View Poll Results: How would it affect your vote if the republican party did not oppose SSM?

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  • I would not vote republican if they did not support a ban on SSM

    3 8.33%
  • I would be less likely to vote republican

    3 8.33%
  • I would be more likely to vote republican

    8 22.22%
  • It would have no effect on my vote

    15 41.67%
  • Other, don't know

    7 19.44%
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Thread: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Coming or going to or from the U.S.?
    We don't need exit visas in America yet, do we? Such degree of Sovietization would require heavier socialists (Ok, "statists", to avoid semantic brawls) than Bush Jr and Obama.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Ha! I'm not saying I support them in their delusional fancies, I'm just saying as of right now, there aren't any real viable options for them. You can say Dems but as I alluded, to avoid getting your feet wet you don't dive in head first. As for 3rd parties well, they'll show up to hear what they have to say, they'll wear the buttons, hold the signs, chant the slogans, but at the end of the day, they're gonna stick with the devil they know and love.
    I'm not saying Dems and I'm not saying third parties. I am saying depressed voter base leading to lower social conservative turnout, which will hurt Republican prospects in the swing states.

    A GOP that doesn't have an active social conservative base is a GOP that looks like this:



    That's all

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    We don't need exit visas in America yet, do we? Such degree of Sovietization would require heavier socialists (Ok, "statists", to avoid semantic brawls) than Bush Jr and Obama.
    No, but I can see support for an "exit tax" on wealth over a certain portion arising. "You didn't build that, so why should we let you take it with you".

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP - First Read



    In the week since this report came out, the RNC resolution committee passed a resolution reaffirming support for a constitutional amendment banning SSM. I should also mention for clarity that part of the letter dealt with abortion, but by reports the primary focus was on same sex marriage. I am not trying to misrepresent the letter, but focusing on the part that actually interests me.

    Now, my question, for those who vote republican all or much of the time: would you withdraw your support from the republican party, voting for another party or not at all, if the republican party did not oppose same sex marriage? Please only vote in the poll if you vote republican at least regularly, say 1/3 of the time or more. Not getting votes from those who rarely vote republican is not a big thing.
    There are many reasons why I won't vote (R) anymore. Gay marriage is not even on the first 40 pages of that list.
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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm not saying Dems and I'm not saying third parties. I am saying depressed voter base leading to lower social conservative turnout, which will hurt Republican prospects in the swing states.

    A GOP that doesn't have an active social conservative base is a GOP that looks like this:




    That's all
    Yeah, I can agree with you on apathy setting in, but for how long? A midterm? a term? Sooner or later they'll be back.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Yeah, I can agree with you on apathy setting in, but for how long? A midterm? a term? Sooner or later they'll be back.
    Ah. It's okay if we lose several elections and set the US on a nigh-on-irreversible course, because when it's too late a certain portion of those voters may come back and help us be a permanent protest minority. That's a great plan.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Ah. It's okay if we lose several elections and set the US on a nigh-on-irreversible course, because when it's too late a certain portion of those voters may come back and help us be a permanent protest minority. That's a great plan.
    Permanent protest minority status is more than likely the best social conservatives can hope for.

    Times are changing. What needs to happen is social conservatives need to concentrate their efforts on religious liberty. Making sure that the Sep of Church and State keeps the State out of Church matters.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP - First Read



    In the week since this report came out, the RNC resolution committee passed a resolution reaffirming support for a constitutional amendment banning SSM. I should also mention for clarity that part of the letter dealt with abortion, but by reports the primary focus was on same sex marriage. I am not trying to misrepresent the letter, but focusing on the part that actually interests me.

    Now, my question, for those who vote republican all or much of the time: would you withdraw your support from the republican party, voting for another party or not at all, if the republican party did not oppose same sex marriage? Please only vote in the poll if you vote republican at least regularly, say 1/3 of the time or more. Not getting votes from those who rarely vote republican is not a big thing.
    I will vote for the conservative, be they Democrat or Republican, and ssm isn't on my radar. I'm simply unconcerned about ssm at all either way.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Permanent protest minority status is more than likely the best social conservatives can hope for.

    Times are changing. What needs to happen is social conservatives need to concentrate their efforts on religious liberty. Making sure that the Sep of Church and State keeps the State out of Church matters.
    I wouldn't disagree with the latter, but I see no reason to suppose the inevitability of the former.

    Folks talk about how we are moving into the "21st Century" as though all of these mores and norms were new. They aren't. They are 3rd Century, 2nd Century. We've been here before.

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    Re: For Republicans/Conservatives: Party Support and SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I wouldn't disagree with the latter, but I see no reason to suppose the inevitability of the former.

    Folks talk about how we are moving into the "21st Century" as though all of these mores and norms were new. They aren't. They are 3rd Century, 2nd Century. We've been here before.
    Yes all that we have has been. However, what had been was new, we faced it, overcame it, conquered it and ourselves. Now we are in a state of regression. Once we lose that which we've had, we shall never be able to reclaim it again.

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