Saturday, December 14, 2013

GOP Funds Pro-abortion Homosexual Candidates

This week's congressional budget deal demonstrated that winning power in D.C. is priority "numero uno" for the Republican Party -- principles and moral beliefs "take a back seat."  In fact, House Speaker John Boehner is backing the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in its financial support for at least two openly homosexual candidates who vehemently advocate the Gay Agenda and abortion on demand, in opposition to the GOP platform.
“Our decisions on the Republican nominees we support will not be based on race, gender or sexual orientation but will be based on the strength of their candidacy and their ability to defeat Democrats.”
-- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the NRCC
For background, read GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters

Also read GOP Congressman Proudly Fund Abortionists, Gay Agenda

In addition, read New Jersey GOP Gov. Christie Says Homosexuality is NOT a Sin and read of so many Republicans "evolving" to support the Gay Agenda.

UPDATE 4/14/14: GOP Platform OKs Abortion & 'Gay Marriage' at Nevada Convention

-- From "Rep. Randy Forbes [R-Va.] pressuring national Republicans to withhold money from gay candidates" by CNN Wire 12/9/13

The NRCC is tasked with recruiting and helping to elect candidates, as well as incumbents, to the House every two years. For part of its financial substance, it collects millions of dollars in membership dues from incumbent lawmakers.

In next year’s midterm elections, there are two openly gay GOP candidates who are well positioned to challenge Democratic incumbents. Richard Tisei, a former state lawmaker who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2012, is running again for a Massachusetts seat.

In San Diego, former city councilman Carl DeMaio is challenging Democratic Rep. Scott Peters. DeMaio ran for San Diego mayor last year, but lost to the now-disgraced Democrat Bob Filner, who resigned after facing a barrage of sexual harassment claims.

Both candidates would have to face primaries before being guaranteed a spot on the November general election ballot. But if they do win their respective primaries, they’ve been widely praised as potential pick-ups for the GOP in the House. Rep. Patrick McHenry, who serves as the NRCC’s top recruiter, has touted both as top-tier candidates.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Rep. Randy Forbes: Deny money to gay candidates" by Austin Wright and Jake Sherman, Politico 12/4/13

On Thursday, following POLITICO’S report, House Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates. . . .

In recent years, Republicans have slowly tried to make inroads with the gay community. As gay marriage becomes more common, many GOP officials have softened their stance. Since the 2012 election, Republicans have similarly tried to make inroads with other neglected voting blocs, including women and Hispanics.

Many senior House Republicans haven’t shied away from giving money to Tisei or DeMaio. The NRCC supported Tisei in 2012, and many top Republicans contributed to his campaign. The political arm of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) gave DeMaio $10,000 in June. And Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) chipped in $5,000 the same month.

Many Republicans seem willing to back DeMaio. Rep. Darrell Issa, a senior California Republican who has endorsed him, said that “he will be supported by the NRCC when he wins the primary.”

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said if DeMaio is the “Republican candidate, that’s who we’re going to back.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "GOP will keep supporting gay candidates despite congressman's complaints" by Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner 12/6/13

"Typically, most, if not all, members of the House Republican Conference were focused on one thing — winning the majority," said one former NRCC senior aide. "That requires diversity in the candidate recruitment class whether it that has to do with positions on issues from the Second Amendment to abortion rights or a candidate's ethnicity or sexual orientation."

"Most of the people who are really wealthy, they don’t care about gay marriage, for or against it," said one Republican fundraiser. "The NRCC is not going to lose any donors because they give to gay candidates."

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From "GOP says it will continue to fund homosexual candidates despite Congressman’s objections" by Kirsten Andersen, LifeSiteNews 12/9/13

Despite – or perhaps because of – their unorthodox positions on social issues, both DeMaio and Tisei have become darlings of the GOP leadership, who have named both men as picks for the NRCC’s “Young Guns” program, which funds the most promising would-be Congressional freshmen. Their candidacies are part of a larger strategy being referred to among Republican insiders as the “new generation,” seemingly a reference to a 95-page election year post-mortem by the College Republicans examining what went wrong between the GOP and young voters.

That report, titled “Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation,” argued that as public support for same-sex “marriage” increases, especially among so-called “Millennials” between the ages of 18 and 29, the party should downplay its opposition to gay unions and seek out “diversity of opinion” in its candidates.

“There is hardly an appetite from this generation to see the GOP crusade against same-sex marriage,” the group wrote. “In the short run … the best course of action for the party may be to promote the diversity of opinion on the issue within its ranks (after all, for quite some time, former vice president Dick Cheney was to the left of President Obama on same-sex marriage) and to focus on acceptance and support for gay people as separate from the definition of marriage.”

The same report described the party’s pro-life platform as a liability with young voters who, although largely supporting limits on legal abortion, see the Republican Party as “extreme” on the issue.

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From "GOP Committee Financially Backs 2 Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage Candidates" by Michael W. Chapman, 12/13/13

Concerning Tisei’s congressional run, [GOP House Minority Leader Eric] Cantor said, "We all came here from somewhere. It is the opportunity that drew us here, and he will have every bit of opportunity, as an openly gay Republican, as any other Republican. I told him, we're fully behind him. I'm supportive of his candidacy and look forward to serving with him."

According to the Washington Post, Tisei’s candidacy “has won the support of the entire House Republican leadership, including a $5,000 check from the PAC run by the vice-presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).”

The 2012 Republican Party Platform opposes abortion and homosexual marriage.  The GOP Platform references abortion in several sections and says, among other things, “Through Obamacare, the current Administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare. We, however, affirm the dignity of women by protecting the sanctity of human life. Numerous studies have shown that abortion endangers the health and wellbeing of women, and we stand firmly against it.”

As for “gay marriage,” the 2012 Republican Party Platform says, “We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We applaud the citizens of the majority of States which have enshrined in their constitutions the traditional concept of marriage, and we support the campaigns underway in several other States to do so.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "GOP's 'Young Guns' Program Backs Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage Candidates for Congress" by Michael W. Chapman, 12/13/13

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Nov. 21 that Tisei and DeMaio were among 36 candidates placed "On the Radar" level of the "Young Guns" program.

"‘On the Radar’ is the first level of the committee’s ‘Young Guns’ program, and will help to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents," states the NRCC. "As participants in this program, these candidates will continue to work with the committee and the program’s original founders to ensure that their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts."

On the "About" page for "Young Guns," it states the program was co-founded in 2007-08 by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and that it "seeks to grow the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives." It further says, "Candidates who achieve Young Gun status have successfully collaborated with the NRCC and completed the benchmarks that establish a path to victory on Election Day."

Neither the DeMaio ["Young Guns"] page nor the Tisei page mentions that the candidate is gay or that both men support abortion and same-sex marriage. Nor does Tisei's "Young Guns" page mention that he is "married" to his partner.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read how the GOP Has Failed the Nationwide Marriage Amendment Test; and the answer to this question is now known: Will the GOP Go Pro-abortion in Addition to Pro-Gay?

In addition, read Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty