Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Like most of his Republican colleagues, Scott Walker can run but can't hide from his strong positions against marriage equality

Gay Marriage Case Offers G.O.P. Political Cover. (The New York Times, 1/18/2015)

They picked the wrong poster boy for this meme.
Consider the statements from Republicans like Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, all of whom are considered possible presidential candidates. “A settled issue,” Mr. Christie said after a state court ruled in 2013 that the state could not deny same-sex couples marriage rights.

On the other hand, consider this statement.  (Not "addressed anytime soon"?  That doesn't sound like "a settled issue" to me.

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Scott Walker: Gay Marriage In Wisconsin Won't 'Be Addressed Anytime Soon'. (Huffington Post, 8/5/2013)

Or consider this statement.  (Walker can't hide from this affirmation, which he has offered repeatedly.  In fact, one of his favorite statements on the topic goes like this.  "I took an oath of office to uphold the constitution of state of Wisconsin, and the constitution clearly defines marriage as between one man and one woman. I continue to support that.")

Scott Walker on gay marriage: Let states decide. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/27/2013)

How about this blathering.   (This time he sez, let the churches decide.)

Scott Walker addresses gay marriage ... or does he? (Capital Times, 3/19/2013)

Now consider what Chris Christie said in 2014.

Chris Christie: Republicans should continue to fight against same-sex marriage.  (Huffington Post, 7/14/2014)

Other marriage equality posts:
In Scott Walker's case, not "taking the bait" means weaseling his way through the campaign.  (7/7/2014)
From the why-is-this-news department.   (6/15/2014)
Somebody needs lessons in leadership.  (6/15/2014)
To be an attorney, you need to graduate from college.  (5/27/2014)
Your state tax dollars at work (to keep Walker's base happy).  (3/25/2014) 
Did you know that it's National Heterosexual Marriage Week USA?   (2/8/2014)
What else would you expect from someone who needs to pander to a Tea-Party base in order to keep his dim 2016 hopes alive? (2/6/2014)
Virginia Republicans hang down their heads.  (1/6/2014)
Beware of Cal Thomas.  (4/1/2013)

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