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The G.O.P.'s Gay Trajectory
The New York Times ^ | 06/09/12 | Frank Bruni

Posted on 06/09/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX

But the progress within Republican ranks has also been pivotal, not to mention fascinating. And a compelling character in that subplot just added a new twist to the narrative, one that suggests the rapidly changing political dynamics of this issue and its potential import to a party dogged by an image of being culturally out of touch.

That character is Paul E. Singer, 67, a billionaire hedge fund manager who is among the most important Republican donors nationwide. In just one Manhattan fund-raiser last month, he helped to collect more than $5 million for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

He steadfastly supports conservative candidates. He also steadfastly supports gay rights in general and marriage equality in particular. Along with a few other leading Wall Street financiers, he contributed and helped drum up the majority of the money — more than $1 million — that fueled the campaign for same-sex marriage in New York.

He has given nearly $10 million of his own money to gay-rights initiatives, including the same-sex marriage efforts not only in New York but also in New Hampshire and New Jersey. And that figure doesn’t include his assistance in tapping a broad network of donors for individual candidates. He was pivotal in rounding up about $250,000 apiece for the Republican state senators in New York whose votes for same-sex marriage provided its margin of victory in the Legislature.

Now, Singer says, he’s providing $1 million to start a new “super PAC” with several Republican compatriots. Named American Unity PAC, its sole mission will be to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage, in part by helping them to feel financially shielded from any blowback from well-funded groups that oppose it.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gay; gaystapo; homofascists; republican; romney; sodomhusseinobama
Let's see, homosexuals make up about 2% of the population, so let's drive out religious conservatives by embracing the radical homosexual agenda. Yeah, that makes sense.
1 posted on 06/09/2012 9:24:58 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX
is the guy a fag or what???
2 posted on 06/09/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Just another example of why the GOPe is the most dangerous threat to America that exists.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 9:32:47 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Pining_4_TX
HEY, GOP!


4 posted on 06/09/2012 9:35:47 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Social Conservatism and Fiscal Conservatism are two sides of the same coin. You cannot have one without the other.

If someone wants to emphasize one more than the other, that may be a viable political strategy -- but you cannot throw one out and think that you are retaining the other.

Loose morality ends up causing social deterioration -- what the "solution"? -- Big Government to the rescue!
Profligate spending causes social corruption -- there's billions of dollars floating around! -- get some! Lie! Cheat! Steal! It's free money!

Homosexuals are part of the social problem. They should not be seen as an acceptable lifestyle choice. These are people with a problem. They are mentally ill. A political party which embraces that illness (hey! there's money here!) is a political party which is working toward the destruction of society.

5 posted on 06/09/2012 9:36:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Party that’s “...culturally out of touch....”?

Has gay marriage ever won a popular vote?

Has illegal immigration ever won a popular vote?

Which party feels that our public schools are sewers headed by bottom of the barrel SAT losers?

Which party has enough intelligence to know two faked birth certificates when they see them?

Which party thinks a female with executive leadership experience might be a better leader than than a fake everything with no real job in his resume - ever?

Perhaps the NYT maroons had best look in a mirror.

They’ll have plenty of time to do that following the demise of that fishwrap rag.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 9:36:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Pining_4_TX
The gay mafia don making offers that the GOP-E can't refuse.

The price is special government protection for gays and preference for corporations complying government mandated to gay "rights" (read: preference) in employment and promotion.

Financially, crony capitalistic subsidies and punishment of competitors.

Fascism.

7 posted on 06/09/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way...


8 posted on 06/09/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Homosexuals are part of the social problem. They should not be seen as an acceptable lifestyle choice. These are people with a problem. They are mentally ill. A political party which embraces that illness (hey! there’s money here!) is a political party which is working toward the destruction of society.

Your entire post is well said! Thank you.


9 posted on 06/09/2012 9:44:17 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Pining_4_TX
so let's drive out religious conservatives by embracing the radical homosexual agenda. Yeah, that makes sense.

Why do you think it would drive them out? Romney is the father of gay marriage, put homosexual activists lawyers on courts in Massachusetts, sought to discriminate against the Boy Scouts as CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics and is taking millions from Singer. Yet, religious conservatives are still lining up to vote for him.

10 posted on 06/09/2012 9:44:46 AM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Embarrassing friends. Is Singer gay himself?


