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  •  Thing is, if it were a problem for the party (2+ / 0-)
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    tuma, lostboyjim

    these Republican youth would be leaving the party.  Because they aren't, this isn't really ranking as much of an issue.  Those that are for marriage equality but still Republican are economic conservatives.  They'll still vote for Republicans, even if it hurts their friends in the short term.

    "Harass us, because we really do pay attention. Look at who's on the ballot, and vote for the candidate you agree with the most. The next time, you get better choices." - Barney Frank

    by anonevent on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 11:25:22 AM PDT

    •  I'm inclined to agree. (0+ / 0-)

      If the GOP is the party of "I've got mine" then by default, they don't care if anyone else gets theirs, be it civil rights, equality, health care, etc.

    •  That is the's all for show (0+ / 0-)

      the young repugs will still vote repug irrespective. Remember gay republicans? You'd bet that no gay person can be republican...but there are thousands of them despite the bashing they get from the GOP everyday...Santorum even refers to them as "dogs"..."man-on-dog" anyone?.
      -But I bet you had he secured the norm, they'd have voted for him.
      -I remember there was this "prominent gay" fellow in OHIO running some pro-Romney website (don't have the time the time to track that down now)  and threatening to quit the nation should Obama win - despite the fact that Romney would not be seen with him in public.
      -talk of self immolation...

      "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

      by tuma on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:10:30 PM PDT

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