Skip to comments.GOP Sen. Kirk announces support for gay marriage
Posted on 04/02/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Tuesday he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the second sitting Republican senator to make such an announcement in recent weeks.
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Rosana Pulido tried to warn us.
More RINOs coming out of the closet. Good. Maybe they can get honest work outside of government.
Didn’t he bat for that team anyway?
Garbage thinking. A wholesale movement of state level legislators need to replace these federal clowns...get the GOP back to true values.
Wow! This is a real shocker!
That’s my (RINO) boy!
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Why can’t these pro-homosexual RINOs at least make a federalism argument. At the minimum, they can fight against a NATIONAL policy.
Exactly what year was it when we passed Sodom on the sin scale?
Sooner or later, God is going to call in his chips and a lot of people aren’t going to be ‘celebrating’ anything.
Medved nearly has a stroke any time a caller who is actually awake points that out to him.
Between this issue and the illegal immigration issue I see the GOP becoming Dem Lite and folks by droves either going third party or just not voting out of disgust.
I am already registered with No Party Affiliation in Florida and by 2016 who knows where I will be. But it wont be with this pro gay group.
A dark spot on our republic.
It will be interesting to watch the parade of politicians fold like cheap lawn chairs. I suspect eventually very few politicians will be on our side on this issue.
Kirky knows all about that stuff.
Most likely correct. In a few years homo marriage will have been normalized. We'll be fighting over polygamy and incest among consenting adults by then. Even those things are probably not a bridge too far for the public now that the left completely dominates our culture.
look at his staffers.
His staffers establish his opinion.
Olympia Snowe was on CNN this morning, she is dumb as a door knob when you meet her in person.
I suspect Kirk is another zombie voter politician who does as he is told.
May a Democrat take the place of every Republican that flips on sodomy.
Seems not so long ago one recalls the topic of “family values” reverberating around the halls of GOP venues. Now, they jump headlong into sheer deviancy.
Between the GOP cowardly caving all over the place on amnesty, Obamacare, and this repellance... the whole Republican Party just makes me want to vomit!!! I seriously don’t know I’ll ever vote GOP again. Voted for them all my life, but the Party just no longer shares my values.
Moochelle will be claiming his Senate seat in 2016. He’s.. um... expanding his “appeal.”
It doesn't share mine either. What was once a canyon-like difference between the two parties as shrunk to a barely-discernible hairline crack.
One of the darkest days in the history of the Republic.
I have no doubt they will.
He’s an “Illinois Republican...” ....nuff said.
How about a primary instead.
I’m sure there is a prison cell with his name on it waiting for him.
He does indeed. Kirk votes however his beltway masters and mainstream media pundits tell him to. I've been saying since 2010 that Kirk would move LEFT in the U.S. Senate and embrace gay marriage at the opportune time, and repeated my assertion when Portman switched. Kirk was probably hoping for gay marriage legislation to come up in the Senate so he could pull a Benedict Arnold and inflict the MAXIMUM damage on the GOP and milk the most fawning coverage from the mainstream media, but he got the "OK" signal because they figured SCOTUS is going to rule their way. Kirk couldn't wait to go public his support for gay marriage.
>> Rosana Pulido tried to warn us. <<
A lot of us did, like we tried to warn GOP voters about Arnold Schwatzenegger and other leftist tools. We were shouted down their supporters, who sworn up and down that "Kirk only votes liberal because he HAS TO in order to get elected in a very liberal district. He will vote more conservatively once he represents the whole state" and "We'll have Kirk's ear, he OWES conservatives big time and will listen to our concerns", blah blah blah.
I'd serve the Kirkbots their crow, but they'll either be in hiding today, deny they ever made those claims about Kirk, or flip-flop themselves, like how they were screaming from the rooftops that we HAVE TO "seat Kirk immediately" in the U.S. Senate so he can the "lame duck killer" (this was the MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE EVER), then flip-flopped 180 degrees and claimed the lame duck session "only dealt with minor legislation", once their hero broke his campaign promise and immediately began voting for cloture on Obama & Durbin's lame duck bills.
