As a gay Buddhist/Jewish/Polytheist, I try not to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. But in this case I'm not trying very hard.
A shell company linked to embattled Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peoria then took out a $600,000 mortgage for the property from a local bank run by other donors, Illinois state and county records show. The newly disclosed arrangement follows similar Schock real estate deals detailed by a recent Associated Press investigation into the Illinois Republican's business transactions involving political contributors over the past decade. The 2014 deal, which occurred after the congressman's most recent financial report, raises new questions about Schock's pattern of repeated reliance on campaign contributors. Political donors built, sold and financed a house owned by Schock in suburban Peoria. Donors also were involved in the sale and financing of a Peoria apartment complex in which Schock invests.This is just the latest scandal from a congressman who was so in love with Downton Abbey that he spent tons of taxpayer dough to make his office look like it!
So why all the Aaron hate from me? Certainly on a visual level he's near the top of the list of congressmen I'd most like to have some male bonding with. But on an intellectual level this guy is as ugly as they come.
As a former libertarian I know what it's like to be a homocon. But even when I put myself in situations where I could not openly speak out for gay rights I made sure that I did no harm. This is not true for little Aaron here who has obtained an immaculate ZERO rating from the Human Rights Campaign by voting against anything and everything to do with gay rights.
But is he really gay?
here's a hypothetical: what if you know a certain GOP congressman, let's just say from Illinois, is gay... and you know this because one of your friends, a journalist for a reputable network, told you in no uncertain terms that he caught that GOP congressman and his male roommate in the shower... together. now they could have been good friends just trying to conserve water. but there's more. what if this congressman has also been caught by tmz cameras trolling gay bars. now what if you know that this very same guy, the darling of the gop, has also voted against repeal of don't ask don't tell, opposed the repeal of doma, is against gay marriage; and for the federal marriage amendment, which would add language to the us constitution banning gay marriage and would likely strike down every gay rights law and ordinance in the country?
Forget all of that. Here's a picture of his shoes on Instagram. It's over.