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Gay Marriage Issue Actually Helps GOP

Mary973 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 1:15 AM
Oh, come on. You are misguided in your belief that those who voted for Romney did so because of racism. I assure you the vast majority of Reps and Indep who voted for Romney, did so because of economic concerns for the country. MSNBC is incorrect in their presumptions of racism running rampant in the Rep party. This is 2012.
zwheaton Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 3:15 AM
Stuck up white people weren't being racist, they just really really wanted a white President again and not a black one.
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...