Skip to comments.Romney's passive response to Obama's change of tune on gay marriage
Posted on 05/13/2012 7:34:34 PM PDT by WilliamIII
The most striking thing about President Obama's flip-flop evolution reversal on gay marriage was how weakly the likely Republican standard bearer, Mitt Romney, has gone after him for it.
Shortly after the Obama's change of heart went public Romney addresed it at press conference in Oklahoma. Watch here as he gives a mostly tempered response when asked about his views on gay marriage.
Not only did Romney answer that question with no passion but he repeatedly called his position on the issue "his preference". At first glance it seems hard to understand why his campaign would not capitalize on this potential gift, particularly after a rocky primary showed he has problems with Christian evangelicals. Obama's support for gay marriage is just the type of thing Romney needs to energize an unmotivated evangelical base to man phones, knock on doors, and go to the polls.
Then this memo from a top GOP pollster dropped.
"Support for same sex marriage has been growing and in the last few years support has grown at an accelerated rate with no sign of slowing down. ..."
I think it’s very wise to let it lay out there like the stink bomb it is, and let his statements speak for themselves. I think if Romney were to sit and harp on the issue, it might backfire on him. Everyone knows about it now and it. bodes better for whomever shuts up about it than whomever keeps talking it up. My sister and bro-in-law switched allegiance over this, very quietly, today they admitted.
The problem is Mitt did not remain quiet. Without prompting, he came right out volunteered that he supported the back door (no pun intended) gay marriage attempt — gays adopting. This is similar to his long time support for gays in the military when he tried to comfort the gays by saying it would happen “when the time is right.”
It is one thing to be quiet and let your enemy destroy themselves, but it is another to willingly join them and take the destruction on yourself.
The left believes they have won the cultural war, and that Americans will support them on the gay marriage issue, at least long enough to distract people from the fact that they aren’t working, and can’t afford the gas to look for work. The left has misjudged the consequences of this move.
if the actual numbers of young people turning ‘gay’ has dropped over the past decade, how could acceptance be increasing?
Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Cliff Asness — three hedge fund managers and major players in donor circles — each cut six-figure checks toward the landmark effort to legalize gay marriage in New York.
Singer, the intensely-private head of Elliott Associates, has been especially active in donating to groups aimed at legalizing gay marriage in different states over the last five years, concurrent with his rise as one of the Republican party’s mot prominent bundlers and donors to party committees. According to a recent New York Times story, Singer has donated $8 million to pro-gay marriage efforts since 2007.
He’s also helped raise more than $1 million for Romney’s campaign, as well as donated another $1 million to the super PAC supporting the all-but-assured Republican nominee.
The s.o.b.'s have been working on buying the GOP for 12 years now. The Loggies were wooing Dubya in 2000 and got a lot of positive response -- including the appointment of Mehlman, who was still closeted. The Bush family has been surrounded by an Oort cloud of homosexuals for years -- what the hell is up with that?
Now Grover Norquist and Ann Coulter are hanging out with them 24/7. Mary Matalin sang their praises, and single-sex "marriage" claims, back in 2000 when she was working advance for Dubya with the Loggies.
"Asness" -- perfect. The perfect, Babylonian-degenerate, pluperfect name for the entire RiNO wing of the GOP. Let's call it "the Asness Lobby". It could double as a form of address: "Hello, your Asness." "Good morning, your Asness." "Would you like a fresh Brazilian boy sent up, your Asness?"
The new, gay spirit of the Republican National Committee -- and the Romney campaign.
It's news -- the GOP is going to hell in a sodomite handbasket, and the queers in media are keeping it out of the newspapers.
Obviously. I’m sick to death about hearing of anything queer, including this. Aren’t you?
Where’s the link?
Next thing you know, they'll be in the schools ..... </s>
Is that your version of the "economic conservative" chant, "there is no politics except economics" and "we have no issues with statism except economic issues"?
If you do not engage the full spectrum of mainstream concerns, you will not receive the full measure of mainstream support. RiNO's who don't want to talk about social issues are really liberals who know how to count, period. They are not our friends.
Lesbians represent a tiny, minuscule percentage of the electorate -- one or two percent, at most. So how did the AFT wind up being run by a lesbian?
FR's thread on Star Parker's column is here:
“Is that your version of the “economic conservative” chant, “there is no politics except economics” and “we have no issues with statism except economic issues”?”
Nope. It’s my version of “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”