Gay Republicans: GOP on 'wrong side of history'

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    Sep 03, 2008 7:54 AM GMT
    Story Highlights

    Log Cabin Republicans say support for same-sex marriage, civil unions increasing

    Group endorses Sen. John McCain, touts his "inclusive" politics

    Gov. Sarah Palin's positions on gay rights mostly unknown, group says


    My two-cents....

    What the Log Cabin Repubs dont get is that the only reason "history" is changing ...so that the Repubs can be on the wrong side of it... is because others are pushing "history" that way. If we waited and relied on the Repubs...it would never change.
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    Sep 03, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    here! here!
    republicans are about going backwards...not forwards. they don't embrace the future...they are afraid of it. Forever backwards...that is what the republican's moto should be.
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    Sep 03, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    Caslon6000 saidGov. Sarah Palin's positions on gay rights mostly unknown, group says


    My two-cents....

    What the Log Cabin Repubs dont get is that the only reason "history" is changing ...so that the Repubs can be on the wrong side of it... is because others are pushing "history" that way. If we waited and relied on the Repubs...it would never change.


    Its good that everyone come into the 21st century and embrace equality, but that "group" is a bunch of fibbers. Palin's attitude towards Gay Right is well known .. www.ontheissues.com has the stuff now but here recapped is the hrc's findings ..

    http://www.hrc.org/11140.htm
    Highlights of Governor Palin’s Anti-Equality Record
    * Prior to being elected governor, Palin supported the 1998 constitutional amendment barring marriage for same-sex couples and has said she would support a ballot measure overturning a state supreme court decision mandating benefits for domestic partners of state employees
    * She is close to “traditional values” groups, like Family Research Council, because she is strongly anti-choice

    Marriage and Relationship Recognition
    * Palin told the Anchorage Daily News that she supported the 1998 constitutional amendment on marriage.
    * "In addition, she told the Daily News that she would support a ballot question that would deny benefits to the domestic partners of public employees, which were ordered by an October 2005 decision of the Alaska Supreme Court" In addition, she told the Daily News that she would support a ballot question that would deny benefits to the domestic partners of public employees, which were ordered by an October 2005 decision of the Alaska Supreme Court, because, she said “honoring the family structure is that important." http://dwb.adn.com/news/politics/elections/governor06/story/8049298p-7942233c.html
    * While she followed the Court’s decision and he also signed legislation –her first legislative act as Governor of Alaska—to put the issue on the April 2007 ballot for a nonbinding advisory vote. This was the only issue on the ballot and that election cost the state taxpayers $1.2 million. This measure passed, but the legislature did not follow the public’s advice and it chose not to take any further action to overturn the court’s decision.
    * She did, however, veto legislation passed by the state legislature in 2006 that would have prohibited providing DP benefits to state workers, in defiance of the Alaska Supreme Court’s ruling. She did this after the Supreme Court had already ruled and the Attorney General (Republican) advised her that the legislation was unconstitutional. Palin went on to state that, as a matter of policy, she was in favor of the bill.

    Ties to Anti-LGBT Groups
    * She will be honored alongside anti-gay Representative Michelle Bachman (R-MN) at an event at the 2008 Republican Convention, the “Life of the Party,” sponsored in part by long-time opponent of GLBT rights, Phyllis Schlafly.

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    Sep 03, 2008 4:35 PM GMT
    Unfortunately the Republican party was hijacked some years ago by the old reactionary, right-wing, socially conservative part of the Democratic party. The more pragmatic part of the party now cannot unhitch themselves from this deadweight that seems to be more comfortable with views that many in Western societies started jettisoning in the 1960s. Some parts of the Republican party are not only in danger of being on the wrong side of history, but evern worse, an irrelevant footnote in history.

    The Democratic party also has their dinosaurs though. The trade unionist wing that tries to turn back the clock to the "good ole days" before gloabalization and free trade also seems to be on the wrong side of history.
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    Sep 03, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
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    Sep 03, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    That picture is wrong McGay.




    The bus should have wheelchair ramp. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 03, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    This is what you Democrats just don't get; "Country First"!

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    Sep 03, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    John43620 saidThis is what you Democrats just don't get; "Country First"!



    I think if McCain really had "country first" on his mind, he wouldn't have
    added this "right winger" to his ticket. There are far more candidates that would have been more prudent to add to his ticket than this woman.
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    Sep 03, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    It truly baffles me how Obama's limited experience as a Senator and no executive experience seems to be okay for him to be President, but Palin's being a Governor running an entire state and its budget, and her other executive experience doesn't seem to be enough according to the democrats for her to be Vice President. Precisely why she will probably turn out to be a brilliant choice by McCain. The democrats took the bait and jumped all over the "experience issue" and it will come to bite them in the ass.