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[Tokyo] Rove sees potential support for gay marriage
Associated Press ^ | Mar. 24, 2013 3:44 PM EDT

Posted on 03/24/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai

GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage.

The statement from the former adviser to President George W. Bush appears to acknowledge that opposition to gay marriage has waned in some conservative circles. …

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: District of Columbia
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No, they are not conservative circles. And never were.
1 posted on 03/24/2013 2:26:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It looks like the GOOBers might be going after the “gay marriage” supporter vote.


2 posted on 03/24/2013 2:29:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: Olog-hai

The world of Conservatism according to ol’ RINO Rove. . or “when both parties become ONE”.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 2:30:17 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Olog-hai
Any way the cash blows, eh Tokyo?
4 posted on 03/24/2013 2:30:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Olog-hai

Not on my watch!! FUKR!!


6 posted on 03/24/2013 2:31:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Olog-hai

We have real problems in this country.

Gay married fudge packing is somewhere around number 1,025 out of 1,024 in importance.

Shove it, gays.

Oh, forgot....


7 posted on 03/24/2013 2:32:17 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If that’s true, then they have lost my vote forever. I will not change my values to win an election, and I will never listen to another word which comes out of Rove’s mouth.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 2:33:13 PM PDT by Essie
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP is dead to me.


9 posted on 03/24/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Olog-hai
Rove is aping what other phoney conservatives like him have done and tentatively climbed aboard the media-generated gay marriage 'bandwagon'. Political hustlers like Rove don't give a rat's patoot about morality. They just want to keep living large off of 'politics' Thus, if backing 'gay marriage' seems like a vote-getter, they'll advise some politician client running for election to get behind it, integrity be damned.

Karl Rove is the clear enemy of conservatism and his comments have become irrelevant and often flat-out lies, uttered for sheer political expediency.

10 posted on 03/24/2013 2:35:05 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Any way the cash blows, eh Tokyo?

You have hit closer to home than you may realize. Here is an expose on the liberal/homo money machine.

The Gay Carpetbaggers
11 posted on 03/24/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

The RATS and Media (but I repeat myself) have pulled of a really slick rope-a-dope on this issue. The go out and repeat the mantra of “The Republican Party is done for if it doesn’t support gay marriage”, knowing full well that this is something that traditionalists and conservatives cannot do.

At best, they split the R party and continue to win elections as a result. At worst they actually succeed in getting the R Party to support gay marriage, and that enhances the support from there base, who have absolutely no intention of ever voting for a Republican no matter way.

Win-Win for the RATS and Media. R Party is roped and beaten either way.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Olog-hai

FUKR


13 posted on 03/24/2013 2:37:36 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SpaceBar
You have hit closer to home than you may realize.

I "swerved into the truth," as Rush would say.

14 posted on 03/24/2013 2:37:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: US Navy Vet

+1


15 posted on 03/24/2013 2:38:20 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Olog-hai

no never Karl. I am done with the R. I will vote I from now on.


16 posted on 03/24/2013 2:39:33 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Olog-hai

This guy Rove is one of the best deals the Democrats ever had. He is the very model of extracting money from a class of people to ensure that class of people loses. Or even becomes enslaved. Simply uncanny. Imagine convincing mushy Republicans that he is actually working for Republican victories when he is doing exactly the opposite. For that, I give him a grudging degree of Machiavellian credit. Like I give the owners of Solyndra credit.

As long as Rove is given a shred of credibility, the GOP will never win another national election. I can’t state it any simpler.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good idea Karl. Be sure it’s your candidate and get the message out right at the beginning before the first primary.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 2:42:51 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Olog-hai

See my tag line!


19 posted on 03/24/2013 2:43:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove thinks that approving gay marriage will be the end of gay agenda.

It will just be the beginning.


20 posted on 03/24/2013 2:45:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

No but HELL no. I am so mad right now.


21 posted on 03/24/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Olog-hai

22 posted on 03/24/2013 2:48:08 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: US Navy Vet

unacceptable rhetoric. Absolutely unacceptable, you owe this whole site an apology for that outburst. I can’t stand that man or RINOs in general, but that does not excuse your tantrum.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 2:48:25 PM PDT by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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To: dfwgator

What is with Rove and his obsession with sticking it to the Tea Party . . . ?

He’s just got to be hardcore liberal. Undoubtedly he was behind the gay marriage push all along; during Bush’s presidency, I saw the big rise of gay marriage movements seemingly out of the blue. He’s part of it.


24 posted on 03/24/2013 2:49:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hard to believe that 4 short years ago most of us were saying things like...”Rove! You magnificent bastard”!


25 posted on 03/24/2013 2:49:39 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: albie

Now it’s just “Rove, You Bastard!”


26 posted on 03/24/2013 2:50:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

It is woefully sick in the head to alienate Christian Conservative voters (who do vote Republican) on homosexual marriage (2 % of the population), to appeal to voters who very likely will not vote Republican anyway.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 2:51:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Exactly. The 2010 midterm gains were not achieved by a leftward push. Go further left, lose bigger.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 2:53:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Berlin_Freeper

As I wrote on a previous message:

I could care less what Karl Rove thinks. God will judge us as a nation, and that is all that matters!


