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Sen. Flake sees GOP contender backing gay marriage
US News and World Report ^ | March 31, 2013 | AP

Posted on 03/31/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by Hilda

Edited 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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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; homosexualagenda; rncplatform
It seems to me that either we form a third party, or we just turn out the lights and go home.
1 posted on 03/31/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by Hilda
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To: Hilda

Romney again? Sure, last time was his turn but this next time is really his turn. Just give Mit a chance. :)


2 posted on 03/31/2013 12:41:21 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Hilda

Jon Huntsman supported it. I’d never support a Presidential candidate in the general election that supported gay marriage.


3 posted on 03/31/2013 12:41:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Hilda

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!


4 posted on 03/31/2013 12:43:42 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Maelstorm

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.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 12:45:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hilda

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.


6 posted on 03/31/2013 1:07:16 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Viennacon

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.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Hilda

So, to entice a bunch of heathens that will vote rat anyway, they want to guarantee at least one less vote?


8 posted on 03/31/2013 1:19:12 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians are Democrats.)
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To: Hilda

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.


9 posted on 03/31/2013 1:25:33 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Hilda

GOP contender?

Now there is a phrase without any meaning.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Hilda

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.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Hilda

Turn out the lights, the party’s over.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Hilda

The Vichy Poop GOPE is already dead, it hasn’t been buried yet


13 posted on 03/31/2013 1:40:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hilda

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.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 1:40:55 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: Hilda

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.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 1:57:40 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Hilda

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..


16 posted on 03/31/2013 2:14:31 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“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”....


17 posted on 03/31/2013 2:22:59 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

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?

;^)


18 posted on 03/31/2013 2:40:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: ABQHispConservative

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.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 2:49:28 PM PDT by Essie
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To: Hilda

Sounds like the Flake has a queer in the family or is coming out soon!


20 posted on 03/31/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: Hilda

Nothing stopping a republican from running and supporting gays

I won’t vote for the fruit lover, but he can run.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 3:25:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: greene66

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 3:37:00 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: Hilda

Romney already ran- Flake’s a bit slow.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: RetiredArmy
I’m getting closer to the day that I will no longer vote...

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.

24 posted on 03/31/2013 5:18:38 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Hilda

Insane, isn’t it.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 6:08:40 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: OldPossum

Amen brother.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 6:13:34 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Flake has the Portman Problem.


27 posted on 03/31/2013 10:34:33 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: Essie

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.


28 posted on 04/01/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians are Democrats.)
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