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Republican Staff Choice Shows GOP Isn't Ready to Move Forward on Gay Marriage
US News & World Report ^ | 5/20/09 | Bonnie Erbe

Posted on 05/20/2009 9:17:57 AM PDT by steve-b

If you were trying to find a staff lawyer in Washington, D.C. who could automatically turn off party moderates and push the GOP further into its social issues cave, you'd have to look long and hard. Not Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-al.) though. He found one in record time after taking over the ranking Republican seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From the Legal Times:

The new chief Republican counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia, according to a Web site that has since been taken down.

The post by William Smith responded to a recent speech by Steve Schmidt, a Republican campaign consultant who advised Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. Speaking in Washington to the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, Schmidt had urged Republicans to support same-sex marriage.

Race-baiting. Sexism, racism, and gayism (anti-gay prejudice) are the party's father's Chevrolet, not today's hybrid. Steve Schmidt was brave to try to move the party forward on the issue of gay marriage—but not this party. It's simply not ready.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barfalert; culturewars; erbe; homosexualagenda; liberalmedia; logcabinrepublicans; mediabias; rnc; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 05/20/2009 9:17:57 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

“...push the GOP further into its social issues cave...”

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Well just call me a bat then.


2 posted on 05/20/2009 9:19:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: steve-b

Its not ready because most Americans are not ready.

Its not marriage. Its shacking up under another name
and no amount of accusatory finger pointing and name
calling ‘bigots and homophobes’ will change that.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 9:21:42 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: steve-b
Republican Staff Choice Shows GOP Isn't Ready to Move Forward Backward on Gay Marriage

There, fixed it.

4 posted on 05/20/2009 9:22:13 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: rahbert

Thank you.


5 posted on 05/20/2009 9:22:42 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: steve-b

“Republican Staff Choice Shows GOP Isn’t Ready to Move Forward on Gay Marriage”

Gay marriage is not a “Move Forward”, its a move toward perversion.


6 posted on 05/20/2009 9:24:15 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: steve-b
If you support gay marriage, you MUST support adult incest and polygamy. Think not? Give me something in support of the former that does not equally support the latter.
7 posted on 05/20/2009 9:25:09 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you haven't purged you company of 0bama supporters, you are part of the problem.)
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To: Sister_T

The Republican position is the one shared by the majority of the American people.


8 posted on 05/20/2009 9:26:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: steve-b
I have not seen the democrats take the lead on this either. This is krytonite.
9 posted on 05/20/2009 9:26:59 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: steve-b

The GOP will last longer than the USN&WR will.


10 posted on 05/20/2009 9:27:59 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: steve-b

No government in the history of this world, has legitimized homosexuality, to my knowledge.

It seems the United States might have good standing to retain it’s stance on the issue.

Duh!

The vocal activist butt boys just can’t accept the reality of it.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 9:29:03 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: steve-b
wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia,

You mean it's not the same thing? Oh, it's a different kind of depravity? Maybe you protest too much, and the difference is really just a matter of degrees.

12 posted on 05/20/2009 9:29:17 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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All of these comments presuppose that homosexual “marriage” is a popular issue, and that the GOP is somehow hurting itself by (weak) opposition.

How come, then, every time it gets voted on, it loses?

Popular issues are winning issues. Homosexual “marriage” always loses, EVEN IN CALIFORNIA.

What am I missing?


13 posted on 05/20/2009 9:29:34 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: rahbert

I hate the way liberal use value-laden, self-conratulatory terms like “foward” and justice” and “equality” to describe their agendas.


14 posted on 05/20/2009 9:30:13 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: steve-b

“Move forward” here is liberalese for “give up. We’re on the right side and you have to agree with us.” There does seem to be a cottage industry these days in liberal media land in pontificating to Republicans what actions they must take to...well, to what? The very last thing people such as the author want is for the Republicans to start winning elections. Thanks for the input, though.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 9:30:22 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: steve-b

Great! Why would the GOP want to pander to the side supported by only 30% of the American people?


16 posted on 05/20/2009 9:30:24 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Spock didn't need a teleprompter)
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To: steve-b
Oh, I see. So now being against butt-sex marriage should keep you off the staff of a Republican senator?

Steve, you and Bonnie Erbe can go find a feculent cave to go haunt together.
17 posted on 05/20/2009 9:31:21 AM PDT by Antoninus (Now accepting apologies from repentant Mittens.)
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To: kabar

Yeah, I know. To embrace “homosexual marriage” is to move backward.


18 posted on 05/20/2009 9:31:24 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: Jim Noble; steve-b
What am I missing?

You're missing the fact that steve-b lives in his own little self-contained fact space where things like "polls" and "election results" don't mean anything.

19 posted on 05/20/2009 9:31:44 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Spock didn't need a teleprompter)
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To: kabar

“The Republican position is the one shared by the majority of the American people.”

Along with that of the current pres_ent. I note NONE of the media seem to be taking zer0 to task over that.


20 posted on 05/20/2009 9:33:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: kabumpo

equality is reserved for traits people have no control over
such as their race or their gender.

there is no equality on the basis of behavior which is what this is. they can quietly shack up or not as they choose.

just don’t call it marriage. it insults my intelligence and
make me very angry.


21 posted on 05/20/2009 9:34:10 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: steve-b

Gee, Bonnie. I’m surprised they didn’t consult you about this!


22 posted on 05/20/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ScottinVA

“I note NONE of the media seem to be taking zer0 to task over that”

Scott, that’s because they know he’s lying.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 9:43:20 AM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: rahbert
equality is reserved for traits people have no control over

So, you have no problem with "No Joooos need apply" signs, then?

24 posted on 05/20/2009 9:47:05 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: steve-b

Bonnie Erbe was a Hillary supporter....

I can remember when my dad had US News and World Report in his office lobby in the 60s and it was a conservative staid magazine...

amazing....now they advocate homo marriage

we have so lost on the culture front


25 posted on 05/20/2009 9:50:58 AM PDT by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Notre Dame back in 1978. ...did that start the decline)
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To: steve-b
The new chief Republican counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia, according to a Web site that has since been taken down.

They source a website that has since been taken down? What?

26 posted on 05/20/2009 9:55:16 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: steve-b

Newsflash Bonnie: We Conservatives will never be.


27 posted on 05/20/2009 10:01:00 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: steve-b

I personally would have a Big Problem with them. However
religion is a behavior. I wouldn’t want to protect
Santeria goat slayers or witches or the rights of Muslims
to force a neighborhood to cater to their desires and listen
to the muezzin at all hours.

BTW I’ve always heard that membership in The Tribe is conferred by birth.


28 posted on 05/20/2009 10:03:29 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: steve-b

http://folsomstreetfair.org/photos/

Who needs to go back into their cave?

See homosexual “marriage” convention above.


29 posted on 05/20/2009 10:07:39 AM PDT by roses of sharon (NOTRE DAMIAN: ABORTION, YES WE CAN!)
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To: steve-b

Yeah and we’ll stay opposed to perversion. Call it a cave but we’ll call it appropriate sexual boundaries that have been violated with impunity and attempted to have been normalized.

Guess what? I heard a medical doctor in the military state it put it succinctly and nonjudgmentally: The human excretory system was not designed for that kind of activity. Period. No amount of moral indignation or social pressure can surmount that biological fact.


30 posted on 05/20/2009 10:56:09 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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I heard a medical doctor in the military state it put it succinctly and nonjudgmentally: The human excretory system was not designed for that kind of activity. Period. No amount of moral indignation or social pressure can surmount that biological fact.

And there it is.

31 posted on 05/20/2009 11:46:52 AM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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