Democrats set to add gay marriage to official party platform

posted at 6:01 pm on July 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

Might as well, no? Most voters doubtless believe it’s already in the platform, especially after The One’s carefully timed, hypercynical “evolution” this spring. Keeping it out wouldn’t win them any votes at this point but might irritate gay rights supporters, especially the young adults whom they need to turn out in November. Besides, anything O can do to change the subject from his economic record is probably a net positive for him this fall. That’s why he invited Bill Clinton to give the pep talk at the convention instead of Biden. The One can run on Bill’s record instead: Centrism, strong growth, higher taxes on the rich, DOMA, “don’t ask, don’t tell” — no, wait, scratch those last two.

It’s a comfort to know that, after centuries of noncompliance, the Democratic platform now officially comports with “Chicago values”:

Party officials met over the weekend in Minneapolis and approved the first step in the platform-amending process. In two weeks, the entire platform committee will vote on the matter at a meeting scheduled in Detroit. Then, if approved as expected, it would move on to convention delegates in Charlotte, N.C., for final approval in September.

According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis, there was no objection when the issue came up. Though the language that was voted on still could be revised, party officials do not anticipate any major obstacles going forward.

The platform language approved over the weekend also included a condemnation of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing legal same-sex marriages.

The current draft platform, authored a few months ago, mentions the “freedom to marry” for gay couples. Wonder how this language would have ended up if The One had kept up his charade on SSM:

A draft plank circulated in February — before the president’s endorsement — read: “We support the full inclusion of all families in the life of our nation, with equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law, including the freedom to marry. Government has no business putting barriers in the path of people seeking to care for their family members, particularly in challenging economic times. We support the Respect for Marriage Act and the overturning of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and oppose discriminatory constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny the freedom to marry to loving and committed same-sex couples.”

Exit question: Does the platform really matter? It’s a meaningful symbolic victory for gay rights supporters, but a much more meaningful one would be if Democratic pols tout the issue in their speeches at the convention. And I don’t mean just any Democratic pols; I’m sure there’ll be some gay congressman who gets three minutes to speak on C-SPAN at 3:30 in the afternoon to make the case for SSM. I’m talking about Clinton, Biden, the keynoter, and of course the Lightbringer himself, who I suppose is now obliged to include a sentence or two about this in his acceptance speech. Will he do more, though, by spending some time on it, or are the electoral effects still too unpredictable to justify more than a check-the-box approach? Makes me wonder if including it in the platform isn’t a way for them to appease gay rights supporters so that they don’t have to include it most of the big speeches.


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They’re nutz. What the hell are vulnerable incumbents in the House and Senate supposed to tell their constituents now that the party platform officially includes support for gay marriage? How’d you like to be Joe Manchin or Claire McCaskill right about now?

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I can see the ads now.

A vote for Obama is a vote for buttsecks !!!

SAY YES TO SODOMY!

lm10001 on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

When does voting for non-Americans officially become part of the platform?

or

The UN is our soverigen platform?

Oil Can on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I’m guessing Biden will be coming out of the closet in that Convention ?

burrata on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I call on the black community to boycott that race-traitor, Obama.

The Count on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

This is just too funny.

C’mon you cowards, just go full commie!

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

They’re not ashamed anymore.
This is good.
Let them implode.

Badger40 on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

They’ve finally come out of the closet – kind of anti-climactic, to coin a phrase.

Drained Brain on July 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Exit question: Does the platform really matter?

It wont change votes . It will boost the people already voting for Democrats though so yeah makes sense to do it.

I happen to side in favor of SSM, but this is clearly pandering hackery.

Dash on July 30, 2012 at 6:07 PM

There’s no reason at all not to be loud and clear about us (and especially Romney!) making an obvious distinction on this.

There is a silent majority, including a ton of otherwise Democratic leaning independents, who are up in arms about this issue. Opposition to gay militancy will be an absolute gold mine for our side, to even trump the economy. There’s no way we lose on this issue… let it rise to the top, to a fever pitch, and we win.

anotherJoe on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Actually…. they could just show segments of 1979′s HAIR followed by “I am Barack Obama and I approved this message.

lm10001 on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Doubling down on stupid. That’s the ticket. Up ahead is the moral cliff.

