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Legal Wingnut Mat Staver Says Romney's Reluctance to Blast Gay Marriage Made It Win at the Polls: VIDEO


Mat Staver continues the right-wing delusion that it couldn't possibly be changing American values that helped same-sex marriage measures win in four states this election, Right Wing Watch reports:

Staver said that had Romney campaigned on the issue, his support would have gone up as would support for the anti-marriage efforts before blasting conservative pundits who are now saying the GOP needs to distance itself from the social issues culture war, declaring "I'm fed up with people on Fox News, whether it's Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly; they think they just know everything."


PrincessIn related news, Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner has an excellent piece up on how the state marriage equality campaigns won this time, overcoming the frustrating meme used to great effect by Frank Schubert during Proposition 8 in ads that were re-used this election cycle, featuring a child talking about how she was taught in school that a "prince married a prince" and that she "can marry a princess."

Geidner details how findings in a confidential report from Third Way helped the state campaigns overcome the right's misleading messaging and find a message that would work with voters, the key element being convincing parents that core values are taught at home and not in the school and giving parents the power to make up their own minds on the subject.

Check out Geidner's must-read piece here.

And watch delusional Staver, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. love this man! keep it up! keep telling the GOP to swing hard and court the anti-gay demographic. every voter with a functioning brain has jumped the GOP ship, folks.

    so keep thinking Hate will help you win. yer numbers be dwindlin', yo.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 20, 2012 10:37:45 AM

  2. Let them be. Attacking each other will only maker them disappear faster.

    Posted by: Eddie | Nov 20, 2012 10:38:22 AM

  3. Correction: Sean Hannity & Co DO know everything. It's only when I disagree with them that they are wrong.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 20, 2012 11:31:46 AM

  4. anybody that followed marriage equality in massachusetts knew darn well Romney was virulently opposed and his abortion stance and lack of caring about the environment were also apparent when he tried to call out obama on his clean energy policies. Obama is the best president in my opinion since Abraham Lincoln. I won't say FDR he had the japanese internment camps. I won't say clinton because he through LGBTs under the bus with DOMA and DADT and yeah I could go on but our president the guy I voted for twice now and hoping for a third term if we can change the election laws back to pre roosevelt times is as far as i can tell based on his record the BEST president we've ever had since Abe Lincoln.

    Posted by: Alexander | Nov 20, 2012 11:32:26 AM

  5. Gay marriage passed in 3 states and a constitutional prohibition lost in one yet this wingnut wants to double down?

    Posted by: db | Nov 20, 2012 11:39:27 AM

  6. Well, it's just one more delusion to add to all the others.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 20, 2012 1:19:00 PM

  7. Please, go back to hard-line conservative social issues because that's gonna win you over a majority of the next generation of new young voters. Really, it is.

    Posted by: e.c. | Nov 20, 2012 2:06:58 PM

  8. They are not exactly smart. Everyone with a brain knows that if the Republican party wants to win another elections, they need to go to the center on social issues. Pleasing the far right religious conservatives they are not going to win ever

    Posted by: jjose712 | Nov 20, 2012 2:34:27 PM

  9. Loved the no-longer-confidential report. Perhaps it's because I grew up at a time when "Values Clarification" was hot, but I've long believed that values have to be taught in the home because of the reality of a wide range of beliefs.

    Staver and his ilk are claiming that God let them loose the battle, but will ultimately let them win the war.

    The traditional view of prophecy was that if you screwed up you were done. Too bad these Religious Right pundits don't take that to heart.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 20, 2012 4:15:44 PM

  10. "Gay marriage passed in 3 states and a constitutional prohibition lost in one yet this wingnut wants to double down?"

    Of course he does. Or more specifically, he wants those donations that pay his salary to keep coming in. Otherwise, he'll be filing for unemployment benefits.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 20, 2012 10:22:19 PM

  11. Not sure it was true for Romney. It is likely that Obama's support for marriage equality helped him to win the election.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 21, 2012 1:07:06 AM

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