The GOP gay trajectory

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Misty, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Misty
    Offline

    Misty Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,137
    Thanks Received:
    1,897
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    ""Singer has been active in Republican Party politics and was a major contributor to George W. Bush's presidential campaigns.*

    In 2007, Singer led a financial industry fund-raising effort for Rudolph Giuliani, first as regional finance chair and later as senior policy adviser.

    In 2011, Singer played a major role in passing legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in the state of New York by, along with other major GOP donors, throwing his support behind it.

    *In 2011, he donated $1 million to Restore Our Future Inc, the Superpac supporting Mitt Romney.

    In 2012, Singer provided $1 million to start a super PAC named American Unity PAC. According to the New York Times, the PAC's "sole mission will be to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage, in part by helping them to feel financially shielded from any blowback from well-funded groups that oppose it."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/opinion/sunday/the-gops-gay-trajectory.html?pagewanted=all

    Paul Singer (businessman) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Misty
    Offline

    Misty Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,137
    Thanks Received:
    1,897
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,308
    Singer has a gay son he is a huge supporter and donator to the republican party.
    Republicans are going gay and what will liberals do then?

    "While Singer has long been active in GOP politics, he has also been deeply involved in another cause — gay marriage. His son and son-in-law were married in Massachusetts in 2009. And over the course of many years, Singer has given more than $8.5 million to the cause.

    "I believe a generation from now, gay marriage will be seen as a profoundly traditionalizing act. It will have channeled love into the most powerful social institution on earth: marriage itself," said Singer in a video posted on the gay news blog Towleroad.
     
  3. MaxCha
    Offline

    MaxCha Rationality, not Ideology

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Ratings:
    +35
    "Republicans are going gay and what will liberals do then?"

    What's your point? Educated people and people who who understand science and research support equal rights for gay people. Hence the reason a large majority of scientists and most people in academia are considered "liberal" due to their stance on human rights.

    Once the Republican party drops this bullshit Christian Right, then the world would be a smarter, better place and we would no longer have to play ping pong with civil rights.

    Frankly, if Republicans didn't have so many crazy nuts and believed in equal eights for all, I would probably vote more republican as I HATE labor unions and do not support special rights being granted to illegal aliens or people on welfare.

    But until then, I'll stick with the party that's closest to being rational.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Polk
    Offline

    Polk Classic

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    9,752
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Republic of Pequod
    Ratings:
    +569
    Even if the Republican Party drops it's opposition to gay rights, most gay people will likely stay in the Democratic column for a long time. Just like how African-Americans and Jews still are strongly Democratic, even though the Republicans have dropped anti-Semitism and their opposition to civil rights.
     
  5. J.E.D
    Offline

    J.E.D What's tha matta?

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    10,904
    Thanks Received:
    1,774
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,576
    So, Romney will take money from gay people, but can't have one as an adviser. Got it. Thanks for clearing that up :thup:


     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. asaratis
    Offline

    asaratis Uppity Senior Citizen Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    12,285
    Thanks Received:
    2,647
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Stockbridge
    Ratings:
    +4,469
    The Republicans did more in favor of civil rights than the Democrats have ever done. Opposition to civil rights came mainly from Democrats.
     
  7. tererun
    Offline

    tererun BANNED

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Thanks Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    carolinas
    Ratings:
    +159
    You really want us to think republicans are going to support gay marriage? There was an old phrase from when I was a teenager that seems to cover this idea. "and monkeys may fly out of my butt." Sorry, but it seems being pro-gay marriage is pretty much political death on the republican front especially now that they cater to the lunatic fringe of their party. In an attempt to support gay issues I would not even give Romney a fresh batch of santorum.
     
  8. tererun
    Offline

    tererun BANNED

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Thanks Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    carolinas
    Ratings:
    +159
    You do realize that claim has no reality in today's politics since the republicans are the clear enemy of every minority and are the old rich white guy party.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  9. J.E.D
    Offline

    J.E.D What's tha matta?

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    Messages:
    10,904
    Thanks Received:
    1,774
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,576
    Southern Democrats who became Republicans.

    But anyway, never mind what they supported then. The Republican party of today is a shadow of its former self. What once was a reasonable party is now a clown show of anti-gov't extremists and conspiracy theory nutjobs. What are Republicans doing today in support of civil or gay rights? You'll find the answer in actions taken by the GOP-controlled House and comments made by this election's Republican presidential candidates. The answer: nothing.
     
  10. MaxCha
    Offline

    MaxCha Rationality, not Ideology

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Thanks Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Ratings:
    +35
    This statement would be correct if you said "liberals" and "conservatives." But the Democratic party was the party that held the conservative south up until the party social ideology switched in the Nixon years.

    Point is, the same uneducated people in the south and midwest were anti-civil rights, anti-semetic and homophobic. Those people are now the Republicans.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012

Share This Page