Skip to comments.In North Carolina, Beliefs Clash on Marriage Law (The MSM spin continues)
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by tobyhill
North Carolina is as good a place as any and possibly better than most to explore the often contradictory sentiments at the heart of the same-sex marriage debate.
On Tuesday, the voters in this state went to their polling stations and, by a landslide margin, elected to join the voters in 30 other states in enshrining a ban on same-sex marriages in the State Constitution. The next day, President Obama, perhaps buoyed by repeated polls showing support for same-sex marriage nationally, announced his personal support for it.
And in the days after that, people here and elsewhere concluded that, when November rolls around, this public disagreement between the president and a large majority of voters in this state on a burning social issue will not make much difference at all.
To be quite candid, I would say probably a small factor with equal push each way, is how State Representative Paul Stam, the Republican majority leader in the states House, put it.
The political facets of this are varied, and include political allegiances and the more pressing urgency of economic troubles.
But there are cultural facets, too, and they go deeper, reflecting that for many voters, gay rights are not an all-or-nothing matter, but something more nuanced.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
A 39% clash?
However, you can be sure Obama will get close to 90% of the black vote. Skin color is all important down here.
I agree with a poster on another thread - Obama could kill Bill Cosby on national TV, and he’d still get 94+% of the black vote...
By "down here" I'm guessing you mean "on Earth."
The MSM constantly tell us that over 50% support gay marriage but every time there's an election it loses by 20% or more, even in California it lost by over a 5% margin.
They're trying to use polling data to undermine the credibility of elections.
The MSM constantly tell us that over 50% support gay marriage but every time there’s an election it loses by 20% or more, even in California it lost by over a 5% margin.
They’re trying to use polling data to undermine the credibility of elections
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This just adds credence to the old line “If voting really meant anything, they wouldn’t let us do it”.
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