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WATCH: New Marriage Equality Ad Stars Laura Bush, Dick Cheney

The Respect for Marriage Coalition is launching a $1 million ad buy to support same-sex marriage with full page ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and a commercial (above) that features President Barack Obama as well as GOP figures like former First lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Vice President Dick Cheney. (An earlier spot featured Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo)

Clearly, incorporating well-known Republican figures is an attempt to sway GOP voters—but is it a wasted effort? Share your thoughts in the comments section below

h/t: politico

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 20, 2013
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  • 10 Comments
    • rand503
      rand503

      Every little bit helps. IF you are a moderate Republican and on the fence, it helps you to realize that other conservatives are in favor as well.

      Plus, there are lots of conservatives who want to be told what to believe. This will move some of them to our side.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilbready
      Wilbready

      As a gay conservative, this helps to show that we are not homophobes! Who I love and sleep with is nobody’s business!
      Now, maybe we can stop stereotyping all gays as liberals?

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      Why would Mr. Avery think that this would be a “wasted effort”? Because the players aren’t your typical far-far-far-Lefties? It’s no more a “wasted effort” than decrying racism or trying to prevent bullying. “Wasted effort”? Really? I find Queerty’s sense of righteousness to be very vexing.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro
      Taliaferro

      It is to be hoped that this shows true progress in the thinking of these figures. With Colin Powell, I am sure it does. It would be wonderful it Laura Bush has truly evolved. I agree – every bit helps move us forward. I doubt very much if the 72 year old farmer in Wyoming or Kansas will ever change his mind, but we only need a majority of Americans to support marriage equality.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      @Wilbready:
      Say what? You mean to tell us that you’re gay but you’re NOT a gun-hating, Obama-slobbering, anti-military, Wall Street-occupying, Muslim-loving, anti-oil, MSNBC-watching, open-borders, global-warming-is-going-to-kill-us-all-by-2020 liberal hysteric? Then you, sir—like myself—must be a BAD GAY. And, hopefully, proud of your independence from the Gay Brain that seems to run the show.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilbready
      Wilbready

      @BJ McFrisky, welcome to the group! I know there must be more people, like us, who think like we do! I knew I wasn’t alone!

      Feb 20, 2013 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Wilbready: I myself I guess am more of a moderate. I have conservative as well as liberal views. I agree that not everyone is the same. But I do want to warn you that BJ McFrisky is a fake and a homophobe posing as a gay person in an attempt to make his homophobia sound more “legitimate”. I doubt that you would agree with many of his replies to other articles. Just a respectful heads up. :)

      Feb 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      @DarkZephyr:
      Sorry? I’m a “homophobe posing as a gay person”? Where the hell did this happy horseshit come from? What, you want the list of bars I used to frequent? Want descriptions of various guys I’ve dated, or the guy I’m living with? Your paranoia is second only to your rudeness.
      @Wilbready:
      Please ignore Mr. Zephyr. My comments on this site go back for more than a year, and I’ve always been consistent and 100% honest. Because most gay people are hyper-liberal and therefore disagree with me on political issues, they seek to minimize my opinion by accusing me of being a confederate for evil Jesus-lovers or Fox news reporters or some such ridiculousness. You and I are simply rare birds—but thankfully, not extinct.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      And yet they wait til they are out of office to do this..coincidence?

      Feb 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatisthis
      whatisthis

      @BJ McFrisky: I applaud you for showing how incredibly generalizing you are of liberal thinkers. Your statement was the epitome of rational thought.

      Feb 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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