I'm not sure who is worse: Kirk, or the "conservatives" who enable him.
>> Moochelle will be claiming his Senate seat in 2016. Hes.. um... expanding his appeal. <<
I didn't vote this turd in 2010, and I won't in 2016. I honestly hope he loses. I am really sick of their hearing this "we can demand perfection in OUR state but you're in a blue state so you HAVE TO vote for liberal Republicans" lectures from other conservatives.
Kirk's mini-me Bob Dold tried to run as Dem-lite and campaign as Obama's BFF in 2012, and he lost to the official Dem. The "being liberal makes you more electable" crowd still doesn't get it. Dold didn't win over any "independents" and he certainly didn't win over any Democrats by pandering to them. Anyone who agrees with that agenda simply voted for the official Democrat in the race.
Every week one GOP Senator announces their support for Gay Marriage.
There are 45 GOP Senators.
By the first week of March 2014 we can expect every Republican Senator to support Gay Marriage.
It’s the newest FAD among Pols.
Another “bend over” freak.
This is news? He’s more liberal that a LOT of Democrats.
what do you expect from IlliNois, the gay whom replaced Odumb@$$. No gay is not a mistake!
If the GOP ever supports a queer a “marriage” candidate for president, OR takes out the support of REAL MARRIAGE from their official platform, I will never as long as I live vote for another republican. There are millions of voters exactly like me out there. So GOP, cozy up to the sodomites like your big sister the democraps, and you are dead as party.
Speaking of incest, I recall a HS student asking a priest, in class, how Adam and Eve's sons produced children.
The answer involved ... Eve.
Kirk: YAY! I’m COOL NOW!
If Arlen Specter were still alive, he would be jumping on the bandwagon too. And I’m sure Charlie Crist will be announcing his support for gay marriage soon. Boy that John Cornyn sure can pick ‘em! Let’s removed John Cornyn and his ilk.
Extra democrats to be removed next year (Chambliss and Johanns are already leaving): Alexander (TN), Graham (SC), Collins (ME), Enzi (WY), Cochrane (MS), McConnell (KY) and Cornyn (TX).
Having GOP Senators and Congressmen express support for gay marriage, along with the Democrat politicians who are doing the same, could have an impact on the Supreme Court. If so many politicians share the view that current law should be changed, maybe, just maybe, the Court will leave the issue to the politicians where it belongs.
Of course. They're nothing but mercenaries, and we seem to have reached the tipping point on this issue. The queers are perceived to have gained enough political ground that republicans feel required to jump on the gay bandwagon. They'll (deservedly) continue to lose elections as a result of their politically stupid attempts to pander to the lowest common denominator.
The answer I have usually heard from Biblical literalists is that they married their sisters (Adam and Eve also had daughters, according to Genesis 5:4).
Hope he enjoys the heat where he is headed. He is going to pay a heavy eternal price for this decision. How much more are these people going to ignore “Thy Shall NOT!!!”
Ditto. The only advantage in my eyes that republicans have over democrats at this point is a slight moral edge (IOW lip service to traditional marriage and pro-life positions). No reason to bother voting republican in a de facto ideologically one-party system. Of course voter disgust toward republicans is exactly what the Obama party is counting on and working hard to facilitate.
Jesus will not be “evolving.” (Not the smallest part of a letter of the law will pass away..)
The stupid GOP thinks it will take one hot issue off the table by settling the homo marriage issue and thereby take one more issue away from the Rats. This is highly faulty thinking when homosexual marriage is immoral and evil. There really are more things to think about than what the liberals are serving up.
Is that a real quote? If so, Kirk has crossed the line from chronic RINOism to full out double agent.
Really? Why do you think so?
This is sadly not a shock. He is a tiny little twerp, can’t be more than 5’1”. Weak milquetoast is an understatement.
And yes, I would guess he does bat for the other team.
Sad little man.