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Times are changing.

And the Republicans refuse to get with the program.

A little while ago, GOP Senator Rob Portman announced he supported gay marriage.  Other GOP'ers started doing so.  And some of the old guard decided to try and stop it.  Newt Gingrich, who never met a cause he could rally around, started urging the party faithful to support gay marriage.  Then Rick Santorum, who has his own problems, started acting as The Voice Of The Conservatives again, saying that gay marriage was a trend and if they didn't resist, it would bite them all in the ass.

The new generation is threatening to usurp control of the party from the old guard.  Mark Rubio and others of his ilk are wagering that they can not only keep around the people who ran off when Mitt Romney went asshole on civil rights, but that more will come in as well, and that those numbers will be enough to put a candidate that won't be humiliated in an election against Hillary or whoever.

However, the old guard doesn't want to let go.  Not only do you have Santorum and Ayn Rand Paul courting the conservative base, but the RNC recently had a meeting, and voted to reaffirm the marriage is between one man and one woman thing (I wonder if this makes them a terrorist group.  An email was sent to Army officers stating that two anti-gay marriage and anti-gay rights groups, the American Family Association and the Family Research Council, were considered domestic hate groups).

Come on, guys.  Join the century of the Pacific.  It's quite nice here.

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