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Ohio GOP chairman says party supports Sen. Portman
NBC4i.com ^ | Mar 15, 2013 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press

Posted on 03/15/2013 3:50:27 PM PDT by FamiliarFace

Edited on 03/15/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party says the state GOP will continue to stand behind U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who has announced his support of gay marriage.

Chairman Bob Bennett acknowledged Friday that there would be Republicans who will disagree with Portman's decision. But Bennett said he respects the senator's right to make up his own mind.


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Asked whether Portman's announcement would change the level of financial support or help from the state Republican Party, Bennett said, "Absolutely not."

Not that we didn't know this already, but if the GOP still supports Portman after this flip-flop, we are doomed. I wish there were more conservatives in the political arena anymore, but there are just so few.

1 posted on 03/15/2013 3:50:27 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Ohio needs a new Party.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 3:52:32 PM PDT by greene66
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To: FamiliarFace

>> The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party says the state GOP will continue to stand behind U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Honorable men stand along side one another.

That’s it, go ahead and make law to force the increasing penetration of homosexuality upon those not interested.


3 posted on 03/15/2013 3:55:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Notice he doesn’t say he respects your right to disagree


4 posted on 03/15/2013 4:05:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FamiliarFace
So if Portman's daughter had an abortion, would he also become pro-abortion?

He was never a conservative and he proves that snakes come in both flavors, republican and democrat....

5 posted on 03/15/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: FamiliarFace

Will he let his constituency know when it happens that one man’s penis fits into another man’s rectum? Then we can all breathe a sigh of relief.


6 posted on 03/15/2013 4:13:48 PM PDT by veritas2002
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To: FamiliarFace

Hey Bobby....I KNOW you’ve been there a LOOOOOOONNNGGG time, but Rob isn’t going to get ANY CONSERVATIVE support....he MAY get the LOG CABIN support!!! OMG!!! Portman is an EMBARRASSMENT!!! He called in CNN to tell him this NEWS!!! PATHETIC!!!!!! DISGUSTING!!! I will NEVER TRUST him again....NEVER!!


7 posted on 03/15/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: eeriegeno
So if Portman's daughter had an abortion, would he also become pro-abortion?

Apparently, he would.

8 posted on 03/15/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: greene66

It sure does!


9 posted on 03/15/2013 4:20:11 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace
He can make up his own mind?? He represents thousands and thousands voted for him because he believed in a real marriage between male and female.

So which stand is the lie??

10 posted on 03/15/2013 4:21:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ann Archy

I think Bennett needs to go...along with Portman...and many others!


11 posted on 03/15/2013 4:21:54 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace
Sorry,Mister Chairman...include me out on *that* one!
12 posted on 03/15/2013 4:25:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: FamiliarFace

If these homosexuals would sit on their butt and keep their mouth shut, none of this would be a problem.


13 posted on 03/15/2013 4:26:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: FamiliarFace
Pretty obviously the leidership of the Ohio Republican party has no idea why people don't show up to vote for Republicans.

They've got to get over this 'gay's are cute' strategy ~ the second the American people detect waffling on the gay issue ~ letting them run for office ~ letting them run some other guy for office ~ taking political party offices ~ making policy ~ speaking for the top candidates ~ they don't bother voting for Republicans.

The idiots in Ohio appear to have forgotten 2006.

14 posted on 03/15/2013 4:27:53 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: FamiliarFace

Figures. THIS is why conservatives are bailing from the GOP.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 4:34:06 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

Yep, they just don’t get it.


16 posted on 03/15/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

As if McCain wasn’t already singlehandedly destroying the Party.


17 posted on 03/15/2013 4:42:36 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: FamiliarFace

Mitt Romney, 2012 GOP nominee and the governor who gave us “gay marriage” and who was running pro-choice ads there just before the election, lost Ohio.

The GOP seems to have a new agenda regardless of the consequences.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 4:43:33 PM PDT by ansel12 ( August 29,2008 A Natural Born Reformer inadvertently unleashed within palace walls, change ensues.)
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To: FamiliarFace

If Republicans behave like Democrats, why do we need two parties? Seems the Republican Party is no longer happy with being the Dems ‘Washington Generals’ . They want ‘market share’ of the vote.
Et tu, Bennet? And on the Ides of March!