I may just join the party so I can cheer them on.

platypus on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Or maybe this could be the next series in

The Story of O

lm10001 on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Also I suspect you probably don’t know many black Obama voters. I got my haircut this afternoon at the barber shop. No one had anything nice to say about gay people
 
libfreeordie on May 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I call on the black community to boycott that race-traitor, Obama.

The Count on July 30, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The black community doesn’t mind, they’ll voter for the party of KKK as long as their massa promises to keep them in the plantation and pay for their airjordans !

burrata on July 30, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Let’s see. Thirtytwo out of 32 states voted in favor of traditional marriage.

Yep. That’ll be popular.

davidk on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

ROFL!

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

It’s a comfort to know that, after centuries of noncompliance, the Democratic platform now officially comports with “Chicago values”:

Chicago Values.

At least 15 wounded in shootings this weekend

JPeterman on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Also does the Democratic platform supports wealth distribution?

I’m waiting for them to officially support the guidelines by Dr. Cocteau in the movie “Demolition Man”.

Oil Can on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

With Obama in charge of the economy we’re all getting screwed anyway, might as well say yes to sodomy, you’re getting it no grease, no lube anyway…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Wonder how this language would have ended up if The One had kept up his charade on SSM:

He was forced to ‘evolve’ earlier than planned, remember? Joe O’Biden forced his hand early, disrupting their strategic announcement closer to the election…

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Fabulous

faraway on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I think it’s a great idea considering the electorate has voted against SSM Every Single Time it’s been put to the ballot.

HotAirian on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Democrats set to add gay marriage to official party platform
=============================================================

Looks like,the Democrats are gonna take that long walk,to the plank,and leap,one by one,over da side!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

With Obama in charge of the economy we’re all getting screwed anyway, might as well say yes to sodomy, you’re getting it no grease, no lube anyway…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Although I agree with the sentiment behind your words… EWWWWWWW

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Chicago Values:

Founded in Chicago in 1919, the Communist Party of the United States has an outstanding history in the struggles for peace, democratic rights, racial and gender equality, economic justice, union organization, and international solidarity.

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Claude Rains could not be reached for comment.

Del Dolemonte on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Awesome strategery! Finally burn that last pesky bridge to lunchpail Catholic blue dogs.

Does it matter? Of course it does! You’ve already got more than a few queasy Dems trying to stay alive politically by distancing themselves from Obama. Their job just got considerably tougher.

Best news so far this election cycle.

ConservativeLA on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Might as well, no?
==================

Lol,well,ya,its a Slippery,ahem,slope!!

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

outrage in the black community???

i’m thinking not…

all hail dear leader

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Another leaning FORWARD plank in the DIMocrat Party platform…

I’m gonna need more popcorn…

Khun Joe on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The case was made by some Democrats when the Blue Dogs and moderates were shoved under the bus by the party and suffered heavy losses in the midterms…okay…became almost extinct… that it would make the party more ‘focused’….

maybe they’re really just going for party purity progressive style and that’s the whole point.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I think it’s a great idea considering the electorate has voted against SSM Every Single Time it’s been put to the ballot.

HotAirian on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The people inclined to vote for 0bama anyway are not going to change their votes after this. If it comes down to keep the state-funded entitlements coming and allowing gays to marry, they’ll never vote against their own interests…

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

about reach bottom

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Exit question: Does the platform really matter?

Yes. Principles define the basis of whether or not to support a party.

Stoic Patriot on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

outrage in the black community???

i’m thinking not…

all hail dear leader

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

cmsinaz:

Good point,I wonder if they calculated that in,haha!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

bret in vegas baby…

heh

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Hi Jackie… Off the clock already? :D

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Let’s see. Thirtytwo out of 32 states voted in favor of traditional marriage.

Yep. That’ll be popular.

davidk on July 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Amazing that some so-called pundits out there still consider North Carolina a swing state.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

No butts left behind!

