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Rachel Maddow Tackles 'Moderate' GOP: VIDEO


With gay marriage more common and LGBT people more accepted than even just 4-years ago, homophobic politics simply doesn't fly as high as it used to, which means that traditionally anti-gay Republicans now have to shift more toward the center to seem more tolerant.

On her show Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow explored this phenomenon and explains to viewers why they need to examine lawmakers' statements, and actions, with a fine-toothed comb.

On a related note, Maddow last night wondered whether GOP candidates will be too extreme to win in 2012, as many of them, including Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell, were in 2010.

Watch both clips, AFTER THE JUMP

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  1. well, the interesting thing is this - the "moderates" are actually to blame. why? because they do nothing to combat the prejudice and bigotry, and act as if there's nothing they can do.

    there's a lot they can do. starting with growing a spine and a conscience - if you permit this bigotry, you promote it.

    you cant' say "oh, well, i'm republican but i don't hate gay people" and then continue to support candidates and a party that do indeed seek to impose limitations on the freedoms and equality of LGBT Americans then you prove yourself wrong.

    or you show how empty your heart is wherein you have no qualms in selling actual human beings short so you can maintain some "republican identity".

    it's like when coming out, and one family member takes it "worse" than the other - and yet nothing is done to change it. the problem is no longer the "anti-gay" family member - the problem are all the people who are supposedly "fine" with the gay family member, yet don't do a damned thing to call out the prejudice of the remaining bigot.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 17, 2012 11:41:13 AM

  2. Sadly, I'm beginning to see a vote for any Republican anywhere (except for the ones who voted for gay marriage in New York) as a personal attack.

    Posted by: Fritz | May 17, 2012 10:54:34 PM

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