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(Talking Points Memo)   Senator Casey (D-PAbulous) joins the growing ranks of those swelling with pride in support of gay marriage. Thank god this didn't climax early   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-04-02 09:36:22 AM  
I think it needs an h in there: PhAbulous
 
2013-04-02 09:50:29 AM  
Well, I guess this makes him an improvement over Old Frothful in that regard.
 
2013-04-02 09:59:33 AM  
Casey could use a "Queer Eye" makeover.

/The guy is about as interesting as a blob of Play-doh with a unibrow.
 
2013-04-02 10:47:09 AM  
This must be satire.  TFA didn't use the word "evolve" even once.
 
2013-04-02 11:02:12 AM  
By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.
 
2013-04-02 11:19:21 AM  
He made a wise decision in the face of an almost certain primary defeat if he didn't
 
2013-04-02 11:20:56 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.


you think that's possible? You know how many are fearing tea derper primaries because they know they'll lose?
 
2013-04-02 11:23:39 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.


I'd love to see the Senate hit 50 votes for repealing DOMA and make McConnell and the other Republicans in the Senate filibuster it. That would be well worth the popcorn.
 
2013-04-02 11:24:08 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He made a wise decision in the face of an almost certain primary defeat if he didn't


What?  Nah.  Casey's bland enough to sail through.
 
CDP [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 11:25:52 AM  
We should not allow these homersexuals the get married. It will spread teh ghey and I do not want my offspring catching teh homoghey
 
2013-04-02 11:27:28 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Lost Thought 00: He made a wise decision in the face of an almost certain primary defeat if he didn't

What?  Nah.  Casey's bland enough to sail through.


If he continued to refuse to support gay marriage, he would have stood out from the crowd and lost his bland-protection
 
2013-04-02 11:29:18 AM  
And now there are only 8 Democratic senators who don't support equality. Somebody needs to get it through their heads that history will remember who the last holdout is and won't remember it kindly.
 
2013-04-02 11:33:33 AM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:  The guy is about as interesting as a blob of Play-doh with a unibrow.

He got elected riding on his father's name.  If he hadn't been named "Bob", no one would have ever heard of him.
 
2013-04-02 11:33:51 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.


The Republican Party grabbed onto their opposition to gay marriage with both hands but it grew to be larger than they had expected. Despite their frantic attempts to beat it back, support for gay marriage stiffened and then burst through the 50% barrier. Opposing over half the country has left the Republicans in a sticky position. Recent defections of elected official such as Rob Portman will likely cause their resolve on this issue to soften.
 
2013-04-02 11:35:08 AM  

CDP: We should not allow these homersexuals the get married. It will spread teh ghey and I do not want my offspring catching teh homoghey


You should keep your children away from short people too.  You don't want them getting stunted.
 
2013-04-02 11:36:31 AM  

rynthetyn: And now there are only 8 Democratic senators who don't support equality. Somebody needs to get it through their heads that history will remember who the last holdout is and won't remember it kindly.


I'm putting my money on Mark Pryor. He'd fail the intelligence test to hold public office if one were given.
 
2013-04-02 11:40:03 AM  
Man, these Enzyte commercials are getting sneaky.
 
2013-04-02 11:44:03 AM  

Radak: This must be satire.  TFA didn't use the word "evolve" even once.


Is Casey a Catholic? I seem to remember him from the anti-PPACA crowd, because Catholics don't like giving health care to people who believe differently or whatever.

Anyway, it would make sense that he wouldn't use that word. Evolution is evil, and he doesn't want to be associated with that stuff from the pit of hell.

// I know that was a derpy state Congressman (a Republican, too - from Georgia?), not Senator Casey
 
2013-04-02 11:46:41 AM  
I'm actually a little surprised. I'm still kinda pissed off at him for voting against overriding Bush's veto of a bill funding stem-cell research back in '07 I think it was. 59 votes for overriding Bush's veto and farking Casey was on the other side.
 
2013-04-02 11:46:54 AM  
CSB (sort of): I had a psych professor in college that was gay, and during a discussion once she mentioned that she didn't think she'd live to see gay marriage legalized. Fast forward six years.....and she and her girlfriend were among the first people to get married when gay marriage was legalized in our state. Their pictures were all over the papers and internets, and they looked so happy. What an amazing feeling it must be to go from having no hope that you'll ever be able to get married to being a wife in such a short amount of time.

I hope we get more and more politicians coming out of the gay marriage support closet every day. Republicans have backed themselves into (yet another) corner on this issue - it's one more crack in the foundation of the GOP, and I have a feeling it's a large one.
 
2013-04-02 11:47:02 AM  
(D-PAbulous)?

*Chortle*
 
2013-04-02 11:49:30 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He made a wise decision in the face of an almost certain primary defeat if he didn't


He JUST got re-elected and he had a primary challenger and won the primary 80%-20%.
 
