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Gay Marriage Issue Actually Helps GOP

cammmmm Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:13 AM
exactly most of my generation think it is ridiculous that the repub. party is so focused on supposed family value issues, guess what your idea of family may not be mine...its 2012, get it...abortion, gay marriage, christian blah blah blah... whats funny is i have plenty of friends who are fiscally conserv. but wouldnt touch the rep. party with a ten foot pole for its right wing, govt. stay out of our lives except for abortion, gay rights, etc, etc, you guys have alienated a large part of the major future voting block of this country.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:02 PM


We expect the GOP to uphold self-respect among Americans. Social issues are what concern decent human beings. Depravity has no place in political issues. The ones desperately hoping to change our laws are homosexuals and lesbians; not upright citizens. There is no average voter who favors sodomy and depraved vice.
Mary973 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:02 AM
Agree, the Repubs need to go back to the limited gov positions, which are attractive to the majority of the American voters. The social issues are a losing proposition, most should actually be left to the states to decide, as gay marriage has been. The fiscal positions are the winning positions for the party. In 4 years this will become more obvious, but the Repubs will need a candidate that the average voter can identify as "one of them", and not one of the so called 1%.
Conventional wisdom argues that opposition to gay marriage hurt Republicans in the recent election cycle, but nothing in the numbers suggests that this is true.
 
In the four liberal states where advocates for same-sex marriage won their victories, the redefinition of marriage proved much less popular than Barack Obama. In Maryland, for instance, Obama cruised to victory with 62 percent of the vote, but same-sex marriage squeaked by with just 52 percent. In other words, more than one out of six of Obama supporters voted with Republicans, not their fellow Democrats, against same sex marriage.
 
In Maryland, Maine, Washington...