Repuiblicans abandoning the anti gay agenda?

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    Cheney has begun the slow turn from anti gay rhetoric to a more moderate position on gay marriage, saying that he has no problem with it. McCain's daughter has been vocal about a more open stance for gays in the Republican party.

    Will the homophobes and evangelicals stand for it? What is the backlash and how much will it cost the Republicans?
     
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    Sorry to break the news to you, SW, but this has been Cheney's position for quite some time.

    August 2004:

    Cheney breaks rank on same-sex marriage:
    Vice president refers to daughter as lesbian publicly for 1st time
     
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    I understand. But I'm not sure eveyone understands the position he takes. I do wonder that if talking about it, having it published, will have an effect on some party members who would probably prefer he didn't comment in public about it more than he has to.
     
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    I'm not sure that Cheney's position on the subject will matter. It's been widely known that this is his position for a while now and I think most people in "the party" recognize that it stems primarily from having a daughter who is a lesbian. He loves and accepts his daughter. There is no denying how his experiences with his daughter have helped form his opinion. I realize that his favoring same sex marriage would strike a lot of people as being incongruous with what they think they know about the man, but ultimately, he is a father who supports his kids. If people have a problem with that, meh, they can stuff it.
     
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    And he also sees it as a states rights issue.
     
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    That is what I understand. I'm totally with him on the issue.

    Just wondering how some of the hardliners might think about it.
     
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    I think you put too much importance on what Chenney thinks or says...just like Biden. I could care less what Chenney's stance is on gay marriage. He doesn't have any pull in that arena....just like Biden doesn't have any pull in ... well.... ANY arena. I don't care what Biden says either. Except that is usually causes Robert Gibbs to cringe because he knows he is going to have to come up with a good explanation for what Biden REALLY was trying to say. And that always gives me some comic relief. I will say one thing for Gibbs... he's pretty good at covering up the gaffes and racial faux pas.
     
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    Slow turn? He moved his position 5 years ago! Backlash on the republicans? I don't see it costing anything. The sitting president opposes same sex marriage...what does that do to democrats? Oh...wait...nothing...he's not in a pageant.
     
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    I would argue his position is more of one of inclusion than almost anyone on the left on the matter of same sex marriage.
     
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    Seems Willy is another victim of the media shuck and jive.
     

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