Could gay marriage bite Romney on the arse?

The New Republic

Obama has grabbed the initiative with his change in stance over Marriage equality. Could this in turn bite Mitt Romney on the arse:

Most obviously, Romney now has to decide how he responds. Thus far, the de facto GOP nominee has been content to mechanically cite his opposition to gay marriage and his support for a constitutional ban. But his heart is rarely in it. Indeed, he’s seemed pretty determined to duck the issue since Sunday, when Joe Biden shoved it to the center of the national conversation. That’s partly, I think, because Romney’s no bigot. (The guy appointed the first chief diversity officer in the history of his state, for crying out loud.) But it’s mostly because, while swing voters may be ambivalent about gay marriage itself, they’re much less comfortable with displays of intolerance. Many of the same voters who would profess squeamishness over the idea would punish a politician for crusading against it. If you don’t believe me, just consider that, prior to this week, the White House was perfectly comfortable opposing efforts to ban gay marriage even though it stopped conspicuously short of embracing gay marriage.


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  • Troy

    It’s a no-brainer really for Romney – he knows there are less far right conservatives in the US than there used to be and that there are conservatives who support gay marriage.  If he comes out against it when the momentum is building really quickly for it to become legal – he’s a goneburger.  Right way fuck-knuckles like Limbaugh will go down in history as being losers and bigots – history will record in much more detail what changed, not who was against it.

    • botti

      *** If he comes out against it when the momentum is building really quickly for it to become legal – he’s a goneburger.***

      Those most against it tend to be African-americans (70% voted against the proposition to legalise it in California in 2008, while 94% supported Obama0 . It will be interesting to see whether some don’t vote.

      Ultimately, I think the main impact may be to mobilise those on the right who are ambivalent about Romney because he’s a Mormon & a bit of a RINO.

      The economy should be the main focus by November also.

  • Troy you silly little Marxist moron, why don’t you do some simple research before coming on here and so completely demonstrating your pig ignorance of American politics?


    Conservatives continue to make up the largest segment of political
    views in the country, outnumbering liberals nearly two-to-one, according
    to a new poll Thursday.
    The Gallup survey found that 40 percent
    of Americans consider themselves conservative; 35 percent consider
    themselves moderate; and 21 percent see themselves as liberal. The
    figures did not change from 2010.
    Read more:

    • Troy

      You must be American, full of abuse and very little intelligence.

      • There’s plenty of reason to refute your claim that all Americans are abusive and lack intelligence.

        There is no reason to counter the obvious fact that you are an ignorant bigot.

      • Troy

        ref redbaiter – you need reading lessons, I didn’t say all Americans… just you. Et fin.

    • Kosh103

      Have you seen the polling on gay marriage in the US? Support for it is growing rapidly.

      ANd now that it has come to light that old Mitt was a bully in high school going after a kid who was considered gay – well this isnt going to play well for old Mitt.

  • Razorlips81

    Obummer is a left wing politician, he will bend over and take it up the port to win. Society is being broken down and we are all going to lose. What I find so ironic is that these same lefties are against Islamophbia. What do the Ilamists do to poofhas?

    • Rodger T

      Any chance you could translate that into english once you have wiped the shit dribbling  down your chin?

      • Davidcullen

        Roger T you made me laugh. Hard. Out loud. Long time.
        Bless you.

      • Isumbras

        I fail to see where Razor is incorrect… I might not have used Obummer as a signifier but is there any doubt Obama is a left leaning politician?
        and being a politician, that he would  err, do anything to win? up to and beyond one up the port (I’m not quite sure what that is…but I don’t doubt he’d take it there for a vote or two) He has proved of late that he is indeed quite happy to play the race card to divide society “if I had a son he’d look just like Traylon” or whatever ebonic name the innocent saint shot dead in Florida had? and indeed Razor is absolutely correct in saying lefties and brave feminists wet their beds about islamophobia… but don’t seem to find the same passion for many of the enlightened aspects of islamic jurisprudence … hanging homosexuals from cranes, woman sharing equal rights with the family goat…where is the outrage lefties?

        Davidcullen if you laughed hard at Roger T’s comment, you are either drunk, 8 years old, OR heaven forbid……are actually David Cullen

      • Rodger T

        Obviously Isumbras, you are fluent in gibberish, congratulations.

  • Blair Mulholland

    Considering states all over the US are voting AGAINST gay marriage, I think Romney is pretty safe saying whatever he likes.  It won’t be a factor in the election, unless he is really stupid about it and comes out in favour as well.

    This announcement will help shore up Obama’s base in the blue states, nothing more.

    •  The whole issue of “gay” marriage is a Marxist strategy designed to allow the current one party system to continue. Its a ploy designed to draw the electorate’s attention away from the extremely parlous nature of our current social and economic situation.

      The Marxist separatist warmists of National and Labour have fucked New Zealand and in an effort to prevent the electorate from awakening to this salient fact, they want to talk about an issue that is really only important to about 3% of the population.

      “Gay” marriage is a ploy, an attempt to divert from the utter failure of the one party Marxist National Labour tragedy of the last few decades. Its a diversion that if succesful will allow the utter failure of the socialist policies promoted by these two revolving door groups to go unnoticed at the next election.

    • davewin

      Yes! The whole thing is meaningless. Marriage laws in the US are matters for the States alone. 32 States have voted against. There are only 18 possibilities left. So if you want to be married to another homosexual go to….

      • Kosh103

        Unless Obama makes it a federal law. Then we have a game to watch.

      • davewin

        The chances are slim. He needs to overcome an article in the Constitution on States Rights, survive a Supreme Court Challenge, and then convince the people to follow him. All with a maximum of 4.5 years of his possible term left. Get real!