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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So then should pro-life Democrats not vote for Obama? Voting along 1 single issue isn't very rational in my opinion.
    Depends, I think, on your particular litmus test and how important party affiliation or loyalty is. Should someone who is pro-Second Amendment vote for Obama?

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Someone I have come to know as of the past year or so grew up as a conservative and had found themselves in a similar position of being for the institution of marriage which would finally allow him to be wed to the man he will someday love, but still considers his Christian faith as well as his conservative disposition (especially in regards to turning it into a state matter) to be that much more important.

    I could hardly fault those like him. In my area (with the disability rights movement and related developments), it is a heavily Left-wing tendency, whereas I have a certain amount of a conservative streak that is seen as parochial. It is quite easy to see shocked faces when I reveal some of my conservative disposition. It is in some ways seen as a betrayal.
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    It has always amazed me how the Republicans get so many people to vote for them against their own best interest. Seems like another example to me
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Someone I have come to know as of the past year or so grew up as a conservative and had found themselves in a similar position of being for the institution of marriage which would finally allow him to be wed to the man he will someday love, but still considers his Christian faith as well as his conservative disposition (especially in regards to turning it into a state matter) to be that much more important.

    I could hardly fault those like him. In my area (with the disability rights movement and related developments), it is a heavily Left-wing tendency, whereas I have a certain amount of a conservative streak that is seen as parochial. It is quite easy to see shocked faces when I reveal some of my conservative disposition. It is in some ways seen as a betrayal.
    I don't understand why anyone would assume that simply because one is a part of a particular group, this means that there is a uniformity in political POVs.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    The fallacy is this thread is people assuming "gay rights" means one issue. Same kind of people who would think equal rights of any sort are one issue.
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    It has always amazed me how the Republicans get so many people to vote for them against their own best interest. Seems like another example to me
    But they would just as easily counter that their philosophy of conservatism is their best interest.
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The fallacy is this thread is people assuming "gay rights" means one issue. Same kind of people who would think equal rights of any sort are one issue.
    Certainly that is true.
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    sounds like they endorsed him for reason beyond LGBT issues.... and well, nothing really wrong with that I suppose,as there actually are more issues that LGBT issues.

    they should have endorsed Gary Johnson... But I suppose, as many folks tend to do, they wanted to stick with someone who had a chance at winning.

    Yes, most people vote hoping that their vote may actually produce a tangible result.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    It has always amazed me how the Republicans get so many people to vote for them against their own best interest. Seems like another example to me
    are Democrats good for every one of your best interests?

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, most people vote hoping that their vote may actually produce a tangible result.
    probably true...

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