Skip to comments.Lobbyists quietly advise GOP on gay marriage shift
Posted on 07/30/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Republicans on K street are helping members of their party shift their stance on gay rights issues.
Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland and Knight carries a list of 40 to 50 Republican offices in the House and Senate she visits on behalf of Freedom to Marry, a group that backs same-sex marriage.
"The issue is losing its toxicity from a Republican perspective," she said, mentioning that the list was a fraction of that size when she first took on Freedom to Marry as a client in 2011.
Lehman... helped to write the Defense of Marriage Act while working on Capitol Hill...
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
This is what you get: GOP candidates run on traditional issues, and then bait and switch and spend most of their time defending banker-bailouts, defending borrow-and-spend and increasing the deficit, won't reach out to Tea Partiers and so on.
Or you get staffers who "support" something, and then switch sides later...
Attacking the messenger (The Hill or the columnist who wrote the piece) won’t do away with the fact that this is sadly taking place within the GOP.
Deal with the issue at hand...
The GOP is dead to me anyway. What with amnesty and colluding with democrats in Mississippi, so they wanna endorse faggotry now?
Go. Right. Ahead.
I smell another sellout.
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. The RINO establishment has long since stopped standing for something.
Because thats exactly what we need, two DNC’s.
He probably would not react in the same fashion as your average Congressman:
"What's in it for me?"
The headline says it all. Congress critters get there marching orders from lobbiest not the people who elected them to office.
Is this what we have come to Wormtooth whispering in our leader’s ear?
If “any” two people can marry, what is the legal reasoning behind preventing three, or siblings from marrying?
I can support a legal recognition (like a civil union) for gays, but not full-fledged marriage.
Men and women are not the same, nor are their partnerships.
Really? Could have fooled me.
fine with me. It’ll split the rat vote and allowed a conservative party to win.
GOP could stand for Government Oabma’s Party.
As long as you have Republicans clamoring for Super Pac money, you will get RINO-approved Republicans.
Then again, with or without Super Pacs: Rove, Krauthammer, O’Reilly, etc (whether or not they do or don’t support same-sex marriage) surely they will lead the GOP to the promised land!!!
The libertarians are at war with conservatism, as is the GOPe, and of course the democrats and the left.
Within the GOP, the rinos and libertarians are realizing that they are really elements of the same wing and have a common enemy.
So if the republicans decide to cave in to the perversions of less than 2% of the population, solely to get cash and favors from K street, to the detriment of the people who voted for them and put them into office, what does that say about those republicans who are turned by it?
The GOPe is as amoral as the LibTards. I can’t say I am surprised, but I sure am disgusted.
Most of the voting public simply does not care. Otherwise, the blatant hypocrisy of all this would overwhelm them.
Yesterday Glenn Beck was preaching conservatives need to understand the left and consider compromise.
Has the GOP ever done anything EXCEPT compromise?
There is a spelling error in the headline. The last word has an "f" that shouldn't be there.
Liberals are already pressing for polyamorous marriage.