Skip to comments.Sen. Flake sees GOP contender backing gay marriage
Posted on 03/31/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by HildaEdited on 03/31/2013 12:51:02 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says it is "inevitable" that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage.
The Arizona lawmaker on Sunday said the shifting political landscape will eventually yield a candidate who backs same-sex marriage and predicts that candidate would find support within the GOP.
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Romney again? Sure, last time was his turn but this next time is really his turn. Just give Mit a chance. :)
Jon Huntsman supported it. I’d never support a Presidential candidate in the general election that supported gay marriage.
Who in the world are these idiots predicting this stuff?? Do that have any clue who the base of the GOP is? Just lock the place up and forget about it already!
Me neither. While compromises can be made on some issues (though less so by the day), when it comes to matters of basic morality like this, any candidate backing homo-marriage is dead in the water for me.
I’d never vote for ANY candidate for ANY office that supported gay marriage. Nor one who even demonstrates any tiny equivocation on the matter. That’s a blood promise with me. The GOP’s pathetic, wimpish timidity on the issue already speaks volumes. Just like their cavings on everything else, from fiscal cliffs to Obamacare to amnesty.
Been an exclusively Republican voter all my life, but the GOP no longer seem to represent any of my values. Not a single damn thing. I guess it finally became flat-out obvious to me back when the backstabbing of Palin and then the tea-party first started. I could bolt to a third-party at the drop of a hat.
It usually indicates the person is already thinking in a left leaning direction. I’ve found very few exceptions. It’d take a lot of convincing to ever get me to think otherwise.
So, to entice a bunch of heathens that will vote rat anyway, they want to guarantee at least one less vote?
Why not??? The GOP is already in the tank for illegals....why not gay marriage as well? How about being complicit on Obamacare....oh yeah they already did that.
Now there is a phrase without any meaning.
Does anybody still doubt Flake is setting himself up as an “Cross-Aisle-Reacher?” He used to be one of the most conservative members of the House, and has done nothing but stab conservatives in the back since he was elected Senator.
Turn out the lights, the party’s over.
The Vichy Poop GOPE is already dead, it hasn’t been buried yet
I’m getting closer to the day that I will no longer vote. The more these RINOs adopt the same platform as the homo loving communists of the Peoples Dimocratic Socialist Homo Party, the further they get from me. Eventually there will basically be no difference in either of them, with only which candidate is the most sexy, and that will be the one who wins. Policy will be equally the same. So, the closer they get, the further I move away. And, closer to the day I simply will vote for my local elections and not even deal with the national, because it really is not going to matter either way.
Sen Flake, with Senators: Rubio, McCain, and Graham, make up the four out of the Gang of Eight that is pushing Amnesty. Time to push them all out of office.
WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says it is “inevitable” that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage.
Read- The GOP will run another loser for President..
“Does anybody still doubt Flake is setting himself up as an Cross-Aisle-Reacher?”
No, but now I’m starting to think he’s setting himself up as a Cross-Dress-Preacher”....
The Rev. Spooner is alive and well, I see...So Flake’s not trying to replace McQueeg, he’s trying to replace the Graham cracker?
I will not change what I believe in to try to win an election. If the Republican party goes in this direction, as far as I am concerned, it is dead.
Sounds like the Flake has a queer in the family or is coming out soon!
Nothing stopping a republican from running and supporting gays
I won’t vote for the fruit lover, but he can run.
Amen—well said, you.
You’ll get bashed by the “you can’t be a single issue voter” crowd; but I’m right with you. This is a big enough issue to sway my vote.
Romney already ran- Flake’s a bit slow.
I've arrived there. The only party that could challenge the Rats no longer represents my political views. Apparently, societal change has passed me by. I plan to just be an observer to whatever plays out.
Insane, isn’t it.
Flake has the Portman Problem.
That makes two of us. And that’s two less votes for these idiots. Put them together with other rational, God fearing people, and the GOP is not even third-party worthy. What a bunch of numskulls.
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