Bauer: Republicans can win if they are more anti-gay

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    Nov 13, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/politics/2012/11/12/gary-bauer-insists-republicans-would-win-if-only-they-were-more-antigay

    "There's been research done on Hispanic voters on what motivates them," he said excitedly, offering a list of issues before making his claim that Republicans should go even more anti-abortion and antigay. "The research also shows that Hispanics are overwhelmingly pro-life and pro-family. You're suggesting that we drop issues that we might have the best chance to appeal to those voters about."

    My god.
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    As Republicans argue about the future of their party, Gary Bauer claims the way to lure minority voters into the fold is by amplifying their antigay policy positions.

    A page taken straight from the NOM strategy.
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    Doubtless our very own Freedumbisfree will give this one an enthusiastic thumbs up.
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    Nov 13, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles saidhttp://www.advocate.com/politics/2012/11/12/gary-bauer-insists-republicans-would-win-if-only-they-were-more-antigay

    "There's been research done on Hispanic voters on what motivates them," he said excitedly, offering a list of issues before making his claim that Republicans should go even more anti-abortion and antigay. "The research also shows that Hispanics are overwhelmingly pro-life and pro-family. You're suggesting that we drop issues that we might have the best chance to appeal to those voters about."

    My god.

    a) How much more anti-gay can Republicans be?: They already opposed the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, they support DOMA, they want to amend the US Constitution to ban ALL forms of government recognition of same-sex relationships (even civil unions and domestic partnerships, even overturning state laws that allow recognition of same-sex relationships), they think all businesses should be able to discriminate against gay people in employment and accommodation, they oppose same-sex couples adopting children, etc....

    b) A majority of Latinos support same-sex marriage. So if Bauer thinks Republicans will get more Latino votes by being anti-gay, he has a losing strategy here.