Conservatives target Republicans who back gay marriage: 'You could lose your career'>>>BUT VOTE REPUBLICAN SAYS THE CONSERVAPOSSE!!

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    Jun 24, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    By Miranda Leitsinger, msnbc.com

    One year after New York lawmakers voted to make same-sex marriage legal in the state, opponents of gay marriage are pledging to unseat the Republicans whose support was key to the law's passage, saying they want to send a message to other legislators that there are “consequences” to their votes.

    The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, says it is funneling $2 million into the state to oust three state senators who voted to support the legislation. All three, Sens. Roy McDonald, Stephen Saland and Mark Grisanti, are facing primary challenges. A fourth GOP senator, Jim Alesi, already has said he won’t seek a ninth term due to local opposition over his pro-gay marriage stance.

    Alesi, 64, and his three fellow GOP senators joined 29 Democrats on June 24, 2011, to give the bill a 33-29 victory. Though Alesi told msnbc.com he was

    sad to leave office, he said the vote on gay marriage was "irrevocable" and decried the actions of NOM as "purely revenge" and "blind hatred."

    "The focal point of running against good candidates (his three fellow GOP senators) ... is nothing more than a bag of rocks that they’re carrying around and they’ll have to carry them for a long, long time because marriage isn’t going anywhere, it’s here,” he said

    Brian Brown, executive director of NOM, doesn't shy away from the fact his group is hoping to intimidate wavering lawmakers into opposing gay marriage.

    “The message is clear, that supporting same-sex marriage is a losing issue, not a winning issue,” Brown told msnbc.com. “You could lose your career over supporting same-sex marriage.”

    He also doesn't buy the argument that gay marriage is a settled issue in New York, even though a May 2012 poll by Quinnipac University found the state's voters support same-sex marriage 54 to 37 percent.

    "If we don’t get a vote this year, we’re going to work to get one next year. We’re not going away," Brown said. "I think it’s just wishful thinking to say that once you have same-sex marriage the fight’s over. It’s not."

    Toward that end, NOM has spent $400,000 on issue ads, billboards, automated calls and direct mail as well as made direct donations through its New York PAC. It is planning to spend another $1.6 million to try to unseat McDonald, Saland and Grisanti as a result of their gay marriage votes.
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Ummmmm....earth-to-RLD....please cite a single post in which any member of the conservaposse urged you or anyone else to vote any way at all. Vote for whoever the hell you want. As for this silly article you posted from (shocker) MSNBC.com...so the right wing nuts like Brian Brown of NOM have their panties in a wad over same-sex marriage getting passed in New York -- no surprise there --- too bad! They need to get over it! Gay Republicans obviously do not agree with Brian Brown -- probably on anything. NOM is what it is...they have a right to their opinion...they are not going to sit down and shut up. However, slowly but surely they are losing the fight, and this makes us all quite pleased.
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    Jun 24, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidUmmmmm....earth-to-RLD....please cite a single post in which any member of the conservaposse urged you or anyone else to vote any way at all. Vote for whoever the hell you want. As for this silly article you posted from (shocker) MSNBC.com...so the right wing nuts like Brian Brown of NOM have their panties in a wad over same-sex marriage getting passed in New York -- no surprise there --- too bad! They need to get over it! Gay Republicans obviously do not agree with Brian Brown -- probably on anything. NOM is what it is...they have a right to their opinion...they are not going to sit down and shut up. However, slowly but surely they are losing the fight, and this makes us all quite pleased.











    UMMMM ??? WHAAAAAAAT ???



    These miriad of SoCal and other Conservaposse topics and their rhetorical partisan antics aren't for "urging" me and everyone else to vote Republican ?


    Come on CJ !! You know better !!!
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 24, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Mitt Romney has donated thousands of dollars to the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, which exists solely to deny civil rights to gay Americans. I wonder if any of the targeted GOP politicians are still supporting Romney, who is helping bankroll the end of their careers.

    The Republicans' blind hatred of gay people seems to be getting stronger and more irrational each year. They are okay with losing legislative seats just to punish any Republicans who exhibit glimmers of tolerance for gay Americans.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 24, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    realifedad said

    These miriad of SoCal and other Conservaposse topics and their rhetorical partisan antics aren't for "urging" me and everyone else to vote Republican ?


    Come on CJ !! You know better !!!



    No, I think they are expressing an opinion with links and other stories to back that opinion up. I don't recall ever seeing anyone among the conservaposse urging ANYONE to vote any way.