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GOP Sen. Kirk announces support for gay marriage
Miami Herald ^ | 4/2/13

Posted on 04/02/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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The party must want to lose lots of money.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; chicagolady

Rosana Pulido tried to warn us.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 9:49:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

More RINOs coming out of the closet. Good. Maybe they can get honest work outside of government.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 9:49:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoFloFreeper

Didn’t he bat for that team anyway?


4 posted on 04/02/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Garbage thinking. A wholesale movement of state level legislators need to replace these federal clowns...get the GOP back to true values.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 9:51:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
GOP Sen. Kirk announces support for gay marriage

Wow! This is a real shocker!

(LMBO!!)

6 posted on 04/02/2013 9:53:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s my (RINO) boy!


7 posted on 04/02/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Kirk, 53, suffered an ischemic stroke Jan. 21 and has spent the past year recovering in suburban Chicago. Aides announced last month that Kirk would return to the Senate at the start of the 113th Congress. He arrived at 11:30 a.m. and used a cane to approach the stairs, where he was greeted by Vice President Biden, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Kirk’s close friend, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). “Welcome back, man!” Biden said to Kirk as a crowd of hundreds cheered. Kirk hugged Biden and grabbed the back of the vice president’s head. “You know, during the debate I was rooting for you,” Kirk told Biden, who laughed heartily.
8 posted on 04/02/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You must be hated by Evil.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

9 posted on 04/02/2013 9:54:21 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why can’t these pro-homosexual RINOs at least make a federalism argument. At the minimum, they can fight against a NATIONAL policy.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Monday is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution - removing Senatorial elections from state legislatures.
11 posted on 04/02/2013 9:56:48 AM PDT by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 9:57:34 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Old Sarge

Medved nearly has a stroke any time a caller who is actually awake points that out to him.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 9:57:51 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.
Freegards
LEX


14 posted on 04/02/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Borges

A dark spot on our republic.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 10:00:06 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kirky knows all about that stuff.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 10:01:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: plain talk
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.

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.

18 posted on 04/02/2013 10:06:00 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 10:07:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

May a Democrat take the place of every Republican that flips on sodomy.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 10:09:06 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 10:09:47 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SoFloFreeper

Moochelle will be claiming his Senate seat in 2016. He’s.. um... expanding his “appeal.”


22 posted on 04/02/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: greene66
but the Party just no longer shares my values.

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.

23 posted on 04/02/2013 10:14:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Borges
Monday is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution - removing Senatorial elections from state legislatures.

One of the darkest days in the history of the Republic.

24 posted on 04/02/2013 10:14:44 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: DesScorp
May a Democrat take the place of every Republican that flips on sodomy.

I have no doubt they will.

25 posted on 04/02/2013 10:15:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He’s an “Illinois Republican...” ....nuff said.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: DesScorp
May a Democrat take the place of every Republican that flips on sodomy

How about a primary instead.

27 posted on 04/02/2013 10:27:27 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m sure there is a prison cell with his name on it waiting for him.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 10:27:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper; cripplecreek; longtermmemmory; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; ...
>> I suspect Kirk is another zombie voter politician who does as he is told. <<

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. He’s.. 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.

29 posted on 04/02/2013 10:31:45 AM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


30 posted on 04/02/2013 10:36:48 AM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s the newest FAD among Pols.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 10:39:52 AM PDT by Larry381 ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another “bend over” freak.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 10:39:53 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is news? He’s more liberal that a LOT of Democrats.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 10:41:53 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Purge!


34 posted on 04/02/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by ProCivitas (Pro-Family = Natural Marriage + Fathers' Rights + Pro-Life + Traditional Divorce Standards)
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To: SoFloFreeper

what do you expect from IlliNois, the gay whom replaced Odumb@$$. No gay is not a mistake!


35 posted on 04/02/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SoFloFreeper
i think he's got some balls, literally.
36 posted on 04/02/2013 11:12:52 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 11:13:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Longbow1969
We'll be fighting over polygamy and incest among consenting adults

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.

38 posted on 04/02/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kirk: YAY! I’m COOL NOW!


39 posted on 04/02/2013 11:17:19 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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).


40 posted on 04/02/2013 11:22:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 11:24:19 AM PDT by Kaisersrsic
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To: plain talk
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.

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.

42 posted on 04/02/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: OldNavyVet
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.

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).

43 posted on 04/02/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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!!!”


44 posted on 04/02/2013 11:41:36 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: NKP_Vet
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.

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.

45 posted on 04/02/2013 11:44:23 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jesus will not be “evolving.” (Not the smallest part of a letter of the law will pass away..)


46 posted on 04/02/2013 11:50:38 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


47 posted on 04/02/2013 12:05:55 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is that a real quote? If so, Kirk has crossed the line from chronic RINOism to full out double agent.


48 posted on 04/02/2013 12:08:10 PM PDT by RB156
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To: Drawn7979
"i think he's got some balls, literally."

Really? Why do you think so?

49 posted on 04/02/2013 12:10:22 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


50 posted on 04/02/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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