Mr. Sun on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Democrats set to add gay marriage to official party platform

Either the Donks figure the election is in the bag, so “here’s to in your face” or they figure “we’ve got no shot, so what the hell.”

Either way, it’s clarity.

The ball’s in your court now, Mitt…

Bruno Strozek on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

:)

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I’m so sick of “gay marriage” I could scream.

gophergirl on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Yes. Principles define the basis of whether or not to support a party.

Stoic Patriot on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Only for the people for whom principles matter in the first place.

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

H/T Bmore……

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

cnn helping out dear leader

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

The case was made by some Democrats when the Blue Dogs and moderates were shoved under the bus by the party and suffered heavy losses in the midterms…okay…became almost extinct… that it would make the party more ‘focused’….

maybe they’re really just going for party purity progressive style and that’s the whole point.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:12 PM

If the GOP does as well this November as I think they will, watch for people like Joe Manchin to consider defecting….

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I noticed something about my own post. I called the issue “gay militancy.” I realize that in fact that that is the bigger issue, not simply gay marriage. SO, lets call the issue gay militancy.

And refer to those that are smearing and trying to ruin the lives of anyone that sticks up for the concerns of non-leftist heterosexuals as gay militants. Lets let the Dems that are running for congress to come out one by one in strong favor of gay militancy (plus lets revive Ground Zero Mosque related issues as that is also a huge huge winner for us, and lets let the Dems state their positions on that as well!).

anotherJoe on July 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Also I suspect you probably don’t know many black Obama voters. I got my haircut this afternoon at the barber shop. No one had anything nice to say about gay people

libfreeordie on May 9, 2012 at 5:43 PM

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Where did this come from? IDK why, but it made me laugh.
What’s the context?

Sounds racist. Like blacks can only be barbers or something.
LMAO!

Badger40 on July 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Hilarious, Obama is doing the leg work to rally skeptical social conservatives behind Romney.

Lawdawg86 on July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hello, Cynccook! Yes.. I’m taking a break before dinner and I’ll put in another couple of hours after dinner.

How’s it going with you?

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

We’re seeing the collapse of a party. They no longer talk about how government should operate and what role it should play in our lives. It’s now the same answer for everything: the federal government.

Most people have no problem allowing this to be a state issue. Others, like myself, don’t understand why government should be defining marriage anyway. They always point to the tax benefits, but isn’t that just a call for tax reform?

Democrats have put them into a box by trying to juggle too many client groups that want something from the federal government. They’re going to drop one, and as crazy as this might sound, I think it’s going to be African Americans. If you’re a middle class black person who’s family oriented and religious, what exactly in the Democratic Party fits your values? It’s unamerican in the Democratic Party to think that traditional Christian marriage as defined by thousands of years, is how the government should define marriage.

cpaulus on July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

As a Republican, I think this is a great idea!

applebutter on July 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Democrats set to add gay marriage to official party platform

Alternative headline…

Democrats party platform smells like prison sex

Seven Percent Solution on July 30, 2012 at 6:21 PM

This backfired in 2004 when gay activist got gay marriage on a number of state ballots. It caused a larger turn out to vote against it and to vote republican.

Blake on July 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

PPPPPPLEASE DO IT DEMS!!!!

And have a gay pride parade with thongs and props on Obamas speech night!!

OWN IT.

TeaNami 2!!!!

PappyD61 on July 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Hello, Cynccook! Yes.. I’m taking a break before dinner and I’ll put in another couple of hours after dinner.

How’s it going with you?

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Sloooooooooow. Hard to concentrate during the summer when many small people are constantly underfoot. :)

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Barney Frank Weighs in.
======================

July 30 2012

The Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved on Sunday language endorsing same-sex marriage in addition to other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party platform, according to two sources familiar with the drafting process.

Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on Monday that the 15-member panel unanimously backed the inclusion of a marriage equality plank after a national hearing over the weekend in Minneapolis, in which several witnesses testified in favor of such language.

