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Pat Buchanan: Obama ‘Put His Presidency At Risk’ With Embrace Of Gay Marriage
Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Fox’s America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obama’s recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency.

He said that gay marriage rights is the “heart of the cultural war” and that Republican voters are “right now riding to the sound of the guns” to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obama’s support for same-sex marriage rights.

RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals ‘Use Terms Like Bigot… To Set Up An Inquisition’

What the President has done is forfeit – let me give you one example: North Carolina. Gay marriage – a ban on gay marriage won with 61 percent of the vote in a swing state where Obama carried just last week. If you go out to Iowa, where judges imposed gay marriage on the state, three judges were recalled and fired. I think the President has put his presidency at risk, because this is an emotional, cultural, moral issue. And when folks go to the polls, the overwhelming majority already in 30 states have imposed a ban on homosexual marriage.

Kelly noted that the turnout in that election where an amendment banning gay marriage passed was very small. Buchanan responded by saying that gay marriage bans pass during general elections with high turnout as well, and cited California’s 2008 vote against Prop 8 as an example.

Buchanan says that Obama can raise legitimate election issues against Republicans on economic and finance issues as well as cultural issues, but that he appealed to divisive social issues like this is, in Buchanan’s opinion, telling.

“Why would you take this cultural issue – this issue of morality – stir up the Republican base, the social conservatives, bring them out behind Mitt Romney where they are going right now and have this massive distraction,” asked Buchanan.

Buchanan went on to say that, if Obama truly did back same-sex marriage equality throughout the country, he would have adopted a policy proscription rather than a vague statement of support with no legislative agenda behind it.

“What’s considered, of the last 50 years, the great moral issue of our time? Civil rights,” said Buchanan. “Did the President believe the states should decide that?”

He says that Obama’s hedging on the issue of gay marriage indicates that the President is not genuinely supportive of gay marriage legislation. Furthermore, he says that while the Democratic base has responded positively to Obama’s announcement, Republican voters, too, are mobilizing in opposition to gay marriage. “They are right now riding to the sound of the guns,” said Buchanan.

Buchanan took offense to the suggestion by progressive groups that opposition to gay marriage is akin to bigotry.

“Is Billy Graham, Pope John Paul II – every pope throughout history –all these moral and religious leaders. Aquinas, Agustin. They were all too stupid to recognize the morality of homosexual marriage. It has been universally condemned throughout history,” said Buchanan. “This is the heart of the cultural war, Megyn.”

Watch the segment below via Fox News Channel:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Iowa; North Carolina; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; obama; patbuchanan
Want to bet they switch their convention from North Carolina to Florida or Ohio?
1 posted on 05/14/2012 1:12:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Want to bet they switch their convention from North Carolina to Florida or Ohio?

I'd take the bet that it stays. No way you could plan a new convention for September at this late date.

2 posted on 05/14/2012 1:14:27 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Why would you take this cultural issue – this issue of morality – stir up the Republican base, the social conservatives, bring them out behind Mitt Romney where they are going right now and have this massive distraction,” asked Buchanan.

I'll take this one, Pat.

Because Romney is more pro-homosexual than Obama. Obama is doing this now because the hand-picked candidate of the GOP-e cannot be seen to be more socially liberal than the democrat candidate. (And this social conservative will NOT be backing Romney.)

3 posted on 05/14/2012 1:20:04 PM PDT by kidd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gay marriage brings the right to the polls like nothing else.

Whomever O is using as an adviser, I hope he keeps him and gives him a raise. Pleeeeeeease!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Want to bet they switch their convention from North Carolina to Florida or Ohio?

Or Fire Island?

5 posted on 05/14/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Butt sex is the face of the Democrat Party, and it stinks.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: VanDeKoik
Whomever O is using as an adviser, I hope he keeps him and gives him a raise

"You rang?"

7 posted on 05/14/2012 1:23:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Want to bet they switch their convention from North Carolina to Florida or Ohio?

San Francisco


8 posted on 05/14/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by molson209
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To: dfwgator

Whomever O is using as an adviser, I hope he keeps him and gives him a raise

that be, “ Ben Dover “


9 posted on 05/14/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT by molson209
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Knowing the Dems, they probably gave priority to minority owned business for the Convention...pulling the rug out from under them would make a great campaign ad in the swing state of North Carolina.
10 posted on 05/14/2012 1:38:22 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: NeoCaveman
No way you could plan a new convention for September at this late date.

Very difficult, but not impossible.

At minimum, they would have to accept a serious downgrade of accommodations in order to get it done. Even midsized cities have facilities capable of hosting the convention itself, but the hotel room demand pretty much limits the possible venues. Of course, given the crappy state of the economy, it might be far less than we think.

Then, you have demand for airline flights in and out of the city. Given the massive reduction in airline seat availability, this could be a big problem, depending on the venue. You will probably need a hub city for a major airline.

