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US: Illinois Republican party chairman may be ousted for same-sex marriage support

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  1. The Republicans don’t like party members like him who might give the GOP a tiny chance of retaining a hint of credibility. Let them tear themselves apart with their ignorance and stupidity – it makes good entertainment these days.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Mar 2013, 3:16pm

    Disgusting isn’t it, a decent man being threatened for voting his conscience. He too considers equal marriage a conservative value. I take my hat off to David Cameron because he has ignited the same sentiment in conservative circles in America. 100+ republicans signing a petition to overturn Proposition 8 would have been unheard of a year ago. If Tory opponents don’t get a grip, they’ll be confined to the dustbin of history as well as their political careers.

  3. While I hate seeing a courageous and principled man like this being punished I do hope the Republican Party go ahead and remove him. It will yet again show them up for the intolerant bigots they are and will be another nail in their coffin. And to think this is happening in Illinois, one of the more liberal states. There’s no hope for the GOP!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 9 Mar 2013, 4:15pm

      I wouldn’t say there’s no hope for the GOP, not when 100+ signed on to the brief to overturn Prop. 8. Surely, isn’t that a signal the moderates are sending to their party that they can’t win an election using wedge issues? It doesn’t work for them any more after their disastrous defeat in 2012 because of it. Obama won by over 3 million votes, huge. If they do the same to those who signed the brief, what would you expect to happen? I know what the result would be. 100+ more bigots of the tea party ilk would replace them. No thanks. Having Mr. Brady in office enables more in their party to come out in support.

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