11 posted on 06/09/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Let’s not forget, gays and gay militants (the bloc) have no children, so they have disposable income as well as money-raising-attention time, in amounts that those who raise children to be productive members of society just don’t have.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 9:53:05 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Chode

Ya think? ;-)


13 posted on 06/09/2012 9:55:14 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Chode

Ya think? ;-)


14 posted on 06/09/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: ClearCase_guy; jimrob; VinL; SoConPubbie; All
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All of the (genuine) Christian "pollyanna" Conservative "fools" who are being tazered and politically gang-raped into supporting the ...

"Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob ... located in the Constellation Cancer" ...

will have a SORRY DAY of RECKONING ...

as per Jerimiah's "Bokk of Lametations" ...

when they see what (faggot sodomy) "Gay Attrocities and Wonders" ...

that (fudge) Mittens ...

has in store for them ...




Read my Tagline ....

Patton-at-Bastogne




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15 posted on 06/09/2012 9:56:19 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: ClearCase_guy; jimrob; VinL; SoConPubbie; All
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All of the (genuine) Christian "pollyanna" Conservative "fools" who are being tazered and politically gang-raped into supporting the ...

"Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob ... located in the Constellation Cancer" ...

will have a SORRY DAY of RECKONING ...

as per Jerimiah's "Book of Lametations" ...

when they see what (faggot sodomy) "Gay Attrocities and Wonders" ...

that (fudge) Mittens ...

has in store for them ...




Read my Tagline ....

Patton-at-Bastogne




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16 posted on 06/09/2012 9:57:08 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Kazan

“Yet, religious conservatives are still lining up to vote for him.”

Not this one!


17 posted on 06/09/2012 9:57:08 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

It’s fine to go after the conservative gay vote, those who aren’t pushing an agenda, and vote conservative because it is the best thing for the country’s and their future. For that, I fail to see the significance of blocking conservative gays off into their own demographic. That goes for any other special group of conservatives, blacks, Hispanics, truck drivers, Christians, and so on. When the Republican Party spends money and time building coalitions of special groups instead of standing for conservative principles, it becomes indistinguishable from the Democratic Party. I know there are wealthy gays and wealthy members of other special groups who bring a significant amount of campaign money to the table, and I see nothing wrong with that, so long as they aren’t paying for the implementation of agendas that are at war with conservative principles, like the gay agenda.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Pining_4_TX

I’m glad that the “Fudge Packer Times” is printing the names of the sodamites responsable for the destruction of society. I will remember this Paul E. Singer. By all means, let the queers all come out in the open. The day will come when they will wish they had kept it to themselves.


19 posted on 06/09/2012 10:07:41 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Pining_4_TX; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Even homosexuals came from the union of male and female. Once the sanctity of male/female marriage has been compromised its societal importance will gradually be rendered moot. Both sides of an equation must balance. If they don’t it’s no longer an equation. This will transfer to a wide range of other social ills that will render the United States non-unique and subsequently disaffectual in the world. Its armed forces - even if they can then be funded will be sufficiently diluted by homosexuality and political correctness to be able to take and hold the field.

We are on an extremely dangerous road whose logical conclusion is a dead end.

God help us.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 10:16:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Pining_4_TX
...so let's drive out religious conservatives by embracing the radical homosexual agenda. Yeah, that makes sense.

The conservative movement hasn't been about single issue special interest groups. If someone gets so upset about a single issue, let them for their own "kill the fags" party and compete for votes.
Dick Cheney and Andrew Breitbart couldn't have cared less who was living with who.

21 posted on 06/09/2012 10:27:44 AM PDT by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! 2013!)
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To: MovementConservative
The conservative movement hasn't been about single issue special interest groups. If someone gets so upset about a single issue, let them for their own "kill the fags" party and compete for votes. Dick Cheney and Andrew Breitbart couldn't have cared less who was living with who.

I hope you were being sarcastic.

22 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

There needs to be a focus on the young whose attitudes have not yet been poisoned by the mainstream media’s glorification of homosexuality. Children should grow up with a firm conviction that there are plain and simple Biblical principles at stake. It is just too late to do much with some of the adults who seem to have developed a tolerance for defying God’s teachings.

I have considered preparing a pamphlet designed to appeal to young readers and their parents as a medium for explaining the Biblical bases for opposing homosexuality - easy to read translations of the Word’s relevant passages beneath a simple title (”God and Faggotism”) designed to lightly shock and to arouse the attention of young readers.

The key is to get to the young while they are just developing attitudes that will shape their world views as adults.


23 posted on 06/09/2012 10:38:51 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: All

I think there’s a fundamental issue here that always goes unsaid. Are conservatives willing to associate with gays? The answer often appears to be “no” If a gay couple moves into your neighborhood and invites you to a house warming BBQ, do you attend? If a gay person offers to help you promote a candidate, would you approve? I suspect that in many cases the answer again is “no.” Am I wrong?


