Skip to comments.Karl Rove To ABC: ‘I Could’ Imagine The 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Backing Gay Marriage
Posted on 03/24/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT by markomalley
Republican strategist Karl Rove told George Stephanopoulos on ABCs This Week that he thinks Republican presidential candidates in 2016 could be supporters of marriage equality. Rove my the comments during a discussion on the Supreme Courts hearing on a challenge to Californias Proposition 8 schedule for later this week.
Karl Rove, can you imagine the next presidential campaign a Republican candidate saying flat out I am for gay marriage, asked Stephanopoulos.
I could, said Rove, before turning the discussion back to the Supreme Courts hearing on the issue.
Rove said that he thinks some Supreme Court Justices have expressed sentiments in the past that wide reaching decisions on social issues, like Rove vs. Wade, went too far and that its possible the court could avoid a repeat of that. Theres a possibility, he thinks, that court wants to avoid setting a national standard on the issue of gay marriage like it did on abortion and instead leave it up to the states to decided how to proceed.
What we may see is a decision here that in essence has, not a 5-4 decision, but a 6-3, 7-2, that says leave it up to the states, in fact we could see an 8-1, said Rove.
Watch clip below via ABC
And, sadly, I can see that as well. The GOP is dead to me.
Tokyo Rove’s stepfather was gay. Not a surprise.
May I go sadly to my grave and NEVER endorse same sex Holy Matrimony. Tis the foundation of the whole human race, one man, one wife, and family. End.
And this is why I could imagine the GOP losing it all in 2016. Supporting “gay marriage” will not get them one stinking vote just as supporting “amnesty” will not get them one illegal alien vote.
I could see Chris Christie supporting gay marriage in 2016 and then getting throttled by Hillary in the presidential election.
Rove, Putting it another way....I can see where the democrats will control the presidency from this day forward.....
To the headline: I am sure you could.
And losing to Obama running for an illegal 3rd term with a Muslim VP.
Rove’s twin, Romney, created it. Duh.
I said it during the last campaign. We shouldn’t be surprised if we’re less than a decade from an openly gay GOP presidential candidate.
Chris Christie is a one man couple....
I think the next few elections are going to be interesting — the GOP no longer has a base at all. They hope to win by getting 90% of the undecided voters to come over to the GOP and counter the 100% of the Democrat voters who smell blood in the water. I anticipate severe losses by Republican candidates.
That’s an “Interesting” picture! Ugh.
I’ll slit my own throat before I ever give a vote to any candidate showing even the slightest equivocation in favor of homo marriage.
Watch... Sean Hannity soon will endorse Homosexual Marriage... and bring on Rove to talk about it
The GOPe go out of their way to antagonize and provoke conservatives. What in the hell do they think they are going to gain with this behavior?
I can imagine such candidates losing too, Karl.
It’s what the GOP does best after all.
Tokyo Rove knows that Roberts is gay and the fix is in again with the Supreme court.
I think the game here is to get liberals to come out and destroy conservatives for him by voting for liberal “republicans” in the primaries. Then the conservative candidates are out of the way of the GOPe.
I call him Kapo Karl for a reason.
FOX news will pay a high price for its pandering to the liberal lobby. It used to be a station I’d watch; but over the last few years, I have watched it less and less. Now, we have dropped our cable and couldn’t care less what Rove or any of their minions say. For me, they are in the land of used to be. They used to be relevant and report in an honest fashion, they used to say things I cared about, they used to care about this country, but now they are more interested in currying favor with Obama. I hope they will be happy with the path they have chosen, but I think it will make them the next CNN.
I can imagine it too. And I can imagine 2016 being the first presidential race since 1984 where I didn’t vote (except 2004, when the state of Washington couldn’t be bothered to send me a ballot at Osan AB, Korea...).
Hey Rove you and your ill pushed this turd poking agenda onto us, you let non conservatives speak at CPAC whihc the media ran with,. you let them spout their agenda to us and have them tell us to change our views.
You attacked people like Sarah, Newt and now Cruz while telling us to accept Romney and Bush
Bush should have placed much more better judges around the country too.
If 9 people tell tens of millions of voters to ignore their votes which they did about this issue and tell states which don;t want this commie agenda and make no mistake this is and was a communist agenda then as far as I;m concerned those states should leave a failed union
Founding fathers had a dream, and it was not a bunhc of men who liek to have sex with a mans anal feces or a woman who pretends to be a guy wearing a strap on to be married and then tell the 1st amendment to be thrown away
remember religious freedom, the most basic set up of this country and did our side actually get a good lawyer who could refute the lefts radcial arguments or did they have a wishy washy useless not bothered lawyer?
I heard this morning the left’s homosexuals marriage lawyer who argued the case to the court saying he fought this on 3 counts and all of them were a cop out and easily refuted.
Let us not forget that this was brought by a woman who said she got married, then the wife or husband or what eevr they call themselves died.
