Same-Sex Marriage Becoming Conservative Cause

  • metta

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    Sep 01, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Steve Schmidt, Former McCain Campaign Chief, On Mehlman Fundraiser: Same-Sex Marriage Becoming Conservative Cause

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/mccain-campaign-chief-sch_n_700623.html?ref=fb&src=sp

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    Sep 01, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    Well it's about time! Virtually ALL the uber rightwing parties in europe are accepting of full gay rights. It shouldn't even be an issue.
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    Sep 01, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    I'm dubious. I suspect it's a conservative ploy, a tactic, to weaken gay support for Democrats.

    Remember how gay-friendly George Bush sounded during the 2000 election? Then he turned on us once in office, one of the most gay-hostile Presidents in memory. It's all about tactics.

    Seduce voters to get elected, then screw them. I wouldn't trust a conservative as far as I could throw him. And even the few who might be genuinely pro-gay are outnumbered by those who are gay-hostile.

    And as we all know, conservatives in the Republican Party all vote as a block, and their official Party platform is still virulently anti-gay. They will vote as they are told, and they will be told to vote against gays by their leadership. Is this in doubt? I don't care what individual spokespersons says to deceive us -- what do the elected office holders say, who will actually vote on these issues in Congress and state legislatures?