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Palin: No 'problem' with gay group at CPAC
The Hill ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 02/10/2011 6:25:57 AM PST by Notary Sojac

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said Wednesday evening she has no objection to the participation of gay Republicans at this weekend's gathering of conservatives in Washington.

Palin said she didn't see anything wrong with the participation of GOProud, a group of gay Republicans, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which runs Thursday through Saturday.

"I don't have a problem with different, diverse groups that are involved in political discourse, and having a convention to talk about what the answers are to their problems that face America," Palin said Wednesday on Fox News when asked about GOProud.

Palin isn't participating in the conference, and she's declined previous invitations, despite CPAC's role as a cattle call for possible Republican presidential candidates.

But other prominent conservatives have said they're skipping the conference. The conservative Heritage Foundation and other socially conservative groups withdrew due to the inclusion of GOProud. And with those groups out, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) followed suit. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also declined participation, though it's unclear if that decision is linked to GOProud.

Aside from DeMint, though, the other Republicans mulling a run for president are slated to speak or participate at the conference, hoping in part to boost their standing in the closely watched straw poll of attendees.

Palin suggested that conservatives had more important issues to worry about than which groups were attending the conference.

"People are losing their jobs; they're losing homes. We're still engaged in a war," she said. "There are so many life-changing, life-and-death issues out there in front of us. You know, we'd better be concentrating on what is really important here and not going kind of tit-for-tat as people are positioning themselves for 2012."

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KEYWORDS: cpac; freepressforpalin; goproud; homosexualagenda; libertarians; palin; sarahpalin
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"People are losing their jobs; they're losing homes. We're still engaged in a war," she said. "There are so many life-changing, life-and-death issues out there in front of us. You know, we'd better be concentrating on what is really important here"

Sounds like something Mitch Daniels would say, eh what??

1 posted on 02/10/2011 6:26:04 AM PST by Notary Sojac
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To: Notary Sojac

If she keeps talking like this, she’ll get banned from FR.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 6:28:11 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: Huck

I am SO waiting for Palin to come out with a public statement that sounds like it is clearly pandering to gay conservatives. The skull shrapnel on FR should be a sight to behold.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 6:31:57 AM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: Notary Sojac

Gee, Sarah Palin believes in freedom of speech? Who would have thunk it?


4 posted on 02/10/2011 6:32:56 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Notary Sojac

5 posted on 02/10/2011 6:35:21 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Notary Sojac

Actually that is quite close to what Daniels said on the Laura Ingraham Show about 10 days ago.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 6:35:30 AM PST by dforest
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To: Notary Sojac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uv_WGEHr4I


7 posted on 02/10/2011 6:35:49 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: Notary Sojac
You aren't stating that you actually want FReepers to get upset are you? Or do you just desire us to be upset at Palin? Or is it the topic that you gleefully anticipate creating a division among conservatives?
9 posted on 02/10/2011 6:39:47 AM PST by Durus (Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: thethirddegree
Truly conservative queers are about as plentiful as truly moderate muslims.

Speaking of which, the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of CPAC via David Keene and Grover Norquist is the *real* reason to stay away, in my view.

10 posted on 02/10/2011 6:40:13 AM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: MEGoody

Isn’t it nice to have a leader that is not a hypocrite and sticks with her principles. Palin is a constitutional conservative that agrees ALL citizens have the rights of that document not just the ones we find socially acceptable. This is the only way to get the government out of the 50/50 rut it is in. Federalism, local control, freedom of association. This is what is needed to win massive mandates to move your aganda through.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 6:41:07 AM PST by unseen1
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To: Huck

“Roh, roh!”


12 posted on 02/10/2011 6:41:51 AM PST by sand lake bar
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To: Notary Sojac

I’d like to know what the ‘gay’ republicans stance on conservative issues are, especially:

1) Taxes
2) Government Spending
3) Abortion
4) War on Terror
5) Marriage

If they want to attend, big deal. They are a small group anyway.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 6:42:04 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Durus

I’d just like to see Palin treated like any other potential candidate. Pluses, and minuses.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 6:42:41 AM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: Notary Sojac

She doesn’t need to come out with that kind of statement.