“I was part of a unanimous decision to include it,” Frank said. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform, which I supported, but everybody was for it.(More…)

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/07/30/democratic-platform-draft-includes-marriage-equality-plank-sources/

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM

They’re nutz. What the hell are vulnerable incumbents in the House and Senate supposed to tell their constituents now that the party platform officially includes support for gay marriage? How’d you like to be Joe Manchin or Claire McCaskill right about now?

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

They probably shouldn’t sweat it too much. It’s not like the’ll get any hard questions about this from the media. Don’t expect them to be put on the spot to answer for why this is in their party’s platform.

Scrappy on July 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM

TeaNami 2!!!!

PappyD61 on July 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

PappyD61:

Lol,I’m thinking,DeBauchery on TeaBag HamBurg Hill!:)
(snark).

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Caligula’s Horse approves.

kingsjester on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Sounds like a ploy to get Hollywood to cough up more contributions. It’s a shame that the African American community feels obligated to stand behind someone who’s pushing something that they are SO not in favor of.

BettyRuth on July 30, 2012 at 6:27 PM

That’s why he invited Bill Clinton to give the pep talk at the convention instead of Biden
============================

Ya know,it might be worth watching,I can imagine
its goona get BatSh*t Crazy!

Oh,and this!

Elizabeth Warren to speak before Bill Clinton at Democratic convention, but will not deliver keynote
07/30/2012 5:43 PM
*******************

http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/07/30/elizabeth-warren-speak-before-bill-clinton-democratic-convention-but-will-not-deliver-keynote/jpNDSF7zbfHoYdRI6

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Democrats set to add gay marriage to official party platform

Because that’s what’s most important to the millions of Americans who are out of work, due to the misguided policies of The One.

realitycheck on July 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

It may play well with the gays, but it ain’t gonna play in Peoria.

GarandFan on July 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

BettyRuth on July 30, 2012 at 6:27 PM

i can’t believe they will turn a blind eye to this and yet they will

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Caligula’s Horse approves.

kingsjester on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

kingsjester:Very nice,haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

I’m always cynical when Democrats do this stuff. They’re really good at putting out the word they intend to do something and then, by some unknown force, they just can’t. Bill Clinton and the middle-class tax cut, he promised it, but then it was, “I tried but I just couldn’t do it.”

There’s one more thing, the platform doesn’t get anything done. How many times have the Republicans had a balanced budget amendment in their platform? Do you see one yet?

My gut tells me this is typical Democrat, all form over substance, all sizzle and no steak. They’re trying to get all the votes they can get and they’ll lie, cheat and deceive to get that done. I hope the Republicans are aware they have a cornered animal, in the Democratic Party, and they’re willing to do anything, destroy the whole country if necessary, to win. The only way to win this is going to be to confront them at every turn.

bflat879 on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

The Democrats know they need to hook all the special interest groups they can on Obama’s side come November. Just like The One used the gay marriage debate in an obvious attempt at pandering, this addition to the Dems official platform is just the same thing.

Instead of helping and/or advancing equality for gays, having the Democrats come out “officially” for gay rights will only succeed in pushing back any progress made in the past 20 years.

Basically, this sucks. But the more leftist gays will play right along.

JetBoy on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

D*mmit,they better add,the

“Lizard People Too”!!
(snark)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM

cpaulus on July 30, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Interesting take and actually confirmed by one of my neighbors. We have lived on the same street for about four years and the more time we spend together the closer we find our lives and goals are.

He told me his wife receives $400/month from her grandmother’s CALPERS pension. I had not known that CALPERS let you designate a beneficiary of your choice. Her grandmother skipped her own daughter to max out the term. He tells me things I would never consider without the insights I get from his experience in the black community. btw, he says don’t believe black pastors hold any sway over their congregation when it comes to gay marriage, they will almost all vote for Obama no matter what. He can’t stand Obama.

DanMan on July 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM

faraway on July 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM

 
You win the internet.
 

Where did this come from? IDK why, but it made me laugh.
What’s the context?
 
