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Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’
www.rawstory.com ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:58 EDT | By Stephen C. Webster

Posted on 03/27/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by redreno

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making the right to marry “the new conservative position.”

“The main thing that caused me to change my mind was my work with veterans groups,” he told “Viewpoint” host John Fugelsang, explaining that he’s worked with a gay couple who want to marry and have a family.

“It’s something like in World War II, we had the African-American veterans who fought, but when they got home they couldn’t vote,” Pressler added. “So now-a-days we have gays in the military — we had gays in the military before, but now we have openly gay people in the military — when they come out we tell them they are not entitled to this civil right.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Philosophy; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: conservativeposition; currenttv; fauxrepublican; homosexualagenda; larrypressler; lgbt; pressler; southdakota; vietnamveteran

1 posted on 03/27/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno
“It’s something like in World War II, we had the African-American veterans who fought, but when they got home they couldn’t vote,”

Huh?
2 posted on 03/27/2013 10:44:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: redreno

Pressler a Republican? Last I checked, he endorsed BHO for president.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 10:44:45 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: redreno

Gay Mafia Money Busy Republicans as easy at it buys Democrats.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 10:45:19 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: redreno

Larry Pressler, whose loss to Tim Johnson in 1996 left us one vote short on a balanced budget amendment. We really don’t need his opinion.


5 posted on 03/27/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: redreno

At this rate, every Republican in DC will be in favor of Gay Marriage by the end of June.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 10:46:32 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: redreno

“marriage equality”

So they are going to ensure every man has a cute wife?


7 posted on 03/27/2013 10:47:18 AM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: redreno

He is an idiot. He is a RINO. He is not a Republican.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 10:48:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: redreno

Meaningless politico rhetoric. Republicans have no conservative credentials anymore.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 10:48:39 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: redreno

Thank God this sick bastard is gone from the senate.


10 posted on 03/27/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: redreno

Former?

who?


11 posted on 03/27/2013 10:49:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: redreno

Like hell, you degenerate scumbag.


12 posted on 03/27/2013 10:50:02 AM PDT by greene66
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To: redreno
he’s worked with a gay couple who want to marry and have a family.

I hate to break this sad news to him, but nature discriminates too. Even if they pretend to marry, they will only be able to pretend to have a family.

13 posted on 03/27/2013 10:51:09 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

But he’s a Vietnam vet who nursed sick puppies back to health on his lollypop ranch for the poor before serving in the senate.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: redreno

I’d like to say I’ve left the Republican party. The truth is, the party has left me.


15 posted on 03/27/2013 10:52:16 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: redreno

Another fabulous “republican” showing his fabulous reasoning. Certainly the coming divide in the Republican party over gay marriage will be fabulous for democrats. The idiocy of it all is mind boggling, people are going batsh*t nuts every day before our eyes. It is quite a sight to behold.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 10:53:50 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: redreno
Sorry but married couples have the POTENTIAL to REPRODUCE and can actually reproduce.

Gays can`t reproduce with gays.

Ergo, there is no such thing as marriage equality cos the evidence supports Male and Female marriages as more powerful and therefore superior to gays getting together.

Ergo if the former is superior, then the latter must be inferior by essence and comparison -

Conclusion: Superior and Inferior by definition cannot be equal.

Sim-ple duhhhhhh

Ergo "Gay marriage" is an oxymoron. =thus the term "gay marriage" is a falsehhood, a lie.

17 posted on 03/27/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: bmwcyle

It’s time for people to catch on to the fact that RINO=Republican=RINO.

Time for a new party—and yes, I know how hard that is.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 10:56:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

YES!
Pressler said he voted for Ubama in 2008 and endorsed him again in 2012.

Pressler is a scumbag with no clue about “conservatism”.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OKRA2012

This is an effort to avoid the Federal Marriage Amendment.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 11:00:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: redreno

Cool story bro.

Also, isn’t ‘new’ + conservative + position an oxymoron?


21 posted on 03/27/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: longtermmemmory

Didn’t a cop bust him for trying to smoke human cigars in a an airport bathroom?


22 posted on 03/27/2013 11:02:28 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: redreno
the Republican Party is now in the process of making the right to marry “the new conservative position.”

Speak for yourself, chump.

23 posted on 03/27/2013 11:04:05 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: redreno

There is move afoot to have folks pay higher insurance premiums, if they are overweight, smokers or drinkers. Maybe they should have homosexuals pay more for their risky sexual behaviour which can lead to AIDS.


24 posted on 03/27/2013 11:22:44 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: redreno

He means the “libertarian” position, not the “conservative” position.


