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Billionaire GOP supporter disagrees with platform, says he supports gay marriage

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  1. If David Koch disagrees with the policy then maybe he should stop pumping all these millions into a party that wish to place a ban across the whole of the USA!!

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 2 Sep 2012, 11:33pm

    Lets say – Mr. Romney is elected as President of United States. Which opinion for him will be more important by the discussions about gay rights, marriage equality etc.: this of gay friendly billionaire with economic interests or this of all evangelicals, for whom the ban of same-sex marriage in the American Constitution is like yet unwritten chapter of Bible? I know the answer. And hope, its not correct.

  3. GingerlyColors 3 Sep 2012, 12:39am

    In America, money talks. Divid Koch should consider witholding donations to the GOP until they modernize. Why should many Republicans have to have such a bee in the bonnet about gay marriage when there are far greater issues to deal with in the USA, starting with their huge budget deficit.

  4. I like David Koch stance and he may just stop his financial support of Romney, who will not win the election anyway.

  5. For any party that pretends to support small government and individual freedom opposing SSM is ridiculous anyway. Opposing SSM smacks of big government totalitarianism which they claim to be against.

    1. Exactly. It’s totally hypocritical. They’re all for freedom, but only when that freedom coincides with their own wishes. They can’t even see how they’re contradicting themselves because they’re blinded by an obsession about what other people may or may not do in bed.

  6. Actions speak loud than words. And thanks to Citizens United, cold hard cash is louder still. We aren’t talking millions, it is tens of millions, probably more.

    This smells of face-saving to preserve and protect brands the Koch’s (pronounced “Coke”…LOL) manufacture.

  7. If he supports the Republican Party then he does NOT support marriage equality.

    And it is a barefaced lie to pretend that he does,

    The Republican Party is an extreme-right party – it is as rightwing as the BNP in Britain, yet bizarrely is regarded as a mainstream party in the US.

    1. de Villiers 3 Sep 2012, 11:00am

      Organisations do not just change their positions on their own. It takes people to change them. The only way that the Republicans will change their position is if there are a significant number of important liberal people within it pushing for their policy to be changed. That requires liberal people to join the party and/or fund it in order to exert pressure.

      The Republican party is nowhere near as bad as the BNP or the FN.

      1. Hodge Podge 3 Sep 2012, 3:03pm

        The BNP think abortion should be allowed in the case of rape, the Republicans don’t.

        Scary isn’t it.

      2. The BNP do not believe that a raped woman be required to carry a pregnancy to full term.

        And this lying pig David Koch continues to pump money into a party whose official platform includes a constitutional amendment to ban equality.

        The Republicans are WORSE than the BNP and the FN; and David Koch is a liar for pretending to support equality.

        He is scum.

  8. The Republicans are heading for meltdown even in the unlikely event that Romney wins the Presidency (and I believe the GOP’s extremist platform has almost guaranteed his defeat). There is some likelihood of the Dems controlling both houses of Congress, but even without this, GOP centrally-imposed social repression will in effect be difficult or impossible to implement. States which already have gay marriage will create mayhem over Federal attempts to nullify them. Outlawing all abortions would create chaos and monumental suffering for women across the USA. Stories like this could be the beginning of GOP pragmatists’ attempts to return to social conservatism, as opposed to social vengeance.
    All in all, I would bet on an Obama victory in November. And he’s no cuddly bunny.

  9. I will give David Koch some credit the day he donates a million or two to a pro LGBT equality organisation.
    Until then, his words are nothing but paying lip service.

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