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    I think some people are missing the point. It's not that Jindal wants to make it a back-burner issue, he's walking a tight line between right-wing elements in his party who want a strident no compromise negative approach to the whole GLBT and abortion issues, and attempting to strike a chord with moderate and progressive Republicans who DO sympathize with the GLBT and abortion issues. In other words, Jindal does not want to base any future platforms taking a stand against GLBT/abortions, and he wants to preserve his political viability by not alienating the influential and highly vocal extreme right wing of his party. It's a strategy used by Democratic Party candidates concerning other subjects used as litmus tests by the extreme left wing of their party. Jindal is a good man. People shouldn't try to portray him as a right-wing nut job.
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    Obama wants to focus attention on ANYTHING except the dwindling economy and overspending. Guess everyone can be gay and living in boxes.
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    "Let's be clear about what happened in this last election: we lost...because we..." decided what the voters should care about, told them what the most important things to care about were, and didn't bother to listen to what the voters said was important to them.
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    Hmmm....sounds just like Presidet Hussein Obama and progressive liberals....they ran on fixing the economy and more jobs....and they insist on social change and more taxes and not cuts and where is the new batch of "shovel ready" jobs? We're all gonna need shovels because it's already getting deep....
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    I will tell you why. The country is spending cash like fools. The economy is shot. 20 some million people are unemployed. There are record numbers of people on welfare that don't want to be. We have a crime problem. We had an ambassador get murdered and the only real answer to who did it and why I " does it really matter? ". And you want to argue about whether gay people can get married? I don't care one way or another. I have no animosity toward LGBT. But they are getting on my damn nerves acting like they are being waterboarded because we have some serious thing happening and you can't get married is The MOST important problem the country has to deal with? Bull sh*t! You are going to be able to get married but right now we are busy. How bad do LGBT are you discriminated against? Are you suffering ? can you just live together a while? Until we get people working? Please! I am sympathetic to your problem. But it's not at the top of the list of problems this country has.
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  • #135
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    Ask yourself, if your gay friend or family member wanted to get married would you wish them happiness or reject them? This is the only question you should deal with. Placing your believes or values on someone else is wrong. Denying your rights to others is wrong.
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    If this article is accurate I'd have to say the "new wave" of adults has their heads up their butt, based on what's written at the end of this article. That being said Jindal and others like him in the republican party should get on the right side of this and not ignore the gay rights issue inspite of our economy and deficet spending being the most pressing ones.
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    I love how it's always a focus on the economy when you disagree on a social issue. But when you have to defend a social issue, say in his case if DOMA is overturned, that will take front stage. Can these guys stop being politicians for a day?
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    The only reason it's an issue now is because you have a President who was raised by gay... and the gay and lesbian lobby has successfully attached themselves to the coatails of the civil rights movement and have equalled their plight with that of black Americans in the south of yesteryear.
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    Economy needs to be first, then we can worry about making a new set of rights expecially for the LGBT community.
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    I see education should have been a priority. There will always be issues that you feel are more important than the rights of others. Shame on you.
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    One law that says gay have equal rights as straights and can have recognized marriages by the states (not by all churches) and receive the same types of benefits as straights is really that hard a thing to do? One law takes care of that and then more happy married couples spending their happy money. You can't pass laws to fix the economy, that's the reason our economy sucks in the first place.
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    The economy does need to be first, but we don't need a 'new set of rights' for anyone.

    We just need to agree that who marries whom is a personal decision, and no place for government to intrude.

    And then get back to balancing the budget.
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    I'm a gay man. I agree that the economy should be first. I also recognize that the government can multitask. Taking time to establish citizen equality will not take away from economic planning; the people involved with each aren't, for the most part, the same.
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    Equality is not part of the republican agenda. If you aren't rich enough to buy your government you don't matter.
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    @Real4WheelDrv

    The Pres learned his lesson from the conservative PACs, and he learned it well.

    Please don't embarass yourself by pretending to be clueless about that.
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    @harold_lloyd Nowhere did I pretend that the conservatives don't do the exact same thing, I AM however going to laugh at the self righteousness (funny, thought only far righters acted that way, right?) of the left for doing something they find so abhorrent...and their only rationale is..."well they did it fiiirrrsssstttt!"...inste ad of coming out against it for EVERYONE.
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    @Real4WheelDrv

    Sorry, I'm not buying the 'I'm not really a teabagger' thing, especially after reading your posting history.

    Your grade-school response is a sign of teabagger intolerance.

    When you find that your opponent is cheating, and you can't call the game because it isn't a game, what do you do?
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    I don't feel republicans can ignore this issue. The come off as ignorant and mean on the issue. The majority of Americans want to see all citizens treated fairly and the anti-gay establishment has not made a credible case to deny these rights and benefits to gays and lesbians.
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    Republicans come off as ignorant and mean, because they are ignorant and mean. Remember those idiots shouting "let him die" when ron paul was asked what to do to an uninsured person who is brought to a hospital emergency room?
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    @PoliticalSpice - Why is it almost more important for the people around a person to take care of a person instead of that person taking care of themselves? Why is it if I don't have any money to buy food I should demand you buy me food, instead of me getting a job so I can have the money to buy food? And why would you be the mean one for telling me no, but I'm not considered mean to myself for putting myself in that situation. This country has got to have a dialog on this.
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    @bsking name one known gay person that is mean and nasty. Which one advocates for the killing if people based in their orientation? Which one advocates for the elimination of rights for others? Which one compares their opponents to child molesters and other despicable people? Name names, not just your those gays.
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  • #179
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    I am for gay marriage but yes the economy is number one issue at the moment. It effects EVERYONE whether your gay, straight, black, white, whatever.
  • #175
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    The last election was for the Republicans to lose and they snatched defeat from victory. Obama was vulnerable on the issue of economics. Anybody with an elementary school education can tell one that he cannot achieve prosperity by going in debt. The Republicans, instead, made fools out of themselves on social issues such as abortion, gay marriage, etc. Ultimately, that is what cost them the election.
  • #153
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    News flash...The Country Is Broke.... We don't have the time or money for special interest groups to buy laws from the members of congress. Maybe when we're back in the black. I know nothing about this Huntsman fellow, but when your right ...your right.
  • #151
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    The economy of America along with unemployment and the miss-guide are destroying our nation.The focus should be making sure we can all live the lives we chose.Make America prosper then deal with the social issues otherwise its all for not.
  • #145
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    LGBT rights? what would that be are these special rights
    Do they actual need these special rights?
    arent they doing enough already to destroy moral values in our country
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