2013-04-02 11:51:13 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Is Casey a Catholic? I seem to remember him from the anti-PPACA crowd, because Catholics don't like giving health care to people who believe differently or whatever.

Anyway, it would make sense that he wouldn't use that word. Evolution is evil, and he doesn't want to be associated with that stuff from the pit of hell.


The Catholic Church has no problem with the scientific theory of evolution.
 
2013-04-02 11:51:48 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat:  The guy is about as interesting as a blob of Play-doh with a unibrow.

He got elected riding on his father's name.  If he hadn't been named "Bob", no one would have ever heard of him.


That's partly it, but he was running against the very unpopular Frothy too in a very anti-GOP 2006 election season. That helped quite a bit too.
 
2013-04-02 11:54:11 AM  

thurstonxhowell: The Catholic Church has no problem with the scientific theory of evolution.


Come on, man. Just...be cool. OK? For once in your life? Be cool? Just once?

// you know, I knew that
// for some reason, I get my biblebeaters all confused - abortion, evolution; it's all the same...
 
2013-04-02 12:12:31 PM  

CDP: We should not allow these homersexuals the get married. It will spread teh ghey and I do not want my offspring catching teh homoghey


You forgot to post the image for some reason.

As a result, crop dusters will spray homogay all over your neighborhood and local schools as punishment.

I hope your happy.
 
2013-04-02 12:15:20 PM  
Bobby Casey is drier than Joan Rivers' vagina reading a Latin textbook during Egyptian Shemu, more boring than your high school penmanship teacher using wooden tools to fix a discontinued 8-track player and makes Paris Hilton look like an independent, self-made entrepreneur, but he'll always be a hero for giving us this:
liberalserving.typepad.com
 
2013-04-02 12:16:20 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Dr Dreidel: Is Casey a Catholic? I seem to remember him from the anti-PPACA crowd, because Catholics don't like giving health care to people who believe differently or whatever.

Anyway, it would make sense that he wouldn't use that word. Evolution is evil, and he doesn't want to be associated with that stuff from the pit of hell.

The Catholic Church has no problem with the scientific theory of evolution.


The Catholic Church doesn't but Santorum and his ilk are basically evangelical fundamentalists who happen to like the pope.

/Well, the old pope. He probably considers the new one a spawn of Satan.
 
2013-04-02 12:16:51 PM  
Mark Kirk (R-IL) just announced his support for gay marriage:  http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gop-sen-mark-kirk-support s -marriage-equality
 
2013-04-02 12:17:21 PM  
I don't care what side of the aisle you're on, or if you're a third party, it's time to deliver on the promise of freedom of religion, equality under the law, and the right to privacy. Get out of folks' bedrooms, and stop insisting that others follow your faith.

If you want to keep folks from marrying within your church, that's fine. Go for it. I have no problem with that. If you want to preach on the evils of homosexuality within your own church, go for it. I have some problems with that, but you know what? It's not my church, and while I might find it repugnant, it is still your right to believe that. What you don't have the right to do is manipulate law to bring folks who aren't in your ministry into that mess. That is what freedom of religion is about. Your faith, take care of it how you will, but don't demand that everyone else follow your teachings, because folks aren't asking you to sacrifice your faith and beliefs, they are asking that you respect theirs. Plain and simple.
 
2013-04-02 12:21:41 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.


They just did.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gop-sen-mark-kirk-suppor ts -marriage-equality

Oh, and that now makes 50 sitting US senators who support marriage equality and, presumably, votes for repealing DOMA.
 
2013-04-02 12:26:13 PM  
Yet not a single one has had the balls to demand civil unions for everyone and remove the bigoted marriage license all together.
 
2013-04-02 12:27:20 PM  
 Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

They aren't taking a stand against bigotry, only one variety of it.  A real stand against bigotry would be the elimination of the marriage license
 
2013-04-02 12:27:30 PM  

CDP: homersexuals


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2013-04-02 12:30:56 PM  

Spaz-master: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

They aren't taking a stand against bigotry, only one variety of it.  A real stand against bigotry would be the elimination of the marriage license


Um, why, exactly, is it bigoted for a government to offer civil marriage licenses?
 
2013-04-02 12:34:30 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

The Republican Party grabbed onto their opposition to gay marriage with both hands but it grew to be larger than they had expected. Despite their frantic attempts to beat it back, support for gay marriage stiffened and then burst through the 50% barrier. Opposing over half the country has left the Republicans in a sticky position. Recent defections of elected official such as Rob Portman will likely cause their resolve on this issue to soften.


I came.
 
2013-04-02 12:35:50 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Is Casey a Catholic? I seem to remember him from the anti-PPACA crowd, because Catholics don't like giving health care to people who believe differently or whatever.


