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Paul Ryan Tries To Make Himself Look Reasonable By Supporting Gay Adoption

Why is it when Republicans try to look progressive they always look so retro? Today’s case in point: Rep. Paul Ryan, the self-appointed financial wizard of the GOP and second-place Vice Presidential candidate.

Ryan has now boldly come out in favor of gay adoption–you know, the issue that was a hot topic a decade ago . Ryan voted in 1999 against allowing gay adoption in the District of Columbia, but now he says he’s sorry.

“I’d vote differently these days,” Ryan told a town hall audience in Wisconsin. “I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple … I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that. Period.”

Mighty big of him. Of course, it would have meant a lot more 14 years ago when Ryan could have been ahead of the curve instead of way behind it. And we’re sure that the demographic tsunami about to annihilate the GOP had nothing to do with his change of heart.

The more interesting question is where this leaves Ryan with his church. As a devout Catholic, Ryan has now put himself at odds with the hierarchy, which has followed a scorched-earth policy in opposition of gay adoption.

Just to prove that he’s staying behind the times on the main issue of the day, Ryan reiterated his belief that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” We look forward to him recanting that idea in 2026.

photo by: Gage Skidmore
By:           John Gallagher
On:           May 1, 2013
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  • 21 Comments
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Does this mean you’re okay with blacks using white folks’ water fountains now too, Paul?

      May 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Ryan still reminds me of a severely dehydrated cactus! He has an opinion??!?

      May 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      How nice for him! I hear he also is changing his opinion on allowing women to vote.

      May 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      I’m sure there are plenty of gays he can adopt if he wants to (for a small fee if necessary.

      May 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier
      DuMaurier

      So….children can have gay parents but the parents can’t be married? He’s suddenly in favor of single parenting? No, that can’t be it….is it that children usually do better if their parents are married but only if the parents are straight, but it gets bad for kids to have married parents when the parents are…? Uh…

      I think Ryan’s notion of “traditional family values” is starting a war with itself. He’s sounding like a computer in an old sci-fi TV show that gets fed data it can’t process and explodes.

      May 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      Actually to me, Ryan is just like the mormon church – they’re idiot homophobes but they know public opinion is rapidly changing so they make the MINIMUM effort for PR purposes while still screwing the LGBT community over.
      NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

      May 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Dakotahgeo: FFS now I can’t not see it. This is the Fex-Ex logo all over again.

      Also stunning observation.

      I don’t think a person like Ryan is capable of rational and critical thinking, and being a mormon and politician he is not capable of honest thoughts and reason in any actual sense. He is a failure, and he will die knowing his ineptness has lost his god a truckload of power.

      May 1, 2013 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nature boy
      nature boy

      @DuMaurier ROTFL you are right on!

      May 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChuckGG
      ChuckGG

      I am embarrassed for him. Desperate. Pandering. Trying to spin his past illogical statements in order to stay in the ring.

      Really, it is pathetic. It is time to go, Paul. Just go. Don’t look back. We won’t stare.

      May 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • massprince
      massprince

      ill pretend to be straight if he adopts me.

      May 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Maybe there is hope for him yet. He is not stupid like many tea baggers. He is truly naive. Perhaps he may yet come around to being a balanced adult yet.

      May 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W
      D9W

      Paul Ryan is so 1584. Orwellian before his time.

      May 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manxxxx
      manxxxx

      @Polaro: Polaro, sorry; but I have to disagree. He is at least as stupid as many tea bagger. His stupidity has to be acknowledged or else I feel we’d have to go after him for his stupid-ass-condenscending remarks. He may be sort of cute; but, he is definitely among the stupid.

      May 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      Yeah, still not getting my vote, Ryan.

      May 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      OMG, LMAO! These comments are wonderful–I have nothing to add, you’ve all said it for me! I love you all! (Thanks for the post, JG, this one was fun!)

      May 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      He’s just trying to get more donations from 2faced Prop 8 lawyer Ted Olson who helped Ryan debate prep and has donated to numerous anti-equality Republicans.

      Are Gays 2-Faced Hypocrites Regarding Equality?

      May 2, 2013 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @2eo: He’s not a Mormon. That was Romney.

      May 2, 2013 at 3:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      As odius as his stand on equality is, this is actually good news or at least a baby step in the right direction. Wether you like the Republicans or not, if we’re going to get the changes we want through the Legislative branch, we’re going to at least need some of them to change their minds and start seeing things our way.

      May 2, 2013 at 4:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      @manxxxx: I just don’t get that whole almost too stupid to breath sense from him. I think he lived and lives a spoiled life and has little understanding of how real people have to work to survive. He is out of touch, but not as stupid, and he seems to be able to evolve. Unlikely I will ever vote for him, but I’ll support his evolution.

      May 2, 2013 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rock Star
      Rock Star

      Anything I say about this man will just be a collection of snarky remarks. When I detest someone because of their track record I don’t forget how he and his partner flip flopped all over the place right up to the last minute trying to squeak one out because they knew they were going down in flames, ahh big time.

      May 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      The next time Ryan or Romney publicly says something dumb ( in 5, 4, 3…) cheer yourself up with this

      May 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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