Former Ronald Reagan Aide Airs 2012 Presidential Ad

@gladys46 (1205)
United States
March 24, 2011 9:45am CST
Reported at CBSNews, Republican Fred Karger is running an ad in Iowa to drum up support for a possible 2012 presidental bid. This ad is the first presidential ad to air in Lowa, home of the opening presidential caucuses. What's interesting about Mr. Karger's possible presidential run is the fact that he is opening Gay. "I'm concerned that the partisan rancor is only going to continue and get in the way of our country's progress." Karger also said: "I learned from my mentor Ronald Reagan the importance of getting along." With republicans vowing to reinstate "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ... with their push for Constitutional marriage (one man, one woman) laws, etc., how will Fred Karger fair if he decides to run thus have to face other republicans during debates?
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
25 Mar 11
The guy's got guts, I'll give him that! I feel sorry for him because the extreme righties, especially in Iowa, will attack him personally something terrible, I'm afraid. I KNOW all Republicans aren't homophobic but it seems like the current crop of them who are trying to take over sure are. One good thing may come out of his running and that's that the country will be able to see just how extreme and intolerant some of the Republican hopefuls really are. Annie
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Annie, unfortunately I think your bottom line is spot on! However, I really believe that most reasonable thinking have already recognized just how "extreme" too many Republican "leaders" and hopefuls really are ... I mean to demand cuts to the nation's seniors and not start the cutting at the top is outrageously "extreme" ... to demand cuts to our veterans and their families is also outrageously "extreme" ... I could go on and on with the extremes and the non-sensical, delusions of these people but, what's the use? People need to get off their butt butts and vote their interests, and know that when they don't, they may not blame President Obama for not having the support he needs in Congress to get the business of and for the people done!!
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@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
26 Mar 11
I'm not sure what "current crop" you're referring to Annie or what's homophobic about them. Gladys, Obama had a supermajority in congress which gave him the ability to ram through anything and everything he wanted without a single republican being involved. If there was legislation he wanted that never happened, that's his own fault.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
27 Mar 11
Well Taskr, there you are ... President Obama did not "RAM" anything through congress ... he did all to meet congress half way!! President Obama is very much aware of the fact that people are supposed to have their say about political issues ... by his very actions, he demonstrates the willingness to listen to the other side ... by his very actions, ALL issues ought not be merely legislated purely for high poll ratings! I'm happy you recognize that.
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@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
26 Mar 11
Well I wish these gay republicans like GOProud and the log cabin republicans would simply join up with the libertarian party, but I suppose I can understand that if you want to get real recognition on a national level you often have to sell out and run as one of those two. Most people can't even name 2 candidates that ran for president in 2008 besides Obama and McCain even though some states, like Florida, had 13 people on the ballot. As for his stances on the issues, I agree with some, not so much with others. He wants to lower the voting age to 16. I think that's a pretty horrible idea. They're not even allowed to drive a car in some states. Besides, once you lower a voting age people start wanting drinking ages and everything else lowered. It's just a bad idea. He also wants to make gay marriage the "law of the land". That is simply unconstitutional as marriage must be dealt with at the state and local level. Unless he's planning a constitutional amendment, that would be just as unconstitutional as DOMA. Still, I'm glad he's running as the first openly gay candidate in a major party. It should get some nice attention.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
27 Mar 11
Geez, Taskr ... I agree with you on lowering the age eligibility! I disagree with you that gay marriage or any marriage is unconstitutional ... is "straignt" marriage constitutional? If so, could you provide me with a constitutional article or amendment stating same?
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@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
27 Mar 11
I'm sorry, you misunderstood me. What I meant was that any federal law legislating marriage is unconstitutional because the constitution does not give the federal government power over marriage. That's why DOMA is unconstitutional. Marriage is managed by the states. Any state laws on marriage are 100% constitutional. A state could say that penguins could legally be married to each other and that's just fine because it's a state power. That's why you get a marriage license from the state, not the federal government.