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NY voters' gay marriage reaction a caution for GOP
Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 16 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/16/2012 1:07:33 PM PDT by scottjewell

Republican primary voters in New York punished two incumbents last week who voted to legalize same-sex marriage, firing a potential warning shot nationwide toward GOP lawmakers who could soon face tough votes in their states.

Two of the four veteran — and long-secure — Republican senators in New York who voted for same-sex marriage a year ago await counts of absentee ballots as they sweat out the political fight of their lives. A third announced his retirement this year in the face of strong opposition to his gay marriage vote. A fourth won his primary Thursday but only after a fierce and nasty campaign that included homophobic images and phrases.

"Gay marriage is a very, very tricky issue, particularly for Republicans," said Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. "The moderate, independent voters who tend to be swing voters in suburban communities tend to be tolerant, and supportive of gay marriage and other social issues."

He said New York's primary results will get close scrutiny nationwide. Republicans in battleground districts have a tricky path to walk: They must gain support from their base of conservatives who are opposed to gay marriage but not turn off the moderate voters who support gay marriage and who the candidate will need in a general election.

Levy said state legislators and dozens of candidates in congressional districts nationwide will be confronted with the same balancing act.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; homosexualagenda; ny2012; rinos; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 09/16/2012 1:07:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“Any Republican legislator faced with this vote is going to think twice,” said Robert Bellafiore, a political commentator and former top aide to Republican Gov. George Pataki of New York. “I don’t think there is any question this going to have a chilling effect across the country.”

This is good to hear.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

what has being gay got to do with anything..This race is aobut preserving the nation ..not Sex.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 1:10:14 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: scottjewell

Some Dem primaries in NE states have shown their voters feel similar


4 posted on 09/16/2012 1:12:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Yes, that’s even more good news. For a change.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 1:13:42 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that he will reap.” Galatians 6:7


6 posted on 09/16/2012 1:19:59 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: scottjewell
The key word here is not independent but "moderate" independent.

Mant GOP "advisors" claim all independents are "moderate" but they are far from the truth, yet they persist in advising their candidates to lean left of center to hold onto that precious independent voter, presuming that voter to be "moderate."

7 posted on 09/16/2012 1:22:40 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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8 posted on 09/16/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: scottjewell; All

A “caution” for pro-sodomites is more like it.

Same with Democrats.

I am convinced Obamugabe has abandoned hope for North Carolina because he now openly embraces sodomy.

If people are awakened, they’ll vote against him in most of the 50 states because of that issue, too....

as well as: higher gasoline prices, diminished American reputation abroad, high unemployment, and the increased debt.

The reasons to vote against Obamugabe are legion.
The reasons to vote for Obamugabe are nil.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 1:30:30 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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WOOHOO! Very glad to see this!

From what I heard, the established Republicans voted for gay marriage in exchange for buckets of money toward their reelection... THE SCUM. I’m thrilled that the challengers did well even though they were vastly outspent by the progressive flood of money helping the traitors.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 1:31:43 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: scottjewell

Other factors to watch are Gov. Cuomo’s dealmaking in redistricting to make sure the GOP kept majority in the State Senate, and the fact this was NY’s third primary. Extremely low turnout would have given the advantage to GOP primary voters who felt strongly about the issue.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 1:32:49 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: GeronL

This headline is biased. Its not about one party ...
pro-gay marriage Democrats lost in Rhode Island:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/316717/pro-gay-marriage-dems-lose-big-rhode-island-primaries-maggie-gallagher


12 posted on 09/16/2012 1:33:51 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: scottjewell

Three Iowa Supreme Court justices also got the boot and were voted out in 2010 for sanctioning same sex marriage. Don’t trifle with the will of the people!


13 posted on 09/16/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: scottjewell

Republican primary voters in New York punished two incumbents last week who voted to legalize same-sex marriage

You side with the perverts and it will always come back to haunt you...


14 posted on 09/16/2012 1:39:07 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: dalebert; scottjewell
"What has being gay got to do with anything..This race is about preserving the nation ..not Sex."

The epidemic of degraded, de-procreative, disordered sex (not just gay sex but any antilife perversion) is a more certain road to the destruction of the nation than any other social, political, economic or military issue.

It's a multilevel thing, but just to state the most obvious aspect: sex shapes demography, and demography is destiny.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child that's got his own." Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr)
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To: scottjewell
"Gay marriage is a very, very tricky issue, particularly for Republicans," said Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.

Could it be that voters want people who will actually represent their views? Stop caving to the minority, sheepdips!

Sidenote of interest: I saw the headline on this thread and thought for sure what I would read would be the exact opposite of the report's contents. I sighed upon discovering I was wrong; I am encouraged by the tiniest bit of progress we make toward returning to the moral country we used to be.

16 posted on 09/16/2012 2:50:44 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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“Sidenote of interest: I saw the headline on this thread and thought for sure what I would read would be the exact opposite of the report’s contents. I sighed upon discovering I was wrong; I am encouraged by the tiniest bit of progress we make toward returning to the moral country we used to be.”

Same happened here, and I am, too.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:03:05 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Note to Pataki: See RI Democrat primary.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 3:17:55 PM PDT by Hero
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...but not turn off the moderate voters who support gay marriage...
If "moderate voters" really favored gay marriage, they and the liberals could have passed it in at least one of the around 30 (I believe) states which have held votes on it.
19 posted on 09/16/2012 3:27:41 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

Same thought here.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 3:29:08 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Mrs. Don-o

As I said ..too much sex the political arena..( gays and abortion)


21 posted on 09/16/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT by dalebert
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Well, abortion isn't really a sex issue. It's a murder issue. I mean: is dismembering a toddler a sex issue? No? Then neither is abortion.

As for homosexuality: used to be it was "the love that dare not speak its name." Now it's "the loons that refuse to shut up." And insist that you subsidize them, too!

I sincerely wish they would live quiet, apolitical and asymptomatic.

22 posted on 09/16/2012 4:27:14 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child that's got his own." Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog Jr)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Abortion is a sex issue for Democrats..they use for birth control after sleeping around.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: scottjewell

the media yet again think or try and make people think that the turd poking agenda is what people want.

The only caution for any elected oficials is to vote for the turd poking agenda.

Time after time people have said no and yes they might squeeze through one or two states in the next two decades but the fact is most do not want it


24 posted on 09/17/2012 1:31:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JPG

the elitist media trying to make it out that we should go with the queer agenda when infact people for years have said they do not want it,
Ask the judgs to senators, to congressmen and women.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 1:33:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: scottjewell

BTTT!


26 posted on 09/17/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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