All she has to do is mildly indicate that gays are entitled to life, liberty and happiness and certain heads explode around here.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 6:43:04 AM PST by altura
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To: Notary Sojac
I am SO waiting for Palin to come out with a public statement that sounds like it is clearly pandering to gay conservatives. The skull shrapnel on FR should be a sight to behold.


I like Sarah Palin. I do. But with a statement like this...
 
"I don't have a problem with different, diverse groups that are involved in political discourse, and having a convention to talk about what the answers are to their problems that face America," Palin said Wednesday on Fox News when asked about GOProud.
 
I think you're right. She is moving to the left socially.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 6:44:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Notary Sojac

But Palin is not any other candidate.

She’s The One.

(not being sarcastic, really think so)


17 posted on 02/10/2011 6:44:38 AM PST by altura
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To: Durus

The division was created by the GOP (Grand Old Poofters).

The real story here is that the party has been taken over by the homo agenda.

Social conservatives get the shaft once again.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 6:46:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: Responsibility2nd

So you’re saying that you do have a problem with diverse groups within the Republican party being able to speak and address issues?

That’s moving left?

I can’t imagine where on the left/right spectrum you must be... hanging off the edge at the right, I guess.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 6:46:18 AM PST by altura
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To: Notary Sojac

You’re going to be waiting a long time then because she is not going to pander to them, she has not pandered to the GOP Establishment or the Media like the rest of the potentials. She just said she has no problem for them participating and let people decide for themselves. We dint need to act like liberals


20 posted on 02/10/2011 6:46:37 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: unseen1
ALL citizens have the rights of that document not just the ones we find socially acceptable.

Uh-oh, you are sounding like a "liberaltarian". You need a couple of days in the stocks to help purge your mind of impure thoughts.

21 posted on 02/10/2011 6:46:47 AM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: indylindy

The obsession with gays on this forum is scary.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 6:47:18 AM PST by altura
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To: thethirddegree

If only the mentally healthy were allowed to unite against the Democrats, they would still control the legislature.


23 posted on 02/10/2011 6:48:02 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Notary Sojac

Sarah will never be so careless as to call for a “truce” on social issues. She is wise enough to prioritize our Nation’s problems and gay marriage isn’t at the top.

She has made it VERY, VERY clear that she will not and does not support marriage defined as anything other than between a man and a woman.

The rest is chatter in a nation that is on the verge bankruptcy. She is right to focus on jobs, debt, government expansion and terrorism.

Difference between Daniels and Palin, no ONE questions Palin’s social conservatism. She lives her Christian values.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 6:48:19 AM PST by HappyWarrior2012
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To: Le Chien Rouge
6) religious freedom
7) parental rights
8) freedom of association
9) private property rights
25 posted on 02/10/2011 6:48:58 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Notary Sojac
Should she have quoted Lev 20:13 as the proposed governmental solution to ‘the homosexuality problem’?

What response would have satisfied?

That neither they nor CPAC have freedom of association? That CPAC shouldn’t host them? That they shouldn't exist? That they are not or cannot be conservative, and cannot vote Republican? That they are an existential threat to our Republic?

What?

26 posted on 02/10/2011 6:49:01 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Notary Sojac

I think the sodomists are trying to take over the conservative agenda. Dog wagging tail. Good for Sarah for not speaking at CPAC. The sodomists can be part and parcel of politics, but when their agenda runs the show, I am bowing out too.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 6:49:43 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: altura
The obsession with gays on this forum is scary.

You're right.

28 posted on 02/10/2011 6:50:56 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Notary Sojac

>> Palin: No ‘problem’ with gay group at CPAC ,

Which is not to say she endorses the use of CPAC as a platform to promote the homosexual agenda.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 6:51:53 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: unseen1

Yet, if a candidate, even Palin, panders to the homo’s, then they’re through.

Palin is treading on thin ice here with this vague reply about the queers at CPAC. She must be more direct on this key issue. Otherwise....

