Friday, March 15, 2013
Our own experiences in life change our opinions.
In a Columbus Dispatch editorial, Republican Sen. Rob Portman reveals that he now supports marriage between couples of the same sex. Portman arrived at his decision when one of his sons told the Portmans that he was gay. Read the entire piece at the Dispatch.
>>> Well, well, well. The Republicans have just told Americans what we already knew----- the Republican Party is not for everyone.
As the GOP struggles to broaden its appeal, the head of the American Conservative Union declared Thursday that the Republican Party is not a home for everyone, as prominent voices in Republican politics gather with thousands of conservatives and tea party activists outside Washington....
“I’m a firm believer that if the Republican Party is going to have some success, it’s going to do so by being a conservative party and not a home for everybody. That’s how you grow,” Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, told reporters Thursday morning as the conference began at Maryland’s National Harbor, just south of Washington.
He continued: “You grow your tent by convincing others, persuading others that yours is the way. And you build your tent by reaching out to the new demographics of America, not with a watered down version of who we ought to be,” he said.....
The Republican Party has already defined itself as being against equal pay for women, reproductive freedom for women, Civil Rights, voting rights, equal rights for LGBT, rights for workers, raising minimum wage, renewing the Violence Against Women Act, college students voting at their schools, Social Security, Medicare, etc., etc., etc.
Face it. The Republican Party only wants old white guys that have lots of money to fund their campaigns. As the population have more diversity, more women, young people, Latinos, new citizens, and educated people are turning away from the closed-minded, old farts in the GOP.