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  •  This isn't hypocrisy. It's humanity. (3+ / 0-)
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    raoul78, PsychoSavannah, slatsg

    We all engage in a certain amount of group think.  You tend to share the views of your piers.  And if you were a 50-something dude that traveled mostly in Ohio Republican circles, you're not going to be exposed to gay issues as readily as someone raised in a progressive tribe.  

    So yeah, it took a somewhat unlikely event for him to see the truth on this one.  I can't fault him for that.  There are 45 Republican Senators.  Cruz, Lee and Rubio's kids are not yet adults.  Tim Scott does not have children.  That leaves 41 senators old enough to have college-age kids.  (Rand Paul's oldest is a senior on college.)

    They probably have close to 100 adult children between them.  Of those, a handful are probably gay.  Several of them are probably closeted, at least to their Republican Senator parent.  One of two may have come and and been begged to keep a low profile.  But one kid beat the odds.  And he was right about his dad-confronted with the truth, he chose love over division.  And that is the only hope we have.

    "Unrestricted immigration is a dangerous thing -- look at what happened to the Iroquois." Garrison Keillor

    by Spider Stumbled on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:33:09 AM PDT

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