29 posted on 03/24/2013 2:53:48 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: Olog-hai

Between this and his fried chicken remark, Karl Rove is on a roll.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Keen-Minded
That’s true, but the Bible also puts a bigger onus on the leaders, especially as the cause of the slide into immorality. Remember Isaiah 3:12?
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

31 posted on 03/24/2013 2:58:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What Tokyo Rove is saying that, in the future, the difference between the dhimmicraps and the gutless party will become imperceptible.

Hell, I could’ve told you that, and I am not even a politician.


32 posted on 03/24/2013 3:00:06 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Olog-hai
Registered Conservative here.

Just say no to the sniveling cowards who call the shots in the Republican Party!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 03/24/2013 3:05:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Olog-hai

When you run two Democrats against each other, people will vote for the real Democrat.

Rove’s Democrat will lose.


34 posted on 03/24/2013 3:13:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m not 100% sure what Rand Paul’s position is on this. I say that, not b/c I’m on the Paul Bandwagon although I do agree with pretty much everything the guy has stated publicly. On a personal level, I don’t agree with it. But...

Why does the government get to decide who gets married and who doesn’t? Why do I, or anyone else, need the governments permission to join in a union with someone else. I thought that the whole ‘marriage’ thing was something that is decided upon by whatever religion a person practices. If 2 gay men/women want to get married, then let them go to whatever church they practice at, if they do, and let the church deal with it.

If it’s matter of benefits provided by Company A or Company B, most companies already give benefits to significant others anyway. Let it be there decision. I used to date a Delta flight attendant. The gay employees were given more benefits than the straight ones. That was Delta’s decision.


35 posted on 03/24/2013 3:15:19 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: Olog-hai

We need to let rove, boehner, mcconell, mccain, gramnisty and the boys keep the GOP just like it is and get moving with the Tea Party!


36 posted on 03/24/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Olog-hai; US Navy Vet

あなたは、実証済みの敗者です。あなたは、東京湾に飛び込んでください!

37 posted on 03/24/2013 3:24:14 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

Support is strong from divorce lawyers!


38 posted on 03/24/2013 3:29:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai

Gays are finding open arms in Rove’s circles, and probably in his bed.


39 posted on 03/24/2013 3:29:28 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

When is this guy gonna just take his money and go tf away?


40 posted on 03/24/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: RS_Rider

Perhaps we should concentrate on setting up Tea Parties on the state level and emulate the Conservative Party of New York, which supports conservative Republicans but runs its own nominees in races where the Democrat and Republican candidates are both too liberal.


41 posted on 03/24/2013 3:36:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Olog-hai

Any GOP-er that is even slightly wobbly on favoring this stomach-churning degeneracy of homosex marriage is frankly no better than Obama in my book. Caving on budgets, Obamacare, amnesty... and now contemplating jumping into the bathhouse with the pervs! I don’t even recognize the Party I supported my whole life. They sure don’t seem to share any of my values. Heck, they seem to be at all-out war with my values!


42 posted on 03/24/2013 3:42:42 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Olog-hai

It’s gay marriage this and gay marriage that, ALL THE TIME. So people say, when they hear it for the umpteenth time, that OF COURSE gay marriage is normal. It’s mentioned on TV all the time, is it not? The press is influencing public opinion for the nth time and being damn successful at it.

Watch for an explosion of the gayness rate. If kids grow up being indoctrinated that having two mommies or two daddies is totally normal then my prediction is that the number of homosexuals is going to explode.


43 posted on 03/24/2013 3:43:02 PM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Anything but continuing down this dead end. The GOP already did an autopsy on itself, if that isn’t enough clue that the acronym is as good as RIP I don’t know what is.


44 posted on 03/24/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Olog-hai

Rove is an avowed atheist. He hates anything connected with Christianity and conservatism. Hiring Rove is the one thing that makes me think GWB is an idiot. Rove didn’t get Bush elected, Hillarycare did and John Kerry got Bush re-elected. Why do you think Rove picks Holy Week to startstirring his crap?


45 posted on 03/24/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: Olog-hai

I have never liked or trusted Rove. My wish is that he would go away.


46 posted on 03/24/2013 3:50:25 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s sticking it to Social Conservatives not the Tea Party this time.

Rove is going to destroy the GOP by pushing it Center Left.


47 posted on 03/24/2013 3:56:53 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Olog-hai

Context, anyone?? Can someone provide the context?????


48 posted on 03/24/2013 3:58:53 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh, Good Lord...the context is an AP story (yeah, like the AP is really gonna be trusted?) AND it was a singular comment, without elaboration, in a “panel discussion”.

Come on people.


49 posted on 03/24/2013 4:00:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The comment was bad enough as a stand-alone statement; no alleged context can fix it. And besides, he knew exactly what the liberal media would do with it. That bomb can only hurt conservatives.


50 posted on 03/24/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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