Skip to comments.Top U.S. Republicans call for Michigan GOP committeeman to resign
Posted on 01/25/2014 8:22:15 PM PST by massmike
Top Republicans joined the call for the resignation of Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema over comments he made seen as insensitive to gays.
At the close of the Republican National Committee's three-day winter meeting Friday, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and state Party Chairman Bobby Schostak told the Detroit Free Press they want Agema to resign after a controversial speech in December at a party meeting in Berrien County.
"Folks, [homosexuals] want free medical because they're dying between 38 and 44 years old," Agema told the gathering. "It's a biggie. So, to me it's a moral issue. It's a biblical issue. Traditional marriage is where it should be and that is in our platform, so people that are opposed on that issue within our party are wrong."
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Tell the mealy-mouthed RINOs to go pound sand, Dave.
They need to man up and get it on.
And their problem with him is? Oops, I forgot, he spoke the truth, at least the truth he would have been permitted to utter before the 1990s.
And the circular firing squad goes on and on. Cant somebody get one mulligan, make one mistake and learn from it without withdrawing completely from political life?
I miss America. Don't y'all?
Those 20 votes we might lose from the Log Cabin Republicans if this isn’t handled well could make all the difference in 2014!
The Stupid Party is bound and determined to once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in November!
Scandals? What scandals? IRS Benghazi what?
Obamacare - “we can do it better”
Hates its base
Gonna win in 2014 /s
TELL THEM: NO.
I hate the direction of our nation. The National GOP better shape up or they’re going to be extinct!
I don’t think the GOP-e would particularly mind becoming extinct so long as Democrat policies continue.
These GOP leaders need to be smart and keep their mouths shut. Every time some dumbass opens his mouth, this is back in the news.
Speaking truth about queers will get one in “trouble” every time.
Freedom lovers should be taboo breakers. Speak truth to power about queers, baby killers, Poverty, race baiting, God mocking, etc.
Sounds pretty accurate *so* far.....
Well, isn’t it nice to see that the RNC really manned up on this one? That little back bone stiffened right up when a politically incorrect statement was made. I bet their waiting right now to be kissed by the Democrats they so admired. I hope he tells them to pound sand - or better concrete.
Resign? For stating the truth?
My gosh, I sometimes think it’s become impossible for my opinion of the GOP to sink any further, but they constantly find a way to make it happen. The sheer cowardice of Priebus here... the bowing down to deviants with their leftist agenda...
The Republican Party used to stand for family values!! A very big reason it gained my support and allegiance all those years ago. Now it’s become all but a partner to the Dems in America’s cultural descent into abject degeneracy. Damn Priebus and the GOP to hell!
Priebus...what a sickening little twinkie.
That’s all he said? Wow! Why I am not a Republican and never will be again.
Did you read what he said? Hardly a mistake.
Meanwhile,Cuomo can say the outrageous things that he said about conservatives in New York,and the dems will KEEP voting for him!
Why can he not say what he thinks?
Why did Terri Lynn Land change her mind?
I doubt the big money donors were going to switch a more conservative candidate.
His phrasing is fairly sharp, but accurate.
I think it’s time that we had a national discussion on sodomy.
Sodomy is what makes homosexuals different than normal people.
While we’re at it, we should have an open discussion on AIDS. How did it come to America, how did it spread to rapidly? Let’s also talk about the innocent victims of AIDS: Ryan White and Arthur Ashe. If it wasn’t for sodomy, they would be alive today.
How much is it costing the country each year to treat AIDS “victims,” who caught the disease after sodomizing someone?
Changed my tag line to its current form about 10 months ago...
This is a case of pure pandering to liberals. Its not even a new story, its just a new push.
The RNC cannot abide having someone in their exclusive club who was sent by the tea party. Worse yet sending him there pushed out their pet RINOs.
Agreed - it's pretty telling that GOPe/RNC types find the truth to be anathema to "their" Party.
I’m not a fan of 3rd parties but we’re running out of options. The RNC is the policy making structure within the GOP and they obviously want to be a second liberal party.
Dave Agema has done more than tell the truth about homosexuality, that’s just their excuse. His real crime against them was telling the truth about them. He recently said that they write a party platform that they have no intention of sticking to. They write it to suck voters in and that’s it.
Third parties might be viable at State levels - it will take some doing to make them viable at Congressional/Senate/Presidential levels. The way I look at it, we have to stop being as focused on the symptoms of the sickness that is destroying Freedom and start whittling away at the causes by using every opportunity to elect good folks at any level possible. It will take a long time before we reap any big benefits, but the socialists have gotten themselves and their programs so entrenched that just slowing them down can be counted as a small victory and another step towards where we want to go. It would be nice to have a real conservative blast his/her way into the WH, but the table is so slanted towards a POS like Obama that it would be a shocker. Hopefully it's not too late to start jacking up the table to level it out and get it leaning in our favor.
“Top Republicans” need to resign.
Pandering to Liberals and every other deviant group as the 'gay' lifestyle will go mainstream after Hillary is outed as a lesbian or bi, which she will not deny, thus giving her another 'victim status' to hide behind.
A pretty sizable number of the RNC twitter followers are unabashed liberals cheering them on. Those liberals have no intent on voting republican.
Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see names. What “top U.S. Republicans” are calling on Dave Agema to resign? Do I think some Republicans have been co-opted by the homosexual “equality” movement? Most definitely.
I will never, ever knowingly vote for any Republican who acts as though homosexuality is normal, natural, or on par with heterosexuality. It’s not, and if I have to explain why, I might as well try explaining why water is wet.
BTW, tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance. Tolerance is an American ideal. We respect the liberty of people to do things we don’t agree with, and we rightly expect that respect in return. That is where this gay rights movement crosses the line, and that is why they must be fought. They are statists, and they intend to use the state to squash dissent.
“...a politically incorrect statement was made.”
A politically incorrect but factual statement was made. AIDS treatments are very expensive. Isn’t it funny (strange) how the left requires cigarette smokers to pay more for insurance (under Obamacare), but treats practitioners of anal sodomy as though they have no greater health risks than heterosexuals? That makes as much sense as saying second hand cigarette smoke will kill you, but getting baked smoking pot every day is perfectly fine.
BTW, tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance. Tolerance is an American ideal. We respect the liberty of people to do things we dont agree with, and we rightly expect that respect in return. That is where this gay rights movement crosses the line, and that is why they must be fought. They are statists, and they intend to use the state to squash dissent.
Well said. Thank you.
These establishment Republicans are a bunch of cowards! No wonder that conservative Repubs and Independents can’t beat the Dictator Party!!!!!