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Jeff Flake (R-Ariz): ‘Inevitable’ that a GOP presidential candidate will support gay marriage
Washington Post ^ | 04/01/2013 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 04/01/2013 7:32:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday he believes it’s “inevitable” that there will someday be a GOP presidential candidate who supports same-sex marriage, and that he could back such a candidate, even as he opposes gay marriage.

“Could you support a Republican presidential candidate someday who supported same-sex marriage?” NBC News “Meet The Press” guest host Chuck Todd asked Flake.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; gaymarriage; jeffflake

1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:29:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday he believes it’s “inevitable” that there will someday be a GOP presidential candidate who supports same-sex marriage, and that he could back such a candidate, even as he opposes gay marriage.

And said candidate would get trounced.

2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:30:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Living up to his last name!


3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:33:27 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“...GOP presidential candidate who supports same-sex marriage...”

He may be a candidate, but he will never be a president....


4 posted on 04/01/2013 7:34:39 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Or even nominee...


5 posted on 04/01/2013 7:35:10 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: dfwgator

Past time to be moving to form a viable third party. Did they really think that nominating a former liberal governor of Taxachusetts as the standard-bearer of the conservative party was a good idea?

I blame some people...and Mr. Flake (good name) is among them...also Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, and Sean Hannity...what the heck did they think they were doing? Just where do they want to take the GOP??? Democrat lite? Do they want to lose the Christian base forever???


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:35:38 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only if they want to come in 3rd.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 7:36:11 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: mn-bush-man

I can only hope...


8 posted on 04/01/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: kjo

Agreed.

Last time, even though I supported Romney I knew he had an uphill battle, mainly because he supported gays.

We need to move away, not toward, from supporting gays.

Even if it means a new party. What say you Palin?


9 posted on 04/01/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

Won’t get my vote.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 7:41:47 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

The GOP fundraisers called me this weekend. I told them I was never going to financially support them again after Reince Prebuis publicly stated that we should not view the practice of homosexuality in “Old Testiment” terms. As if the New Testiment somehow says something different.

Yes, the next GOP-e candidate may support homosexual marriage, but I will never vote for that person — ever.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 7:48:32 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the GOP is not the Grand Old Party it’s time to leave


12 posted on 04/01/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT by californian by choice
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To: SeekAndFind

My letter to the gop

Does the gop think they can win anything without the conservative base? Many held our nose and voted for romney, only because he “claimed” to have our same values. We saw the lying, cheating and stealing of the primary, but we did not want obama.

Portman, Flake, Murkowski, Mehlman, Rove...... If you think conservatives will accept this, you are wrong. You will NEVER get our votes. We don’t care if obama is running for an illegal third term.

Conservatives apparently mean nothing to you. You will not USE us for our vote and then dismiss us like you have been doing. We will go third party or stay at home.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 7:54:11 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: SeekAndFind

If that’s “inevitable,” it’s also quite inevitable that I’ll no longer be voting GOP.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 7:59:56 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SeekAndFind

I have ALWAYS thought he would live up to his unfortunate surname!


15 posted on 04/01/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: dfwgator

And said candidate would get trounced.”

Which is really the only role that the GOP has in presidential politics.....


16 posted on 04/01/2013 8:19:28 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: dfwgator
And said candidate would get trounced.

It's "inevitable" that he will lose.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 8:21:24 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: ConservativeDude
Which is really the only role that the GOP has in presidential politics.....

I call the GOP, the "Washington Generals" of politics...


18 posted on 04/01/2013 8:31:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Obadiah

Pribus’ predicessor was a homosexual.

makes it questionable about Pribus.

Washington DC needs a major cleaning from the infestation of fetishists.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 8:48:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bandleader

is he mccain’s female dog?


20 posted on 04/01/2013 8:49:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Priebus’ predecessor was Michael Steele.

Steele was an idiot.

But is he also gay?

(Now going back a ways, Ken Mehlman was gay...he was a GWB guy....and incidentally, I have my doubts about GWB....).


21 posted on 04/01/2013 8:55:55 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SeekAndFind

notice how flake is pro-homosexual but drudge has the headline showing flake is pro-”gun”.

this is to chop up the social issues as a nuanced balkanization.

the medum is the message.

the headlines are the medium.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 9:00:18 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamanation Counterculture Journalist File.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 9:00:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: longtermmemmory
RE: Pribus’ predicessor was a homosexual.

His predecessor was Michael Steele. Did he come out? Or are you getting your news from some source we don't know?

24 posted on 04/01/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A candidate is not a nominee. Jon Huntsman is already there.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 9:08:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

I think someone is thinking of sodomite Ken Mehlman, who was once the RNC chairman. Queer as a wooden nickle, who denied for years he was a fag. Take a look at him and tell me how he ever denied it.

http://www.skilluminati.com/Research/entry/hope_is_not_a_strategy_karl_rove_ken_mehlman


26 posted on 04/01/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: dfwgator
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday he believes it’s “inevitable” that there will someday be a GOP presidential candidate who supports same-sex marriage, and that he could back such a candidate, even as he opposes gay marriage.

And said candidate would get trounced.

I don't think he candidate will get trounched. I think if you get a FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE (reduding the size of the government, supports gun control, lower taxes and cutting spending) running as a Republican against a LIBERAL (Tax and Spend, bigger government) Dem... and the Republican is for gay marriage, it is a non-issue for me.

As I said, some of my friends are homosexuals, and they hate the Dems (they are businesspeople), but they vote for LIBERTARIANS, because the GOP is against it - and even my son's friends (and they are politically active) think the GOP is hurting themselves with it.

The youth are for gay marriage and that is the future!

27 posted on 04/01/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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RE: The youth are for gay marriage and that is the future!

Just curious, what’s the future for devout business owners of companies like Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil-A?

What’s the future of Christian Hospitals and Institutions when their gay employees start demanding benefits for their “spouses”?


28 posted on 04/01/2013 9:50:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: illiac
He may be a candidate, but he will never be a president....

He might...

29 posted on 04/01/2013 10:21:00 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway! Beat the Yanks)
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To: SeekAndFind

As I said, look at the pool for people 18 -24...they are for SSM. If the GOP (or any party) wants to avoid the issue, fine, but we should get rid of the issue...


30 posted on 04/01/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway! Beat the Yanks)
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