He's very Catholic (you have to be to get ahead in Scranton politics).  The Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton is pretty pissed:

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/casey-comes-out-in-favor-of-same-se x- marriage-1.1466292

/casey has the charisma and charm of a box of boiled turnips
//still managed to beat santorum by 18 points in '06
 
2013-04-02 12:39:13 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry. Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.


Mark Kirk just became the GOP's second non-shiathead Senator.
 
2013-04-02 12:48:43 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry. Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

Mark Kirk just became the GOP's second non-shiathead Senator.


Yay! I am now represented by two Senators who believe in the equal protections of the law.
 
2013-04-02 01:04:48 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry. Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

Mark Kirk just became the GOP's second non-shiathead Senator.


Let the record show that Lionel Mandrake called it.
 
2013-04-02 01:11:22 PM  
FTFA: Casey said he began to reexamine his position on gay marriage in 2011 and that input from his constituents in Pennsylvania helped him come around to supporting it.

CW says:  He was going to get primaried; so he'd rather change course than lose sticking to his guns.

Whatever.
 
2013-04-02 01:14:00 PM  

Rwa2play: FTFA: Casey said he began to reexamine his position on gay marriage in 2011 and that input from his constituents in Pennsylvania helped him come around to supporting it.

CW says:  He was going to get primaried; so he'd rather change course than lose sticking to his guns.

Whatever.


nothing wrong with a politician shifting views to match his constituents. That's who he represents after all. Let's get some more purely politically motivated people over to the gay marriage side, I say.
 
2013-04-02 01:24:48 PM  

Serious Black: Spaz-master: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

They aren't taking a stand against bigotry, only one variety of it.  A real stand against bigotry would be the elimination of the marriage license

Um, why, exactly, is it bigoted for a government to offer civil marriage licenses?


Civil Unions are contract law... not licenses.  You do understand the legal difference, right?
One is a stated right, the other is a licensed(regulated) privilege
 
2013-04-02 01:24:52 PM  

skullkrusher: Rwa2play: FTFA: Casey said he began to reexamine his position on gay marriage in 2011 and that input from his constituents in Pennsylvania helped him come around to supporting it.

CW says:  He was going to get primaried; so he'd rather change course than lose sticking to his guns.

Whatever.

nothing wrong with a politician shifting views to match his constituents. That's who he represents after all. Let's get some more purely politically motivated people over to the gay marriage side, I say.


Not denying that;  thing is he *is* in PA.  A more liberal candidate could've run using that against him (among other issues).
 
2013-04-02 01:26:11 PM  

Rwa2play: skullkrusher: Rwa2play: FTFA: Casey said he began to reexamine his position on gay marriage in 2011 and that input from his constituents in Pennsylvania helped him come around to supporting it.

CW says:  He was going to get primaried; so he'd rather change course than lose sticking to his guns.

Whatever.

nothing wrong with a politician shifting views to match his constituents. That's who he represents after all. Let's get some more purely politically motivated people over to the gay marriage side, I say.

Not denying that;  thing is he *is* in PA.  A more liberal candidate could've run using that against him (among other issues).


ah, so it's a win on both ends! ;)
 
2013-04-02 01:30:52 PM  

Lost Thought 00: He made a wise decision in the face of an almost certain primary defeat if he didn't


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2013-04-02 02:04:41 PM  

Serious Black: Spaz-master: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

They aren't taking a stand against bigotry, only one variety of it.  A real stand against bigotry would be the elimination of the marriage license

Um, why, exactly, is it bigoted for a government to offer civil marriage licenses?


Because Libertarianism, of course, and it is  totally not just a delaying tactic to bring this up, now, because it would be totes easy to completely dismantle the whole complex of property and family law in order to abolish government involvement in marriage rather than , you know, just letting gays do what the rest of us do without any other changes to the law.
 
2013-04-02 02:28:35 PM  

Spaz-master: Serious Black: Spaz-master: Lionel Mandrake: By my count, that's 48 Dem Senators taking a stand against bigotry.  Maybe the GOP can find #2 before all the Dems are on record for equality.

They aren't taking a stand against bigotry, only one variety of it.  A real stand against bigotry would be the elimination of the marriage license

Um, why, exactly, is it bigoted for a government to offer civil marriage licenses?

Civil Unions are contract law... not licenses.  You do understand the legal difference, right?
One is a stated right, the other is a licensed(regulated) privilege


The Supreme Court has stated, among other things, that "marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival." Beyond that, your response says absolutely nothing about what people the government is treating with hatred, malice, contempt, and disrespect simply by regulating the practice of marriage in the first place.
 
2013-04-02 03:58:44 PM  
Take down the "Obama supports gay marriage and abortion.  Do you?  Vote Republican" sign on the side of the turnpike already.  The election was 5 months ago.  You're worse than those shiatheads who still have an inflatable Santa on the lawn at the beginning of March.
 
2013-04-02 04:02:23 PM  
Why do so many of these gay marriage headlines have stupid sex jokes?
 
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