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Ken Mehlman: Republicans should be for same-sex marriage (RINO BARF ALERT: Yes the KM from Bush II)
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | January 26, 2012 | Ken Mehlman

Posted on 01/31/2012 8:06:59 AM PST by C19fan

“Live Free or Die” isn’t just the official motto for a great state. As the 62nd Republican National Committee Chairman, I think it’s a mantra our party should live by. I hope that New Hampshire legislators will remember this slogan and reject proposals to strip citizens of their right to marry.

The party of Lincoln and Reagan should stand first and foremost for freedom. It’s part of our heritage and ought to be part of our DNA. Freedom for Americans of all races is why our party was founded. And our greatest moments — from the unbelievable economic recovery unleashed by lower taxes and less regulation to the fall of the Berlin Wall — resulted when we promoted freedom.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012rncplatform; gay; homosexualagenda; marriage; rino
/src on/I really want a potential 8 years of Romney filling the Oval Office and the Republican machine with these types on RINOS./src off/ Just give me 4 more years of Zero and the GOP can start fresh in 2016.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 8:07:09 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I want to marry two girls; what about my rights?


2 posted on 01/31/2012 8:09:04 AM PST by steve8714 (Hitchens was wrong.)
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To: C19fan

Read Republicans should stay out of the bedroom - unless they’re supporting leftist causes.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 8:09:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: steve8714

ask Mitt about his grandpa’s marriage(s)


4 posted on 01/31/2012 8:10:40 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: skeeter

That does it. I’m smashing my computer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbkEAIduHaA&feature=related


5 posted on 01/31/2012 8:14:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: steve8714
Yeah - and my Silkie Terrier demands equal rights for inter-species couples.



Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
6 posted on 01/31/2012 8:14:14 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: C19fan

Mehlman - here’s a guy with all the acumen of a sea cucumber. Phoney baloney.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 8:14:35 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: C19fan

NEVER!


8 posted on 01/31/2012 8:15:11 AM PST by onedoug
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To: C19fan

well since he plays for the other team. probably explains much.

We have a mormon candidate who advocated for homosexual anything goes marriage. His faith had to outlaw polygamy to have utah become a state.

By advocating anything goes marriage, as he has, polygamy becomes legal.

Romney’s faith is not the issue, his lack of support for the federal marriage amendment and DOMA is the issue. Logic, not blind faith, establishes the societal benefit of normal marriage.

Mehlman is just a DC insider who should never have had the job or any job in DC.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 8:17:03 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: C19fan
In Seattle, "gay marriage" has already been expanded to marrying buildings .
10 posted on 01/31/2012 8:18:43 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: C19fan

I honestly had no idea how stupid this guy is.

“If we believe in limited government, how can we justify expanding the authority of the state to take away this most personal, fundamental right?”

Marriage isn’t a human right. It’s an institution. Love is a right. No one is prohibiting same sex love.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 8:19:39 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: C19fan

Well, it’s clear we’ve been doing a lousy job of making clear the relationship between morality and liberty; and perhaps an even worse job of publicly defending the notion of a non-state civil society.

Every idiot who asserts that the state arrogating to itself the purported authority to change the nature of a natural non-state institution that pre-existed any nation state (in this case marriage) is an expansion of liberty deserves to be b*tch-slapped, if not physically, at least rhetorically.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 8:21:42 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: C19fan

“Sixty-two percent of New Hampshire voters oppose taking away the right to marry.”

Granted that while I only live here, along with my wife, I can’t see that the right to marriage is in any way compromised by anyone.

All here may marry, if they can find a person of the opposite willing to do so.

But marriage has a very specific meaning, and it shouldn’t be misconstrued to sanction perversion(s). It doesn’t, and can’t be made to do so.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by benewton
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Swim against the tide of RINOism.



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14 posted on 01/31/2012 8:26:25 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: C19fan

from the same bunch forcing Mitt Romney on us

and to think this clown while in the Bush White House was allowed to race bait us over amnesty and call us sexist over Harriett

he epitomizes the problem with the GOP


15 posted on 01/31/2012 8:27:24 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: C19fan
Former RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman Comes Out: I'm Gay

"Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview. He agreed to answer a reporter's questions, he said, because, now in private life, he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage and anticipated that questions would be asked about his participation in a late-September fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that supported the legal challenge to California's ballot initiative against gay marriage, Proposition 8.

"It's taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life," Mehlman said. "Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over the past few months, I've told my family, friends, former colleagues, and current colleagues, and they've been wonderful and supportive. The process has been something that's made me a happier and better person. It's something I wish I had done years ago."

16 posted on 01/31/2012 8:27:24 AM PST by kabar
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To: C19fan
The party of Lincoln and Reagan should stand first and foremost for freedom.

Lincoln and Reagan, and their party, are for freedom. They are just not for undermining the foundations of civilization.

Oh, Ken. You left out TR. He would have been for this too.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 8:27:47 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Newt 2012)
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To: C19fan
You know, GOP-E, it's really getting close to the point that one will start saying "conservatives should not be Republicans"
18 posted on 01/31/2012 8:30:05 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Mehlman seems to conveniently forget one of the original purposes of the founding of the GOP was the opposition of admitting Utah as a state because of polygamy.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 8:30:09 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Is he related to Larry “Bud” Mehlman, late of David Letterman fame?