Badger40 on July 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM

 
Looking at the date I can only guess it was when Obama finally came out. I don’t store them, I’ve just got a decent memory. I googled libfreeordie and barber shop and grabbed the first one.

rogerb on July 30, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I think this is a small net vote gainer for the Democrats. Many homosexuals vote Republican. This will cause some to switch their votes. How many people who support traditional marriage were going to vote for Obama but will now switch? Very few. If opposition to homosexual marriage is important enough you were already going to vote Republican.

How I think homosexual marriage might hurt the Democrats is if the Republicans can spin it that the Democrats have no solutions for the economy and are focused again on irrelevant issues.

Ted Torgerson on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

i can’t believe they will turn a blind eye to this and yet they will

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

They are going to stay home, on the couch with Pookie this time.

JPeterman on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Why would a large portion of the black community care about gay marriage, when they barely care about getting married?

Allah – you’re wrong, dude.

Do you really think Clinton would agree to be front-and-center, and not use this as his come to ghey Jebus moment?

I’m willing to bet Clinton wanted this in the plank.

Considered how irked Carville got when Romney started using the “it’s the economy, stupid”, tagline? The goof vomited out a book just to try and nullify that phrase.

The same action is going on here.

In other words…

…Clinton is going to demagogue his own second term and create a new narrative…

…that starts with Domestic – Federal Shutdown, Hillarycare, DOMA, DADT, Sub-Prime mortgages, Brady Bill, Kyoto/Climate Change, Welfare Reform, SEC failures…

…leads through 9/11, and ends with the financial crisis.

And it’s all going to be the right’s fault.

We better be ready.

This is going to be one massive attempt at exoneration and the selling of a new reality.

What it really means? We finally have full capitulation.

Democrat = Socialists.

budfox on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

The Democrats know they need to hook all the special interest groups they can on Obama’s side come November.

JetBoy on July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

JetBoy:

I think your right,PanderMania OverLoadist,btw,good to see ya!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

This is one decision made by the Democrats that I can agree with. Marriage equality is the right path. This is a positive step.

McDuck on July 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Caligula’s Horse approves.

kingsjester on July 30, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Nice. Kudos for working Incitatus into the conversation.

TitularHead on July 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

JPeterman on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

i hear ya…

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:37 PM

They are going to stay home, on the couch with Pookie this time.

JPeterman on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

JPeterson:

As in,Janet Jackson’s tune,

“What Have You Done For Me
Lately”!!!!!!:)

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

McDuck, go vote for 0. Please.

If you want equality, tell the Dems and “equality advocates” to drop the word marriage since it’s a sacrament and not a license.

budfox on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

canopfor on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

good one :)

cmsinaz on July 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

How’d you like to be Joe Manchin or Claire McCaskill right about now?

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Well we know that Mancin has Tom Coburn going to bat for him!

THanks for that Coburn!! We could take the Senate and this idiot is supporting a #@@ Democrat for reelection!

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Isn’t it enough that “gays” have absconded with the word “gay”?

When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’ll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we’ll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.

Do they have to rip off the word “marriage” too? When the Wright Brothers invented the airplane, they didn’t rip off the name car and call it that.

Can’t they come up with a new word? Aren’t “gays” suppose to be so creative? Maybe “gayiage”? Or better yet give back the stolen “gay” and go with “homoiage”. Be creative.

And why do “gays” (some, maybe many, I don’t think it’s most) have to hate those who aren’t in favor of “gay” “marriage”, which is most of the earth’s population? That doesn’t seem very actually gay.

VorDaj on July 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I don’t care about gay marriage anymore. It’s a waste of energy yammering on about it. I will tell you though, that I think if they remove the married couple tax deduction the gay population will stop whining about it, at least half or so anyway.

Either way I think that marriage deduction should be eliminated. It’s discriminatory to single folks. I’ve worked along side single people getting paid the same as me hourly, and while I got refunds of over $1,000, they had to pay IN come April. How is that fair? Get government out of the marriage discussion completely. Government has no business in our marriages, bedrooms, or gun racks.

Wolfmoon on July 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Somewhere, Valarie Jarrett’s father and Frank Marshall Davis (Chicago Chapter, Communist Party USA) are smiling.

kingsjester on July 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

The democrat party is simply adding, buffet-style, elements from the Communist Party USA at this point.

