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.
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.
America will suffer the same fate as we did in Canada. After decades of multi-party opposition to homosexual “marriage”, the governing Liberal party rammed it through Parliament in 2005 after a cabal of media, academics, special interest groups, judges and politicians perpetrated a fraud on the Canadian people. Phony polls, non-stop media coverage of a supposed “shift” in the views of Canadians, the failure of the Liberal party to unequivocally state that it was in favour of the abomination, and a supposedly “conservative” opposition party that refused to make the issue a key issue in the 2004 election. Once the establishment coalesces around an idea it is almost impossible to stop it. And the Republican establishment is clearly in the process of capitulating. It’s not just Rove, just read National Review Online and you’ll see how the pro-homosexual charge is being led by Jonah Goldberg, the founding editor of NRO, who has been undermining the conservative opposition to homosexual marriage for over a decade.