Throw in the demand for night life, dining, drinking and hookers and you limit it still further. And, since it is the Democrats, you would need more than just the heterosexual variety of hookers. Of course, some of these establishments are willing to follow the demand.

12 posted on 05/14/2012 1:42:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now if he loses, it will be because we are a nation of people who can’t handle gay marriage — instead of a nation standing up to a socialist, Marxist, doing everything he can to become a dictator??? I wish everyone would just stop talking about this crap, backfire or not, he will not win because there are too many (and have been too many for quite some time) smart ABO’s out here! I have many a friends who fell for the whole “hope and change” routine, they all regret their vote! Well... almost all of them! He will lose, and they will blame it on gay rights stance instead of his record of total failure in office!


13 posted on 05/14/2012 1:42:35 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: dfwgator

Florida passed a constitutional amendment with a 62% margin.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 1:43:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can’t. They wish they could, but it would be a logistical nightmare.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 1:43:52 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: molson209
Key West, Fire Island, or Savannah would also dovetail nicely.
16 posted on 05/14/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

remeber the old John Belushi SNL sketch where they did a parody of Captains Coragious or was it Treasure Island?


17 posted on 05/14/2012 1:59:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NeoCaveman

Yeah, the security arrangements would have to start over from square one, which is a non-starter. And after North Carolina taxpayers footed so much of the bill for preparations, they can write off that state for the next ten elections if they pull out now.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

31 States have rejected gay marriage when it came to a vote. Even here in CA it was rejected. Obama stepped on it this time.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 2:07:19 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: pgkdan

“Logistical nightmare”?

Nooooo problem! Ray Nagin will handle the transportation issues.

He will use either the school buses (surely they must have dried out by now?) or else all the many Democrat-loved “light rail” systems in use around the country.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 2:07:58 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: longtermmemmory

Captain Ned: Thank you, Mr. Spunk. Gentlemen, we have on board a young man whose name is Miles Cowperthwaite! And I have promised his guardian to teach him the man's life at sea! To show him man's ports, such as Key West and San Fransisco! I expect him to be treated manfully! Well, Miles, have you anything to say?

Miles Cowperthwaite: [ stsnds, cheerful ] Well.. I'm very grateful for this opportunity, Captain Ned! Up 'til now, my life has been the most degrading, pathetic, soul-destroying, humiliating, awful grovel..

Captain Ned: [ interrupting ] That's enough, Miles.. [ Miles sits ] Now, men, I run a mans' ship. I will run it in a manful and masculine way! I will tolerate no men under my command who act in such a way so as to discredit their manhood and manliness! Do I make myself clear?

Miles Cowperthwaite V/O: "If there were any doubts as to Captain Ned's severity, they were quickly dispelled that very afternoon, when a scuffle broke out on deck."

[ Spunk approaches a Sailor tanning ]

First Mate Spunk: That's my tanning spot! you! You're in my spot! That's my spot!

Sailor #1: You are daft! I've been here all morning. Now, run along, you are blocking my sun.

First Mate Spunk: Don't you give me any back-sass, you tan tease!

[ fight breaks out; Captain Ned intervenes ]

Captain Ned: Is this how men act on a man's ship? Where is your manliness? Fighting on deck is a serious breach on my articles of strict discipline! I'm afraid the guilty party is in for a very severe punishment!

Sailor #1: Captain.. I did indeed take Mr. Spunk's spot. I'm ready to accept my punishment..

First Mate Spunk: Captain! I threw the first blow. If anyone is to be punished, let it be me. I ask only that whatever you do, please don't put me in a tight-fitting Lassie costume and make me eat from a monogrammed dog dish.

Sailor #2: [ entering ] Captain, I encouraged this fight - punish me! Make me wear nipple-pinching clothespins, sir!

Sailor #3: [ entering ] Me, Captain! Punish me!

Captain Ned: Stop! I've heard enough! Your manly admission of guilt is most manful. However, as your Captain, it is I who must bear the full masculine responsibility! And therefore, I will be punished. Spunk! Take me alone! I want a boiling oil rub..

21 posted on 05/14/2012 2:09:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kidd; 2ndDivisionVet
Romney is the guy who more or less invented gay marriage in America. He has yet to renounce his evil past, nor promise that he'd back out of advancing homosexual causes.

There's little to chose between Obama and his white cousin Romney on this issue ~ and Pat knows it.

I think we should dig backward through what he said and figure out if he's been bought by the Mittbots (which, of course, all of us already understand completely).

22 posted on 05/14/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dfwgator
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23 posted on 05/14/2012 2:31:53 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Almost everything he does recently is putting his campaign in jeopardy.
24 posted on 05/14/2012 3:29:10 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

the MSM says everything he has done so far is a genius masterstroke! just ask them!


25 posted on 05/14/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If the Democrats move their convention AND their Sodomy Plank out of Charlotte, most in NC will be glad to see them go.

Take your baby killing, homosexual pandering elsewhere.


26 posted on 05/14/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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