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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 01:29 AM
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28. Uh, you are insulting him because he is coming out in favor
of expanded gay rights.

I don't care if the fucking spaghetti monster convinced him, as long as he is genuine about it. And I am inclined to think he has held this view for a long while now. Of all the issues he has ranted about over the last 8 years, he was pretty damn quiet about gay rights.

One Republican saying what he just said is more effective than a hundred liberals saying it. Republicans generally dismiss liberals on this issue, but there are a lot of people who respect Cheney for whatever reason who may just have had a spark lit in their minds.

Why should we care how he came to have this viewpoint, as long as he honestly believes it? (notice my disclaimer there)

It really encourages Republicans to come out against their party on a key issue when we trash them for the fact that they didn't do it soner. But by all means, continue doing so and see how well it turns out.

Change comes one step at a time, and this may be one of those times. Rarely do you find someone who turns a complete 180 degrees on their core beliefs overnight.
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