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Posted on 04/17/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party' Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights.
Friday, April 17, 2009
John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage.
Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans -- a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans.
He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to endorse civil unions and stop using the Bible as rationale for gay-marriage opposition.
"If you put public policy issues to a religious test, you risk becoming a religious party," he said. "And in a free country a political party cannot be viable in the long-term if it is seen as a sectarian party."
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Hey, McCain, you piece of yech! Why don’t you be honest and simply become a democrat.
Mr. Schmidt. . .byte me.
Like it or not, it’s sage advice.
I’m not religious and I’m against queer unions. I use nature and common sense as my rationale.
Advice from a loser is aways appreciated, then you know what not to do. LOL
Yeah, the McCain people ran such a flawless campaign. Let’s all listen to them...
GDMFSOAB Is that a little to religious for you John?
Someone needs to confiscate this bastard’s Republican ID card, and burn it.
If this crumb is agin’ it, I’m fer it.
No it’s not, anyone who cares about that issue on the pro side enough for it to effect their vote is a liberal who will never vote Republican.
I think we need to be the party of Conservatarianism/Federalism.
|Like it or not, its sage advice.
I'm sure that's true. After all, measures banning gay marriage regularly pass by a mere 70-30 margin. We certainly wouldn't want to be on the "70" side of such a divisive issue.
50 years ago, neither party would have objected to being identified with religious values. In fact, they would have feared being seen as too tolerant of immoral behavior. But that’s “Progress” for you.
Let us know how that works out for you, Shmiddy.
Who's your next boss, Shmiddy ? Arlen Specter ?
Or maybe Christie Todd Whitman ?
Yep. And not popular here. Goldwater would be/is rolling over in his grave. What the Republican party is today is not what he created in 1964.
“Like it or not, its sage advice.”
Well his sage advice didn’t help McCain much during the election did it?
I am sick and tired of these Washington elites speaking for average, every day Americans.
Memo to Steve S***i*t - YOUR political viewpoint and your liberal RINO candidate is the exact PROBLEM with the Republican party today and why they continue to lose elections. America IS a religious country and we are not a country that is going to embrace gay marriage. EVER. It may be forced upon us by a minority and a few liberal judges, but it is not something people are going to ever support.
For God’s sake, can these RINO losers please just switch their party affiliation already and let us start cleaning out the garbage?
Not with slimeballs like he and Magan “das pig” Mccain.
What does a McCain “strategist” know? They lost the election.
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