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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #1
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RNC chief: Gay marriage will burden small business

RNC chief: Gay marriage will burden small business









AP Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks during the National Rifle Association's











By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press Writer Russ Bynum, Associated Press Writer Sat May 16, 12:46 pm ET

SAVANNAH, Ga. Republicans can reach a broader base by recasting gay marriage as an issue that could dent pocketbooks as small businesses spend more on health care and other benefits, GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Saturday.

Steele said that was just an example of how the party can retool its message to appeal to young voters and minorities without sacrificing core conservative principles. Steele said he used the argument weeks ago while chatting on a flight with a college student who described herself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal on issues like gay marriage.

"Now all of a sudden I've got someone who wasn't a spouse before, that I had no responsibility for, who is now getting claimed as a spouse that I now have financial responsibility for," Steele told Republicans at the state convention in traditionally conservative Georgia. "So how do I pay for that? Who pays for that? You just cost me money."

As Steele talked about ways the party could position itself, he also poked fun at his previous pledge to give the GOP a "hip-hop makeover."

"You don't have to wear your pants cut down here or the big bling," he said.

Vermont and Iowa have legalized gay marriage in recent weeks, and a Quinnipiac University poll released in April found that 57 percent of people questioned support civil unions that provide marriage-like rights. Although 55 percent said they opposed gay marriage, the poll indicated a shift toward more acceptance.

The chief of the Republican National Committee has been criticized by some social conservatives in recent weeks after GQ magazine quoted him as saying he opposed gay marriage but wasn't going to "beat people upside the head about it."

Steele, a Catholic and former Maryland lieutenant governor, was elected chairman of the committee earlier







This is proof that the RNC doesn't give a shit about gays. Not in the posturing self-righteous way they've been talking about gays - how immoral we are, how anti-Christian, etc. etc. etc. Now it's all about how much equality will cost.

In other words: scapegoat a minority for WHATEVER REASON THEY CAN COME UP WITH to blame them for the problems that the vast majority have caused (not the minority being charged) and present bigotry in an all new way.

Geesus. And people will FALL for t his.

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The whole thing is a marketing ploy by both sides...

SELLING HOMOSEXUALITY TO AMERICA
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If gays would just stay in their designated zones and stop destroying the rain forests, we wouldn't have problems like this.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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If gays would just stay in their designated zones and stop destroying the rain forests, we wouldn't have problems like this.
Yoo soo stoopid. LOL.
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If gays would just stay in their designated zones and stop destroying the rain forests, we wouldn't have problems like this.




Oh, you always get that wrong...it's repubs...if REPUBS would just stay in their designated zone....
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Now it's all about how much equality will cost.




Gays are equal. They are equally permitted to marry someone of the opposite gender just like I am. That's equality. We don't give "special" rights to multi-personality disorder patients and allow them to get two or three different drivers licenses. Why should gays get special rights?
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Gays are equal. They are equally permitted to marry someone of the opposite gender just like I am.
That's like passing a law forbidding Yarmulkes and other Jewish symbology, and saying that Jews are equal. That they are free to wear a Christian cross just like the Christian is.



This type of thinking was rejected in Loving v Virginia.

The white man was forbidden from marrying a black woman, just like a black man was forbidden from marrying a white woman.



That's not equality.
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Addressing the subject line of this thread, the "gay marriage will burden small business" claim is a bogus one.



At the link (you may have to scroll up) you will find one of the head people of NOM (the group that drooled over Prejean) being ripped to shreds for misrepresentation on the issue.



The right-wing anti-gay groups don't know how to do real research, so they misrepresent the work of others. That's what they did here.

Gay marriage will NOT "burden small business".



Video: Brian Brown gives bad talking head - Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor
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Addressing the subject line of this thread, the "gay marriage will burden small business" claim is a bogus one.



At the link (you may have to scroll up) you will find one of the head people of NOM (the group that drooled over Prejean) being ripped to shreds for misrepresentation on the issue.



The right-wing anti-gay groups don't know how to do real research, so they misrepresent the work of others. That's what they did here.

Gay marriage will NOT "burden small business".



Video: Brian Brown gives bad talking head - Good As You:: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor
I'm just trtipping on you turning your whole sig line into a homage to Fxashun. LOL.
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Old May 18th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #10
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I'm just trtipping on you turning your whole sig line into a homage to Fxashun. LOL.
If you think that's an "homage", that says a lot about you...



Then again, you're not here for any sorts of personal relationships.

Your here to get attention, even if you have to piss on the rug to get it...
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