USA: Tone-Deaf GOP Head Invokes Wife While Trying to Appeal to Gay Voters

Written by scott on March 22nd, 2013

RNC Chair Reince PriebusThe wonderfully named Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stumbled when trying to make tyhe point that gay voters might not agree with the GOP on everything (read: marriage equality), but 90% was good enough. Think Progress reports:

STEIN: On the issue of inconclusivity. What would you tell an independent minded gay man who believes the right to marry is a civil right? What would you tell him about why he should vote Republican?

PRIEBUS: I would tell him, look, we might not agree on every single issue but, for the most part, if you look at where we are at in our economy and look at where we are with educational choice and our military positions and positions on a strong defense in our party for the most part, we agree on almost everything and doesn’t make someone a bad Republican. It means we are good Republicans and disagree on one or two things. My God, I don’t agree with my wife on 100 percent of the issues but it doesn’t mean we don’t have a great marriage.

Ph wait. You guys can’t get married. In large part because of GOP opposition. Oops.


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