Skip to comments.Republicans retreat on gay marriage
Posted on 03/30/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT by C19fan
ust a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of gay marriage into the Constitution.
Now? Theyre almost silent.
Its been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as theyve come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress dont care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol.
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I think gays make up about 5 percent of the population. Figure Democrats will get the largest percentage of that demographic, leaving not much for Republicans to pander for. On the other hand, Democrats have managed to attack Catholics, many of whom hold conservative values, like the days of Reagan when much of the moral majority were conservative Democrats in the South. We need that demographic far more than we need a very small percentage of gays, who probably can’t do anything to negatively impact us. Think about it. Spread that fraction of a small fraction out across the country. It is better to stick to conservative principles that will energize conservatives, especially with Romney running. ...If my language, “perverts,” offends family members, I can only hope that they love this country enough understand that the gay agenda is far more militant than a little name calling, name calling I think aptly defines homosexual activity.
Especially when the candidate is wobbly on the issue. He has moved back and forth across the line, and where he will go with this cannot be predicted.
Maybe it’s because the GOP has characters like David Dreier in leadership positions.
GOP = Gay Old Party.
“Maybe... because it has no business being litigated in the Capitol? Marriage is a state issue, it’s always been a state issue and should stay a state issue.”
Oh? And when is the last time you heard of a contract becoming invalid because you moved to another State?
You need to look up the The Full Faith and Credit Clause of Article IV, Section 1 and see how that lines up with your state-issue theory.
Now the party of Sodomy? Why even vote (R) when they’re just DEMs in red.
Then add in the Department of Education and we see a progressive trifecta
Not enforcing immigration laws is an attempt to seal the deal for the communists.
We see diminished State's rights, Mob rules, and a growing brainwashed young government educated electorate as a result of this 'progress'
Debt is a symptom. These RINO tools and their useful idiots that want to abandon the 'moral issues' and focus on balancing the checkbook miss the boat completely.
The moral issues are the ONLY thing we have left holding up the Republic and keeping in check the government.
Both parties have accepted in principle the federalization of public education. Look at the mess called NCLB.
Do I have to?
YUP -we got some work to do AND Romney will do nothing. It will have to be at the Local, State, and Congressional levels in addition to the Supreme Court...
All the monies being used to market Romney would be better spent at the local and State levels in addition to being better spent support legal challenges...
...rather than marketing Romney we should be marketing Conservatism, and the Republican form of government etcetera. Instead of removing the throne that has evolved in Washington, some seem more concerned with putting 'our' king in place.
this is politico spining homosexual conduct as normal.
The fact is the federal marriage amendment is not dependent on a rino like romney.
A republican house and a 61 senate majority will push the federal marriage amendment over the top.
The fight IS at the federal level and you suggest we win by retreating to the States -what next retreating to the towns, then retreating to our places of worship and finally our homes? When will YOU wake up to what is going on?
We conservatives must succeed if our country is to survive and success is NOT about retreat and compromise! What worked for Reagan was promoting a correct understanding of what it means to be a Republic and what limited government is all about (not JUST a balanced budget); but a principled position, a clarion call that our primary goal as patriots is to defend the people against the encroachments of big government.
If the advocates of the homosexual agenda want to use and expand the power of the government at the federal level to impose the normalcy of homosexual sex upon the people and we proclaim we represent those that defend against this, WE WILL WIN at the polls and we will return our country back to the people!