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Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage
ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein

Posted on 05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: wolfman23601

Twhat Romney said today:

“Well, when these issues were raised in my state of Massachusetts, I indicated my view, which is I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name,” Romney said, per Fox31 Denver News. “My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not.” “

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/299488/romney-no-civil-unions-if-identical-marriage-katrina-trinko

Works for me and I’ll take it.


101 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As if losing the North Carolina amendment referendum wasn't bad enough - now he has ticked off defenders of traditional marriage AND supporters of gay marriage. The former now disagree with him, the latter are mad that he didn't announce his support before the vote.

His base is as loud as they are narrow.

102 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: longtermmemmory
Now there's an unpleasant mental picture.
103 posted on 05/09/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Yeah, evolving goes in one direction and devolving goes in the opposite direction. This should be no surprise to anyone, it was just a matter of when.


104 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:14 PM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama has thought about gay marriage for a couple years vs 2000+ years of history.
America has advanced beyond any other country in two and half centuries and its not good enough for Obama. He’s going to singlehandedly change it in several years.


105 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: little jeremiah
Bom probably dragged Zer0 to the table.


106 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be interesting to see what his pole (sic) numbers do after this. I imagine all the pulpits around the country speaking directly to this Sunday. This will not go over well in the Bible belt.

Heaven help us!


107 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe the media will look into zer0’s gay lifestyle in college to help us understand zer0’s stance. Well ... maybe not.
108 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:33 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama to African-Americans: “I know many of you do not approve of sodomite ‘marriage’, but you are just going to have to sit down and shut up...what are you going to do...vote for the white guy?”


109 posted on 05/09/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

FORWARD FAGGOTS!


110 posted on 05/09/2012 12:16:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

*snicker*


111 posted on 05/09/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: MrB
We need a candidate that uses ridicule like the perfect weapon that it is.

I'm afraid I'm not running this time around.

S. Alinsky, Master in Redicule and Isolate

112 posted on 05/09/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Sister_T

Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are planning to out him in October.


113 posted on 05/09/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROFL

WOW what an EPIC blunder for Obama... his MAIN supporters (blacks) are dead set against gays...

This may put the final nail in Obama’s coffin, and opens up a HUGE opportunity for Romney if he is smart enough to run with it.


114 posted on 05/09/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: kevcol

This may be an Obama strategery, to make Mitt flip on this topic.


115 posted on 05/09/2012 12:18:54 PM PDT by DBrow
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116 posted on 05/09/2012 12:19:44 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: All

I wonder if he did this because he knows he is in trouble.

The real battle is now congress.


117 posted on 05/09/2012 12:19:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CarolinaGOP
However, the timing of the announcement is curious!

If I were gay (I'm not), I would be very teed off at Obama for waiting to make this announcement. If he'd done this before the election, it might've swung some votes.

He (dare I say it?) screwed the GLBT folks.

118 posted on 05/09/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIMBAUGH SHOW! BWAHAHAHA!!!


119 posted on 05/09/2012 12:19:59 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: apillar

Doubt it. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I have known for decades who I NEVER EVER EVER EVER would have imagined would have EVER supported such a thing who have told me in the last 2 or 3 years that they now support gay marriage.

I do not know what has occurred but a deep level of brainwashing has gone on here. I think this is something we are destined to lose.


120 posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:11 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: MrB

Exactly, Mr. B. I think that some of Romney’s folks have been reading their Alinsky very carefully.


121 posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: melancholy

They literally broke into regular programming on NBC to announce this - absurd.

This is entirely about the fact that the homosexual community was sitting on checks. However, Obama will pay a price for this w independents, Catholics, and Hispanics.

He is now toast in NC, the convention is going to be a disaster. Also hurts Obama in PA, NM, NV, possibly Iowa.


122 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: kevcol

Willard’s always been for fag marriage. That is why we need a REVOLUTION AT THE CONVENTION!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881753/posts

List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts
AnnCoulterApology.com ^

Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:40:34 AM by SoConPubbie

-Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions


123 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: wolfman23601
Since Romney als supports gay marriage, I don’t see how this is a nail in his coffin... or even a factor at all.

Romney has an out; which he's been consistent on from the get go. He'll say that yes he did do it in Mass., as the governor, and that it is a state issue, and the Federal government has no business in it. That will put the ball back into obama's court. He either agrees with state sovereignty, or he says that the Federal government's wishes are more important than the states.

How well do you think either one of those answers will go over with certain portions of the population?

124 posted on 05/09/2012 12:21:54 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Paladin2

Probably be able to marry Moochelle.


125 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Obama was going to be outed by his own people if he didn’t go on the record supporting it today. Blackmail, democrat style.


126 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: apillar

Did he think the queers WERE NOT going to vote for him?

Or was the largely-gay Mainstream media pressuring him??


127 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Ditto

Romney did not have to do anything. Goodrich unconstitutionally (MA Constitution) instructed the legislature to change the marriage laws, which they refused to do. Should have been the end of the issue, but Mitt sprang to the rescue!

As I stated above, no mass laws changed.