25 posted on 03/27/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnt for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: redreno

Sorry Senator, same sex marriage isn’t a conservative position-it’s a republican one. There’s a big difference.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 11:29:19 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: cripplecreek
“It’s something like in World War II, we had the African-American veterans who fought, but when they got home they couldn’t vote,”

What an insult to those who truly put their lives on the line during the Civil Rights movement, to equate discrimination based on a characteristic, with that of one's behavior.

27 posted on 03/27/2013 11:30:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redreno
"“It’s something like in World War II, we had the African-American veterans who fought, but when they got home they couldn’t vote,” "

I was a WW II veteran and I couldn't vote. I got in at 18 and out before I was 21.

28 posted on 03/27/2013 11:35:51 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: OKRA2012

At this rate, every Republican in DC will be in favor of Gay Marriage by the end of June
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The politicians will. They all have their fingers up in the wind. Or up some fruits butt.

The rank and file will not. Hopefully the new party gets kicked off soon. I sure am ready for i.

Getting a bit tired of being double crossed and sold out.


29 posted on 03/27/2013 11:56:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: edcoil

Sorry, my husband took the last one ;)


30 posted on 03/27/2013 11:58:54 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: cripplecreek

We’ve been voting for these pukes entirely unaware who they are. We’ve pulled the “R” because that was supposedly better than the “D”.

Every candidate in the future is going to have to prove a very long record of support for life, natural family, natural marriage, and natural lifestyle for me to support anyone ever again.


31 posted on 03/27/2013 11:59:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: edcoil
I have yet to hear one of these marriage redefinition idiots explain how they can stop with couples. Polygamy, for instance, is far more common in human history than same sex marriage, a relatively recent invention.

And, once you open the door to that, who can say no to threesomes, harems of 60, or even inter-species marriage?

The government, by wading into this mess, has shown that it is utterly incapable of defining marriage at all.

32 posted on 03/27/2013 12:15:42 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t care how hard it is. I will never vote for anyone for anything who supports homosexual “marriage”. NEVER. And I won’t vote for anyone who has a homosexual child.


33 posted on 03/27/2013 12:22:39 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: windcliff

“Aagghh, they’re coming out of woodwork!”


34 posted on 03/27/2013 12:28:35 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: redreno
Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran...

LOL. Oh, how the media NOW love to say "A Vietnam veteran..." after the media attacked the Vietnam vets over and over again for years.

Now because a guy is a Vietnam vet AND IS SPEWING LIBERAL CRAP, then he is suddenly a hero.

Sorry, Larry, you're wrong. Being pro-sodomy is not conservative.

35 posted on 03/27/2013 12:57:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: cripplecreek; All

36 posted on 03/27/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another “Wide Stance” Republican.


37 posted on 03/27/2013 1:04:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bmwcyle

He is a Republican....just not a Conservative


38 posted on 03/27/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: longtermmemmory

“This is an effort to avoid the Federal Marriage Amendment.”

They won’t have to make much of an effort; that’ll never pass now. Not in either house of Congress, nor the required 38 states.

Fifteen years ago, maybe. But public opinion has swing so far we’ll never see it. DOMA was our opportunity, but we took the easy way out and will now watch that get tossed out by SCOTUS.


39 posted on 03/27/2013 2:08:44 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Vigilanteman

They are trying to turn marriage into a meaningless joke. If two men can marry, why not three men? Why not allow man and animal to marry? A man and a dog have as much business getting married as two men. Our society is really sick.


40 posted on 03/27/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: redreno
Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making the right to marry “the new conservative position.”

Glad to see the word "former." Equating perverse rights to civil rights is specious reasoning.

Those who support same sex marriage are placing a transient popular culture above protecting the health and safety of the people.

41 posted on 03/27/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT by olezip
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To: redreno

Gay politicians + gay family members + gay staffers + threats of blackmail + general discord and rancor at home and in the office = new conservative position


42 posted on 03/27/2013 2:33:37 PM PDT by x
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To: peeps36
They are trying to turn marriage into a meaningless joke.

Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded which is why I favor getting government out of the marriage business completely.

43 posted on 03/27/2013 2:34:33 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: redreno
Trying to win votes by pandering to 1% off the population that hates you anyway. And disgusting your base in the process.

What a plan.

44 posted on 03/27/2013 2:40:52 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: redreno

Pressler was one of the more notoriously dumber members of Congress. He once accidentally opened the door of a closet and went in and stayed there for several minutes before coming out.


45 posted on 03/27/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

You go girl but I got married 22 years ago so did we both do well?


46 posted on 03/27/2013 5:12:09 PM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

No


47 posted on 03/27/2013 5:39:51 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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48 posted on 03/27/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: redreno

Puke placemark.


49 posted on 03/27/2013 10:31:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Pressler is an idiot (family friend) and not really a conservative. He never has been.


50 posted on 04/02/2013 11:47:43 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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