19 posted on 03/15/2013 4:54:33 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Gator113

“If these homosexuals would sit on their butts and keep their mouth shut, none of this would be a problem.”

Good one!! LOL


20 posted on 03/15/2013 4:55:02 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: FamiliarFace
"The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party says the state GOP will continue to stand behind U.S. Sen. Rob Portman ..."

That's probably safer than standing in front of him.

21 posted on 03/15/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: griswold3

I just read that Boehner supports gay marriage.


22 posted on 03/15/2013 4:56:38 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: FamiliarFace

Well, it’s official then....for Conservatives, who aren’t supportive of sex deviates, the Republican Party Death Knell is that sound you are hearing in Ohio......


23 posted on 03/15/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: charlie72

Do you have a source for that?


24 posted on 03/15/2013 5:00:49 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: FamiliarFace
I think Bennett needs to go

He is stepping down on May 31st.

I have no intention of supporting any party that won't oppose same-sex marriage. So, the Ohio GOP better make it clear it opposes perverting what marriage is or I won't be showing up to vote.

25 posted on 03/15/2013 5:01:25 PM PDT by Kazan
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Marriage is dead across the board, Portman definition of marriage is in fact the problem.

What you don’t recognize however is that yours is very much the same, that it should be first and foremost love rather than family.

Everyone I tell this rejects this fact because it has been so drilled into us over the last 100 years. But it is indeed this simple misplacement of the idea of marriage that is the root of all the problems surrounding the institution.

Emotional feelings are like sand, they shift, they turn and they give way with the coming and going of the waves of life. If you build your marriage on the foundation of your emotions it is no different then building a house upon a foundation of sand.


26 posted on 03/15/2013 5:04:25 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Kazan

Well the Republican party is basically dead because they wont stand for anything, and they have been successfully blacklisted by entire ethic group who now vote for Democrats as slaves to their racial identity, like backs.

In this climate there can be no future for the any republican party, or this land as a free country for that matter. Forming a new party could and by all rights should take a decade or more.


27 posted on 03/15/2013 5:08:26 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: FamiliarFace

The political parties compete with each other for support from a small, special pool of constituents now, and a profile of the typical individual from that pool has developed for all to see.


28 posted on 03/15/2013 5:10:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: FamiliarFace

When will the rank-n-file tell the party to take a hike?


29 posted on 03/15/2013 5:14:51 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s funny that you said that. I’ve been writing my Congressman and Senators for years and years. (I send them donations on occasion.) What I get back is always something namby-pamby as if my letters were never read for content. The party does not care about little ole me nor my family. They only care about power and their own lined pockets. I’ve had it! I’m done!


30 posted on 03/15/2013 5:43:45 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

*Congressmen.


31 posted on 03/15/2013 5:44:47 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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“The party does not care about little ole me nor my family.”

You got that right.


32 posted on 03/15/2013 5:46:47 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: greene66

Ohio needs a new party Chair and (R) Senator. This clown rode in on the Tea Party wave and, unfortunately, his term isn’t up ‘til 2016.


33 posted on 03/15/2013 5:47:14 PM PDT by Jane Long ("If there's no debt crisis, why does the pResident want to raise taxes?" - TGO)
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To: FamiliarFace

Rob Portman is a failure as a father, in my opinion.


34 posted on 03/15/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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The chairman of the Ohio Republican Party says the state GOP will continue to stand behind U.S. Sen. Rob Portman,

Probably the safest place to stand if he is anything like his son.


35 posted on 03/15/2013 6:54:51 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: patriotsblood
Rob Portman’s latest act and Bob Bennett supporting his choice is exactly why I ............

NO LONGER SUPPORT THE GOP....AND I'VE LET THEM KNOW...

36 posted on 03/15/2013 6:56:15 PM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: Andy'smom

It was a news item on Yahoo.com. However, I was mistaken about Boehner, himself.


37 posted on 03/19/2013 3:52:37 PM PDT by charlie72
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