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State Sen. Jim Alesi[R]: Gay Marriage Vote Sunk Me
NY Daily News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Celeste Katz

Posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by kevcol


One of the four state Senate Republicans who broke ranks to vote for New York’s gay marriage bill last year will not seek reelection this fall.

Sen. James Alesi (R-Rochester) told the Daily News Wednesday night that he believes his vote in favor of the landmark gay marriage legislation would have severely hampered his chances in a GOP primary this year.

He said the vote — which passed 33-29 due to the GOP defectors — cost him the support of the leadership of the local Republican and Conservative parties. They are now backing his primary opponent.

“I’ve gotten a lot of support from Democrats and the gay community, but unfortunately they can’t vote in a Republican primary,” said Alesi, now in his eighth term.

Alesi was the first state Senate GOPer to commit publicly to supporting gay marriage.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; jimalesi; rinos
Smart move, he was gonna be Lugared. The less of these pandering, homo-coddling, media-whore [R]s we have in state houses...the BETTER. I love this quote:

“I’ve gotten a lot of support from Democrats and the gay community, but unfortunately they can’t vote in a Republican primary,” said Alesi, now in his eighth term.

Tough S**t you traitor. What's really unfortunate is that closed primaries are not the case in every state.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Not in New York but ...

GOOD RIDDANCE!


2 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:10 AM PDT by Sister_T
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To: kevcol

Exactly... you sell your soul.. eventually you sell your seat in Congress. Unless, of course, you have a (D) after your name.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 8:13:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

one down, three to go; plus the two from the Assembly!


4 posted on 05/10/2012 8:15:19 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: ScottinVA

I’ve reluctantly come to the conclusion that D’ don’t have souls to sell.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 8:21:37 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: kevcol

I would certainly hope so. Let him go swishing away.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

oops , he dropped the soap


7 posted on 05/10/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT by molson209
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To: kevcol
... he sued a couple after he broke his leg while breaking into their home, which was under construction.
He wound up dropping the suit

Alesi broke into the house and fell off a ladder while trying to get into he basement. To this day, no one knows WTF he was doing there.
The couple were going sue him for trespass, but decided not to.
A couple of years later, on THE day when the couple could no longer sue him (statute of limitations ran out), HE sued them for damages.
Feckin' scumbag should have broken his neck in the fall.
8 posted on 05/10/2012 8:24:41 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ScottinVA

obama was forced by Clooney and the Hollywood types to say this because they withheld their money.

I’ve spoken to blacks and hIspanics since bozo said this and 99% of them have said they will not vote for him and most hIspanics have said they will vote for Romney if he gets Rubio or the Gov from NM but even if Romney does not get those two for his VP they said they will stay at home


9 posted on 05/10/2012 8:33:25 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: kevcol

“...unfortunately they can’t vote in a Republican primary”

I guess the loser ran in the wrong primary.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: manc
most hIspanics have said they will vote for Romney

So they'll vote for pro-gay-marriage Romney instead? Ok, I guess . . .

A lot of people don't seem to realize that Romney gave MA gay marriage. They get confused because he keeps saying "Marriage is between a man and a woman," and they apparently don't know to watch what he does, not what he says!

11 posted on 05/10/2012 8:38:12 AM PDT by maryz
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To: manc

I had talked to my “season citizen” mother and she said that SHE WILL NOT vote for Obama.

Not surprised about what you have posted. Got to remember that a number of black and hispanics are also church going and very family oriented as well.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 8:39:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: maryz; manc
Just point them here (for starters):


13 posted on 05/10/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
“I’ve gotten a lot of support from Democrats and the gay community, but unfortunately they can’t vote in a Republican primary,” said Alesi, now in his eighth term.

LOL! This guy is one hell of a strategerist!

14 posted on 05/10/2012 8:42:11 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: kevcol

He’ll run for something as a democrat. Or be appointed to some unelected position somewhere.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kevcol
So Bloomie bought your vote and it didn't help?? Oh, so sad.

You should be in jail for taking bribes anyway along with Bloomberg.

18 posted on 05/10/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Biggirl

hi BG.
i’ve just talked to my MIL up north and she said for the first time in her life she will not vote for obama or any Democrat due to this issue and forcing her religion to pay for contraception, abortion and she said now this was the final straw.

