GOP Senator supports gay marriage and says: 'F--- It, I Don't Care What You Think'

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    Jul 04, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/new-york-gay-marriage_n_878358.html

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    Republican New York State Senator Roy McDonald is one of the few Republicans who's said he will vote to legalize gay marriage in New York.

    Reacting to pressure from the Conservative Party, anti-gay marriage groups, and religious leaders, McDonald gave a statement to the press which included a remarkable quote.

    From The New York Daily News:

    "You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing," McDonald, 64, told reporters.

    "You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don't care what you think. I'm trying to do the right thing.

    "I'm tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I'm trying to do the right thing, and that's where I'm going with this."

    McDonald's support for the gay marriage bill leaves it only one vote shy of having enough support to be made into law. Today, senate Republicans met behind closed doors and say they're undecided if they'll let the bill come to the floor.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg--an outspoken gay marriage advocate and the single biggest donor to New York Republican senators--visited Albany today to try to persuade a handful of undecided Republican senators to vote 'yes' on the historic measure. Bloomberg has publicly threatened to stop funding any Republican who doesn't vote for gay marriage.
  • rnch

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    Jul 04, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    atta boy icon_exclaim.gif our country needs more politicians like this man icon_exclaim.gif


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    Jul 04, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    rnch saidatta boy icon_exclaim.gif our country needs more politicians like this man icon_exclaim.gif


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    I just LOVE an outspoken, center-right Republican! It's so...refreshing. The fact that he sees and knows that "everything isn't black and white, good and bad, and [that] you try to do the right thing" is remarkable. God Bless him.
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    Jul 04, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    Great topic and good for him for standing up and doing the right thing!
  • GQjock

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    Jul 04, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Good for Him
    But do we really need to have republicans dragging their feet on Every Single Civil Rights issue???

    Or are they going to remain the anti-gay party forever?
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    Jul 04, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    GQjock saidGood for Him
    But do we really need to have republicans dragging their feet on Every Single Civil Rights issue???

    Or are they going to remain the anti-gay party forever?


    I've been thinking about that too. The current party is nothing like the more reasonable, moderate Republican Party of years gone by. But, I do see some hope in the younger Republicans and Independents and Libertarians; they are pretty socially progressive and see that things aren't as black and white as they seem.

    Personally, I see that quite a few of the far-far-right Republicans are operating in a state of constant fear about almost everything and it's really a bad way to live and run for office. But, playing up on the fears of your constituents is a great way to gain votes and money.