She was not able to get the benefits for the milliosns she was left with.
If this was about thta case then all she had to do was to fight to get those benefits and not to have marriage redefined.
It makes me sick to read the 1963 communist rules
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm and then have the fake infiltrating so called conservatives and republicans state the same message as the communists
I can imagine that scenario and will vote accordingly. What’s the gop and why is it dead? (kidding, of course)
the stupid party let in to many non repblicans.
We watched while the likes of Paul told us that marriage cna be anything basically.
We let them run in our primaries
we let them to places like CPAC
hel they even get onto sites like this ,though Jim and the mods do a good job of getting rid of most.
The GOP thinks liek you said that if they allow homosexuals to marry we might pick up a few votes, if we allow ilegals we might get a few votes.
Idiots, they do this and ignore millions of the base and then they wonder why they are losing.
Just because millions do not speak up which in my eyes is a mistake then it does nto mean they shoudl be ignored for a minority who have got themselves on to the media’s pay roll
‘You attacked people like Sarah, Newt and now Cruz”
One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn’t belong...
Hannity has been a coward on this issue as many of talk radio has.
Coulter fought for her boy Romney and it was his state which set all of this up.
Hannity and others always stayed silent because talking about debt and health care was a safe topic for them and they don;t upset teir liberal elitist pals like Colmes, Beckel
Once marriage is redefined then polygamy should be legal and any other kind of marriage of which these turd pokers are against and yet they shout for equality
I will never accept their sham of a marriage nor is my famlily and many up in north east FL.
Any homosexuals or their supporters tell me they;re married ten they get a few choice words back at them and to hell with them
sigh, I know I know, how the party is dead to me.
Infact if the states which have normal marriage is being supported by those in their own states and they want ot leave the dream of a union but has failed then I’d support it.
Didn't Sean evolve (flipflop) on amnesty?
Karl would make sure they got government provided lube and of course gay sex education to our 5th graders as well.
IMO there is going to be a probable revolution with at least parents as their kids are exposed to the pc police.
Granted some parents are as dumb as a brick of butter which is why they can’t get kids out of high school, but the ones with kids with a future are going to get active IMO.
The GOP is not a party which supports the belief system of their constituency, rather a party which believes the (false) perception of the electorates’ belief system.
Just on a political front, this is a continuation of the belief that the Republican Party must continue to be more Liberal in order to be victorious, ignoring the track record that moderation is a failure in elections.
The republican party completes its transition to dem lite.
The republican party completes its transition to dem lite.
Who cares what you think anymore, Rove.
And they STILL would not get the gay democrap vote... Don't they get that?
Please, God. Spare us from this egomaniacal has-been.
It’s the GOPe, the culture, the younger generation, and the writing on the wall that’s led to this more than letting a few libertarians in under the conservative umbrella.
I can see you losing every single election in the future, Karl.
LOLOL! forgot about that one. yep the scotus wil go 7-2
or maybe 6-3,no less
Supreme Court = Owned
all our responsible IMHO
If someone pretends to be a conservative then they say something the left agrees with then obviously the media run wiht it and hurts us.
Younger generation , well it depends where one lives, here I have kids in 3 different aged schools and all of them state how their friends find it disgusting but that is becase it;s not classe as cool here unlike say Boston.
The culture comes under the younger.
The GOP, AARRGGHHH, what a bunch of cowards, Sarah, Col West, Michelle Bachmann, many other good young women who Sarah helped Cruz should be the future of this party IMHO not the elitist establishment, hell if they al break and keep the party conservative then I will put that C for me and not the R..
If DOMA is overturned are these 9 judges seriously telling tens of millions of voters their votes accounted for nothing, that the states now have to acept this and to hell with the first amendment and the basic finding of this country?
There is no way I will accept this and we’re here really because of the stupid party and being out of touch with the base and the the founders and the people
Maybe some day the Republican ticket will give up on marriage but, unfortunately, but he won’t be alive for it (i.e., too far in the future).
Rove pretty much gave himself away a week ago when he accused Sarah Palin of being a “Quitter” for leaving the governorship in Alaska. That was (and still is, I guess) a Democrat TALKING POINT not based in truth.
In fact, CONSERVATIVES, plus Karl Rove without a doubt, FULLY UNDERSTAND why she left, and that had to do with their so-called “ethics laws” (since changed) that made it IMPOSSIBLE to do her job when some looney started throwing out baseless charges.
The fact that he used that term, QUITTER, signaled to me that he has switched sides. There are plenty of other areas to go after Sarah on, but the use of a Democrat Talking Point shows me who he’s now spending his time with.
I will NOT vote for any candidate at any level who supports gay marriage...let the chips fall where they may.
Yep, a huge difference between where I am in the Northeast and many parts of FL.
backing homo marriage would insure the GOP loses at least 1/2 of their base
I, too, could imagine Rove’s and the GOPe’s GOP candidate supporting turd-poker marriage.
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