C’mon you cowards, just go full commie!

tom daschle concerned on July 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The theme should be: Anything Goes! Complete with song and dance performances.

Fallon on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Amazing that some so-called pundits out there still consider North Carolina a swing state.

Doughboy on July 30, 2012 at 6:13 PM

According to Rasmussen who I trust it is. PRetty scary!

Looking at the complete breakdown I don’t see how we win without Ohio.

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

cynccook on July 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM

well… school starts in about a month, yes? At least for some of the small ones! Mom will get a much needed rest!

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

And, somewhere, Scoop Jackson and Tip O’Neill are shaking thjeir heads.

kingsjester on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

He tells me things I would never consider without the insights I get from his experience in the black community. btw, he says don’t believe black pastors hold any sway over their congregation when it comes to gay marriage, they will almost all vote for Obama no matter what. He can’t stand Obama.

DanMan on July 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM

It’s not going to be apparent this election, but I think we’re going to see a shift in the next few elections. It’s only going to be apparent in 2012 if Condi’s on the ticket because that will undermine the community pressure to vote for Obama again.

The reason Allen West terrifies Democrats is because they know that if he influences other black conservatives to jump into the fray that the party could fall apart. In order to win elections Democrats must have 90% of the black vote as a base because it allows the party to go after other clients with government largesse. If the base erodes because it doesn’t fit their values anymore it’ll either fall apart or they’ll have to lose clients to bring them back into the party.

cpaulus on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I hope they put on a San Francisco-style Gay Pride Parade on the d-cRAT socialist convention floor. That should be sufficiently disgusting and vomit-inducing to ensure that normal, decent, American voters give Romney a landslide victory.

TeaPartyNation on July 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The “rub” (no, not “that” kind of “rub”) comes when marriage, dignified by religious beliefs, and eons of tradition is debased by being put on the same level of the joke of a homosexual “marriage”.

Heterosexuals have a natural gut reaction of – No, my marriage is based on thousands of years of tradition and religious beliefs. The idea of homosexual marriage is simply ridiculous. If the homosexuals want the same rights and privileges as a heterosexual, married couple – at least call it something else.

Gayriage would be a good word to use, since they have already have claimed the word “Gay”. The word “Marriage” is already reserved and understood to be a contract between man and woman, and in most cases, their God.

RasThavas on July 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I don’t care about gay marriage anymore. It’s a waste of energy yammering on about it. I will tell you though, that I think if they remove the married couple tax deduction the gay population will stop whining about it, at least half or so anyway.

Either way I think that marriage deduction should be eliminated. It’s discriminatory to single folks. I’ve worked along side single people getting paid the same as me hourly, and while I got refunds of over $1,000, they had to pay IN come April. How is that fair? Get government out of the marriage discussion completely. Government has no business in our marriages, bedrooms, or gun racks.

Wolfmoon on July 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Very well said!! I agree 100%

LevinFan on July 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Well, at least the Dems now have the NAMBLA vote all sewn up.

I would love seeing how Dem candidates respond to questions about this plank in the platform, put by regular citizens during campaign events. The MSM won’t bring up the matter, but that doesn’t mean an attendee at an event won’t.

Liam on July 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Will Bill mention the Welfare Reform Act?

BKeyser on July 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

. . . . . Considered how irked Carville got when Romney started using the “it’s the economy, stupid”, tagline? The goof vomited out a book just to try and nullify that phrase.

budfox on July 30, 2012 at 6:33 PM

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Carville who ?

listens2glenn on July 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Well, the Democrats have been for taring down civil society for decades — this doesn’t really change anything.

Count to 10 on July 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

McDuck, go vote for 0. Please.

If you want equality, tell the Dems and “equality advocates” to drop the word marriage since it’s a sacrament and not a license.

budfox on July 30, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Sorry, but I believe in the big tent and will remain GOP. What is amusing is that people like you don’t realize that the GOP will drop its opposition to SSM within a decade or so. I can’t wait to see your face when it happens.

McDuck on July 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

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