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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:02 AM

Andrew Gillum? Wtf?

How did I miss this story?

Damn shame.

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Reply Andrew Gillum? Wtf? (Original post)
Tipperary Mar 16 OP
cilla4progress Mar 16 #1
Cousin Dupree Mar 16 #2
Amishman Mar 16 #3
flying_wahini Mar 16 #4
Loki Liesmith Mar 16 #9
Polybius Mar 16 #22
theLJhog Mar 16 #5
a kennedy Mar 16 #6
2naSalit Mar 16 #27
RestoreAmerica2020 Mar 16 #7
cwydro Mar 16 #8
beachbumbob Mar 16 #10
Coventina Mar 16 #11
Tipperary Mar 16 #12
Coventina Mar 16 #13
Ligyron Mar 16 #14
cwydro Mar 16 #17
FM123 Mar 16 #15
Chainfire Mar 16 #16
UTUSN Mar 16 #18
Tipperary Mar 16 #20
UTUSN Mar 16 #21
Music Man Mar 16 #19
Tipperary Mar 16 #24
Turin_C3PO Mar 16 #23
rusty fender Mar 16 #25
2naSalit Mar 16 #26
aikoaiko Mar 16 #28
Catherine Vincent Mar 20 #29

Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. Depressing

as hell.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

2. Oh no! I didn't know about that either. But meth????

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

3. yeah, end of his career

didn't expect something like this from him. He seemed mild and conventional.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. Why am I getting the feeling that this was a set up?



Reminds me of TurdBlossom all over again.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:20 AM

9. Pretty hard to set something like this up

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:34 PM

22. He issued a statement saying he's going into alcohol rehab

If it were a setup, he would have said so.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

5. now this is a surprise

 

Seems out of character. Meth and a male prostitute? That should pretty much end his political career.

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Response to theLJhog (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:14 AM

6. Ah, I think we should hear ALL the details first eh??

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Response to theLJhog (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:31 PM

27. Which makes me highly suspicious of the whole thing.

A few markers that indicate a set up make me think he was taken advantage of while drinking, maybe some enhancement in his drink to help place him where he could be "found" in a precarious situation that he can't explain.

Smell to high heaven and appears all too convenient.

I am not buying the whole gay guy and meth was "found" in the room too indicates that he's guilty of anything more than drinking.

I think he was set up. Maybe he needs to go to rehab for alcohol issues but I bet that's the extent of it.

Seems so many are ready to jump on the "off with his head" bandwagon.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:17 AM

8. I hadn't heard anything either, probably because of coronavirus, primaries etc.

I googled him when I saw this OP. Surprised it didnt make more news than it did.

Not surprised that hes now going into rehab.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:21 AM

10. he was as flawed as many said he was and many democrats chose to ignore

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:21 AM

11. Yeah, I'm seriously bummed.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:31 AM

12. I really liked him.

This makes me sad.

Also a bit shocked.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:32 AM

13. Same.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:37 AM

14. The RW noise machine was all over this.

All his rubes are posting on FB gleefully.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:58 AM

17. I'm still trying to figure out how I missed this completely.

I had no idea he had any issues like this.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:43 AM

15. This kinda broke my heart - I voted for him and hoped I would see him soar in the future.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:57 AM

16. Alcoholism

And depression can attack good men. My hopes for a sound recovery.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:59 AM

18. Seems like the first stage of bursting into public life would be a full & honest self-inventory.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:46 PM

20. Good point.

Smh. Seems a waste.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:15 PM

21. "a waste" - Whew, thanks, was afraid I was going to be flamed. (Still might happen)

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:05 PM

19. I've been skeptical of Gillum. I never understood the excitement.

Lots of issues with corruption as mayor (or at least carelessness with ethics laws), and I was never impressed with his performance in his gubernatorial campaign. And now it's clear that he has lots of personal baggage to work through. Wish DeSantis weren't governor, but it's possible we dodged a bullet by not having Gillum either.

I wish him well in his recovery and hope this is the start of a new life for him.

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Response to Music Man (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:46 PM

24. Yes. I think you are right.

I never knew about his previous problems. My bad.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 01:38 PM

23. I wish him well in his recovery.

We have to remember that addiction is a disease, not a character flaw.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:07 PM

25. Apparently he wasn't thinking about the

damage his behavior would have on his children

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:25 PM

26. I think his being found in that room was a set up.

I also think his electing rehab is the best way to salvage his career. Everybody makes mistakes. He wasn't on meth, that shit sounds like "throw down" material and the gay guy was icing on the character assassination cake.

I'm not writing him off. Somebody wants him out of the game and this would have been a good way to do it in the minds of many. So he slipped into the bottle for a spell, at least he has the self respect to do the right thing now. I don't think he uses meth and for anyone to quickly write him off without a full story is pretty shallow.

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 02:56 PM

28. "Now, I'm not calling Mr. Desantis a racist. I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist."


Sometimes politicians are like bands and are one-hit wonders.

I'll always be grateful for that debate gem:

"Well, let me first say my grandmother used to say, A hit dog will holler. And it hollered through this room. Mr. DeSantis has spoken. First of all, hes got neo-Nazis helping him out in the state. He has spoken at racist conferences. Hes accepted a contribution and would not return it from someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a Muslim n-i-g-g-e-r. When asked to return that money, he said no. Hes using that money to now fund negative ads."

"Now, Im not calling Mr. Desantis a racist. Im simply saying the racists believe hes a racist."


The best line since, "You're no Jack Kennedy."

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Response to Tipperary (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:59 PM

29. Pics have been leaked and all over Twitter

It looks bad. Feel bad for his wife and kids.

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