Same-sex marriage decision not a rallying cry for Republican candidates

by Cameron Joseph, The Hill
October 7, 2014

Republicans were remarkably quiet on Monday following the Supreme Court’s decision to let same-sex marriages proceed across the country.

The GOP is looking to avoid an issue the party once used to galvanize its base, with candidates purple states appearing as reticent as the high court itself to get involved in the debate, and Republicans in red states where gay marriage used to be a top GOP wedge issue remaining silent.

And while candidates in both parties weighed in on the directly affected states of Virginia and North Carolina, it was Democrats who looked to use it as a wedge issue in some purple states, with Republicans seemingly reluctant to engage.

“This was something the party largely hoped to avoid talking about and that’s why they’ve been silent,” said Republican strategist Ford O’Connell. “Some of these Republicans in these purple states are finding themselves in a bind. In some cases it could put some Democrats on their heels but if you look at the totality of it, this is not a great situation for Republicans.”

9 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • regulus30 says:

    well let’s look at the positive side here;; it is the obammie liberal judges making this decision ;; it is NOT CONSERVATIVES, SO LET THE LIBEROIDS LIVE WITH IT;; it affects [8%] of population. no worries mate.every liberal judge legislating from the bench dumocraps will own this; who cares any way?

  • mudguy1 says:

    The Rino’s and the GOP Establishment are proving this.
    And not just on this gay-marrage issue.
    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

  • USMC 64-68 says:

    RINOs are silent on this because they long ago identified with the godless, Marxist Democrats. During W’s eight years they were nothing more than “democrat lite” and since then have abandoned their oath to defend our rights and the Constitution.

    They would rather appease the anti-American leftists in their cowardly agenda of obtaining votes. They have caved on one thing after another – gutless Torys!

    1. regulus30 says:

      CONSERVATIVES can no longer ideologically identify with republicans ;;but we can co-op them into a power position to dissolve the libertoids power base.

    2. regulus30 says:

      CONSERVATIVES can no longer ideologically identify with republicans ;;but we can co-op them into a power position to dissolve the libertoids power base.

  • iprazhm says:

    The Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton did pass Constitutional muster. It has been the law since he was in office. What has changed is we now are under rule of a lawless President and Attorney General who declared they will no longer obey that law, and many others, using the false statement that it was unconstitutional. This forced citizens to show their intention of obeying the law by voting to preserve the sanctity of marriage through the legal creation of individual State’s DOMA’s. In response several dirty rogue judges and state’s attorneys stripped millions of US citizens of their rights by illegally overturning their votes. in essence they have shredded the Constitution of the United States and if not stopped, every State Constitution in the Union. If we allow this, then no law or vote will be binding and in danger of being overturned for political or monetary gain.If we allow this, there would be no law to stop any grouping of individuals who want to marry, polygamists, incestuous close relatives ect.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Yeah, these activist conservative judges. What are you going to do? The Court has changed since the Clinton days, and now so has the interpretation of the DOMA. Oh well. you’ll just have to ignore the gays, let them live their own lives and you live yours. If you don’t want to cater their weddings, then you don’t have to,

      1. iprazhm says:

        You can’t change the law simply because you don’t like it. Not without due process, which we have. To everyone who respects the rule of law, it will remain the law until voted otherwise by the majority. I’m afraid if you don’t like how this country is ran, you should go to another. It can get lonely out in la la land. We do also have a process to rid society of rogue leadership. We just need to vote in reps who will implement it.

        1. I Seigel says:

          Exactly. And we have a Supreme Court that is part of the “rule of law”. They’ve ruled – all constitutional and legal-like and with due process. So, like you said, if you don’t like it, move to another country. I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for reinforcing my statement.

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