Obama skates in with a re-election.


30 posted on 02/10/2011 6:52:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: HappyWarrior2012
There are millions of people in America who live Christian values in their own lives and who oppose gay marriage. I agree that Sarah Palin is in that category.

If that's enough for you, fine. It does not seem to be enough for a large segment of Freepers. They are the ones who are going to produce the skull shrapnel.

31 posted on 02/10/2011 6:53:46 AM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: Huck
"If she keeps talking like this, she’ll get banned from FR."

Why?

She just told the gays - very diplomatically - that they are not that important in the grand scheme of things. As another typical group who thinks the world should revolve around them, I think that was a great answer.

Do you want her banned from FR?
32 posted on 02/10/2011 6:54:52 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: altura

Who is obsessed with gays? Are conservatives supposed to get all fuzzy over the gay agenda? You aren’t bothered about a group that wishes to force mainstreaming of perversion on the kids and the military? It doesn’t bother you that the idea of the family is being ripped apart?

I thought this forum was not supportive of gay activism.

There are some very real obsessions obvious on this forum, but that would not be about gays.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 6:55:09 AM PST by dforest
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To: Notary Sojac

ROFLOL, I see specks on my screen now.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 6:55:09 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Notary Sojac

I would be happy to see her treated with the same respect as Rino Romney, yet Her “minuses” both real, imagined, and invented, are everywhere constantly. Rarely has there ever been another potential candiate as savaged and maligned as Palin. Is it that you want her treated worse or better?


35 posted on 02/10/2011 6:55:13 AM PST by Durus (Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: altura

“The obsession with gays on this forum is scary.”

The gay’s obsession with reshaping our culture is scary.


36 posted on 02/10/2011 6:56:02 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: allmendream; Notary Sojac
What response would have satisfied?

I think Palin's actually got this one right.... finally. She tried to bafflegab it the other day, and all it did was make her look bad.

I think NS was more poking fun at her FR amen chorus... many of whom made Large Statements the other day.

37 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:26 AM PST by r9etb
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To: altura

So you’re saying that you do have a problem with diverse groups within the Republican party being able to speak and address issues?

That’s moving left?
 
 
HELL YES!!!
 
In no way do we want (or need) the gay agenda being voiced in conservative circles.
 
(That clear enough for ya?)


I can’t imagine where on the left/right spectrum you must be... hanging off the edge at the right, I guess.
 
 
I'm desperately clinging to what used to be a moderate center. Now known as extreme right-wing fanaticism.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: altura
All she has to do is mildly indicate that gays are entitled to life, liberty and happiness and certain heads explode around here.

Ha! Or alternately:

All she has to do is mildly indicate that Mormons are entitled to life, liberty and happiness and certain heads explode around here.

All she has to do is mildly indicate that libertarians are entitled to life, liberty and happiness and certain heads explode around here.

All she has to do is mildly indicate that (plug in your choice) are entitled to life, liberty and happiness and certain heads explode around here.

39 posted on 02/10/2011 6:57:53 AM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: unseen1

Precisely!


40 posted on 02/10/2011 6:58:04 AM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Huck

What would be the antithetical statement? GOPRoud should not participate in the conference because they are gay? If it’s an “infiltration” it will be seen as such and their ideas will go nowhere. If they are truly conservatives we should welcome them to the cause and remind them that gay marriage is going nowhere.

I know gays who are prosperous, law abiding, highly educated, pay exorbitant amounts of taxes and are concerned about the direction of the country the same way many on FR are. They don’t wear their sexuality on their sleeve and just want to be able to live and let live.

I adamantly disagree with the militant gay agenda, and many gays do as well. Excluding folks from the conservative movement based on being gay is a loser and is bigoted. I don’t think it’s in our interests to create group think like as has been created in the black community.


41 posted on 02/10/2011 6:59:00 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I agree it's thin ice but then that's why she gets paid the big bucks to thread that needle and lead the entire country not just the groups we like. Obama has failed at that mission. He only is the leader of the socialists. To be a leader of a diverse group of citizens you can not play just to your base. We need to find things that unite us.

