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Bill Kristol Says GOP Members Will 'Earn Contempt' From Base for Joining 'Pathetic' Rush to Support Gay Equality: AUDIO

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol thinks the decision to get on the marriage equality train by some members of his party will "earn the contempt" of the GOP base and finds interest in what young people think about it "pathetic," Mediaite reports:

KristolNoting that the Republican “establishment” (not including himself, of course) looks like a herd “running to catch up with the trends” because “some polls show [same-sex marriage] is now 58% popular and five years ago it was only 43% popular” (yes, that’s called an upward trend), Kristol lamented how some of the party’s leaders believe it necessary to take on the “fashionable” position of being okay with gay marriage.

“Not only will those earn the contempt of people who believe in defending traditional marriage,” he said, but they won’t even get credit for hopping onto the bandwagon.

“This kind of pathetic attempt to say, ‘Oh, my God! Young people especially are liberal so let’s just rush to cater to them,’ as if they’re going to respect you if you just embrace the views of some 26-year-old who doesn’t know anything honestly.”


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  1. Their base is dying, so who cares? He is the pathetic one, a complete failure on every level of decent humanity.

    Posted by: RMc | Apr 1, 2013 11:42:42 AM

  2. Keep it up, Bill. We appreciate your ongoing effort to hasten the demise of the GOPer community.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Apr 1, 2013 11:47:43 AM

  3. Wouldn't it be wonderful if marriage equality (and civil rights for Gays in general) were to tear the Republican Party apart for the 2014 elections.

    ....the problem is getting Democrats and Independents out to vote.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 1, 2013 11:51:30 AM

  4. Dinosaur says what?

    Posted by: jht | Apr 1, 2013 12:05:25 PM

  5. William Kristol, you have the blood of tens of thousands of Iraqis and American soldiers on your hands. You are responsible for the economic chaos our country has endured the past 9 years because of the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. You're a major, first-class @$$hole and I would personally like to cause serious damage to your arrogant, smug, right-wing face.

    Kristol, sit down and shut up before I come down to D.C. to your cushy Heritage Foundation office and MAKE you sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 1, 2013 12:09:38 PM

  6. And the more these bigoted idiots continue to speak out only hastens the departure of the GOP and Evangelical fanatics. Every time I read or hear one of them promoting their hate I giggle and pump my fist. Republicans have destroyed themselves - the Democrats can be proud.

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 1, 2013 12:12:22 PM

  7. ANd this is one of the reasons why Obama got reelected.
    A complete contempt for anyone that wasn't a rich white male or someone willing to be in lockstop with the Republicians on every issue.

    Posted by: Kevin | Apr 1, 2013 12:14:54 PM

  8. Kristol doesn't even care about America, that traitor has always put Isreal's interests before our own. A vile right wing miscreant that will spend eternity burning in Hell for his evil deeds.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Apr 1, 2013 12:15:01 PM

  9. he's still waiting for the "newfangled fad of interracial coupling and socializing" to blow over.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 1, 2013 12:15:39 PM

  10. Louder, Bill, we can't hear you!! Kill the GOP completely! Yay!!

    Posted by: Geoff | Apr 1, 2013 12:17:41 PM

  11. Bloody Bill" shows contempt for people whom he says "don't know anything"? I would much prefer the opinion of someone who might not know anything to someone who thinks he knows everything but is always wrong. How is that Iraq War victory lap going, Bill?

    Posted by: candideinnc | Apr 1, 2013 12:24:09 PM

  12. i can't believe it, bill kristol has unearthed yet another group that the gop hasn't completely alienated yet - all voters 18-26 of age.

    young voters, please join the stage with racial minorities, glbt, atheists, and non judeo-christian religions. you don't know anything, anyways, so you don't matter to the gop...

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 1, 2013 12:28:27 PM

  13. The interesting thing about Bill Kristol is he has never been right about anything. How he continues to garner attention and earn a paycheck is mind boggling. The man is almost always wrong about almost everything on which he opines. Even a blind pig finds a chestnut on occasion, but Kristol is still blindly foraging about on all fours looking for his.

    Posted by: Bob R | Apr 1, 2013 12:33:44 PM

  14. I think Billy Crystal should do a comedy routine on how this guy stole his name; or he should impersonate him (like he did with Sammy Davis Jr and Fernando Mahvelous Lamas)--he wouldn't have to change his name.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Apr 1, 2013 12:36:01 PM

  15. Bill Kristol has NEVER been right about ANYTHING. Why would he suddenly start being right NOW?

    Posted by: Rich F. | Apr 1, 2013 12:45:26 PM

  16. Bill Kristol is a turd. He's been a turd for a long time, and he stinks to high heaven!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Apr 1, 2013 1:17:24 PM

  17. So a 26 yo doesn't know anything, wow. Some people know that you get wise with age but that's not this guy's case for sure

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 1, 2013 1:39:44 PM

  18. no fool like an old fool.

    Posted by: doug | Apr 1, 2013 1:41:59 PM

  19. Thanks for your comments, Bill. Keep digging!

    Posted by: JJ | Apr 1, 2013 1:52:19 PM

  20. Look up Bill Kristol and PNAC, aka Project For A New America Century. It's educational.

    No matter what you think happened afterward, Kristol recommended war as a way to get the Republican party into power and keep them there.

    He's a sociopath. Like many Republican warhawks it's too easy to send other people to war when you have no skin in the game. It's never their children who fight the wars they actively pursue.

    Posted by: Caliban | Apr 1, 2013 1:56:47 PM

  21. Stay ignorant, Billy!

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 1, 2013 1:57:38 PM

  22. GOP leader to twentysomethings: We don't want your votes. You're just a bunch of idiots. Vote Democrats. Go ahead. We dare you.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Apr 1, 2013 2:01:52 PM

  23. Too funny. The, um, base gets smaller and smaller every day.

    I don't wish death on anyone but at least it's the bigots who are dying off first.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 1, 2013 2:18:05 PM

  24. As much as I loathe Bill Kristol for all of the reasons others have mentioned, I suspect that what he says will come true to a certain extent -- that some members of the GOP base will be alienated by the more established Republican leaders caving in on gay marriage. I don't think the alienated base is going to start voting Democratic; they will just not turn out to vote. The Republicans have screwed themselves in the last 20 years by rallying a base whose hateful values and intolerance are increasingly repugnant to most Americans. I truly hope what Kristol predicts comes true big time.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Apr 1, 2013 2:20:53 PM

  25. You know you are old and completely out of touch when you think a 26-year old is "young" and "doesn't know anything."

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Apr 1, 2013 2:41:19 PM

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