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  1. Tedious little quisling. And no, it won’t. historically speaking those who lean towards fundamentalism will inevitably become progressively more extreme.

    Now, should the GOP be ripped to shreds at the polls, maybe there will be a re-birth. But that assumes that there will still be a GOP left when the dust settles.

    1. The best possible thing for the GOP is to be very heavily defeated in the November election, and then in state elections – nothing else will make them wake up. At the moment there are just too many articles talking about how extreme they’ve become to count. They’ve become almost psychotic.

      1. And that is unlikely to happen with the generally poor education level of the american public, and therefore their susceptibility to Faux News and other brainwashing tactics.

        With the amount of money Romney has to spend on propaganda adverts, it is possible that he will be able to brainwash enough of the cretins to win.

        1. GulliverUK 30 Aug 2012, 9:51am

          They’ll get what they deserve. 5 years of Romney will implode the GOP for good, and during that time Christian women who get raped (the ‘legitimate’ type, naturally) will have to bring the child to term, whether they want to or not.

          It’s hard to believe dogmatic driven fundamentalists and evangelicals, such a tiny group, have wormed their way in to positions of power, and use huge financial resources to control so many. Right now I’m wondering if I would ever move to New Zealand (it’s a possibility), but I know I would never want to go to the US. Oh yes, a visit, briefly, as a tourist, but to live there … never, just like I wouldn’t want to live in Uganda, Iran or Russia.

          We can only hope Obama gets in for another 4 years — PRAY!!! if you have to, even if you don’t believe ! :D

    2. And even if there isn’t a rebirth at least it can make the Log Cabin Republicans, the last gasp of gay in the Republican Party, rethink their priorities.

    3. de Villiers 29 Aug 2012, 11:45pm

      You are bloody vile and disgusting to call another gay person a quisling, you historically ignorant, putrid individual.

      1. It’s an extreme comparison for sure but it’s fairly accurate in the sense that it means an oppressed person collaborating with their oppressor.

        That’s exactly what Uncle Tom’s like this pathetic individual Jim Kolbe are.

      2. de Villiers 30 Aug 2012, 1:40pm

        David, my post was intended to be a parody of Valsky and her usual style of writing. I am, however, forever melted by you and am unable to be moved to criticise you.

  2. Agentprovokatur 29 Aug 2012, 12:50pm

    Agree with Valksy. When the Republican Party ignored the warnings of Barry Goldwater regarding the influence of religious fundamentalists and embraced them in an effort to retain numbers they sold their soul, literally and figuratively to the devil. I think it is a shame as there are some conservative ideals (other than a regressive clinging to past social mores) that are at least worthy of discussion and which can have a leavening effect on political action and discourse. The Republican party pre-eveangelical control actually seemed to believe in science, charity (if not compassion) and rational compromise in the name of progress. It has been speculated that this election cycle is their last gasp effort (including rumors of voter suppression in a “win at any cost bid) to gain control of the national government before the tide of non-white citizens with “such non-American values” finally overwhelms them at the ballot box. Interesting times for America.

    1. The US electoral system is so backward and undemocratic however that this sickeningly extremist party will always exist.

  3. He’s bailing hard.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Aug 2012, 1:38pm

    Voter suppression and a Romney win means a coup d’etat comparable to those of third rate countries, the very countries the U.S. berates. The chickens will have come home to roost if that awful scenario unfolds. The one with the most money wins, democracy is up for sale in America, votes no longer count.

    1. Well it’s happened before.

      George W. Bush was appointed president in 2000 and there was massive voter suppression in Florida.

      The USA is not a democracy in any real sense.

      And it’s becoming more and more like a christian Iran.

  5. “…he believes this will be the last time the Republican Party’s platform will endorse amending the US Constitution to stop states from recognising marriage equality.”

    But only if Obama wins. A win for Romney would push back LGBT equality in the US for decades.

    1. No it wouldn’t.

      LGBT rights are a wedge issue – like abortion and immigration – which serve to highlight some cosmetic differences between the Democrats and Republicans.

      US elections are irrelevant as irrespective of who wins, their primary loyalty is to corporations which own them, hook line and sinker.

      LGBT rights will continue to progress (unless they start damaging the corporations which own US politics)

  6. “No, the platform is out of touch with where most Americans are today and most Republicans are today.”

    He’s implying that a majority of Republicans doesn’t oppose marriage equality. That’s a big, fat LIE of a quisling. The vast majority of Republicans oppose marriage equality persistently. Everyone who votes for the Republicans this year is an enemy of the LGBT community.

