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Rand Paul: "I Didn't Think Obama's views On Marriage Could Get Any Gayer" Cnn Poll: What do you Think?

CNN just covered Rand Paul's comment during a speech

I didn't think Obama's 'views on marriage could get any gayer'

CNN is now running a poll asking whether Rand Paul's comment on Obama couldn't be gayer funny or inappropriate.

CNN also included in their story that Rand Paul is the son of Ron Paul, a presidential hopeful.

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/12/sen-paul-i-d...



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hmmm

gay:
a : happily excited : merry b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits
2a : bright, lively b : brilliant in color

Wish I could remember the name of the radio talk show host in Denver many yrs ago that said on the air that he was gay. Then went on to say yes, I am happy and care free. He was murdered in his driveway. (don't think his gay comment had anything to do with it) He was pretty controversial for his time. Anyone remember him?

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Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Bold & Consistent Stand-Gay Marriage

The Gary Johnson for President campaign released the following statements this week:

May 10, 2012, New York, NY – Libertarian nominee for President and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today said he’s “disappointed” with President Obama’s position on gay marriage. Obama told ABC Wednesday he would let each individual state decide the gay marriage question instead of seeking federal protection of the right to marry. Johnson noted that more than 30 states already ban same sex marriage in one way or another.

In a statement, Johnson said, “Instead of insisting on equality as a U.S. Constitutional guarantee, the President has thrown this question back to the states. When the smoke clears, Gay Americans will realize the President’s words have gained them nothing today, and that millions of Americans in most states will continue to be denied true marriage equality . I guess the President is still more worried about losing Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia than he is in doing the right thing. What is the President saying — that he would eat a piece of cake at a gay wedding if the state the happy couple lives in allows it ?. Where is the leadership? While I commend him for supporting the concept of gay marriage equality, I am profoundly disappointed in the President.”

May 9, 2012, Santa Fe, NM

“Government exists to protect civil liberties and constitutional rights – not to pick and choose among those Americans who should have those rights. Denying same-sex couples the right to marry under the law is government-sanctioned discrimination.”

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I vote funny

Maybe some people ought to lighten up a bit.

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Agreed

Rand is a good senator and all...but he hasn't been all that helpful in the campaign. I like him and will support him, but at this point we need to keep his dealings to his own thread.

The Entire Speech

The Entire Rand Paul Speech
PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfx-7pexJ48

PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9tlQXbeL3s

Is this Rand Paul or Santorum?

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

This is another reason why I like his dad better.

The remark itself is kind of funny, but Rand's other comments show he is kissing up to the Christian Coalition types. I seriously doubt he believes or cares about that very much himself.

Ron does not do that.

I'm for gay marriage

However, it is a state issue and once society understands that government should not be involved in marriage we would look past this and focus on the economy, the fed, debt, bringing the troops home etc. UNITE PAULITES.

"you're a funny dude, but who gives a fuck about that? I don't care about someone's wit, I care about the courage of their heart and the honesty of their mind."

No, it's not a state issue

It is a private contract. There is no need for govt involvement at ANY level.

Correction: As of now, it is

Correction: As of now, it is not a private contract. It is muddled with all sorts of political and religious ingrates and meddlers.

+1

I wish more people would look into why marriage licenses came into existence in the first place...

A signature used to be here!

exactly.

very well said. I keep wondering why people put so much effort into abortions, gay marriage, and birth control. While these are important issues and I hope they are resolved....they really aren't a top ten issue. Will it take a dollar collapse to get people out of their sleep and awaken to the economic and liberty crushing policies ( in the past 12 years especially) that we are facing that will impact deeply our lives not to mention our kids lives?

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It is because they have no valid standing at all

on the big issues. Since Obama/Romney are war hawks, civil liberty vampires, thieves robbing the productive sector, they have to keep public-schooled, emotion-driven lightweights focused on every peripheral issue they can dig up.

Sadly, Rand played right into their hands. he lacks political savvy and is easy prey.

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Amazing

President Obama finally comes clean with his apparent "evolution" concerning gay marriage. What a hypocrite. He then asserts that it is not a federal issue, and that states should decide. Then, the media, public, and some here jump all over Rand. Amazing.

Do people not realize that the MSM WANT to distract us? Of course, our international friends "get it," and see right through this sham.

Again, both Obama and the MSM get a pass while Rand gets harshly criticized.

