The pioneer: Dick Cheney from 2000 on gay marriage in his own words

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    May 12, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    This has come up a few times in various threads, and I knew I heard this back in 2000, but was unable to find it. Thanks CNN

    From the VP debates in 2000 ..... for those who claim that he didn't 'come out ' on the issue until after office, this speaks differently. Richard B Cheney is the pioneer at the presidential or vice presidential level.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/bestoftv/2012/05/10/bts-presidential-same-sex-marriage-history.cnn

    You can lots of things about Dick Cheney, but inconsistent isn’t one of them
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    May 12, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    And this was from the debate prior to the election of 2000. Dick wasn't afraid of the evangelical conservatives. Come on Mitt. You're far more to the left of the former VP on just about anything else. You have cover to do what's right. Just do it.
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    May 12, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    That was really illuminating to refresh our memories on the variety of opinions over the past 12 years.. Thanks for posting
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    May 12, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    Best thing for Romney to do is to focus on the economy and Obama's non-performance and not get involved with other issues at this point.
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    May 12, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThat was really illuminating to refresh our memories on the variety of opinions over the past 12 years.. Thanks for posting


    I've been arguing this point because I was absolutely certain that I sat there and watched him say this way back when, but I couldn't prove it because I couldn’t find it. And you know how many have been arguing with me, that no, he didn’t come out for this until he left office.

    Jesus, I wish he was the candidate. For me, he ranks right up there with Barry 'Goldwasser' as my favorite republicans.
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    May 12, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidBest thing for Romney to do is to focus on the economy and Obama's non-performance and not get involved with other issues at this point.



    Agreed! Focus on the issues that affect 100% of all Americans
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    May 12, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Cheney was part of an administration that oversaw the outlawing of gay marriage in more than 20 states. To suggest he's pro-gay marriage because he says so, is ludicrous.
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    May 12, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidCheney was part of an administration that oversaw the outlawing of gay marriage in more than 20 states. To suggest he's pro-gay marriage because he says so, is ludicrous.


    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/bestoftv/2012/05/10/bts-presidential-same-sex-marriage-history.cnn

    so I assume by that, you're going to blame Obama for what just happened in North Carolina.
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    May 12, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidCheney was part of an administration that oversaw the outlawing of gay marriage in more than 20 states. To suggest he's pro-gay marriage because he says so, is ludicrous.


    So you actually think he's just lying about it and really wants to see gay marriage outlawed everywhere?
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    May 12, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidBest thing for Romney to do is to focus on the economy and Obama's non-performance and not get involved with other issues at this point.



    Y not hold Romneys feet to the fire and take him to task for not supporting same sex marriage.
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    May 12, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidBest thing for Romney to do is to focus on the economy and Obama's non-performance and not get involved with other issues at this point.



    Y not hold Romneys feet to the fire and take him to task for not supporting same sex marriage.


    He certainly has plenty of cover to do it if he was a little braver. They didn't burn Cheney at the stake for stating his view before the election in 2000. It's high time he comes out as the social moderate/liberal we know he is.
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    May 12, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
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    catfish5 said
    socalfitness saidBest thing for Romney to do is to focus on the economy and Obama's non-performance and not get involved with other issues at this point.



    Y not hold Romneys feet to the fire and take him to task for not supporting same sex marriage.


    He certainly has plenty of cover to do it if he was a little braver. They didn't burn Cheney at the stake for stating his view before the election in 2000. It's high time he comes out as the social moderate/liberal we know he is.
    And I find it funny that you all blast Biden for 'forcing the Presidents hand' with his public statement.. too bad Cheney is and was such a pussy he kept his trapped shut because he was forced to..
    Cheney has been a coward about this issue for as long as his daughter has been out.
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    May 12, 2012 7:15 PM GMT


    Absolutely ... pictures in cowardice. / sarc

    And absolutely, in 2000 in the VP debates on national television before a national audience, he clearly did NOT keep his mouth shut

    http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t2#/video/bestoftv/2012/05/10/bts-presidential-same-sex-marriage-history.cnn