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Corbett: Gay marriage is like marriage of brother and sister
#1
Does this guy not want to get re-elected? Shrug

If he loses, gun owners in PA are fucked.

Quote:Governor Corbett: Gay marriage is like marriage of brother and sister

HARRISBURG, Pa. - October 4, 2013 (WPVI) -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett compared the marriage of same-sex couples to the marriage of a brother and sister during an appearance on a Friday morning TV news show.

The Pennsylvania governor was on WHP-TV in Harrisburg speaking about gay marriage when an anchor asked about a statement his lawyers made in a recent court filing, comparing the marriage of gay couples to the marriage of children because neither can legally marry in the state.

"It was an inappropriate analogy, you know," Corbett said. "I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?"

Corbett, a lawyer, former federal prosecutor and state attorney general, also said he does not think a pending legal challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage belongs in federal court.

"The Supreme Court left it up to the states to determine under their laws as to what is and isn't a marriage," Corbett said. "The federal court shouldn't even be involved in this. But if they say they are, then they're going to make a determination whether the state has the right to determine that a marriage is only between a man and a woman and not between two individuals of the same sex."

Messages left Friday for a Corbett spokesman were not immediately returned.

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Philadelphia Patriot;120643 Wrote:...state has the right to determine that a marriage is only between a man and a woman and not between two individuals of the same sex."

WTF...STATES DON'T HAVE RIGHTS!

Rights are inalienable, and only PEOPLE have them.
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#3
I think he meant to say it's like a marriage between a brother and a brother or a sister and a sister. Tongue
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#4
Gay marriage is here, and here to stay. I firmly believe that people should be able to do what they want. I am a catholic, so I do believe it is a sin, but government and church are 2 different entities for a reason. It was once illegal for interacial marriage to exsist. Could you imagine if states could decide if it should be legal ???
The only thing needed for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing.
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#5
I have heard Governor Corbett speak on a local radio program and he is much more well-spoken than that article made him out to be. The out-of-context bring-down tactics will probably be increasing as we get closer to election day.
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#6
Clearly the 17% of the population is mostly the folks who live in trailers without skirts and the insane confined to infirmaries.

Poll: 17 percent of Pa. voters believe Gov. Tom Corbett is doing a good job

With 16 months left in their first terms as Pennsylvania's governor, Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell earned favorable job-performance ratings from about 55 percent and 40 percent of voters, respectively.

Only 17 percent think Tom Corbett is doing a good job, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College survey.

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local...d-job.html

Oh, before your gay tea party ass tries to rub one out b/c that was a college poll... let's try internal PAGOP polling data from this summer:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post...bad-shape/


A newly leaked Republican poll shows Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett ® faces a steep uphill battle in his quest for reelection, and even many Republicans are unhappy with him.

The Public Opinion Strategies poll, which was obtained by the Philadelphia City Paper and conducted from April 30-May 2, shows Corbett trailing Rep. Alyson Schwartz (D) 46 percent to 34 percent.
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I wish I could see the raw data on the 17% approval rating and the phrasing of the questions. In an age of Republical Governors cutting and balancing budgets, I find it difficult to believe that Corbett is somehow less popular and more controversial than the Governors from states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

According to the poll:

•28 percent believe unemployment and the economy is the state's most important problem.

•23 percent believe schools and school funding is the most important problem.

•51 percent favor the creation of more laws that regulate gun ownership, versus 46 percent opposed to it.

•76 percent say granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unacceptable when current state law bans it.

Every time I read these numbers, they make less sense. What do the other 72% believe the stae's most important problem is?!?! These 4 "percentages" reflect more on the General Assembly than the Governor. The same sex couple comment makes no sense in how it reportedly relates to the Governor. Again, I wish I could see the questions.

Yes, Corbett significantly trimmed down a very chubby budget from Rendell. I assume people see California in such great debt with no worries and want Pennsylvania to folllow suit, while avoiding looking in the direction of Detroit. It was the General Assembly that just recently voted down a bill that would have not made property taxes the primary funding sourse for school districts.

I realize the 17% approval rating could be legitimate, it just appears to be beyond credible given the information presented.
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father-of-three;120709 Wrote:I wish I could see the raw data on the 17% approval rating and the phrasing of the questions. In an age of Republical Governors cutting and balancing budgets, I find it difficult to believe that Corbett is somehow less popular and more controversial than the Governors from states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

According to the poll:

•28 percent believe unemployment and the economy is the state's most important problem.

•23 percent believe schools and school funding is the most important problem.

•51 percent favor the creation of more laws that regulate gun ownership, versus 46 percent opposed to it.

•76 percent say granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unacceptable when current state law bans it.

Every time I read these numbers, they make less sense. What do the other 72% believe the stae's most important problem is?!?! These 4 "percentages" reflect more on the General Assembly than the Governor. The same sex couple comment makes no sense in how it reportedly relates to the Governor. Again, I wish I could see the questions.

Yes, Corbett significantly trimmed down a very chubby budget from Rendell. I assume people see California in such great debt with no worries and want Pennsylvania to folllow suit, while avoiding looking in the direction of Detroit. It was the General Assembly that just recently voted down a bill that would have not made property taxes the primary funding sourse for school districts.

I realize the 17% approval rating could be legitimate, it just appears to be beyond credible given the information presented.

Will you believe it when he's no longer governor? Because dude... he's bombing out big time. He can't keep a staffer for more than a year before they quit.
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ArcticSplash;120710 Wrote:
father-of-three;120709 Wrote:I wish I could see the raw data on the 17% approval rating and the phrasing of the questions. In an age of Republical Governors cutting and balancing budgets, I find it difficult to believe that Corbett is somehow less popular and more controversial than the Governors from states like Wisconsin and Michigan.

According to the poll:

•28 percent believe unemployment and the economy is the state's most important problem.

•23 percent believe schools and school funding is the most important problem.

•51 percent favor the creation of more laws that regulate gun ownership, versus 46 percent opposed to it.

•76 percent say granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unacceptable when current state law bans it.

Every time I read these numbers, they make less sense. What do the other 72% believe the stae's most important problem is?!?! These 4 "percentages" reflect more on the General Assembly than the Governor. The same sex couple comment makes no sense in how it reportedly relates to the Governor. Again, I wish I could see the questions.

Yes, Corbett significantly trimmed down a very chubby budget from Rendell. I assume people see California in such great debt with no worries and want Pennsylvania to folllow suit, while avoiding looking in the direction of Detroit. It was the General Assembly that just recently voted down a bill that would have not made property taxes the primary funding sourse for school districts.

I realize the 17% approval rating could be legitimate, it just appears to be beyond credible given the information presented.

Will you believe it when he's no longer governor? Because dude... he's bombing out big time. He can't keep a staffer for more than a year before they quit.

I am not saying you are wrong with the outcome. I just think that the presented percentage data does not add up. I will gladly review data and a survey that shows how staff turnover is, or is not, hurting the Pennsylvania economy. I'm sure he can be like a blindsided football team that assumes that the "Prevent defense" will win the game for them. it's his job to win, if he chooses to do so.
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#10
Corbett is a moron and anti-gun. He turned tail on us. I don't give a fuck I won't vote for him if I have another alternative that is progun.
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