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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    For ****s sakes....really?

    Republicans = KKK?

    Yeah...I remember going to that GOP Convention the other year. We rounded us up some homo's and strung'em up in a tree before we had the floor vote for our new platform plank.



    Yes...a gay person couldn't possibly actually give a damn about limited government power, reduced federal spending, reduction in government intrusion into the private sector, strong defense, and other traditionally Republican stereotypes.

    No...no, they must vote and care only about "Gay Rights" issues and THAT'S IT.

    This kind of ridiculous stereotyping done in this thread, if it was done coming from the other side about homosexuals, would have cries of "HOMOPHOBES!" being shouted to the heavens...but somehow it's prefectly reasonable to assume every gay person must care about the same things politically to the same degree.
    If you take out the ridiculous KKK reference, there's something there as far as why would they want to be Republicans. I mean there is a subset of Republicans that believes that gays are all going to Hell. I can understand why a gay person would be hesitant to associate with them.


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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    This is what happens when bad political science meets up with bad historical methodology, and a tinge of the eccentric.
    They would have said that in the 1920s. Hitler was just a rabble rouser. He wasn't dangerous. He was just a loud patriot. We can work with him. I'd bet you don't rebut any of the claims in that link. They're all true. Republicans are fascists.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    How dare they not be one issue voters. I bet they're not even artistic.
    Yeah, they're probably not even real gays. I'll bet they aren't gay enough, maybe only half-gay.
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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
    Riiiiight. Because democrat policies have been SO tremendously beneficial to...say...black America...

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    There are certain character flaws which I would consider as being 'unforgivable' in a candidate. People who are for fostering unequal treatment for gay people (unequal treatment for any oppressed group) have a character flaw which cannot be accepted. It speaks either to their willingness to embrace a belief system that is cruel or even to foster such a belief system and extend it (in some cases). As such, no matter how much one might agree with the candidate on other issues, this single issue does in fact morally exclude the candidate from consideration for election.

    This should apply to anyone considering the candidate, but one certainly is surprised when some gay people themselves minimize the significance of this character flaw. One can only assume that gay people are not immune to rationalization. Which is completely unsurprising since they are humans.

    As to the criticism of 'single issue voting'. I will reiterate: There are some issues which speak to the character of the candidate, and which remove that candidate from consideration. This is one of them. When a candidate has shown they don't at all "get" the issues surrounding the matter... like, hospital visitation rights, for example. The insensitivity is not just mind boggling, it is symptomatic of evil.
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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Its official. Gay people should only vote based on whether or not a candidate supports gay marriage and NOT unimportant issues like debt, deficit, unemployment, crime, energy policy, gas prices...

    ****ing fabulous.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If you take out the ridiculous KKK reference, there's something there as far as why would they want to be Republicans. I mean there is a subset of Republicans that believes that gays are all going to Hell. I can understand why a gay person would be hesitant to associate with them.
    ...it was a two sentence post, half of which was that ridiculous KKK reference. It doesn't warrant having it "taken out". Even beyond that, it's an amazingly non-thinking kind of question. There a subset of the Democrat Party that hated the Military back in the Vietnam era, yet I could easily think of reasons why some military men would vote Democratic. Despite what people insulated in our little political bubble may think, many people don't decide their politics singularly based on identity. If you honestly think there is no reason at all why a gay person would ever vote Republican then yes...that's a ridiculous stupid statement no matter which way you slice it. I can understand COMPLETELY why a gay person would be hesitant to associate with Republicans. That's a LOT different than suggesting incredulously that you'd want to know why any gay person would ever consider being a Republican.

    But the fact is, the comment DID include the ridiculous KKK reference as pretty much half of it's entire point and largely providing context to the only other sentence that was stated. Considering she has continued forward to label Republicans as Nazi's and reaffirmed the statement that they're on par with the KKK....yeah, I'm not going to view her deranged comment outside of the very clear, purposeful, twisted context she presented it in.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Riiiiight. Because democrat policies have been SO tremendously beneficial to...say...black America...
    That's a community that's struggled no matter which party is in charge. I'd say they've been failed by the entire political system, not just one party or the other.


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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    ...it was a two sentence post, half of which was that ridiculous KKK reference. It doesn't warrant having it "taken out". Even beyond that, it's an amazingly non-thinking kind of question. There a subset of the Democrat Party that hated the Military back in the Vietnam era, yet I could easily think of reasons why some military men would vote Democratic. Despite what people insulated in our little political bubble may think, many people don't decide their politics singularly based on identity. If you honestly think there is no reason at all why a gay person would ever vote Republican then yes...that's a ridiculous stupid statement no matter which way you slice it. I can understand COMPLETELY why a gay person would be hesitant to associate with Republicans. That's a LOT different than suggesting incredulously that you'd want to know why any gay person would ever consider being a Republican.

    But the fact is, the comment DID include the ridiculous KKK reference as pretty much half of it's entire point and largely providing context to the only other sentence that was stated. Considering she has continued forward to label Republicans as Nazi's and reaffirmed the statement that they're on par with the KKK....yeah, I'm not going to view her deranged comment outside of the very clear, purposeful, twisted context she presented it in.
    There are good reasons why they might want to VOTE Republican. I don't know why they'd want to BE one. Two different things.

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    Re: Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That's a community that's struggled no matter which party is in charge. I'd say they've been failed by the entire political system, not just one party or the other.
    And yet...they offer near blanket support to democrats and if they dare openly support republicans they are hit with some of the most ugly descriptors imaginable.

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