Prominent Republicans sign off on same-sex marriage

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More betrayal from the GOP. More reason to stop registering yourself as a Republican.
For the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party boldly proclaimed its platform as “Renewing American Values.” Among the “American values” the Republican Party vowed to “renew” was “Preserving and Protecting Traditional Marriage”:
“The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation. It has been proven by both experience and endless social science studies that traditional marriage is best for children. Children raised in intact married families are more likely to attend college, are physically and emotionally healthier, are less likely to use drugs or alcohol, engage in crime, or get pregnant outside of marriage. The success of marriage directly impacts the economic well-being of individuals. Furthermore, the future of marriage affects freedom. The lack of family formation not only leads to more government costs, but also to more government control over the lives of its citizens in all aspects. We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage. We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.”
Blah, blah, blah.
All lies.
Right after Mitt Romney “lost” (see “22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election”) the presidential election to the POS, noises began within the GOP and among so-called conservative pundits (like Sean Hannity) that, to win, the Republican Party should try to become “more appealing” to certain demographic groups, such as women and Hispanics.
In other words, transform the GOP into a paler version of the Democratic Party by pandering to those groups and to hell with principles, values and beliefs! As if Democrat voters would actually be fooled and so switch to a paler imitation of the Democratic Party.
Now we can attach names to some of those voices.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports for the New York Times, Feb. 26, 2013 that “dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.”
The document will be submitted this week to the Supreme Court in support of a suit seeking to strike down Proposition 8, a California ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, and all similar bans. The court will hear back-to-back arguments next month in that case and another pivotal gay rights case that challenges the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Legal analysts said the brief had the potential to sway conservative justices as much for the prominent names attached to it as for its legal arguments. The list of signers includes a string of Republican officials and influential thinkers — 75 as of Monday evening — who are not ordinarily associated with gay rights advocacy, including some who are speaking out for the first time and others who have changed their previous positions.
Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, who came out as gay several years ago, has spent months in quiet conversations with fellow Republicans to gather signatures for the brief. He is on the board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which brought the suit against Prop. 8.
Among the 75 RINO signatories of the brief are:

  • Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor, who favored civil unions but opposed same-sex marriage during his 2012 presidential bid.
  • Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey.
  • William Weld and Jane Swift, both former governors of Massachusetts.
  • Meg Whitman, who supported Proposition 8 when she ran for California governor.
  • Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Richard Hanna of New York.
  • Stephen J. Hadley, a Bush national security adviser.
  • Carlos Gutierrez, a commerce secretary to Mr. Bush.
  • James B. Comey, a top Bush Justice Department official.
  • David A. Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s first budget director.
  • Deborah Pryce, a former member of the House Republican leadership from Ohio who is retired from Congress.
  • Steve Schmidt, who was a senior adviser to the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona.

Some high-profile Republicans who support same-sex marriage — including Laura Bush, the former first lady; Dick Cheney, the former vice president; and Colin L. Powell, a former secretary of state — were not on the list as of Monday.
The presence of so many well-known former officials suggests that once Republicans are out of public life they feel freer to speak out against the party’s official platform, which calls for amending the Constitution to define marriage as “the union of one man and one woman.”
“The ground on this is obviously changing, but it is changing more rapidly than people think,” said John Feehery, a Republican strategist and former House leadership aide who did not sign the brief. “I think that Republicans in the future are going to be a little bit more careful about focusing on these issues that tend to divide the party.”
If the above doesn’t convince you that you’re wasting your time and $ with the GOP, take a look at my post of November 15, 2012, Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud.
So what’s next on the fickle Republican elite’s agenda?
How about abortion?
Why not? After all, those single women whose votes the GOP so covets are pro-abortion, and the party has to change to become more appealing to women! — and to Hell with the sanctity of human, albeit yet unborn, life,

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0 responses to “Prominent Republicans sign off on same-sex marriage

  1. As I’ve said before, I’ve probably voted for the last time!

  2. This story goes to prove their ain’t a dimes worth of difference between the Repukelicans and the Democraps . The next time anybody gets a fund raising letter from the former , send them back a penny . As you would tip for bad service at a restaurant .

  3. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this revealing post. I will quote St. Thomas More for the Republican party, since they are selling the core values of the party for votes. This is what St. Thomas More said to Richard Rich, the attorney general for Wales at the time. Thomas, during his trial before the English Court, cross-examined Richard Rich and asked him to identify the necklace he was wearing. Richard identified it as the seal of Wales. Thomas then said to Richard, “Richard, it profiteth a man nothing to sell his soul for the whole world, but for Wales?”

  4. Creepy and shameful.

  5. excellent post Dr.Eowyn! I am done with the U.S.govt. Done trying to reason on anything. They are out to take this Country down. Money,control,power-thats what its all about. They have thier agenda which is evil. I’m waiting for them to be grabbed up by the scruff of the neck and be thrown out the door. Get out of our house you bunch of “Treasonous,Communist, germs”. Remove and replace with “Constitutional Representatives”. Gitmo would be a good place for all of them until we decide what to do with them,(that won’t take long).

  6. The sheeple and their pastors have allowed this. Too busy stuffing themselves with bad food, and even worse “entertainment,” Most people simply do not want to hear anything that chips away at their carefully built up perceptions of what they believe to be true and relevant, no matter how compelling the argument and evidence to refute those beliefs is.
    Oh, you Israel haters out there – tell me how we Christians have done any better than they did?
    Isaiah 30:9-11
    King James Version (KJV)
    9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord:
    10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
    11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

  7. The Fall of Rome and Sodom and Gomorrah….yep…gonna happen!

  8. In the future, if there is one. they will look back and realize these freaks represented only 0.55 percent of all U.S. households. That is the great population of freaks that bullied the whole country into passing a perversion of marriage. They don’t have the numbers so they make up what they don’t have with noise. And what is the noise ? The MSM and Hollywood. What a shame men are cowards when it comes to noise.

  9. Given that none of these “prominent” people are really all that prominent – everyone knew they were “moderates” even when they were running/ working – aren’t we jumping the gun a bit here? I certainly will bail on the GOP when it bails on the issues important to me & I have no doubt that a lot of the DC leadership is really more in line with the Dems than with morals, but if we quit just when the battle starts to get intense, we are handing it to them. I am not going to give up on the battle for this country until it is clearly over…

  10. Yep, yep, it truly leaves us without representation…
    An article that really hit the nail on the head with this at Forbes & it’s a must read if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s time for us to organize a massive, wide scale, political coup on the Republican party & let it go the way of the Whigs. I’d volunteer all the time & effort I had to such a movement. We need an organized effort with a new party. Many have been talking about it too. I’ve seen the name has even caught on in many circles the past week. People really like branding it the Liberty Party.
    About the only way you could convince me to stay with the Repubs is if Dr Benjamin Carson were their candidate in 2016 as I believe that man has enough broad appeal to mop the floor with anyone the Dems put up & he’s exactly what this country needs in so many areas. Could you imagine if we could convince him to represent a new party? That would ensure the death of the Republican party in one sweep! 🙂
    Here’s that article..
    “As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned”

  11. And you’re welcome Dr Eowyn.. Thanks so much for all the great info you give us here. I twitter your write ups a lot. Really good blog. 🙂

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