to his base, like a Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann.

But Montrose, if you had any hopes of having someone in Congress who might be a friend on gay issues, you've been disappointed again.


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19 comments
Foo
Foo

But Montrose, if you had any hopes of having a newspaper with a hint of objectivity, you've been disappointed again.

Nick Spencer
Nick Spencer

The Montrose area should feel lucky to have a man of ethics and morals represent them. He is highly experienced, and stands for his values, which is certainly more than anyone can say about the twin clowns Sheila J and the current Mayor, who constantly violates state laws in her efforts to shove her GLBT stuff down everyone else's throats (metaphorically speaking). Mr Poe at least follows the law, and our Constitution, as he is sworn to uphold.  

Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde

Homophobe implies that Poe has a fear of homos.  It is more likely that he is disgusted by homos.

Craigley
Craigley

The assertion that Montrose is gay is inherently Homophobic.

Hypocrisy Abounds
Hypocrisy Abounds

Homophobe? Oh the hypocrisy of the "tolerance" whiners. It's a two way street and all of your little made up buzz words won't change that.

Aaron C. Coleman
Aaron C. Coleman

I can't stand the SOB. Maybe he'll get food poisoning or something.

Nancy
Nancy

Ted Poe is one of the most honorable Congress member to represent Houston. Not particularly "anti-gay",  Mr. Poe also understands that the asshole is designed by Mother Nature to push things out instead of for taking things in. 

JB
JB

He's no more absurd than Culberson.  The whole system is fucked. 

Connelly Mark
Connelly Mark

If only we could clone Sheila Jackson Lee! Ohhhh the world could be saved! 

Evan
Evan

I was hoping that Poe would be less of a dick than Culberson. Alas. 

Jerome Davis
Jerome Davis

I'm sorry, no, you are very mistaken. Ted Poe has neither Ethics nor Morals. I will grant you he is experienced, but he does not stand for his values, he lies out of both sides of his face.

I've met the man, I thought I knew the man, but I learned the truth the hard way. Ted Poe twists the Law to whatever suits his wants and desires, he corrupts the system, and could care less about the Constitution. This man broke promises, so why would you expect him to uphold anything he swears by?

The only reason I have to be glad that the rezone makes Montrose under Poe is that finally he may be kicked out of office because now with more educated people not immediately swallowing his lies, he may actually have to face the truth of his past.

Evan
Evan

Your mom is a two way street!

Aaron C. Coleman
Aaron C. Coleman

How dare you imply that all gays practice anal sex. We don't know what goes on in the confines of your bedroom. Don't be speculating what goes on in mine.

Jerome Davis
Jerome Davis

Sadly, I wish that were true. Poe is worse. Only good thing is now he may not be able to survive another re-election with the new lines making him have to face people who might research his past.

Jerome Davis
Jerome Davis

Sorry, you got the man that lies to a 13-year old girl when she asked him will he stay Judge and make sure the man who killed her daddy gets the full 10 years of harsh shock probation.You got the guy who promises Justice, but then turns around and victimized the victims multiple times.

Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Straight, Asexual, Unsexual, it doesn't matter, you got Ted Poe, one of the worst Congressmen to ever have.

Athean
Athean

A dick? Ah, but as they used to say, "I'd call you a prick, but isn't that the better part of a man."

Chitex33
Chitex33

You are evidence of that.

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