24 posted on 06/09/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by Tar and Feathers (http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Hey, I’ve got an idea. Let’s take our marching orders from the New York Times!


25 posted on 06/09/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Pining_4_TX

Figures. The Party nominates a Massachusetts liberal for nominee, and the GOP accelerates its slide toward degeneracy. Looking more and more like the end of the road for this lifelong Republican voter.


26 posted on 06/09/2012 11:07:26 AM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66
J. Edgar Hoover, a real law and order conservative - social conservative - was queer.
27 posted on 06/09/2012 11:18:32 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: MovementConservative

If you don’t oppose the radical leftism of the homosexual agenda, perhaps the most radical element of leftism of all, then you are not a conservative.


28 posted on 06/09/2012 11:18:56 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: starlifter

J Edgar Hoover wasn’t queer and he wasn’t a cross dresser.


29 posted on 06/09/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: starlifter

J. Edgar Hoover, a real law and order conservative - social conservative - was queer.

He was a social conservative like Nixon was anti communism. Their reputations surpassed reality.


30 posted on 06/09/2012 11:41:15 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The Republican Party and the Conservative Movement has long been infiltrated by queers and their Homosexual Agenda supporting Sycophants.

Ken Mehlman, Mark Foley, Jeff Gannon and Larry Craig embarrassed the Conservative Movement by being exposed as gay and now even Dick Cheney advocates Gay Marriage.

The GOP, in order to survive, must divorce itself from queers and purge from the party all those who support the Queer Agenda.


31 posted on 06/09/2012 11:52:18 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: ClearCase_guy
I would not phrase it quite the same way as you do, but you are correct. An actual Conservative wants to preserve what is true; to build on what works in his heritage; understands that truth is not divisible; and that what promotes the healthy multi-generational pursuits of his people, involves both what those who just don't understand the human dynamics seek to divide between what is imagined to be "social" & what is imagined to be "fiscal."

In short, there is no conceivable way to separate social institutions from economic factors, or economic factors from social institutions.

Then, of course, there is the fact that "same sex marriage," is an oxymoron. The whole concept of marriage involves the endeavor to sanctify human procreation, and institutionalize the multi-genreational concept of the family--which is the basic building block of both a healthy society & a healthy economy.

William Flax

32 posted on 06/09/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Ohioan

Cultural marxism always leads to economic and political marxism.


33 posted on 06/09/2012 12:15:43 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: pallis

If they were really Conservative, we would not know they were queer.


34 posted on 06/09/2012 2:31:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: Tau Food
The key is to get to the young while they are just developing attitudes that will shape their world views as adults.

You are twenty or thirty years too late. Poll high school students today and you will mind them to be for homosexual marriage and all the other social ills, by a pretty good margin.

35 posted on 06/09/2012 2:36:16 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: Fido969

Either what is in the article is true or it is false. If it’s true, then what does it matter who said it? Apparently Mr. Singer makes no secret of his goals.


36 posted on 06/09/2012 2:45:33 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Fido969

Either what is in the article is true or it is false. If it’s true, then what does it matter who said it? Apparently Mr. Singer makes no secret of his goals.


37 posted on 06/09/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Headline should be
"Rich gay guy offers to buy your soul".
38 posted on 06/09/2012 3:20:58 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
Cultural marxism always leads to economic and political marxism.

Reality is not divisible. The attack on the respect for normal & traditional attitudes towards sex roles & family formation, is a clear attack on the foundations of any civilization; the continuity of any culture; on the future of a people. When you undermine the foundation, you undermine--indeed, wreak absolute havoc on--what is built on that foundation.

For a slightly different aspect of the same attack on heritage & future, see Is Pursuit of 'Diversity' A Return To Babel.

William Flax

39 posted on 06/11/2012 7:31:28 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Tar and Feathers
Whether one associates with this or that person, with this or that problem, personality or eccentricity, is wholly beside the point.

One does not need to purge any of their personal associations in order to recognize that what is being sought by this particular "big spender," is a direct attack on the validity of the traditional processes by which families are formed, and the multi-generational pursuits of a people, crystallize.

Let us not speculate on whether the "big spender," has a personal problem, or has merely bought an obviously flawed argument. The fact is that the argument is hopelessly flawed. Calling an effort to sanctify the muscular exercises in which some people engage, "marriage," is simply on the same level as trying to legislate a geocentric universe. It simply will not fly.

William Flax

40 posted on 06/11/2012 7:50:58 AM PDT by Ohioan
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