  7. Tom Cotner 29 Aug 2012, 1:52pm

    Although I would hope that Mr. Kolbe could be possibly correct, I highly doubt it — mainly because of the sheer number of hateful people in this country who are not in any way disposed to listening to other opinions. This particular (and peculiar) mode of the Republican Party is doomed to follow the folly of their religious supporters until the last one of them is dead and gone. That situation will take quite more than the 4 years Mr. Kolbe suggests. Not until the present group of under 30 year olds reach the determining age of the direction of the party and the older ones are buried will this happen, unfortunately.
    Very few older folk are in any way interested in progressive ideas. These ideas are coming from the younger. Bless ’em all — I’m not in their age group, but I certainly agree with them (the younger, that is).

  8. What a pathetic loser Kolbe is?

    Does he hate himself so much that he would be a member of an extremist party which would jail him.

    Gay Republicans are absurd little Uncle Toms.

  9. A gay republican to me is like a black member of the KKK.

  10. Jim Nashville tn 29 Aug 2012, 2:27pm

    why do republican gay men still think that the republican party will change .if you vote republican you vote self hate and you hate others .. you are anti gay ..anti human rights.. anti woman .. anti abortion .. anit family and that goes for any gblt who vote republican not just the men and if this fool thinks things will change then should seek help

  11. I guess he’s right in a way…
    Only because at this rate, by the next election, the republicans will instead be calling for Leviticus 20:13 to be added to the constitution.
    Plain optimism just doesn’t cut it here, Jim Kolbe must be completely mad in the head to think that his party will make a change for the better.

  12. Steve Sampson 29 Aug 2012, 2:36pm

    I’m an American. I do not understand gays who support a Party that actively denies them their equality. I’m unable to grasp this self-hate.

  13. I’ve seen the Republican supporting gays. They have heaps of money and live in little enclaves and think they are immune to the gay hating of the party. They support the economic values of the Republicans and care little about the majority of gay people out there.

    1. so they are basically black KKK members or naz1 supporting Jews then.

    2. And probably have no interest in getting married to people of the same sex and not even coming out of the closet, so they have no problem of denying these things to other gay people.

  14. The Republican Party is now led by a hierarchy that dreams of a white supremacist, fascist, christian nation. All those of different persuasions are only being tolerated and included until the Republican Party can gain control. Once they do, they will turn on the rest faster than a Ferrari can get from 0-60. Just look at the individual states who are now Republican controlled and the mandates they have imposed on immigration, religion, voter registration, women’s rights, unions and workers rights, etc.

  15. “Four years from now, I’m willing to bet that won’t be there.”

    I initially misread that as “FORTY years”. I think that’s actually more believable.

  16. Republicans will only for vote for gay issues if there’s a profit to be made.
    God save the Queen

  17. GingerlyColors 29 Aug 2012, 5:05pm

    I suppose many people here will be asking why Jim Kolbe is a member of a party that still generally disagrees with his lifestyle. Turkeys and Christmas may come to mind here but some people may wish to bring about change from within the Party. The Republican’s stance on gay rights and other issues will be judged by the electorate in just over two month’s time.

  18. David Waite 29 Aug 2012, 5:06pm

    Ex-Representative Jim Kolbe (R-dreamworld) is as deluged about his party as ex-Senator Larry Craig (R-cottaging) is about himself.

    1. David Waite 29 Aug 2012, 5:20pm

      “deluged” should have been “deluded” although biblical flooding just might also sort of apply. If so, it was accidental.

  19. For those of you who don’t have the misfortune of knowing any of these gay, American Conservatives personally, I’ll let you in on a little secret.

    They’ve been saying that “THIS platform will be the last anti-gay platform” EVERY four years for the last TWENTY years! What they don’t tell you is that each and every four years the Republican platform becomes MORE, and not less, anti-gay. This years platform was the most anti-gay EVER!

  20. johnny33308 30 Aug 2012, 12:49am

    This intelligence-impaired fool lives in a fantasy world if he thinks the American Taliban party (GOP) would ever willingly give up its outrageous Platform of bigotry against LGBTIQ people and women….there is no one shred of evidence this will EVER happen, in fact…what a tool!

  21. jamestoronto 30 Aug 2012, 6:59am

    Heard that before!!! Next BRILLIANT statement please.

  22. Gay republican? Oxymoron surely, moron for sure

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