Love Rand, but

you're on your own with this one, buddy. I believe in family values, too, but the way the conversation is framed (like Rand described it and most conservatives) is not the angle I'd approach the debate from. Also, the comments themselves come off as offensive, and there's no way I could defend it. Very insensitive.

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I agree.

I wish he had never opened his mouth. The greatest thing about this campaign is we are going against a very old Republican tyrant party and at times we have literally eeked out victories. We need to continue to show why we are different that the typical Republican that a majority of woman and gays dislike because of percieved attacks on their freedom. We all love Ron Paul AND Rand even though this latest incident makes me think Rand is trying to attract the Kentucky voters for re-election..not sure, but instead of us, as Ron Paul supporters blowing this up and arguing amoungst ourselves, we need to get back the issues that we agree and let Ron Paul deal with these petty issues when he becomes President. The world is collapsing and I hope people are smart enough to look past this issue and onto more important ones.

It's a actually a strategic move

It's to get the republicans behind the Pauls because Mittens will soon fall off....Most Neo-Cons are anti gay marriage, so i see it as a good move.

"you're a funny dude, but who gives a fuck about that? I don't care about someone's wit, I care about the courage of their heart and the honesty of their mind."

it wasn't strategic.

he's going to gain the support of a few who misunderstood what he was saying.

and he'll lose at least as many. who misunderstood what he was saying.

best case nobody changes their mind on a few sentences.

worst case, a few fence sitters who were going to show up to the polls, stay home.

after obama's gay marriage public comments, facebook erupted with people vehemently for or against.

if one was going to wade into that murk, they should have put on their liberty waders, and treaded carefully, stand on principle.

to make jokes, about something so touchy for many people, is only going to get you stuck in the muck with the rest of the schmucks.

Purposefully divisive

It honestly would not surprise me if the majority of these "issues" that dominate politics are engineered specifically to be divisive by those who seek to maintain control.

When I witness people crowing about any of these "hot button" topics, I just don't get it...

We can talk about gay marriage, abortion, birth control, stem cells, global warming, exploring for energy, etc... for as long as anyone wants to bloviate about those topics...

But unless we first fire 90% of these scheming government officials who are robbing us blind and bankrupting our country, those who get caught up in "the issues" are engaging in a fools errand akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic...

There was no poll

It was just an article on what rand said, no poll. Please don't troll this kind of stuff.

The Poll

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We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

It must be an American thing.

I'm from Scotland. The remarks didn't strike me as funny or inappropriate. I thought he meant that President Obama was already in favour of same sex marriage and is only now revealing his position for political reasons. To me that is a straightforward observation rather than a witticism.

There must be a subtext that I'm missing. Perhaps someone can supply it for me.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

saying that something is "gay" as in "stupid" is offensive

Rand Paul and Dr. Paul, to an extent, have a lot of anti-gay supporters on here.

Yea sorry you and the media

Yea sorry you and the media are just reading/hearing "stupid" into his comment.. Wasn't in there, wasn't meant to be in there.

You would have to ask Rand

if he meant "stupid". Im assuming he did and if so, that is very insulting to gay people. Im actually surprised Rand would say that and not expect a backlash...

Either way though, probably a 100 or so issues ahead of that right now in America. And I think Ron represents my views on those issues better than the rest by a longshot.

I agree.

I am from America I thought the comment was not hilarious but somewhat humerous. Obviously, I wish Ron Paul would clarify his stance on marriage although he has done so on recent interviews, the national media is only reporting on what Rand said not what Ron stands for. Basically, the way I see it, was Rand standing up for the principle thats been held for thousands of years that marriage is between a man and a woman and I fully agree even though I have a gay brother a few gay friends. I believe they have the right to join in civil union and government should stay out of it, but marriage should always remain between the two sexes. As should adoption, but thats another story.

I think this ultimately is a non-issue in this election cycle but Obama is getting desperate after seeing himself losing to Ron Paul in the polls. He's trying to ensure wins in states like Cali and New York.

The only principle that's been held for a thousand years

Is that people who say that don't know history

People dont always agree

on things. Everyone has their opinion. My bro and I agree that marriage is between one man and one woman. Coming together in a civil union can be for everything else. We are not religious fanatics and I am hetero, my bro is a homo.

You may have a different opinion, but that doesn't mean you should force your views on me by down-voting my opinion...

Your opinion is uninformed

Which means, ironically, you are forcing falsities on everyone else

We've raised millions of dollars for this campaign...

and now we might as well have just thrown it all in a fire. Thanks for sinking the ship, Rand. I'm certain your masters will reward you handsomely.

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."