Rick Perry Backs A Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

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    Jul 31, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/perry-backs-constitutional-limit-marriage-181232617.html

    Looks like we have yet another anti-gay religious right Repub running for president.
    Just what we need, eh?
    Like there was a lack of anti-gay religious right extremists running for the Repub nomination?
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    Jul 31, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    There is always room for another clown in the Republican’s big tent


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    Jul 31, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    There was a rumor (even in the Austin newspaper) a while back that he's gay but it went away VERY quickly. He is pretty much scum. Don't know how he keeps getting reelected. Everyone I talk to can't stand him.

    He hasn't officially stated he is running for president but I'm sure he is waiting for his prayer rally in Houston. We'll just see if his speakers make an embarrassment for him like this guy that is supposed to be a speaker:



  • smudgedude

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    Aug 01, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    what a toolbag
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    Aug 01, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    he can't be gay.

    not with a hairstyle like that icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 01, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    This is more reason to try to take back the GOP from these religious, right wing lunatics and push all of them into the outermost fringes of American society.
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    Aug 01, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us - gay rights are an issue that the GOP is going to have start at least acknowledge are not going to go away. There's no way he'll get the nomination to run.
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    Aug 01, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    "I'm all for state's rights---until I don't want them to have the rights I don't like"
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    Aug 01, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    did someone say clown?

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    Aug 01, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Yes, a couple of days ago in this forum were a bunch of States' Rights tools licking his taint because of his "let New Yorkers do what New Yorkers do" stance from last week. I get weary explaining this to them over and over again: your fucking party is the party of bigots.

    Get rid of the bigots and someone will give their "smaller government" argument some actual credence.
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    Aug 01, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    Why am I not surprised...
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    Aug 01, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYes, a couple of days ago in this forum were a bunch of States' Rights tools licking his taint because of his "let New Yorkers do what New Yorkers do" stance from last week. I get weary explaining this to them over and over again: your fucking party is the party of bigots.

    Get rid of the bigots and someone will give their "smaller government" argument some actual credence.


    Yea....we should totally put down anyone who advocates the 10th Amendment (and the whole concept of federalism) because some bigots may vote in the same party.

    Your advice might draw more "credence" if your tone sounded like the 40-something year-old man you are instead of a sarcastic high-school kid.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    Defenseon saidUnfortunately for him and fortunately for us - gay rights are an issue that the GOP is going to have start at least acknowledge are not going to go away. There's no way he'll get the nomination to run.


    No way Perry gets nominated? Three of our last 9 presidents were from Texas: LBJ, Bush41, Bush43. In 5 of our last 9 presidential elections, one of the candidates was from Texas: LBJ (once), Bush41 (twice), Bush43 (twice.)

    Over the last 30 years, the gap between rich and poor has grown, and continues to grow. However, the wealthy are a minority, and would lose elections on economic issues alone.

    Enter the non-economic "wedge" issues. For a long time it was race, with the "Willy Horton" ad the ugliest, but most effective sales pitch to make the average voter to forget about economic issues.

    The right wing fringe has taken over the Republican party, and they have a new wedge issue: us. The backlash against gay rights will be at least equal in magnitude to the gains which we have recently made. In response to expected anti-gay propaganda, homophobic Americans, motivated by fear, will have high voting participation rates. It's going to be very ugly.

    It's best to prepare for the backlash now, and demonstrate that the typical gay is not somebody in drag at a Pride Parade. And not just Pride Parades, think Folsom Street Fair.

    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    field123 saidYea....we should totally put down anyone who advocates the 10th Amendment (and the whole concept of federalism) because some bigots may vote in the same party.
    Credence cuts both ways. Being taken seriously at the dinner table means being one of creatures who use utensils. And read the 14th Amendment today.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYes, a couple of days ago in this forum were a bunch of States' Rights tools licking his taint because of his "let New Yorkers do what New Yorkers do" stance from last week. I get weary explaining this to them over and over again: your fucking party is the party of bigots.

    Get rid of the bigots and someone will give their "smaller government" argument some actual credence.


    But all those small government types are the same types that think the EPA is evil.
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    Aug 02, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    field123 said
    mickeytopogigio said

    Yea....we should totally put down anyone who advocates the 10th Amendment (and the whole concept of federalism) because some bigots may vote in the same party.

    Your advice might draw more "credence" if your tone sounded like the 40-something year-old man you are instead of a sarcastic high-school kid.


    "some bigots may vote in the same party?" The problem isn't that some do, it's the fact that so many do AND it is so tolerated at all levels in the GOP. And I vote Republican 60% of the time. I have a couple of friends who actually converted from Republican to Independent because they volunteered for the GOP and witnessed a lot of the racists and homophobic comments among the voters and other volunteers.

    If you really believe that this is about the 10th amendment, I'd like to suggest that you come out from behind your historical and government education and start asking common Republicans on the street who are anti-gay/gay marriage why they feel that way. Also try flipping through the responses on conservative blogs and web articles on gay marriage. And start listening to pastors of churches in the Republican south. The 10th amendment, my friend, is the last thing on their mind. The Republican party is not "inclusive".
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    Aug 02, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    Excuse me. I live in the South and I am very aware of the bigotry that abounds here. Most Republicans who are anti-gay marriage hold that opinion for strictly religious reasons (which are diminishing as the guiding principles of the Right).

    All I am saying is that it is not wrong to advocate states' sovereignty on non-Constitutional issues. Gay marriage is not such an issue, YET. That means that I am in favor of states like NY legalizing these unions until the SCOTUS protects gay marriage, probably under the 14th Amendment.