"I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues. The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues. On issues that are very contentious, that involve social mores—I think that allowing different parts of the country to make their decision based on the local mores and culture is a good idea. But when it comes to taxes and benefits, the [federal] government ought to take a neutral position—a way where marriage wouldn’t have an effect, positive or negative, on those things." - Sen. Rand Paul
, speaking to Vocativ
As the above softening emphasizes, Paul has already begun working on his 2016 presidential bid and is pressuring
the Kentucky legislative to repeal a law that forbids candidates from appearing twice on the same ballot. That way he can run for president without surrendering his Senate seat. Even though Paul dominated the presidential straw poll at CPAC earlier this month, the reaction to the above-linked interview is bringing screams of "RINO" over at Breitbart today
. Hate group leader Bryan Fischer has been tweeting about it all day.
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