62% we passed marriage in FL and trust me people here are very angry over this.
Blacks, HIspanics and lets face it even many down in the south pat of the state who are older are fed up with obama now.

This only got Hollywood to cough up millions to his re-election and they would have voted for him anyway.
Many will look at jobs but for some this does come into play.

From those who have talked to BG thenhe has done a massive mistake andthe lies by the likes of Megyn Kelly, shep smith, NMC, MSNBC, CNN etc can keep going but millions are waking up to their lies.

If Obama does not win then he can thank the homosexuals and Hollywood for pushing him into this.

32 states have voted and all said no to their sham marriage
blacks and HIspanics, muslims, blue collar workers, backs, Catholics, Hindus etc who might have voted for hiim now will have second thoughts, hell even many older people are outraged over this.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 8:55:01 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It appears that an accurate description of what the left is promoting by promoting homosexual behavior is a bit too graphic for the moderators.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 9:02:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I think it might be because I used the shortened abbreviation for “richard”. That’s the only thing I am thinking that would come close to “street language” in the description.

Otherwise I have seen what I have described posted here in much greater detail many times before.

I apologize, I will use “penis”, “member” or “Mr. Johnson” instead of slang for “richard”.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 9:22:54 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kevcol

I see the usual crap of support marriage equality , well if they did then they would support all sorts of marriage like a man having 6 wives and every time they say marriage equality then they need to be asked about polygamy .

This now is the time for all of us on ur side to inform all our friends, neighbors, family those at work especially those in the black and Hispanic community , this is not the time to shut up and stay silent like those idiots like on Hannty last night or the establishment does


25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I know the posts are deleted, but thanks for the laugh - in fact I can’t stop chuckling even now, matching those words IN CAP to the pic is hand-in-glove. The sellout even looks a little like Bwarney Fwank.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

And I would have responded to you privately, but my private messaging ability has been disabled.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 10:15:05 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Nope, obviously not, because post 22 had both the parts starred out.

It’s the accurate description of the act that is in question, here.

Again, too much truth, sometimes, is simply not allowed.


30 posted on 05/10/2012 11:01:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I was very surprised because if you do a site search on FR using the same terms I used, you will find stuff no worse/no different than what I posted. I think the problem is not all moderators definitions of what is and is not “family friendly” are nearly the same.

Standards here are not uniform across the moderators and I understand personalities vary, but when I post something I don’t believe is beyond FR limits based on what I see being posted here on that same topic, and that stuff sails through but my post is the only one getting tagged, I think there’s a problem in selective targeting/selective standards here.

It surprised me very much because I am a guy that for 13 years here has only had an issue with a moderator twice, counting this time.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The truth about homosexuality, indeed, is not “family friendly”.


32 posted on 05/10/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

And unfortunately, the larger point I was making was this:

When a politician says he “supports” homosexuality, what they are really saying is they support the explicit acts that homosexuals engage in.

Yes it is perverted behavior. To spoof them saying such explicit things puts their benign, “fair”, “evolved” viewpoint in the true proper context of what they really are supporting when they say their pleasant “I support homosexuals and gay marriage”.

Nobody actually says it the way I posted it because they would not appear enlightened or evoke pleasant pictures in most people’s minds, it would backfire on them and people would be grossed out. But when you mask your position on an issue in a light, fluffy statement about “Fairness” or “rights” or “love” instead of describing what the person really is saying they are in favor of, you don’t always make that connection.

If we can’t be descriptive sometimes to get a point across, I suggest we stop people posting graphic abortion photos here because that certainly is not family friendly material to view either.


33 posted on 05/10/2012 12:22:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kevcol
Smart move, he was gonna be Lugared. The less of these pandering, homo-coddling, media-whore [R]s we have in state houses...the BETTER. I love this quote:

“I’ve gotten a lot of support from Democrats and the gay community, but unfortunately they can’t vote in a Republican primary,” said Alesi, now in his eighth term.

Tough S**t you traitor. What's really unfortunate is that closed primaries are not the case in every state.

Ditto on the statement

34 posted on 05/10/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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