Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ari Fleischer: "GOP Will Never Back Gay Rights!"

"The big issue that Republicans are going to have to wrestle with is the Hispanic issue. It's not the social issues. You're not going to make the party pro-choice and pro-gay rights and think you've made the Republican party the party that's the popular party. We have a party like that. It's the Democratic Party." -Ari Fleischer, former Bush White House press secretary, speaking on CNN. (Via JMG)


Peter said...

I think Ari Fleischer's comments are an encouraging POSITIVE for the gay community. The longer the GOP stays entrenched in 20th Century social issues, the more often they will lose elections until their party is in name only. Relevant change in this party is going to take a L-O-N-G time until they ditch the extreme right and stop running the likes of Bachman and Santorum for President.

Only younger GOP leadership will change its antiquated mindset.

BosGuy said...

Seems like a strange comment in light of the changing perceptions of homosexuality.

One need more than a "Latino" strategy to remain relevant. Part of that involves allowing for a socially progressive wing to grow. One can be fiscally conservative and socially progressive.

nhguy78 said...

Puerto Rico could be the next battle ground. They are starting to make moves to become the 51st state. A non-binding ballot question has been approved. Next it an official PR delegation vote and then to the United States Congress.

Anonymous said...

I am a registered Republican (and have no plans to change that) but I will continue to vote Libertarian (Gary Johnson in 2016!) until the GOP comes to its senses and returns to is roots. I love history. It was Republican party leaders that brought down slavery (A. Lincoln), pushed for women's suffrage (Susan B. Anthony), and recognized the importance of protecting our natural resources (T. Roosevelt). Even David Cameron, the current PM of Great Britain, famously said, "I am not in favor of marriage equality in spite of my being a convervative, I support marriage equality because I am a conservative." I have a nefarious plan to bring the GOP into the 21st century, kicking and screaming if I must. Join me!