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Former McCain Campaign Manager Supports Marriage Equality

Filed By Ed Team | April 18, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: John McCain, Republicans, steve schmidt

"There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage. . . . I'm confident American public opinion will continue to move on the question toward majority support, and sooner or later the Republican Party will catch up to it."

--Steve Schmidt, former campaign manager for John McCain, talking to the Log Cabin Republicans (via CNN)

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But conservatism has nothing to do with smaller unobtrusive government. Conservatism is about Baby Jesus and slogans about tea and taxes and flag pins and cool patriotic music and calling people names and making fun of their circumstances.

This guy doesn't understand the first thing about being a conservative. That's why John McCain lost!

responding to Blanca - religious conservatism is not to be confused with political conservatism, however much the Republicans have relied on the latter. Many religious conservatives want government to create laws that make all of us conform to their view of what is right and moral. Political conservatives want government to interfere as little as possible in the private lives of citizens. In part, this is why the Iowa Supreme Court, made up of persons from both parties, was able to render a unanimous decision to uphold the constitution of the state of Iowa and apply its civil rights equally to all persons.