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  •  No, not necessarily (4+ / 0-)
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    MarciaJ720, ColoTim, TomFromNJ, Naniboujou

    If his son did not want to be publicly mentioned, all Portman had to do was say on further thought, and discussion with people whom he knows, he has changed his position because conservative values and Jesus and all. Did not have to mention his gay son.

    And frankly, why should my rights depend on how someone interprets their bible? The Constitution is the founding document of this country, not the bible, quran, bhagavad-gita or any other tract.

    •  Even here, though, (2+ / 0-)
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      Magenta, RamblinDave

      how many people would be satisfied with Portmann explaining it that way? I'm sure some would, but I don't think it's realistic to expect that nobody would try to speculate further about what reallycaused Portmann to change his mind. I suspect that more than a few people, including prominent ones who hold some sway, would assume he isn't forthcoming.

      Don't get me wrong, I don't consider Sen. Portmann to be heroic with this, but the reality is that politicians and their families have to deal with these issues just as regular families do.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 12:39:42 PM PDT

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