I don't agree with the homosexual agenda and I don't want a politician that panders to that group.

I do agree with the concept of free speech and I do want a leader that understands freedom is messy, that it is chaos squared and if you take freedom from someone because you don't agree with their choices or lifestyle you give them the freedom to take it from you later when they get power.

I'm tired of the 50/50 split. the only way to get over it is to concentrate on what unites us not what divides us. Leave the issues that are 50/50 to the states not the federal government and work on the ones that 70-80% agree with.

42 posted on 02/10/2011 7:00:28 AM PST by unseen1
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To: altura

>> The obsession with gays on this forum is scary.

Cut the ‘gay’ crap. The opposition is about the intrusion of homosexuality.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 7:00:44 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: r9etb
bafflegab

Nice word! Never heard it before.

44 posted on 02/10/2011 7:00:58 AM PST by Huck (one per-center)
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To: r9etb
I don't think we should tar all of FR with that brush.

Just about everyone on FR is opposed to gay marriage and opposed to the use of tax money to promote homosexuality, particularly in the schools. I'm in that category. I don't think you can be a conservative and believe otherwise.

Admittedly, there is a small group which can't seem to discuss the issue without raving almost to the Fred Phelps level. I do like to tweak them from time to time....

45 posted on 02/10/2011 7:01:29 AM PST by Notary Sojac (We have had three central banks in America's history: two of them failed and so will this one....)
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To: HappyWarrior2012

Sarah Palin is a Constitutionalist but also a libertarian and a social conservative.

Her social conservative credentials are impeccable because of her pro-life stance and her personal relationship with Christ.

She is a libertarian in terms of the 2nd amendment and said on Napolitano’s inaugural program on Fox that she feels the police have more important things to do with their time and resources than raiding houses where adults are smoking pot in the privacy of their own home. And during the debate on Oct 2/2008 she mentioned that with regards to gay rights she takes the same approach, that adults have a right to enter into different relationships regardless that she would not enter into the same relationships herself.

And finally Sarah would follow the Constitution and I know some pro-lifers don’t want to hear this but the availability or non-availability of abortion should reside in the 10th amendment to the Constitution being under the jurisdiction of each state to decide for itself. And some folks on our side oppose Palin simply because they want abortion banned across the board regardless of what the Constitution says.


46 posted on 02/10/2011 7:02:05 AM PST by techno
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To: r9etb

Correct, there was post after post after post the she did not go because of the queers, now there will be post after post after post about conviction. LOL, break out the grape cool-aide.


47 posted on 02/10/2011 7:02:36 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Notary Sojac

When are Freepers going to be fair to gay People as opposed to gay agendas? I understand the upset at some of this gay group’s platforms, but Freepers sound so anti gay People most of the time with such insults. I imagine that if there were a group of conservatives with Down Syndrome, a bunch of Freepers would be calling them retards and cretins. It’s really unpleasant.

I think there should be fair discussion with any gay conservative about what is a civil right and what is groupthink that would be harmful to the family. I agree with Sarah - freedom of speech is important.


48 posted on 02/10/2011 7:03:24 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Notary Sojac
Just about everyone on FR is opposed to gay marriage and opposed to the use of tax money to promote homosexuality, particularly in the schools. I'm in that category. I don't think you can be a conservative and believe otherwise.

Agreed. And I wasn't tarring all of FR. But it did seem like you were mostly doing a bit of tweaking....

49 posted on 02/10/2011 7:03:53 AM PST by r9etb
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To: MEGoody
Gee, Sarah Palin believes in freedom of speech? Who would have thunk it?

I hate to break the news to you so late in life MEGoody (you are an adult aren't you?), but SODOMY is not a form of "speech", it's a deviant behavior.

aSeattleConservative says "buh bye Sarah Palin."

50 posted on 02/10/2011 7:04:33 AM PST by aSeattleConservative ("...the American Christian ... would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!" G. Washington)
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