20 posted on 01/31/2012 8:46:06 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: kabar

The sodomite Mehlman is just another wonderful legacy of the Bush years. GWB allowed infiltration of the party and the government by the GOPROUD crowd because he didn’t want to appear to “bash” sodomites.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 8:47:55 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Baynative

Bay - Haven’t seen you around here much lately, I hope that is for a good reason, ie, busy working.

Well, things have gotten significantly worse in this state, regarding the NGOs and the government. It’s scary stuff and it’s difficult to even get anyone to listen because they have convinced so many of the Republicans that the COAL is in their best interests.

What they are scheming is to ram this coal terminal through with little to no prior environmental evaluation, claiming that they will charge for the mitigation after the fact, putting the oversight and control of the mitigation funds under the purveyance of the NGOs, the Puget Sound Partnership.

They are doing this through regulations which create a fee in lieu of mitigation plan, first in the country as a precedent, then on the state level. It’s basically a buy off to the NGOs. If they don’t oppose the project, they get to control all the mitigation funds to be used as they wish, where ever they wish.

They are trying the same kind of thing with the farm plans, trying to get state control of implementing farm plans, so they don’t have to go through the approval process on the county level, but they are running into resistance at the local level because the local NGOs don’t want to give up control of the fees. The cash is really what this is all about, money and control.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 9:00:11 AM PST by Eva
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To: C19fan
“Live Free or Die” isn’t just the official motto for a great state. As the 62nd Republican National Committee Chairman, I think it’s a mantra our party should live by. I hope that New Hampshire legislators will remember this slogan and reject proposals to strip citizens of their right to marry.

This fellow must have flunked basic biology 101.

He is apparently unaware that sexual union between male/male and female/female partners can only be achieved by means of perverted and risky behavior to the physical and mental health of the participants and the population. Clearly the Chairman is willing to ignore basic science and put public safety at risk in order to reward his misguided ideas of equality, and to please his homosexual donors, IMO.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 9:01:45 AM PST by olezip
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To: C19fan
Republicans should be for same-sex marriage

Some are. I never will be.

24 posted on 01/31/2012 9:12:42 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Eva
I've been around, but also trying to make a living. I send out frequent Washington pings using the list sionnsar and I put together before his death. I just checked the list and didn't find your name, so I've added it.

The environmental scamming business continues to be my focus. We were successful in causing county commissioners to abandon their ICLEI membership in Clallam County and we constantly share the news about our effort to turn back the Agenda 21 movement in America.

No enough people realize how important this is, but we are keeping on. Constant news can be found on our Facebook liink.

25 posted on 01/31/2012 9:36:35 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: C19fan

The party of Lincoln and Reagan is the party of moral values.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 9:42:47 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“We have a mormon candidate who advocated for homosexual anything goes marriage. His faith had to outlaw polygamy to have utah become a state.

By advocating anything goes marriage, as he has, polygamy becomes legal.”

But the official Mormon position is fiercely against gay marriage, right?


27 posted on 01/31/2012 9:45:19 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: C19fan
Because Reagan did not support banning homosexuals from teaching in California, they misrepresent his position on gay marriage and other gay "rights." Here's what he said about those other gay "rights".
"Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. In the Judeo-Christian tradition it is the means by which husband and wife participate with God in the creation of a new human life. It is for these reasons, among others, that our society has always sought to protect this unique relationship. In part the erosion of these values has given way to a celebration of forms of expression most reject. We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality."

"My criticism is that [the gay movement] isn’t just asking for civil rights; it’s asking for recognition and acceptance of an alternative lifestyle which I do not believe society can condone, nor can I."

These quotes clearly shows that his opposition to banning homosexuals from teaching DID NOT extend to 1) teaching about homosexuality in school 2) proselytizing homosexuals 3) government promotion of homosexuality or 4) gay marriage
28 posted on 01/31/2012 9:50:41 AM PST by drpix
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To: Baynative

Bay, There will be no stopping it, once they turn the regulatory process and fee raising over to the NGOs. We will have government by appointed commissions and boards with no ability to get them out of office.

They start with the appointed planning commissions, which then appoint these ad hoc stake holder boards which work under a private grant from some larger environmental group (who knows exactly who funds them, its a secret) until they can get the fee in lieu of mitigation set up, which will then be used to fund their boards and support their projects. It’s self perpetuating.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 9:51:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: C19fan

So its a freedom issue?
Well Mr Mehlman
What about a guy and 2 women or 2 women a guy? Shouldn’t they have freedom also?
How about a brother and sister? Shouldn’t they have freedom too?
How about a man and a boy? What? You say no because that is a crime? Well not too many years ago sodomy was a crime.....


30 posted on 01/31/2012 9:56:43 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: silverleaf

I have made the grandpa mistake also, it was actually his great grandfather, with at least five wives.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 10:33:10 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

GREAT Grandpa

I wonder how many wives obama’s GREAT Grandpa had? His FATHER had at least 3 plus concubines

and people fuss about Newt’s 3!


32 posted on 01/31/2012 11:15:09 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: C19fan

Instituting “gay marriage” is Big Government telling people that they have to endorse and subsidize gay unions.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 1:04:51 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: kabar

Ken Mehlman: just another perverted gasbag who does not know what goes where.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 5:02:35 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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