128 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:11 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: edcoil
Here in CA we voted for Prop 8 yet the legislator still passes laws for tyranny of the minority.

Prop 8 passed with support of 80% of blacks.

Odumbo knows they will still vote for him because, despite being 1/2 white he is still considered black.

129 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Nothing will stop blacks from voting for Obama. NOTHING! In the end (no pun intended) I think this will hurt Obama more than help him. Did he miss the NC election results yesterday or something or is he just doing his ‘reverse parallel universe’ stuff again?


130 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Barry comes out of the closet for NAMBLA. Surprise, surprise.


131 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: DBrow
This may be an Obama strategery, to make Mitt flip on this topic.

No, they made another mistake that helps Romney more than they thought. See my post upthread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2881754/posts?page=47#47

132 posted on 05/09/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: eyedigress
The point is:

How does one define incest wrt happy marriages?

133 posted on 05/09/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: melancholy

He’s brain damaged and stupid. If he didn’t have a teleprompter with stuff written by other people he’d be drooling and talking baby talk.

Team Zero is desperate, this is clear evidence.

This is a great term, I needed a laugh!!!:

“fag co-chairthing”


134 posted on 05/09/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Martin Tell
Respectfully, I disagree. Romney actually wants to win (unlike McCain, Dole, Bush Sr), and he can read polls and the NC result.

His team has shown some good talent in the past few weeks for mocking the RATs. I'm looking forward to what they come up on his gay "marriage" bit.


You are dead on that his positions evolve at the same rate the polling data translates...BUT, remember he never wanted his gay foreign policy advisor (and maybe his SOS/NSA apparent) to quit the team even after the outcry. My thought is that Willard & co will calculate that even if he does come out in favor of "gay marriage" the net gain in votes will offset the net loss. He's already trampled Conservatives and given them the finger. Hell, all the ABO voters will apparently vote for him no matter what he does...
135 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:06 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: I still care

-—I’ll bet Orally is also dumb enough to say Obama has “switched sides”. Hah.-—

You are correct!


136 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:10 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wolfcreek

Van Jones said something on TeeVee not along ago that blacks would vote for Zero even if Zero came out as “gay” or words to that effect.

Year, right...many would not!


137 posted on 05/09/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Paladin2

You don’t. The dog is in play at this point.


138 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Maryhere

At least the convict is not a mentally ill sex pervert (afawk).


139 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: jimbo123

Oh, then this is going to get interesting.

Now, I know Matt Drudge but who’s Matt Rhoades?


140 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: GVnana

>>FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE LIMBAUGH SHOW! BWAHAHAHA!!!

Yes, whaddaya know...
Anyone rememeber when the Surgeon Genl Jocelyn Elders was fired because of her “Masturbation is something that perhaps could be taught” comment? It was released
at ...3 pm (ET)...on a Friday afternoon...


141 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: jimbo123
Thinking that your thought is correct. Blackmail the Secret Service, Secret Service may have a hand in what is taking place imho.
142 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: jimbo123
“Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are planning to out him in October”

Interesting, many here have mentioned that Drudge is in the closet. I have to wonder about this one.

143 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I know some Democrats who attend Black Churches who will be most displeased.


144 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: melancholy

Zero is insane - a megalomaniac (sp?), and pure, unadulterated Evil.

I want a real conservative to vote for!!!!!!


145 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Turbo Pig

Another ‘political purpose’ decision. If Mitt promotes an anti-gay agenda, Obama will call him out for his past stance on the issue. Add another to Obama’s ‘Romneycare whoops’ list.


146 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: hitchwolf
We're only destined to lose on this one as long as Americans keep tolerating phoney issues and false "civil rights" claims.

Conservatives simply need to have the guts to stop cowering and start pointing the finger.

"You're an American. You have the right to contract with any one you choose." End of story.

147 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:32 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Brookhaven
As long as the subject isn’t the economy it helps Obama.

Speak for yourself. There are millions and millions of voters who care about other issues as well.

148 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:11 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Bruinator

Does he mean like the Marine who had a 9-10 year ended because he was “constrained” in his right to criticize the President? Is THAT the type ppeople he is worried about?

He is a PUTZ!


149 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: hitchwolf
Doubt it. I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I have known for decades who I NEVER EVER EVER EVER would have imagined would have EVER supported such a thing who have told me in the last 2 or 3 years that they now support gay marriage. I do not know what has occurred but a deep level of brainwashing has gone on here. I think this is something we are destined to lose.

I know people like that too, but I still think it will come down to an intensity issue, the fact is that the vast majority of those people that use to be against gay marriage but now are "sorta" "kinda" for it aren't going to base their vote on how a candidate stands on that one issue. But those that are opposed tend to be strongly opposed and will vote on that issue alone, and they vastly outnumber those who strongly support gay marriage. If I had to guess I would say it's something like 20% Strongly Support, 40% strongly oppose and the other 40% might either claim to support or oppose but when it comes down to it they aren't really going to base their vote on that one issue.

150 posted on 05/09/2012 12:29:23 PM PDT by apillar
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