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Gay marriage gives Romney chance to fire up base (Obama puts nails in own coffin)
The Washington Times ^ | 05/13/12 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 05/14/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

While many Republicans consider the sudden emergence of gay marriage as an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign an unhelpful distraction, social conservatives Sunday insisted the Obama administration has given presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney an opportunity. “I think the president this past week took six or seven states he carried in 2008 and put them in play with this one ill-conceived position that he’s taken,” American Values President Gary Bauer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that Barack Obama has helped fit that missing piece of intensity that Mitt Romney is going to need,” Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Christian organization Family Research Council, said on CBS‘ “Face the Nation.”

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1 posted on 05/14/2012 1:38:44 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...

Seems like a gift but you knew it wouldnt be long before obama would do this.

What Republicans all should have been saying on the Sundays shows yesterday was that this was Obama trying to firm up his liberal base support, and that it was sign of weakness that he isn’t confident of having them already behind him, and he doing it instead of going for Independents . That would had made more than a few Dems soil their panties.

The MSM might have picked that up if they all said it.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

Whoever gave him this advice must surely be under the bus very soon if not already...


3 posted on 05/14/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Methinks we have Birdbrain Biden to thank for all this. If Biden was walking through a sterile field, he, and only he, would find a pile of shit to step in.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:22 PM PDT by donozark (I survived the Battle of Kimchi Ridge. The gas! The GAS! It was horrible!)
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To: sickoflibs

The gay vote will never equal the black church vote that he has lost.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:56 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: donozark

Ah yes!...Joe Biden...The gift that keeps on giving!


6 posted on 05/14/2012 1:54:10 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Joe Biden is Zero’s walking insurance policy.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yeah, but I suspect this is a honeypot for Romney.

Sooner or later, Romney is going to attempt to widen the tent, so to speak, and is going to “moderate” his stance on gay marriage back towards what it once was when he was in Mass.

End result?

Negates any advantage among unaffiliateds for Romney, while requenching the base. Meanwhile, Obama comes out of it with a fired up base come November, and a breakeven among the mushy middle.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:05:42 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: donozark

I think it was Valerie Jarrett who thought this would be a prize idea.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 2:06:32 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Maybe...But Romney needs to stand by the differences between him and Obama...not try and move any closer to him.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 2:08:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: madison10

It appears that Obama is looking around for ways to lose this election.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just hold on a minute.

Mitt Romney isn’t done talking himself into Brack Obozo’s position yet.

Obozo holds the nail and, Rumney let’s Obozo hit him in the thumb.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: donozark

Awesome analogy. Dead on and simple. Veep is a walking “Clusterf@$k”.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:56 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: IbJensen
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14 posted on 05/14/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen
Obozo holds the nail and, Rumney let’s Obozo hit him in the thumb.

Maybe try that one again?

15 posted on 05/14/2012 2:32:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The gay vote will never equal the black church vote that he has lost.

Obama could make Lucifer his next running mate and the black church voters would still back him. Blacks see every criticism of Obama as prejudiced and bigoted and will never judge him on his merits or character, only on the color of his skin. How soon they’ve forgotten the words of Martin Luther King’s great speech.

Gays are more inclined to run the gambit of ideology. We only hear from the minority of militants while the majority will vote country first. Gays experience unemployment, foreclosure, hopelessness and the shortcomings of politics just like everyone else and I suspect they see through the attempted manipulation of their community into a faceless voting block.

The gays I’ve met in this gay town of Palm Springs are generally conservative. While some are for gay marriage, many are fine with domestic partnerships or setting up partnerships with legal protections. They can appoint Power of attorney, do end of life directives, create joint accounts, have joint ownership of property and even do name changes if necessary.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

While Obama and Romney have different views on gay marriage, they hold the exact same policy stance on gay marriage.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:25 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Gay marriage? The Bible? Christian beliefs? Polygamy?

So when Mitt says Marriage has been ‘one man and one woman for thousands of years’ he does so as a person whose faith rewrote the cultural norms of marriage as recently as 21 years before Reagan was born? It’s a heck of a plan.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 3:07:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Ann Romney, 1994 'We didn't know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,')
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This is the only economically related issue Obama can talk about, e.g., funding for his never-ending campaign for re-election - now Zero can pander to Gays for $$ as donations... Maybe he should tax their lifestyle at the same time to raise revenue for govt coffers.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: ansel12

The reason the Mormons resorted to polygamy was because “Christians” massacred most of the males of the Mormon faith.

Until people start dissing O for his family background I don’t want to hear it about the Mormons.

BTW, not Mormon, but there sure are better topics to discuss than the polygamy of Mitt’s great-grandfather. Such as the little issue of not having a clue about 0’s mixed-up heritage.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 3:26:11 PM PDT by madison10 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. TJ)
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The reason the Mormons resorted to polygamy was because “Christians” massacred most of the males of the Mormon faith.

What is the color of the sky in your world? Maybe you should research the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

21 posted on 05/14/2012 4:10:26 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”The gay vote will never equal the black church vote that he has lost.

I don't know who will vote for him now that wouldn't before this.

Black Pastor Likens Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance To al-Qaeda Attack (God bless him)

Lib LO'D on MSNBC (10 pm EST) was pointing out that the "Obama is the first Gay president" cover on liberal Newsweek is going to help Republicans, and I see his point. He also complained that Newsweek is just about $$$$.
Remember the "I can win " Cover HA-HA ???

22 posted on 05/14/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: sickoflibs

: )


23 posted on 05/15/2012 11:16:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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